From Hilltop Motuvun to Medieval Trogir

Croatia: Istria and the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia, Slovenia

11 Days

From $6,195

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    Overview

    On the sunny northern Dalmatian Coast (and away from the cruise ships), we bring you a journey of vineyard hikes, walks in truffle and olive oil country, island hopping, and seaside rambles along the blue Adriatic. We'll hike to castle-topped Motovun, with a walk on its ancient walls, explore the Kvarner Gulf by sailboat, enjoy swim stops, and see the grand Roman amphitheater at Pula. Along the way, our Trip Leaders introduce us to fascinating people, great wines, and regional delights (think freshly grilled calamari, enjoyed waterside!). Our journey begins in Slovenia's lovely capital, Ljubljana, and our finale is in the medieval island-town of Trogir, a World Heritage Site.

    Arrive: Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Depart: Split, Croatia

    Highlights

    • Hike to the stunning hill towns of Motovun, Gracisce, and Lubenice
    • Discover the amphitheater at Pula, whose amazing state of preservation brings the Roman world to life
    • Explore exquisite Rovinj, Veli Lošinj, and islands of the northern Dalmatian Coast
    • Enjoy private tastings of regional delights and sample great local wines

    Itinerary

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    From castle-topped Ljubljana, we head to Croatia's Istrian Peninsula for a hike through truffle country to the hill town of Motovun, entering town through its original gates. After our hike on the Parenzana Trail, which links Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy, we visit the artists' haven of Groznjan, once a Venetian fortress town.
    We walk another scenic stretch of the Parenzana, then head to Porec, climbing up the bell tower of its majestic cathedral for Adriatic vistas. At Pula, we explore its impressive Roman amphitheater. Overnights are in Rovinj, with its quayside cafes, yachts, Venetian mansions, and delightfully Italian flavor.
    On rugged Cres, an island of tiny stone villages, we hike from clifftop Lubenice down through pine forests to the bay of Martinšica for a picnic and a swim. We walk along the seaside promenade to the village of Veli Lošinj, set around a natural harbor, and up a ridge to the church of St. Ivan, overlooking the sea.
    By private sailboat, we head to the Renaissance-era island of Rab, and we'll hike in Krka National Park to enjoy its karst landscape of cliffs and canyons. Our trip ends in Trogir, with its medieval Old Town surrounded by the sea. Depart on Day 11 via Split or extend to Dubrovnik.

    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

    $600 due at time of reservation
    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 comfortable inns
    • 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.

    Hotel Cubo

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Day 1 (1 night)

    Old World charm meets modern styling at the Hotel Cubo, set in the center of downtown Ljubljana. With views of the hilltop castle and only a short walk to the Old Town center, the hotel has a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. Spacious guestrooms have plush bedding and chic bathrooms,...

    Kastel Motovun

    Motovun, Croatia

    Days 2-3 (2 nights)

    The charming Kastel Motovun is a converted castle-fortress perched high on a hill above Motovun, looking out over the green expanse of the Istria valley. The hotel's setting at the top of the hill is just magnificent—sunset views from atop the castle walls are memorable.

    Villa Angelo d'Oro

    Rovinj, Croatia

    Days 4-5 (2 nights)

    This small inn nestled in the walled medieval section of Rovinj served as the bishop's palace during Rovinj's 17th century heyday. As with all converted historic buildings, rooms vary in size and shape but all are comfortable. Breakfast is served in the stone-built courtyard.

    Boutique Hotel Alhambra

    Losinj, Croatia

    Days 6-7 (2 nights)

    Set on a corner of magical Cikat Bay on the island of Losinj, this 51-room, villa-like hotel is a blend of Art Nouveau architecture and contemporary design that's simply elegant. The full-service spa area includes a heated indoor saltwater swimming pool and fully equipped gym, and the Alfred Keller Restaurant...

    Hotel Arbiana

    Rab, Croatia

    Days 8-9 (2 nights)

    The Arbiana is a boutique hotel in the historic center of the island of Rab.  Some rooms may be a bit small by US standards but all are well appointed, and most have balconies overlooking the beautiful harbor and the blue Adriatic. The garden dining area is partly enclosed...

