JOURNEYS Destinations

Antarctica
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  Penetrate Antarctic waters and ice on our numerous south Polar cruise voyages from September to March. These small ship exploration cruises may include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetlands, the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle and the Weddell and Ross Seas. JOURNEYS' cruises, coordinated aboard US Coast Guard-certified ships by experienced polar expedition cruising companies, offer exceptional expert naturalist leadership...

Arctic
5 Tours

JOURNEYS offers small ship adventure exploration cruises to the Arctic. These trips are the best, safest and most satisfying way to reach some of the least populated and most remote places on our planet. Our expeditions include Greenland, Canada, the Northwest Passage, Spitsbergen, and the North Pole. Conducted between May and September, our programs aboard U.S. Coast Guard-certified ships offer exceptional...

Argentina
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JOURNEYS' trips in Argentina explore the vast natural and cultural diversity of Argentina featuring local naturalist guides, from the mountainous Northern Provinces and subtropical Iguazu Falls to the wildlife of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The southern tip of South America is one of the most wildlife-rich and scenic regions of our hemisphere. Our trips offer opportunities to hike, kayak,...

Australia
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Australia is a year-round adventure vacation and ecotourism destination. Australia is much more than Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and Ayers Rock, and we can help you include these fabulous icons with many other less-trodden areas on your Australia trip. We offer group and custom tours featuring the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, aboriginal cross-cultural experiences in Kakadu and...

Belize
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Belize beckons photographers, birders, snorkelers, divers, kayakers, hikers, naturalists, archaeologists and lovers. JOURNEYS’ Belize ecotours feature comfortable tropical ambience, expert naturalist guides and access to the most interesting Mayan ruins. Choose your ecolodge in the mountains, rain forest or coast and you will still be close to everything wonderful in Belize. Your small group, privately guided trip, or family tour...

Bhutan
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Bhutan, Druk Yul, the Land of the Dragon, is the most isolated and exotic land in the Himalayas. We offer the best group and individual guided eco- travel throughout Bhutan, and our trips operate almost year-round. In Bhutan, standards of dress, architecture, food, and education are ruled by ancient tradition. You can travel for days through Bhutan's uninhabited pine forests...

Botswana
4 Tours

On a JOURNEYS safari in Botswana, you will enjoy game viewing in the wildest areas of Africa. The Okavango River, one of Africa's longest rivers, begins in Angola and ends in Botswana where it provides a freshwater haven for some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world. Known as "the river which never finds the sea," its freshwater evaporates...

Brazil
5 Tours

Travel to Brazil to experience the Amazon Basin, the Pantanal wetlands, Iguazu Falls, and a variety of other unique habitats. JOURNEYS offers regular departures of river cruises that explore the culture and nature of the Amazon and Rio Negro aboard the riverboat Tucano. We have favorite ecolodges throughout the country for flexible explorations. Consider a customized trip to any other...

Burma
4 Tours

Travel to Burma, now officially known as Myanmar, offers great historical value, rich cultural heritage, and insight to a unique daily life style. It also possesses a vast ecological diversity ranging from Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches. Expect only the friendliest and most courteous treatment from your JOURNEYS travel guides and drivers. Burma is making new strides  toward democratization. You...

Cambodia
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Cambodia travel simply must include Angkor Wat, but the best Cambodia tours include much more. Friendly local guides can help you pursue your specific travel interests in birding, music, art, phtography, food, history and culture. JOURNEYS’ Cambodia trips for small groups feature the best, small modern lodges and hotels and opportunities to explore ruins and villages at a leisurely pace....

Chile
4 Tours

Travel to Chile opens a world of active adventure possibilities. Birding, hiking, and photography opportunities abound. We prefer small ecolodges and small expertly-guided groups to reveal all of Chile's dramatic and enticing aspects. From the glaciers and fjords of Patagonia and the Andes Mountains which isolate Chile from its neighbors, to the Atacama Desert in the north, and out to...

