Hiking Adventures in a Surreal Landscape

Southern Iceland Expedition

Iceland

8 Days

From $7,195

Level 3+

Moderate

Overview

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    Overview

    Iceland is a mystical world of spouting geysers, blue lagoons, lava fields, and multicolored rhyolite valleys stretching to the sea—these fantasy landscapes must be seen to be believed. On coastal, mountain, and glacier adventures, we explore Vatnajökull National Park and the brooding heaths of saga country, where Viking clans created the world's first parliament. We'll hike high above Skógafoss waterfall, take in the sea views from the Dyrhólæy headland, and witness the visible tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, a World Heritage Site. Delights along the way include fresh-caught salmon and Arctic char, and soaks in geothermally heated mineral waters.

    Arrive: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Depart: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Highlights

    • Hike in an unearthly landscape of canyons, iceberg-filled lagoons, and geysers
    • Explore the dramatic rift valley of World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park
    • Learn about Iceland's Viking heritage, savor the long twilight of the midnight sun
    • Taste savory Icelandic cuisine, soak in a geothermal hot spring

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      Flowing to the sea through a narrow fjord, Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, makes a dramatic backdrop for our hike to the coast. Lakeside trails bring us along stunning Jökulsárlón Lagoon, with its powder-blue icebergs calved from the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier.
      In Vatnajökull National Park, one of the most spectacular settings in Iceland, we hike among crystalline white glaciers and rushing rivers, and atop towering Dyrhólaey headland, 400 feet above the sea, we'll enjoy fabulous birdwatching above a stunning black-sand beach. One of our hikes brings us up to the 20-story-high Skógafoss cascade, and another leads into the hidden gem of Múlagljúfur, with views across the gorgeous glacier lagoons of Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón and the Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe’s largest.
      Thingvellir is home to the world’s oldest parliament, the Althing, first held in 930 AD, and this park’s unique geothermal landscape is a visual reminder of the meeting point of the North American and European plates. This continental rift actually shows the plates separating—our hike on this rift is a spectacular grand finale. We’ll enjoy a luxurious soak in a geothermal pool in Reykjavík before departing on Day 8.

      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
      • All meals
      • 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.

      Hótel Höfn

      Höfn , Iceland

      Day 1 (1 night)

      The Höfn has a peaceful location in the town of Höfn with a great view of massive Vatnajokull, at 3,300 square miles Europe’s largest glacier. Guest rooms are comfortable and furnished in simple Scandinavian style, with wooden floors. Höfn is the lobster capital of Iceland and the hotel’s restaurant is...

      Hotel Skaftafell

      Öræfi, Iceland

      Days 2-3 (2 nights)

      This lodging is truly in “the middle of nowhere,” near the tongue of the huge Vatnajökull Glacier on the edge of spectacular Skaftafell National Park. Lava fields stretch out in front of the hotel, and on a clear day, you can see the ocean. Rooms are small and simply furnished...

      Hotel Rangá

      Hella, Iceland

      Days 4-6 (3 nights)

      Halfway between Reykjavík and Vík along the south coast, the Hotel Rangá has a wonderfully isolated setting. The Rangá offers spacious, well-appointed rooms, and a good restaurant that serves some of the freshest fish imaginable. The hot tubs have amazing views.

      Alda Hotel Reykjavík

      Reykjavík, Iceland

      Day 7 (1 night)

      With its convenient location in the walkable Laugavegur district of Reykjavík, Alda Hotel is a lovely introduction to Iceland. Guest rooms are cozy, with comfortable beds, tidy bathrooms, and a small balcony. The hotel offers free WiFi, a wonderful breakfast spread, and is only steps away from Reykjavík's...

      Trip Leaders

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is Level 3+, Moderate to Strenuous, according to our trip grading system. It features daily mountain hikes and hotel accommodations throughout. The hikes can be considered strenuous because they are on undefined, steep trails or through some rugged terrain.

