Tours

15 days, 14 nights, July 25-Aug. 8, 2021. Led by photographers Barry and Cathy Beck. Group limit, 12. Luxury tented lodging. Highlights: Transfer from Nairobi, KENYA, to camp in Masai Mara Nat’l Reserve, home to zebras, cheetahs, elephants/in TANZANIA, camp in Serengeti Nat’l Park for birds, crocodiles, Great Migration/tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara Nat’l Park/Ngoron goro Crater. $22,735 ppdo. Single supp., $13,550. Frontiers Travel (Gibsonia, PA; 800/245-1950, www....

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14 days, 13 nights in ECUADOR (3 nights on mainland), led by photographer Daniel Fitter. Departures ongoing. Highlights: Free day in Quito/fly to Baltra island in the Galápagos to board Tip Top IV yacht/island of North Seymour, home to blue-footed boobies, iguanas/on Santiago, fur seal grotto, tide pools/Isabela and Fernandina for penguins/on Santa Cruz, Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center/waved albatross on Española/Sally Lightfoot crabs on Mosquera. $7,800 ppdo. Galapagos Travel (Aptos, CA; 800...

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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).