Coastal Hikes and Great Lodges in a Magnificent Land Down Under

Wild Tasmania

Australia

11 Days

From $8,195

Overview

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    Overview

    The spectacularly green island-state of Tasmania invites exploration—the WT way! We'll walk amid towering tree ferns at Mt. Field National Park, sail by private yacht, and look for wallabies, wombats, and Tasmanian devils as we hike in Cradle Mountain National Park. On the dreamy Freycinet Peninsula, we enjoy a fabulous coastal hike and sundowners on the beach. Our Trip Leaders share the secrets of Tassie's superb food, from fresh-shucked oysters to artisan cheeses, and we'll sip the finest local chardonnays and pinot noirs. Our accommodations include lodges warmed by roaring fires and cozy cabins on the shores of the deep blue Tasman Sea.

    Arrive: Hobart, Australia

    Depart: Hobart, Australia

    Highlights

    • Enjoy expert Trip Leaders who know this island as home
    • Hike dramatic Cradle Mountain, and Freycinet, Tasmania's spectacular coastal reserve
    • Cruise by private yacht in Macquarie Harbour
    • Stroll among artists and musicians at Hobart's Salamanca Market
    • Visit the Port Arthur penal colony, Australia's most historic site

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      Itinerary

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      We’ll stroll through the Saturday Salamanca Market before our spectacular hike up the slopes of Mt. Wellington. In Mount Field National Park, we walk in a forest of giant eucalyptus to the three-tiered cascade of Russell Falls. In Strahan, we’ll enjoy a sundowner sail by private yacht in Macquarie Harbour, with dinner on board.
      Leaving the West Coast, we head to Cradle Mountain National Park for hikes through alpine moorlands where wallabies, wombats, possums, quolls, and Tasmanian devils are often encountered. Our beautiful wilderness lodge offers optional spa treatments.
      Sampling the wines of Tasmania's east coast cellars, we make our way to Freycinet, Tasmania's premier coastal park, with its striking pink granite rocks, turquoise waters, and white-sand beaches. We take a gorgeous hike to Hazards Beach, then cross the isthmus to Wineglass Bay for a picnic.
      We feast on Tassie fish and fresh oysters at a country fish market, visit the historic Port Arthur penal colony, then cruise from Port Arthur into the Southern Ocean and along the wild and scenic coast to Tasman Island and Cape Pillar, with a chance to see dolphins and southern right and humpback whales. Depart on Day 11 via Hobart.

      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 two Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders and local guides
      • Accommodations in luxury lodges and fine inns
      • All meals included except 1 lunch as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All land and boat 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.)
      • Visa fees

      Accommodations

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

      Lenna Hotel

      Hobart, Australia

      Days 1-2 (2 nights)

      This boutique hotel has stunning gardens and the best location in Hobart, just a short stroll downhill to the Salamanca Market and close to all the great cafes and shops of Hobart. The original stately National Trust mansion was built in 1874, while the newer wing adjacent to the mansion...

      Lake Saint Clair Lodge

      Lake St. Clair, Tasmania, Australia

      Day 3 (1 night)

      On the shores of beautiful Lake St. Clair, Australia's deepest freshwater lake, this simple lodge has six guest cabins tucked into the woods by the lakeside. The cabins have private baths, and the lodge has a café and lounge. The restaurant overlooks the shimmering lake, part of the World Heritage-listed...

      Cray's Accommodation

      Strahan, Australia

      Day 4 (1 night)

      Just outside the sleepy fishing village of Strahan, Cray's provides simple, comfortable cabins and friendly hosts. The cabins are spacious and just a short walk to the village.

      Cradle Mountain Lodge

      Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

      Days 5-6 (2 nights)

      This is everything a wilderness lodge should be, with roaring fires, cozy cabins, excellent restaurants, a friendly staff, and a gorgeous setting right at the entrance to the national park. No in-room TVs disturb the wilderness atmosphere here, and the sound of bird calls and bubbling streams is all around...

      Edge of the Bay Resort

      Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia

      Days 7-8 (2 nights)

      What a location! Awake to the sound of lapping waves just outside your cottage door at this wonderful lodge on the edge of Coles Bay, where the water is sapphire blue and the sand pure white. Most cottages look directly toward the granite mountains known as The Hazards, with the...

