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Royal Festivals, Mask Dances, Voodoo Spirits, Castles of Clay

A cultural odyssey across Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Discover lost tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits and witness flamboyant festivals and mask dances.

15 days from: $6195
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+

Cultural Adventures in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Hike to tiny villages and mountainside shrines bedecked with prayer flags, explore riverside markets, and meet red-robed monks in fortress-monasteries reigning over Bhutan's ethereal wooded valleys. Our March and September trips feature fascinating Tsechu festivals.

10 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
2+

Journey to Bhutan’s Divine Mountain

A beautiful and challenging cultural trek through Bhutan's traditional hamlets, wild rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows to Chomolhari mountain, with a return trek via the remote Yaksa Valley (“Valley of Yaks”). This is a rare chance to experience superb trekking in an enchanting realm.

13 days from: $5895
Trip Level:
6

Journey to Bhutan’s Divine Mountain

Trek a unique route to Bhutan’s highest village, Laya, and most sacred peak, Chomolhari. Our challenging 14-day trek is one of the finest cultural and scenic experiences in the entire Himalaya.

19 days from: $7895
Trip Level:
6

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: $3995
Trip Level:
2+

Adventures in La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and the Salar de Uyuni

Discover Bolivia’s otherworldly landscapes and indigenous cultures during our adventure to La Paz, Salar de Uyuni, Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, the village of Tarabuco, and Sucre.

14 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
2+

Primeval Rainforests, Endangered Orangutans, Snorkeling on a Tropical Island

Walk Borneo's forest floors and treetop canopies, explore cave passages, see wildlife by boat, visit conservation experts and indigenous people on this cultural expedition.

13 days from: $8195
Trip Level:
2

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: $4395
Trip Level:
2

Ancient Cultures & Magnificent Landscapes

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.

10 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
2

Idyllic Islands,Medieval Hilltowns, and culinary delights

Enjoy hikes and cultural exploration in Motovon, a spectacular walled town, Pula, with its immense Roman amphitheater, the cliff-top village of Lubenice, the harbor town of Veli Lovinj, and the World Heritage Site of Trogir.

11 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

Hiking, Biking, and Optional Sea Kayaking along the Dalmatian Coast

Experience hiking, biking, and sea kayaking along the glorious Dalmatian Coast in Croatia during this incredible 9-day Private Journey.

9 days from: $4095
Trip Level:
2

Sailing by Dahabiya to the Temples of the Nile

Sail the Nile from Luxor to Aswan by dahabiya, a traditional yacht, and explore Cairo and the temples of Abu Simbel.

10 days from: $5695
Trip Level:
1+

A Journey of Discovery in Egypt and Jordan

The Great Pyramids, a cruise on the legendary Nile, the astounding wealth of Egypt’s temples and monuments, including Karnak and the tomb of Tutankhamen, followed by explorations of Jordan's magical Petra and Wadi Rum.

15 days from: $6695
Trip Level:
1+

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: $2995
Trip Level:
1

Royal Festivals, Mask Dances, Voodoo Spirits, Castles of Clay

A cultural odyssey across Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Discover lost tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits and witness flamboyant festivals and mask dances.

15 days from: $6195
Trip Level:
3

The Vikos Gorge, Meteora, and the Abode of Zeus

Hike the dramatic Vikos Gorge in the craggy Pindos Mountain, visit timeless Zagorian villages, explore the cliff-top Meteora monasteries, and follow trails to the summit of Mt. Olympus (9,600'), abode of Zeus, ruler of the sky.

12 days from: $3495
Trip Level:
4+

On Foot Across Greek’s Mythical Island

Hike across the mythical island of Crete on this 11-day adventure including visits to high mountaintops, ruins, ancient villages, and beaches.

11 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
3+

Ancient Sites and the Cyclades Islands

Explore Greece, from Olympia to Acropolis, and the Cyclades including Delos and Mykonos on your own private journey with an expert guide.

12 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

Tikal and the Land of the Mayas

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.