    XII Century Heritage Hotel

    Trogir, Croatia

    Day 10 (1 night)

    Located on the waterfront promenade in medieval Trogir, the 15 rooms of this quaint hotel are individually designed, each with modern amenities and private bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the dining room or out on the terrace where you can enjoy the breeze from the Adriatic as ships come and...

    Trip Leaders

    Nena Rifelj

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    Jirí Rohel

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    Stanislav Simicic

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    Kristina Dragun Simicic

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    Tomo Petek

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    Richard Bell

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    What the Trip is Like

    This trip is rated a Level 2+ (Easy to Moderate) according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable hiking 8 miles a day and being on your feet for up to 4 hours a day. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.

    Average Hiking Day
    • 5-6 miles
    • 3-4 hours
    • 200-350 feet gain/loss
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    The terrain can be hilly and rocky with many sets of stairs on both ascents and descents. There are a couple short, steep downhills, including one that is exposed. Some hikes are very rugged, and hiking poles are recommended.
    Spring and fall are the best times to visit, as it is less crowded and humid. The climate is typical of the Mediterranean. It can be cool and pleasant, hot and muggy, or damp and chilly, and cool breezes and showers are possible at any time.
    Our accommodations are in charming inns and hotels. Since they 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. Hotel Angelo D'Oro doesn't have an elevator, but the staff will help with your bags. 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.
    Our lunches are in restaurants, on boats, or picnic-style. Dinners are at local restaurants or our hotel. The cuisine is typical of the Mediterranean with salads, vegetables, pasta, meat, and seafood. 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).

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    Client Testimonials

    "This was an amazing overview of the region, and we covered a lot of ground and different kinds of territory. The walks were beautiful and the people were great. I really enjoyed my time on this trip!"

    Andrea B.

    New York, NY

    "Our guides were superb—professional, friendly, knew their culture, excellent hiking guides, connected openly and warmly with everyone. A+ people and guides all the way around."

    Bruce F.

    Berkeley, CA

    "This was our fifth trip with Wilderness Travel and they all have been excellent!"

    Carolyn S.

    Santa Rosa, CA

    "A terrific trip, with nice diversity of hikes and cultural opportunities."

    Charlie and Cathy K.

    Santa Fe, NM

    "This was a great trip for seeing Croatia. You captured the essence of the country and got us away from the crowds between Split and Dubrovnik."

    David S.

    Carson City, NV

    "Great guides, good food, nice hotels, and many beautiful, memorable walks. Lovely mixes of scenery with wildflowers and olive groves, coastal walks with views of the Adriatic, walks with views of villages with red tile roofs—many photographic moments!"

    Dorothy D.

    Denver, CO

    "Excellent trip all around. Fantastic guides and great travel companions—our small 9-person group was a plus."

    Gary J.

    San Francisco, CA

    "Great trip, lovely scenery, friendly people, easy hiking—and great seafood almost everywhere!"

    Jay B.

    San Rafael, CA

    "Excellent trip—loved the places we visited!"

    Karen S.

    Tesuque, NM

    "We really enjoyed this trip. Itinerary was really well designed with a perfect mix of culture and hiking and swimming. The days went quickly but we never felt rushed."

    Marcella S.

    Los Altos, CA

    "Thank you for offering this trip. It is wonderfully choreographed experience in beautiful countries that includes hiking, expertly guided tours, a national park visit, boat and ferry rides and showcase of local cuisines. We are very grateful to the leaders, Stan and Ingrid, and to the Wilderness staff for all the work it takes to put together this experience. Thank you very much."

    Pat D.

    Cambridge, MA

    "First-class all the way—a lot of fun!"

    Ron K.

    Scottsdale, AZ

    "I'm so glad that I chose the Croatia trip. The itinerary was beautiful and provided a mix of hiking, history, culture, and even boating! Both of the trip leaders are top notch. Bravo, Wilderness Travel!"

    Susan M.

    Woodbury, MN

    "I had a blast!"

    Tiffany D.

    Nashville, TN

    "This trip delivered so much more than I was expecting! Every day, it seems, I was surprised, impressed, and wowed by something."

    Tori H.