      Stewarts Bay Lodge

      Port Arthur, Australia

      Days 9-10 (2 nights)

      Set on a stunning bay and surrounded by a bush setting, the lodge has well-appointed cabins with decks or balconies. The on-site restaurant has great food along with panoramic bay views, and the lodge's location puts us within walking distance of the historic Port Arthur site.

      Trip Leaders

      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 click on their profiles below.

      James Fuss

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 2, Easy to Moderate, according to our trip grading system. Anyone in a reasonable state of fitness, accustomed to outdoor adventures, should be able to fully enjoy the planned activities. Participants should be prepared for at least 1-5 hours of hiking each day over uneven terrain (carrying a daypack only). As the weather in Tasmania is often variable, we must occasionally wait for it to change to participate in our planned activities. In such a case, we may rearrange the daily itinerary to accommodate the weather.

      Review Trip Level Details
      Tasmania has a cool maritime climate, rarely extremely hot or extremely cold. The seasons are opposite to that of the northern hemisphere. Summer is from December to February, when the average maximum temperature is about 70°F.  The weather on the east coast is nearly always warmer and milder than the rest of the state. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.

      The trip features a variety of accommodations chosen for their character, size, and location. Overnights range from "bed and breakfast" inns to cabins, historic inns, and delightful wilderness lodges.

      Vehicle touring is mostly over good roads (though they can be very windy at times) in a comfortable van or minibus. Our van will transport the group's luggage, so you only need to carry a daypack for items you need during the day (rain gear, sweater, camera, water bottle, etc.).

      Client Testimonials

      "It would have taken me many individual trips to find all the visual and experiential treasures I enjoyed in nine short days. Hats off to James Fuss—he’s one of your best."

      Carmela C.

      Fallbrook, CA

      "James knows not only the nature trails but also the small restaurants, the art exhibitions—good planning!"

      Carmen O.

      Portola Valley, CA

      "Everything went very smoothly - couldn't ask for anything better."

      Carol M.

      Palos Verdes Estates, CA

      "We loved the trip! The best part of traveling with your company is not having to worry about details. The hotel and restaurant selections were always very good and at times exceeded our expectations. The traveling time we spent in the van was very limited considering that we saw almost every corner of Tasmania. Not only were we able to hike in beautiful remote parks but we met people who demonstrated by their hard work and artistic attributes a love for their land."

      Georgia S.

      Sacramento, CA

      "The trip was great, with wonderful surprises in store as each day unfolded."

      Jan B.

      Denver, CO

      "The variety of our days and the choice of venue, whether hiking, sailing, exploring, or wine tasting, was superb!"

      Jean Y.

      Jackson, WY

      "James did an excellent job of organizing and leading an outstanding trip with great variety and depth."

      Jerry T.

      Portola Valley, CA

      "Really awesome itinerary design with nice mix of locations, lodging, and activities. Our Trip Leader outdid himself—his local knowledge and connections made for many unique experiences."

      Kate F.

      Santa Monica, CA

      "The trip was fabulous with a great itinerary and variety. Tasmania is a truly unique area. This was my best trip yet!"

      Kathy B.

      Lafayette CA

      "We loved all of the different scenery in Tasmania, from the seashore to the mountain lakes to the temperate rainforest. Every day was an adventure!"

      Lyn S.

      Las Vegas, NV

      "Trip of a lifetime. Fell in love with Australia, which I did not expect to do."

      Lynn K.

      Denver, CO

      "The best way to see this beautiful, exciting part of Australia!"

      Mary Ellen B.

      Bloomfield Hill, MI

      "Good mix of natural beauty, history, great food and wine, and hiking."

      Norm S.

      Chicago, IL

      "The small group together with sterling leaders and food/facilities made this an unforgettable trip—thank you!"

      Patricia J.

      Berkeley CA

      "One of our best trips ever."

      Penny A.

      Los Angeles, CA

      "James is a great guide. Very knowledgeable about Tasmania. I especially enjoyed his interest in food and wine."

      Piage L.

      Rye, NY

      "This trip was wonderful. A well-designed itinerary, great accommodations, and food that was over the top! I can't believe the diversity of things we saw and did , from visiting markets and museums, to an exhilerating boat ride, to petting a wombat and seeing Tasmanian devils up close (boy, do they sound terrible!)."

