Pre-Scheduled Group Trips

Many of our trips are offered on set dates for groups ranging in size from 4-12 participants. A few trips may be offered for slightly larger groups. You may sign up for these trips as a single, in a couple, or with friends or family members. Pricing is usually based on two people sharing accommodations. Single rooms are often available for a small supplement. Sometimes we are able to match roommates.

You can browse for trips on our comprehensive departure schedule or search by departure date or trip type. Trips vary in activity levels from touring with optional hiking to demanding treks. Accommodation levels vary from deluxe lodges to full-service camping. Some trips are focused on wildlife, some on cross-cultural interaction, some on both. Some trips are specifically for families with school-age children. A few trips each year are especially for women.

When you find a trip that interests you, note the summary information in the right column. If specific dates are provided, then the trip will be run as a pre-scheduled group trip, providing we get the minimum number of sign-ups. In most cases, even if we do not get the minimum number, we are able to run the trip for you with only a modest additional surcharge.

To check on the status of a particular departure, call or email us any time.

PRE-SCHEDULED GROUP TRIPS
Ecuador: Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Northern Circuit
Cost: $3,900-$4,700  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Friday, biweekly departures (cruise departs on Sunday). Call for dates and special family departures.

Immerse yourself in one of the most amazing, diverse, and remote places on earth where the land animals ignore human visitors as they go about their lives, the scenery is stunning and diverse, and the marine life is among the planet's best.

Ecuador: Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Southern Circuit
Cost: $3,900-$4,700  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Friday, biweekly departures (cruise departs on Sunday). Call for dates and special family departures.

  The fleet of three identical first-class motor-yachts, M/Y Eric, Flamingo I, and Letty, was custom-designed for Galapagos excursions, offering tremendous value for superior comfort. Two experienced English-speaking naturalist guides attend...

Aboard M/C Athala II, Northern Circuit
Cost: $4,950-$5,400  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

Explore the Galapagos from the comfortable base of a first class luxury catamaran as you immerse yourself in what may be the only great natural paradise remaining in the world in a near-pristine condition - remote, stunning, diverse - perhaps more than your wildest dreams

Ecuador: Aboard M/C Athala II, Southern Circuit
Cost: $4,950-$5,400  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

Newly-refurbished in 2011, the luxury catamaran Athala was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. This elegantly-designed ship provides comfort, superior speed, excellent stability, and it...

Ecuador: Aboard M/V Eclipse, Northern Circuit
Cost: $5,400-$6,400  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

The Eclipse offers very high quality accommodation and guiding services aboard a ship big enough to afford comfort, but fast enough to offer a full circuit of the best landing points in the Galapagos

Ecuador: Aboard M/V Eclipse, Southern Circuit
Cost: $5,400-$6,400  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

The Eclipse is a perfect base for any Galapagos cruise: a generously proportioned ship with a small yacht atmosphere. Ever since her arrival in 1999, the Eclipse has been considered...

Ecuador: Aboard M/V Evolution, Northern Circuit
Cost: $5,350-$6,650  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

The ghost of Darwin may walk this ship, admiring her classic lines and Victorian elegance. Sail the historic Galapagos islands aboard a completely modernized, comfortable mid-sized yacht.

Aboard M/V Evolution, Southern Circuit
Cost: $5,350-$6,650  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

The Evolution looks like a yacht from the 1920s, but brings a modern level of comfort and safety to explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Accommodating up to 32...

Ecuador: Aboard the M/Y Grace, Northern Circuit
Cost: $5,880-$6,800  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

Enjoy your ship as much as your shore excursions on this classic, refurbished 1920s yacht that comes with a rich history, royal credentials, and elegant, comfortable appointments.

Aboard the M/Y Grace, Southern Circuit
Cost: $5,880-$6,800  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.

M/Y Grace has journeyed the waters of this world under many names. Camper & Nicholson in Southampton, England, built her during the Great Gatsby era in 1928.  After serving as...

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.

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

Marvel at Mayan mysteries and rain forest wonders of this quintessential tropical environment in the company of a great naturalist guide. Stay in cozy ecolodges.

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: $4,350-$6,395  •  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.

Papua New Guinea: Classic Goroka Show Tour
Cost: $7,560  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures

Combine a classic sing-sing show with explorations of the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley, all with top-level accommodations.

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.

Costa Rica Rainforest Adventure for Families
Cost: $1,275-$2,275  •  Duration: 7 days  •   4 upcoming departures •  Accompanied by Chris Chesak, Sally Grimes, and family

Unique, economical, easy, adventurous, educational and fun for ages 4-84. Come with your children and/or grandchildren, and enjoy all activities from one cozy, comfortable lodge set amidst tropical gardens.

Costa Rica Tropical Highlights
Cost: $2,725  •  Duration: 9 days  •  Flexible departures joining small groups

This trip includes amazing scenery, active days of hiking and other excursions, natural diversity and lots of wildlife, and cozy lodges with character, all sure to combine for a memorable adventure.

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.

Nepal: Fall Festivals East of Everest
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 12 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Experience Dashain, Nepal's biggest festival, in the dramatic Arun Valley where few travelers go. Walk among Nepal's most scenic peaks and villages, visit weekly markets in Wana and Chainpur, bask in the beauty of terraced rice fields, and join revelry in local homes.

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.

Iceland & Greenland: Fire and Ice
Cost: $6,795  •  Duration: 13 days

Savor spectacular wildlife, scenery, geology, and Viking history of Greenland and Iceland on an active adventure with day hiking, kayaking, Zodiac exploration, helicopter overflights, and optional glacier walking.

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.

