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Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. - Paul Theroux

Who are Third Rock adventure seekers?

  • You like traveling with a small group of fun-loving, flexible people who share the desire to experience the real culture of a country. 

  • You enjoy a mix of people from different backgrounds. (All ages, Individuals & couples welcome - we’re happy to try to find you a roommate.)

  • You lean more towards independent travel yet prefer not to travel alone. At the same time, you detest large stuffy tour groups. You can't stand being pinned with a name tag and group t-shirt - won't happen on our small group tours! (8-16 travelers)

  • You crave local culture and aren't afraid to venture off the beaten path if a good opportunity arises. 

  • You're a student of the World and have a never-ending curiosity about new places.

  • You need flexibility to do your own activities and want a blend of included activities and free time.

  • You enjoy life and like to have fun!

  • You want to travel with an experienced guide who is also fun and knows the ropes.

  • We are a boutique touring company designed to guide and help our clients explore new countries and new cultures worldwide.

About your tour leader, Bruce Cook

Bruce is a chronic entrepreneur and seasoned adventure traveler who has planned and led tours worldwide for over 15 years. He has led tours to incredible places in such far-flung corners of the world as Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), and Turkey (expanded list here). Regular tour stops include South East Asia, Central America, and South America. He has substantial and practical “real world” knowledge and is exceptionally trustworthy. When he is not hopping around the world as an independent adventure traveler, Bruce runs a bed and breakfast in Austin, Texas called Lake Travis Tree Lodge. He is also an accomplished business professional who provides business consulting services and strategic advice to small businesses (click here to learn more). He graduated from the University of Texas and is a licensed CPA. Find out more about Bruce at BruceAlanCook.com.

Bruce’s mission statement: Exploring New Places & Realms.

He is passionate about guiding and helping others explore new places and realms.