China
6 Tours

JOURNEYS' China travel programs offer opportunities for in-depth ecotravel experiences in choice culturally, historically and scenically rich locales. Engage the people and explore the issues and the environments and culture of China, the planet's most populous nation. Our thoughtful, articulate, English-speaking guides lead well-paced, active and adventurous group trips with frequent departures. Visit China, including the Three Gorges, Beijing, Yunan,...

Costa Rica
8 Tours

JOURNEYS’ Costa Rica travel program emphasizes the best ecolodges, skilled naturalist guides and trips savoring Costa Rica’s long standing commitment to the preservation of its diverse environments. Costa Rica, often identified as the first ecotourism destination, is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, with a mountainous interior, and some of the richest tropical rain forest and cloud...

Czech Republic
2 Tours

The Czech Republic is nestled between Germany, Poland, and Austria. It is a country rich with history and endless activities to exceed the expectations of any traveler. Between the remnants of the Renaissance, the vibrant greenery, the colossal castles, and the windy, cobbled streets, a trip to this Central European country is sure to impress a multitude of ages and...

Ecuador
14 Tours

Bisected by and named after the equator, Ecuador is home to a large chunk of the Andes Mountains, some of the richest Amazon rainforest, beautiful Pacific coastline as well as the Galapagos Islands. On an exploration of Ecuador you can visit native markets, search for some of the hundreds of native bird species in the cloud forest, stay in colonial...

Egypt
3 Tours

JOURNEYS has been offering small group, family and custom Egypt travel since the 1980's. In Egypt, JOURNEYS’ travelers find the world’s most impressive ancient wonders and the world’s friendliest people. On trips ranging from 7-8 days to three weeks, you’ll be guided by a professional, certified Egyptologist with a vast knowledge of the last 6,000 years of Nile Valley...

Ethiopia
2 Tours

Ethiopia has an ancient history, a unique geographic circumstance and a contemporary appeal. Ethiopia travel is not routine. Accommodations are few, but the rigor of travel and the lack of amenities are a small cost for an exceptional guided group or individual Ethiopia travel experience. With JOURNEYS, you will travel to and explore some of the most interesting areas...

Galapagos
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  CALL FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON SELECT DEPARTURES Encounter some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world on the Galapagos Islands. Las Islas Encantadas, the Enchanted Isles, have excited the interest of scientists and nature travelers for centuries. This barren, volcanic archipelago is habitat for some of the world’s most unusual animals and plants. Most of the resident birds and...

Greece
3 Tours

Explore Greece, a land where pure blue skies and sparkling waters provide the background for beautiful scenes of olive trees, rock formations, and ruins. Learn about the country's rich history, inextricably intertwined with a rich tradition of mythology, as you visit Delos and Delphi. See remnants of modern man's first societies at the Acropolis in Athens. We offer...

Greenland
4 Tours

Hike, kayak, and helicopter in Greenland, the world's largest island.  See the wildlife, culture, and historical sites that few tourists have the means or knowledge to explore.  Witness some of the grandest scenery on earth.  Throughout the country, towering mountains, dramatic glaciers, breathtaking icebergs, and tranquil fjords abound.  Adventure-minded travelers can enjoy the midnight sun while walking amid arctic flowers...

Guatemala
5 Tours

Guatemala is a rich destination for lovers of nature, culture and archaeology. Learn about Mayan history and contemporary culture, experience the colorful markets and textile traditions, and enjoy the volcanic landscapes, extensive rain forests, tropical wildlife, exquisite gardens and friendly people. Most JOURNEYS travelers visit the highlands, Lake Atitlan and Antigua. Many also go to the north to explore Tikal...

Iceland
3 Tours

Visit Iceland, a country full of surprises. Iceland travel is a truly exotic experience rich in waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, wilderness, sea birds, and Viking history. With a population of fewer than 300,000, Iceland is a safe country to travel to and is easy to reach from the United States. Our tours are in the summer and feature small ecolodges...

