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Costa Rica Adventure tour

Nature & Wildlife, Hiking & Walking

4.9 | Excellent | 97 Reviews
9 Days
$ 239 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, San José
From
$ 2,150

Highlights

  • Visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a complex of suspended bridges and trails through a beautiful rain forest
  • Cherish the moments in river rafting
  • Explore Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Hike through the trails in the Arenal Volcano National Park
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High Road to Kashmir  tour

High Adventure, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays

4.9 | Excellent | 80 Reviews
15 Days
$ 221 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: India, Kashmir, Ladakh
From
$ 3,322

Highlights

  • Visit ancient palaces, forts and monasteries of the Indus Valley.
  • See rural life in the old Silk Road kingdom of Ladakh.
  • Visit the remote Nubra Valley over the world’s highest driveable pass.
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Algerian Colours tour

Cultural

4.9 | Excellent | 80 Reviews
11 Days
$ 409 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Algeria, Algiers, Notre Dame Cathedral
From
$ 3,685

Highlights

  • Explore the traditional Casbah in Algiers
  • Visit the Roman UNESCO heritage sites of Djemila and Tipaza
  • Stroll around Constantine, the picturesque ‘City of Bridges’
  • Explore the Timimoun region in the Sahara desert
  • Journey around the mighty Grand Erg Occidental and marvel at the beautiful oasis town of Taghit
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Compelling Corsica: Kayaking in Corsica, France tour

High Adventure, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

4.9 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
9 Days
$ 388 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: France
From
$ 3,490

Highlights

  • Hike through the Gorge de Spelunca
  • Kayak while stopping to enjoy beaches, snorkeling and swimming along the way
  • Explore a rugged, jagged coastline with cliffs and coves
  • Experience a charming seaside town that includes two small churches from the 1800’s – one built by Catholics and the other by descendants of the Greeks
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South Africa Ultimate Adventure & Safari tour

Safari, High Adventure, Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 7 Reviews
11 Days
$ 673 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Table Mountain
From
$ 7,399

Highlights

  • Hike, kayak, cycle, and explore South Africa's natural and cultural highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-day safari at the famous Sabi Sand Reserve in search of the Big 5
  • Explore the Cape Winelands by bike and taste some of the local vintages
  • Hike Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain and kayak to an African Penguin colony
  • Discover the Drakensburg Mountains, a premier hiking destination
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Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania, & the Spice Island  tour

Safari, Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 12 Reviews
17 Days
$ 528 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Tanzania, Uganda, Arusha, Entebbe, Kibale National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar
From
$ 8,978

Highlights

  • Begin the adventure in the unspoiled forests of Uganda.
  • Witness gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, lions, and hyenas in their natural habitats
  • As you pass through the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward in a unique boat cruise, be amazed to see high concentrations of hippos and other wildlife drinking at water's edge
  • Journey towards Tanzania's famed northern circuit for a safari centered around the legendary Serengeti.
  • Learning about Hadzabe tribe
  • End your adventure with a relaxing yet fascinating stay on historic Zanzibar.
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Unesco Discovery tour

Cultural

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
16 Days
$ 249 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An
From
$ 3,985

Highlights

  • Journey through the beautiful Ninh Binh region with its dramatic limestone karsts.
  • Explore some of the world's largest caves at Phong Nha National Park and camp overnight inside.
  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.
  • Stray off the beaten track and visit one of Vietnam's forgotten minority tribes.
  • Explore the charming streets of Hoi An's UNESCO recognised Old Town or simply relax on one of the many nearby beaches.
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Discovery of the Caucasus tour

Cultural

4.2 | Great | 5 Reviews
4 Days
$ 450 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Amberd Fortress, Narikala Fortress
From
$ 1,800

Highlights

  • Explore Amberd Fortress and take in the spectacular views from the slopes of Mt. Aragats
  • Enjoy a private recital at the Temple of the Sun in Garni
  • Tour Narikala Fortress, which dates back to the Persians of the 4th century
  • Visit Stalin’s hometown of Gori and tour the museum dedicated to him
  • Walk the inner city of Baku, with its bronze age burial chambers and maze of alleys
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Wolf Tracking in Winter tour

Nature & Wildlife

3.3 | Average | 3 Reviews
5 Days
$ 356 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Sweden
From
$ 1,779

Highlights

  • Track Wolves within their territories on snow-shoes or skis!
  • Experience the forest at night & listen for Wolf howls
  • Hear up to 5 species of owl including Ural & Great Grey Owls
  • Hazelhen, Capercaillie, Siberian Jay & 5 species of woodpecker possible
  • Stay at the famous Green Hotel, favoured by Swedish royalty
  • Led by an outstanding tracker & naturalist – Sweden’s answer to Ray Mears
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Voyage to Madagascar tour

High Adventure, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning

5.0 | Excellent | 3 Reviews
16 Days
$ 874 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zanzibar
From
$ 13,980

Highlights

  • Six day tour of Madagascar where you stroll through the white sand beaches of Mauritius
  • In Zanzibar, wander through a labyrinth of serpentine alleyways in Stone Town (a world heritage site)
  • Witness 32 species of reptiles; and over 100 species of birds,
  • Enjoy superb snorkeling at Nosy Hara, a World Wildlife Fund coral marine ecoregion
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