Walking & Hiking Vacations

Classic China: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai
Myths & Mountains

Classic China: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai

 China's trains are a door to the culture and scenery of this fascinatingly diverse country. This journey is an opportunity to experience the historical legacy of China's great cities and towns.

Beginning in Beijing with the Forbidden City and Great Wall, you travel northeast to Pingyao, the best preserved of all of the walled cities, and Xian, famous for its terra cotta soldiers and Tang Dynasty relics. Leaving Xian, you will head to the rice fields of Longshen, the Li River and surrounding villages. Your journey ends in Shanghai, perhaps the most cosmopolitan of China's cities.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: China, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, October
  • FROM: $5,995.00
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Classic China: Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai

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Ireland - The Ring of Kerry
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Ireland - The Ring of Kerry

The mystical Ring of Kerry, with its emerald hills and clear blue waters, provides us with an insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland.

Meeting in the town of Killarney, we discover a land of forests and lakes, of Franciscan abbeys and Druidic stone circles. We visit the Torc waterfalls and examine Celtic writings on an ancient Ogham stone, before sampling the famous Irish craic in a traditional lakeside inn.

Highlights of our trip include traditional Irish music and folklore, and meeting a local farmer on the hills above Caragh Lake who explains the traditional methods for cutting turf.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Ireland, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: June, September
  • FROM: $3,995
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Walking Vacations in Ireland's Ring of Kerry

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Italy - Classic Tuscany - Birthplace of the Renaissance
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Italy - Classic Tuscany - Birthplace of the Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance sprang from the rich landscape of Tuscany its green and golden hills, groves of cypress and olive trees, brilliant light and exquisite, ancient cities. The Etruscans first settled here their life loving, creative spirit remains. Michelangelo, da Vinci, Bottecellii painted here, Dante and Petrarch wrote and Machiavelli and the Medici schemed. Siena's architectural gems, the Duomo, Palazzo Pubblico and the Campo, where the annual Palio is run, all gleam under the Tuscan sun. From this rich earth and cloudless sky, comes the acclaimed cuisine of Tuscany. Feast on olive oil, Tuscan beans, vegetables, pork, fish, stuffed pasta, crostini, risotto, succulent beef and wild boar. Hearty, honest subtlety seasoned with rosemary, fennel and thyme and handmade local cheeses. The food, like the country is a revelation.
 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, September
  • FROM: $3,995
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Walking tours and vacations in Tuscany

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In the Wake of Magellan: Patagonia by Land & Sea
Wildland Adventures

In the Wake of Magellan: Patagonia by Land & Sea

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Patagonia by land and sea. Arriving in Santiago, Chile and departing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, our circumnavigation of Patagonia combines a 5-day voyage with overland explorations led by naturalist guides in Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego and Los Glaciares National Parks.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Argentina, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, March, April, October, November, December
  • FROM: $7395
  • DURATION: 14 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: In the Wake of Magellan: Patagonia by Land & Sea

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Cousteau's Aquarium of the World
Un-Cruise Adventures

Cousteau's Aquarium of the World

Adventure Highlights:
  • Expedition cruising and water play in the marine life-rich waters explored by Jacques Cousteau
  • Skiff exploration and snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo National Park’s living coral reef
  • Snorkel among gentle whale sharks and with playful sea lion pups
  • Hike Cousteau’s Isla Cerralvo, along red rock cliffs, and to the lost Mission of Dolores
  • Included walking tour in the mission-town of Loreto and leisure time in centuries-old La Paz
  • Enjoy a desert burro ride, evening bonfire ashore, and time with a local family
  • The convenience of flying in and out of Los Cabos International Airport
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Mexico, NORTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: April, May, June, November, December
  • FROM: $2,695
  • DURATION: 8 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Cousteau's Aquarium of the World

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Amdo and the Shaman Festival
Myths & Mountains

Amdo and the Shaman Festival

 As you watch, drumbeats reverberate in the air, men are piercing their cheeks or backs, ritual dances are being performed by men in strange dress. Here, in far off Amdo, you are witness not just to one town's shamanic festival, but those of three different villages - Mayba, Skkyi, and Lhanggya.

