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Hiking & Walking - Best Tours & Trips 2019

Hiking and walking tours are great both for getting exercise and having time to survey and appreciate the local landscape. From Arizona to Ireland, New Zealand to Italy, hiking and walking tours are among the most popular organized adventure trips -- and you can find one to suit just about every level of ability and budget.

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Hiking & Walking Trip Reviews


4,565
Hiking & Walking Tour Reviews - Summary
99% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 3,292 Great 1,063 Average 159 Disappointing 35 Terrible 16
Value
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
4.7

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absolutely amazing December 2018

5.0

Walking in Portugal

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our holiday was absolutely amazing….it is not often that a whole holiday goes by without any problems or delays. This was due to the fantastic organization of Eco Trilha and team. The guides (Christiane and Pedro) were amazing! They help us visit other cities in Portugal. Chris gave us more information about Coimbra, Aveiro, and Lisbon. Thanks again from all of us. Read more

Operator Eco Trilha

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Tortuguero was amazing and worth December 2018

5.0

Highlights of Costa Rica

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Tortuguero was amazing and worth the long trip to get there.. We enjoyed the atmosphere at Mawamba Lodge.. The trips by small boat into the national park allowed us to see three kinds of monkeys and lots of reptiles and birds in their natural habitat. Dennis was a knowledgeable guide. Si Como No at Manuel Antonio was a wonderful hotel with excellent rooms, staff and food Read more

Operator Alexander + Roberts

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Caminos del inka hasta machupichu October 2018

5.0

Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Realize el trekk de caminos del inka hasta machupichu de 4 dias y 3 noche con mi padre. La.agencia inka rainbow organizo todo. Gracias a su excelente organizacion todo salio como planeado. Recomiendo la agencia al 100%. Read more

Operator Inka Rainbow

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Do thorough research before you decide October 2018

4.0

Costa Rica Coast to Coast

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
As a first time visitor, the holiday was a good introduction opportunity. But
I’d have to be careful who to recommend it.
Tortuguero NP. The most specutacular part of the holiday.


Our main leader was a superb leader. His warm caring personality really
helped the team get on. His expert knowledge of birds was also very
impressive.


This holiday felt like a geography trip, which is fine as long as you have a
realistic expectation. There was one walk which was so unpopular we thought
why we were doing this walk. Generally I am glad I could see things I
wouldn’t have if I’d chosen places myself.


In Hacienda hotel we had a broken shower in our room. Reported twice no
action was taken. Bad management. The sandwich lunch at the same hotel was
also terrible. Huge but bland. I don’t think anyone liked it. One thing I
realised is that Costa Rica is so expensive you can buy only so much for
£3500!


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Overall a very good walk and travel through Costa Rica's diverse countryside October 2018

4.0

Costa Rica Coast to Coast

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
The choice of places to visit on this trip was excellent and showed off the
variety of climatic conditions, scenery, flora & fauna, and people that Costa
Rica has to offer. The two knowledgeable guides informed us about Costa
Rica's past history and right up to modern conditions found here.
No one moment. Just walking and travelling through Costa Rica's diverse
countryside.


We had two guides, Katia & Carlos. Both of whom were excellent with their
people skills as well as there job as guides.


This trip consists of walking up to 10 miles in 30 deg.C heat. Make sure you
are fit enough to do this and you will enjoy the trip.
You can get hot sun then rain, so lots of sun screen and a lightweight
waterproof jacket.


Advice to Exodus - You use United Airlines. They are not a very good airline
for long haul flights. The transfer in Houston through US immigration &
security is tedious. On the return journey the flight out of San Jose was
delayed by 1 1/2 hrs, which only left 1/2 hr for me to rush through US
procedures. I just made the connecting flight but my luggage didn't, causing
me some worry at Heath Row. My luggage was eventually delivered to my home 3
days later.


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Operator Exodus Travels

Hiking & Walking Tours and Travel Guide


Hiking & Walking Attractions & Landmarks Guide

A hiking tour is one of the most rewarding ways to see a country, both in the physical accomplishment and the fabulous views. Hiking brings you close to the earth, as you wind through natural habitats, feeling the weather and smelling the air. And many options now exist to satisfy even the most cautious traveler.

Choosing a Route

It's important to make sure you look at the tour's activity level before picking the trip. If you're already physically fit and are looking for a challenge, feel free to go for a trip with a "hard" physical level! While no hike is going to be 100% comfortable (this isn't sailing through the British Virgin Islands on a luxurious cruise ship!) it is possible to find less intense outings. And not all hikes are up and down. For example, Mt. Cook in New Zealand is a mainly flat hike, though long. A good option for those worried about elevation or wanting to avoid a strenuous hike. If that still sounds like little too much, consider starting out with a walking tour, or having a look at the easy hiking/walking trips that we at Stride have conveniently marked.

What to Pack

The most important thing to have before you start packing is a sturdy backpack that you have tested out before the trip. Walk around with it at home and make sure it sits properly on your shoulders and back. Next, make sure you have a mix of long and short sleeve shirts, as well as shorts and pants. Depending on how long your trip is, a few of each should be enough. You don't want too heavy of a pack that weighs you down. Sunscreen and a collapsible water bottle will be something you can use everyday as well.

How to Dress

The most important things to consider when dressing are the activity level, the weather where you're going, and the time of year you're going there. The hike might start off early in the morning when it's cold, but dress in layers so you can easily peel them off as the day goes on and you warm up. A good waterproof coat will be essential as well. It can easily fold up in your backpack, but will save you from soaking through your clothes should a downpour happen.

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