8 days from: $2595
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: $6495
Trip Level:
1+

Ravello, Mt. Vesuvius, and Spectacular Coastal Hikes

Join us on the Amalfi Coast in sunny southern Italy. Hike beside the brilliant Mediterranean, explore Herculaneum and Mt. Vesuvius, enjoy incredible cuisine and culture.

9 days from: $5195
Trip Level:
3+

Piemonte, Lombardia, and the Veneto

In northern Italy, we enjoy superb hikes in Piemonte, Lombardia, and the Veneto along with wine and cheese tastings, a cooking class, and elegant meals created by some of Italy’s most legendary chefs.

9 days from: $6095
Trip Level:
2+

Greek and Roman Ruins, Coastal and Mountain Hikes

Hike in Sicily's vineyards, along the rugged coast, and on the slopes of mighty Mt. Etna, plus explore the evocative ruins at Segesta and Siracusa, with a grand finale at enchanting Taormina, one of Europe's most beautiful villages.

11 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
3

Vineyards, Village Hikes, and Cuisine of Piemonte

Explore the home of the Slow Food movement in Piemonte, Italy, as you eat and hike your way through this enchanting region on a small group adventure.

8 days from: $4995
Trip Level:
3

Across a Sacred Temple Route In the Footsteps of Kobo Daishi

This journey following the pilgrimage on Japan’s Shikoku Island hikes trails between select temples, up Shikoku’s two highest peaks, and explores the ancient ways of this traditional island.

11 days from: $6695
Trip Level:
3

Treasures of Feudal Japan

Fascinating small group adventure to Japan's Edo Period in Okayama, Kurashiki, and more

14 days from: $7595
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: $6695
Trip Level:
2

A Journey of Discovery in Egypt and Jordan

The Great Pyramids, a cruise on the legendary Nile, the astounding wealth of Egypt’s temples and monuments, including Karnak and the tomb of Tutankhamen, followed by explorations of Jordan's magical Petra and Wadi Rum.

15 days from: $6695
Trip Level:
1+

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: $3995
Trip Level:
2

Primeval Rainforests, Endangered Orangutans, Snorkeling on a Tropical Island

Walk Borneo's forest floors and treetop canopies, explore cave passages, see wildlife by boat, visit conservation experts and indigenous people on this cultural expedition.

13 days from: $8195
Trip Level:
2

Land of Genghis Khan

Discover the inspiring landscapes of Mongolia, from the legendary Gobi Desert to the vast steppes of the heart of Mongolia, visit thriving Buddhist monasteries, ride horses (and camels!), and experience the hospitality of traditional nomads.

11 days from: $6295
Trip Level:
2

Mystical Cities, Atlas Mountains, and the Golden Dunes of the Sahara

Experience Morocco on a camel trek in the Sahara, visit Fez, Marrakesh, and Essaouira, hike in the Todra and Dades canyons.

14 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

Imperial Cities, the Great Sahara, and Marrakesh

Discover the bazaars of Marrakesh, the grandeur of the Sahara, the imperial cities of Rabat and Fez, with accommodations in elegant hotels and riads.

9 days from: $3795
Trip Level:
2

Sossusvlei Dunes, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park

Embark on a private journey through Sossusvlei Dunes, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park at your own pace in Namibia.

8 days from: $4295
Trip Level:
2

Exploring Sherpa Villages and Himalayan Peaks

Trek through Nepal's Sherpa mountain villages, visit Buddhist monasteries of Pangboche and Tengboche, and enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Everest.

14 days from: $3995
Trip Level:
5

One of the Great Mountain Hikes of the World

Trek to Everest Base Camp at the foot of mighty Mt. Everest (29,035'), Mother Goddess of the Snows, with accommodations in comfortable Sherpa lodges.

20 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
6

Lodge-Based Trekking in the Himalayan Foothills

Experience a marvelous Himalayan realm on a delightful lodge-based trek in the Annapurna foothills, then enjoy a relaxing float trip on the Seti River and gameviewing by elephant in Chitwan National Park.