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      The terrain can be very wet. There are many short but steep parts on our hikes, and much up and down. Sturdy, well-broken-in hiking boots are essential. Gaiters are not required but will protect your pant legs from getting wet when we hike through boggy areas. Hiking poles are highly recommended (we provide poles to those who do not wish to pack their own).

      For your own enjoyment, we recommend you make a special effort to be in good physical condition. Daily brisk walking and/or regular hiking (or using a stair-climbing machine at your gym) are excellent preparatory exercises.

      Temperatures should be in the mid 50s, perfect for hiking. The weather can provide spectacular clear days but can also be very wet, cold, and changeable, and we want you to be well prepared for all you may encounter. Icelandic weather is always unpredictable, so you must come prepared for at least some rain and bring appropriate rain gear. It is unlikely that it will be hot. The winds can be strong and very cold, even on sunny days.

      Iceland's weather will dictate our exact hiking itinerary. Trip members need to remain flexible in consideration of inclement weather that may require changes, such as substituting different hiking routes, canceling hikes, or switching the days of certain hikes.

      Our nights will be spent at comfortable hotels and inns. Please keep in mind that on this trip we are crossing rural Iceland. The rooms in our hotels and inns will not always conform to international hotel standards and sizes. 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.

      We drive to a starting point for our hike and our vehicle picks us up at the end of the hike to drive us to our night's lodging. Some days combine sightseeing and hiking, but we usually don't spend more than a couple of hours in the van at one stretch. Where possible, those who are not up for hiking can usually opt out and spend time on their own at the hotel.

      Client Testimonials

      "Really great trip. Relaxing and fun, well thought out, organized. I would definitely take a WT trip again."

      Aaron W.

      San Francisco, CA

      "This trip gets my highest rating in terms of leadership and management of details. Iceland is a delightful and surprisingly beautiful place to visit."

      Dennis S.

      Oakland, CA

      "Superior trip, excellent leadership."

      Edgar G.

      Syracuse, NY

      "The trip far exceeded our expectations in beauty. The moss-covered mountains, waterfalls, gorges, and glaciers were truly gorgeous."

      Ellen & Harvey F.

      Los Angeles, CA

      "A very well balanced trip with excellent guides. I felt safe and comfortable the entire journey. The hiking was excellent, as was the variety of locations and scenery."

      Ellen R.

      Santa Barbara, CA

      "Great itinerary and top quality food, and the locations of all the hotels was excellent."

      Fan X.

      Jersey City, NJ

      "Well conceived and well run trip. Iceland’s a fantastic place."

      Gail L.

      Chicago, IL

      "A wonderful trip in a beautiful place!"

      Jeff L.

      Sioux Falls, SD

      "I was pleasantly surprised with the itinerary that we did so much more than just hiking each day. It was a wonderful blend of hiking and seeing the sights—a great immersion into the country allowing us to gain a great appreciation for its beauty and culture."

      Jeff P.

      Rescue, CA

      "The trip sought out the best of Iceland. The guides were excellent, with wonderful knowledge of the history, geology, and environment, and the participants were all great companions."

      Jim Y.

      Oakville, Ontario, Canada

      "We fell in love with Iceland. It was really hard to leave such a beautiful country and people."

      Joyce N.

      Fort Mohave, AZ

      "The landscape was beautiful and we did some exciting and well thought out hikes to see different sights of Iceland. The guides were excellent thoughout the trip and were very attentive, knowledgeable, and fun to be around."

      Kaye R.

      The Woodlands, TX

      "I loved Iceland. The geographic diversity from day to day made each hike so different, from glaciers and icebergs to swimming in a hot river."

      Ken G.

      Orlando, FL

      "Without a doubt this was the top trip we have taken. The itinerary was varied and the hikes were great. We would do this trip again in a second."

      Larry A.

      Wymore, NE

      "This was an amazing trip. I feel like I am still walking the fjords! The beauty of Iceland will never leave me. Thank you!"

      Linda A.