Yet there is more on this trip - the biggest stupa in Amdo; huge monasteries with wonderful artwork, carving, sculpture and applique; prayers and salt tea with the monks; not to mention breathtaking scenery. This is truly a trip to another world.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Tibet, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: July
  • FROM: $5,395.00
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Amdo and the Shaman Festival

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Wild Botswana Safari
Wildland Adventures

Wild Botswana Safari

This active African camping safari takes you through the wilds of Botswana, from the stunning animal-rich national parks and private wildlife reserves to thundering Victoria Falls.  Expert guides will lead you from the world renowned Okavango Delta-the vast system of interlocking water and reed-filled channels that are filled from headwaters in the Angolan highlands and drain into the Kalahari Desert-to walking, riding, and canoeing through the rugged woodlands of Chobe National Park and along the Savuti Channel. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters: cruise the Chobe River, passing elephants and antelopes that drink from the shore; take a nature walk through the Khwai Concession, one of the most diverse areas in northern Botswana with buffalo, leopards and crocodiles; and fully experience the water-filled paradise of the remote Moremi Game Reserve by traveling by mokoro (a type of Botswana canoe) and by camping out on vegetated islands amongst the area’s many diverse birds, like the Pels fishing-owl. Each departure is guaranteed for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 travelers, camping in specially outfitted 9x9 tents ideally situated in private wildlife concessions allowing you an in-depth and close connection with Botswana’s treasured wilderness ecosystem. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Botswana, Zambia, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • FROM: $6,044
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Wild Botswana Safari

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Bedouin Trek To Petra
Wildland Adventures

Bedouin Trek To Petra

Trek to the hidden ‘Rose-Red City’ of Petra along ancient footpaths through spectacular desert, wadis (canyons), and jagged mountain terrain with nomadic Bedouins whose Nabatean descendants once controlled trade along these routes between the Far East and Africa. This five-day trek starts at Dana Village with a hike to the serene Feynan Ecolodge in the Dana Nature Reserve, finally concluding with arrival to the impressive Monastery via the back door of Petra—a route few travelers ever see, and one that enables Wildland Adventurers to explore this spectacular site almost exclusive of other tourists. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Jordan, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, September, October
  • FROM: $4,995
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Bedouin Trek to Petra

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Famed Passages of Discovery
Un-Cruise Adventures

Famed Passages of Discovery

Adventure Highlights:

  • Cruise through Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages
  • View glaciers and float among the ice-rich waters of Tracy Arm
  • Wildlife and whale watching in Frederick Sound
  • Up-close exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Transit the winding Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal
  • Kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing amidst glacial landscapes
  • Discover Tlingit culture in Ketchikan and at Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Tribal House
  • Visit The Whale Museum in quaint Friday Harbor
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Alaska, USA
  • AVAILABILITY: August, September
  • FROM: $2,995
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Famed Passages of Discovery

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Safari in Kenya and Tanzania
Wildland Adventures

Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

This relaxed safari in Kenya and Tanzania tours you through East Africa’s most impressive wildlife reserves and to regions teeming with elephant, hippo, giraffe, buffalo, flamingos and more. Our expert local guides take you on a stunning journey through Tarangire National Park and the reserves of Maasai Mara and Samburu: look for the lazy Manyara lion resting high in the branches of an Acacia tortillis tree; descend into the World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater, the gathering place of the endangered Black rhino, strong gnu, lanky zebra and predatory hyena; and visit the Olduvai Gorge, a place of high archaeological importance and sometimes called the Cradle of Mankind. Perfect for families or honeymooners, accommodations on this luxury African safari include wilderness camps that boast comfortable safari lodges, delicious home cooked cuisine and refreshing swimming pools.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Tanzania, Kenya, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, July, August, September, October, November
  • FROM: $5,535
  • DURATION: 12 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

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