12 days from: $3295
Trip Level:
4

An Epic Trek into the Heart of the Himalaya

A trek in Nepal visiting the extraordinary mountain ringed cirque known as the Annapurna Sanctuary

16 days from: $4295
Trip Level:
5+

A Cultural Odyssey in a Legendary Mountain Realm

Experience the festival of lights in Nepal, hike through traditional villages of the Kathmandu Valley with cultural visits, and marvel at the glorious Himalayan views on this special small-group adventure.

15 days from: $7895
Trip Level:
2+

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.

11 days from: $3095
Trip Level:
4

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: $4395
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: $4895
Trip Level:
4+

The Ultimate Hiking Adventure to a Legendary Lost City

Trekking and cultural adventure in Peru traveling from Cusco to Machu Picchu: hike the Inca trail, visit ancient Inca ruins, temples and fortresses, and enjoy incredible Andes mountain vistas

9 days from: $4995
Trip Level:
5

Spectacular Hikes and Welcoming Lodges in the Realm of the Incas

Enjoy fine hotels and spectacular day hikes in the dramatic Sacred Valley the Incas. Hike to traditional Quechua hamlets and hidden Inca sites, with a special overnight at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, right at the ruins.

9 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
3+

Lodge-Based Trek and the Lost City of the Incas

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.

9 days from: $4195
Trip Level:
5

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: $3895
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: $4095
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: $3495
Trip Level:
2

Pilgrim Trails, Slate Villages, Castle Towns, and Enchanting Douro Vineyards

Discover Portugal’s exquisite landscapes and rich cultural heritage on this hiking adventure through pilgrim routes and castle towns.

12 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
3+

Castles, Lochs, the Highlands, and the Inner Hebrides

Explore Glasgow, lochs and glens of historic Glencoe, the Inner Hebrides, Isle of Skye, and much more at your own pace on this 10 day private journey to Scotland.

10 days from: $6195
Trip Level:
2 & 3

Idyllic Islands,Medieval Hilltowns, and culinary delights

Enjoy hikes and cultural exploration in Motovon, a spectacular walled town, Pula, with its immense Roman amphitheater, the cliff-top village of Lubenice, the harbor town of Veli Lovinj, and the World Heritage Site of Trogir.

11 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

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: $4795
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: $4395
Trip Level:
2

The Alhambra, Ronda, and the Whitewashed Villages of Southern Spain

Southern Spain hiking adventure in Granada Province, whitewashed villages and Moorish influence. Hike in Las Alpujarras, visit charming towns, and enjoy incredible cuisine and accommodations.

8 days from: $4295
Trip Level:
3

The Pyrenees Foothills, Mediterranean Coast, and Spectacular Medieval Towns

Explore the wonders of Spain and the idyllic region of Catalonia from Barcelona to Roses with a visit to Salvador Dali’s hometown, hikes among vineyards on Costa Brava, and all with a private guide.

9 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
2

The Nile Valley, Nubian Desert, and Pyramids of Meroe

A thrilling journey brings you along the Nile River to experience the amazing ruins and pyramids of the lost kingdom in Sudan.

9 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
1+

Royal Festivals, Mask Dances, Voodoo Spirits, Castles of Clay

A cultural odyssey across Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Discover lost tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits and witness flamboyant festivals and mask dances.

15 days from: $6195
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: $5795
Trip Level:
2+

Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the Turquoise Coast

Sail the exquisite Turquoise Coast in your own private gulet (yacht), visit the Byzantine cave churches of Cappadocia and the marble-paved streets of magnificent Roman Ephesus, explore the treasures of Istanbul.

11 days from: $5095
Trip Level:
2

Trek to Roraima and by River Boat to Angel Falls

Explore Venezuela, away from the crowds, on this epic private journey to Angel Falls, the summit plateau of Roraima, and more.

16 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
4+

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: $4395
Trip Level:
2