Pompeii, Ravello, and the Spectacular Coast

Hiking Amalfi and Capri

Italy

9 Days

From $6,395

Level 3+

Moderate

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    Overview

    The Amalfi Coast has long been exalted as the most inspiring coast in all Europe, and across the Bay of Naples lies enticing Capri, soaring out of azure seas. We’ll link these two realms with moderate hikes, cultural encounters, and superb meals. One hike brings us from clifftop Ravello to the iconic coastal village of Positano, and on craggy Capri, we follow a rocky path to the top of the island. Back on the mainland, we hike across lemon groves in the Sorrento Hills, then walk along the brooding crater rim of Mt. Vesuvius. Between hikes, we’ll watch mozzarella di bufala being made, visit an olive farm, and explore the haunting ruins of Pompeii.

    Arrive: Naples, Italy

    Depart: Naples, Italy

    Highlights

    • Hike the spectacular Sentiero degli Dei trail high above the Amalfi Coast
    • Enjoy overnights on magnificent Capri—after the day-trippers have gone!
    • Explore mysterious Mt. Vesuvius, ancient Pompeii, and the temples at Paestum
    • Savor Amalfi's fresh-caught seafood, Neapolitan cuisine, and wine from the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius

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      Itinerary

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      After a pizza lunch in the colorful city where it was invented, we stroll in the Roman city of Pompeii, buried in ash yet remarkably preserved when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. We'll explore Paestum, home to three of the best preserved Doric temples in the world, then hike up a steep coastal trail to ravishing Ravello, with its incredible perch 1,200 feet above the sea. Another panoramic hike brings us down to the seaside town of Amalfi, with lunch in the little hamlet of Pontone.
      We hike the high trail known as the Sentiero degli Dei (“Path of the Gods”), stopping for lunch in the hillside village of Nocella, then visit Positano, one of the most photogenic towns on the Amalfi Coast, with brightly painted houses draped in bougainvillea. Ferrying to Capri, our hikes lead along narrow lanes to imperial Roman villas and up Mt. Solaro for views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. The ferry brings us to sunny Sorrento, with its old town high on a sea cliff, for a visit to an olive farm and a hike through fragrant lemon and walnut groves.
      Our last hike takes us along the brooding rim of Vesuvius. From the rim, we'll have exquisite views of the coast and we can peer down into the steaming abyss of the caldera. The ash produces rich soil for local vineyards, and we'll enjoy lunch at a winery on the volcano's slopes. Depart on Day 9 via Naples.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: $600
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in hotels and small comfortable inns
      • All meals included except 1 lunch and 3 dinners as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Savoy Hotel & Spa

      Day 1 (1 night)

      With its beautifully maintained grounds and welcoming staff, the Savoy Hotel & Spa is an ideal place to stay while visiting the Greek ruins of Paestum. It's a great place to explore and experience the local culture and cuisine. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a beach club just across the...

      Hotel Rufolo

      Ravello, Italy

      Days 2-3 (2 nights)

      With a rich history and an incredible location on the edge of Ravello, Hotel Rufolo is the quintessential stay where famous writers and artists often passed through. The hotel's guest book even has a lovely quote from writer Lucette Desvignes describing the hotel, “from the medieval towers to the infinity...

      Hotel Gatto Bianco

      Capri, Italy

      Days 4-5 (2 nights)

      Just steps from the main square, the Hotel Gatto Bianco enjoys a central location right in the heart of the isle of Capri. Light and airy guest rooms, each with balcony or terrace, are decorated in traditional Caprian style with bright furnishings and hand-painted majolica floor tiles. Enjoy the casual...

      Grand Hotel La Favorita

      Sorrento, Italy

      Days 6-7 (2 nights)

      This beautiful 85-room hotel enjoys a great location in the historic center of Sorrento, just a block or two from the sea and the Piazza Tasso. Guest rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable, and feature white interiors with hand-painted Majolica tiles from Vietri sul Mare, famous...