Ecuador: Galapagos Adventure with Teens
Cost: $3,900-$4,700  •  Duration: 11 days  •   4 upcoming departures

These special departures in 2014 for families with teens offer a chance for a unique cultural exchange with local Galapagos high school students. Your wildlife cruise will be on board one...

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.

Arctic & Greenland: Greenland Discovery
Cost: $4,550  •  Duration: 8 days  •   6 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This trip offers adventuresome travelers the stunning visual impact of an iceberg-covered sea and the awe-inspiring beauty of glaciers flowing into tranquil fjords. Intense green colors, leafy tundra, and colorful settlements add to the trip's rich character. Add an Iceland extension.

Guatemala Kites and Crafts
Cost: $2,695  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2014

Participate in Guatemala's fantastic day-long observance of Day of the Dead. Families and whole communities release hundreds of enormous home-made kites to connect to departed loved ones. Also enjoy the scenery and people of Antigua and the highlands, including Lake Atitlan.

Peru: Hiking Sacred Inca Paths
Cost: $4,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   8 upcoming departures

Trek in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region of the Sacred Urubamba Valley north of Cusco. Stay in comfortable lodges and enjoy Machu Picchu plus experience personal encounters with traditional weavers, roving herds of alpacas and llamas, and authentic Quechua village life.

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.

Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
Cost: $5,965  •  Duration: 16 days  •   3 upcoming departures •  One of three 2014 dates, each with two travelers!

Madagascar, an island that evolved in isolation from mainland Africa, presents entirely unique flora and fauna. This fantastic overview introduces travelers to varied environments and myriad species found nowhere else, including many different lemurs.

Peru: Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
Cost: $4,425  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Multiple departures -- please call

This deluxe lodge-based trek rounds out our active Machu Picchu menu. Compared to the well-known Inca Trail, the hiking offers similar challenges and the scenery is equally breathtaking, but there are fewer trekkers enroute and the comforts in the evenings are luxurious.

Papua New Guinea: Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama
Cost: $7,255  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures

Witness the famous Hagen sing-sing show, then visit the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley accompanied by great local guides.

Papua New Guinea: Mt. Hagen Show Tour Vista
Cost: $8,725  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures

See the spectacular Hagen sing-sing and the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley, all with top-level accommodations and an expert escort.

Panama Discovery - Highlands to the Sea
Cost: $2,725  •  Duration: 8 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Sample and savor Panama's natural and engineering wonders from seashore to rain forest and volcanic mountains.

Brazil: Pantanal, Rio and Rainforest
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

A fantastic overview of Brazil's wild diversity and cultural heritage, focusing on the wildlife of the Pantanal, the highlights of Rio de Janeiro, and the spectacular island of Ihla Grande.

Chile: Patagonia Discovery Safari
Cost: $5,235  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Daily departures, September to April

Choose your excursions around the Lake District and among the granite spires of Torres del Paine. Options include horseback riding, hiking, biking, boating, and more. Find yourself along towering glaciers, beside turquoise lagoons, and amidst breathtaking panoramas of the Andes.

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.

Pure Panama Adventure for Families
Cost: $1,390-$2,785  •  Duration: 9 days  •  Dec. 27-Jan. 4, 2015 or Privately on Request

Panama comes alive on this active and engaging family tour as you traverse the country's waterways, hike into lush cloud forests, snorkel over coral reefs, and visit indigenous villages. Always accompanied by a kid-friendly naturalist guide.

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.

Tanzania: Summer Serengeti
Cost: $4,975  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Follow the famous Serengeti wildebeest migration through some of the best parks in Tanzania.

Tanzania: Super Serengeti in September & February
Cost: $6,600-$7,200  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Travel in September or February for two very exciting opportunities to visit the vast wildlife population of the Serengeti plain, including grazing herds, young animals (babies in February, adolescents in September) , and vast migratory herds.

Timely and Timeless Tunisia
Cost: $5,595  •  Duration: 16 days  •  Sep. 6-21, 2014 •  Join others already signed up on this trip!

Explore the diversity of Tunisia's environments from Tunis and Carthage through the Sahara to the coast and Djerba Island with expert guide Mohamed Halouani. Meet Tunisians from all walks of life as you retrace North Africa's history and witness an historic ongoing transformation.

Chile: Torres del Paine Trek
Cost: $4,250  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Friday weekly departures, October to April.

This famous hike of Southern Chile circles the the most scenic mountains in the southern Andes. Delight in spectacular trekking by day and comfortable ecocamps and rustic refugios at night.

Papua New Guinea: Tumbuna Festival
Cost: $7,250  •  Duration: 12 days  •  May. 20-31, 2015

The Tumbuna Sing Sing is a spectacular celebration of the local traditions, dress and dance but smaller than the other more famous festivals. Choosing Tumbuna, allows for touring at a time that differs from most other PNG visitors.

Turkey Adventure with Teens
Cost: $2,295-$3,995  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

Hike the moon-scape of Cappadocia. Sleep in a cave hotel. Roam the ruins at Ephesus. Set sail in the Mediterranean, and swim in the turquoise waters. How can learning be so much fun?!

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.

Sri Lanka: Wild and Sacred Sanctuaries
Cost: $4,595  •  Duration: 14 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Maximize your experience with the nature and wildlife of Sri Lanka. Seek out elephants and monkeys, langurs, sloth bear, leopards, sambur and many other mammals, as well as endemic bird and plant life in some of Asia's best sanctuaries. Visit cultural highlights as well.

Writing Our Way Into Costa Rica
Cost: $2,295  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Feb. 28-Mar. 6, 2015

Immersing ourselves in one of the richest environments of Central America, with writer/teacher Hannah Ensor, we use writing to expand our engagement and build our own senses of what it is to see, hear, feel, notice and even remember.

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