Private Travel with JOURNEYS 

JOURNEYS has the unique wide-ranging capability to provide you with an exotic custom travel plan. In most of our destinations, we can customize a private departure for you, for your family or friends, or for your school group or organization. The tours, treks and safaris in our catalogs and website can serve as models to inspire your own unique trip.

On a JOURNEYS private trip, you will have the same phenomenal guides and experiences as participants on pre-scheduled group trips and, depending on the size of your private party, costs may not be higher. If you come to us with a group of ten, your trip may be free.

We have firsthand experiences and long-standing relationships in our destinations.

PRIVATELY ON REQUEST TRIPS
Kenya: A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends
Cost: $4,235-$5,475  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Jun. 19-29, 2014 or 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: Active in the Andes
Cost: $3,175  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Jul. 26-Aug. 6, 2014 or Privately on Request

Combine hiking, biking, rafting, cross-cultural engagement and archaeological discovery in one fantastic, seamless itinerary. Join Katina Nichols on this JOURNEYS Signature Trip culminating at Machu Picchu.

Active Vietnam Adventure
Cost: $3,650  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Nov. 3-14, 2014 or Privately on Request

Active travel by bike, on foot, and by kayak to places you can reach no other way.

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.

Brazil: Amazon and Iguazu for Families
Cost: $2,395-$3,695  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Two totally different worlds, two comfortable family-friendly bases for wildlife, learning and hands-on fun.

Peru: Amazon Wildlife Odyssey
Cost: $2,195  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit a sparsely-inhabited area of protected Amazon rain forest with expert guides. Stay at a research center and look for parrots, jaguar, tapir, monkeys, and giant otters.

An Original Greece Odyssey
Cost: $4,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  with Gail Scherer

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

Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
Cost: $5,195  •  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.

Nepal: Annapurna Family Trek
Cost: $2,850-$3,500  •  Duration: 14 days  •   4 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is an easy trek for all ages that still affords close-up views of high, snowy Himalayan peaks and contact with Nepal's friendly Buddhist cultures.

Nepal: Annapurna Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike the scenic foothills beneath towering Annapurna, spending comfortable nights in cozy, hospitable guest houses along your trail. Porters carry your gear.

Nepal: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 19 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

High in Nepal's Annapurna Conservation Area, you encounter one of the most spectacularly beautiful frozen, serene sanctuaries in the world.

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

The best expedition to see natural and cultural sites in Indonesia. See Komodo dragons, orangutans, and the great sights of Java. Add Bali before or after. Destination specialist Lené Minder will accompany the July 2013 departure.

Burma: Bagan and Beyond
Cost: $2,950  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Travel deep into the countryside. Your guide leads your trip to the ruins of Bagan, tribal villages and historical sites of Mandalay and Yangon. Enjoy top-quality arrangements and a local...

Mexico: Baja Blast
Cost: $2,995  •  Duration: 7 days  •   Privately on Request

An activity-filled adventure. Surf the waters of Los Cerritos, ride horses on the beach, go kayaking in Balandra Bay, hike in desert canyons, swim with sea lions at Los Islotes. In March and April get close up with Gray whales.

Baja: Whales & Waves
Cost: $3,295  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Get ready for the spring break of a lifetime! This nine day exploration of Cabo is sure to delight kids and adults alike. The region's breathtaking desert landscapes and unique...

Bali Isle of Wonders
Cost: $2,430  •  Duration: 9 days  •  Jun. 30-Jul. 8, 2014 or 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.

Belize Cayo and the Caye
Cost: $3,695  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Apr. 19-26, 2014 or 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.

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

Trek through vast mountain forests, stopping in small, welcoming Buddhist villages. Of the few foreigners who hike in Bhutan, almost none come this way.

Bountiful Brazil
Cost: $4,095  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Three of Brazil's most unique attractions invite your focus. Explore the wildlife wonderland of the Pantanal, the iconic beauty of Rio de Janeiro, and the power and enormity of Iguazu Falls.

Burma: Ruins and Rivers
Cost: $4,250-$4,600  •  Duration: 16 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Take time to reflect and meditate on the special wonders of Burma. Drift down the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Mingun and bask in the Buddhist spirit of an ancient land.

Turkey: Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
Cost: $4,295  •  Duration: 17 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Sail by gulet to small Mediterranean coves, wander among fairy chimneys and cave dwellings in Cappadocia, explore some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world in Ephesus, and seek out grand mosques while experiencing everything Istanbul has to offer.