    Cincinnati, OH

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    Itinerary

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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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He has been working with us as a chef and Trip Leader since 2007, bringing a thorough knowledge of Croatian history and culture to the trip, along with wonderful cuisine. Stanislav is fluent in English and German. When not guiding, he spends time exploring Croatia's many beautiful places with his wife, son, and friends.","BioLong":"Stanislav Simicic, of Croatia, is a graduate of a culinary academy in Osijek. A fine chef, he was awarded a second-place ranking among all young Croatian chefs in a competition in 1997. Stanislav later worked as a chef at a restaurant in Pore&eacute; for three years, then began to manage several yachts that ply the Adriatic. He has been working with us as a chef and Trip Leader since 2007, bringing a thorough knowledge of Croatian history and culture to the trip, along with wonderful cuisine. Stanislav is fluent in English and German. When not guiding, he spends time exploring Croatia's many beautiful places with his wife, son, and friends. \"Come to Croatia, a secret garden of beauty in the warm and sunny Mediterranean,\" he says. \"You'll discover a country of a thousand islands with beautiful nature, interesting traditions, and a rich cultural heritage.\""},{"GuideID":853433,"First_Name":"Kristina","Last_Name":"Dragun Simicic","BioShort":"Kristina Simicic, the wife of our longtime and beloved Trip Leader Stan Simicic, will be joining this tour on her first co-leading experience&mdash;another local Croatian to bring her experienced touch and knowledge to our trip! Born and raised in Croatia, she is a teacher and also participates in local ecological and environmental projects in her and Stan&apos;s hometown. When not working, she loves to dance and sing in the local Croatian tradition and explore the outdoors throughout Europe with her family.","BioLong":"Kristina Simicic, the wife of our longtime and beloved Trip Leader Stan Simicic, will be joining this tour on her first co-leading experience&mdash;another local Croatian to bring her experienced touch and knowledge to our trip! Born and raised in Croatia, she is a teacher and also participates in local ecological and environmental projects in her and Stan&apos;s hometown. When not working, she loves to dance and sing in the local Croatian tradition and explore the outdoors throughout Europe with her family."},{"GuideID":851073,"First_Name":"Tomo","Last_Name":"Petek","BioShort":"With a degree in economics and tourism, Tomaz &ldquo;Tomo&rdquo; Petek created a vagabond lifestyle, traveling to different continents. From Italy to India, Morocco to Belize, he immersed himself in new environments, and picked up a few languages along the way (he&apos;s fluent in four, to be precise). Yet after so much time away from his home country of Slovenia, he decided to return and has been guiding trips ever since. &ldquo;My wish came true&mdash;I live in a country with a lot of natural beauty and I have one of the best jobs in the world,&rdquo; he says. When not leading trips, Tomo enjoys climbing, cycling, and photography, and has become a certified yoga teacher.","BioLong":"With a degree in economics and tourism, Tomaz &ldquo;Tomo&rdquo; Petek created a vagabond lifestyle, traveling to different continents. From Italy to India, Morocco to Belize, he immersed himself in new environments, and picked up a few languages along the way (he&apos;s fluent in four, to be precise). Yet after so much time away from his home country of Slovenia, he decided to return and has been guiding trips ever since. &ldquo;My wish came true&mdash;I live in a country with a lot of natural beauty and I have one of the best jobs in the world,&rdquo; he says. When not leading trips, Tomo enjoys climbing, cycling, and photography, and has become a certified yoga teacher."},{"GuideID":850623,"First_Name":"Richard","Last_Name":"Bell","BioShort":"Richard Bell was born and brought up in Yorkshire, on the northeast coast of the UK, and has been an avid traveler all his life. Richard has been a guide now for almost 20 years and leads exclusively for Wilderness Travel in Europe. His passion for the outdoors is as great as it ever was, and he is always eager to share his wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the culture, stunning scenery, varied cuisine, and natural history of these fascinating areas. He makes his home in Cornwall in southwest England, and when not leading trips, tends to his fruit and vegetable garden, loves to cook, and, with his wife, often travels back to the same places where he leads trips to explore even further.","BioLong":"For a man who has traveled to more than 100 countries, been a trip leader for Wilderness Travel for more than 20 years, and has an ever expanding palate to cook exquisite dishes with global infusion (ask him about his infamous slow-cooked lamb with pomegranates), Richard Bell still takes as much pride in each trip he leads as he did when he first started traveling around his hometown in Yorkshire, on the northeast coast of the UK. &ldquo;My experience of being a guide for over 20 years has allowed me to create trips that I know will appeal to our clients,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;I combine a unique hiking experience with cultural interactions in whatever country I may be in. Anyone who has hiked with me before, will already know that my trips are quirky, individual, interesting, and full of humor and good times.