2114 active and adventure trips found

Kenya ; Land of the Maasai

Kenya ; Land of the Maasai

Jomo Kenyatta AIrport, Nairobi, Kenya for 10 Days • from £7,100* per room

Operator: Ker & Downey

Offered Year-round: Kenya is the homeland of the Maasai, a semi-nomadic African tribe. The tall and slender Maasai wear bright cloth dyed in vivid shades of red and blue, letting them stand out nobly against the stark landscape.… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 24 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

The Great Walk of Africa - A Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Tsavo National Park Kenya

The Great Walk of Africa - A Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Tsavo National Park Kenya

Jomo Kenyatta AIrport, Nairobi, Kenya for 12 Days • from $6,295* per person

Operator: Mountain Travel Sobek

Offered July, September: Revisit the Africa of the explorers! Take an epic walk with our own legendary Iain Allan in an area strictly off-limits to other visitors. Trek 110 miles of game trails across the wilderness of Tsavo National… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 10 people
Must form own group? No

Zambia: Walking in Zambia Private Adventure

Zambia: Walking in Zambia Private Adventure

Lusaka for 10 Days • Contact provider for price

Operator: Mountain Travel Sobek

Offered June-October: Africa's best-kept secret is Zambia's Luangwa Valley, an Eden-like paradise with huge concentrations of wildlife (it's sometimes called the "crowded valley"). This is where African walking safaris were born, and this private adventure zeroes in on… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 15 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

The Alps: Hiking the Mont Blanc Express

The Alps: Hiking the Mont Blanc Express

Geneva, Switzerland for 8 Days • from $3,495* per person

Operator: Mountain Travel Sobek

Offered June-September: Limited in vacation time? Try our "express" version of our classic Tour du Mont Blanc! It's four fewer days of hiking, but the breathtaking scenery, cultural attractions, and outstanding cuisine (especially our popular gourmet picnic lunches!)… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 14 people
Must form own group? No

Crusader Paths

Crusader Paths

Kos Airport, Kos, Greece for 12 Days • from €4,200* per person

Operator: Cycle Greece

Offered August: In the 14th century the Knights of St. John arrived to the Dodecanese islands from Jerusalem. Many harbor towns still bear the regal façade of that era with castles, forts, moats, and palaces. Kos and Rhodes… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 16 people
Must form own group? No

New Zealand Walking & Hiking

Tramp Through South Island Paradise

New Zealand Walking & Hiking

Christchurch, New Zealand for 10 Days • from $3,998* per person

Operator: Backroads

Offered December: After New Zealand, the bar will be forever raised. Other coastlines will seem less striking. Even mountains will pale in comparison. Glaciers... who sees glaciers at home? Start at the South Pacific, journey up to the… more

Exertion level:
5/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 20 people
Must form own group? No

Ethiopia: The Island of Africa

Ethiopia: The Island of Africa

Addis Ababa Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for 16 Days • from $6,800* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered June, October: In Travels in Ethiopia, David Buxton wrote that the country “rises up from the wastes of equatorial Africa like an island from the sea.” A particularly beautiful and unexpected island, in time as well as geography.… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Mali: From Dogon to Timbuktu

Mali: From Dogon to Timbuktu

Bamako International Airport, Bamako, Mali for 9 Days • from $5,250* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered January, February, September-November: Timbuktu, long the very synonym of farfetchedness, may be the highpoint of this short but jauntily exotic journey (“That impracticable place Timbuctoo,” Lord Byron called it in Don Juan, “where Geography finds no one to oblige… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Mayan Kingdoms

Mayan Kingdoms

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico for 9 Days • from $3,255* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: As Charles C. Mann points out in his game-changing 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, in 1000 ce the Mayans of what is now southern Mexico and Guatemala were civilizationally right on a par… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Panama

Panama

Airport near Panama City, Panama for 9 Days • from $4,275* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Panama is one of those places we tend to think we have a handle on and so overlook when it comes time to make the next travel plan. Oh, there’s the Canal, and some nice Central… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

The Epic of Central Asia

The Epic of Central Asia

Ashgabat, Ahal, Turkmenistan for 21 Days • from $7,475* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered April, September: Before the Bolsheviks dragooned them into the Soviet Union in the 1920s, the khanates of Central Asia were some of the most despotic, hidden, and utterly fascinating parts of the planet. People were driven half mad… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Libya

Libya

Tripoli International Airport, Tarabulus, Libya for 17 Days • Contact provider for price

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: While travel to Libya isn't in the cards for the immediate future, we continue to monitor events and remain hopeful that we will be able to return to this worthy country again very soon.Libya is a… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala airport, Guatemala City for 9 Days • from $3,995* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Guatemala is an often overlooked country, rich with tremendous scenery, Mayan glories, colonial grandeur, and cheery, heart-involving folks. As our Brady Binstadt says, “These are some of my favorite places in all of the Americas for… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Kyoto: The Soul of Japan

Kyoto: The Soul of Japan

Kyoto Airport, Japan for 7 Days • from $6,850* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Kyoto, Jan Morris has written, “remains to the Japanese something special . . . the supreme repository of their ancient traditions, their religion, and their high-flown patriotism, their golden heritage and their resilient pride.”In this expertly… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Kyushu Island

Kyushu Island

Beppu Airport Japan for 7 Days • from $6,875* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Japan is a beautifully and intricately designed puzzle, boxes within boxes, a country that has refined just about every taste into an art form. We take delight in solving the amazing Japanese enigma with Private Departures… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Nara to Hiroshima

Nara to Hiroshima

Nara Airport, Japan for 7 Days • from $4,975* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: We’ll explore Japan by first visiting its former capital Nara, birthplace of Japanese culture. After a good look at Nara including its beautiful countryside we’ll head for the spiraling Himeji Castle, perhaps the most beautiful of… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Egypt: The Nile

Egypt: The Nile

Cairo International Airport, Egypt for 11 Days • from $7,525* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Egypt and the Nile: the two are inextricably linked. 2,500 years ago, Herodotus, looking back on twenty-five centuries of recorded history, wrote, “Egypt is an acquired country, the gift of the river.” The ancient Egyptians took… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Yemen: Arabia Felix

Yemen: Arabia Felix

Airport Road, Sana'a, Amanat Al Asimah, Yemen for 19 Days • from £5,455* per room

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: To the ancients it was Arabia Felix, Fortunate Arabia. But that was old news. The even more ancient Arab root word for Yemen is ymn, or prosperity. By turns peacefully green, lushly mountainous, rugged, vastly sandy,… more

Exertion level:
5/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Rwanda: Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes

Rwanda: Gorillas of the Virunga Volcanoes

Kigali Airport, Kigali, Rwanda for 7 Days • from $6,000* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Just a few inches from here, in Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, we quote one of our rapturous travelers on the almost shocking joy that many people feel when they make contact with Gorilla beringei beringei, our… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Hiking in the Mountains of Lebanon

Hiking in the Mountains of Lebanon

Beirut Airport, Lebanon for 8 Days • from $4,125* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered April-November: As befits a country named for its resident mountains, Lebanon welcomes hikers with a series of unexpected and deeply lovely trails. We begin in Beirut—captivating, edgy, and on the rocky road to reclaiming its historic glamour—then… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Luxury
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.