Captivating Cambodia
Cost: $1,650  •  Duration: 7 days  •   5 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Discover the enduring wonders of Angkor Wat and the unfailing hospitality of Buddhist people successfully emerging from a recent tragic history.

Charming Czech Republic
Cost: $3,560  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Join us in exploring Renaissance palaces, historical towns, and contemporary, bustling metropolises. Enjoy the natural beauty of two national parks, and stop for lunch along the Vltava River in Prague.

China's Wonders, Past and Present
Cost: $4,250-$4,750  •  Duration: 15 days  •   2 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: $4,250-$6,300  •  Duration: 12 days  •   6 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 Uganda and Rwanda
Cost: $7,164-$7,960  •  Duration: 12 days  •   28 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.

Brazil: Complete Pantanal
Cost: $4,495  •  Duration: 10 days  •  May. 30-Jun. 8, 2014 or Privately on Request

Explore the planet's most extensive wetland. This unusual itinerary offers North and South Pantanal, featuring more wildlife than anywhere else in this hemisphere -- hyacinth macaws, black caimans, yellow anacondas, capybaras, anteaters, perhaps the elusive jaguar & more.

Costa Rica Natural Wonders for Families
Cost: $2,450-$3,350  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Volcanoes, rain forest canopies, and tropical beaches await your expert-guided exploration. Discover why everyone loves Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Tropical Treasures
Cost: $3,750  •  Duration: 9 days  •  Anytime with group with at least 2 people or anytime privately

Combine maximum natural diversity, Costa Rica's best scenery, a liberal dose of wildlife, cozy accommodations, and active hiking opportunities for a most memorable adventure.

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.

Australia: Discovery Down Under
Cost: $4,495  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Flexible departures joining small groups

Australia is too big to see all in one trip, but this exploration hits highlights in style and ensures the best guides, fully engaging activities, and a big dose of cheerful "G'Day" hospitality.

Ecuador Highlands Explorer
Cost: $3,595  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore exquisite Ecuador from Quito to Cuenca, weaving through volcano areas, country villages, and cloud forests, while spending your nights in small ecolodges.

Thailand: Elephants, Arts and Adventure for Families
Cost: $2,500-$2,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Your family will enjoy this active and hands-on experience -- it's a great first-time visitor's overview including some fantastic, quality time with elephants.

Enchanted China for Families
Cost: $2,550-$3,350  •  Duration: 12 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This itinerary includes the absolute must-see's as well as fun activities and whimsical attractions beloved by Chinese families. Begin in Hong Kong. Visit the Giant Pandas in Chengdu. See the terracotta warriors in Xi'an. Hike the Great Wall.

Guatemala: Engaging Antigua and Atitlan
Cost: $2,250  •  Duration: 7 days  •   Privately on Request

A flexible design for embracing Antigua and Atitlan. JOURNEYS provides the building blocks, including orientation, guides, and logistical support for your personally-tailored experience. Focus on markets and textiles, or history and archaeology, or hiking on forest and volcano trails.

Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
Cost: $6,495  •  Duration: 20 days  •   3 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: Everest Namche Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike to the heart of the Sherpa homeland and stay awhile in a cozy Sherpa lodge nestled in the highest valley of Nepal's Himalayas.

Nepal: Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 19 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime. Choose your date or join a group.

Nepal: Fall Festivals East of Everest
Cost: $3,200  •  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.

Family-friendly Japan
Cost: $3,400-$5,550  •  Duration: 10 days  •   5 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!

Finding Forgotten China
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures •  with Gail Scherer

Traditions, cultures and visions of ancient China and of the Dong, Miao and other tribes are still accessible to travelers willing to venture deep into rural and mountainous regions. Enjoy direct contact with people in traditional dress and exceptional opportunities for cultural and landscape photography.

Rwanda: Four-day Gorilla Adventure
Cost: $3,417-$3,797  •  Duration: 4 days  •   41 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

For those fortunate enough to do this, spending time up close with mountain gorillas is a lifetime highlight. This four-day trip allows enough time in stunning Parc National des Volcans for one or two gorilla treks and other natural and cultural encounters as well.

Egypt: From the Pharaohs to the Future
Cost: $4,975  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore Egypt with our most experienced guides. If your schedule permits, consider an extension to Petra, Jordan.

Ecuador: Galapagos by Land and Sea
Cost: $5,280  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore the varied islands of the Galapagos on day cruises from your spectacularly-sited base camp on Santa Cruz. Then, on the mainland, settle into a beautiful jungle lodge on the Napo River to hike, raft, kayak, and visit with the indigenous community.

