JOURNEYS Comprehensive Departure Schedule

April 2014 thru September 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
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Antarctic Explorer
115995-19295I-II        ManyMany74,224      
Antarctic Circle Quest
159995-18995I-II          78       
Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica
1911995-22695I-II        2128 6       
Arctic Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Greenland Discovery
84550I-II  ManyManyMany4            
Spitsbergen Explorer: Classic Arctic
115795-14995I-II   10,20           26 4 
Adventure in Ice Paradise
136195II-III   19,26ManyMany             
The North Pole: 90 Degrees North
1424995-40995I-II   19,30      Many        
Three Arctic Islands
147995-18995I-II     1          2614 
Argentina Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Highlights of Patagonia
83250I-II 
Patagonia: Peaks, Plateaus & Glaciers
105290III         27         
Hidden Argentina: Northern Provinces
134775I-II 
Patagonia Nature Safari
145425I-II 
Vivid Argentina
165130I-II         4        
Australia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
The Great Wild South
95250I Flexible departures joining small groups
G'Day Australia for Families!F
112875-4750I Flexible departures joining small groups
Discovery Down Under
114495I-IIFlexible departures joining small groups
Australia's Rugged Kimberley Coast
127200-8840I-II 21Many Many15,25Many6     ManyManyMany ManyMany
Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road
124350I-II 
Belize Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Jungle Discovery Week for FamiliesF
71825-2360I   226              
Belize Cayo and the CayeF
83695I19                 
Mayan SecretsF
93150I-II12                 
Bhutan Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Buddhist Valleys of Bhutan
62050I-II Weekly Thursday departures
Black-Necked Crane Festival
93150I-II        7          
Views, Valleys, and Visions
103450I-II8     14     14     
Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
113750III       14           
Privately on request Apr-Jun & Oct-Nov
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
123950I-II       1           
Black Mountain Trek
123950II       1          
Botswana Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Botswana's Best Camping Safari
93550-4100II 12,22ManyManyManyManyManyMany8,18          
Botswana Mammals and Meerkats
146750II      14            
Trans Kalahari Adventure
225195I-II  10,31 Many9,3013,27111513         
Great Trek Adventure
224050II  10,31 Many2,30134,11112         
Brazil Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Amazon and Iguazu for Families
82395-3695I-II 
Heart of Amazonia—Cruising the Rio Negro
93650-3995I-II 4,182,1613,2711,258,2212,2610,247,215,19         
Bountiful Brazil
94095I-II 
Pantanal, Rio and Rainforest
94350I-II 
Complete Pantanal
104495I-II 30                
Burma Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Bagan and Beyond
82950I 
Trek to the Last Village
113950II-IIICurrently unavailable until further notice
Treasures of the Golden Land
123400-3800I       11 6        
Burma: Ruins and Rivers
164250-4600I       3 12        
Cambodia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Captivating Cambodia
71650I      28 212        
Savoring Southeast Asia
205200I       27           
Chile Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
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
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Yunnan Jade Dragon Journey
113250I      7           
Finding Forgotten China
113950I-II      13           
Enchanted China for FamiliesF
122550-3350I  1621              
Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks
133675II-IIITour operates May-June & Oct-Nov
Tracing the Ancient Silk Route
153950-4600II      1            
China's Wonders, Past and Present
154250-4750I-II14     133          
Costa Rica Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Costa Rica Rainforest Adventure for FamiliesF
71275-2275I-II 5 3012    27         
Mindfully Engaging Costa Rica
72495I Please call for current departure information.
Writing Our Way Into Costa Rica
72295I           28       
Costa Rica Photo Workshop with Wayde Carroll
72495I  3                
Costa Rica Natural Wonders for FamiliesF
82450-3350I-III 
Costa Rica Adventure with TeensF
82250I-II   14           20   
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
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Charming Czech Republic
83560II-III 
Czech Republic AdventureF
104195II-III   22               
Ecuador Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
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
115080-6400I-II Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Aboard M/V Evolution, Northern Circuit
115080-6400I-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 4 13,2711              
Egypt Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
From the Pharaohs to the Future
114975I-II 
Desert Oases and the Nile Valley
145295-5895I-II 
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
205195I 
Ethiopia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
High and Wild In Ethiopia
134600II-III     29           29
Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
206495II     7  3116        
Greece Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Herculean Adventure for FamiliesF
104355I-II 
Going Greece: A Family AdventureF
102795-4495I-II  15           14   
An Original Greece Odyssey
114950I-II   16          29   
Greenland Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Greenland Discovery
84550I-II  ManyManyMany4            
Fire and Ice
136795I-II Please call for current departure information.
Adventure in Ice Paradise
136195II-III   19,26ManyMany             
Three Arctic Islands
147995-18995I-II     1          2614 
Guatemala Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
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
92950I 6,10          22,26      
Iceland Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Iceland Glaciers and Waterfalls
73995I-II 
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
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
South India Treasures
113150I      29 8         
North India Treasures
133550I      1813          
Rajasthan Royal Wildlife Safari
156125I-II       1   28      
Tigers of Assam and Sunderbans
155350I-II Please call for current departure information.
Indonesia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Bali Isle of Wonders
92430I  30               
Savoring Sumatra
123295II-III    13              
Apes, Arts, and Dragons
154250-4475I 14 10         15 18  
Grand Indonesia
173575I-II     9            
Israel Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Israel In-Depth
115595I           4      
Jordan and Israel Explorer
124550I-II 
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
205195I 
Japan Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Family-friendly JapanF
103400-5550I-II  1715         15 3 
Classic and Festive Japan
124250-6300I-II7 23   99    5     
Jordan Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Jordan and Israel Explorer
124550I-II 
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
205195I 
Kenya Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Mt. Kenya Trekking via Chogoria Route
62695III 
Kenya Great Game Safari
94450II-III 
A Million Animals, A Multitude of FriendsF
114235-5475II  19               
Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife & CultureF
125695II Please call for current departure information.
