JOURNEYS Comprehensive Departure Schedule

July 2014 thru December 2015

For a complete, up-to-date version of this schedule linked to full trip description and departure details see: www.journeys.travel/

Legend

Trip names are hot linked to full descriptions of trips on website. Click to these web pages for complete description of costs, accommodations, group size, single supplements and daily itinerary.

Letters F, J, W after trip name indicate Family trip, JOURNEYS Signature trip or Women's trip, respectively.

Total Days Number of days spent in destination and included in land cost.

Land Cost Covered travel expenses within the destination. Land cost may include some or all meals, some or no local airfare, most fees, lodging, guide costs, land transportation. It never includes international airfare from the USA. Cost may vary by season and group size. Call or see website for full inclusion.

Grade JOURNEYS grading system ranges from I to IV to help you choose an experience with physical demands to match your motivation.

  1. Active - Active exploration with optional day hikes, easy walking, leisurely bicycling or light canoeing. Comfortable travel by vehicle.
  2. Vigorous - May include regular hiking or physical exercise in varied environments. Travel by vehicle may be long or over rough terrain. Some trips include camping, steep trails.
  3. Challenging - Parts of trip will involve physical challenge. Daily hiking may exceed five hours in rough terrain. May include high altitude, rough road travel and remoteness from modern medical care.
  4. Demanding - Extended foot travel in very remote or high areas. Previous wilderness travel experience advisable. High level of fitness expected. Doctor's certification may be requested.

Any Time √ indicates trip can operate privately on your schedule year around.

Color Code of Months Colors indicate the general travel conditions and climate to help inform your decision about when to travel.

Numbers in Month boxes represent day of the month trip starts as per the itinerary. Add to total number of days to determine ending date of trip.

