The Cregor Advantage

When making decisions regarding who to use for your dream vacation, you want to be sure you select the best company to meet your unique needs and desires.  After you determine your destination, this choice of companies may be your most important decision.  There are typically several companies who can “do the job.”  But you want and deserve more.

You are looking for more than a few days or weeks of great adventure.  You are looking for an experience that will provide you with Memories for a Lifetime.

We invite you to look at Cregor Adventures – since 2002, we have helped hundreds of guests find their perfect itineraries, guides, and authentic and unique accommodations.

What should you look for in a travel company?

  • Knowledge of destinations/itineraries
    Far too many companies offer numerous destinations and itineraries – to places that they themselves have never been to but have only read about.  You deserve better – you deserve a company that offers first-hand knowledge and “value added.”Cregor Adventures has personally traveled to each of our destinations – often several times.  And, we regularly attend annual international travel seminars to continue to stay up-to-date on our destinations.  We have established personal relationships with the owners/land operators. This knowledge allows us to recommend special, out of the ordinary, authentic experiences, whether they be that unique Galapagos yacht or villa, boutique accommodations overlooking a spectacular volcano or the perfect way for you to see polar bears in Canada or Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda.
  • Ability to offer specials unavailable to general public
    You may feel that the advice and recommendations of a travel company are too expensive.  While that may be true with some ordinary larger companies, it is far from the truth for the top quality niche travel providers. Because of our connections, Cregor Adventures is offered preferential treatment from our partners and can pass these discounts and “add-ons,” which are unavailable to the general public, to you.  These come in the form of trip price discounts, free accommodation upgrades, free meals, gift certificates, etc.
  • No invisible charges
    Booking through Cregor Adventures will not cost you extra. We do not charge fees for our services and expertise. In fact, we can often save you money through our relationships with our partners throughout the world.
  • Unbiased opinions
    We offer you a variety of options for any one destination, based on YOUR needs and desires. By booking directly with some tour operators, you’ll have only one choice – theirs.
  • Only “good” surprises
    Travel is an adventure full of many great surprises that Mother Nature provides, and that is the way it should be  – your first encounter with fresh water pink dolphins or mountain gorillas, the early morning view of Machu Picchu, the thunder of a calving iceberg in Antarctica. Our job is to keep the surprises great – not frustrating.  After your flight and process through customs, you will not be left alone to find your way to your hotel (or even worse to figure out where your luggage is).  Rather, you will be greeted with a smiling, professional guide to comfortably take you to your hotel.  And, you will not find that your hotel room’s reservations has been “lost” or that the ship’s cabin that you selected was also promised to another guest.  We do all the background, invisible work so that all your surprises are good ones.
  • The “Right” tour size for you
    You may prefer a private, custom itinerary.  Or, you may prefer to travel with a group of like-minded people.  Whatever the case, the way your travel is organized can make a big difference to your satisfaction. For those preferring a custom tour, we can accommodate almost all requests, from a private guide/driver for a couple or family, to chartering a private yacht in the Galapagos for a group from 10-49 people.  Whether you want a guide who is a general Naturalist or one specializing in photography, birding, mammals, diving, or mountain climbing we have relationships with all of them and can find the perfect personality to fit your own particular interests. If you like being part of a group, Cregor Adventures will make you feel like a member of a Family.  Our groups are small, allowing each person to receive the personal attention so important with an adventure.  We will help you find the perfect group that has the same interests you have.
  • One Stop Full Service
    You will need to look no further than Cregor Adventures for all aspects of your trip.  Our goal is to listen to your desires for your trip and then to make suggestions/recommendations for your particular customized itinerary and budget. We offer you service seven days a week – we always have guests traveling so we are available to answer questions even on weekends and often on evenings. We have a full service air travel agency which can assist you with flights anywhere in the world. Our guides are waiting for you when you arrive at your destination and are there to bid you a final farewell when you depart. And because no one plans on experiencing any unforeseen changes in their travel plans (but they can happen), Cregor Adventures is pleased to offer Travel Guard Insurance, one of the very best in the travel industry.  Whether you need to cancel your trip because of a family member’s illness or work related reason, trip insurance can come to your rescue.
  • Pre-Departure Information.
    We offer complete pre-departure packets, which include:
    -information to make your trip even more comfortable and enjoyable
    -reading lists and the ease of ordering directly through Cregor Adventures
  • Continuing Education
    Cregor Adventures personally travels to most of our destinations every several years. This gives us an opportunity to sail on new boats, stay at new hotels, and experience new itineraries. We regularly attend annual international travel seminars to continue to stay up-to-date on our destinations and to meet with our international partners. We continue to improve our knowledge of our destinations by completing continuing education courses. We currently hold “Specialist” certificates sponsored from the following countries:
    •  Peru          •  Ecuador              •  Chile          •  Costa Rica          •  Alaska “UnCruise” Specialist
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A “Good Neighbor” Company

During our first trip to the Amazon, we learned about “symbiotic” relationships.  These occur when two or more different organisms or different species have a prolonged association with each other that typically benefits each member.