      Randy L.

      Kensington, CA

      "Our trip to Tasmania was a wonderful experience that will be remembered for a long time. James and Lucy, our guides, were superb, knowledgeable, personable, and a lot of fun to be with. They both went the extra mile to make sure that everyone was having an enjoyable experience. The scenery, hiking trails, animals, birds, and the super friendly ‘Aussies’ were simply terrific! Wish we were still there!"

      Roger E.

      San Francisco, CA

      "The trip was wonderful and we saw so much of the island. The food was fantastic!"

      Sandy B.

      Petaluma, CA

      "The food and lodgings were superb; the places we went were beautiful, engaging, sometimes astounding and exhilarating."

      Vicki N.

      Corte Madera, CA

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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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She began her independent exploration at a young age with a week in the South West World Heritage area at the age of 11, and a school exchange in Japan at the age of 15. She is a world traveler who has lived in Europe, Japan, and Central America, and has a special affinity for Japan where she spent seven years studying Japanese literature, hitch-hiking around Hokkaido, and exploring trails and temples. She currently lives in Tasmania, one of her favorite places in the world, and works as a guide in both Tasmania and Japan. Lucy is fluent in Japanese and is keen to share her love of Tasmania, Japan, and all the places in between, with travelers and friends.","BioLong":"Having grown up in rural Tasmania, Lucy developed a deep love of nature and the outdoors through exploring the bush around her home on horseback and hiking with her family. She began her independent exploration at a young age with a week in the South West World Heritage area at the age of 11, and a school exchange in Japan at the age of 15. She is a world traveler who has lived in Europe, Japan, and Central America. After a year of working in Japan, she studied Japanese at the University of Tasmania, and later returned to Osaka on a scholarship to study Japanese literature along with anthropology, film, and ceramics. During her seven years in Japan, she taught English, hitch-hiked around Hokkaido, climbed Mt. Fuji, and walked the Kumano Kodo. She currently lives in Tasmania, one of her favorite places in the world, and works as a guide in both Tasmania and Japan. Lucy&apos;s partner is a well-known sushi chef from the countryside of Wakayama. Together they relish camping and diving in Tasmania&apos;s pristine wilderness, dining on internationally inspired dishes using home-grown produce, and surfing and snorkeling on the coast. Lucy is fluent in Japanese and is keen to share her love of Tasmania, Japan, and all the places in between, with travelers and friends."},{"GuideID":851303,"First_Name":"Andrea","Last_Name":"Ziolkowski","BioShort":"","BioLong":"Andrea&apos;s love of travel and adventure began at the age of six when her family left New York to live in northern Chile. Since returning to the US and settling in Colorado, she has pursued her passion for exploring the world, and fell in love with Tasmania on a trip there in 2017. She has made the island her home since retiring from a medical career in 2019, living in a house with one of the most stunning views imaginable and enjoying hiking, kayaking, cycling, cooking, and reading. 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The hotel and restaurant selections were always very good and at times exceeded our expectations. The traveling time we spent in the van was very limited considering that we saw almost every corner of Tasmania. Not only were we able to hike in beautiful remote parks but we met people who demonstrated by their hard work and artistic attributes a love for their land."},{"GuestNames":"Jan B.","GuestLocation":"Denver, CO","GuestReview":"The trip was great, with wonderful surprises in store as each day unfolded."},{"GuestNames":"Jean Y.","GuestLocation":"Jackson, WY","GuestReview":"The variety of our days and the choice of venue, whether hiking, sailing, exploring, or wine tasting, was superb!"},{"GuestNames":"Jerry T.","GuestLocation":"Portola Valley, CA","GuestReview":"James did an excellent job of organizing and leading an outstanding trip with great variety and depth."},{"GuestNames":"Kate F.","GuestLocation":"Santa Monica, CA","GuestReview":"Really awesome itinerary design with nice mix of locations, lodging, and activities. Our Trip Leader outdid himself&#8212;his local knowledge and connections made for many unique experiences."},{"GuestNames":"Kathy B.","GuestLocation":"Lafayette CA","GuestReview":"The trip was fabulous with a great itinerary and variety. Tasmania is a truly unique area. This was my best trip yet!"},{"GuestNames":"Lyn S.","GuestLocation":"Las Vegas, NV","GuestReview":"We loved all of the different scenery in Tasmania, from the seashore to the mountain lakes to the temperate rainforest. Every day was an adventure!"