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Antarctica Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Antarctic Explorer
115995-19295I-II     ManyMany74,224         
Antarctic Circle Quest
159995-18995I-II       78          
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
1911995-22695I-II     Many 316          
Arctic Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Greenland Discovery
84550I-IIManyMany4               
Spitsbergen Explorer: Classic Arctic
115995-11795I-II            26 4    
Adventure in Ice Paradise
136195II-III ManyMany                
The North Pole: 90 Degrees North
1425995-40995I-II            Many      
Three Arctic Islands
147995-18995I-II  1          2614    
Argentina Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Highlights of Patagonia
83250I-II 
Patagonia: Peaks, Plateaus & Glaciers
105290III      27            
Hidden Argentina: Northern Provinces
134775I-II 
Patagonia Nature Safari
145425I-II 
Vivid Argentina
165050I-II      4           
Australia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
The Great Wild South
95250I Flexible departures joining small groups
G'Day Australia for Families!F
112975-4950I Flexible departures joining small groups
Discovery Down Under
114495I-IIFlexible departures joining small groups
Australia's Rugged Kimberley Coast
127200-8840I-II Many15,25Many6     ManyManyMany ManyMany   
Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road
124350I-II 
Belize Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Jungle Discovery Week for FamiliesF
71825-2360I 6                 
Belize Cayo and the CayeF
83695I 
Mayan SecretsF
93150I-II        19         
Bhutan Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Buddhist Valleys of Bhutan
62050I-II Weekly Thursday departures
Black-Necked Crane Festival
93150I-II     7           7 
Views, Valleys, and Visions
103450I-II   14     14     13  
Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
113750III    14           13  
Privately on request Apr-Jun & Oct-Nov
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
123950I-II    1          16   
Black Mountain Trek
123950II    1             
Botswana Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Botswana's Best Camping Safari
93550-4100II ManyManyManyMany8,18             
Botswana Mammals and Meerkats
146750II   14               
Trans Kalahari Adventure
225195I-II Many9,3013,27111513            
Great Trek Adventure
224050II Many2,30134,11112            
Brazil Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Amazon and Iguazu for Families
82395-3695I-II 
Heart of Amazonia—Cruising the Rio Negro
93650-3995I-II 11,258,2212,2610,247,215,199,23206,2010,248,225,193,177,2111,259,236,2018
Bountiful Brazil
94095I-II 
Pantanal, Rio and Rainforest
94350I-II 
Complete Pantanal
104495I-II          29   18   
Burma Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bagan and Beyond
82995I 
Trek to the Last Village
113950II-III Currently unavailable until further notice
Treasures of the Golden Land
123450-3850I    11 6         10 
Burma: Ruins and Rivers
154295-4650I    3 12         3 
Cambodia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Captivating Cambodia
81795I   27 212        27 1
Savoring Southeast Asia
205295I   27           26  
Chile Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Patagonia: Peaks, Plateaus & Glaciers
105290III      27            
Torres del Paine Trek
114250III Friday weekly departures, October to April.
Patagonia Discovery Safari
115235II-IIIDaily departures, September to April
Oases of Chile: Atacama & Patagonia
126730II-III 
China Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Yunnan Jade Dragon Journey
113295I   24           12  
Finding Forgotten China
113950I-II   13           12  
Enchanted China for FamiliesF
122650-3495I21          22      
Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks
133775II-III               12  
Tracing the Ancient Silk Route
153995-4650II   1           7   
China's Wonders, Past and Present
154295-4795I-II   133    13     12  
Costa Rica Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Costa Rica Rainforest Adventure for FamiliesF
71275-2275I-II 12,27    27      41    
Mindfully Engaging Costa Rica
72495I Please call for current departure information.
Writing Our Way Into Costa Rica
72295I        28          
Costa Rica Natural Wonders for FamiliesF
82450-3350I-III 
Costa Rica Adventure with TeensF
82250I-II            20      
Escape for the Wildly CuriousF
83695I-II 
Costa Rica Tropical Treasures
93750I-IIAnytime with group with at least 2 people or anytime privately
Costa Rica Tropical Highlights
92725I-II Flexible departures joining small groups
Czech Republic Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Charming Czech Republic
83560II-III 
Czech Republic AdventureF
104195II-III Please call for current departure information.
Ecuador Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Galapagos by Land and Sea
95280I-II 
Ecuador Highlands Explorer
103595I-II 
Haciendas of Andean Ecuador
103325I-II 
Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Southern Circuit
113900-4700I-II Friday, biweekly departures (cruise departs on Sunday). Call for dates and special family departures.
Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Northern Circuit
113900-4700I-II Friday, biweekly departures (cruise departs on Sunday). Call for dates and special family departures.
Aboard M/V Eclipse, Southern Circuit
115400-6400I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard M/V Evolution, Southern Circuit
