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Argentina’s Realm of Peaks and Glaciers

Hike the mountain trails of Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park, home of the renowned Fitz Roy Massif, view the towering ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, and enjoy overnights in historic, welcoming estancias.

12 days from: $6295
Trip Level:
3+

Patagonian Peaks and Glaciers

Enjoy the mountain majesty of Patagonia, a hiker's dream, on hikes and explorations in Glacier National Park, crowned by the great shark fin of Mt. Fitz Rroy (11,703’). Overnights are in lovely estancias and mountain lodges.

9 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
3

Festivals and Hikes in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Our hiking journey stretches across Bhutan from Paro, with its famed Taktsang Monastery (the "Tiger's Nest") to Bumthang, a sacred region of towering rhododendron forests, misty gorges, and countless holy sites.

12 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
3+

The World’s Last Shangri La

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.

10 days from: $4195
Trip Level:
2+

Primeval Rainforests, Endangered Orangutans, Snorkeling on a Tropical Island

Explore Borneo's forest floors and treetop canopies, visit cave passages, look for wildlife by boat on jungled rivers, and visit conservation experts on this expedition.

13 days from: $8495
Trip Level:
2+

An Extraordinary Cultural Journey to Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia

A three-country cultural adventure across Southeast Asia, from the temples of Luang Prabang in Laos to ancient Hanoi in Vietnam to Cambodia's ethereal Angkor Wat.

16 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
1+

Adventures in Indochine

With your private guide, explore charming Hanoi, experience surreal Halong Bay with an overnight aboard your own private boat, visit picturesque Hoi An and the royal city of Hue, with a grand finale at exquisite Angkor Wat.

13 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
2

The Lake District and Paine National Park

Enjoy a Private Journey with wonderful hikes in Chile’s volcano-dotted Lake District and into the sublime world of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park, one of the scenic masterpieces of the planet.

8 days from: $4195
Trip Level:
3

From the Mountains to the Caribbean Coast

This Colombia Private Journey brings you from the lively capital city of Bogotá to the cloud forests of Iguaque National Park and the rugged Cañón de Chicamocha. Along the way you'll discover colonial villages lost in time and even stay at a family-run coffee hacienda. An extension to Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean and vibrant Cartagena is available.

7 days from: $3195
Trip Level:
2

Secrets of the Pharaohs

Discover a mysterious world of soaring temples in a timeless desert landscape, from the Pyramids and the Sphinx to a luxury cruise on the Nile.

7 days from: $3295
Trip Level:
1

Eclipse and Cruise Program aboard the Paul Gauguin
featuring Dr. Alex Filippenko, Dr. Rick Fienberg, and Mark Eddowes

A phenomenal special event that witnesses the total solar eclipse in the South Pacific in 2019. This journey is aboard the luxury Paul Gauguin ship and features renowned guest experts for the ultimate solar eclipse experience.

15 days from: $9295
Trip Level:
1

Tikal and the Land of the Mayas

Explore 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.

8 days from: $2895
Trip Level:
2

Romantic Rajasthan, Land of Princes

Explore with your own private guide in the ancient cites of Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Jaipur as well as fabulously preserved Moghul capital of Fatehpur Sikri, then enjoy sunrise over the glorious Taj Mahal in Agra.

10 days from: $6595
Trip Level:
1+

Enchanting Temples, Rich Cultures, and Undiscovered Treasures of India’s Vibrant South

With your private guide, discover the ancient Buddhist caves of Ellora and Ajanta, the exquisite temples of Madurai, the tropical waterways of Kerala aboard a private houseboat, and the ancient trading port of Cochin.

11 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
1+

Across a Sacred Temple Route In the Footsteps of Kobo Daishi

Following in the footsteps of the great 8th century Buddhist saint Kobo Daishi, hike the age-old pilgrim route from temple to temple on Japan’s secluded Shikoku Island.

13 days from: $7395
Trip Level:
3

Treasures of Feudal Japan

On this wonderful cultural adventure in Japan, explore the majestic Himeji Castle, the ancient town of Kurashiki, the samurai streets and traditional potters of Hagi, and the exquisite walking trails of Kumano Kodo, where we’ll join pilgrims on thousand-year-old forest paths.

14 days from: $7695
Trip Level:
2

Wildlife and Cultural Adventure in a Wintery World

Experience the wonders of Japan with this winter adventure in Hokkaido. See the snow monkeys, winter cranes, and the Sapporo Snow Festival.