      Minneapolis, MN

      "This was our first WT adventure and our first attempt at an active (hiking) vacation. It was a great success on all counts."

      Lynne F.

      Hastings, NE

      "Loved the trip, loved the challenge of the hikes, the scenery, and getting to know Iceland and its culture. Would love to go back and see more."

      Margie C.

      Lake Forest, IL

      "We were both very pleased with the trip. We loved having everything organized for us leaving us free to just enjoy the scenery and relax!"

      Michelle H.

      Sunnyvale, CA

      "Iceland was a beautiful country with lovely people, extraordinary scenery, and wonderful remote hikes."

      Nancy D.

      San Francisco, CA

      "This was a marvelous introduction to and overview of a complex country and its people. We were delighted by the diversity of experiences—landscapes, length and difficulty of hikes, variety of foods."

      Patricia M.

      Asheville, NC

      "One of the best trips we've ever taken. The beauty of Iceland cannot be surpassed."

      Paul & Joy K.

      Phoenix, AZ

      "Iceland is one of the most beautiful and natural places we’ve ever been."

      Robert V.

      Virginia Beach, VA

      "I cannot say enough good things about our trip leaders; they were outstanding in all respects. Extremely competent, assured our safety and well-being without being obviously obsessive about it, full of interesting and useful information about Iceland and its people and history, and certainly great fun to be with. The kind of people I'd love to travel with anywhere."

      Tom C.

      Spokane, WA

      "Iceland is a marvelous country and the itinerary was really, really good—from seaside, through glaciers, waterfalls, then geothermals. It didn't hurt that the weather cooperated mightily."

      Walter S.