      Hotel Palazzo Alabardieri

      Naples, Italy

      Day 8 (1 night)

      Set on a pedestrian side street just a few blocks from the waterfront and close to historical sites, restaurants, and high-end fashion shops, the Palazzo Alabardieri offers a warm ambiance and a relaxing place to stay in the bustling city of Naples. Guest rooms in this former palazzo are quiet,...

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated a Level 3+ (Moderate to Strenuous) according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable hiking 6.5 miles a day, being on your feet for up to 4 hours a day, and hiking on uneven surfaces including downhill over loose scree. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.

      Average Hiking Day
      • 3-4 miles
      • 3 hours
      • 600-700 feet gain/loss
      Challenge Day
      • Day 6: 3 miles, 2.5 hours, 1,250 feet gain, and 50 feet loss; includes a short scramble
      Review Trip Level Details

      Our hikes take place in a variety of terrains and include hilly countryside walks, scrambles over limestone and lava rock, ancient stone paths in town, and forest trails. There are very steep sections of stone staircases that can be hard on the knees, and slippery when it's been raining. Hiking poles are highly recommended. Many of the trails are on rocky and uneven ground, so it is important that you have proper hiking footwear that is comfortable and has good traction. Hiking in this part of Italy brings you face to face with the delicate balance between urbanization and unspoiled nature.

      The weather in Amalfi and Capri in late spring and early fall is usually very pleasant, with temperatures between 70°F and 80°F during the day and 50°F and 60°F at night. Cool breezes and showers can occur at any time.
      We spend one night in a restored 18th century agriturismo (historic farmhouse). While it is rustic, it is charming and comfortable and chosen for its proximity to the ruins of Paestum. All the other nights are in comfortable 3- and 4-star hotels.  Since our accommodations are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.
      We have most of our meals in charming local restaurants. We savor Amalfi's fresh-caught seafood, Neapolitan cuisine, and wine from the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.
      Our van will transport the group's luggage, so you only need to carry a daypack for items you need for the day (rain gear, sweater, camera, water bottle, etc.). Trip members are always free to skip a day's hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle (or remain at the hotel if we are not transferring that day).

      Client Testimonials

      "Great food, good leaders, good time!"

      Anthony C.

      Holland, PA

      "One of our best trips ever. The group, hikes, food, hotels, trip leader, and trip design were outstanding."

      Bill B.

      Morris Plains, NJ

      "A lovely way to experience this part of Italy. We very much appreciated the variety of walks and other experiences."

      Brady M.

      Friendswood, TX

      "A great balance among hiking time, sightseeing historical sites, museums, tours, eating!"

      Carmen D.

      Daly City, CA

      "This was the trip of my lifetime. I have been home for one week and I can't stop smiling remembering my trip to Italy while being in the good care of JoAnn, Andrea, and Zuzana! Way to go, Wilderness Travel, for employing such a great team of trip leaders."

      Carole B.

      Alta Loma, CA

      "The Trip Leaders, the venues, special off-the-beaten path restaurants—it was all wonderful. There were so many experiences that had that WT touch."

      Cathie B.

      Madison, WI

      "This trip was pure happiness every day, no glitches, superior service, and a true adventure."

      Chris R.

      West Chester, PA

      "Wonderful hikes overlooking the seascapes of the area. The food matched the landscape and was fabulous."

      Debbie O.

      Franklin, TN

      "Unbelievable! My husband did not want to go on group trip but he enjoyed every minute! We could never have experienced any of this without our Trip Leader and his expertise. I rate this trip a 10+++++!"

      Denise M.

      Colorado Springs, CO

      "We had such a wonderful trip! The guides were outstanding. They shared so much information, adapted the trip due to warm weather, which we greatly appreciated, and were so supportive, positive, fun, and they took care of myriad details that made it so easy for the rest of us. We saw so many things, and learned a lot. The hikes were challenging but we were able to complete them and the guides made sure we had plenty of water and snacks. The food—wow on that too. Amazing. We never would have experienced this without Wilderness Travel. Grazie Mille for a trip that we will remember forever."

