Walking & Hiking Vacations

Italy - Lakes Como, Maggiore, Lugano & Orta
The Wayfarers

Italy - Lakes Como, Maggiore, Lugano & Orta

 

The spectacular Italian lake district, long-time favorite haunt of the rich and famous, is our home for this seven-day trip.

Walking alpine peaks and mountain trails, lakeside paths and flower-filled meadows, we discover a world beyond the society glamour, one filled with dainty plants, elegant Renaissance villas, marble cathedrals and vintage railways. We take a cruise across Lake Orta, explore the famous Borromean Islands, and visit the terracotta statues of St Francis at Sacro Monte.

At Lugano we travel by private boat and cog railway to Monte Generoso, where we eat lunch in a rustic mountain hut before descending to Lake Como.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, 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 the Italian Lakes Region

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England - Pentillie Castle
The Wayfarers

England - Pentillie Castle

Live like a Lord and join us for six sumptuous nights at Pentillie, reserved exclusively for The Wayfarers. The elegantly restored Pentillie Castle (built 1698) on the banks of the Tamar River, which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall, provides a springboard for visiting the pick of the best features in both counties.

The week encompasses a tour of historic Plymouth (Pilgrim Fathers, Spanish Armada), coastal walking, wild walking on atmospheric Dartmoor (home of the Hound of the Baskervilles) and a visit to a former home of Sir Francis Drake. Gentler coastal estates include Tudor Cotehele with its own quay and stewpond, Mount Edgcumbe with its Grade I Cornish gardens, and Antony which was used recently as the filmset for "Alice in Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp.

There are options every day - to walk in the mornings only and return to Pentillie after lunch to relax in its calming splendor, fascinating visits or more walking each afternoon. It's a week of walking a la carte!

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: England, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: September, October
  • FROM: $3995.00
  • 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: Luxury Walking Vacations - South West England

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Great Sites of Egypt Cruise
Wildland Adventures

Great Sites of Egypt Cruise

The colossal pyramids, temples and tombs of ancient Egypt  are the highlights of this adventure vacation in Egypt.  Our Great Sites of Egypt cruise begins in Cairo with two days of touring with a private Egyptologist guide, visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.  A five day luxury Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan brings us to ancient monuments, tombs and temples along the fertile Nile Valley.  All cabins onboard the boat feature picture windows through which to observe the passing life of the river, looking much as it always has.  We have an option of an excursion to Abu Simbel, whose Great Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari were recreated in their entirety when the Aswan Dam’s construction flooded what is now Lake Nassar.  Throughout the itinerary, we are accompanied by our own Egyptologist guide, insuring you depart Egypt filled with the stories and memories of a grand and timeless people.  

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Egypt, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $1,695
  • DURATION: 9 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
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Great Sites of Egypt Land
Wildland Adventures

Great Sites of Egypt Land

On this fascinating Egypt adventure, delve into the secrets of an ancient land with our knowledgeable Egyptologist guides and journey through Phaoronic temples, lost cities, and royal tombs.  As you travel across this mysterious region, discover Egypts highlights as well as lesser known gems.  After a visit to the 4500-year-old Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, stop off at the Ramses Wissa Wassef School of Art, a philanthropic organization offering prodigy children in rural areas free education and board.  After exploring royal tombs in Luxor (including that of King Tut), travel by boat to a Nubian village to dine with a local family.  A visit to Khana el-Khalili, Cairo’s main bazaar and Africa’s largest market introduces you to the bustle of daily life in modern Cairo.  Explore the narrow alleyways lined with silks, spices, silver and food and craft merchants.  As you travel on this ancient Egypt adventure, your overnight accommodations include comfortable hotels and resorts representative of the region. 
 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Egypt, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $1,795
  • DURATION: 9 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
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Legacy of Discovery
Un-Cruise Adventures

Legacy of Discovery

Living history, natural wonders, and locks and dams highlight this 7-night Columbia river cruise

Roundtrip Portland, Oregon

7 nights / 8 days

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit the stunning Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and towering Multnomah Falls
  • Transit eight locks and tour the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
  • Ride a speed boat into Hells Canyon and hear the storied past of the Nez Perce
  • Step into early American pioneer history with included tours at Fort Clatsop and Fort Walla Walla
  • Discover Victorian Astoria and the fascinating Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Tour enchanting Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
  • Enjoy a private tasting at a Washington winery
  • Retrace history following the epic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Daily narrative led by guest experts, historians, and onboard Heritage guides
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Oregon, Washington, USA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • FROM: $3,195
  • 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: Legacy of Discovery

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Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure
Wildland Adventures

Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure

Pura Vida! Traverse the mist-enshrouded Talamanca Mountains to discover the isolated lowland rainforests and white sand Caribbean beaches of Costa Rica that are the indigenous territory of Bribri and Cabecar Indians and Afro-Caribbean residents. Want to get off the beaten path? This trip goes deep inside a region of Costa Rica where traditional life prevails and we can interact meaningfully with local and indigenous people who are mostly isolated in reservations where tourists don't venture. This active Wildland Adventure is ideal for families and all travelers who enjoy hiking, easy kayaking and paddling dugout canoes, snorkeling, horseback riding, zip-lining through the rainforest, optional rappelling down waterfalls and looking for giant leatherback sea turtles nesting on the beach at night. Our expert naturalist guides seek out wildlife and introduce us to local families as their guests. We support local ecotourism initiatives as we learn how to make organic chocolate, help with a reforestation project and visit the Casa de Mujeres an organized womens group designed to preserve their culture and help send their children to school by sharing their talents cooking, making crafts, using medicinal plants, growing spices and weaving their thatch roofs. We also learn to dance Salsa and Calypso! This is a Costa Rica vacation unlike any other!

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Costa Rica, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • FROM: $2995
  • DURATION: 9 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: Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure

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Ethiopia: Land of Legend
Wildland Adventures

Ethiopia: Land of Legend

Travel to Ethiopia, a land of legends and one the world's most fascinating destinations. Our adventure begins in Addis Ababa and traverses the northern historic route visiting Lake Tana, Gondar, Lalibela and Axum, featuring several UNESCO world heritage sites. In this fabled land where legend and history are deeply entwined, hike among the villages to sacred island monasteries of Lake Tana. Explore the Castles of Gandor where you enjoy a private coffee ceremony. Based from an ecolodge in the Simien Mountains, hike on the roof of Africa in the continent’s highest range and deepest gorges where you will encounter wildlife found nowhere else in the world. At dawn, wander through the ethereal subterranean churches of Lalibela glowing in the early morning light. Experience the towering stelae of Axum, coming as close to the legendary arc of the covenant as possible. Equipped with the best vehicles and escorted by expert guides you are immersed in the ancient history, cultures, natural habitats and spiritually of this captivating country and its people.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Ethiopia, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: August, September, October, November, December
  • FROM: $3,165
  • DURATION: 12 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Ethiopia: Land of Legend

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Costa Rica Family Vacation
Wildland Adventures

Costa Rica Family Vacation

Explore Costa Rica on this easy-going and engaging tropical family adventure. Designed for families with children of all ages you'll see monkeys, toucans, sloths and other amazing rainforest wildlife hiking on jungle trails and from on hanging bridges and zip-lines high up in the forest canopy. Discover nocturnal wildlife on a nighttime jungle walk, swim under waterfalls and soak in hot springs. We journey through the rainforests around Arenal Volcano and explore the mystical cloud forests of the Los Angeles Nature Reserve. Enjoy time relaxing at the beach and sea kayaking off the white-sand shores of Manuel Antonio. Along the way we are hosted by "Tico" families for memorable meals in their home, visit local farms, and your expert naturalist guide will introduce you to rural everyday life in Costa Rica.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, White Water Rafting - Rafting Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Costa Rica, Costa Rica, CENTRAL AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $2995
  • DURATION: 8 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Costa Rica Family Vacation

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India Royal Rajasthan
Wildland Adventures

India Royal Rajasthan

Our Royal Rajasthan India tour exemplifies the splendor of the Rajput and Moghul age, and contemporary life in urban and rural Rajasthan. We explore the bazaars, historic forts and palaces, and narrow city streets of Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, and in the Blue City of Jodphur we are also guests in a local home for lunch. We stay in majestic forts in the desert to gain insights of daily life among Bishnoi and other rural Rajasthani communities walking, by jeep or optional horseback. Our royal India adventure begins with the Moghul architectural masterpieces of the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. This richly historic route is full of lore and splendor, punctuated by photographic attractions, and a diverse range of natural and cultural experiences and sojourns in this “Land of Kings.” Our choice of beautifully restored historic boutique accommodations also contributes to the grandeur of this unforgettable India travel experience.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: India, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, November
  • FROM: $4,795
  • DURATION: 12 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, Vacations for Couples & Partners
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Amalfi Stroll
Ciclismo Classico

Amalfi Stroll

Hike the peaceful, ocean view paths of an area known for its coastal towns, fishing inlets, sandy beach resorts and aromatic citrus groves. Days filled with wonder and beauty conclude deliciously with evening feasts that abound in savory southern Italian cuisine, famous for its richness of flavor and natural ingredients.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: April, May, September, October
  • FROM: $3,495
  • DURATION: 6 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: Amalfi Stroll

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