India
4 Tours

Discover the richness of India travel on one of JOURNEYS' individualized cultural and adventure travel programs. JOURNEYS has offered travel in India since 1978, and our professional guides lead wildlife and photo safaris as well as cultural and adventure trips. Track tigers, witness the pilgrims to the Ganges River at Varanasi, ride a camel in Rajastan,  observe the lions of...

Indonesia
4 Tours

Visit the tropical paradise of Bali, as well as Komodo Island, Java, and Borneo with an exceptional guide on JOURNEYS' trips in Indonesia. We offer private, custom tours to Indonesia at any time of the year. We prefer booking travelers in smaller ecolodges away from the main cities. Bali is a major international travel hub with connections to the rest...

Israel
3 Tours

Though small in size, Israel has always been a main point of political and religious conversation around the world. Engage the rich, profound, and dynamic contemporary society. From the Western (Wailing) Wall to Mount Zion to the Garden of Gethsemane, Israel is an amalgam of the cultural, historical, and religous.  ...

Japan
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For many Americans, Japan is the most exotic place on earth. You can find Western-style hotels and people who speak English, but you can also travel to traditional Japan, stay in ancient villages in traditional style and sample meals more elegant than any served in a Japanese restaurant this side of the Pacific. JOURNEYS' trips introduce you to the remote...

Jordan
2 Tours

In Jordan meditate in the spectacular "Rose Red" city of Petra, enjoy the restorative effects of the Dead Sea, and marvel at the stark beauty of the desert in Wadi Rum. Visit the Roman ruins in Jerash, tour the ancient mosaics in Madaba, and explore the Crusader castle ruins of Kerak and Shobak. We offer in-depth Jordan explorations, custom guided...

Kenya
4 Tours

Kenya has always been one of the best places in Africa to see huge numbers of a variety of animals. Our superb Kenyan guides are expert spotters and birders with a profound knowledge of local culture. Delicious meals are a part of every trip. If our "flagship" Million Animal Safari is too long or vigorous for your tastes, we offer...

Kilimanjaro
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Climb Kilimanjaro anytime by any route. We’ll help you with all aspects of planning your Kilimanjaro climbing trip. Lying across the Kenyan border in northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is a beacon for safari-goers, climbers, naturalists, and hikers. Climbing Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 feet, is one of the most dramatic hikes in Africa. A high percentage of our participants reach the Kili summit...

Ladakh
4 Tours

A trip to Ladakh in northernmost India brings you to the most authentic, traditional, fascinating Tibetan Buddhist communities on earth. Ladakh is separated culturally, geographically, and politically from Hindu and Muslim areas of India. In Ladakh, you can explore the tranquility of remote Buddhist communities, ancient monasteries, and wild mountains where snow leopards still roam. Ladakh is the best place...

Laos
3 Tours

Travel to Laos for the best experience of tribal society in southeast Asia. Laos travel needs to be undertaken carefully, but our tour guides know how to keep our travelers safe and comfortable in small lodges and hotels. With few people, the best forests, the most interesting section of the Mekong River, and some of the most intriguing Buddhist sites...

Madagascar
3 Tours

Madagascar is home to lemurs and many other, unique, exotic flora and fauna. Alfred Russel Wallace called Madagascar "one of the most remarkable zoological districts on the globe." On JOURNEYS’ Madagascar trips, you will observe many of these appealing animals and plants. Travel to Madagascar is via Paris, Nairobi or South Africa. Since recent elections, the country has been...

Malaysia
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Malaysia tempts travelers with volcanic peaks, vast rain forests, exotic wildlife, great food, innumerable beaches, and a modern outlook from a traditional society. JOURNEYS’ trips feature the island of Borneo, or East Malaysia, where much of the tropical forest is still pristine and the orangutans still roam. We have selected award winning ecolodges in Sabah and Sarawak from which you...

