Become an insider in a foreign land. We partner with local guides, environmentalists, and naturalists to give you in-depth experiences in exotic locations around the globe. From "best of" sampler trips, to special-interest activities like wildlife viewing and extended trekking, we've got a unique and action-packed outing waiting for you.
View exotic birds and beasts in Africa, stroll through ripening vineyards and charming villages in Italy, or uncover ancient Mayan secrets in Guatemala and Honduras. All this here, plus Asia, South America, and our latest trips for 2014.
Check out our featured picks below, or browse the full lineup by activity, destination, date, or price.
Discover the birds of the tropics in Costa Rica. Accompanied by a master bird guide, we'll search for colorful tanagers, jewel-like hummingbirds, comical toucans, squawking parrots, skulking antbirds, and resplendent quetzals. More »
On this cultural and wildlife journey, we'll search for wild tigers and big game animals in three national parks and discover the medieval monuments of Khajuraho, the Taj Mahal, and lost temples. More »
Travel the ultimate Everest circuit. We'll trek 80 miles up four valleys below Everest, visiting desolate lakes, quiet villages, and remote backcountry. Porters will carry our gear to rustic lodges in dramatic settings. More »
Learn how the Republic of Ireland became distinguished from its neighbor on a journey through ancient and modern history in Northern Ireland. After hiking and sightseeing each day, we'll return to cozy B&Bs for the night. More »
Develop your senses and embrace your creativity on a journal-making tour featuring forest and garden hikes, a bird sanctuary, a winery and olive oil tour, colorful art, famous churches, and walks through medieval towns. More »
See the snows of Kilimanjaro before they're gone and reach the highest point in Africa on this nontechnical climb visiting lush grasslands, cloud forest, moorland, and the tundra zone. This trip ends with a five-day safari. More »
Discover the incredible diversity of Ecuador on a single trip. We’ll visit the equator, trek to an ancient Inca temple in the Andes, learn about plants and animals in the Amazon rainforest, and view an array of wildlife in the Galápagos Islands. More »
Traverse the dramatic mountains and remote coastlines of this diverse part of Spain. We'll hike spectacular gorges in the Picos de Europa, explore traditional villages, and enjoy world-famous cheeses and wines. More »
Discover diverse landscapes and cultures in the remarkable Yunnan province. We'll stroll through ancient towns, visit China's first national park, and revel in autumn color and rice terraces carved into mountainsides. More »
Explore the ancient and exotic in northern Laos and Cambodia. We’ll hike to caves, boat on a beautiful river, visit temples and Phnom Penh’s wildlife zoo, and tour Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. More »
Go where few Westerners have gone before. Our combination of day hikes and visits to cultural and artistic sites will lead us through diverse Himalayan terrain and Buddhist culture, with lodging in cozy hotels. More »