Walking & Hiking Vacations

Wild Western Tanzania Safari
Wildland Adventures

Wild Western Tanzania Safari

For the more intrepid traveler, consider our Western Tanzania Safari which combines stunning wildlife reserves in the more remote regions of Tanzania. Begin at Lamai Serengeti, located in the Northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park where wildebeest can often be seen braving the waters of the Mara River during the migration (July –October). The northern location of this camp ensures seclusion and non-migrating predators are present throughout the year. A short flight from the plains of the Serengeti brings you to Katavi National Park, a large remote wilderness area visited by only 1000 lucky souls each year. Herds of over 1000 buffalo are known to congregate here, and hippos pack the shallow pools, each fighting for territory. You’ll have the opportunity to get your boots on the ground as expert guides navigate the expansive flood plains in search of wildlife. Continue your foray into the African bush in Mahale Mountains National Park, perhaps the best place in the world for chimpanzee trekking. Hike through the forests to spend an hour each day with our closest biological relatives and swim and fish in the crystal waters of Lake Tanganyika, the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world. Our Western Tanzania Safari utilizes the finest quality small camps and bush lodges, each located in prime areas and attended by top notch guides and staff in order to achieve a truly unique and memorable Tanzania safari experience.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Tanzania, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $11,275
  • DURATION: 12 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Wild Western Tanzania Safari

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Italy - Sicily ~ Ragusa, Siracusa & Mt Etna
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Italy - Sicily ~ Ragusa, Siracusa & Mt Etna

Sicily's pathways are timeless from the uplands of Ragusa, the gorge of Cava d'Ispica and the stunning Greek legacy in Siracusa, to Taormina where Roman nobility built their villas.

Walking in sight of the sea almost every day we hike Mount Etna's smoldering flanks, stroll the shore front in Siracusa, once a capital of Classical antiquity, and enjoy spectacular birdlife and coastal walking in the Vendicari Nature Reserve.

And the food!  Try arancino - a meal-in-itself golden rice ball - for lunch, an unbelievable selection of the freshest seafood for dinner, and treat yourself to luscious cannoli at any time!

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Italy, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: May, October
  • 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: Luxury WalkingVacations in Italy - Sicily

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England - Jane Austen Country
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England - Jane Austen Country

 

One of English literature's best-loved authors, Jane Austen, wittily observed preindustrial English society from a sheltered and gentrified family life in Hampshire.

The literary walk of her lifetime takes us to many of her haunts, including Steventon where her father was Rector, and the gentle rolling countryside that forms the backdrop to much of her work. A walk through rich meadows and snug valleys, handsome estates and civilized landscapes intersperses two visits to Chawton, where Jane moved at the age of 33, and a talk and discussion with a Jane Austen expert. These take us on paths she probably used passing timeless cottages she would have known.

The week closes in Winchester, once capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, where Jane is buried in the ancient cathedral.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: United Kingdom, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: July, September, October
  • FROM: $3895
  • 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 Hampshire England, home of Jane Austen

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Serengeti Family Safari
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Serengeti Family Safari

Experience the magnificent wildlife in Tanzania's richest game parks and interact with tribal cultures on this African safari designed for families with teenagers. Discover the incredible wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Tarangire National Parks, and the poignant way of life practiced by hunter-gatherer tribes and the pastoral Maasai. A stalking lion, lumbering herds of elephants, masses of precisely marked zebras, a stealthy leopard lying in a tree, vast vistas, a caldera overflowing with wildlife, bow and arrow hunting with nomadic Bushmen, walking with Maasai warriors, and beading with Maasai women await you. Engaging, enriching, and awe inspiring, this Africa family safari will touch parents and teens alike. Consider extending your Tanzania family vacation so that you may bask in the warm Indian Ocean and savor the rich culture of the exotic Zanzibar Island.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Tanzania, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, July, August, December
  • FROM: $4,895
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel
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Savannahs and Silverbacks: Luxury Safari in the Heart of Africa
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Savannahs and Silverbacks: Luxury Safari in the Heart of Africa