      Dianne D.

      Union City, CA

      "Accommodations were bellismo, and the food was beyond delicious. Beautiful hikes and informative, interesting activities. I didn't want the trip to end."

      Donna K.

      Hellertown, PA

      "This is a wonderful trip in a beautiful part of the world. Trip leaders did everything to help us understand and appreciate the amazing history, culture, economic basis, and natural sights."

      Edie H.

      Olympia, WA

      "One of our best Wilderness Travel trips!"

      Eugene H.

      Wilmington, NC

      "You can tell the itinerary was well-honed over many years. Good balance of hiking vs non-hiking—the non-hiking parts, such as museums and local guides, were well worth it."

      Glenn V.

      Flemington, NJ

      "This is truly a wonderful trip. We saw and did things I would have never been able to do on my own."

      Joan J.

      Chicago, IL

      "This trip was a real highlight for me. I had never done this type of trip before and I cannot wait to do another. The hiking and eating were phenomenal, augmented by the caring and knowledgeable leaders. We also had the perfect mix of participants. We all got along very well and we had way too much fun!"

      Julie B.

      Great Falls, MT

      "This was my first trip with WT and it will not be my last. WT does an excellent job in all aspects of trip planning and execution... I can't wait to plan the next one."

      Karen H.

      Fairfax, VA

      "This was a fabulous trip. A perfect combination of culture, hiking and joie de vivre. We did an incredible amount in one week. Our group jelled instantly and was easy-going and enthusiastic so that made it even more enjoyable"

      Lucy H.

      Bethesda, MD

      "The trip met all my expectations—moderate hikes with fantastic scenery, fun cultural experiences, outstanding food, and superb trip leaders."

      Lucy H.

      Sunset Valley, TX

      "The itinerary was terrific. We avoided touristy spots while still seeing everything we wanted to see."

      Lynne R.

      New York, NY

      "Can't wait to do another trip! We loved it."

      Mary H.

      Petaluma, CA

      "I would recommend this trip to friends and do it again without hesitation. Well done!"

      Neal F.

      Incline Village, NV

      "Magical from start to finish. One of the other trip members had been on eight WT trips, and we can understand why. Stunning scenery, great local guides, and Trip Leaders who are thoroughly knowledgeable about the area, take care of every detail, and who must be “chemists” to so effectively meld a group of strangers into a team of supportive friends."

      Niles and Linda B.

      Madison, WI

      "Loved everything about this trip. It's perfect; don't change it. We have three WT trips booked for next year, and are getting ready to book a fourth!"

      Pam M.

      Louisville, KY

      "This was the best trip I have ever been on! I loved the mix of culture, hiking, and the amazing food. The guides were fantastic—they took great care of us and made sure we had a good experience. It was so nice to have everything taken care and not have to think or worry about a thing."

      Pam W.

      Dallas, TX

      "Beautiful country with varying itinerary that held balance between great hikes, good food, and ancient history. Loved it!"

      Robin H.

      Charlotte, NC

      "This was a wonderfully planned and executed trip. We saw grand things, the specialist guides were interesting, the hotels were charming, and the food was marvelous. The group got along famously and everybody had a very good time. I heard nothing but delight!"

      Robin T.

      Mill River, MA

      "This was one of the most spectacular trips we have ever taken. The guides were all just terrific and the local site guides were just top rate. We were blown away by the excellent planning and execution of a very complicated itinerary!"

      Rose C.

      Charlottesville, VA

      "This trip really gave us a chance to see the Amalfi Coast in a way we would never have been able to on our own."

      Sherry R.

      Bridgeville, PA

      "Hikes with incredible views, great food—a perfect combination of exercise in the outdoors, culture, and history. Great trip!"

