Walking & Hiking Vacations

Rivers & Rainforest: Into the Wild Heart of the Amazon
Myths & Mountains

Rivers & Rainforest: Into the Wild Heart of the Amazon

A captivating jungle adventure!

Discover the intricate beauty and wonders of the Amazon rain forest at Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Center in the Tambopata-Cadamo Wildlife Reserve. The Tambopata River includes an astonishing diversity of wildlife…more than 500 bird and 1,000 butterfly species have been identified. The lodge has an extensive trail system and an impressive canopy tower for bird watching!

This 7-day overview of the Amazon includes 2 nights in Lima, 2 nights at Refugio Amazonas, and 3 nights at the Tambopata Research Center. Price includes internal flights.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $2,450.00
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Rivers and Rainforest

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Baja's Bounty! Whale Sharks, Whales & Mobulas
Un-Cruise Adventures

Baja's Bounty! Whale Sharks, Whales & Mobulas

7-night island-hopping Mexico adventure cruise

Roundtrip San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur

7 nights / 8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Watch for whales, mobula rays, dolphins, and birds
  • Gray whale watching at Bahía Magdalena or snorkeling among gentle whale sharks in Bahía de La Paz
  • Enjoy a desert burro ride with local rancheros into the arroyos of Baja
  • Hike along red-rock cliffs and among myriad cactus for a bird’s-eye view of the bay
  • Snorkel with playful sea lion pups and amid thousands of colorful reef fish
  • Walking tour in the mission-town of Loreto
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff exploration in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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: January, February, March, November, December
  • FROM: $2,995
  • 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: Baja's Bounty! Whale Sharks, Whales & Mobulas

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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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Sacred Lands of the Inca: Cusco to Machu Picchu
Wildland Adventures

Sacred Lands of the Inca: Cusco to Machu Picchu

Discover the best of Peru as you travel to the high Andes and the magnificent ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the most important archaeological monument in South America.  Accompanied by guides specialized in archaeology, history and Andean culture, visit monumental Inca stone temples, and the fascinating towns and Quechua Indian markets of Cusco and the Urubamba Valley. Guides take you hiking to remote villages in the highlands outside the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you learn about weaving, farming and daily life. A portion of trip proceeds support a nearby community center restored by Wildland Adventures where native students can go to study after school. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $2,500
  • DURATION: 7 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Sacred Lands of the Inca: Cusco to Machu Picchu

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Turquoise Coast Odyssey
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Turquoise Coast Odyssey

This relaxed Turquoise Coast tour to Turkey brings you the best of this vibrant country: go on a walking tour through historic Istanbul and explore the Sultanahmet District; hike among fairy chimneys, underground cities and hidden churches of Cappadocia; and voyage along the Mediterranean coast to ancient sites, small white-washed resort towns and rural villages where traditional life prevails. On this Turkey trek, you get insight into the people of this region, both past and present: journey to Batik Hamam, the site of sunken Roman baths where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra were said to have spent time and experience a traditional lunch in the home of a friendly Turkish family. Your overnight accommodations include a restored Ottoman home set in the heart of a small village and a boutique cave hotel, all run by friendly locals and featuring delicious regional cuisine. With our Turkish guide traveling by your side, you have plenty of free time on this itinerary to swim, snorkel and kayak in crystalline blue waters and take day hikes to ancient sites that are only accessible by footpaths from the sea.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Turkey, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, September, October
  • FROM: $4,850
  • DURATION: 13 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Turquoise Coast Odyssey

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Italy - Cinque Terre and the Riviera
The Wayfarers

Italy - Cinque Terre and the Riviera

The ancient trade routes of the Roman Empire are our territory for this unique Walk through the World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre or Five Lands.  Setting off from the medieval village of Portovenere, we trek cliff-top footpaths overlooking the Mediterranean and picturesque harbor towns of the Italian Riviera.