Going Greece: A Family Adventure
Cost: $2,795-$4,495  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures 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.

Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
Cost: $5,144-$5,715  •  Duration: 8 days  •   14 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Meet your ancestors on this chimp- and gorilla-focused trip featuring reserved permits, high standard accommodation, and the best guides and vehicles.

Grand and Gracious Nicaragua
Cost: $2,990  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the most distinctive and memorable features of Nicaragua from rich coffee country and iconic volcanoes to graceful Granada, Las Isletas and Lago Nicaragua.

Grand Indonesia
Cost: $3,575  •  Duration: 17 days  •  Sep. 9-25, 2014 or Privately on Request

This flexible Indonesia exploration is an inspirational template that invites your own ideas, interests, and preferences to shape a unique and personalized adventure.

China: Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks
Cost: $3,675  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Tour operates May-June & Oct-Nov

Hike through wild, remote Buddhist villages and Himalayan valleys, past great glaciers, and through vast forests at the headwaters of Asia's greatest rivers.

Arctic & Greenland: Greenland Discovery
Cost: $4,550  •  Duration: 8 days  •   13 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.

Haciendas of Andean Ecuador
Cost: $3,325  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

A perfect complement to a Galapagos cruise, the haciendas of highland Ecuador offer a perfect blend of hospitality, tradition, culture, and activity. Unique to Ecuador, the haciendas are part ranch, part country inn and part family home.

Greece: Herculean Adventure for Families
Cost: $4,355  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

Here's a very active Greek adventure that can be tailored for your family with hiking and river rafting in the Louisos gorge as well as exploration in Olympia, Nafplio, Mycenae, and Athens.

Hidden Argentina: Northern Provinces
Cost: $4,775  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

The land has an austere and dramatic beauty, and the region is sparsely populated. Enjoy the warmth of the people and the traditions of fine cuisine and careful artisanship.

High and Wild In Ethiopia
Cost: $4,600  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is a great first or next African wildlife or cultural adventure, visiting some of the best that Ethiopia has to offer.

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.

Nepal: Himalayan Discovery Safari
Cost: $3,500  •  Duration: 14 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Soak up medieval magic in fascinating Kathmandu, then trek mountain ridges and ride swirling river currents through tranquil lands and traditional villages. Meet friendly Nepalese and learn about their rich, varied, and ancient culture.

Iceland Glaciers and Waterfalls
Cost: $3,995  •  Duration: 7 days  •   Privately on Request

Set foot on one of the world's most geothermally active places, exploring the sea and the mountains while finding glaciers and waterfalls in this mystical and amazing wild place. Afterward, relax in the otherworldly cobalt-colored waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Peru: Incas and Amazon for Families with Teens
Cost: $3,895  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Jul. 3-14, 2014 or Privately on Request

Reveal the wonders and delights of the Amazon, Andes, and all of Peru to your whole family with our expert, family-friendly naturalist guides.

Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Wild scenery, Australian animals, and wonderful weather rule southern Australia from October to April. This trip is great for birders and wildlife photographers and anyone seeking authentic nature encounters on some of the most beautiful islands in Australia.

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.

Jordan and Israel Explorer
Cost: $4,550  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore the ancient landmarks in Jordan and Israel. Visit the Dead Sea, the rose city of Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem.

Karibu, Tanzania! Family Safari
Cost: $2,650-$4,900  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Jun. 19-29, 2014 or Privately on Request

If you and the kids like wild animals, this family safari is the ultimate travel experience. Meet Maasai warriors. Closely approach lions, elephants, and giraffes.

Nepal: Kathmandu Ridgetop Trek
Cost: $2,100  •  Duration: 8 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

The north rim of the Kathmandu Valley offers a little known window to the highest peaks from relatively easy trails at modest altitudes. Routes are easily accessible from Kathmandu without flights or long drives. Visit a variety of cultural groups in their middle hill villages.

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.

Ladakh Cultural Trek
Cost: $4,250  •  Duration: 18 days  •  Jul. 6-23, 2014 or Privately on Request

If you can trek and have any interest in Tibet or Buddhism, this adventure in Ladakh may be the most amazing travel experience you will ever have. Our incomparable Ladakhi guides will demonstrate why we have offered this trip for 26 years.

Ladakh Indus Valley Odyssey
Cost: $2,400  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Jul. 6-13, 2014 or Privately on Request

Meet Ladakhi Buddhists in their homes and villages set in the spectacular beauty of the Tibetan Plateau where it meets the high Himalayas. This is an escape in time, spirit, and culture.

