Classic Favorites

JOURNEYS has been exploring the world and developing travel itineraries for 30 years. In that time we have developed programs that seem to work superbly every time for every participant. These timeless trips are JOURNEYS’ favorites year after year. They are popular with both our clients and our staff members, and they just seem to get better with time. Check out the list below for a list of these definitive adventures. Then call us about our personal experience on these programs.

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

Join long-time friend and favorite JOURNEYS guide Makau Nzioka on safari in Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. If you go in August, you can join in the festivities at Makau's spirited family reunion in Mbitini village.

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

Visit the greatest sites of Peru in the Andes and Amazon, including Machu Picchu and the Tambopata Nature Reserve, where wildlife abounds and people do not.

An Original Greece Odyssey
Cost: $4,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Jun. 29-Jul. 9, 2015

Superbly-guided exploration of choice islands, ruins, and landscapes with active days and comfortable accommodations.

Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
Cost: $5,295  •  Duration: 20 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore iconic sites of ancient and biblical times on a historic and cultural adventure through three countries. From remote desert wonders to cities that mix ancient and modern character, you will realize, in awe, the richness and significance of these destinations.

Bali Isle of Wonders
Cost: $2,430  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Bali remains an unspoiled paradise, and stands as a model of ecotourism. Tourist income is reinvested in ritual ceremonies, architecture, traditional arts training, and cultural preservation. Enjoy a simple but refined experience of wonder and beauty.

Best of Namibia Camping Safari
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 12 days  •   25 upcoming departures

Meditate on Africa's most colorful landscapes and track spectacular wildlife where you wouldn't expect it.

Turkey: Beyond the Bosphorus
Cost: $3,660  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Weekly guaranteed departures from May to October

JOURNEYS' best-value comprehensive Turkey exploration offers set departures for small groups. Nicely paced itinerary begins in Istanbul, includes Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, and Sirince, and concludes with the Roman ruins at Ephesus.

China's Wonders, Past and Present
Cost: $4,295-$4,795  •  Duration: 15 days  •   4 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Explore historic, cultural, and scenic treasures of China on foot, by tram, ferry, bicycle, river boat, train, and van in a small group with an expert guide.

Classic and Festive Japan
Cost: $4,500-$6,800  •  Duration: 12 days  •   5 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This trip accomplishes something rare -- personalized, small-group engagement with Japan. Include must-see sites and adventures off the tourist path. Enjoy Oeshiki Festival in October, Shichi-go-san and Fall Foliage in November, or Cherry Blossom Festival in April.

Classic Namibia Under Canvas
Cost: $4,795  •  Duration: 12 days  •   26 upcoming departures

Savor the wonders of Namibia from luxury camps in the wild bush. Venture into a world of changing scenery and vast unspoiled wilderness with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and people.

Classic Uganda and Rwanda
Cost: $7,164-$7,960  •  Duration: 12 days  •   24 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Join a small group to visit the mountain gorillas in Bwindi, Mgahina, and Volcanoes National Park, see the chimps of Kyambura Gorge, and go on a safari in fabled Queen Elizabeth Park.

Egypt: Desert Oases and the Nile Valley
Cost: $5,295-$5,895  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit the great monuments and also penetrate the Sahara visiting the great oases of the Western Desert. Experience Egypt from many perspectives on a personalized tour.

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.

Join in the swirling color and passion of Timkat Festival. Visit the castles of Gondar, the sacred city of Axum, the Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains and the tribes of the Omo Valley. Late December departure varies slightly and includes the Genna Festival.

Fall Festivals of Bhutan
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 12 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Tentative

Become one with the hypnotic drumming, chanting, dancing, and devotional fervor of Bhutan's most accomplished lamas as they honor and celebrate the unseen mountain spirits around them.

Family-friendly Japan
Cost: $3,450-$5,590  •  Duration: 10 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Japan is a spectacular dynamic destination for the entire family. Experience the profound traditions and the 21st century energy. Join a group in summer or visit on your dates. Early April is cherry blossom time!

Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Cost: $5,725  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 4-18, 2014 •  Join Another Adventurer on the September 4 Full Moon Climb!

Fulfill your life-long goal of climbing Kili. Afterward, search for the "big five" game animals on safari in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Then, congratulate and indulge yourself on Zanzibar's powder white sand beaches.

Going Greece: A Family Adventure
Cost: $2,795-$4,495  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Jun. 14-23, 2015 or Privately on Request

Experience the energy and excitement of learning and exploring with other JOURNEYS families and a fantastic fun-loving guide. Enjoy lots of hands-on fun and interactions with Greek families in Athens, Nafplio, Delphi, and the islands of Tinos and Mykonos.