      Tucson, AZ

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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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With a background in management, she started leading trips on the side for fun. But once she realized taking travelers out onto the trails of Iceland was something she truly had a passion for, she never looked back. Since becoming a guide, D&ouml;gg has returned to university to study Icelandic nature and geology. She has traveled around the world and lived in many different places, but she always comes back to her homeland and wouldn&apos;t want to live anywhere else. She finds the nature, geology, and landscapes of Iceland utterly inspiring, and also has a soft spot for Iceland&apos;s friendly people. 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It also allows me to spend a lot of time in a place I really love&mdash;out in nature itself.&rdquo; He is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.","BioLong":"Santiago Bejarano trained in environmental sciences in his native Ecuador and began his guiding career by bringing visitors to the jungles and highlands of Ecuador and to the storied Gal&aacute;pagos Islands, where he worked as a naturalist. He later moved to Britain, which has been his home now for many years, and divides his time between Ecuador and Europe. Santiago guides for us on the high trails of the Alps of France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland and into the epic fjords of Norway. &ldquo;Guiding gives me the chance to be a link between cultures and to share my passion for nature. It also allows me to spend a lot of time in a place I really love&mdash;out in nature itself.&rdquo; Santiago enjoys photography, traveling, a good conversation, the diversity of life, and humanity. 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She has a degree in adventure guiding from Thompson Rivers University in BC, Canada, and has also completed advanced courses from the Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides in mountaineering and glacier travels. She's used her knowledge gained from these courses throughout the past many years working as a full-time guide in Iceland. She loves traveling throughout Iceland and around the world&mdash;one of her favorite trips was a month-long backpacking trip in New Zealand. When she&apos;s not scaling mountains or biking down the trails, she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, doing just about anything. &ldquo;Life has been one big adventure for me and I do my best to be grateful and enjoy every day&rdquo;."},{"GuideID":851157,"First_Name":"Orri","Last_Name":"Sigurj&oacute;nsson","BioShort":"Orri Sigurj&oacute;nsson grew up in the small town of Hvanneyri in the western region of Iceland. He studied carpentry in college, but his true calling has always been the enchantments of Iceland's rugged landscapes, and he has been guiding in Iceland since 2010. \"Traveling throughout the mountains is my passion,\" he says, \"and being able to share that passion with other travelers and show them around my beautiful country is something I consider a privilege.\" When he's not leading trips, he enjoys mountaineering, skiing, ice climbing, skydiving, and playing music with his band, Vertigo.","BioLong":"Orri Sigurj&oacute;nsson grew up in the small town of Hvanneyri in the western region of Iceland. He studied carpentry in college, but his true calling has always been the enchantments of Iceland's rugged landscapes, and he has been guiding in Iceland since 2010. \"Traveling throughout the mountains is my passion,\" he says, \"and being able to share that passion with other travelers and show them around my beautiful country is something I consider a privilege.\" When he's not leading trips, he enjoys mountaineering, skiing, ice climbing, skydiving, and playing music with his band, Vertigo."},{"GuideID":851207,"First_Name":"J&oacute;n Marin&oacute;","Last_Name":"S&aelig;varsson","BioShort":"J&oacute;n Marin&oacute; S&aelig;varsson was born and raised in Akureyri, the \"Capital of North Iceland.\" He has explored many parts of Iceland and loves sharing his culture with other travelers. 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When not leading trips, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing music with his dulcimer band, taking photographs, and being outside in nature, whether hiking, climbing, trekking, cycling, or skiing."},{"GuideID":850326,"First_Name":"S&ouml;lvi \u00de&oacute;r","Last_Name":"J&oacute;nasson","BioShort":"S&ouml;lvi \u00de&oacute;r J&oacute;nasson was raised deep in Iceland's Westfjords, \"where the road ends\" at a farm in the smallest and most isolated commune on the island. He is a true nature lover and spends most of his time in the wilderness of his home country. S&ouml;lvi holds a degree in tourism and has been working in the field since 2013. When he is not introducing travelers to the wonders of Iceland, he enjoys fly fishing, snowmobiling, soccer, and golf.","BioLong":"S&ouml;lvi \u00de&oacute;r J&oacute;nasson was raised deep in Iceland's Westfjords, \"where the road ends\" at a farm in the smallest and most isolated commune on the island. 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He is on the board of a volunteer rescue organization in Reykjav&iacute;k, teaches and guides groups in sea kayaking, trekking, and skiing, and also enjoys sailing.","BioLong":"\u00d3skar Gu&eth;j&oacute;nsson was born and raised in Reykjav&iacute;k and at age 12 moved with his family to a small fishing village in the Icelandic countryside. His love of outdoor adventure led him to pursue a degree in Outdoor Education at Australia's La Trobe University. He is on the board of a volunteer rescue organization in Reykjav&iacute;k, teaches and guides groups in sea kayaking, trekking, and skiing, and also enjoys sailing."