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THE WORLD’S GREAT

ADVENTURES

2021 COLLECTION

DREAM

DESTINATIONS

10 NEW ITINERARIES

PAGES 12-13

START YOUR

JOURNEY

National Geographic Traveler

50 Tours of a Lifetime

Multi-year Recipient

TRAVEL+LEISURE

World’s Best Tour Operators

2020 Winner


Letter FROM OUR Founder

It goes without saying that we have eagerly anticipated 2021—a new year. No one was

left untouched by the events of 2020, and we are grateful that we’ve been able to check

in with our guides and partners—our friends—around the world. Being a small team, we

were able to pivot quickly as the situation unfolded, and I want to personally thank our

guests who remained flexible and understanding during an uncertain time.

As people begin to travel again, small-group adventure travel is leading the way. By its nature,

our style of travel already incorporates much of what is advised: being outdoors with just a

few other people in less crowded locations. And our home team has been busy preparing for

the pent-up wanderlust so many of you are feeling.

2020 also renewed our appreciation for the hidden gems of places closer to home. Discover them

with us on several new trips, including Washington’s San Juan Islands (p54), New York’s

Adirondacks (p53), and more (see page 12). For those eager to venture further, our 2021

collection remains as geographically diverse as ever, including a new wellness tour to Bhutan

(p28) and updated itineraries to Palau (p21), Finland (p40), and Iceland (p38). Whatever it is

that piques your interest, Boundless Journeys is committed to helping you explore the world

safely and responsibly and to providing incredible memories for years to come.

MATT HOLMES, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

CONTENTS

FEATURES

Enhancing Safety 57

New Adventures for 2021 12

Boundless Benefits of Active Travel 29

Sounds of the World 36

Keeping Up with Nick 47

ESSENTIALS

About Boundless Journeys 04

Small-group & Private Adventures 09

Our Guides 10

The Way We Roam 11

Exploring Responsibly 58

Explorers Club and Ways to Save 59

Our Activity Levels 60

Details 61

OUR TOURS

Latin America

Peru 14

Costa Rica 16

Mexico 18

Argentina 19

Asia & Pacific

New Zealand 20

Palau 21

Japan 22

Vietnam 23

Nepal 24

Bhutan & Nepal 25

Bhutan 26–28

Africa

Botswana 30

Tanzania 32

Rwanda 34

Namibia 35

South Africa 35

Europe

Slovenia & Croatia 37

Iceland 38

Finland 40

Norway 41

England 42

Scotland 43

Italy 44

Spain 46

Portugal 48

The Alps 50

North America

Vermont 52

New York 53

Washington 54

North Carolina 55

New Mexico 56

Trip Schedule 62



WHO

WE ARE

2020 Travel + Leisure

Award Winner

We are one of the best adventure travel

companies in the world, but don’t

take our word for it. In 2020, we were

named a Top Tour Operator in

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

for the third time. We are incredibly proud and

thankful that our hard work and expertise

continues to be recognized. In addition, many of

our tours have been named “Tours of a Lifetime”

by National Geographic Traveler magazine. But the

most powerful testament to how our guests feel

WHAT

WE DO

about their Boundless Journeys experience is that the

majority of our new guests are referred by our past guests.

More personally, we are a close-knit team of

adventurers. We enjoy exploring our backyard trails,

meeting farmers, and sampling local cheeses in

Vermont as much as we relish uncovering the best

kept secrets and tasting new foods in the beautiful

corners of the world. Our tour managers are

adventure travel experts, and they love nothing

more than planning the perfect trip.

CORE VALUES

1. BE THE BEST

From the moment you make the first call,

you’ll notice the Boundless Journeys

difference. There’s a reason we’ve ranked

among the top international tour operators

on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best awards

multiple years, including in 2020.

2. BE ADVENTUROUS

Our unofficial motto is “a life without

adventure is one that’s not fully lived.”

We seek secluded trails, paddle unfrequented

waters, and lose ourselves (without really

getting lost). We infuse this same spirit into

every one of our journeys.

3. TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY

We strive to maintain a symbiotic

relationship with the destinations we

explore, ensuring our net impact is positive.

It’s important to us to help preserve the

places we visit and help them thrive.

We take care of every detail of your

adventure, so you don’t have to. Simply

choose a Boundless Journeys tour

and let us do the rest—from boutique,

independently-owned accommodations

that complement each day, to local culinary

experiences with the best flavors of each region, to

daily logistics—our travel gurus have you covered.

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Our tours are defined less by the sites you see and

more by the journey you experience. We embrace in

equal measure the scenic splendor and cultural diversity

of each destination. In practice, this means we explore

a landscape, not from the window of a crowded bus,

but in the fresh air with the earth under our feet.

And we delve deeper into new cultures through

interactions with artisans, farmers, bakers, tribesmen,

and shamans—encounters that often leave an indelible

mark on our soul.

4. EMBRACE AUTHENTICITY

We seek out unscripted moments and

look for ways to discover the world through

unexpected experiences you won’t find

anywhere else.

5. VALUE CONNECTIONS

Many of those authentic moments are

possible only through our trusted

connections with our marvelous guides

and local partners who know how to travel

the Boundless Journeys way.

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THE GREAT

WIDE OPEN

Long before Boundless Journeys began offering The World’s Great Adventures and before the

phrase “the great outdoors” was even coined, humanity has been awed, inspired, and humbled

by the power, beauty, and sheer scale of the natural world.

Our mission is to inspire those feelings as you experience the most majestic places on our planet.

Fill your lungs with fresh, cool mountain or sea air, then let your breath be taken away by

jaw-dropping 360-degree views. Embrace the ultimate recess for your inner child. Immerse yourself

in the landscape. Take advantage of endless elbow room.

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SMALL-GROUP

& PRIVATE

ADVENTURES

Our scheduled, small-group departures are created by our staff to immerse you in the special highlights

of each destination far from the beaten path. Travel with like-minded, adventurous companions in a

small setting consisting of a nice mix of couples, friends, and solo travelers. We never take more than

16 guests on a departure, and some trips are limited to even fewer than that.

Prefer something customizable? We’ve got that, too. Our private tours deliver exclusive, bespoke travel

at its best. You decide what you want to do, and we’ll design an itinerary that matches your desire

for nature or adventure, luxury or simplicity, and exceeds your every expectation. Choose your dates

and your traveling companions (just the two of you? No problem!), or take over one of our scheduled

departures if you love an itinerary and have a group ready to go.

Whether you are an experienced explorer or are completely new to active travel, there is a Boundless

Journeys tour that is just right for you.

Your dreams, our expertise.

GIVE US A CALL

Starting the conversation is the best way

to begin planning your trip of a lifetime.

800.941.8010

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Meet Our

GUIDES

The Way We

ROAM

WELCOME | KARIBU | BONJOUR | KUZU ZANGPO | DOBRODOŠLI | ASALAAM ALAIKUM | KONNICHIWA

CULTURE | HIKING | KAYAKING | HISTORY | WALKING | CULINARY | TREKKING | WILDLIFE

We are truly honored to work with a terrific

team of local guides who are consummate

professionals. They are generous with their

knowledge, flexible and creative when

tweaking the itinerary to take advantage

of the weather or a local celebration, and simply a delight

to travel with. It’s an invaluable privilege to have a local’s

perspective to clue you in to the intricacies and subtleties

of a new destination and its culture. Our guides are our

trusted friends, and they will quickly become yours, too.

Each Boundless Journeys itinerary is like an

embroidered Bhutanese thangka—many

individual elements are intricately stitched

together to complete the full picture. We

don’t offer “hiking-only” or “culture-only”

trips, as we believe doing so limits one’s experience

with and understanding of a destination. This is

why all of our adventures combine time spent in

the landscape with opportunities to learn about

and engage with the heritage and local customs.

You choose how you want to explore the world,

and we fill in the rest.

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NEW TRIPS

GIVE US A CALL

Starting the conversation is the best way

to begin planning your trip of a lifetime.

800.941.8010

BHUTAN:

SPIRITUALITY & WELLNESS JOURNEY

P.28

NEW MEXICO:

SANTA FE, ABIQUIU, & TAOS HIKING

P.56

BOTSWANA:

DESERT & DELTA SAFARI

P.31

NEW YORK:

ADIRONDACKS MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

P.53

COSTA RICA:

PRIVATE FAMILY ADVENTURE

P.16

NORTH CAROLINA:

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS HIKING

P.55

COSTA RICA:

NATURE’S WONDERS

P.17

SLOVENIA & CROATIA:

ALPS, ISTRIA, & DALMATIA HIKING

P.37

MEXICO:

BAJA SIERRAS & THE SEA OF CORTEZ SAFARI

P18

WASHINGTON:

SAN JUAN ISLANDS EXPLORATION

P.54

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PERU

Land of the Incas

Peru has a beguiling personality inspired by

kaleidoscopic woven fabrics, craggy mountains

that shoot skyward, an innovative ancient culture

far ahead of its time, and contemporary cuisine

grounded in traditional crops and methods.

The splendor is evident in the fertile valley farmlands,

at the Incan temples, in colonial cities that cling to

ancient traditions, and in rainforests that host untold

biodiversity. For nature lovers, archaeology buffs,

and adventurers of any measure, Boundless Journeys’

tours in Peru reveal the country’s intimate heart.

INSIDER TIP: If you have ambitions of hiking

on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu — even for a

day — note that permits are limited and sell

out quickly. We encourage you to reserve early.

Lodge-to-Lodge Salkantay Trek

Traverse the less-traveled Inca route to Machu Picchu— the

Salkantay Trail— on this fully-supported adventure through remote,

high-elevation Andean landscapes. Our route winds through a

spectacular mountain range, the Cordillera Vilcabamba, before

plunging into a green, forested canyon and culminating with a visit to

the lost city. See why the majestic peaks, with their emerald-colored

glacial lakes, inspired awe among the local people.