For example, the Brazil nut is an important source of food for the agouti.  The agouti bites open the tough outer shell and eats the nuts inside.  Sometimes it buries some of the seeds for later use, and forgets where they all are, so some will have the chance to germinate.  Without the gnawing of the agouti, the Brazil nut would be unable to germinate through its extremely hard shell.

We believe that travelers to natural environments should adopt this same type of “symbiotic” relationship with their destinations.  The wildlife and local culture offer us an insight into nature and into ourselves that we could not experience without them.  And, without the interest and financial benefits that we bring to them, they could not exist in their natural state.  If we work together, both entities benefit.

In order for us to ensure that we help to improve both the wildlife and indigenous populations, Cregor Adventures is proud to have created a tax exempt foundation, “Kids Across the Mountain,” which allows us to give back to wildlife and to the different areas and cultures that we visit.  There are no administrative charges so that all monies go directly to help where it is most needed.  For more information please contact us at frank@cregoradventures.com

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Quote from our guests

Dear Peggy,
Well what can I say?  We are now home and I must say we are all suffering from a severe dose of post holiday blues, especially the boys who started school yesterday.

It goes without saying that we had the most amazing holiday and we are in your debt for putting it all together for us.  Without your help we would have had so much less of a trip and we are all very grateful to you for making it so special.

The highlight was undoubtedly the Galapagos (thank you for the wine which we thoroughly enjoyed) and I am so glad you persuaded us to go.  Oswaldo, our guide, is a very special person and I just wish there were more men like him in the world.  The hotels were outstanding and I do think Peru and Ecuador must be one of the best kept secrets as far as international tourism is concerned.  Let’s hope that it stays that way, especially the islands. I would not admit it to anyone else but the Queen Mary 2 trip home was a disappointment after all that came before.

Thank you once again, I will happily give you a call if you would like more feedback.

Best wishes,

B. Howard United Kingdom

 

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A Letter From Peggy

The genesis of Cregor Adventures began one Winter night in 1994. My husband had just finished reading an article about the burning of the rainforest in Brazil and announced to me that our Family had to visit and learn about the Amazon’s precious natural history before it was lost forever. This was the beginning of our understanding and appreciation of the fact that “eco-tourism” is one of the most effective methods to preserve our exotic and exciting wildlife.

Perhaps like you, travel was not new to either of us who had visited every state in the country, nearly every National Park in the US and many in Canada, not to mention Europe and parts of South America.

Since then, we have added the Amazon, Galapagos Islands, Peru, Baja, Costa Rica, Churchill, Rwanda/Uganda, Tanzania, Antarctica, Chile and Argentina – marveling at the beauty, grandeur and mystery of the wildlife and vegetation. And, we are grateful that we were able to share these experiences with our son and both Mothers. Cregor Adventures specializes in small groups and completely customized trips, featuring top quality, experienced and friendly guides. peggyWe have visited and know all our destinations well, and we have developed close relationships with the best, most experienced land operators to offer you experiences that few other people even dream of. Please see the different wonderful and exciting destinations that we offer. We would be honored to help you select the perfect itinerary and to assist you in all of your travel preparations so that your next trip is truly a “Trip of a Lifetime.”

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IGTOA

Cregor Adventures is a member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, a nonprofit collection of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that are dedicated to the complete and lasting protection of the Galapagos. Our mission is to preserve the Galapagos Islands as a unique and priceless world heritage that will provide enjoyment, education, adventure and inspiration to present and future generations of travelers.

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Cregor Adventures is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, a global membership and thriving community of more than 800 responsible, profitable adventure travel companies, destinations and media outlets that transform customers and businesses alike into advocates for sustainability and justice worldwide.

TIES

Cregor Adventures is a proud member of The International Ecotourism Society, the world’s oldest and largest ecotourism association. TIES is a non-profit association committed to promoting responsible tourism practices that benefit conservation and communities. Representing the voices of stakeholders from all corners of the world, TIES' global network supports and is supported by members from 124 countries, who are leading the vital efforts to make travel and tourism more sustainable.

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