      Steven S.

      Ellicott City, MD

      "The meals were incredible—I have never eaten so well. It was such a fun trip!"

      Susan L.

      Brooklyn, NY

      "One of my favorite trips. The scenery was spectacular, accomodations and food first-rate, and JoAnn, a great guide!"

      Suzanne W.

      Weybridge, VT

      "This trip was wonderful and structured so well. Every day was planned and timed perfectly, providing lots of exciting activities mixed with the right amount of down time and individual exploration. A really wonderful itinerary and trip all around! The hotels were all beautiful and comfortable and every restaurant we went to was delicious and treated us like old friends!"

      Tessa K.

      New York, NY

      "The trip was a wonderful adventure and created a fantastic lifetime memory for our honeymoon."

      Tim B.

      Danville, CA

      "Well organized and executed, with a great mix of hiking and cultural experiences. The food was awesome. The group melded very well and we had an excellent time!"

      Tonya P.

      Marion, IA

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 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 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below 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.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      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.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      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.

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Whether she&apos;s leading a hike up to the Rifugio Lagazuoi in the Dolomites or to the top of Monte Solaro on the isle of Capri, she has a gift for bringing out the local charm of each place our journeys visit. &ldquo;I became a Trip Leader to share the wonders of Italy with others,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;The slowness to change and the depth of history that exists here gives people a chance to reflect on their own lives and see what is truly important.&rdquo; When not guiding, JoAnn nurtures her small olive grove near Orvieto, pruning the trees, picking the olives, and making olive oil for her own use and as a gift for friends.","BioLong":"Originally from Long Island and holding a degree in education from New York University, JoAnn Lantz has lived in Italy since 1988, slowly restoring an old farm house outside of Lucca, learning about the wines of Italy, and continually exploring her adopted home country. Whether she&apos;s leading a hike up to the Rifugio Lagazuoi in the Dolomites or to the top of Monte Solaro on the isle of Capri, she has a gift for bringing out the local charm of each place our journeys visit. &ldquo;I became a Trip Leader to share the wonders of Italy with others,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;The slowness to change and the depth of history that exists here gives people a chance to reflect on their own lives and see what is truly important.&rdquo; When not guiding, JoAnn nurtures her small olive grove near Orvieto, pruning the trees, picking the olives, and making olive oil for her own use and as a gift for friends."},{"GuideID":850791,"First_Name":"Sergio","Last_Name":"Mastroberardino","BioShort":"Sergio was born in the hills of wine country east of Naples, Italy, where his ancestors were pioneers in the area&apos;s wine development. After studying law, his passion for the outdoor life led him to become a ski instructor and he taught at resorts in France, the UK, and the US. In summers, he guides our hiking journeys and is a warm and energetic trail companion as well as a font of information on Italy&apos;s cuisine, history, and traditions. During his time off, he enjoys mountain biking and sea kayaking and has run a few ultra-marathons. On a more contemplative note, Sergio enjoys reading about different cultures, about jazz, of which he is an avid listener, and about the roots of folk music and folk dances. Besides his native Italian, he is fluent in English and French.","BioLong":"Sergio was born in the hills of wine country east of Naples, Italy, where his ancestors were pioneers in the area&apos;s wine development. After studying law, his passion for the outdoor life led him to become a ski instructor and he taught at resorts in France, the UK, and the US. In summers, he guides our hiking journeys and is a warm and energetic trail companion as well as a font of information on Italy&apos;s cuisine, history, and traditions. During his time off, he enjoys mountain biking and sea kayaking and has run a few ultra-marathons. On a more contemplative note, Sergio enjoys reading about different cultures, about jazz, of which he is an avid listener, and about the roots of folk music and folk dances. Besides his native Italian, he is fluent in English and French."