Highlights of Patagonia
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

The glaciers and peaks of Patagonia will take your breath away. Witness the grandeur of Perito Moreno Glacier, navigate the waterways of Tierra del Fuego, and marvel at unimaginable natural beauty. As long as you're in Argentina, also hit the highlights of Buenos Aires.

Guatemala: Inside Semana Santa
Cost: $3,330  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  Includes Palm Sunday

Enjoy the effusive pageantry of Holy Week when the streets of Antigua are carpeted with intricate designs of flowers. Visit Mayan markets and villages, learn about the culture and textiles. Choose the week that includes Palm Sunday or Good Friday. Book early!

Israel In-Depth
Cost: $5,595  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Mar. 4-14, 2015 or Privately on Request

Your comprehensive trip through the spectacular sites and stories of Israel will chronicle the dramas of the Canaanites, Israelites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Jewish Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans, Palestinians, and Israelis. Join Florine Herendeen in March 2015 or go on your own.

Kenya Great Game Safari
Cost: $4,450  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Traverse several parks in search of large game with renowned guide Makau Nzioka, among Kenya's best birders and naturalists.

Lake Natron, Oldonyo Lengai & The Big Five
Cost: $5,950  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Feb. 7-16, 2015 or Privately on Request

View the great wildlife migration in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and visit the strange and surreal Lake Natron and the rumbling, smoldering legend and legacy of Oldonyo Lengai, Tanzania's active volcano. This is a lodge and camp safari with hiking.

Moroccan Dreams
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Enjoy three distinctly different experiences of Morocco. In Chefchaouen life unfolds at a leisurely pace among the charming blue-tinted buildings. The ancient walled city of Fez pulses with human activity while appearing as it did centuries ago. Marrakech is stunning, contemporary and dynamic.

Morocco Souks and Sahara
Cost: $3,550-$4,775  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Oct. 11-22, 2014 or Privately on Request

An exciting exploration of Rabat, Fez, and the Atlas Mountains with their atmospheric Berber villages. Journey by 4x4 and camel to a tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara. Roam deep mountain gorges, wander Marrakech's dense, delightful markets, and more.

North India Treasures
Cost: $3,550  •  Duration: 13 days  •   4 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Visit India's greatest heritage, scenic, and sacred sites with an expert local guide. Spend each night in comfortable accommodations.

Patagonia: Peaks, Plateaus & Glaciers
Cost: $5,290  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Dec. 27-Jan. 5, 2015

Ring in 2014 at the far end of the Andes. Few places on earth can compete with the grandeur and breathtaking beauty of this wild, pristine place. Extend for a grand time in Bueno Aires.

India: Rajasthan Royal Wildlife Safari
Cost: $6,125  •  Duration: 15 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Expert naturalists lead this search for tigers and other wildlife in the parks of northern India. Visit both famous and lesser-known sites and sanctuaries.

Sri Lanka: Splendors of Serendib
Cost: $3,450  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is a fantastic overview of culture and history. Explore ancient cities, the roots of Buddhism, and the tea-covered hill country.

Tanzania Culture and Wildlife
Cost: $5,895-$6,445  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

Understand the great game herds of the Serengeti in the context of local tribes and communities that live in harmony with wildlife and the natural environments.

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

Choose this route up Kilimanjaro for extra time acclimatizing, fewer other hikers, and wide-ranging views of the sister peaks and Kibo summit.

Morocco: Toubkal Trekking
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit one of the world's most amazing and beautifully austere mountain ranges, including the summit of Mount Toubkal -- at 13,300' the highest in north Africa -- on this trekking trip. Start and end in mysterious, magical Marrakech, one the most fascinating cities on earth.

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

Trek through ancient mountain battlegrounds of warrior monks whose legends still echo in deep glacial valleys, never-conquered peaks, and dense, dark forests. Don't trek alone!

Turkey Coast & Cave Adventure Trek
Cost: $3,595-$4,495  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Hike seaside cliffs and villages and experiencing the landscape much as the ancient Anatolians and Byzantines did. Get to know the historic and cosmopolitan capital of Istanbul. Explore the surreal caves and culture of Cappadocia.

Vivid Argentina
Cost: $5,050  •  Duration: 16 days  •  Jan. 4-19, 2015 •  with LenĂ© Minder

Explore vibrant Buenos Aires. Drink in the beauty of wine country. Marvel at the glacial icescapes of Patagonia. Wonder at the sheer volume of Iguazu Falls. Gain a deeper understanding of a remarkable, diverse destination. Join Lené Minder for the January 2015 departure.

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