2021 DATES

Jul 12, Aug 9

PROJECTED

2022 DATES

Jul 11, Aug 8

LENGTH

9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 4+ Strenuous

Hiking 3–7 hours per day;

elevation up to 15,200';

limited vehicle support

LAND COST from $5,395/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $1,695

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage

Site of Cusco, with its modern Peruvian

cuisine, lively squares and celebrations,

Quechua history, and Spanish

colonial architecture

Trekking on remote trails to Machu Picchu

through nine bio-zones, past towering

peaks, glacial lakes, and breathtaking

Salkantay Mountain

Relaxing at remote, eco-lodges with

gourmet cuisine, warm Peruvian

hospitality, outdoor hot tubs, and pisco

sours by the fire!

The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Explore the villages and trails of the spectacular Sacred Valley, meet

local farmers and artisans, meander through markets, and enjoy

traditional and modern Peruvian cuisine. Learn about the engineering

of ancient agricultural practices and Quechua culture that has

endured despite Spanish colonization, and witness history come

to life as we visit Incan ruins and hike to Machu Picchu.

2021 DATES

May 16, Jul 17,

Aug 16, Sep 21

PROJECTED

2022 DATES

May 14, Jul 16,

Aug 13, Sep 7

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Hiking and walking

2–6 hours per day;

elevation up to 12,000'

LAND COST from $5,095/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $365

HIGHLIGHTS

Watching Chinchero’s traditional weavers

demonstrate turning raw wool into

beautiful and unique cloth

Studying examples of Incan ingenuity—the

terraces of the Maras Salt Mine and

the stonework at Sacsayhuaman, Pisac,

and Ollantaytambo

Hiking the classic Inca Trail to mystical

Machu Picchu with an optional hike up

Huayna Picchu before relaxing on the

luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Cusco

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

Into the Amazon

Experience the full breadth of Peru with an extension to the

world’s largest tropical rainforest. From a riverside, eco-luxury

lodge, create your own style of trip by selecting from a range of

land and water excursions that will introduce you to the magic

of the southern Amazon.

WHEN TO GO

Apr–Dec (dry season)

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 Easy

Activities arranged upon

arrival at the lodge

Pricing available on request

LENGTH

8 days MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

LENGTH

4 days

HIGHLIGHTS

Choosing from guided activities including

birdwatching, rainforest walks, boating,

stargazing, and treetop canopy bridges

Viewing unusual wildlife, such as toucans,

tapirs, giant otters, monkeys, reptiles,

sloths, and maybe a jaguar!

Unwinding in your thatched cabaña

with optional spa treatments and daily

tea service

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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COSTA RICA

Pura Vida

NEW FOR 2021

Nature’s Wonders

Costa Rica is nature at its inspiring best, a compact country

where, in a little over a week, you can experience its most magical

highlights. A diversity of landscapes awaits, from the rainforest with

its cacophony of animal calls to pristine beaches that beckon for

barefoot walks. Let our naturalist guides lead the way and introduce

you to their beloved paradise on earth.

HIGHLIGHTS

Exciting multisport excursions including

hiking, ziplining, kayaking, and a boat tour

through mangrove forests

Touring a small organic farm that grows

coffee, cacao for chocolate, and

medicinal plants

2021 DATES

Mar 16, Apr 10, Dec 4

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Feb 8, Apr 16, Dec 3

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1+ Easy

Walking, hiking, and boating

1–4 hours per day

LAND COST from $4,695/person

Spotting some of Costa Rica’s resident

wildlife, such as sloths, howler monkeys,

butterflies, and an array of colorful birds

often called the greenest country in the world,

Costa Rica has protected 25% of its land, which

is home to monkeys, sloths, 920 species of

birds, and limitless wildlife that thrives there.

It’s little wonder that locals cherish their

great outdoors, where the dew of clouds nourishes a

rainforest, an ancient volcano looms large, and the

Pacific surf roars onto crescent beaches. Such a

diversity of natural riches demands a wide range of

adventures, including (but certainly not limited to!)

hiking, rafting, kayaking, ziplining, and soaking in

soothing geothermal springs. Costa Rica is the perfect

destination to relax, rejuvenate, and discover the true

meaning of pura vida, the good life.

LENGTH

9 days

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $695

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

NEW FOR 2021

Private Family Adventure

For an epic family vacation, look no further than this adventure-packed

itinerary. From the impressive Arenal Volcano to the tropical paradise

of the Pacific Coast, your family will revel in the bounty of this beautiful

country. As one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, incredible

wildlife accompanies us everywhere and can be spotted and heard as

we explore on foot, on the water, and soaring through the treetops!

HIGHLIGHTS

Exciting multisport excursions including

hiking, ziplining, rafting, kayaking, and a

boat tour through mangrove forests

DATES

Daily departures

on request

LENGTH

8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1+ Easy

Walking, hiking, rafting,

& kayaking 1–4 hours per day

(no boating experience necessary)

LAND COST from $3,745*/person

*Per person for two adults and two children

under 12 for non-holiday weeks. Pricing varies

based on group size and dates. Call for details.

Walking along the Sloth Trail to spot

these and many other fascinating

tropical creatures

Experiencing an active volcanic crater

with steam vents, boiling mud pots, and

thermal pools

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MEXICO

NEW

Baja Sierras &

Sea of Cortez Safari

2021 DATES

Feb 16, Apr 12, Nov 7, Dec 5

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Feb 6, Apr 10, Nov 6, Dec 4

Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere

Reserve are two of Baja California Sur’s most beautiful and biodiverse locations—a

“mini-Galapagos” much closer to home. Here, we explore safari-style, with

mountain and island glamping, allowing us to experience Baja’s wilderness while

enjoying the simple luxuries of real beds, soft linens, chef-prepared meals, and

sundowners in idyllic settings—a true connection to nature.

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Hiking and sea kayaking; optional

snorkeling and paddle boarding

LAND COST from $4,695/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $0

ARGENTINA

Patagonia

Hiking Journey

2021 DATES

Mar 6, Dec 5

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 13, Dec 4

Argentina is a world unto itself— from towering peaks and turquoise lakes

in Patagonia to bustling tango clubs in Buenos Aires. Spanning incredible

geographic and cultural diversity, it’s easy to be overtaken by the scale of

Patagonia’s mountains, the vastness of its panoramas, and the generosity of its

people. Traversing this untamed place will feel as if you’ve journeyed off the map.

LENGTH 10 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3+ Moderate

Hiking 3–6 hours per day on varied

terrain with some steep sections

LAND COST from $6,795/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $495

INTERNAL AIRFARE $630

(subject to change)

Choose to extend your trip

to Iguazu Falls or Argentina’s

Mendoza wine region.

CALL FOR DETAILS!

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring Los Glaciares National Park

and a boat trip on Lake Argentino to get

up-close to the Perito Moreno Glacier, a

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hiking the Laguna de Los Tres Trek, a

classic route and one of the most scenic

portions of the Fitz Roy region

Touring lively Buenos Aires including

the famed Palermo and Recoleta

neighborhoods and a tango performance

HIGHLIGHTS

Land- and water-based adventures in two

of Baja’s most beautiful nature reserves from

deluxe safari-style camps

Memorable wildlife encounters, including

swimming with sea lions and whale sharks

and diverse bird life such as the entertaining

blue-footed booby

Hiking in the Sierras and kayaking, paddle

boarding, and snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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NEW ZEALAND

Alpine &

Coastal Hiking

The South Island of New Zealand has long attracted outdoor enthusiasts for

its soaring Alps, pristine glacial-fed lakes, and incredible coastal beauty.

This carefully-crafted hiking journey connects you to the grandest vistas, tiniest

trailside getaways, and local cuisine paired with regional wines. More than just

another walk in the woods, this trip captures the full range of the South Island.

PALAU

Snorkeling & Kayaking

Odyssey

Experience one of the world’s finest marine ecosystems as you kayak and snorkel

among the famed, uninhabited Rock Islands, which boast a coral reef system with

four times the diversity of the Caribbean reefs. Located at the confluence of three

major ocean currents, Palau is a natural wonderland above and below the sea,

and we invite you to join us on our newly-revised, hotel-based adventure.

2021 DATES

Mar 14, Oct 31

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 6, Oct 30

LENGTH 11 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking 4–8 hours per day; easy kayaking

options (no experience necessary)

LAND COST from $6,595/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $495

2021 DATES

Feb 16, Apr 1, Nov 3

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Feb 19, Apr 4, Nov 8

LENGTH 10 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Easy sea kayaking and

snorkeling 4–5 hours per day

LAND COST from $6,495/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $995

HIGHLIGHTS

A National Geographic Traveler “50 Tours of a Lifetime”

Zigzagging along the paths in Craigieburn

Conservation Park, Arthur’s Pass National

Park, and portions of the Te Araroa Walkway,

regarded as one of the world’s top trails

Tasting the beloved wine of the Marlborough

region, and learning about Maori culture and

the production of merino wool

Kayaking on the placid waters of Lake

Moeraki and watching (or swimming among)

dolphins in Kaikoura

HIGHLIGHTS

Snorkeling with more than 1,500 species of

fish, sea turtles, giant clams, manta rays, docile

reef sharks, and stingless jellyfish

Learning about Palau’s World War II history

at sunken relics and at the site of the infamous

Battle of Peleliu

Discovering Palau’s rich culture, including

a ride in a traditional hand-carved

outrigger canoe

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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JAPAN

Nakasendo Trail

Inn-to-Inn Hiking

Let us introduce you to the real Japan, where ancient shrines and glass skyscrapers

coexist in peaceful contrast and where the cultural panoply complements the incredible

natural beauty outside the bustling cities. Step into history on the Nakasendo Trail, an

ancient route once traveled by samurai, merchants, and nobility, and uncover traditional

Japanese culture that few have the opportunity to experience.

VIETNAM

Cultural Explorer

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most enchanting countries—an unparalleled

feast for the senses. From emerald rice paddies and the sounds of bustling

markets to renowned cuisine with its French-influenced gastronomy, we delve into

the culture, flavors, and history with equal delight. Graceful pagodas and remnants

of past dynasties take center stage, but its modern history is never far away.

