On this lodge-based journey with your own private guide, hike to tiny villages and mountainside temples, meet red-robed monks, explore colorful markets, and discover a unique Shangri La kingdom in the Himalayas.
In Southwest China, discover exquisite Guizhou Province, a hidden realm of ancient Ming, Old Han, and Miao villages and misty valleys dotted with spirit shrines. Enjoy village-to-village hikes and rare cultural opportunities.
Enjoy a private journey to elegant colonial Antigua, the mountain village of Chichicastenango, with its famous open-air market, stunning volcano-ringed Lake Atitlan, and Tikal, greatest of all Mayan sites.
Join your private guide to explore the magnificent Roman ruins at Jerash, the ethereal desert canyon of Wadi Rum, haunt of T. E. Lawrence, and the extraordinary lost city of Petra, a World Heritage Site.
Soaring Himalayan Views, Exquisite Hill Village trek
Enjoy lodge-based trekking under the gaze of the mighty Annapurnas and hike from one beautiful village to another with your own private guide. The charming lodges offers private rooms and amazing views.
Lodge-to-Lodge Trek in the Heart of the Annapurna Himal
Enjoy a private 10-day trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a mountain-ringed amphitheater in the heart of the Annapurnas and one of the most spectacular places on earth. Overnights are in lodges in picturesque villages.
Lodge-Based Trek Among the Highest Mountains in the World
With your private guide, enjoy a 9-day trek through the Everest region and overnights in cozy Sherpa lodges with your own private room. The thriving Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Tengbochue is a trek highlight.
Lodge-Based Trekking in Nepal’s Extraordinary Mountains
Trek in two of Nepal’s most spectacular realms—the Annapurnas and the Everest region. Enjoy a 3-day hike in the sublime Annapurna foothills, then fly to the Everest region for a 4-day hike amid ancient Sherpa villages.
Enjoy lodge-based trekking in the stunning Cordillera Vilcabamba, the steep green mountains cradling Machu Picchu. Hike ancient Inca trails by day, enjoy comfortable overnights in cozy mountain lodges by night.
Enjoy a spectacular private trek that offers the utter solitude of a hidden Inca realm yet scenery very similar to that of the famous Inca Trail---but here you’ll have the stunning trails all to yourself.
Join your private guide and camp staff for an amazing trek on the world-renowned Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, lost city of the Incas, and enjoy our famous Wilderness Travel full-service camping support along the way.
With your private guide, explore Cusco, ancient heart of the Inca Empire, and the beautiful Urubamba Valley, sacred to the Incas, then head to glorious Machu Picchu, perched on a sheer precipice 1,500 feet above the Urubamba River.
With your private guide, explore the monuments of Istanbul, the volcanic moonscape of Cappadocia, magnificent Ephesus, Bodrum on the Aegean Coast, and mountain-ringed Aphrodisias, a fantastic World Heritage Site.
With more than 250 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 7 according to the activity and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 7 the most difficult—see descriptions at right for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level.
The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions.
The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many hikes. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.
Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.