},{"GuideID":851071,"First_Name":"Vicky","Last_Name":"Sotriffer","BioShort":"As an adventure-seeking traveler and Trip Leader, Vicky Sotriffer thrives in new places. She has led trips on nearly every continent for more than 10 years, including sea kayaking trips. Originally from South Tyrol, Italy, Vicky now resides in Ibiza, Spain, and is fluent in a handful of languages. She spends parts of her year in Oman, where she follows her passion for hiking in the country&apos;s striking desert environment and diving in the warm waters off the coast (and trying to improve her Arabic along the way). In her free time, she enjoys tennis, rock climbing, horseback riding, and in the winter, she heads to the Dolomites to ski.","BioLong":"As an adventure-seeking traveler and Trip Leader, Vicky Sotriffer thrives in new places. She has led trips on nearly every continent for more than 10 years, including sea kayaking trips. Originally from South Tyrol, Italy, Vicky now resides in Ibiza, Spain, and is fluent in a handful of languages. She spends parts of her year in Oman, where she follows her passion for hiking in the country&apos;s striking desert environment and diving in the warm waters off the coast (and trying to improve her Arabic along the way). 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She has a degree in art history at the University of Florence and when she is not helping on the farm, a working agriturismo, she is employed at a nearby first-class restaurant, where she developed a passion for good food and wines. &ldquo;It was great for me to grow up on a farm with plenty of animals and fantastic trails to explore and, at the same time, have the opportunity to study the beauty of art right in the streets of my home town. A hop on the bus and you step from nature to the glories of the Renaissance.&rdquo;","BioLong":"Teresa Baldi, daughter of veteran WT Trip Leader Stefano Baldi, grew up on a farm owned by her family on the hills surrounding Florence. She has a degree in art history at the University of Florence and when she is not helping on the farm, a working agriturismo, she is employed at a nearby first-class restaurant, where she developed a passion for good food and wines. &ldquo;It was great for me to grow up on a farm with plenty of animals and fantastic trails to explore and, at the same time, have the opportunity to study the beauty of art right in the streets of my home town. A hop on the bus and you step from nature to the glories of the Renaissance.&rdquo;"}],"guestreviews":[{"GuestNames":"Anthony C.","GuestLocation":"Holland, PA","GuestReview":"Great food, good leaders, good time!"},{"GuestNames":"Bill B.","GuestLocation":"Morris Plains, NJ","GuestReview":"One of our best trips ever. The group, hikes, food, hotels, trip leader, and trip design were outstanding."},{"GuestNames":"Brady M.","GuestLocation":"Friendswood, TX","GuestReview":"A lovely way to experience this part of Italy. We very much appreciated the variety of walks and other experiences."},{"GuestNames":"Carmen D.","GuestLocation":"Daly City, CA","GuestReview":"A great balance among hiking time, sightseeing historical sites, museums, tours, eating!"},{"GuestNames":"Carole B.","GuestLocation":"Alta Loma, CA","GuestReview":"This was the trip of my lifetime. I have been home for one week and I can't stop smiling remembering my trip to Italy while being in the good care of JoAnn, Andrea, and Zuzana! Way to go, Wilderness Travel, for employing such a great team of trip leaders."},{"GuestNames":"Cathie B.","GuestLocation":"Madison, WI","GuestReview":"The Trip Leaders, the venues, special off-the-beaten path restaurants&#8212;it was all wonderful. There were so many experiences that had that WT touch."},{"GuestNames":"Chris R.","GuestLocation":"West Chester, PA","GuestReview":"This trip was pure happiness every day, no glitches, superior service, and a true adventure."},{"GuestNames":"Debbie O.","GuestLocation":"Franklin, TN","GuestReview":"Wonderful hikes overlooking the seascapes of the area. The food matched the landscape and was fabulous."},{"GuestNames":"Denise M.","GuestLocation":"Colorado Springs, CO","GuestReview":"Unbelievable! My husband did not want to go on group trip but he enjoyed every minute! We could never have experienced any of this without our Trip Leader and his expertise. I rate this trip a 10+++++!"