Journeys Trip Reviews

See what previous travelers have to say about the JOURNEYS style and leadership in trip reviews of these selected destinations. Every trip is different, but you will find uncommonly fulfilling themes of authentic experience, privileged access and profound learning opportunities. The same leaders and local representatives we discuss in the reviews are ready to arrange your trip!

Trip Reviews

Africa

A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends
Cost: $4,235-$5,475  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Join JOURNEYS' own expert guide, Makau Nzioka, for this unique family safari combining incredible wildlife viewing, hiking and African cross-cultural experiences. We have refined this trip as the premier nature and...


A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends Review
Botswana Mammals and Meerkats
Cost: $6,750  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Sep. 14-27, 2014

Camp and explore amidst the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa. The Okavango, Moremi, Chobe, and Savute are legendary wildlife sanctuaries. Enjoy spectacular game viewing from land and water...


Botswana Mammals and Meerkats Review
Botswana's Best Camping Safari
Cost: $3,550-$4,100  •  Duration: 9 days  •   39 upcoming departures

Camp and explore amidst the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa. The Okavango, Moremi, Chobe, and Savute are legendary wildlife sanctuaries. Enjoy spectacular game viewing from land and water...


Botswana's Best Camping Safari Review
Classic Uganda and Rwanda
Cost: $7,164-$7,960  •  Duration: 12 days  •   24 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is a fantastic all-around wildlife experience, tracing the western Rift Valley in the very heart of Africa. On the savannah plains below the Rwenzoris, see the great game of...


Classic Uganda and Rwanda Review
Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
Cost: $6,495  •  Duration: 20 days  •   5 upcoming departures •  This departure does not visit Timkat Festival but ends in Addis on the day of Meskel Celebrations.

NOTE:  Travelers interested in both the TImkat and Genna Festivals please choose the late December start date. The itinerary varies slightly from the trip described below which has Timkat only....


Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey Review
Madagascar: Tails of the Wild
Cost: $4,695  •  Duration: 12 days

Madagascar, the Land of the Lemurs, is unlike anywhere else in the world! This trip combines unparalleled wildlife viewing and exploration of varied ecological zones along with rich cross- cultural...


Madagascar: Tails of the Wild Review
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route
Cost: $3,535  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Sep. 4-11, 2014 •  Join Another Traveler on the September 4 Full Moon Climb

Journey to the top of Africa by the lightly-used Rongai route that starts just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border. Now open for climbing once again, the Rongai route is regarded...


Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route Review
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
Cost: $3,795  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

This expedition to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain follows the Shira route to Kilimanjaro’s crater rim. Beginning with a short drive from the entrance gate of Kilimanjaro National Park,...


Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route Review
Uganda Wildlife Odyssey
Cost: $6,995  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 6-20, 2014 or Privately on Request

Ecologically, Uganda is the richest country in East Africa.  This JOURNEYS Signature Trip, led by expert birder and naturalist Paul Tamwenya, explores the varied habitats, parks, and reserves where you...


Uganda Wildlife Odyssey Review

Americas

Amazon and Andes Odyssey
Cost: $3,595  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

This Amazon and Andes Odyssey certainly does not compromise on adventure. Fly into the remote Amazon Tambopata Nature Reserve for four days, engage in extensive nature exploration, then head up...


Amazon and Andes Odyssey Review
Belize Cayo and the Caye
Cost: $3,695  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Belize is full of mystery and famous for a wild, yet accessible diversity of habitats, archaeological sites, and outstanding small ecolodges. Who were the Maya and why did they disappear?...


Belize Cayo and the Caye Review
Costa Rica Natural Wonders for Families
Cost: $2,450-$3,350  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

For nature-loving families, Costa Rica is perfect! Share in the wonders of the rain forest, the pleasure of jungle rivers, and the drama of the volcanic terrain. Costa Rica has...


Costa Rica Natural Wonders for Families Review
Costa Rica Rainforest Adventure for Families
Cost: $1,275-$2,275  •  Duration: 7 days  •   3 upcoming departures

Four years ago JOURNEYS inaugurated this new concept in family travel: a week-long adventure program, with a range of hands-on activities and excursions suitable for ages 4-84, based in a...


