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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Wild Frontiers Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, High Adventure
Visits: India, Kashmir, Ladakh
$ 3,322
From $ 4,651
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 221 per day
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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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits: Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, San José
$ 2,150
From $ 2,451
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 239 per day
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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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Wild Frontiers Travel
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: Algeria, Algiers, Notre Dame Cathedral
$ 3,685
From $ 4,975
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 409 per day
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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5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Global Basecamps
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Transformative
Visits: Tanzania, Uganda, Arusha, Entebbe, Kibale National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar
From $ 8,978
$ 528 per day
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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5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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Global Basecamps
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays
Visits: Burma (Myanmar), China, Bagan, Kunming, Lake Inle, Lijiang, Mandalay, Rangoon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
From $ 2,590
$ 173 per day
Highlights
  • Visit Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit the Baisha Murals at Baisha Village
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Indein
  • Explore the pristine surroundings of Inle Lake with a kayak to soak in the sound of nature
  • Enjoy Ayeyarwaddy Day Cruise
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4.9 | Excellent | 12 Reviews
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ROW Sea Kayak Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
High Adventure, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: France
From $ 3,490
$ 388 per day
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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4.4 | Great | 8 Reviews
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits: South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Table Mountain
From $ 7,399
$ 673 per day
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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4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
By
National Geographic Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Strenuous
Strenuous Physical Level Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.
Theme:
50 plus
Visits: China, Nepal, Tibet, Lhasa, Mount Everest
From $ 8,715
$ 545 per day
Highlights
  • Admire the extraordinary landscapes of the Himalaya, from towering peaks and hanging glaciers to the lush foothills of Nepal.
  • Venture into the legendary Potala Palace in Lhasa and visit Tibet's holiest and most historic monasteries.
  • Gaze up at the soaring crags of Mount Everest from the storied North Face Base Camp in Tibet.
  • Discover many layers of symbolism and belief at ancient Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal.
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An
From $ 3,985
$ 249 per day
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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4.2 | Great | 5 Reviews
By
Exeter International
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural
Visits: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Amberd Fortress, Narikala Fortress
From $ 1,800
$ 450 per day
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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3.3 | Average | 3 Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits: Sweden
From $ 1,779
$ 356 per day
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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5.0 | Excellent | 3 Reviews
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, High Adventure, Education / Learning
Visits: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zanzibar
From $ 13,980
$ 874 per day
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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4.3 | Great | 9 Reviews
By
Abercrombie & Kent
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits: Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Entebbe, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park
From $ 6,995
$ 777 per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy scenic drives with game viewing opportunities in the varied landscapes of Uganda
  • Embark on a forest trek to view habituated chimpanzees at Kibale National Park
  • Choose your activity in Queen Elizabeth National Park, from game drives to launch trips to forest and crater walks
  • Track the endangered mountain gorilla, an amazing experience offered at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
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4.7 | Excellent | 7 Reviews
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls
From $ 4,295
$ 253 per day
Highlights
  • Travel to South Africa with experienced Trip Leaders and driver-guides
  • Visit Kruger National Park for wildlife viewing
  • Explore the beautiful Victoria Falls
  • Stay in cozy lodges and tents, enjoying campfire by night
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4.3 | Great | 6 Reviews
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Cultural, High Adventure, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, Diocletian's Palace, Dubrovnik, Hvar Island, Korcula Island, Sitka
From $ 4,895
$ 612 per day
Highlights
  • Explore the Dalmatian Coast on foot and by kayak
  • Hike through olive groves and pine forests, and along jagged cliffs with beautiful sea views
  • Learn about Croatia’s fascinating history and culture
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik
  • Enjoy fresh seafood and local cuisine
  • Sea kayak in the Adriatic through the Pakleni archipelago
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3.4 | Average | 26 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Czech Republic, Germany, Berlin, Dresden, Meissen, Potsdam, Prague, Wittenberg
From $ 2,095
$ 161 per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy twelve days River Cruise vacation
  • Insightful and informative port tour
  • Land tours and shipboard programs
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4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
By
National Geographic Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure
Visits: Norway, Sweden
From $ 8,795
$ 977 per day
Highlights
  • Drive your own team of Alaskan huskies on a sledding expedition through the Lapland wilderness.
  • Relax in cozy cabins ideally situated for viewing one of nature’s most dazzling displays: the aurora borealis, or northern lights.
  • Spend time with Sami herders and try your hand at driving a traditional reindeer sled.
  • Stay at the famed Icehotel, with the option of sleeping in one of its sculpted ice rooms.
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4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
By
National Geographic Expeditions
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning
Visits: France, Spain, Basque Country, Santillana del Mar, Vézère Valley
From $ 6,995
$ 700 per day
Highlights
  • Examine the Paleolithic art of two UNESCO World Heritage–listed cave regions: France’s Vézère Valley and the northern coast of Spain.
  • Meet leading archaeologists and anthropologists for talks and private tours of cave sites.
  • Visit Castel-Merle with Isabelle Castanet, whose family has excavated the site for generations.
  • Explore Sarlat, France, and Santillana del Mar, Spain, two of Europe's best-preserved medieval villages.
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3.4 | Average | 26 Reviews
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Antwerp, Bonn, Brussels, Strasbourg, Trier
From $ 3,195
$ 166 per day
Highlights
  • Best way to travel through Europe
  • Discover five different countries
  • Relaxing and rewarding experience
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4.4 | Great | 8 Reviews
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Scuba Diving, High Adventure
Visits: Iceland, Blue Mountains, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Solheimajokull Glacier
From $ 3,399
$ 486 per day
Highlights
  • Hike, snowshoe and take a glacier walk on this active winter exploration of Iceland
  • Discover Iceland's beautiful winter landscapes, sculpted by fire and ice
  • Search the night skies for multicolored displays of the Northern Lights
  • Take a soothing dip in the waters of the geothermally-heated Blue Lagoon
  • Set out in search of Orca and other wildlife on a whale-watching cruise
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