Travel Calendar

Here is a great calendar for planning your trip at just the right time!

JANUARY

  • Tanzania: Peak migration in southern Serengeti
  • Galapagos: Green sea turtles begin egg laying

FEBRUARY

  • Tanzania: Sauti za Busara Swahili Music and Cultural Festival in Zanzibar
  • Peru: Inca Trail closed for cleanup
  • Peru: Carnaval (Festival)
  • Ecuador: Carnaval (Festival)

MARCH

  • Bhutan: Paro Tshechu (Festival)
  • Tibet: Butter Lamp Festival
  • Peru: Inca Trail permits sell out for July and August

APRIL

  • Tanzania: Low season discounts
  • Peru: Semanta Santa (Holy Week) Celebrations
  • Galapagos: Massive arrival of waved albatrosses to EspaƱola Island with amazing courtship, green sea turtles begin to hatch

MAY

  • Tibet/Nepal: Peak season for Everest Base Camp

JUNE

  • Peru: Inti Raymi Festival
  • Tibet: Saka Dawa Festival
  • Elbrus: Climbing season begins (June-September)
  • Ecuador: Cotopaxi summer climbing season begins (June-August)

JULY

  • Tanzania: Peak migration in western Serengeti
  • Ecuador: Founding of Guayaquil Celebration
  • Galapagos: Whales and dolphins can be seen

AUGUST

  • Peru: Santa Rosa de Lima Celebration

SEPTEMBER

  • Tibet: Shoton (Yogurt) Festival
  • Ecuador: Fiesta del Yamor and Colla Raymi

OCTOBER

  • Kenya: Peak migration in Masai Mara
  • Bhutan: Thimphu Tshechu (Festival)

NOVEMBER

  • Aconcagua: Climbing season begins (November-February)
  • Bhutan: Black-necked cranes arrival and festival
  • Ecuador: Cotopaxi winter climbing season begins (November-February)

DECEMBER

  • Peru: Chocolatada Festival in Cusco (hot chocolate and gifts to city needy and rural villagers)
  • Ecuador: Founding of Quito Celebration
  • Galapagos: Giant tortoises begin to hatch
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