Tours

9-day, 8-night cultural tour of the island of Sicily, ITALY. Departures Oct. 23, 2021 & May 8, Sept. 18, 2022. Group limit, 16. Highlights: In Palermo, Norman Palace’s Palatine Chapel, Mercato Vucciria/in Monreale, 12th-century cathedral/in Corleone, Sicilian Center of Documentation/at resort in Menfi, pasta-cooking lesson/Valley of the Temples in Agrigento/chocolate tasting in 17th-century Modica /wine-tasting in Ragusa/in Noto, Baroque architecture, dessert tasting/in Taormina,...

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9-day, 8-night “moderately challenging” trip. Avg. 34 miles daily, over 6 days. Departures Nov. 21, Dec. 18, 2021. Group limit, 4-14. Highlights: In Chiang Rai, ride along Kok River, night bazaar/Araksa Tea Garden/Day 5 a free-time day/en route to Chiang Mai, bike to Ping River/food tour in Chiang Mai/ride up Doi Suthep. $2,800 ppdo. Single supp., $660. E-bike (optional), $245. Grasshopper Adventures (Bangkok, Thailand; in US & Can., 844/874-3720, www.grasshopperadventures....

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Eagle-watching on the Cheakamus River in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Photo by Pauline Levac-Ranger for World Vegan Travel

7-day, 6-night activity-filled trip in British Columbia, CANADA, Feb. 6-12, 2022. Hosted by author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Group limit, 18-24. Highlights: Transfer from Vancouver to Whistler/in Squamish, ride Sea to Sky Gondola for view of Howe Sound/return to Whistler for tasting tour/private vegan party après ski/snowshoeing in Whistler Olympic Park/eagle-viewing from river rafts in Squamish/two free-time days. $5,595-$6,995 ppdo (per type of room). Single supp., $1,000. World Vegan...

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9 days, 8 nights. Departures Nov. 12, 2021 & Nov. 11, 2022. Highlights: Fly from Quito to Coca/motorized canoe and dugout canoes to Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge, home to herons, kingfishers, eagles/4 days to explore with either a birding or tropical forest biology guide/two parrot clay licks/bird-watching from two towers/variety of hummingbirds at Volcano Pichincha. Land only, £3,295 (near $4,557) ppdo. Single supp., £695 ($961). Naturetrek (Hampshire, England, UK; phone +44...

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10-day, 9-night luxury mini-coach tour of SCOTLAND. Departures Aug.-Oct. 2021, March-Oct. 2022. Group limit, 18. Highlights: Drive from Edinburgh to St Andrews/in Royal Deeside area, Highland beef farm, Scotch whisky lesson/en route to Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorms Nat’l Park/free day in Inverness/Loch Ness/ferry from Isle of Skye to Isle of Mull for Duart Castle/12th-century Stirling Castle. From $3,644 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp. varies. Blue Roads Touring (...

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8 days, 7 nights in FRANCE, June 4-11, 2022. Highlights: Drive from Paris to Normandy for Le Mémorial de Caen war museum, Merville Gun Battery/D-Day ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery/Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église/Battle of Normandy Museum/en route to Limoges, Coudehard-Montormel Memorial/preserved-village memorial of Oradour-sur-Glane. $2,995 ppdo. Single supp., $800. Valor Tours (Sausalito, CA; 800/842-4504, www.valortours.com).

Man walking past Juma Mosque in Khiva, Uzbekistan. Photo by Jered Gorman for MIR Corporation

10-day, 9-night cultural tour, March 16-25, 2022. “Medium” activity level; walking at least 2 miles a day. Group limit, 16. Highlights: In Tashkent, Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, 16th-century Kaffal-Shashi Mausoleum/in Bukhara, Old Town’s Lyab-i-Hauz Plaza/puppet maker’s studio/home of local family for sumalak (sweet pudding)/ceramics workshop in Gijduvan/Samarkand for Urgut Market/in Ohalik Mountains, watch game of buzkashi (equestrian sport). $4,195 ppdo...

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17 days, 16 nights, Oct. 12-28, 2021. Highlights: In Yogyakarta, Java, Beringharjo Market/9th-century Borobudur temple complex/fly to Sorong, West Papua, for 7-night cruise of Raja Ampat islands on 10-person yacht/rare birds, dive sites at Waigeo/Kabui Bay for mangrove wetlands kayaking/at Kawe, coral garden, snorkel with reef sharks/in Bali, Sacred Monkey Forest, Balinese Hindu temple in Besakih, cooking lesson/choice of workshop: making jamu (herbal drink) or weaving. $10,795 ppdo. Single...

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