}],"guestreviews":[{"GuestNames":"Aaron W.","GuestLocation":"San Francisco, CA","GuestReview":"Really great trip. Relaxing and fun, well thought out, organized. I would definitely take a WT trip again."},{"GuestNames":"Dennis S.","GuestLocation":"Oakland, CA","GuestReview":"This trip gets my highest rating in terms of leadership and management of details. Iceland is a delightful and surprisingly beautiful place to visit."},{"GuestNames":"Edgar G.","GuestLocation":"Syracuse, NY","GuestReview":"Superior trip, excellent leadership."},{"GuestNames":"Ellen & Harvey F.","GuestLocation":"Los Angeles, CA","GuestReview":"The trip far exceeded our expectations in beauty. The moss-covered mountains, waterfalls, gorges, and glaciers were truly gorgeous."},{"GuestNames":"Ellen R.","GuestLocation":"Santa Barbara, CA","GuestReview":"A very well balanced trip with excellent guides. I felt safe and comfortable the entire journey. The hiking was excellent, as was the variety of locations and scenery."},{"GuestNames":"Fan X.","GuestLocation":"Jersey City, NJ","GuestReview":"Great itinerary and top quality food, and the locations of all the hotels was excellent."},{"GuestNames":"Gail L.","GuestLocation":"Chicago, IL","GuestReview":"Well conceived and well run trip. Iceland&#8217;s a fantastic place."},{"GuestNames":"Jeff L.","GuestLocation":"Sioux Falls, SD","GuestReview":"A wonderful trip in a beautiful place!"},{"GuestNames":"Jeff P.","GuestLocation":"Rescue, CA","GuestReview":"I was pleasantly surprised with the itinerary that we did so much more than just hiking each day. It was a wonderful blend of hiking and seeing the sights&#8212;a great immersion into the country allowing us to gain a great appreciation for its beauty and culture."},{"GuestNames":"Jim Y.","GuestLocation":"Oakville, Ontario, Canada","GuestReview":"The trip sought out the best of Iceland. The guides were excellent, with wonderful knowledge of the history, geology, and environment, and the participants were all great companions."},{"GuestNames":"Joyce N.","GuestLocation":"Fort Mohave, AZ","GuestReview":"We fell in love with Iceland. It was really hard to leave such a beautiful country and people."},{"GuestNames":"Kaye R.","GuestLocation":"The Woodlands, TX","GuestReview":"The landscape was beautiful and we did some exciting and well thought out hikes to see different sights of Iceland. The guides were excellent thoughout the trip and were very attentive, knowledgeable, and fun to be around."},{"GuestNames":"Ken G.","GuestLocation":"Orlando, FL","GuestReview":"I loved Iceland. The geographic diversity from day to day made each hike so different, from glaciers and icebergs to swimming in a hot river."},{"GuestNames":"Larry A.","GuestLocation":"Wymore, NE","GuestReview":"Without a doubt this was the top trip we have taken. The itinerary was varied and the hikes were great. We would do this trip again in a second."},{"GuestNames":"Linda A.","GuestLocation":"Minneapolis, MN","GuestReview":"This was an amazing trip. I feel like I am still walking the fjords! The beauty of Iceland will never leave me. Thank you!"},{"GuestNames":"Lynne F.","GuestLocation":"Hastings, NE","GuestReview":"This was our first WT adventure and our first attempt at an active (hiking) vacation. It was a great success on all counts."},{"GuestNames":"Margie C.","GuestLocation":"Lake Forest, IL","GuestReview":"Loved the trip, loved the challenge of the hikes, the scenery, and getting to know Iceland and its culture. Would love to go back and see more."},{"GuestNames":"Michelle H.","GuestLocation":"Sunnyvale, CA","GuestReview":"We were both very pleased with the trip. We loved having everything organized for us leaving us free to just enjoy the scenery and relax!"},{"GuestNames":"Nancy D.","GuestLocation":"San Francisco, CA","GuestReview":"Iceland was a beautiful country with lovely people, extraordinary scenery, and wonderful remote hikes."},{"GuestNames":"Patricia M.","GuestLocation":"Asheville, NC","GuestReview":"This was a marvelous introduction to and overview of a complex country and its people. We were delighted by the diversity of experiences&#8212;landscapes, length and difficulty of hikes, variety of foods."},{"GuestNames":"Paul & Joy K.","GuestLocation":"Phoenix, AZ","GuestReview":"One of the best trips we've ever taken. The beauty of Iceland cannot be surpassed."},{"GuestNames":"Robert V.","GuestLocation":"Virginia Beach, VA","GuestReview":"Iceland is one of the most beautiful and natural places we&#8217;ve ever been."},{"GuestNames":"Tom C.","GuestLocation":"Spokane, WA","GuestReview":"I cannot say enough good things about our trip leaders; they were outstanding in all respects. Extremely competent, assured our safety and well-being without being obviously obsessive about it, full of interesting and useful information about Iceland and its people and history, and certainly great fun to be with. The kind of people I'd love to travel with anywhere."},{"GuestNames":"Walter S.","GuestLocation":"Tucson, AZ","GuestReview":"Iceland is a marvelous country and the itinerary was really, really good&#8212;from seaside, through glaciers, waterfalls, then geothermals. 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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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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. 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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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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. 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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. 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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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