Mexico
4 Tours

Mexico is alive with color! Her markets and textiles and crafts, her foods and her festivals, are feasts for the senses. We are expanding our Mexico explorations from Oaxaca to Chiapas, Michoacan and the Yucatan, focusing on indigenous cultures, artisan and folk traditions, archaeology and natural history. You can celebrate some of the Western Hemisphere's most spectacular annual pageants here....

Mongolia
2 Tours

Mongolia seems like the end of the earth. Outside the few major cities, you begin to wonder if you haven’t stepped into another century, rather than another country. It is one of the last unspoiled travel destinations in Asia, as well as the oldest. Although travel in this ancient countryside can be difficult and the facilities poor, a warm welcome...

Morocco
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On a JOURNEYS exploration of Morocco, you may choose a complete trip focusing  on the color, charm and history of the imperial cities, taking time to immmerse yourself in the lanes and bazaars of Fez and Marrakech, or you can cast a wider net and also venture into the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Journey on the “road...

Myanmar
4 Tours

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been isolated from the rest of the world for decades, therefore offering great historical value, rich cultural heritage, and insight to a unique daily life style. It also possesses a vast eco-diversity such as pollution free air, virgin landscapes, natural river systems and unspoiled beaches. Expect only the friendliest and most courteous treatment from...

Namibia
4 Tours

Travel to Namibia for an emotionally-stirring and scenic adventure. Namibia radiates a beauty of stark, austere, and dramatic environments, dominated by geological features rather than by vegetation. From the Namib Desert to the Skeleton Coast to Fish Canyon, the textures and colors of the earth create a photography dreamscape which invites hiking and exploring. In almost surprising juxtaposition to the...

Nepal
9 Tours

Travel in Nepal with JOURNEYS.Nepal was JOURNEYS’ first destination and is still the most beloved. Our family business in the US partners with the second generation of a Sherpa family in Nepal to offer one of Nepal's oldest trekking and tour operations. Since our first Everest trek in1978 we have created treks and cross-cultural opportunities for thousands of appreciative travelers....

New Zealand
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JOURNEYS offers spectacular outdoor adventures on both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. JOURNEYS’ New Zealand explorations provide active tour options on group departures as well as customized itineraries based on your preferences. On the North Island, learn about Maori culture and visit the Bay of Plenty, the Coromandel Peninsula, and the geothermal area at Rotorua. On the...

Nicaragua
3 Tours

Nicaragua is friendly and diverse beyond most travelers expectations. Though less wealthy than neigboring Costa Rica, Nicaragua is equally rich and many citizens and municipalities are determined to practice sustainable development and  environmentally-respectful industries. From its 28 volcanoes to its towering mountain ranges to the diverse tropical forests that blanket many regions of this country, Nicaragua has something for everyone....

Panama
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Travel to Panama for exceptionally accessible rain forest and amazing diversity. You will explore the most natural areas of the Panama Canal searching for birds and animals in Gatun Lake. Expert naturalist guides always find lots of monkeys and other mammals. Choose to stay in Panama City’s fine hotels by night and seek the wildness of vast jungles just a...

Papua New Guinea
5 Tours

Travel to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to meet some of the most colorful cultures on earth. PNG is a year-round destination, but from July to October you will likely encounter “sing-sings,” shows of competitive dancing, singing, and elaborate costumed displays. Choose from several sing-sing tour options, including the Mt. Hagen Show, the Goroka Show, and the Morobe Show. Our...

Peru
7 Tours

Peru is one of the most popular destinations in South America to have both environmental and cultural experiences. But it is big enough and varied enough that you can still find solitude and natural beauty without crowds. We offer special variations on the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu as well as in-depth experiences in the Amazon rainforest. Hike, bird,...

