With most countries now welcoming vaccinated visitors, the demand for off-the-beaten-path destinations in 2022 is off the charts (and our trips are selling out quickly!). Not sure where to start? We’ve hand-picked our top 10 travel destinations for the coming year—the time to start planning is now!

All of our journeys can be booked as a private departure for your own group of family and friends. If you have any questions about these trips, feel free to reach out to our Area Specialists at 1-800-368-2794 or info@wildernesstravel.com.


Join esteemed Trip Leader Skye McDonald on our brand new hiking adventure in Madeira, voted “Top Destination of 2022” by our seasoned travelers on Instagram. Along the island’s unique “levada” trails, you’ll hike amid volcanic peaks and laurel forests above the sparkling Atlantic. Savor catch-of-the-day fish, visit charming villages, and go whale watching by private boat.


We offer multiple ways to see Alaska’s vast natural wonders. Each of our trips makes use of small, private vessels that journey where other boats (and their crowds) can’t go. Check out our one-time Special Event, Alaska’s Glacier Bay: Wilderness and Wildlife of the Inside Passage, featuring award-winning nature writers Kim Heacox and Debbie Miller.

Cordillera Huayhuash

Hike beneath enormous, fluted ice peaks and along stunning turquoise lakes that have made these mountains a world-class trekking destination. Our classic route makes a complete circle of this magnificent range, crossing eight high passes with near-constant panoramas of towering Andean giants.

Costa Rica

Experience the legendary beauty and biodiversity of Costa Rica on one of our scheduled trips or create your own Private Journey. Explore renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest, hike the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park, and discover the Caribbean deltas of lush Tortuguero National Park, home to 13 endangered mammal species.

Turquoise Coast

On this active journey by 11-guest gulet (traditional motor-sailing yacht), hike to off-the-beaten-path Greek, Byzantine, and Roman ruins where you’ll see few other travelers, explore delightful coastal villages, and enjoy the culinary creations of our on-board chefs. Extend your adventure with explorations of the surreal landscape of Cappadocia or historic Istanbul.

Kanha National Park

This renowned nature reserve, one of India’s first Project Tiger reserves, is one of the best places in the world to view the royal Bengal tiger along with the full diversity of Indian wildlife (including leopard, sloth bear, and wild dog). While exploring with our expert Trip Leader, we’ll learn about India’s remarkable wildlife conservation successes.


Our Botswana safaris offer a variety of ways to view the epic wildlife and untamed beauty of Africa. Spot game by 4WD vehicle, explore on foot with bushwalks led by expert trackers, cruise waterways by canoe and private riverboat, and soar above the bush via charter flight. Our private mobile camps keep you near the wildlife and away from the crowds.


We’re the experts on this bucket-list trip, with over 30 years of experience. Our Lemosho-Crater Camp Route is the very best way to climb Kili, keeping you away from crowded trails, with no retracing of steps. Our 9-day climb brings you maximum acclimatization, with a full seven days on the ascent—we have a 98% summit success rate!

Camino de Santiago

Be part of Europe’s thousand-year-old pilgrimage walk: the Camino de Santiago. Our expert Trip Leaders bring the history of El Camino alive with every step as you hike the most scenic sections of the route, ending at Finisterre on the Atlantic. At night, enjoy our boutique hotels, including the acclaimed Parador dos Reis Católicos in Santiago.

Wakatobi National Marine Park

Snorkel the pristine reefs of remote Wakatobi National Park, just a short hop from Bali and set in the heart of Indonesia’s celebrated Coral Triangle, which boasts the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world. Our 10-guest motor yacht carries you in comfort through this spectacular hidden paradise.

View our 2023 Catalog

Get inspired for your next journey with our Catalog of Adventures! With vibrant award-winning photography and over 200 journeys around the world, it is truly a Dream Book that will grace your coffee table and feed your wanderlust.

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