Walking & Hiking Vacations

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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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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Nepal: The Manaslu Circuit
Myths & Mountains

Nepal: The Manaslu Circuit

 The Manaslu Circuit is one of the most beautiful, challenging and diverse treks offered today in Nepal. The path is a cultural exposé of Nepal and its different ethnic and religious groups – Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung, Buddhist and others. Additionally, you get a vivid sense of the terrain in this tiny country, hiking from the tropical areas around Aarughat Bazaar at 1,870 feet all the way up to the glacial moraines of Larkya La at 17,175 feet a difference of 15,305 feet! This is not a trek for the faint of heart, but a spectacular experience for the adventurous in good physical condition.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Nepal, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: March, November
  • FROM: $4,295.00
  • 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
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Rivers & Rainforest: Into the Wild Heart of the Amazon
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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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USA - The Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion
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USA - The Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion

 

The sheer immensity of the canyons and the vistas of mountains, forests, cliffs and lakes are awe-inspiring. Here, the West has always been Wild - famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and Billy the Kid once rode the range.

Carved by eons of wind, water and geological upheaval, the rocks, spires and pinnacles of Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyons cast a spell of magical light, brilliant color and deep shadows.

We catch the dawn sunrise in Bryce Canyon; hike up to Watchman Trail to admire the expanse of Zion Canyon and lunch at the old Western movie town of Kanab.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: United States, Utah, Arizona, NORTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: June, September
  • FROM: $2,895
  • 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 - Grand Canyon

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The Waterfalls and Glaciers of Iguazu Falls and Patagonia
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The Waterfalls and Glaciers of Iguazu Falls and Patagonia

 This wet and wild itinerary features Argentina’s most stunning natural highlights – Iguazu Falls and El Calafate National Park, the jewel of Patagonia.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations
  • WHERE: Argentina, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: All year
  • FROM: $2695
  • 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: The Waterfalls and Glaciers of Iguazu Falls and Patagonia

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Torres Del Paine Base Camp Trek
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Torres Del Paine Base Camp Trek

Hike your way into the heart of wild Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, one of the most spectacular trekking areas in the world. Your route features several days of extensive hiking from five to fifteen miles per day, penetrating into the heart of the photogenic Paine Massif with an experienced naturalist trekking guide. You hike among spectacular mountain peaks on trails that pass turquoise lakes, waterfalls, and rolling pampas rich with wildlife, to high base camps and lookouts with spectacular views of sheer rock walls, calving glaciers and soaring condors. Your accommodations are private, double tented domes at the EcoCamp and rustic, shared bunk-style mountain refugios – at both you enjoy hearty, delicious Patagonian cuisine and plenty of new friends to hike with!

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations
  • WHERE: Chile, SOUTH AMERICA
  • AVAILABILITY: January, February, March, April, October, November, December
  • FROM: $2,600
  • DURATION: 9 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!, Vacations for Couples & Partners
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Torres Del Paine Base Camp Trek

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Central Bhutan Walking Adventure
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Central Bhutan Walking Adventure

Bhutan is the last Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom and the teachings of this school of Buddhism are intrinsic to the daily life of its people.  Here the spinning of prayer wheels, the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamps in the houses are still important features of the everyday life. The architecture in Bhutan is unique and charming with several old Dzongs (temples) built without a single nail.  Approach the country actively by biking in villages, walking up to pilgrimage sites in the hills and along trails in search of bird life in the Gangtey Valley. View the stunning Himalayan scenery from high passes decorated with prayer flags.  Explore the less-touristic Haa Valley where you have the option to stay in a family farm-house. This adventure can be modified to include mountain-biking.

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Bhutan, ASIA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, August
  • FROM: $2,250
  • DURATION: 9 days
  • AUDIENCE: Solo Adventure Travel and Singles Vacations, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Central Bhutan Walking Adventure

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Escorted Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades
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Escorted Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades

Join this special Family Adventure led by Greece Program Director, Laura Finkelstein, and her son, Benjamin (age 11).  Greece is a haven for families – here you can climb to hill-top ancient temples and pretend you are Zeus or Athena, hike through beautiful river caverns, kick around a soccer ball with other children in the white-washed island streets, and swim in the warm August waters of the Aegean Sea. We will explore many amazing ancient sites such as the Parthenon and Delphi.  Our first stop, the Peloponnese peninsula, is home to Olympia and many archeological wonders of Greece as well as lovely rivers and stone-paved mountain villages. The lovely Cyclade Islands are famous for their picturesque houses and crystal waters. Here we can snorkel off the beaches, meet shepherds and farmers while walking on local paths, and traipse under rows of stone lions at Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. We hope you can come along with us to Greece for the opportunity to see historic temples up close, taste the delicious cuisine and enjoy the warmth of the Greek families we will meet everywhere. 

  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration
  • WHERE: Greece, Guatemala, EUROPE
  • AVAILABILITY: August
  • FROM: $4,695
  • DURATION: 14 days
  • AUDIENCE: Family Vacations & Adventure Travel, For Groups: Adventure Travel With the Experts!
  • MEMBER'S WEBSITE: Escorted Family Adventure in the Peloponnese & Cyclades

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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Three exclusive days in Glacier Bay—UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve
  • View stunning glaciers throughout Glacier Bay National Park
  • Enjoy Park Ranger interpretation and discover the Bartlett Cove Visitor Center
  • South Marble Island sea lion haulout and spectacular birding
  • Icy Strait whale watching and wildlife viewing in Peril Strait
  • Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast
  • Explore via kayak, paddle board, and skiff
  • ACTIVITY: Walking & Hiking Vacations, Eco-Travel & Cultural Exploration, Wildlife, Safaris and Photography Vacations, Multisport Trips - Active Adventure Vacations, Adventure Cruises
  • WHERE: Alaska, USA
  • AVAILABILITY: May, June, July, August
  • FROM: $1,895
  • 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: Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

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