Costa Rica Rainforest Adventure for Families Review
Incas and Amazon for Families with Teens
Cost: $3,895  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Families with teens love this trip! The Amazon and the Andes are yours, with fun-loving guides, an array of adventures, and lots of learning. Focus first on the natural environment...


Incas and Amazon for Families with Teens Review
Nicaragua Volcano Vistas
Cost: $3,095  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Enjoy an ecologically-sensitive exploration of the nature, scenery, and rural communities of Nicaragua accompanied by a superb local guide.  Most nights you will stay in small ecolodges located on or...


Nicaragua Volcano Vistas Review
Panama Golden Isthmus Odyssey
Cost: $3,295  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Dec. 26-Jan. 4, 2015 or Privately on Request

Panama will surprise you at every turn with its narrowing of the continents which concentrates species, cultures, weather, and even transportation.  The Panama Canal is a wonder, but a small...


Panama Golden Isthmus Odyssey Review
Patagonia Nature Safari
Cost: $5,425  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Patagonia is an extremely vast and diverse region, with scenery ranging from dramatic mountain formations to flat barren pampas and expansive ice fields. On this comprehensive journey through Argentine Patagonia,...


Patagonia Nature Safari Review

Asia

Black Mountain Trek
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Nov. 1-12, 2014 or Privately on Request

Fully experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery, and ancient trails of Bhutan. Trek to the home village of your guide near the remote Black Mountains. This area is newly opened...


Black Mountain Trek Review
Captivating Cambodia
Cost: $1,795  •  Duration: 8 days  •   5 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Place Cambodia vividly in a context of ancient grand kingdoms and recent human tragedy. The stunning ruins of Siem Reap, including Angkor Wat – one of the ancient wonders of...


Captivating Cambodia Review
Discover Malaysian Borneo
Cost: $3,895  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Aug. 4-17, 2014 •  Flexible departures joining small groups

Nothing stirs images and fantasies of exotic rain forest cultures and wildlife like Borneo. On this trip, you will be exploring rich rain forests, caves, the villages of ancient people,...


Discover Malaysian Borneo Review
Everest Namche Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

JOURNEYS and the family of JOURNEYS' senior mountaineering and trekking guide welcome you to settle in and stay awhile in Namche Bazaar in the roadless Khumbu region of Nepal. Make...


Everest Namche Lodge Trek Review
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 12 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Tentative

There is no better time to visit Bhutan than during the Buddhist Tsechu temple festivals. The annual celebrations around Bhutan are marked by incredible colors and exhilarating festivity. The adventure...


Fall Festivals of Bhutan Review
Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks
Cost: $3,775  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Oct. 12-11, 2015 •  Tour operates May-June & Oct-Nov

Explore a unique and fascinating region of China with a visit to the northern Yunnan Province on this 13-day hiking tour. Arrive in Kunming and visit the local museum to...


Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks Review
Meandering the Mekong
Cost: $2,595  •  Duration: 9 days  •   4 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Board a local river launch for a comfortably-paced, two-day guided trip down the Mekong with frequent stops for villages, nature, temples, and whatever you fancy. This is a great way...


Meandering the Mekong Review
Mongolia Lakes and Legends
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

Mongolia is the Montana of Central Asia. Sparsely populated, vast grasslands paint the gently rolling steppes between deserts, high mountains, and pristine lakes. This trip savors spectacular and varied environments,...


Mongolia Lakes and Legends Review
Northern Ladakh Trek
Cost: $3,300  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This area is one of the world's best places to learn about Tibetan Buddhism. Your Ladakhi guide knows the villagers, teachers, and monks you meet along the way. He is...


Northern Ladakh Trek Review
South India Treasures
Cost: $3,150  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Southern India is a very different world from the North, and this trip features the best of this greener, gentler India. You'll be welcomed into the country by the "gateway...


South India Treasures Review
Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
Cost: $3,750  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Privately on request Apr-Jun & Oct-Nov

This trek through the Kingdom of Bhutan is wholly within a national park and leads you  to the glacial base of the most beautiful and renowned eastern Himalayan peaks.  Warm...


