Sea lions at Gardner Bay, Española Island, Galapagos
Our trips are renowned for showing you the very best of each destination, with expert Trip Leaders to guide the way, excellent accommodations to ensure your every comfort, and the camaraderie of a small group of congenial, like-minded adventurers.
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A Trip for Every Level of Interest and Activity
Wilderness Travel has been creating dream journeys for over 30 years. Our trips, and our company, have been recognized with the top awards in the business, and we look forward to sharing our expertise with you. There are many ways to travel with us, all featuring the exceptional quality that has made us a leader in adventure travel. Come, find your adventure with us!
With over 150 journeys worldwide, our Small Group Adventures offer an incredible range of experiences with trips for every interest and ability. Expert leadership, small groups—no more than 16—and fascinating itineraries that range from indulgent to challenging, these trips are the heart of our adventure travel world.
Choose your own dates, and your own group! This exciting collection of trips offer Wilderness Travel’s legendary trip planning, great accommodations, and wonderful leaders—all at an excellent value. Perfect for families, groups of friends, or just the two of you, with itineraries throughout the world.
These dream trips explore the farthest reaches of the globe and its deepest cultural treasures. Designed for seasoned travelers and adventurous souls, WT Expeditions include new exploratories, one-time-only departures, expeditions to remote realms, and unique cultural adventures with our legendary Trip Leaders.
Imagine discussing wildlife conservation issues with world-renowned experts in African game reserves, joining the world’s top Egyptologists for special access to the treasures of the Pharaohs, or watching an eclipse in an impossibly remote corner of the world with top astronomers—these are just a few of the unique experiences offered by Wilderness Travel Special Events, our annual symposiums with guest experts in combination with specially themed journeys. It’s a unique way of getting an expert’s view, and you can only find it with Wilderness Travel. Past guests have included Jane Goodall, Sir Edmund Hillary, Mary Leakey, wildlife biologist George Schaller, mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Conrad Anker, and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl. See what we’ve got coming up this year!
Our boat-based adventures span the globe and offer a magical way to experience the world. Journeys include expedition cruises to Antarctica, traditional sailboats on the Nile, snorkeling expeditions to the world’s great reefs, exploration by yacht on Turkey’s coast and the Galapagos Islands, and experiencing Alaska’s Inside Passage and Glacier Bay by historic small vessel.
A Wilderness Travel trip is a wonderful way for families to share an active learning adventure. All of our Private Journeys itineraries are perfect for families, with 36 extraordinary trips around the globe, offering your choice of dates for your own private group. Many of our Small Group Adventures can also be made into a family trip; call or email us to see how this is done.
Take your photography to the next level—in some of the most beautiful locations in the world! With a professional Travel Photographer sharing their insights and tips along the way, these trips offer an incredible learning experience for every level of photographer, and non-photographer travel companions are absolutely welcome.
In our repertoire of journeys we have many special adventures that are offered only every few years. If you see a repertory trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to go—as it may not be back for awhile! If you see a repertory trip that is of interest to you but does not have assigned dates, contact us to receive early notification of the trip dates. These special trips fill very quickly once the dates and prices are finalized. Descriptions of the trips are available below, but please note that there can be slight changes to the itinerary for future departures.