Rwanda
4 Tours

A tiny, landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa, Rwanda lies on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift and the watershed between Africa’s two largest river systems: the Nile and the Congo. Often called the "land of a thousand hills," Rwanda is a mountainous country with a moist, temperate year-round climate. Rwanda and Uganda are "must visit" destinations for viewing the...

South Africa
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South Africa travel is a bit more comfortable than other parts of Africa. You will find good roads, a variety of lodging and an immense diversity of wildlife, habitats, people and scenery. Our South Africa trips include Cape Town, Kruger Park, the wine country and opportunities to visit the internal Kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. Most visitors begin travel at...

Sri Lanka
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JOURNEYS offers active nature and cultural explorations in Sri Lanka, a small island jewel in the Indian Ocean off India’s southeast coast. The coastal beaches and interior mountains are spectacularly picturesque. JOURNEYS’ Sri Lanka itinerary features archaeological wonders at Polonnaruwa and Anaradhapura, wildlife at Udawalawe and Yala National Parks, highlands and tea plantations at Nuwara Eliya, and the charming city...

Tanzania
10 Tours

A Tanzania wildlife safari is the quintessential East Africa travel experience. Tanzania hosts fantastic numbers of large animals and superbly aesthetic and natural wildlife viewing conditions. Our safaris travel to the best game areas of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire. Our veteran game guides respond to your wildlife viewing and photography interests rather than a predefined schedule....

Thailand
5 Tours

Thailand offers exotic nature, welcoming culture, beautiful scenery and superior accommodation for any travel style. Thailand can be a stopover en route to other Asian destinations or a wonderful, safe, diverse experience in itself. JOURNEYS’ Secrets of Siam offers a unique immersion in the nature, arts, food and ethnic cultures of Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and other areas of...

Tibet
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JOURNEYS has suspended travel to Tibet as of August 31, 2012.Travel to the Chinese province of Tibet is indefinitely prohibited for foreign visitors due to controversial elections and social unrest.  We have no indication of when it will re-open or any stated reasons for the closure or conditions that will allow reopening.  Under these circumstances JOURNEYS finds it necessary to...

Tunisia
2 Tours

Tunisia is a microcosm of all the best cultural and natural features of North Africa. Visit the nomads on the fringe of the Saharas, the cool mountains extending outward from the Atlas Range and wonderful, welcoming villages, many of which trace their origins to ancient times. Well-preserved and easily-accessible Phonecian, Greek, and Roman ruins dot the coastal plain. The food...

Turkey
4 Tours

JOURNEYS custom Turkey trips combine ancient sites, rural hospitality, and active exploration. Sail on a gulet in the Mediterranean. Hike near Cappadocia. Explore the extensive Roman ruins at Ephesus. Allow a generous allotment of time for Istanbul, site of the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. Shop for Turkish carpets and leather goods in the Grand Bazaar. From a boat...

Uganda
5 Tours

Uganda is now the choice destination for viewing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is home to over half of the world's mountain gorillas, as well as an enormous diversity of birds, butterflies and other animals. Expect difficult hiking and an unforgettable experience. This unique Uganda gorilla viewing adventure is limited to a few visitors and group sizes...

Vietnam
3 Tours

JOURNEYS' Vietnam travel programs offer opportunities for in-depth ecotravel experiences in culturally, historically and scenically rich locales. JOURNEYS’ travelers in Vietnam are always impressed with the friendliness of the people and the sincere welcome extended to visitors. Our thoughtful, articulate, English-speaking guides lead well-paced, active and adventurous group trips with frequent departures. JOURNEYS’ Vietnam itineraries include both North Vietnam and...

Zambia
1 Tour

Our Zambia trips feature the wildlife-rich areas along the Zambezi River. Zambia is a landlocked country with a population of eight million. Although well within the tropics, the climate is temperate due to the altitude, which averages 4,000 feet above sea level. Your Zambia Safari may be part of an overland trip between Kenya and South Africa or feature explorations...

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