Tours

31 days, 30 nights. Departures March-May, Sept.-Nov. 2021. Highlights: In Ashgebat, TURKMENISTAN, ancient Parthian fortresses of Nisa/in Khiva, UZBEKISTAN, 10th-century Djuma Mosque/in Samarkand, Registan Square/in Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN, Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments/in Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, Zelenyy Bazaar/in Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, yurt maker’s home in Kyzyl-Tuu/in Baku, AZERBAIJAN, 12th-century Maiden Tower/from Tbilisi, GEORGIA, drive to carved-rock town of Uplistsikhe/in Yerevan...

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9 days, 8 nights, July 9-17, 2021. Highlights: In Ulaanbaatar, statue of Genghis Khan, Deeltei Mongol Festival for demonstrations of archery, throat singing/in Khui Doloo Khudag, cross-country horse racing by children/Hustai Nat’l Park, home to wild takhi (horses)/fly to South Gobi for 4WD drive to Yol Valley in Gurvan Saikhan Nat’l Park/2 nights in luxury ger camp/Singing Sand Dunes/Flaming Cliffs. $2,575 ppdo. Single supp., $695. Adventures for Solo Travelers (Smyrna, GA; 770/...

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A trio of giraffes in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photo by Pierre Duval of BushBaby Safaris

11 days, 10 nights in SOUTH AFRICA. Customized guided private auto tour. Group limit, 1-10. Highlights: Choice of activities in Johannesburg/Panorama Route for God’s Window in Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Lisbon Falls/night game drive in Kruger Nat’l Park/in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, search for Big Five in 4x4/fly to Cape Town for Table Mountain, ferry to Robben Island Museum/Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve/wine farm in Robertson. ZAR47,500-ZAR72,000 (near $3,245-$...

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11-day, 10-night adventure cruise in CANADA aboard 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour, Oct. 1-11, 2021. Activity level, “1 – Easy.” Highlights: Board ship at St. John’s/sail northeast to L’Anse aux Meadows for Norse ruins dating to AD 1000, interpretive center/in Labrador, Red Bay Basque Whaling Station/choice of walks in Gros Morne Nat’l Park/meet First Nations residents at Miawpukek/French culture, food, wine in Saint-Pierre. $4,595-$16,095 ppdo. Adventure...

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6-day, 5-night family adventure in FINLAND, Dec. 23-28, 2021. Highlights: Transfer from Rovaniemi to resort for reindeer safari, visit from Santa Claus with children’s gifts, shaman ceremony for crossing Arctic Circle/ice fishing, dogsledding, eSled snowmobiling (thermal outfit provided). $3,329 per person, double occupancy (ppdo); $7,788, family triple (total), or $9,157, family quad (total). A family is two adults and one or two children age 6-12. 50 Degrees North (Lillehammer,...

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13 days, 12 nights on GREECE’s largest island. Departures April 14, May 6, Oct. 7, 2021. Highlights: Malia for Minoan Palace ruins/windmills on Lasithi Plateau in Dykti mountains/13th-century church frescoes in Panagia Kera/ruins of Minoan palace complex at Gournia, dating to 2nd century BC/ruins of Bronze Age Palace of Knossos/Chania/boat ride to Lissos/ruins of 9th-century-BC Eleutherna/Heraklion Archaeological Museum. £3,975 (near $5,343) ppdo. Single supp., £580 ($780...

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17 days, 16 nights in PAKISTAN. Customizable private tours with guide, driver. Group limit, 16. Highlights: In Islamabad, Folk Heritage Institute, Faisal Mosque/fly to Chitral to visit 14th-century fort/visit homes of Kafir tribe in Yarkhun Valley/Shandur Pass at 12,139 feet for views of Hindu Raj and Hindukush mountain ranges/in Hunza Valley, ancient Altit Fort, Baltit Fort/in Khaplu, 14th-century Chaqchan Mosque/8th-century Manthal Buddha Rock in Skardu/in Taxila, ruins dating to 5th...

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14-day, 13-night expedition in Mongolia, June 30-July 13, 2021. Group limit, 6-12. Highlights: Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Muron/jeep ride to ger (yurt) camp at Hövsgöl Lake/return to Ulaanbaatar for visit to Khogno Khan ger camp/16th-century Erdene Zhu Monastery/in the Gobi Desert, “Fighting Dinosaurs'' fossil, Bulgan hot spring, Flaming Cliffs, Yol Valley/in Gobi Gurvansaikhan Nat’l Park, visit family of nomadic herders/Naadam Festival/Gandan Monastery. $8,495 ppdo. Single...

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