Tours

14 days, 13 nights in MALAYSIA. Departures April, May, Aug., Oct. 2020. Group limit, 6. Highlights: From Sandakan to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre/view wildlife from boat on Kinabatangan River/Gomantong Caves/Deramakot Forest Reserve, home to Sunda clouded leopard, varied bird species. From UK, from £3,495 (near $4,429) ppdo; land only (12 days), from £2,895 ($3,668) ppdo. Single supp., from £795 ($1,007). Wildlife Worldwide (Long Barn South, Sutton Manor Farm,...

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18 days, 17 nights. Departures May-July, Sept., Oct. 2020. Highlights: Fly from Antananarivo to coastal town of Morondava/Tsingy de Bemaraha Nat’l Park/Kirindy Reserve, home to fossas, lemurs/“Avenue of the Baobabs”/rainforests in Ranomafana Nat’l Park/en route to Andasibe-Mantadia Nat’l Park, Peyrieras Reptile Reserve. $4,003 ppdo. Single supp., $647. Undiscovered Destinations (The Old Post Office, 63 Saville St., North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, NE30 1AY...

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14-day, 13-night private guided tour. Highlights: Fly from Lima to Cuzco/Sacred Valley town of Urubamba/ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo/Machu Picchu/Sacsayhuaman/in Iquitos, La Casa de Fierro, Manatee Rescue Center/cruise Amazon on 124-foot M/V Amatista/Pacaya Samiria Nat’l Reserve, home to macaws, sloths, caimans. From $4,725 ppdo. Single supp., $2,250. Lost World Adventures (Decatur, GA; 800/999-0558, lostworld.com).

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Caravan-Serai tour members walking in Wadi Rum, Jordan, after camping overnight. Photo by Rita Zawaideh

10 days, 9 nights, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2019, includes aiding refugees. Highlights: In Amman, 2nd-century Roman Theater, Amman Citadel, Jordan Folklore Museum, King Abdullah I Mosque/Roman ruins of Jerash/mountaintop Ajloun Castle/“Bethany” baptism site on Jordan River/in Madaba, see 6th-century mosaic map in St. George Church and spend a day helping distribute humanitarian aid to refugees/Petra/4x4 jeep tour and overnight camping at Wadi Rum. $2,200 ppdo. Single supp., $500....

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5-day, 4-night cruise in FRANCE on 202-passenger A-Rosa Viva. Through Dec. 2019. Highlights: Board in Saint-Denis/in Rouen, Christmas market, 14th-century astronomical clock/in Mantes-la-Jolie, Notre-Dame de Mantes/full day in Paris. From £579 (near $738) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £300. Newmarket Holidays (Cantium House, Railway Approach, Wallington, England, SM6 0BP, U.K.; phone +44 333 060 8846, www.newmarketholidays.co.uk).

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14-day, 11-night astronomy & game-viewing expedition, Sept. 10-23, 2020. “Gentle” fitness level. Highlights: From Windhoek to Rooisand Desert Ranch to see southern constellations through wide-field binoculars/giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei/coastal town of Swakopmund/in Twyfelfontein, desert-adapted elephants, ancient petroglyphs/Etosha National Park, home to black rhinos, giraffes, birdlife/leopard & cheetah tracking with AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima. From London,...

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24 days, 23 nights, March 10-April 2, 2020. Led by ITN columnist Randy Keck. Group limit, 24. Highlights: In Victoria, Melbourne for Queen Victoria Market/in Tasmania, colonial Ross and Campbell Town, Bicheno penguin tour, Salmon Pond Heritage Hatchery, city of Hobart/in Western Australia, Kings Park in Perth, Fremantle, Cape Leeuwin/in Northern Territory, School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Katherine Gorge cruise/in Queensland, Cairns,...

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Bird’s-eye view of Mt. Aso’s caldera in Kyushu, Japan. Photo by Steve Parker for InsideJapan Tours

14 days, 13 nights in JAPAN, Nov. 15-28, 2019. Group limit, 14. Highlights: Kyoto/bullet train to Nagasaki for Glover Garden, Dejima island/hot springs resort at Unzen Onsen national park/in Kumamoto, shodo calligraphy workshop, samurai castle, Suizenji Garden/helicopter ride over Mt. Aso’s caldera/ferry from Kagoshima to subtropical island of Yakushima, home to deer, monkeys, ancient trees/chopstick-making workshop. From $5,285 ppdo. Single supp., from $483. InsideJapan Tours...

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