Trek to Sacred Chomolhari Review
Trek to the Last Village
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Currently unavailable until further notice

One of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2012! Hike beyond the last village in extreme northern Burma to the base of the easternmost Himalayas. This  active nature...


Trek to the Last Village Review
Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Jul. 9-22, 2015

Mongolia is the Montana of Central Asia. Sparsely populated, vast grasslands paint the gently rolling steppes between deserts, high mountains, and pristine lakes. This trip savors spectacular and varied environments,...


Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival Review
Vivid Vietnam
Cost: $2,650  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

First-time travelers to Vietnam will find this to be the perfect trip. Starting in Saigon with its bustling streets to Hoi An, a favorite of every traveler, then on to...


Vivid Vietnam Review
Yunnan Jade Dragon Journey
Cost: $3,295  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Visit one of the least-traveled and most diverse regions of China. This is a very different and wonderfully scenic corner of the country. Yunnan Province, "Land of Eternal Spring," is...


Yunnan Jade Dragon Journey Review

Europe

Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
Cost: $4,295-$5,595  •  Duration: 17 days  •   4 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Explore Turkey's buzzing bazaars, pristine coastline, rural villages and fairy-tale Cappadocian landscapes.  Immerse yourself in historic and cosmopolitan Istanbul.  Enjoy the attractions that have drawn travelers here for millenia.  Begin...


Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast Review
Turkey Adventure with Teens
Cost: $2,295-$3,995  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Jul. 18-30, 2015 or Privately on Request

Turkey boasts some of the world's most unique attractions, coastline, and nature. You and your teens will love exploring the cratered landscape, swimming the crystal blue waters, and smelling the...


Turkey Adventure with Teens Review

Pacific

Apes, Arts, and Dragons
Cost: $4,250-$4,475  •  Duration: 15 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Orangutans, monkeys, traditional dancers, puppeteers, clown fish, pulsing purple corals, and lots and lots of friendly faces await you on this journey through the Indonesian archipelago. Explore corners of this...


Apes, Arts, and Dragons Review
Bali Isle of Wonders
Cost: $2,430  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Combine a profound cultural experience with enjoyment of the natural beauty and hospitality of the people of Bali, often described as the friendliest of Indonesia's many inhabited islands. Visit fascinating...


Bali Isle of Wonders Review
Classic Goroka Show Tour
Cost: $7,560  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures

If you’re thinking about the Mt. Hagen Show tour, be sure to consider the Goroka Show, one of the best and most exciting of the highland shows. Similar to the...


Classic Goroka Show Tour Review
Deluxe Wilderness Explorer
Cost: $9,895  •  Duration: 14 days  •   6 upcoming departures

If you leave no stone unturned when you travel, then the Deluxe Wilderness Explorer was designed just for you. Over the course of this two-week excursion, your guides will help...


Deluxe Wilderness Explorer Review
Discover Malaysian Borneo
Cost: $3,895  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Aug. 4-17, 2014 •  Flexible departures joining small groups

Nothing stirs images and fantasies of exotic rain forest cultures and wildlife like Borneo. On this trip, you will be exploring rich rain forests, caves, the villages of ancient people,...


Discover Malaysian Borneo Review
G'Day Australia for Families!
Cost: $2,975-$4,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Flexible departures joining small groups

G'day mates and welcome to Oz! It may seem like the never-never, but it's only the bush. Take a bo peep at the Rock and the roos. Try vegemite for...


G'Day Australia for Families! Review
South Island Explorer
Cost: $6,995  •  Duration: 9 days  •   6 upcoming departures

Our South Island Explorer is for travelers who want to go deep into a variety of environments in the company of a seasoned, brilliantly informed guide. The accommodations are small...


South Island Explorer Review

Polar

Antarctic Explorer
Cost: $5,995-$19,295  •  Duration: 11 days  •   14 upcoming departures •  Ocean Diamond

Experience Antarctica beyond the view from your ship’s deck. Each departure will test your endurance and engage your curiosity with an average of two off-ship activities per day while in...


Antarctic Explorer Review
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