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WHEN YOUR JOB IS ANYTHING But ORDINARY, YOUR DOWNTIME SHOULD BE TOO.

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Quasar's Evolution ship master suite
Nile safari lodge with Hornbill Treks and Safaris
Great migration safari with Hornbill Treks and Safaris

Pictures provided by Quasar and Hornbill.

Header: Quasar's Grace yacht in the Galapagos.

Left to right: Bartolome overlook, Quasar's Evolution (master suite), Nile safari lodge with Hornbill, African great migration expedition with Hornbill. 

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TRAVEL PERKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Travel explorations to the Galapagos Islands and African treks and safaris
Travel credit cards and perks for physicians
Discounts on flights for doctors
Travel must haves for physicians

OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPLORATIONS


Explore the Galapagos Islands with Quasar Expeditions
 

Snorkel Swimming
Panga Rides Dolphin

 

Enjoy an all-inclusive Safari-Style Yacht Adventure™ in the exotic Galapagos Islands with Travel+Leisure’s #1 Intimate Ocean Cruise Line in the world. With 37 years of experience on the Islands, our partners at Quasar Expeditions offers a variety of expeditionary cruise options designed to cater to various interests and comfort levels in this ecological paradise. They differentiate themselves by providing intimate, small-group experiences aboard their boutique yachts, the Evolution and the Grace, ensuring great attention to detail, personalized service, fine dining and unrivaled expeditions that focus on close-up encounters with the archipelago's endemic species. Together with the Islands’ most professional and expert naturalist guides, guests who choose Quasar will immerse themselves in the region’s biodiversity and enjoy the most comprehensive itineraries in the islands that encompass activities like walks & hikes, snorkeling, kayaking and zodiac rides. Their commitment to sustainability also shines, as they actively work with the local communities and participate in preservation efforts to protect the Galapagos' unique ecosystem for future generations.

Use our affiliate link and make sure to mention code PHYSICIANSIDEGIGS when speaking to your travel specialist for some amazing perks for our members, including a discount off published rates and free roundtrip airfare between Ecuador and the Galapagos or a free hotel night prior to your excursion. Full perks, terms, and conditions will be covered with your travel specialist. Affiliate links support the group at no cost to you, so we hope they're win-win-win!  We also hope that you meet other members on your trip, or even organize these trips together (they offer private sailings, which our members also get perks on!)!

Itinerary Highlights Include:

* Please confirm with Quasar that these are the most recent itineraries available

Walking, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and panga rides for:

8 Days

  • Santa Cruz - Floreana- Hood - San Cristobal - Santa Fe - South Plazas - North Seymour - Bartolomé - Chinese Hat islands

  • Santa Cruz - Genovesa - Santiago - Isabela - Fernandina islands

  • Baltra - Isabela - Fernandina - Bartholome - Santiago - Santa Cruz - Rabida - Hood - San Cristobal islands

  • San Cristobal - South Plazas - Santa Cruz - Santiago - Genovesa - North Seymour - Santa Fe - Floreana islands

15 Days

  • Santa Cruz - Floreana - Hood - San Cristobal -  Santa Fe - South Plazas - North Seymour - Bartolomé, Chinese Hat - Bachas Beach - Genovesa - Santiago - Isabela - Fernandina islands

  • Baltra - Isabela - Fernandina - Bartholome - Santiago - Santa Cruz - Rabida - Hood - San Cristobal - South Plazas - Genovesa - North Seymour - Floreana islands


Explore the African Continent with Hornbill Treks & Safaris
 

African hot air balloon safari
Canaopy walkway

 

Hornbill Treks & Safaris specializes in tailor-made luxury safaris across the African continent.  Traveler favorites include gorilla & chimpanzee trekking in Uganda & Rwanda, wildebeest migration & wildlife safaris in Kenya & Tanzania, island excursions on Zanzibar, and big five wildlife safaris & cultural explorations in South Africa and the Victoria Falls region.


Founded by Ugandan & American husband-and-wife duo Andrew and Elizabeth Wegoye, Hornbill Treks & Safaris is family-owned and managed, offering unforgettable experiences in Africa curated to meet your travel wishes.


Responsible travel is at the heart of what they do, and they strive for true eco-tourism: trips to the African wild that help elevate the lives of local communities and strengthen wildlife conservation efforts.  Every safari gives back through their longstanding community & conservation projects.