2021 DATES

Apr 15, Oct 11, Nov 8

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Apr 14, Oct 10, Nov 7

LENGTH 10 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–6 hours

per day

LAND COST from $7,095/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $855

2021 DATES

Feb 23, Nov 2

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Feb 28, Nov 7

LENGTH 10 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1+ Easy

Walking with moderate options,

cultural touring

LAND COST from $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $695

INTERNAL AIRFARE $295

(subject to change)

HIGHLIGHTS

Walking one of Japan’s ancient trade

routes through tranquil forests and

charming rural “post towns,” soaking

in onsens—traditional hot spring

baths—at the end of each day

Experiencing authentic Japanese

culture, including visiting a sake brewery,

observing a traditional tea ceremony,

and enjoying a folk music performance

Participating in a Zen meditation

session, or zazen, at a local temple led

by a Zen Buddhist priest

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring by bicycle through Hoi An’s

picturesque countryside, a boat ride on

the Perfume River, and walking through

evening markets

Learning to make traditional silk lanterns and

classic Vietnamese recipes, and attending a

water puppet show— a unique, centuries-old

performance art.

Spending a night aboard a luxury traditional

“junk” boat on Ha Long Bay

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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NEPAL

Everest Lodge-to-Lodge

Trekking

2021 DATES

Mar 17, Oct 12

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 14, Oct 10

Nepal might just bring you closer to nirvana—from the sky-high Himalayas

to the peaceful philosophies, your spirit will soar. We uncover the wonders

of Kathmandu before setting off on a trek amidst the jagged peaks and

unforgettable beauty of the Everest region, past ancient monasteries and

stupas, through terraced Sherpa villages, and above sweeping green valleys.

LENGTH 13 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 4 Moderate to Strenuous

Hiking mountainous terrain

3–6 hours per day, mostly

between 8,000'–13,000'; maximum

elevation is just under 15,000'

LAND COST from $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $595

INTERNAL AIRFARE $395

(subject to change)

HIGHLIGHTS

BHUTAN & NEPAL

Himalayan Kingdoms

Hiking

2021 DATES

Mar 28, Oct 11, Nov 3

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 12, Oct 5, Oct 21, Nov 6

Combine the highlights of Bhutan with a five-day trek through the

foothills of Nepal’s Annapurna Mountains— a lush region of terraced

farmland. This epic adventure traverses Himalayan landscapes to ancient

monasteries and fortresses. An optional Mount Everest flight offers a

bird’s eye view of jaw-dropping scenery. Join us and experience unique

mountain culture in two distinct worlds.

LENGTH 13 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking and moderate

trekking 3–6 hours per day

at an elevation up to 7,000'

LAND COST from $6,195/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $295

INTERNAL AIRFARE $795

(subject to change)

HIGHLIGHTS

Touring the cultural sites of Kathmandu,

including the country’s largest stupa and

holiest Hindu shrine, and Bhaktapur— the

“City of Devotees”—a UNESCO World

Heritage Site

Trekking through remote, vehicle-free

Sherpa villages fully supported by

professional guides and porters, and

relaxing in mountain lodges at day’s end

Hiking off-the-beaten-path to Ama

Dablam Base Camp, Nepal’s third

most-climbed peak

Exploring Bhutan’s sacred sites and Buddhist

culture including a hike to the iconic cliffside

Tiger’s Nest Monastery and tea with

young monks

Discovering Kathmandu’s UNESCO World

Heritage sites, as well as western Nepal’s

rural capital, Pokhara, where we start our

lodge-to-lodge trek in the Annapurna foothills

Viewing Mount Everest, among other peaks, on

a spectacular flight across the Himalayan range

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can request a new one! Call for details.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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BHUTAN

Land of the Thunder Dragon

Kristen Bernarsky, Bhutan Manager

Kristen taught in Asia for over two years and returned with two adopted street dogs.

As our official brownie baker, she hikes off the indulgences on the secluded trails

around her house.

This slightly condensed version of our classic Hiking in the Peaceful

Kingdom trip is for those who have dreamed of visiting Bhutan

but have limited time or want to travel elsewhere in the region.

This 8-day itinerary captures the essence of the country with many

of the same experiences and highlights as our longer tour.

2021 DATES

Mar 19*, Sep 19*, Oct 27

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Apr 1, Sep 26, Oct 25

LENGTH

8 days

Hidden Kingdom in the Himalayas

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–5 hours

per day; cultural touring

LAND COST from $4,395/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $0

INTERNAL AIRFARE $995

(subject to change)

*Dates are planned to coincide with a Bhutanese festival. Please call for details.

HIGHLIGHTS

Gaining insight into Bhutanese

culture through our guides’ insider

connections—possibilities include an

archery lesson, meditation session,

and astrology reading

Hiking to the iconic cliffside Paro Taktsang,

also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Sharing tea and conversation with monks

while learning about monastic life and

speaking with an expert on Bhutan’s

unique Gross National Happiness concept

Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom

Named by National Geographic Traveler as a “50 Tours of a Lifetime,”

this is our original and most popular Bhutan journey. Witness the

changing landscape as we travel overland through five stunning

river valleys, each day bringing a new scenic trail, fascinating sacred

Buddhist sites, and the peaceful spirit of this remote kingdom.

2021 DATES

Mar 21, Apr 16*, Sep 27,

Oct 15*, Nov 13*

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 19, Apr 10, Oct 3,

Oct 18, Nov 4

LENGTH

12 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–5 hours

per day; cultural touring

LAND COST from $5,395/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $0

INTERNAL AIRFARE $995

(subject to change)

DOMESTIC FLIGHT $200

*Dates are planned to coincide with a Bhutanese festival. Please call for details.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sharing tea and conversation with

monks while learning about monastic

life and speaking with an expert on

Bhutan’s unique Gross National

Happiness concept

Venturing into the Bumthang Valley,

where we enjoy lunch at a local farmhouse

and visit a former aristocratic estate

turned heritage museum

Hiking to the iconic cliffside Paro Taktsang,

also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Eastern Bhutan Revealed

Eastern Bhutan is practically off the map. Here, the mountains

are steeper, the valleys are deeper, the trails are wilder, and the

villages are more secluded. We wander the most mysterious part

of the kingdom seldom experienced by visitors but perfect for

the adventuresome few who choose to journey there.

2021 DATES*

Mar 8, Nov 1

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 7, Nov 7

LENGTH

13 days

*subject to change based on airline schedule.

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

2–4 hours of hiking per day

on steep and varied terrain

LAND COST $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $95

INTERNAL AIRFARE $1,460

(subject to change)

HIGHLIGHTS

Watching the famous Khoma weavers

make textiles worn by the royal family and

visiting a village known for its vanishing

pottery tradition

Exploring among Bhutan’s most dramatic

and rugged scenery

Hiking to an isolated meditation cave

and chatting with the devoted and

enthusiastic caretaker

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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SPECIAL DEPARTURE

BHUTAN:

SPIRITUALITY &

WELLNESS JOURNEY

6 BOUNDLESS BENEFITS OF

ACTIVE TRAVEL

by Michelle Cournoyer, Destination Manager

Michelle is most at home in the mountains (no matter the continent), but the

French Alps captured her heart a long time ago. She would return to them again

and again, hiking high passes and indulging in the vast array of cheeses.

HIGHLIGHTS

Guided meditations, yoga sessions,

a cooking class, and a soak in a hot

spring known for its healing powers

Learning about Gross National

Happiness, traditional medicine, and

the significance of the sacred mandala

Hiking to remote temples and

monasteries, including the iconic

cliffside Tiger’s Nest complex

While our Bhutan journeys always blend hikes through stunning

landscapes with unique cultural encounters, this Special Departure

is for those who want to delve deeper into Bhutanese culture and

its inextricable relationship to Buddhism. This wellness experience

explores the soul of Bhutan not from within the walls of a hotel spa

but through learning from locals about traditional practices and

spiritual beliefs.

2021 DATES

Apr 7, Oct 8

PROJECTED

2022 DATES

Apr 22, Sep 22

LENGTH

8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–5 hours

per day; cultural touring

LAND COST from $4,595/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $45

INTERNAL AIRFARE $995

(subject to change)

Take a regular vacation, add in some extra time in nature, remove the usual tourist spots, don’t forget

good walking shoes, and you’ve got an active travel experience that benefits your mind, body, and soul.

Being on foot means…

…you can visit places not accessible by vehicles, and thankfully, there are places that remain so—remote

monasteries, ancient glaciers, and untouched rainforests, to name a few. While it takes some additional time

and effort to get to them, they are more special because of it.

…you see landscapes others only see in magazines. When you’re hiking over Alpine passes or snorkeling among

pristine reefs, you’ll have 360-degrees of splendor all around you. Sure, pull out your camera, but the memories

will always be more vivid than a photograph can ever be. Each day brings another jaw-dropping vista.

…you meet more locals. Strolling through old-world villages or passing farmers, you’ll encounter real people.

You might not speak the same language, but there’s something new to learn with every interaction and

perhaps a few common phrases too. Being on foot means that it’s much easier to interact with people, from

artisans to shepherds. These moments are as authentic as you can get.

…you notice the details. There’s nothing like being in nature to make you appreciate the little things.

Perhaps a vibrant wildflower catches your eye or you stop to listen to birdsong. Maybe you’re captivated by

an unusual rock formation. The details you’ve seen up-close stay with you long after you’ve returned.

…you will have some pretty unique experiences. Hike on a historic pilgrimage route, share the ground with

incredible wildlife on a walking safari, trek to the base of a sacred mountain, or introduce yourself to the

llamas of Machu Picchu. You can’t do any of that sitting down!

…you can stay fit and healthy! We all know how important movement is for our physical and mental health.

Active travel can help keep you spry for many future adventures. The healthier you are, the longer you can

continue to travel. That’s our goal, and we bet it’s yours, too. We hope you will join us for your next adventure!

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BOTSWANA

NEW FOR 2021

Desert & Delta Safari

HIGHLIGHTS

Africa for Purists

Karen Cleary, Africa Specialist

With Boundless Journeys since the beginning, Karen has traveled extensively to

expand our collection. She could return to the wild places of Africa 1,000 times

and never tire of the grandeur.

The Kalahari’s wide-open grassland—an austere landscape and

the traditional home of the San Bushmen—stands in contrast to

the Okavango Delta, an intensely vibrant wetland of sparkling

waterways and palm-dotted islands. During the green season, both

desert and delta are brimming with diverse wildlife, including baby

animals frolicking next to watchful mothers, which you’ll be able

to observe in almost complete solitude.