&rdquo; Now in his 60s, Richard says he has graduated with honors from the University of Life, and is delighted to be able to share his experiences with our travelers. When he is not leading hikes, he tends to his fruit and vegetable garden at his home in Cornwall in southwest England, and of course, loves to cook (seriously, get that slow-cooked lamb recipe)."}],"guestreviews":[{"GuestNames":"Andrea B.","GuestLocation":"New York, NY","GuestReview":"This was an amazing overview of the region, and we covered a lot of ground and different kinds of territory. The walks were beautiful and the people were great. I really enjoyed my time on this trip!"},{"GuestNames":"Bruce F.","GuestLocation":"Berkeley, CA","GuestReview":"Our guides were superb&#8212;professional, friendly, knew their culture, excellent hiking guides, connected openly and warmly with everyone. A+ people and guides all the way around."},{"GuestNames":"Carolyn S.","GuestLocation":"Santa Rosa, CA","GuestReview":"This was our fifth trip with Wilderness Travel and they all have been excellent!"},{"GuestNames":"Charlie and Cathy K.","GuestLocation":"Santa Fe, NM","GuestReview":"A terrific trip, with nice diversity of hikes and cultural opportunities."},{"GuestNames":"David S.","GuestLocation":"Carson City, NV","GuestReview":"This was a great trip for seeing Croatia. You captured the essence of the country and got us away from the crowds between Split and Dubrovnik."},{"GuestNames":"Dorothy D.","GuestLocation":"Denver, CO","GuestReview":"Great guides, good food, nice hotels, and many beautiful, memorable walks. Lovely mixes of scenery with wildflowers and olive groves, coastal walks with views of the Adriatic, walks with views of villages with red tile roofs&#8212;many photographic moments!"},{"GuestNames":"Gary J.","GuestLocation":"San Francisco, CA","GuestReview":"Excellent trip all around. Fantastic guides and&#160;great travel companions&#8212;our small 9-person group was a plus."},{"GuestNames":"Jay B.","GuestLocation":"San Rafael, CA","GuestReview":"Great trip, lovely scenery, friendly people, easy hiking&#8212;and great seafood almost everywhere!"},{"GuestNames":"Karen S.","GuestLocation":"Tesuque, NM","GuestReview":"Excellent trip&#8212;loved the places we visited!"},{"GuestNames":"Marcella S.","GuestLocation":"Los Altos, CA","GuestReview":"We really enjoyed this trip. Itinerary was really well designed with a perfect mix of culture and hiking and swimming. The days went quickly but we never felt rushed."},{"GuestNames":"Pat D.","GuestLocation":"Cambridge, MA","GuestReview":"Thank you for offering this trip. It is wonderfully choreographed experience in beautiful countries that includes hiking, expertly guided tours, a national park visit, boat and ferry rides and showcase of local cuisines. We are very grateful to the leaders, Stan and Ingrid, and to the Wilderness staff for all the work it takes to put together this experience. Thank you very much."},{"GuestNames":"Ron K.","GuestLocation":"Scottsdale, AZ","GuestReview":"First-class all the way&#8212;a lot of fun!"},{"GuestNames":"Susan M.","GuestLocation":"Woodbury, MN","GuestReview":"I'm so glad that I chose the Croatia trip. The itinerary was beautiful and provided a mix of hiking, history, culture, and even boating! Both of the trip leaders are top notch. Bravo, Wilderness Travel!"},{"GuestNames":"Tiffany D.","GuestLocation":"Nashville, TN","GuestReview":"I had a blast!"},{"GuestNames":"Tori H.","GuestLocation":"Cincinnati, OH","GuestReview":"This trip delivered so much more than I was expecting! 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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 on this trip.<\/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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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_About_New_Trips":"This is a new adventure and one that we are particularly excited about offering. However, as with all new departures, flexibility and a spirit of adventure are always appreciated! Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","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. 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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":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. 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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_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.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.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_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. 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