Use our affiliate link and make sure to mention code PHYSICIANSIDEGIGS when inquiring for exclusive benefits & discounts, including a discount off published rates. Full perks, terms, and conditions will be covered with your travel specialist. Affiliate links support the group at no cost to you, so we hope they're win-win-win!  We also hope that you meet other members on your trip, or even organize these trips together.

SAFARIS INCLUDE:

Please confirm with Hornbill that these are the most recent options available. Whether you're traveling solo, with family, or with friends or colleagues, all itineraries can be customized or tailor-made from scratch to meet your needs:

 

  • 9-Day Chimps, Gorillas, and Wildlife safari of Uganda: Chimp trekking - Gorilla Trekking - Game drives in Uganda

  • 8-Day Primates of Rwanda: Exploring Kigali - Chimps & Gorillas in Volcanoes NP and Nyungwe Forest

  • 10-day Best of Kenya Safari: Game drives & cultural experiences across Samburu National Reserve - Masai Mara - Amboseli National Reserve - Nairobi

  • 10-Day Tanzania from Savannah to Shore: Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara, and Serengeti - Exploring & relaxing on Zanzibar

  • 10-Day Iconic South Africa Safari: Game drives in Great Kruger National Park - Exploring Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

  • 12-Day Gorillas & Great Migration Safari: Gorilla trekking in Uganda - Game drives for the Wildebeest Migration in Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

  • 13-Day Highlights of East Africa & Victoria Falls: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda - Game drives and Culture in Masai Mara - Exploring Victoria Falls

OTHER EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:

  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking

  • Game Drives

  • Wildebeest Migration

  • Hiking & Mountain Trekking

  • Cultural Experiences 

  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris

  • Victoria Falls

  • Culinary & Winelands Tours 

  • Bush walks & dinners

  • Medical Missions & Physician-Led Retreats

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TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS


Travel Credit Cards
 

 

For the frequent travelers, our partner CardRatings lists the best travel credit cards that offer rewards such as frequent flyer miles, discounts on hotels, or redeemable rewards points to keep you traveling. 


No Foreign Transaction Fees
 

 

If you travel frequently overseas, check out our partner CardRatings' list of best no foreign transaction fee credit cards.


Airline Credit Cards
 

 

For the jetsetters, our partner CardRatings lists the best airline and miles credit cards that offer rewards you can transfer to your airline rewards programs. 

DISCOUNTS ON FLIGHTS FOR DOCTORS


Going

(formerly Scott's

Cheap Flights)
 

 

Going allows you to track airfare from your departure airport of choice and then alerts you when there are deals on airfare to over 900 different airports around the world, so you can get the best pricing for a weekend getaway or visit back home to see family and friends.

 Use our affiliate link and special discount code PSG25 for 25% off subscriptions!

TRAVEL MUST HAVES FOR PHYSICIANS

LUGGAGE MUST HAVES

Air Tags

(affiliate link)

 

We recommend these to help protect against lost baggage during your travels.

 

Packing Cubes

(affiliate link)

 

There's are a game changer in keeping bags organized. They allow us to fit a lot more and avoid so much hassle in packing/repacking.

MEMBER FAVORITES FOR TRAVEL

Cable Organizer Bag

(affiliate link)

 

This compact travel bag securely holds and separates your charging bases and cables, phone, earbuds... all the necessities to stay connected whether you're on planes, trains, or automobiles.

 

Combo Wireless Charger & Stand

(affiliate link)

 

Our members love this wireless charger that is compatible with most of the popular phone brands (iPhone, Samsung, Google, LG, etc.) as well as other Apple accessories (AirPods and Apple Watch). With a built-in stand, it's great for charging and entertaining while on long travel legs.

OVERSEAS TRAVEL EASE

Type C Power Adapter

(affiliate link)

 

The different types of plugs when traveling can be overwhelming. Type C is common in countries such as Italy, France, and Spain. We like these plug adapters when traveling.

Universal Power Adapter

(affiliate link)

 

If you travel overseas a lot, this universal power adapter is a must-have to keep in your suitcase, ready to explore the world. It adapts to Type A, Type B, Type C, Type E/F, Type G, Type I - the entire alphabet soup!

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