13-day tour of INDIA departs Nov. 14, ’04.

Among highlights: Thousands of camel traders, singing and festivities on the desert sands of Pushkar during the annual fair (two days)/Taj Mahal/abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri/bird sanctuary at Bharatpur/elephant ride to Jaipur’s Amber Fort/in Udaipur stay at Shiv Niwas Palace, the residence of the Maharana.

$1,795 excluding international air.

Big Five Tours & Expeditions, 1551 SE Palm Ct., Stuart, FL 34994; phone 800/244-...


Nov. 18-27, ’04. Among highlights: Ancient Timbuktu/travel by camel in the Sahara Desert/commercial center of Mopti/Djenne’s mud mosque and Monday market/meet Dogon tribesmen/colonial architecture in Segou/artisan market in Bamako — leather products, Tuareg jewelry, artifacts, mud cloth and woven baskets.

$2,669 from New York. Single supplement, $300. Optional extensions to Burkina Faso and Benin.

Spector Travel of Boston, 581 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116; phone 617/351-...


10-day/8-night “moderate” walking tour for women 30 and over, Sept. 15-24, ’04.

Among highlights: Meet in Paris, FRANCE, and ferry from St. Malo to the island of Guernsey, ENGLAND, to wander through wildflower fields and explore WWII bunkers, 14th-century castle and Victor Hugo’s home/ferry to island of Sark to walk in formal gardens of feudal estate plus villages, beaches, caves/ferry to Normandy, France, and tour Mont-Saint-Michel/Omaha Beach and American Cemetery/Bayeux Tapestry/...


8-day/7-night “moderate-level” walking tour of coast between Amalfi and Sorrento, ITALY. Departures through Oct. 24, ’04. Limit, 15.

Among highlights: Pickup at Naples airport/fishing town of Minori/in Ravello, Moorish Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone’s grottoes and temples/Amalfi’s Pathway of the Gods/Aragonese castle in Annunziata/Sorrento’s “Land’s End”/optional day tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

From $2,077, land.

Breakaway Adventures, 1312 18th St. NW, Ste. 401,...


11-day tour of BHUTAN starts/ends in NEPAL. Departs Sept. 4, Oct. 9, ’04 & May 14, ’05. Maximum, 12.

Among highlights: In Kathmandu, Hindu shrines, Buddhist stupas, Tibetan communities/view Himalayas on flight to Bhutan/Taktsang “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery/Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu/from Dochu Pass, walk through mountain villages and rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, Punaka, glacial Phobjikha Valley/return to Thimphu for visits to women’s textile museum and nuns at Drubthob Lhakhang/fly...


10-day hotel/lodge/tented camp safari in KENYA with education for children by Intrepid’s Adventurer Club. Departures through Dec. 18, ’04.

Among highlights: In Nairobi, hand-feed Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center/Karen Blixen Museum/dinner at Carnivore restaurant/in Samburu Game Reserve, choose game drives, camel ride, rafting or Samburu village visit/Sweetwaters Camp plus visit to Chimpanzee Sanctuary/Masai Mara game drives, Maasai village visit, community development...


10-day camping/lodge trip of BELIZE. Note: participants should be able to walk five miles.

Among highlights: Learn about Belize wildlife at Tropical Education Center/motorboat to Barrier Reef; go sea kayaking and snorkeling, learn marine navigation, view coral reef sealife/cross Victoria Channel, drive to Dangriga and hike in Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve with a Mayan guide/kayak down a rainforest river/night hike to see nocturnal animals.

Land price, $1,928 Canadian (approx. US$1,...