2021 DATES

Feb 28, Apr 7, May 11

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Feb 5, Mar 6, Apr 10

LENGTH

9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 Easiest

Game drives on bumpy

terrain and optional walks

LAND COST from $7,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $1,180

INTERNAL AIRFARE $1,350

(subject to change)

Witnessing unique wildlife, from

black-maned Kalahari lions to Africa’s

largest elephant herds on game

drives, nature walks with San Bushmen

descendants, and mokoro canoeing

Relaxing in deluxe permanent camps

located in prime viewing areas in private

reserves for the ultimate flexibility

Viewing the vast and varied landscape

on bush flights between remote camps

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

EXPLORE SOUTHERN AFRICA’S GREATEST WILDERNESS

Undiscovered Okavango Delta Safari

Our epic flying safari in the Okavango Delta will take you deep

into private reserves bordering Botswana’s world-famous national

parks. You will find yourself immersed in remote, wildlife-rich areas,

with the flexibility to explore off-road, on the water, or on foot for

a real adventure. Creative safari camps offer creature comforts and

Botswana’s most experienced naturalist guides lead the way.

2021 DATES

May 11, Jun 13, Jul 8

Aug 22, Sep 24

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 Easiest

Game drives on bumpy

terrain and optional walks

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoying the benefits of private

reserves—mokoro canoeing, tracking

walks, night game drives, and few

other vehicles

Stargazing in one of the darkest areas

in Africa while your guide points out

the southern constellations

PRIVATE & CUSTOM SAFARIS

Your dates, your traveling

companions, and the

activities of your choice.

Call us at 1-800-941-8010

for more information.

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

May 10, Jun 12, Jul 7,

Aug 21, Sep 23

LENGTH

9 days

LAND COST from $8,295/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $1,475

INTERNAL AIRFARE $950

(subject to change)

Observing wildlife from open-air vehicles

allowing safe, up-close encounters

DID YOU KNOW? It is easy to extend your

Botswana safari to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven

Wonders of the Natural World, and/or Cape Town,

to explore South Africa’s cultural capital.

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TANZANIA

Great Migration Safari

Tanzania’s world-famous wildlife areas—Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the Serengeti—

are ideal for first time safari-goers and Africa aficionados alike. Encounter the impressive

herds of the Great Migration, colorful tribal cultures, and the Big Five, including

tree-climbing lions and big “tusker” elephants. Deluxe lodges with stunning vistas are

complemented by a luxury tented camp that moves to always be near the migration.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

RWANDA

Mountain Gorilla Tracking

HIGHLIGHTS

2021 DATES

Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 28, Mar 7

Jun 13, Jul 10, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 2

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jan 26, Feb 14, Feb 24, Mar 7,

Jun 2, Jul 11, Aug 11, Sep 13, Oct 2

LENGTH 9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 Easiest

Game drives on

occasionally bumpy terrain

LAND COST from $7,195/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $675

INTERNAL AIRFARE $450

(subject to change)

No experience compares to seeing mountain gorillas in the wild—and

there’s no place quite like Rwanda to see them. Although the country

experienced great tragedy in the 90s, the last 25 years have seen an

incredible transformation—a testament to the resiliency of its people.

WHEN TO GO

Year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL Tailored for you

Hiking through dense jungle to see

mountain gorillas at Volcanoes National

Park, made famous by renowned gorilla

advocate Dian Fossey

Exploring local markets, museums, and

restaurants in Rwanda’s vibrant capital

of Kigali

PRIVATE & CUSTOM SAFARIS

Your dates, your traveling

companions, and the

activities of your choice.

Call us at 1-800-941-8010

for more information.

SUGGESTED LENGTH

5 days

Observing the golden monkey foraging

for bamboo and leaping from tree to tree

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

ZANZIBAR

The Spice Island

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Being among the first in the Ngorongoro

Crater during sunrise, a magical time for

photographic light and wildlife activity in

this UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring a village and farmlands, tasting

local banana beer, and learning about

traditions from a tribal elder

Just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is a prime location

from which to enjoy the Indian Ocean’s warm turquoise waters.

Combine this with poignant slave-trade history, sun-drenched

beaches, and vibrant coral reefs, and you have the perfect

complement to any Tanzania safari.

WHEN TO GO

Year-round

SUGGESTED LENGTH

5 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL Tailored for you

Enjoying snorkeling, spa treatments,

or relaxing on Bwejuu Beach, named one

of the world’s “Top Island Beaches”

by Condé Nast Traveler

Touring Stone Town’s old city, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site

Visiting the Jozani Forest, one of the few

places to see the rare red colobus monkey

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

Witnessing the Serengeti’s epic herds

from our luxury mobile camp, tucked

deep in the wilderness and always close

to the migration

PRICING FOR EXTENSIONS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please call 800-941-8010 to speak with our

Africa Specialist today.

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RWANDA

Gorilla Tracking

& Big Five Safari

Let us introduce you to the “Land of 1,000 Hills,” where unexpected beauty

and surprising moments await you at every turn. Rwanda packs a punch with

remarkable landscapes, diversity of wildlife, and a rich, modern culture— all of

which we explore equally. Best known for the endangered mountain gorillas,

there is much more for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path safari destination.

NEW FOR 2021

NAMIBIA

Desert Explorer Safari

HIGHLIGHTS

2021 DATES

Jul 12, Aug 23

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jul 10, Aug 14

LENGTH 9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Easy safari activities

(game drives, walking, boating)

and moderate forest trekking

LAND COST from $6,595/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $1,170

Namibia is the unexpected Africa. In this land of striking contrasts,

desert elephants and elusive rhinos roam undulating sands, red dunes

rise like mountains from beaches littered with ship skeletons and seal

colonies, and great saltpans draw herds of giraffes. We explore the

stark beauty to its fullest from epic sandscapes, to remote coastlines,

to some of Africa’s rarest animals.

Exploring by safari vehicle, on foot,

and by boat, including the rock art of

Twylfelfontein and epic wildlife of Etosha

Stargazing under one of the darkest

skies in the world from our remote

desert camps

2021 DATES

Jun 14, Jul 19, Aug 9,

Sep 21, Oct 5

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Monthly departures,

call for details

LENGTH 9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1+ Easy

Game drives over bumpy

terrain, easy to moderate walks

LAND COST from $4,895/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $0

Climbing “Big Daddy,” the highest

of Sossusvlei’s famous red dunes, for

breathtaking views across the sea of sand

PRIVATE & CUSTOM SAFARIS

Your dates, your traveling

companions, and the

activities of your choice.

Call us at 1-800-941-8010

for more information.

SOUTH AFRICA

Ultimate Cape Town & Kruger Safari

HIGHLIGHTS

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

HIGHLIGHTS

Hiking through lush rainforest with an

experienced tracking guide to spend time

with a gorilla family

Three days of wildlife viewing and a boat

safari in Akagera National Park, regarded

by insiders as one of Africa’s prettiest and

teeming with plains game and the Big Five

Exploring the tidy capital of Kigali with its

lively markets, museums, memorials, and

colonial history

Few countries boast South Africa’s wildlife, cultural diversity, or pure

scenic splendor, and we embrace all three on this epic itinerary.

From vibrant Cape Town and the stunning coast, to the legendary

Kruger private reserves, this is the ultimate introduction to this

dynamic country. Bespoke accommodations, along with culinary

delights, complement days full of exploration.

2021 & 2022 DATES

Daily Departures on Request

LENGTH

8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 Easiest

Game drives, cultural touring,

easy walks and hikes with

some moderate sections

LAND COST from $6,495/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $2,515

INTERNAL AIRFARE

Not included, booked on request

Enjoying three unforgettable days on

a Big Five safari in private reserves with

epic wildlife, gourmet meals, evening

campfires, and none of the Kruger crowds

Touring Cape Town’s artisanal, culinary,

and cultural highlights, as well as visiting

the top of Table Mountain

Tasting Pinotage, Cap Classiques, and

other varietals between beautiful walks

in the Cape Winelands

DID YOU KNOW?: It is easy to extend your

South Africa safari to Victoria Falls, one of

the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

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SOUNDS OF

SLOVENIA

& CROATIA

NEW

Alps, Istria, & Dalmatia Hiking

On this epic journey, we take full advantage of the changes in landscape

and the outstanding gastronomic delights found from the Alpine meadows

to the sparkling seaside. We set out on thrilling hikes into the Julian Alps—a

mountain lover’s paradise—then set out into Istria, a beautiful peninsula

beloved by Europeans but little-known by outsiders. We tour the historical

cities of Sibinek and Split and conclude our adventure on Hvar Island as

we explore the sun-drenched Dalmatian Coast.

THE WORLD

2021 DATES

Jun 4, Jun 18, Sep 5, Sep 17

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jun 3, Jun 17, Sep 4, Sep 16

LENGTH 11 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Moderate

Walking and hiking 2–4 hours

per day; half-day kayaking

(no experience is necessary)

LAND COST from $6,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $795

by Deborah Tobey, Destination Manager

After a decade out west adventuring as a river guide and ski instructor, Deborah

was drawn back east to be closer to family. She still heads to the backcountry to

find fresh powder.

We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they differ by or even define

a destination. Sounds give us a sense of place, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of a large city or the

seagulls calling out overhead. Soothing sounds have positive effects on our moods. If you close your eyes,

you may just be able to hear some of the moments described below.

WATER - The sound of water varies from massive,

thundering waterfalls like Victoria Falls that go deep into a

canyon to small streams that bubble down Norway’s steep

fjord slopes. There’s the gentle sound of a lake lapping at

its shore—vastly different from the crashing waves on the

rugged cliffs of Scotland, which is also a sharp contrast to

the soft pattering of water against a kayak in the tranquil

lagoons of Palau.

CRUNCH - One of my favorite things about Vermont’s

autumn is the sound of dried leaves crunching underfoot. It’s

a sure sign of the season, as is the crunch of snow. Crunching

on gravel with each step while walking the Camino de

Santiago signifies something different—a physical, historical,

and sometimes emotional journey. Meanwhile on safari, you

may hear a crunch of elephants eating tree bark and roots

just a few feet away from your vehicle.

