Tours

14-day, 13-night folk dancing tour, Oct. 9-22, 2021. Highlights: In Athens, Old Royal Palace, Acropolis, Omonia Square/in Argolis, ruins of Mycenae, Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, dance with Nafplio dancers/Olympia tour/on Mt. Parnassus, Delphi ruins, museum/visit Eastern Orthodox cliff monasteries of Meteora/dancing in restaurant in Kastraki. From New Jersey, $4,995 per person, double occupancy (ppdo); land only, $3,995 ppdo. Single supp., $795. Jim Gold International (Teaneck, NJ; 201/836-...

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8-day, 7-night “vigorous” private tour of northern INDIA. Custom, private departures only. Highlights: Fly from Delhi to Leh/visit Thikse Monastery, 16th-century Shey Palace/ancient Tibetan Buddhist Lamayuru Monastery/visit local guides’ homes in village of Hemishakpatchan/Alchi Monastery for 11th- and 12th-century Buddhist wall paintings. $2,250 ppdo. Single supp., $250. Air, Delhi-Leh, about $450. Journeys International (Ann Arbor, MI; 800/255-8735, www....

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12-day, 11-night visit. Departures March 15 & 29, April 12, 2021. Highlights: On HONSHU, transfer from Osaka to Kyoto to see moss garden at 6th-century Saiho-ji Temple, 500-year-old stone garden at Ryōan-ji Temple, Silver Pavilion Zen temple/deer park in Nara/on Day 5, train to Hiroshima for ferry to Matsuyama on SHIKOKU island/en route to Kochi, candle-making workshop/in Iya Valley, 300-year-old farmhouse, boat ride in Oboke Gorge/in Nagoro, kakashi (scarecrow) village/Shinto shrine in...

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24 days, 23 nights, Feb. 6-March 1, 2021. Highlights: From Auckland, cycle along Queen Charlotte Sound on North Island/geysers near Rotorua/Tongariro National Park/ferry across Cook Strait to South Island to cycle up Mt. Ruapehu (active volcano)/wine tasting in coastal town of Fox Glacier/Westland Tai Poutini National Park. From €5,265 (near $6,016) ppdo. Single supp., €60 ($71) per day. Ride & Seek Bicycle Adventures (Bondi, NSW, Australia; phone +61 2 8007 3337, rideandseek....

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Two young male elephants enjoying play-fighting in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. Photo by Michele Burgess

17-day, 15-night photography tour, June 6-22, 2021. Luxury tented camps. Highlights: Near Nairobi, elephant sanctuary at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum/21 game drives, 3 per vehicle, in Maasai Mara (renowned for big cats) and Samburu game reserves and Ol Pejeta Conservancy (host to the Big Five). From New York, $9,360 ppdo; from Los Angeles, $9,660 ppdo. Single supp., $1,500. In Focus with Michele Burgess (Huntington Beach, CA; 714/536-6104, www.infocustravel....

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14-day, 13-night nature trek in the Caribbean. Departures ongoing in 2021 except January. Highlights: In ANTIGUA, walk through steep bush, forest to old plantation buildings, identify plants with guide, Wallings Nature Reserve/fly to ST. LUCIA, home to parrots, warblers/fly to MONTSERRAT for Montserrat Volcano Observatory, ghost town of Portsmouth. $3,995 ppdo. Hike Caribbean (London, England, UK; phone +44 333 987 4694, hikecaribbean.com).

15 days, 14 nights. Monthly departures in January, March-July & September-December 2021. Highlights: In Lima, tour Miraflores and Barranco districts, visit 16th-century Casa de Aliaga/fly to Iquitos for skiff ride on Marañón River, home to over 60 bird species, pink dolphins/meet with villagers/walk in jungle along Samiria River/skiff tour of Pacaya River, home to capuchin monkeys, turtles/Amazon Manatee Rescue Center near Nauta/Machu Picchu/Cusco. $15,499 ppdo. Uniworld Boutique River...

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7-day, 6-night “moderately easy” trek in northern SCOTLAND. Departures Aug. 6 & 22, 2021. Group limit, 8. Highlights: Cross Pentland Firth from Inverness to Orkney/ferry to Rousay Island for walks to Midhowe Broch (fortified tower), Faraclett Head/Mull Head/Old Man of Hoy sea stack/Neolithic village of Skara Brae/Ring of Brodgar. From £1,795 (near $2,238) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £435 ($542). Wilderness Scotland (Aviemore, Highland,...

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