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Transformative Travel

1,120 trips from 215 tour companies with 16,761 reviews

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India & Nepal tour

Hiking & Walking, 50 plus, Cultural, Religious, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 200 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: India, Nepal, Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Bhaktapur, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Varanasi
From
$ 2,999

Highlights

  • Taj Mahal
  • Delhi Sightseeing
  • Elephant Ride to Amber Fort (Jaipur)
  • Sunrise Boat Ride on the Ganges River
  • Durbar Square (Kathmandu)
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Amazing Thailand tour

Cultural, Religious, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
14 Days
$ 107 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: Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
From
$ 1,499

Highlights

  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Elephant Camp (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
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Magical Ireland tour

50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 200 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: Ireland, United Kingdom, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney National Park
From
$ 2,599

Highlights

  • Merrion Square (Dublin)
  • Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin)
  • Guinness Brewery (Dublin)
  • Castle Ward House & Gardens (Northern Ireland)
  • Titanic Belfast Experience
  • Giant’s Causeway (Antrim)
  • Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
  • Cliffs of Moher (Clare)
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula (Kerry)
  • Blarney’s Castle
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
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Amazing Thailand & Angkor Wat tour

Cultural, Religious, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
17 Days
$ 141 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: Cambodia, Thailand, Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Siem Reap
From
$ 2,399

Highlights

  • Visit Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • See the Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Explore Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Visit Elephant Camp (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Temples of Angkor Wat
  • Tenle Sap Lake Boat Trip (Siem Reap)
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Galapagos Adventure

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 12 Reviews
13 Days
$ 675 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: Ecuador, Galapagos, Quito, Santa Cruz Island
From
$ 8,779

Highlights

  • Exploring a Martian-Like Landscape
  • Discover Some of the Galapagos' Secret Treasures
  • Experience Quito City Walking Tour
  • Explore Quito
  • Mitad del Mundo, you can straddle the equator and feel the affects of being in two hemispheres at the same time
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China Golden Triangle Tour

Family Friendly, Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
9 Days
$ 224 per day
Type: Private Guided
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:
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: China, Beijing, Great Wall of China, Ming tombs, Shanghai, Tiananmen Square, Xian
From
$ 2,012

Highlights

  • Explore Beijing, Xian and Shanghai
  • Visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • Discover Tiananmen Square, where many major historical and celebratory events happened.
  • Visit Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China
  • visit Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Garden
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Pandas & Golden Cities

Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
11 Days
$ 155 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:
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: China, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Xian
From
$ 1,704

Highlights

  • Visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
  • Explore Beijing
  • See the Terracotta Warriors a local family visit
  • Visit Shaanxi History Museum
  • See the Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden
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Splendid China

Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 172 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:
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: China, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Terra Cotta Warriors, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Victoria Peak, Xian
From
$ 1,715

Highlights

  • Explore Shanghai
  • Experience Shaanxi History Museum
  • Exotic local family visit to Terracotta Warriors
  • Discover Xian
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
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Private Guided China Delights

Family Friendly, Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
11 Days
$ 246 per day
Type: Private Guided
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:
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: China, Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Xian
From
$ 2,705

Highlights

  • Visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • Explore Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
  • Visit Temple of Heaven and Badaling Great Wall
  • Visit Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb
  • Visit local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle
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Top Heritage Discovery

Family Friendly, Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 224 per day
Type: Private Guided
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:
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: China, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Xian, Yangshuo
From
$ 2,914

Highlights

  • Explore Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chengdu, Xian and Beijing
  • Visit Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Garden
  • Discover Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • Visit unique Elephant Trunk Hill - a popular sightseeing spot more than 1000 years
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Badaling Great Wall
  • Visit Jinsha Site Museum and Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
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Havasupai 4-day Escape

Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 25 Reviews
4 Days
$ 279 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:
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: United States, Grand Canyon
From
$ 1,115

Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenery and magic of Havasupai and its majestic waterfalls
  • Experience a awesome hikes around Havasupai, some of the most spectacular in the world
  • Enjoy the scenery and magic of Havasupai and its majestic waterfalls
  • Discover Havasupai
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Inca Trail Trek tour

Cultural, Trekking & Expeditions, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
4 Days
$ 259 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:
Extreme

Extreme Physical LevelHigh intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included.