HIGHLIGHTS

Culinary experiences that include truffle

hunting, dining at Slovenia’s famous Hisa

Franko restaurant, and cheese, olive oil,

and wine tastings

Exploring Lake Bled’s storybook landscape,

with its cliff-top castle and iconic islet

Hiking amidst the peaks of Triglav

National Park and kayaking through the

Adriatic’s Pakleni Islands

WIND - Patagonia is famous for its almost incessant

wind that rustles the leaves and grasses, ebbing and

intensifying as gusts roll in and pass. In the Himalayas,

the sound of flapping prayer flags is ubiquitous.

And if you stop in the Costa Rican rainforest, you’ll hear

the creaking of limbs and trunks as trees sway in the

breezes up in the canopy.

FOOD - What sound does beer make? If you’re in an old

English pub, it makes a satisfying thump on the wooden

bar when the bartender serves up your pint. Sawing a loaf

of crusty, artisan bread for a trailside picnic can make your

mouth water. The sound of popping and decanting bottles

is familiar at wine tastings. And in Morocco, tea sounds

like a girgling stream as it’s poured from high above the

glass—the traditional way to serve it.

BELLS - In Bhutan and Nepal, the small bell that chimes

with each full rotation of large prayer wheels can be

meditative. When hiking in the Alps, you’re never far from

echoing bells. From giant cowbells and smaller ones for

sheep, to iconic steepled churches ringing out the hour,

the cacophonous chorus creates a unique and charming

auditory backdrop.

QUIET - And sometimes, you may notice a lack of sound,

as I have in Finland and Iceland shortly after a snowfall

(fluffy snow absorbs sound creating a dampening effect).

Or the soundscape may simply be quieter than what

you’re used to if you live in an urban area—all the more

reason to get out on the trail and give your ears a

sound break.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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ICELAND

Hiking the

Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland is a land of extreme contrasts. Desolate lava fields interrupt moss-carpeted

valleys, and ancient glaciers feed cascading waterfalls. This overland expedition

takes in the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes of the country, from the

mystical power of the central highlands to the fairytale scenery of the south coast.

Testaments to the constantly evolving earth are everywhere.

ICELAND

Northern Lights

Adventure

Witnessing the extraordinary colors of the Aurora Borealis dancing across the

Arctic sky is a magnificent gift of nature. Add to that otherworldly and varied

scenery of snowy volcanic peaks, blue-hued glaciers, and majestic waterfalls,

mix in some Viking history, modern culture, and rejuvenating soaks in thermal

baths, and you’ve got a grand, wintertime journey.

2021 DATES

Jul 12, Aug 2, Aug 23

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jul 9, Aug 6, Aug 21

LENGTH 7 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking

2–5 hours per day

LAND COST from $5,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $450

2021 DATES

Feb 8, Nov 8

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Mar 6, Nov 6

LENGTH 7 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking

2–5 hours per day

LAND COST from $5,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $400

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Visiting stunning hidden waterfalls and the

famed waterfalls of Skogafoss and Gullfoss, as

well as a crater lake and black-sand beach

Kayaking on a remote glacial lagoon,

walking on a glacier, and an optional Icelandic

horseback ride

Hiking through colorful rhyolite mountains,

majestic valleys, and a private nature reserve

where puffins nest in the surrounding cliffs

Seeking out the majestic Northern Lights

each evening, as they paint dramatic shapes,

colors, and patterns on the night sky

Exploring the unique landscape on foot,

snowmobile, and jeep excursion to get

up-close to immense waterfalls and steaming

geysers—even walk on a glacier!

Experiencing the Icelandic way of life at

thermal baths (including the Blue Lagoon),

greenhouses, and Viking sites

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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FINLAND

Exploring

Arctic Lapland

Dreaming of a real-life winter wonderland? Look no further than Finland’s

legendary and northernmost province of Lapland. Inhabited by the

reindeer-herding Sámi people for millennia, Lapland is known for its pristine

Arctic landscape and opportunities to see the Northern Lights—viewable

around 200 nights a year.

NORWAY

Western Fjords

Adventure

Few places have scenery as dramatic as the Norwegian fjords. Known for

staggering peaks, deep-blue waterways, charming seaside hamlets, giant glaciers,

and lush forests, the landscape is as grand as the legends and folktales told in the

region. Our coastal journey is complemented by travel inland, where fjord arms,

glaciers, and mountains greet us with fewer crowds and impressive vistas.

2021 DATES

Feb 28

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Feb 27

LENGTH 7 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Walking and

winter activities

LAND COST from $7,295/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $750

2021 DATES

Jun 21, Jul 12, Aug 2

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jun 18, Jul 9, Aug 6

LENGTH 9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking, 3–5 hours per day with some

steep sections; full-day sea kayaking

(no experience necessary)

LAND COST from $6,395/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $200

HIGHLIGHTS

Hiking in the Husedalen Valley on one of

the most beautiful trails in Norway, past a

succession of four stunning waterfalls

Kayaking on one of Norway’s most picturesque

fjords and walking on an ancient glacier

Embracing Norwegian culture with guided

visits to a folk museum and to one of the

world’s oldest stave churches, built around

1130 with beautiful medieval carvings

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring the wilderness by snowshoe,

husky and reindeer-pulled sleds, and Nordic

ski; gaining insight into native Sámi culture

Cruising aboard the famous Icebreaker

Sampo— even choose to float in an Arctic

survival suit!

Enjoying the Northern Lights on evening

excursions and from your cozy, glass-roofed,

woodland cabin with private sauna

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

Take over a date for your group or we

can request a new one! Call for details.

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ENGLAND

Hiking Coast to Coast

Beginning at St. Bees on the Irish Sea, we hike west to east across northern

England. This classic route crosses the lush hills and waters of the Lake District,

continues into the bucolic farmland of the Yorkshire Dales, wends through

golden meadows and fields of heather in the North York Moors, and ends at

Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea.

SCOTLAND

Highlands & Islands

Hiking

Lace up your boots for a hiking journey into Scotland like no other— stunning

coastal beauty of the Orkney Isles, mossy moors of the Isle of Skye, Highland

mountains, remarkably well-preserved Neolithic ruins, and two of Scotland’s

most spectacular castles. And there’s ample opportunity to toast the culture

and adventures with whiskey, song, and dance.

2021 DATES

Jun 26, Sep 11

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jun 18, Sep 10

LENGTH 10 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3+ Moderate to Strenuous

Hiking 4–6 hours per day with

ascents and descents up to 2,200'

and minimal vehicle support

LAND COST from $5,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $175

2021 DATES

Jun 19, Jul 31*, Sep 4

*Highland Games Special Departure

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jun 18, Jul 30, Sep 3

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking 4–7 hours per day with

ascents and descents up to 1,500'

LAND COST from $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $120

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Following in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright

as we hike the most scenic sections of the

Coast to Coast Trail

Exploring the striking ruins of the 12th-century

Rievaulx Abbey and Dove Cottage, the home

of poet William Wordsworth

Watching a working sheepdog demonstration,

sampling local cheese and a traditional English

tea, and indulging in pints at local pubs

Hiking below the Isle of Skye’s Black

Cuillin Mountains, along scenic lochs and

coastal paths, and one of Scotland’s most

scenic valleys— Glen Affric

Visiting the iconic Eilean Donan Castle,

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, and one of

Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic sites,

Skara Brae

Discovering the Orkney Islands, known

for bird colonies and a basalt sea stack

named the Old Man of Hoy

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ITALY

Discovering Puglia

Italy’s heel is an alluring region best-known for its unique whitewashed

architecture and scant tourists. Preferred by vacationing Italians for decades,

even travelers “in the know” are only just beginning to embrace the charms

of this region. It is a place that has endured numerous wars, invasions, and

dozens of civilizations—all of which have left their mark on the land and culture.

ITALY

The Dolomites Traverse

Hike across the South Tyrolean Ladin valleys, exploring the incredible geography

and geology of the UNESCO-protected Dolomites— high passes, sweeping vistas

of lunar-like peaks, and lush valleys set between imposing vertical walls. More than

a hiking trip, you’ll also experience the centuries-old Ladin culture unique to this

area and the fusion of Austrian and Italian traditions in the cuisine and architecture.

2021 DATES

May 29, Sep 18

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

May 28, Sep 17

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–5 hours

per day, cultural touring

LAND COST from $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $300

2021 DATES

Jun 21, Jul 18, Sep 13

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jun 26, Jul 17, Sep 11

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3+ Moderate

4–6 hours per day on

mountainous terrain

LAND COST from $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $0

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring Alberobello, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site known for its trulli

architecture, and ancient Matera, named

Europe’s 2019 Capital of Culture

Walking to a secluded lighthouse

and through a 90 million-year-old

cave complex

Delving into the local gastronomy with a

cooking class, olive oil and wine tastings,

and a cheese tour at a masseria— a

traditional farmhouse

HIGHLIGHTS

Savoring a traditional Ladino feast at a

200-year-old family-run agriturismo

Visiting the Dolomites’ highest rifugio for

360-degree views and sobering World War I

history via the site of the deadliest battle

of the war

Hiking in and above legendary

valleys— Val Gardena, Alta Badia, and

Cortina d’Amprezzo— with striking views

of the Dolomites’ renowned peaks

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YOUR OWN

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SPAIN

Hiking the Camino de Santiago

More than a thousand years after its inception, people still flock to

the Camino de Santiago, one of the three great pilgrimage routes

of medieval Christendom. A spiritual journey for some, a legendary

hiking adventure for others, a mixture of both for many. Follow in

the footsteps of history, visiting monuments and churches that have

borne witness to the passage of multitudes.

2021 DATES

May 25, Sep 7

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

May 24, Sep 6

LENGTH

12 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking 3–6 hours per day

on varied terrain with

some steep sections

LAND COST from $6,495/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $395

HIGHLIGHTS

Hiking the highlights of the Camino,

stamping our Pilgrims’ Passport along

the way through seven regions including

Rioja wine country

Enjoying insider experiences at Bilbao’s

Guggenheim Museum, Gaudì’s Episcopal

Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

of Suso and Yuso Monasteries, and the

Old Town of Santiago de Compostela

Attending an optional Pilgrims’ Mass

in Roncesvalles and an evening service

in León

KEEPING UP

with NICK

Our Spain guide, Nick, is a U.K. ex-pat residing in Barcelona, who has been guiding and designing

active cultural tours in Spain for nearly 20 years. His passion for Spanish culture and heritage have

led him to writing, translating, editing, publishing, and teaching, including time at the University

Complutense in Madrid. Nick’s ample experience and love of all things Spanish (especially food

and wine), make him a fantastic traveling companion on our tours, where guests continuously

comment on his extensive historical knowledge and friendly manner.