Madagascar Lemur Adventure
Cost: $4,595  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

This is a focused ten-day exploration of Madagascar's most famous lemur reserves. Enjoy fantastic wildlife, and conclude with the beaches and island reserves near Nosy Be.

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.

Guatemala: Maya Magic
Cost: $3,095  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Anytime
Start on Sun or Wed

This Guatemala exploration offers a special perspective on Mayan culture, both past and present, and adapts to your specific interests for hiking, nature, crafts, archeology, and contemporary communities.

Belize: Mayan Secrets
Cost: $3,150  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Become an ancient Mayan in spirit as you join your expert guide in exploring the ruined cities, living forests, and reconstructed archaeology of a vanished civilization.

Laos: Meandering the Mekong
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 9 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Demystify the Mekong by floating along a very scenic stretch and then explore the charming city of Luang Prabang in Laos.

Mongolia Lakes and Legends
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

A fantastic overview of scenic and historic sites, and Mongolia's best national parks. Customize just for your party, anytime from June to September.

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 Markets and Mountains
Cost: $3,850-$4,495  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Privately on Request

Meander Morocco's markets and mountains in Meknes, Marrakech, and Merzouga. Roam from coastal ruins to Sahara dunes and much more.

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.

Mt. Kenya Trekking via Chogoria Route
Cost: $2,695  •  Duration: 6 days  •   Privately on Request

Africa's second-highest mountain attracts trekkers from all over the world who have long envisioned themselves on this majestic earth. The ascent, while not technical, is challenging, yet rewarding.

Nepal Namaste!
Cost: $2,500  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

This is an expertly-guided, flexible exploration for non-hikers who enjoy wildlife, ancient traditions, spiritual discovery, and beautiful mountain scenery.

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. This is is a nature lover's fantasy tropical ecosystem escapade and a coffee connoisseur's dream java journey.

North India Treasures
Cost: $3,550  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 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.

Tanzania: Northern Circuit Gems & The Chimps of Mahale
Cost: $8,150  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

This safari combines the gems of Tanzania's Northern Safari circuit - the sublime Serengeti, World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park - with the opportunity to track some of the last wild chimpanzees in Africa in the Mahale Mountains National Park.

Northern Ladakh Trek
Cost: $3,300  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Aug. 7-19, 2014 or Privately on Request

Enjoy breathtaking beauty and Himalayan passes. Explore the convergence of the Tibetan plateau with Himalayan peaks and villages where Buddhism has resonated unimpeded for hundreds of years.

Oases of Chile: Atacama & Patagonia
Cost: $6,730  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Zipline through wine country. Climb sandstone hills and granite spires. Witness geothermal geysers. Circumnavigate blue lagoons. Encounter vast glaciers. Experience the vast range of Chile's landscapes with an adventure including the Atacama Desert of the north and the Patagonian Andes in the south.

Laos: Palaces and Pagodas
Cost: $1,950  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Departures every Tuesday October-February

Experience the serenity and Buddhist character of Laos with a personal guide and comfortable accommodations.

Panama Discovery - Highlands to the Sea
Cost: $2,725  •  Duration: 8 days  •   5 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

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

Panama Golden Isthmus Odyssey
Cost: $3,295  •  Duration: 10 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Where North and South America meet, diversity is squeezed and concentrated in a geographic sandwich of rain forest, waterways, reefs, islands, volcanoes, and native communities.

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.

Argentina: Patagonia Nature Safari
Cost: $5,425  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore the scenic and wildlife wonders of Patagonia with active hiking, sailing, birding, and glacier walking in this land of high peaks, high winds, and high adventure.

Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
Cost: $7,295  •  Duration: 14 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Join expert naturalist guide Paul Tamwenya on the most complete Rwanda and Uganda nature trip available. This is a very special opportunity for birding, photography, and gorilla viewing. Destination specialist Kirsten Williams will also accompany the February 2014 departure.

Pure Panama Adventure for Families
Cost: $1,390-$2,785  •  Duration: 9 days  •   2 upcoming departures 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.

Peru: Sacred Valley Week
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 7 days  •   Privately on Request

Focus on the heart of the ancient Inca Empire while based in comfortable ecolodges. Visit little-known sites and hike ancient off-the-beaten-path trails. An astounding week!

Thailand: Secrets of Siam
Cost: $2,050  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Tuesday departures October-March

Appreciate the the beauty and serenity of Buddhist Thailand from beautiful eco-lodges in the northern hill country.