},{"GuestNames":"Dianne D.","GuestLocation":"Union City, CA","GuestReview":"We had such a wonderful trip! The guides were outstanding. They shared so much information, adapted the trip due to warm weather, which we greatly appreciated, and were so supportive, positive, fun, and they took care of myriad details that made it so easy for the rest of us. We saw so many things, and learned a lot. The hikes were challenging but we were able to complete them and the guides made sure we had plenty of water and snacks. The food&mdash;wow on that too. Amazing. We never would have experienced this without Wilderness Travel. Grazie Mille for a trip that we will remember forever."},{"GuestNames":"Donna K.","GuestLocation":"Hellertown, PA","GuestReview":"Accommodations were bellismo, and the food was beyond delicious. Beautiful hikes and informative, interesting activities. I didn't want the trip to end."},{"GuestNames":"Edie H.","GuestLocation":"Olympia, WA","GuestReview":"This is a wonderful trip in a beautiful part of the world. Trip leaders did everything to help us understand and appreciate the amazing history, culture, economic basis, and natural sights."},{"GuestNames":"Eugene H.","GuestLocation":"Wilmington, NC","GuestReview":"One of our best Wilderness Travel trips!"},{"GuestNames":"Glenn V.","GuestLocation":"Flemington, NJ","GuestReview":"You can tell the itinerary was well-honed over many years.&#160;Good balance of hiking vs non-hiking&#8212;the&#160;non-hiking parts, such as museums and local guides, were well worth it."},{"GuestNames":"Joan J.","GuestLocation":"Chicago, IL","GuestReview":"This is truly a wonderful trip. We saw and did things I would have never been able to do on my own."},{"GuestNames":"Julie B.","GuestLocation":"Great Falls, MT","GuestReview":"This trip was a real highlight for me. I had never done this type of trip before and I cannot wait to do another. The hiking and eating were phenomenal, augmented by the caring and knowledgeable leaders. We also had the perfect mix of participants. We all got along very well and we had way too much fun!"},{"GuestNames":"Karen H.","GuestLocation":"Fairfax, VA","GuestReview":"This was my first trip with WT and it will not be my last. WT does an excellent job in all aspects of trip planning and execution... I can't wait to plan the next one."},{"GuestNames":"Lucy H.","GuestLocation":"Bethesda, MD","GuestReview":"This was a fabulous trip. A perfect combination of culture, hiking and joie de vivre. We did an incredible amount in one week. Our group jelled instantly and was easy-going and enthusiastic so that made it even more enjoyable"},{"GuestNames":"Lucy H.","GuestLocation":"Sunset Valley, TX","GuestReview":"The trip met all my expectations&#8212;moderate hikes with fantastic scenery, fun cultural experiences, outstanding food, and superb trip leaders."},{"GuestNames":"Lynne R.","GuestLocation":"New York, NY","GuestReview":"The itinerary was terrific. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">www.wildernesstravel.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<p><strong>PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION<\/strong><strong>: <\/strong>Please review your Pre-Departure Information booklet included in this packet for important information regarding Wilderness Travel's COVID-19 protocols, packing lists, recommended reading, tipping, etc.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. 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You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_COVID-19":"The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 declared by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services expired in 2023. As of March 2024, we no longer require guests who exhibit cold or flu symptoms to test for COVID-19. 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As always, by traveling with Wilderness Travel, guests agree to be accountable for their own well-being. If you are worried about a fellow traveler's cold or flu-like symptoms, you may opt to wear a mask or distance yourself as needed. It's important to remember that there are inherent risks associated with travel and group settings.<br><br>These protocols will be reviewed and adjusted as guidance evolves. <br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.lensrentals.com\/\">lensrentals.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<p>At time of reservation: $600<br>90 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost<br><\/p>"}}