},{"GuestNames":"Lynn K.","GuestLocation":"Denver, CO","GuestReview":"Trip of a lifetime. Fell in love with Australia, which I did not expect to do."},{"GuestNames":"Mary Ellen B.","GuestLocation":"Bloomfield Hill, MI","GuestReview":"The best way to see this beautiful, exciting part of Australia!"},{"GuestNames":"Norm S.","GuestLocation":"Chicago, IL","GuestReview":"Good mix of natural beauty, history, great food and wine, and hiking."},{"GuestNames":"Patricia J.","GuestLocation":"Berkeley CA","GuestReview":"The small group together with sterling leaders and food\/facilities made this an unforgettable trip&#8212;thank you!"},{"GuestNames":"Penny A.","GuestLocation":"Los Angeles, CA","GuestReview":"One of our best trips ever."},{"GuestNames":"Piage L.","GuestLocation":"Rye, NY","GuestReview":"James is a great guide. Very knowledgeable about Tasmania. I especially enjoyed his interest in food and wine."},{"GuestNames":"Randy L.","GuestLocation":"Kensington, CA","GuestReview":"This trip was wonderful. A well-designed itinerary, great accommodations, and food that was over the top! I can't believe the diversity of things we saw and did , from visiting markets and museums, to an exhilerating boat ride, to petting a wombat and seeing Tasmanian devils up close (boy, do they sound terrible!)."},{"GuestNames":"Roger E.","GuestLocation":"San Francisco, CA","GuestReview":"Our trip to Tasmania was a wonderful experience that will be remembered for a long time. James and Lucy, our guides, were superb, knowledgeable, personable, and a lot of fun to be with. They both went the extra mile to make sure that everyone was having an enjoyable experience. The scenery, hiking trails, animals, birds, and the super friendly &#8216;Aussies&#8217; were simply terrific! Wish we were still there!"},{"GuestNames":"Sandy B.","GuestLocation":"Petaluma, CA","GuestReview":"The trip was wonderful and we saw so much of the island. 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We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. 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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Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","System_About_Private_Journeys":"<p>Wilderness Travel Private Journeys are designed for people who want to travel with their own small private group, but who still want to experience the same superb itinerary design, great accommodations, and signature quality of Wilderness Travel's escorted group trips. These Private Journeys allow you to choose your own dates and your traveling companions&mdash;and enjoy the WT touch on all aspects of the journey.<\/p>","System_Limited_Edition_Adventures":"This is a Limited Edition adventure&mdash;which means a unique trip we've never run before or offer only every few years. Led by our most experienced Trip Leaders, these journeys often take place in remote destinations with only the most basic infrastructure for tourism. 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. Refer to the Emergency Contact Information listed in this Final Bulletin.<\/p>","System_Valid_Passport":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-16T10:26:21 --><p><strong>VALID PASSPORT:<\/strong> Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from the last day of your trip, and that you have at least two blank pages for any necessary visa or entry and exit stamps.<\/p>","System_Insurance_Policy":"<p><strong>INSURANCE POLICY:<\/strong> If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan, you should have received an email confirmation of your policy. Please bring a digital or printed copy of this policy with you. If you cannot find your email confirmation, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. 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. We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. 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. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to follow local health protocols, wear a mask in group vehicles and during indoor activities for the remainder of the trip, and may be asked to dine separately. Any travel companion sharing a room with them will also be required to wear a mask at all times in the shared group vehicles for the remainder of the trip.<br><br>We encourage all travelers to actively monitor their own well-being and to use common-sense preventative measures such as regular handwashing (or use of hand sanitizer) and\/or wearing a face mask. If you are feeling sick, we encourage you to self-isolate and\/or wear a mask to protect your fellow travelers. Guests may be required to wear a mask if the Trip Leader believes the situation warrants it.<br><br>Leading up to the trip, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy, including avoiding close contact with anyone displaying cold or flu symptoms and washing your hands often. 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>"}}