115350-6650I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard M/V Evolution, Northern Circuit
115350-6650I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard the M/Y Grace, Southern Circuit
115880-6800I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard the M/Y Grace, Northern Circuit
115880-6800I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard M/C Athala II, Southern Circuit
114950-5400I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard M/C Athala II, Northern Circuit
114950-5400I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard M/V Eclipse, Northern Circuit
115400-6400I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Galapagos Adventure with TeensF
113900-4700I-II 11          12,2610,17     
Egypt Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
From the Pharaohs to the Future
114975I-II 
Desert Oases and the Nile Valley
145295-5895I-II 
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
205295I 
Ethiopia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High and Wild In Ethiopia
134600II-III  29           29   
Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
206495II  7  3116          31
Greece Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Herculean Adventure for FamiliesF
104355I-II 
Going Greece: A Family AdventureF
102795-4495I-II           14      
An Original Greece Odyssey
114950I-II 16          29      
Greenland Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Greenland Discovery
84550I-IIManyMany4               
Fire and Ice
136795I-II Please call for current departure information.
Adventure in Ice Paradise
136195II-III ManyMany                
Three Arctic Islands
147995-18995I-II  1          2614    
Guatemala Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Guatemala Kites and Crafts
72695I    31              
Engaging Antigua and Atitlan
72250I 
Mindfully Engaging Guatemala
72450I      6 28          
Maya Magic
83095IAnytime
Start on Sun or Wed
Inside Semana Santa
103330I         23,27         
Iceland Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iceland Glaciers and Waterfalls
73995I-II 
Landscapes and Lights of Iceland
83995I               3  
Iceland Circumnavigation
126995-9995I              26    
Fire and Ice
136795I-II Please call for current departure information.
Three Arctic Islands
147995-18995I-II  1          2614    
India Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
South India Treasures
113150I   29 826           
North India Treasures
133550I   1813 19        19  
Wildest India
145350I-II          1        
Rajasthan Royal Wildlife Safari
156125I-II    1   28         
Indonesia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bali Isle of Wonders
92430I 
Savoring Sumatra
123295II-III 13                 
Wild Indonesia for Families with TeensF
124495II            20      
Apes, Arts, and Dragons
154250-4475I10         15 26     
Grand Indonesia
173575I-II  9               
Israel Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Israel In-Depth
115595I        4         
Jordan and Israel Explorer
124550I-II 
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
205295I 
Japan Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Family-friendly JapanF
103450-5590I-II 5         15 3    
Classic and Festive Japan
124350-6395I-II   99   30      88 
Jordan Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Jordan and Israel Explorer
124550I-II 
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
205295I 
Kenya Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mt. Kenya Trekking via Chogoria Route
62695III 
Kenya Great Game Safari
94450II-III 
A Million Animals, A Multitude of FriendsF
114235-5475II 
Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife & CultureF
125695II Please call for current departure information.
Ladakh Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ladakh Indus Valley Odyssey
82400II           25      
Northern Ladakh Trek
133300III 7          13     
Timeless Ladakh Trek
184250II-III           25      
In Search of the Snow Leopard
184950III Please call for current departure information.
Laos Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Palaces and Pagodas
71995IDepartures every Tuesday October-February
Meandering the Mekong
92595I    3818          7
Savoring Southeast Asia
205295I   27           26  
Madagascar Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madagascar Lemur Adventure
104595II 
Madagascar: Tails of the Wild
124695II Please call for current departure information.
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
165965II  179     10        
Malaysia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Discover Malaysian Borneo
143895II 4                
Mexico Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baja BlastF
72995I-II        28         
Christmas In Oaxaca
82995I-II      20            
The Monarchs of Michoacan
82895I Privately on Request - Nov-March
Baja: Whales & WavesF
93295I-II       22          
Mongolia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mongolia Lakes and Legends
133995I-II 
Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival
144350I-II 9           9     
Morocco Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Moroccan Dreams
93995I 
Morocco Markets and Mountains
113850-4495IIPrivately on Request
Toubkal Trekking
112550II-III 
Morocco Souks and Sahara
123550-4775I   11              
Myanmar Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Bagan and Beyond
82995I 
Trek to the Last Village
113950II-III Currently unavailable until further notice
Treasures of the Golden Land
123450-3850I    11 6         10 
Burma: Ruins and Rivers