11 days from: $8395
Trip Level:
2

Hidden Worlds of Japan

Cultural walking adventure in the heart of sacred Japan: teahouses and gardens of Kyoto, tours of Kyosan temples, and Kanazawa's ancient treasures.

14 days from: $8695
Trip Level:
2

Kyoto, Mountain Temples, and the Kumano Kodo

Explore Kyoto’s elaborate temples and shrines, and visit Mount Koya’s mystical environment at your own pace during this special private journey.

10 days from: $8195
Trip Level:
2

Jerash, Wadi Rum, Petra, and the Dead Sea

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.

7 days from: $4295
Trip Level:
2

An Extraordinary Cultural Journey to Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia

A three-country cultural adventure across Southeast Asia, from the temples of Luang Prabang in Laos to ancient Hanoi in Vietnam to Cambodia's ethereal Angkor Wat.

16 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
1+

Primeval Rainforests, Endangered Orangutans, Snorkeling on a Tropical Island

Explore Borneo's forest floors and treetop canopies, visit cave passages, look for wildlife by boat on jungled rivers, and visit conservation experts on this expedition.

13 days from: $8495
Trip Level:
2+

Exploring Sherpa Villages and Himalayan Peaks

Trek to beautiful Sherpa mountain villages, visit Buddhist monasteries including Tengboche, enjoy spectacular Everest views.

14 days from: $3995
Trip Level:
5

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.

14 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
5

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.

15 days from: $4795
Trip Level:
4+

A Dream Journey in Nature’s Wonderland

Hike the South Island's most beautiful national parks, swim with dolphins, cruise Milford Sound, taste local wines, enjoy Kiwi culture.

13 days from: $6295
Trip Level:
2+

The Ultimate Hiking Adventure to the Legendary Lost City

Experience Wilderness Travel's perfectly paced five-day trek, superb camp amenities, and spectacular campsites as you hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

9 days from: $5195
Trip Level:
5

Trek in the Footsteps of the Incas

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.

9 days from: $4795
Trip Level:
5

Trek to Machu Picchu

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.

9 days from: $4995
Trip Level:
5

Magical Machu Picchu and the Land of the Incas

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.

7 days from: $3795
Trip Level:
2

Explore the Garden Route, Drakensberg Mountains, and Greater Kruger

Explore South Africa including Kruger National Park, plus hiking the Garden Route and the Drakensberg Mountains, with welcoming accommodations and exceptional leaders. Extend your trip to Cape Town or Victoria Falls.

10 days from: $5595
Trip Level:
2+

Beautiful Cape Town and a Classic Wildlife Safari

Explore from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope, then set out for phenomenal big-five gameviewing in exclusive private game reserves adjoining world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.

10 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
2

Eclipse and Cruise Program aboard the Paul Gauguin
featuring Dr. Alex Filippenko, Dr. Rick Fienberg, and Mark Eddowes

A phenomenal special event that witnesses the total solar eclipse in the South Pacific in 2019. This journey is aboard the luxury Paul Gauguin ship and features renowned guest experts for the ultimate solar eclipse experience.

15 days from: $9295
Trip Level:
1

Migration in the Serengeti and Tarangire, plus Ngorongoro Crater

Classic wildlife and walking safaris with skilled trackers in Serengeti National Park, plus Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks. Expert Masai guides, exclusive private camps, luxury lodges.

13 days from: $8595
Trip Level:
2+

In Tonga’s Remote Tropical Isles

Discover Tonga’s enchanting Ha’apai Islands on a journey filled with sea kayaking adventures, snorkeling, and spectacular encounters with humpback whales.

8 days from: $5195
Trip Level:
3

From Roman Ruins to Imperial Istanbul

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.

11 days from: $4995
Trip Level:
2+

Adventures in the Isles of Happiness

Snorkel, hike, sea kayak, reef walk, and encounter the friendly and welcoming Ni-Vanuatu people (including Pentecost land divers!) on this exciting multisport journey in the Vanuatu archipelago.

11 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
4

An Extraordinary Cultural Journey to Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia

A three-country cultural adventure across Southeast Asia, from the temples of Luang Prabang in Laos to ancient Hanoi in Vietnam to Cambodia's ethereal Angkor Wat.

16 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
1+

Adventures in Indochine

With your private guide, explore charming Hanoi, experience surreal Halong Bay with an overnight aboard your own private boat, visit picturesque Hoi An and the royal city of Hue, with a grand finale at exquisite Angkor Wat.

13 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
2