SPAIN & MOROCCO

Granada to Fes Walking

Southern Spain is a historic and cultural melting pot, evidenced in

its megalithic ruins, fortified Moorish towns, and converted medieval

mosques. Morocco offers an intoxicating mix of traditions, from vestiges

of French colonial rule to cobblestoned ancient medinas. Islamic,

Christian, Berber, French, Arab, and Roman histories collide as we explore

the landscapes, mystique, and cultural connections in these regions.

2021 DATES

Apr 25, Oct 3

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Apr 24, Oct 2

LENGTH

11 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–5

hours per day

LAND COST from $6,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $485

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring the 14th-century royal complex

of the Alhambra, the Roman ruins of

Volubilis, the “Blue City” of Chefchaouen,

and the ancient medina of Fes

Hiking up mountain trails among cork and

cedar forest, along shepherds’ paths, and

through picturesque whitewashed villages

Savoring the wine and Iberian ham of

Andalucia and lingering over sweet mint

tea and tagine stews in Morocco

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YOUR OWN

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“ I FIND IT UTTERLY

WONDERFUL INTRODUCING

PEOPLE TO AND

SHARING THE DELIGHTS

AND PECULIARITIES OF

MY ADOPTED COUNTRY.

WHAT LED YOU TO GUIDING AND WHAT DO YOU ENJOY

MOST ABOUT IT?

When I first moved to Madrid in 1990, I joined a hiking club

to improve my Castilian, stay in shape, and make new friends.

Eventually, I volunteered to guide for the club. That’s how it all

started! I find it utterly wonderful introducing people to and

sharing the delights and peculiarities of my adopted country.

WHAT MAKES SPAIN SO SPECIAL?

There is something really special about the warmth and hospitality

of Spaniards and their capacity to enjoy life. That’s why I love living

here. Also the cuisine. My favorites include sea urchins, octopus,

grilled sardines, Palamos prawns, and a very rare Basque chuleton

(bone-in steak) accompanied with good wine or a dry Spanish cider.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING IN SPAIN TO SHOW TRAVELERS?

So many things! But primarily, the varied and fascinating history

of Spain, its diversity of languages and landscapes, and the

importance of gastronomic culture in the daily lives of Spaniards.

Emily Trostel, Spain Manager

Emily’s knowledge of food, wine, and literature is balanced by her affinity for

hot springs, camping, and bluegrass festivals. She loves swimming, hiking, and

boats that require paddling.

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PORTUGAL

Porto, The Douro Valley,

& Lisbon Hiking

Portugal is a world unto itself, and our journey takes in the full breadth of

this largely undiscovered country. From the vibrant cities along the sparkling

Atlantic coast, we move inland to the mountains and green hillsides dotted with

vineyards and ancient stone villages. Experience the fabric of this European

gem and the history, people, and landscapes that have come to define it.

PORTUGAL

Azores Islands Explorer

One of the world’s “best-kept secrets,” the Azores are a wild and surreal

archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. Technically a region of Portugal, they feel a

world apart from the mainland. We visit four of the nine islands— each with

a distinct landscape and flavor. Azoreans claim a lifetime isn’t long enough

to fully explore the subtleties and scenery of their own paradise on Earth.

2021 DATES

May 15, Sep 4, Oct 10

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

May 14, Sep 10, Oct 8

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking

2–5 hours per day

LAND COST from $4,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $150

2021 DATES

May 23, Jun 20, Sep 12, Oct 2

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

May 22, Jun 18, Aug 13, Sep 18

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Walking and hiking 3–5 hours

per day with some steep sections

LAND COST from $5,695/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $300

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Cultural experiences including tastings at

boutique wineries, visiting a family-owned

Burel factory, cruising the Douro River in a

rabelo boat, and listening to fado folk music

Hiking to the historic Schist Villages for a

glimpse of revitalized rural communities

Walking tours of Provesende and Pinhão,

as well as the UNESCO World Heritage sites

of Porto and the University of Coimbra

Hiking through subtropical volcanic

landscapes with an option to summit

Portugal’s tallest mountain for

expansive views over the ocean

and neighboring islands

Celebrating nature with a soak in hot

springs, a meal cooked underground,

a walk through a lava tube, and a

whale watch

Enjoying wine and cheese tastings,

fresh seafood, and Azorean pineapple

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HIKING

THE ALPS

This epic route from France’s Mont Blanc to Switzerland’s Matterhorn

passes through the greatest concentration of 4,000-meter peaks

in the Alps. Meander through meadows blanketed in wildflowers,

venture into Swiss hamlets, and journey through some of the

most scenic and rewarding areas of classic Alpine landscape with

breathtaking views of glaciated peaks and verdant valleys.

2021 DATES

Aug 1, Sep 5

PROJECTED

2022 DATES

Jul 31, Sep 4

FRANCE & SWITZERLAND

Haute Route Hiking

ACTIVITY LEVEL 4 Moderate to Strenuous

Inn-to-inn hiking 4–8 hours

per day with ascents and

descents of 1,000'–4,400'

LAND COST from $4,995/person

HIGHLIGHTS

Experiencing Switzerland’s French- and

German-speaking cultures and two

world-renowned mountaineering centers,

Chamonix and Zermatt

Hiking to gem-like lakes and past

stone mountain huts with spectacular

panoramas of three glaciers

Marveling at incredible engineering

while on funiculars and cable cars and

staying at a hotel at the base of the

Grande Dixence Dam

LENGTH

9 days

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $0

FRANCE, ITALY, & SWITZERLAND

Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking

Our thrilling adventure around Mont Blanc was named by

National Geographic Traveler in its “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”

The perfect mix of challenging and rewarding trails over mountain

passes and along ancient glaciers, we hike through three countries

and dip into a new valley each day, experiencing changes in the

language, landscape, architecture, and cuisine.

2021 DATES

Jun 26, Jul 10, Jul 24,

Aug 14, Aug 28

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jun 25, Jul 9, Jul 23,

Aug 13, Aug 27

LENGTH

9 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 4 Moderate to Strenuous

Inn-to-inn hiking 5–8 hours

per day with ascents and

descents of 1,000'–4,400'

LAND COST from $4,795/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $0

HIGHLIGHTS

Spending two nights in both Chamonix

(at the start of the tour) and Courmayeur

(mid-week), the two most vibrant Alpine

towns along our route

Completing this challenging circuit

around western Europe’s highest peak

with invigorating hikes each day

Visiting a Beaufort cheesemaker and

savoring delicious and hearty meals of

regional specialties and local wine

Named one of the “Seven Best Trails in the World” by National Geographic,

the Alpe Adria is Europe’s newest long-distance hiking route. We begin

at the foot of Austria’s highest peak, cross through Slovenia, and end on

Italy’s Adriatic coast. Hike the most beautiful sections and experience the

heritage and cuisine of three Alpine cultures.

2021 DATES

Jul 3, Aug 28

PROJECTED

2022 DATES

Jul 9, Aug 27

LENGTH

8 days

AUSTRIA, ITALY, & SLOVENIA

Alpe Adria Hiking

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking 3–5 hours per day with

ascents and descents up to 1,800'

LAND COST from $5,495/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $325

HIGHLIGHTS

Hiking carefully chosen stretches of the

Alpe Adria selected to include diverse

and breathtaking landscapes

Delighting in regional specialties such

as Austria’s strudels, Slovenia’s Jota stew,

Italy’s Aperol spritzes, and plenty of

regional cheeses and wines

Experiencing iconic landmarks including

Pasterze Glacier, Garnet Gate, Vrsic Pass,

Jasna Lake, and a gondola ride up

Lussari Mountain

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

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VERMONT

The Best of the

Green Mountain State

Each season in Vermont brings exciting adventures and colors to the landscape, but

summer’s verdant forests and autumn’s blazing foliage are the perfect backdrops for

great hikes, village strolls, and farm tours. Two quintessential aspects of New England

life are featured on this exploration—small towns and pastoral landscapes. Discover

the flavors, scents, and scenery of our favorite times of year in our own backyard.

NEW YORK

NEW

Adirondacks Mountain Escape

Experience the pristine Adirondack Park, a dense wilderness larger than

Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. We escape into the woods to hike among

the towering pine trees, meander charming villages, and listen for the call of loons

along the lakeshore. On this itinerary to New York’s North Country, you’ll come to

understand why this destination has been a long-cherished respite from city life.

2021 DATES

Jul 26, Sep 27, Oct 4

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jul 25, Sep 26, Oct 3

LENGTH 5 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Easy hiking and walking on trails,

country roads, and village streets

LAND COST from $2,895/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $185

2021 DATES

Aug 15, Sep 12, Sep 26

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Aug 14, Sep 11, Sep 25

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Hiking 3–4 hours most days,

one day of 6–7 hours

LAND COST from $3,795/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $225

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring two classic Vermont villages,

Woodstock and Stowe

Relaxing at a traditional lakeside lodge and

an award-winning luxury inn

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YOUR OWN

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can request a new one! Call for details.

Enjoying spectacular foliage views from

Mt. Mansfield, the state’s highest peak, and

a natural gorge formed 13,000 years ago

Visiting two of Vermont’s most iconic places:

The Trapp Family Lodge, built by the famous

Austrian family of singers, and Shelburne

Farms, an 1886 agricultural estate set on the

shores of Lake Champlain

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YOUR OWN

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Hiking through tranquil forests past sparkling

lakes and streams to expansive mountain views

Discovering the best of the region on a

sunset lake cruise and visits to the

Lake Placid Olympic Museum and the

Adirondack Experience Museum

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WASHINGTON

NEW

San Juan Islands Exploration

2021 DATES

Jul 11, Aug 8

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Jul 10, Aug 7

Known for unspoiled landscapes, thriving orca and bald eagle populations, and

a laid-back vibe, the San Juan Islands are a refreshing escape from the bustling

mainland. On this tour, we visit the two largest islands—enjoying sweeping

mountaintop views on San Juan Island and exploring art galleries and studios

on Orcas Island. Delight in fresh-caught seafood at renowned restaurants,

ending each day at relaxing accommodations in bucolic settings.

