Tours

5-day, 4-night “introductory”-level active tour in Alberta, CANADA. Weekly departures Jan.-March 2022. Highlights: In Banff, ice walk in Johnston Canyon to “Cathedral of Ice” at Upper Falls/snowshoeing in Banff Nat’l Park/en route to Lake Louise, walk along Marble Canyon in Kootenay Nat’l Park. From $1,360 ppdo. Single supp., $280. Great Canadian Trails (Ottawa, ON, Canada; 866/305-2257, www.greatcanadiantrails.com).

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10 days, 9 nights. “Moderately challenging.” Departures June-Aug. 2022. Age range for kids (9-17) varies by tour. Highlights: Drive from San José to Sarapiquí, with stop at La Paz Waterfall Gardens near Poás Volcano/whitewater rafting, nature boat ride on Sarapiquí River/chocolate tasting at local farm/Río Cuarto, home to macaws/Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges in La Fortuna/zip-lining near Arenal Volcano Nat’l Park/paddle outrigger canoe in coastal village of Agujas. $2,449...

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17 days, 16 nights, Jan. 7-23, 2023. Highlights: In Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón opera house, Recoleta Cemetery, tango lessons/fly to Ushuaia for End of the World Museum/Tierra del Fuego Nat’l Park/Martillo Island in Beagle Channel, home to albatrosses/cruise to Perito Moreno Glacier/enter Chile in Torres del Paine Nat’l Park/in Santiago, tiered gardens on San Cristóbal Hill/in Valparaíso, Nat’l Maritime Museum/wine tasting in Maipo Valley. From $7,695 ppdo. Single supp., $1,...

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6-day, 5-night “recreational-level” bicycle tour in northeastern FRANCE. Departures May 23, July 18, Aug. 1 & 8, 2022. Avg. 25-31 miles a day. Highlights: In Strasbourg, 8th-century St. Stephen’s Church/bike Canal de la Bruche to medieval Dachstein/near Bœrsch, Spindler Marquetry Workshop/Route des Vins wine tasting/Unterlinden Museum in Colmar/villages of Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kayserberg. From $6,495 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $1,000....

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Walking in vineyards in Barolo, Piedmont, Italy. Photo courtesy of Hedonistic Hiking

8-day, 7-night “Level 2 – gentle” hike (one challenging day, optional), focused on gourmet food, in northwestern ITALY, Oct. 21-28, 2022. Average 5½ miles a day (over 5 days). Highlights: Drive from Turin to Saluzzo/walk to Manta for 13th-century castle/in Elva, frescoes in 15th-century church/chocolate tasting in Cherasco/Banca del Vino in Pollenzo/truffle hunting with dog in La Morra/wine tasting at a Barolo vineyard. €2,895 (near $3,480) ppdo. Single supp.,...

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15 days, 14 nights in GREECE. Departures Oct. 14, 2021 & April 28, 2022. Highlights: From Athens to Isthmus of Corinth/Ancient Nemea for 4th-century-BC Doric Temple of Zeus, site of Nemean Games/medieval Monemvasia for 12th-century Agia Sophia Church, wine tasting/Sparta/Caves of Diros/Temple of Zeus at Olympia/in Arcadia, Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassai/Mycenaean citadel of Tiryns/Corinth/National Archaeological Museum in Athens. £4,435 (near $6,125) ppdo. Single supp.,...

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14 days, 13 nights, Jan. 17-Feb. 4, 2022. Group limit, 14. Highlights: Overnight in Tokyo/fly to Kyushu Island/Kirishima-Kinkowan Nat’l Park/Arasaki Crane Reserve/in Takayama, sake breweries, miso stores/at Kambayashi Onsen, thermal spring/in Jigokudani, photo ops with Japanese macaques soaking in a thermal pool/at Akan-Mashu Nat’l Park, steaming sulfuroles, whooper swans/Shiretoko Peninsula, home to Steller’s sea eagles. From $19,990 ppdo. Single supp., $3,000. Zegrahm...

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5-day, 4-night “Grade 3” hike (up to 12½ miles a day) in Queensland, AUSTRALIA. Departures May 24, June 14 & 28, July 26, 2022. Group limit, 6-8. Highlights: Drive from Mt. Isa to start of Pinnacle Trail/morning tea at Big Bend Waterhole/swimming at Stockyard Gorge/en route to Dry Gorge, Tree Snake Spring/marine limestone formations at Lost City/in Camooweal, picnic lunch by Georgina River. $3,850 ppdo. Trek West Hiking (Mount Isa, QLD, Australia; phone +61 07 4748...

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