Papua New Guinea: Sepik Highlands Odyssey
Cost: $7,060  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Privately, May - July

This relaxed nature and culture expedition takes you to the Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley to meet local people and observe colorful traditions.

South Africa Self-Drive
Cost: $3,450  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

This very flexible auto safari adapts to your preference of sites, duration, route, accommodations, cuisine, and vehicle type. We'll help find the right mix for you on your dates.

South India Treasures
Cost: $3,150  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

A counterpart to North India Treasures. A lovely overview of the gentler half of India, focusing on the cultural and natural highlights of the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka: Splendors of Serendib
Cost: $3,350  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Dec. 8-18, 2014 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: 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.

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 Wildlife Week Safari
Cost: $4,100-$4,480  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

This safari seeks the greatest variety, numbers and concentrations of animals and birds on a dawn-to-dusk, fast-paced, intensive visit to the best parks and reserves in East Africa.

Thailand Karen Home-Stay Trek
Cost: $1,750  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Weekly departures Oct-Mar

Meet the indigenous people of Thailand by trekking to their remote villages. This is a walk back in time, leaving technology trappings behind.

Three Gems of Nicaragua
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Three alluring lodges distinguish this unique Nicaragua experience. Delight in your stays at Jicaro Lodge on one of the isletas near Granada, Totoco Lodge on Ometepe Island, and Morgan's Rock on the Pacific Coast near San Juan del Sur.

Timely and Timeless Tunisia
Cost: $5,595  •  Duration: 16 days  •   Privately on Request

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.

Tanzania: Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route
Cost: $3,535  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

This is the most scenic, least-utilized, and best-paced route to the summit of Kili. Choose private arrangements or weekly group departures.

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.

Burma: Treasures of the Golden Land
Cost: $3,400-$3,800  •  Duration: 12 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Enjoy a classic exploration of Burma's greatest sites with a JOURNEYS senior local guide. End with a coastal beach option.

Treasures of Tunisia
Cost: $4,825  •  Duration: 14 days  •   Privately on Request

Explore and understand the remarkable culture, ruins, history, and landscape. Travel beyond the beaches that confine most tourists. Expect excellent food.

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

Trekking through the tiny villages at the base of the towering Burmese Himalayas offers rich nature, tribal hospitality, and an unbounded exploration challenge.

Tribes and Trails of Thailand's North
Cost: $2,700  •  Duration: 11 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Enjoy a very personal exploration of the cultures and natural environments of northern Thailand. This is an active, flexible itinerary made all the more wonderful by the personal hosting at two of Thailand's most unique, most lovingly-run, eco-lodges.

Turkey Adventure with Teens
Cost: $2,295-$3,995  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures or 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: $3,995  •  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.

Uganda Custom Gorilla Trekking
Cost: $6,450  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

With JOURNEYS' amazing Paul Tamwenya as your naturalist guide, seek out shy, highly-endangered Mountain Gorillas on treks, boat trips and a vehicle safari to observe the many mammals and birds of Uganda.

Uganda Wildlife Odyssey
Cost: $6,995  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 6-20, 2014 or Privately on Request

Join expert naturalist guide Paul Tamwenya on an exploration of Uganda's parks and reserves in search of primates, birds, and large mammals, including mountain gorillas and chimps.

Bhutan: Views, Valleys, and Visions
Cost: $3,450  •  Duration: 10 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

On this ten-day immersion in Buddhist culture, you may catch glimpses of the forest spirits, the leaping lamas, or at least a Musk Deer, Bearded Vulture, or Black-Necked Crane. Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Vivid Argentina
Cost: $5,130  •  Duration: 16 days  •  Jan. 4-19, 2015 •  with Lené 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.

Vivid Vietnam
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Travel to Vietnam's most beautiful sites with an expert local guide and learn a very personal story about history, cultures, and hope.

Sri Lanka: Wild and Sacred Sanctuaries
Cost: $4,500  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Dec. 1-14, 2014 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.

Zambia: Wild Zambezi Camping Safari
Cost: $4,150  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

Savor the wonders of Zambia from comfortable mobile camps in the wild bush. This is a great choice if you don't need fancy lodges or luxury camps, and want to experience natural Zambia up close. Lodge accommodated option also available.

China: Yunnan Jade Dragon Journey
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Oct. 7-17, 2014 or Privately on Request

Explore southern China's Yunnan Province, a feast of natural, scenic, and cultural diversity born of Himalayan mountains, deep valleys, and a history of isolation, Buddhist heritage, and adaptation.

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