Passing through olive groves, pungent pine forests and quiet mountain pastures, we discover the towering cliffs of the Portofino National Park, a 1,200 year-old monastery and a giant vineyard amphitheatre at Volastra.

Enjoy a taste of the high-life at Portofino as we explore the prettily-painted old harbor and admire the yachts.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: May, 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 Italy's Cinque Terre Region

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Panama Explorer
Wildland Adventures

Panama Explorer

Geared towards the exploration of Panama’s ecological and cultural diversity, this easy going 10-day small-group tour is great for adults as well as private groups of four or more. Along with our master naturalist guide, you discover Panama’s wild side when hiking the World Heritage Site of La Amistad, a place where the flora and fauna of North and South America mix, and when paddling a kayak on a Panama Canal tour (look up for howler and spider monkeys!). And when it comes to getting to know local culture, there are plenty of opportunities on this itinerary to discover and meet the people of Panama: explore the local industries of orchids, sugar and coffee by visiting farms and having lunch with the farm operators; visit the independent San Blas Islands and the Kuna people, and tour Panama City to experience a contrasting metropolis from World Heritage Sites and rainforests to a busy downtown district full of modern skyscrapers.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Panama, Panama, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $2995
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Panama Explorer

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Tribal People of Myanmar
Myths & Mountains

Tribal People of Myanmar

 Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia - twice as large as Vietnam and approximately the size of Great Britain and France combined. Within the borders are as many as 135 nationalities each with their own languages and dialects. Travel on this trip to hill tribe villages that are not part of the typical tourist route - Mindat, Kentung, Kalaw. Spend time in villages and markets with the locals and enjoy their engaging simplicity. At the same time, you will not miss out on classic Myanmar, visiting Bagan, Mandalay and Inle as well.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Myanmar, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February
  • FROM: $7,795
  • DURATION: 19 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: Tribal People of Myanmar

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Wild New Zealand Adventure
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Wild New Zealand Adventure

Discover the best of New Zealand’s wildlands and cultural heritage. We actively explore the wild beaches, bays, and mountains on both sides of the dramatic Alps of the South Island to the beautiful Kauri forests, beaches and clear waters of the Bay of Islands on the North Island. Led by local expert Kiwi guides, you journey through a spectacular range of landscapes, wildlife habitats, towns and villages, and Maori cultural lands in national parks and World Heritage Sites that provided much of the Middle Earth setting for the Tolkien trilogy movies Lord of the Rings.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: New Zealand, OCEANIA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
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  • DURATION: 22 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 New Zealand Adventure

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Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
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Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

This active Peru adventure designed for active families and travelers of all ages, ventures high into the Andes to a remote and spectacular Inca trail to Machu Picchu. Our day hike on one of the most beautiful protected remnants of Inca trail leads to the recently discovered complex of Llactapata. Our expert Wildland guide takes us bushwhacking with machete in-hand to uncover hidden ruins, just like Hiram Bingham and other expedition leaders who searched for lost Inca cities. We gain a deep understanding of life in the Andes by visiting indigenous Quechua families in their home. Side-by-side, we work in their fields and participate in ancient ceremonies like a “pago-a-la-tierra” (payment to the Earth), reminding us of our common roots to the Apus (mountain spirits) and Pachamama (Mother Earth). Discover colorful market towns in the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we learn about sustainable agriculture though traditional methods of farming, Andean weaving and pottery making, visit an alpaca and llama farm, and sample traditional Andean cuisine. On this Peru family adventure we climb a rock wall in the Sacred Valley and fly back down on a long zip line, mountain bike downhill from a high pass to our camp in the jungle and hike among ancient Inca ruins and terraced farmlands. At Lake Titicaca, we spend one night in a local village on Taquile Island where we kayak, meet with weavers and share stories before finally returning to the capital city of Lima to explore the historic colonial districts by bicycle. 

  • ACTIVITY: Biking & Cycling Vacations, Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • FROM: $4,275
  • DURATION: 12 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: Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

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