Visits: Peru, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
From
$ 1,037

Highlights

  • Visit the village of Huayllabamba
  • Experience 2-hours hike leads to Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) which overlooks the awesome Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy the climb magnificent views of the mountain ranges.
  • Visit the Runkuraqay and Sayacmarca ruins
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Bryce, Zion, and Escalante Hiking

Family Friendly, Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 25 Reviews
5 Days
$ 285 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:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: United States, Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Zion National Park
From
$ 1,425

Highlights

  • Visit iconic national parks ad hike in Bryce Canyon’s hoodoo-filled rock amphitheaters
  • Visit to Kolob Canyons will give us a taste for the epic formations
  • View the awesome wild land of rock from the rim and hike down into the canyon through a surreal maze of pink hoodoos
  • See the Zion National Park
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Peru – Spirit of the Andes tour

50 plus, Transformative, Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning, National Parks, Volunteering & Community Service

4.3 | Great | 6 Reviews
10 Days
$ 290 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:
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: Peru, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
From
$ 2,895

Highlights

  • Discover remnants of a well-preserved historic civilization
  • Experience a  thriving modern culture and Relish in the beauty of local hand-woven textiles
  • Breath-taking mountain peaks, and artifacts from one the most powerful empires in human history.
  • Meet local artisans, musicians, and grassroots leaders who’ll share their contributions to Andean society
  • Enjoy the magical ancient city of Machu Picchu, as well as other archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley
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Peru by Land and Water tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Overland Journeys, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 318 per day
Type: Private Guided
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:
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: Peru, Cusco, Iquitos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo
From
$ 4,767

Highlights

  • Explore Lima
  • Visit the ruins o Visit the ruins on your own or explore Aguas Calientes
  • Explore the walls, stairways, temples and terraces of Machu Picchu.
  • Visit the colorful Pisac market where you'll be able to trade with locals for a variety of handicrafts
  • Explore the heart of Amazon River on board of the Amatista River boat.
  • Visit the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru's largest national park
  •  Explore Iquitos
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Portugal

Culinary & Wine, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 38 Reviews
10 Days
$ 120 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: Portugal, Lisbon, Porto
From
$ 1,199

Highlights

  • Visit Lisbon with its beautiful landscape including its own version of the Golden Gate bridge, Lisbon offers incredible views, drink & nightlife. We'll spend 3 nights exploring the capital.
  • Explore Porto smaller than, but just as beautiful as Lisbon, Porto is the birthplace of Port wine, and has many sights to explore over your 3 nights there.
  • Discover Lagos known for its beaches and its parties, you'll end your trip in Lagos where you can choose to live it up or kick back and enjoy the Portuguese sunshine.
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Costa Rica – The Sea Turtle Initiative tour

Family Friendly, 50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Birding, Volunteering & Community Service, Transformative

4.3 | Great | 6 Reviews
8 Days
$ 374 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: Costa Rica, Caribbean
From
$ 2,995

Highlights

  • Volunteering with a sea turtle conservation organization
  • Getting up close and personal with howler monkeys, toucans and reptiles
  • Visiting a center that rescues and rehabilitates ocelots and pumas
  • Hiking through lush rainforest with a naturalist guide
  • Live steps from pristine Costa Rican beaches
  • Boating through unspoiled rainforest to view crocodiles and tropical birds
  • Flying through the treetops on a zip line adventure
  • Tubing down a jungle river surrounded by beautiful vegetation
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Active Ecuador Adventure tour

Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 355 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: Ecuador, Quito
From
$ 3,550

Highlights

  • Explore Quito
  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park
  • Visit the Avenue of the Waterfalls and ride the traditional cable car across the Pastaza River
  • Experience great Pastaza River Rafting
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A Galapagos Island Tour tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Transformative

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
11 Days
$ 558 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:
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: Ecuador, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Isla Santiago, Otavalo, Quito
From
$ 6,139

Highlights

  • Discover Quito
  • Explore Galapagos see the fascinating wild Galapagos Tortoises.
  • Visit a memorable Fernandina Island
  • Drive through Rábida Island which is unique because of it's red color rocks and sand
  • Visit beautiful Bartolome Island is situated across Sullivan Bay
  • Explore Guayaquil
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Kenya: Safari & Conservation

Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Transformative

4.3 | Great | 6 Reviews
10 Days
$ 450 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
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:
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: Kenya, Maasai Mara
From
$ 4,495

Highlights

  • Experience the world-renowned wildlife of the Masai Mara
  • Lend a hand on innovative conservation projects protecting lions, rhinos & cheetah
  • Come face-to-face with the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos
  • Venture into a Masai boma and experience traditional village life
  • Learn to identify tracks, dung & other signs of wildlife in the African savannah
  • Relax in a luxury tented camp with a private veranda overlooking the vast Kenyan plains"
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