This luxury African safari combines the exploration of some of Tanzania’s most premier wildlife parks and reserves with a gorilla-tracking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. As you travel with our expert guide, overnight in exclusive camps and lodges, offering walking safaris and game drives to lesser-known areas. In the highlands of the Ngorongoro Crater, safari inside the massive caldera amongst lions, elephants and zebras and then hike through lush cloud forests with Maasai guides. In Tarangire National Park, stop off at the Eselelai Women’s Cultural Boma and learn about traditional Maasai lifestyle, culture and handicrafts. From the savannas, an easy flight takes us to Kigali, the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, for two full days spent tracking two distinct families of mountain gorillas. This luxury safari is an African vacation of a lifetime.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Tanzania, Rwanda, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • FROM: $11,895
  • DURATION: 14 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Savannahs and Silverbacks: Luxury Safari in the Heart of Africa

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Inca Magic: The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco
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Inca Magic: The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco

Machu Picchu and More - Visit vibrant and mythical Peru on this cultural holiday to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Peru, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: From $3,450
  • 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: Inca Magic: The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco

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Jordan Explorer
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Jordan Explorer

Explore Jordan from modern Amman to historic Petra and the Biblical waters of the Dead Sea. Following the ancient 'Kings Highway' in the footsteps of Ramses II, the Queen of Sheba, Marcus Anthonius and Cleopatra, the Prophet Mohamed, Jesus, and Lawrence of Arabia, our Jordan adventure traverses the spectrum of time in a land of spectacular natural beauty and cultural heritage. We visit the nature reserves of Dana and Wadi Rum, Jerash, Madaba, and float like a cork in the Dead Sea. The centerpiece of all Jordan, Petra, is yours to explore for two full days with our expert guide. Wander the deep-red sands of Wadi Rum where we take a 4WD excursion into surreal desert landscape with a local Bedouin driver. This is an active adventure for those travelers who wish to get off the beaten track.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Jordan, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $3,085
  • DURATION: 11 days
  • AUDIENCE: For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Jordan Explorer

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Panama Explorer
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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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Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure
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Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure

This highly-active gorilla safari takes you off the beaten track and into Uganda’s lesser traveled areas to hike lush rainforests, track a family of mountain gorillas and embark on wildlife-rich game drives. On this African safari, our experienced Ugandan travel guides take you on foot to the Kibale Forest and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary – learn how chimpanzees communicate and search for some of the 138 species of birds that fly high in the rainforest canopy. On the way to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and a designated World Heritage Site, stop off for a game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you trek through green meadows, savannahs, crater lakes and swamps, look for the resident elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard, hyena, bush hog and more. Accommodations are comfortable, native-style lodges and a highlight is the three-night stay at the Gorilla Forest Camp, a luxury safari tent-style camp located right in the backyard of local primates.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Uganda, AFRICA
  • AVAILABILITY: Contact us for availability
  • FROM: $5,695
  • DURATION: 10 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure

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Heart of Turkey Family Adventure
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Heart of Turkey Family Adventure

This active family vacation to Turkey brings you through countless Roman, Greek and Byzantine ruins, whitewashed towns and local villages and to the turquoise waters where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean. Based from comfortable, family-friendly hotels, your journey starts with a historic tour by foot through Istanbul. Then  continues to Cappadocia to hike in the lovely sandstone valleys and discover the fascinating underground tunnels and churches. Travel south to a home-stay in a village where you can play soccer with the local kids and explore nearby caves.  Spend a few days hiking in the low mountains near the Mediterranean coast, watching the natural eternal flames in Olympos where you can also relax on a lovely beach.  Continue along the beautiful beaches and pine forests of the Lycian Coast to the ruins of Ephesus. During your family Turkey tour, there’s plenty of time for additional activities, including walks, active hikes, snorkeling and scuba excursions, hot air ballooning and cycling adventures, as well as interactions with local cultures through visits to a potter’s workshop and to a restored historic village.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Turkey, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, June, July, August
  • FROM: $4,795
  • DURATION: 15 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Heart of Turkey Family Adventure

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