Ladakh Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Ladakh Indus Valley Odyssey
82400II   6              
Northern Ladakh Trek
133300III    7             
Ladakh Cultural Trek
184250II-III   6              
In Search of the Snow Leopard
184950I-II Please call for current departure information.
Laos Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Palaces and Pagodas
71950IDepartures every Tuesday October-February
Meandering the Mekong
92550I       3818        
Savoring Southeast Asia
205200I       27           
Madagascar Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Madagascar Lemur Adventure
104595II 
Madagascar: Tails of the Wild
124695II Please call for current departure information.
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
165965II   16 179           
Malaysia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Discover Malaysian Borneo
143895II     4             
Mexico Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Baja BlastF
72995I-II 
Christmas In Oaxaca
82995I-II         20         
The Monarchs of Michoacan
82895I Privately on Request - Nov-March
Baja: Whales & WavesF
93295I-II 
Mongolia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Mongolia Lakes and Legends
133950I-II 
Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival
144250I-II    9              
Morocco Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
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
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Bagan and Beyond
82950I 
Trek to the Last Village
113950II-IIICurrently unavailable until further notice
Treasures of the Golden Land
123400-3800I       11 6        
Burma: Ruins and Rivers
164250-4600I       3 12        
Namibia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Classic Namibia Under Canvas
124795II 75,19Many144,181,156,20322         
Best of Namibia Camping Safari 2014
123350-3550II 14516,3014Many1,156,201722         
Trans Kalahari Adventure
225195I-II  10,31 Many9,3013,27111513         
Great Trek Adventure
224050II  10,31 Many2,30134,11112         
Nepal Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Nepal Namaste!
82500I-II 
Kathmandu Ridgetop Trek
82100II-III       1          
Annapurna Lodge Trek
102850II-III      14    24      
Everest Namche Lodge Trek
112850II-III16     8     7     
Fall Festivals East of Everest
123200III     29            
Annapurna Family TrekF
142850-3500II  10     21     15   
Himalayan Discovery Safari
143500II-III       4   3      
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
194350III      14           
Everest Sherpa Country Trek
194350III16     8     7     
New Zealand Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
South Island Explorer
95750I-II Please call for current departure information.
Deluxe Wilderness Explorer
147895I-II Please call for current departure information.
Nicaragua Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Nicaragua Volcano Vistas
93095I 
Grand and Gracious Nicaragua
92990I 
Three Gems of Nicaragua
93250I 
Panama Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Panama Discovery - Highlands to the Sea
82725I-II20 15 314  22         
Pure Panama Adventure for FamiliesF
91390-2785I12  19    27         
Panama Golden Isthmus Odyssey
103295I-II18  25    26         
Papua New Guinea Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama
117255I-II     15             
Tumbuna Festival
115670I-II  14           TBD    
Sepik Highlands Odyssey
127060I-IIPrivately, May - July
Mt. Hagen Show Tour Vista
138725I-II     7             
Classic Goroka Show Tour
137560I-II      4            
Peru Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Sacred Valley Week
72850I-II 
Amazon Wildlife Odyssey
82195II 
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
93095III 14Many274,21ManyMany34,22         
Amazon and Andes Odyssey
93595I-II 
Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
114425III Multiple departures -- please call
Active in the Andes
123175II-III   26              
Incas and Amazon for Families with TeensF
123895I-II   3              
Rwanda Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Four-day Gorilla Adventure
43417-3797IV5,263,247,285,262,236,204,251,226,2710,241,217,284,252,2311,274,271,2912,22
Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
85144-5715II-III  171202321 2363   2211822
Classic Uganda and Rwanda
127164-7960II-III  2,1311,134,151,136,18 1,135,172,14   1,136,183,157,19
Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
147295II-III    16   14         
South Africa Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
South Africa Self-Drive
113450I 
South Africa Adventure
184195II 547,292831282630          
Trans Kalahari Adventure
225195I-II  10,31 Many9,3013,27111513         
Great Trek Adventure
224050II  10,31 Many2,30134,11112         
Sri Lanka Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Splendors of Serendib
113350I-II7       8         
Wild and Sacred Sanctuaries
144500I-II7       1         
Tanzania Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route
83535III 
Tanzania Wildlife Week Safari
84100-4480II 
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
103795III 
Karibu, Tanzania! Family SafariF
112650-4900II  19               
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
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
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  236    22         
Tribes and Trails of Thailand's North
112700I-II      29   23       
Savoring Southeast Asia
205200I       27           
Tunisia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Treasures of Tunisia
144825I-II 
Timely and Timeless Tunisia
165595I-II 
Turkey Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Turkey Adventure with TeensF
132295-3995I-II   10,19              
Turkey Coast & Cave Adventure Trek
143995II 
Beyond the Bosphorus
143660I-II Weekly guaranteed departures from May to October
Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
174295I-II  22  7            
Uganda Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
85144-5715II-III  171202321 2363   2211822
Uganda Custom Gorilla Trekking
116450II 
Classic Uganda and Rwanda
127164-7960II-III  2,1311,134,151,136,18 1,135,172,14   1,136,183,157,19
Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
147295II-III    16   14         
Uganda Wildlife Odyssey
156995II-III     6            
Vietnam Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Vivid Vietnam
102550I       38         
Active Vietnam Adventure
123650II-III       3          
Savoring Southeast Asia
205200I       27           
Zambia Total
Days
Land Cost Grade Any
Time
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep
Wild Zambezi Camping Safari
104150II