154295-4650I    3 12         3 
Namibia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Classic Namibia Under Canvas
124795II  4,181,156,20322            
Best of Namibia Camping Safari 2014
123350-3550II 14Many1,156,201722            
Trans Kalahari Adventure
225195I-II Many9,3013,27111513            
Great Trek Adventure
224050II Many2,30134,11112            
Nepal Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Nepal Namaste!
82600I-II 
Kathmandu Ridgetop Trek
82200II-III    8           3 
Annapurna Lodge Trek
102950II-III   14    24         
Everest Namche Lodge Trek
112950II-III   8     7     13  
Fall Festivals East of Everest
123250III  29            5  
Annapurna Family TrekF
142950-3600II     21     15     21
Himalayan Discovery Safari
143600II-III    4   3       3 
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
194450III   14           13  
Everest Sherpa Country Trek
194450III   8     7     13  
New Zealand Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
South Island Explorer
96995I-II    2514610714         
Deluxe Wilderness Explorer
149895I-II    2891529         
Nicaragua Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Nicaragua Volcano Vistas
93095I 
Three Gems of Nicaragua
93250I 
Grand and Gracious Nicaragua
112990I         5        
Panama Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Panama Discovery - Highlands to the Sea
82725I-II 314  22            
Pure Panama Adventure for FamiliesF
91390-2785I19    27            
Panama Golden Isthmus Odyssey
103295I-II25    26            
Papua New Guinea Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama
117255I-II  15           14    
Sepik Highlands Odyssey
127060I-IIPrivately, May - July
Tumbuna Festival
127250I-II           20       
Mt. Hagen Show Tour Vista
138725I-II  7           6    
Classic Goroka Show Tour
137560I-II   4           3   
Peru Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sacred Valley Week
72850I-II 
Amazon Wildlife Odyssey
82195II 
Amazon and Andes Odyssey
93595I-II 
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
103095III   ManyMany34            
Friday departures beginning in Mid Mar. 2015
Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
114425III Multiple departures -- please call
Hiking Sacred Inca Paths
114850III   15,2513,236,204,18            
Active in the Andes
123175II-III26                 
Incas and Amazon for Families with TeensF
123895I-II3                 
Rwanda Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Four-day Gorilla Adventure
43417-3797IV5,262,236,204,251,226,274,251,222,225,263,247,285,262,236,204,251,226,27
Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
85144-5715II-III1202321 2363   97416 1
Classic Uganda and Rwanda
127164-7960II-III11,134,151,136,18 1,135,172,14   1,136,183,157,195,17 7,19
Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
147295II-III 16   14 5          
South Africa Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
South Africa Self-Drive
113450I 
South Africa Adventure
184195II 2831282630             
Trans Kalahari Adventure
225195I-II Many9,3013,27111513            
Great Trek Adventure
224050II Many2,30134,11112            
Sri Lanka Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Splendors of Serendib
113450I-II     8  30         
Wild and Sacred Sanctuaries
144595I-II     1 2        30 
Tanzania Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route
83535III  4               
Tanzania Wildlife Week Safari
84100-4480II 
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
103795III 
Karibu, Tanzania! Family SafariF
112750-4900II 
Summer Serengeti
114975II 
Super Serengeti in September & February
126600-7200II 
Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife & CultureF
125695II Please call for current departure information.
Tanzania Culture and Wildlife
135895-6445II 
Northern Circuit Gems & The Chimps of Mahale
138150II 
Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
155725I-III   4               
Thailand Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Thailand Karen Home-Stay Trek
71750IIWeekly departures Oct-Mar
Secrets of Siam
82050I-IITuesday departures October-March
Elephants, Arts and Adventure for FamiliesF
112500-2850I-II     22      13    20
Tribes and Trails of Thailand's North
112700I-II   29   23          
Savoring Southeast Asia
205295I   27           26  
Tunisia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Treasures of Tunisia
144825I-II 
Timely and Timeless Tunisia
165595I-II  6               
Turkey Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Turkey Adventure with TeensF
132295-3995I-II10,19                 
Turkey Coast & Cave Adventure Trek
143595-4495II 
Beyond the Bosphorus
143660I-II Weekly guaranteed departures from May to October
Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
174295-5595I-II  7      26  19 27   
Uganda Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
85144-5715II-III1202321 2363   97416 1
Uganda Custom Gorilla Trekking
116450II 
Classic Uganda and Rwanda
127164-7960II-III11,134,151,136,18 1,135,172,14   1,136,183,157,195,17 7,19
Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
147295II-III 16   14 5          
Uganda Wildlife Odyssey
156995II-III  6               
Vietnam Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vivid Vietnam
102650I    38            
Active Vietnam Adventure
123695II-III    3             
Savoring Southeast Asia
205295I   27           26  
Zambia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
JulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wild Zambezi Camping Safari
104150II