LENGTH 6 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 2–4 hours

per day; half-day sea kayaking

(no experience is necessary)

LAND COST from $3,895/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $285

NORTH

CAROLINA

NEW

Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking

2021 DATES

Apr 25, Oct 10

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

Apr 24, Oct 9

For as long as they have been in existence, the mist-shrouded Blue Ridge

Mountains have drawn humans to their arresting peaks. From the Cherokee

who first inhabited this area, to the modern backpackers who come to test

their mettle on the Appalachian Trail, the region’s thick coniferous forests

and rugged pathways have offered the promise of sanctuary, simplicity, and

adventure throughout the centuries.

LENGTH 6 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 2+ Easy to Moderate

Walking and hiking 2–4 hours per

day on unpaved paths and trails

LAND COST from $3,995/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT from $475

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy a whale watch to view the majestic

resident orca pods, along with other

marine wildlife

Hike and kayak in scenic locations

while keeping an eye out for the islands’

bald eagles

Meander artists’ studios and savor

fresh cuisine, including local wine and

day-boat seafood

HIGHLIGHTS

Walking and hiking through beautiful preserves

that embody the legacy of conservation in

our country

Enjoying 5 nights at the elegant 4-star inn on

the grounds of the Biltmore Estate

Exploring quaint Appalachian towns and the

scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and dining on fresh,

regional cuisine

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NEW MEXICO

2021 DATE

Oct 10

NEW

Santa Fe, Abiquiu,

& Taos Hiking

PROJECTED 2022 DATES

May 28, Sep 10, Oct 9

New Mexico captivates the soul with expansive desert landscapes, deep river

gorges, red rock canyons, and iconic adobe architecture. From Santa Fe to

Taos, we visit small towns with big personalities, learn about Spanish and Native

American cultures and traditions that have survived for centuries, and hike

amidst inspiring scenery. Gain a deeper understanding for what makes the

Southwest unique and why it has long enchanted artists and pioneers.

LENGTH 8 days

ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 Moderate

Hiking 2–5 hours per day with

elevation gain up to 950'

LAND COST from $4,695/person

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

from $525

ENHANCING

SAFETY

FOR YOUR JOURNEY

Our number one priority is the safety of our guests

and guides, the local people you will encounter on

your adventure, and your community when you return

home. We are working with our worldwide partners and

guides to ensure that every trip has appropriate safety

precautions in place. While nothing can completely

eradicate every risk, below are some procedures you

can rely on when traveling with Boundless Journeys, in

addition to following all guidelines at each destination.

When practical, we will dine outside on patios and

terraces and enjoy trailside picnics, which may include

more individually packaged items, though we’ll strive

to keep these products local and fresh. Our guides will

continue to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer

before preparing lunches and wear gloves and masks

when handling food. Evening meals will continue to

offer a memorable end to the day with sensible options

for seating and dining with your own party.

MAKE IT

YOUR OWN

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can request a new one! Call for details.

HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch

retreat and the Ancestral Pueblo dwellings

at Bandelier National Monument

Hiking in high desert landscapes through

golden aspen groves, Ponderosa pines, unique

rock formations, and colorful canyons

Indulging in regional traditions with a

cooking class and visits to exclusive spas

and thermal baths

SANITIZING & HYGIENE

We have worked with our local teams to ensure they

are following the recommendations from health

authorities for cleaning surfaces and that the hotels

and restaurants we use are doing the same. Vehicles

are sanitized nightly and high-touch surfaces more

frequently during the tour. Our guides will remind

guests about hand washing and sanitizing and when

a face covering is recommended or required.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

On the trail, we ask guests to be mindful of spacing,

not only from their fellow group members, but also

from others on the trail. During other activities or

in enclosed spaces, guides will inform you of local

policies. With an average group size of just 10 guests,

we are already in a good position to achieve

appropriate distancing while still enjoying being

together. You may also take over any of our scheduled

dates with your own group of travel companions.

Please call us at 1-800-941-8010 to find out more.

MEALS

As always, part of our restaurant selection criteria is

a high level of cleanliness and customer service.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC SPACES

We use public transportation on a few tours and

occasionally visit small museums and other public

spaces. Local regulations will dictate the cleaning and

sanitation schedule. Please be prepared to wear a face

covering in proximity to others and at the request of

your guide.

TRAVELERS RESPONSIBILITY

As a trip participant, your responsibilities include

understanding and preparing for the conditions

described in the itinerary and following the health

and safety guidelines of Boundless Journeys, local

authorities, and the CDC. At their discretion, a guide

may ask a guest to leave the trip if further participation

may be detrimental to the individual or other guests.

We strongly urge any guest feeling ill shortly before

departure to cancel their trip. To help cover your

investment, we highly recommend purchasing travel

insurance with supplemental “Cancel for Any Reason”

coverage. Guests who feel unwell during the tour should

immediately inform the guide, who can take the

appropriate next steps. We appreciate your cooperation.

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HOW WE

EXPLORE

RESPONSIBLY,

AND YOU CAN, TOO

WAYS

TO SAVE

Our goal is to create meaningful experiences that protect

the delicate ecosystems and attributes of every location we visit.

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Our local guides offer insider knowledge of their

country, including tips on etiquette and customs.

They facilitate meaningful and positive interactions

with the people we encounter, such as dinner at the

home of a local family. While you may arrive at

a destination as a visitor, you leave with a deeper

understanding and connection to each place.

GOING LOCAL

Boundless Journeys’ small group size stems from a

desire to provide a more intimate traveler experience.

We can take advantage of opportunities that are

simply not possible for larger groups. We support local

economies directly, forging strong relationships with

our partners and friends abroad as we return year

after year.

RESPECTING PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Our itineraries explore stunning natural landscapes

where conservation is of the utmost importance.

We practice Leave No Trace ethics and actively

contribute to the conservation of parks and protected

areas. We are happy to support organizations working

to protect ecosystems and improve the livelihoods

of local communities.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

• Bring a reusable water bottle

• Look for local crafts and artwork when

buying souvenirs

• Use public transportation when possible

• Give shareable, educational gifts if you’ll

be interacting with students

• Be respectful of local customs, though

they may differ from your own

EXPLORERS CLUB

REFER AND SAVE

You already love to talk about the places you’ve been

and the experiences you’ve had. Why not get credit for

it? Refer new travelers to Boundless Journeys and you

each receive $100 in Travel Credits. It’s a win-win!

FREE SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

On each Boundless Journeys trip, we offer a waived

or reduced single supplement for the first one or two

reserved at least 120 days in advance of each departure

date. Enjoy traveling solo or invite a friend to share the

experience while enjoying separate accommodations.

Every time you travel with Boundless Journeys, you

receive credit toward your next scheduled, small-group

trip. Receive 5% in Explorers Credit when you return

from your first and second trips, and earn 10% on your

3rd and all subsequent journeys. The more you travel

with Boundless Journeys, the more you save!

JOIN OUR INNER CIRCLE

Email is the best way for us to let you know first about

new trips, travel tips, special events, and promotions.

Go to www.boundlessjourneys.com and sign-up

for our e-newsletter, email your name and address

to info@boundlessjourneys.com, or give us a call.

We promise to keep you in the loop, but we respect

your privacy and will never sell or share your

information with a third party.

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OUR

ACTIVITY

LEVELS

1 – EASIEST

Our easiest trips are generally culture and nature

journeys that offer light activity. Optional walks and

hikes (approximately 2–4 hours) through gentle terrain

with little elevation gain or loss. Altitude is typically

not a factor on these tours. Other activities, such as

snorkeling or sea kayaking, are optional.

Example—our Africa safaris (page 31).

2 – EASY TO MODERATE

Walking, hiking (approximately 3–5 hours), kayaking,

or other activities on most days. Trails and paths are

through rolling countryside, with occasional steep trails

with up to 1,000' of elevation gain. Many of our walking

trips are in this category. Examples—Bhutan: Hidden

Kingdom in the Himalayas (page 27), Italy: Discovering

Puglia (page 44).

3 – MODERATE

Full day hikes (approximately 4–6 hours) on unpaved

trails and paths through hilly terrain with typical

elevation gains and losses of 1,000'–2,000'. There may

be occasional short steep sections of trail. Examples—

New Zealand: Alpine & Coastal Hiking (page 20),

Spain: Hiking the Camino de Santiago (page 46).

We want to make sure that you choose the adventure

that’s right for you from our many one-of-a-kind trips.

Each trip is rated on a scale of 1 to 5. A few of our

trips have a “+” added to the number, which indicates

something that falls in between. Our detailed itineraries

provide additional information on what to expect on

each trip (detailed itineraries are available by mail,

email, or on each trip webpage as a PDF download).

We encourage you to call one of our travel experts at

1-800-941-8010 with any questions or concerns that

you may have. We are always happy to assist you in

any way that we can.

4 – MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

Full day hikes (approximately 5–7 hours) through

mountainous terrain with significant elevation gains

and losses of 2,000'–3,000'. Terrain may be rugged with

uneven footpaths. The average altitude is generally no

more than 12,000'. Options are limited. These trips may

involve some simpler accommodations. Examples—The

Alps: Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking (page 50) and Nepal:

Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking (page 24).

5 – STRENUOUS

Full day trekking (approximately 6–8 hours) through

rugged mountainous terrain with steep climbs and

descents and one or more of the following present:

elevation gains and losses of as much as 4,000', altitude

that exceeds 12,000', and rugged uneven footpaths.

These trips typically offer few options. Currently our

highest rated trip is 4+, Peru: Lodge-to-Lodge

Salkantay Trek (page 17).

DETAILS

DETAILED ITINERARIES

Detailed itineraries are available at

www.boundlessjourneys.com and are a valuable resource

for helping you choose and plan your next trip. Simply

download them at www.boundlessjourneys.com, or give us a

call at 1.800.941.8010 and we can mail or email them to you.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

ASK US, OR TALK TO ONE OF OUR GUESTS

While websites are great for helping you research and

plan your next trip, there is nothing like speaking with

someone who has been to the destination you are

considering. Our travel experts are happy to put you in

touch with one of our many past guests to learn more. If you

have any questions about the level of comfort, difficulty,

or activities included on our trips, please give us a call at

1.800.941.8010, or email us at info@boundlessjourneys.com.

RESERVATIONS

Reserve early! Our tours often fill months in advance, and

our maximum group size is smaller than most tour operators.

For immediate confirmation of a scheduled group trip, call

our office directly at 1.800.941.8010. You may also request a

reservation online at www.boundlessjourneys.com.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE*

Scheduled Group Departures:

• At the time of reservation: $500 USD per person, plus

internal airfare if applicable.

• 90 days prior to tour departure: Balance due.

Custom Tours:

• Initial group deposit: $500 USD to proceed with

confirming your Custom Tour dates.

• Within two weeks of confirmation: $500 USD per person,

plus internal airfare (if applicable).

• 120 days prior to Custom Tour departure: Balance due.

*Payment schedules for some safaris, custom trips, and certain special events may vary. These

exceptions are clearly indicated in the detailed itineraries for each of these trips. All payments

may be made by check or credit card. Prices are in US dollars, and all payments must be made

in US dollars. Prices may be subject to change prior to confirming a reservation. Once a trip

is confirmed with a deposit paid, the price is guaranteed with the following exceptions: foreign

currency fluctuations in excess of 5% from the rate on date of confirmation and unforeseen

increases in government taxes, fees, and levies beyond the control of Boundless Journeys.

TRANSFERS

You may transfer to another scheduled group trip that is

within the same calendar year without penalty by notifying

us of your wish to transfer 90 days or more prior to departure.

After that time our normal cancellation fees apply. Transfer

schedules for cruises, safaris, custom trips, and certain

special events are often more strict.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

If you need to cancel your trip, you should call Boundless

Journeys or your travel agent immediately, and then send

notification in writing by email or mail. Certain fees will

apply calculated as of the date Boundless Journeys receives

written notice of cancellation.

CANCELLATION FEE SCHEDULE*

Scheduled Group Departures:

• Minimum fee is $100 per person

• 90 to 61 days before departure is 25% of the trip price

• 60 to 46 days before departure is 50% of the trip price

• 45–0 days prior to departure is 100% of the trip price

Custom Tours:

• >120 days before departure: Deposit is non-refundable

• 120 to 91 days before departure: 25% of payments

are non-refundable

• 90 to 61 days before departure: 50% of payments

are non-refundable

• 60–0 days prior to departure: 100% of payments

are non-refundable

*Cancellation fees for cruises, safaris, custom trips, and certain special events are often more

strict. These exceptions are clearly indicated in the detailed itineraries for each of these trips.

Internal airfare and permits purchased on your behalf by Boundless Journeys are generally

non-refundable.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

Accommodations (hotels, tents, cruise cabins) are based on

double occupancy. A single supplement is paid by participants

who specifically request single accommodations, subject to

availability. If you reserve at least 120 days prior to departure,

you may be eligible for a reduced or free single supplement,

if you are the first one or two solo travelers to reserve. Please

note free or reduced single supplements are not combinable

with other offers or promotions. If you wish to share

accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate

of the same gender. If you reserve at least 120 days ahead and

a roommate is not available, you will only be charged 50%

of the standard single supplement (unless otherwise noted in

the detailed itinerary). Single accommodations are limited

so reserve early!

CANCELLED TRIPS

In the rare event that Boundless Journeys must cancel a tour,

all trip members will be notified a minimum of 45 days before

the trip departs and will receive a full refund of payments

made to Boundless Journeys. Boundless Journeys reserves the

right to cancel any tour for any reason, including insufficient

tour enrollment. Boundless Journeys is not responsible for

expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled tour,

including, but not limited to, nonrefundable airline tickets,

visa fees, inoculations, equipment, etc. We encourage you

to contact our office prior to purchasing your airline tickets

to check the status of your tour.

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation

and Interruption Insurance. This can help prevent needless

loss in case of serious illness, accident, or death of the traveler,

traveler’s immediate family, or traveling companion.

COVID-19 POLICY STATEMENT

As we’ve learned in 2020, what makes sense today may not

make sense tomorrow. Please understand that we reserve the

right to update these policies without prior notice due to this

unpredictable situation. For more details regarding Boundless

Journeys’ most current Terms & Conditions during COVID-19

and for the future, please visit the following page on our

website, www.boundlessjourneys.com/terms-and-conditions.

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TRIP SCHEDULE

Activity

AFRICA

2021

Land Single

Page Level Days Cost* Supplement* Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

NEW Botswana: Desert & Delta Safari 31 1 9 $7,995 $1,180 28–Mar 8 7–15 11–19

Botswana: Undiscovered Okavango Delta Safari 30 1 9 $8,295 $1,475 11–19 13–21 8–16 22–30 24–Oct 2

NEW Namibia: Desert Explorer Safari 35 1+ 9 $4,895 $0 14–22 19–27 9–17 21–29 5–13

Rwanda: Gorilla Tracking & Big Five Safari 34 3 9 $6,595 $1,170 12–20 23–31

South Africa: Ultimate Cape Town & Kruger Safari 35 1 8 $6,495 $2,515 Daily departures on request

Tanzania: Great Migration Safari 32 1 9 $7,195 $675 8–16, 15–23, 28–Mar 8, Mar 7–15 13–21 10–18 1–9 5–13 2–10

AMERICAS

Argentina: Patagonia Hiking Journey 19 3+ 10 $6,795 $495 6–15 5–14

NEW Costa Rica: Nature’s Wonders 17 1+ 9 $4,695 $695 16–24 10–18 4–12

NEW Costa Rica: Private Family Adventure 16 1+ 8 $3,745 NA Daily departures on request

NEW Mexico: Baja Sierras & Sea of Cortez Safari 18 2 8 $4,695 $0 16–23 12–19 7–14 5–12

NEW New Mexico: Santa Fe, Abiquiu, & Taos Hiking 56 3 8 $4,695 $525 10–17

NEW New York: Adirondacks Mountain Escape 53 2+ 8 $3,795 $225 15–21 12–18, Sep 26–Oct 2

NEW North Carolina: Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking 55 2+ 6 $3,995 $475 25–30 10-15

Peru: Lodge-to-Lodge Salkantay Trek 15 4+ 9 $5,395 $1,695 12–20 9–17

Peru: The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 14 2+ 8 $5,095 $365 16–23 17–24 16–23 21–28

Vermont: The Best of the Green Mountain State 52 2 5 $2,895 $185 26–30 27–Oct 1 4–8

NEW Washington: San Juan Islands Exploration 54 2 6 $3,895 $285 11–16 8–13

ASIA/PACIFIC

Bhutan: Eastern Bhutan Revealed 27 3 13 $4,995 $95 8–20 1–13

Bhutan: Hidden Kingdom in the Himalayas 27 2 8 $4,395 $0 19–26 19–26 27–Nov 3

Bhutan: Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom 26 2+ 12 $5,395 $0 21–Apr 1 16–27 27–Oct 8 15–26 13–24

NEW Bhutan: Spirituality & Wellness Journey 28 2 8 $4,595 $45 7–14 8–15

Bhutan & Nepal: Himalayan Kingdoms Hiking 25 3 13 $6,195 $295 28–Apr 9 11–23 3–15

Japan: Hiking the Nakasendo Trail 22 2+ 10 $7,095 $855 15–24 11–20 8–17

Nepal: Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking 24 4 13 $4,995 $595 17–29 12–24

New Zealand: Alpine & Coastal Hiking 20 3 11 $6,595 $495 14–24 31–Nov 10

Palau: Snorkeling & Kayaking Odyssey 21 2 10 $6,495 $995 16–25 1–10 3–12

Vietnam: Cultural Explorer 23 1+ 10 $4,995 $695 23–Mar 4 2–11

EUROPE

Austria, Italy, & Slovenia: Alpe Adria Hiking 51 3 8 $5,495 $325 3-10 28–Sep 4

England: Hiking Coast to Coast 42 3+ 10 $5,995 $175 26–Jul 5 11–20

Finland: Exploring Arctic Lapland 40 2 7 $7,295 $750 28–Mar 6

France, Italy, & Switzerland: Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking 50 4 9 $4,795 $0 26–Jul 4 10–18, 24–Aug 1, 14–22, 28–Sep 5

France & Switzerland: Haute Route Hiking 51 4 9 $4,995 $0 1–9 5–13

Iceland: Hiking the Land of Fire and Ice 38 2+ 7 $5,995 $450 12–18 2–8, 23–29

Iceland: Northern Lights Adventure 39 2 7 $5,995 $400 8–14 8–14

Italy: Discovering Puglia 44 2 8 $4,995 $300 29–Jun 5 18–25

Italy: The Dolomites Traverse 45 3+ 8 $4,995 $0 21–28 18–25 13–20

Norway: Western Fjords Adventure 41 3 9 $6,395 $200 21–29 12–20 2–10

Portugal: Azores Islands Explorer 49 3 8 $5,695 $300 23–30 20–27 12–19 2–9

Portugal: Porto, The Douro Valley, and Lisbon Hiking 48 2+ 8 $4,995 $150 15–22 4–11 10–17

Scotland: Highlands & Islands Hiking 43 3 8 $4,995 $120 19–26 31–Aug 7 4–11

NEW Slovenia & Croatia: Alps, Istria, & Dalmatia Hiking 37 2+ 11 $6,995 $795 4–14, 18–28 5–15, 17–27

Spain: Hiking the Camino de Santiago 46 3 12 $6,495 $395 25–Jun 5 7–18

Spain & Morocco: Granada to Fes Walking 46 2+ 11 $6,995 $485 25–May 5 3–13

*Prices are in USD and per person based on double occupancy, do not include airfare, apply to 2021 departures listed here, and may be subject to change. Additional costs for

internal airfare, optional activities, or trekking permits (if applicable) are outlined on www.boundlessjourneys.com or available by calling 1-800-941-8010. Single supplement

price reflects a $500 savings for the first one or two singles reserved on each scheduled departure, at least 120 days in advance. Add $500 for additional single supplements.

2022 dates can be found on individual tour pages and are subject to re-confirmation in Spring 2021

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