Tours

11-day, 10-night “moderate”-level expedition on New Zealand’s South Island, April 4-14 & Nov. 7-17, 2022. Group limit, 12. Highlights: Christchurch/Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area, home to the kea (alpine parrot)/Pancake Rocks/Māori carvings at bone carver’s studio/in Mt. Aspiring Nat’l Park, assist scientists in the field/plant trees in Kiwi Birdlife Park/free time in Queenstown/in Fiordland Nat’l Park, cruise Doubtful Sound/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary....

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15 days, 14 nights. Departures May 24 & Sept. 27, 2022. Min. group size, 4. Highlights: In Algiers, Place des Martyrs, 17th-century El Djedid Mosque, Bardo Museum, the Casbah/in Annaba, ruins of Hippone, Basilica of St. Augustine/in Constantine, Palace of Ahmed Bey, El-Kantara Bridge/Roman ruins at Timgad/Mozabite town of Ghardaia, walled villages/weavers’ workshops in Tlemcen/Le Jardin d’Essai botanical garden/Roman aqueduct in Cherchell. $4,525 ppdo. Single supp., $950....

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12 days, 11 nights. Departures April 16, 23 & 30, 2022. Group limit, 24. Highlights: In the Netherlands, canal cruise in Amsterdam, Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, cheese tasting in Gouda, Kinderdijk windmills/in Belgium, free days in Bruges, Brussels/in France, Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, tasting at a maison du champagne in Épernay, Montmartre and 2nd arrondissement in Paris. From select West Coast airports, $4,999-$5,499 per person, double occupancy (ppdo...

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14 days, 13 nights. Departures June 19 & Aug. 14, 2022. Average 1-3 miles of walking a day; some uneven surfaces. Highlights: In Athens, Temple of Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Acropolis/visit monastery at Meteora/climb Sacred Way of Delphi at Mt. Parnassus/Lion Gate at Mycenae/free time in Santorini, Mykonos/return to Athens. $5,795 ppdo. Insight Vacations (Rye, NY; 888/680-1241, www.insightvacations.com).

17 days, 16 nights, May 3-19 & Oct. 14-30, 2022. Led by local textile expert. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Tashkent, visit woodblock printers, suzani embroiderers, Juma Mosque/in Margilan, classes in ikat weaving & dyeing, cooking/fast train to Samarkand/in Bukhara, Museum of Decorative Arts/in Khiva, handmade carpets. $4,750 ppdo. Single supp., $700. Behind the Scenes Adventures (Santa Fe, NM; 707/939-8874, btsadventures.com).

10-day, 9-night tour of JAPAN. Departures Nov. 6, 2021 & March 12, May 28, June 18, 2022. Includes 7-day Japan Rail Pass. Highlights: In Tokyo, 2 days of free time or optional tours/bullet train to Hakone for national park, open-air museum/in Hikone, 17th-century castle, Genkyuen Garden/visit island of Chikubu for Buddhist temple, Shinto shrine/in Kyoto, tour, free time/return to Tokyo. $3,107 ppdo (2021) or $2,665 ppdo (2022). InsideJapan Tours (US office: Boulder, CO; 303/952-0379, www...

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8 days, 7 nights in Southern Africa. Departures May-June, Aug.-Nov. 2021, March-June, Aug.-Nov. 2022. Group limit, 8. Highlights: First night at Victoria Falls, ZIMBABWE/in Botswana, game drives in Chobe Nat’l Park, home to lions, elephants, hippos/Okavango Delta for mokoro (dugout canoe) fishing or sunset boat cruise, game drives in Moremi Game Reserve/fly to Rra Dinare Camp for game drives, mokoro rides. Per dates, $4,615-$5,880 ppdo or $5,160-$7,515, single. Peregrine Adventures (...

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Malachite sunbird in Cape Point National Park, South Africa. Photo by Adam Riley for Rockjumper

15-day, 14-night birding tour. Departures Oct.-Dec. 2021, Feb.-March, May, Sept.-Dec. 2022. Group limit, 8. Highlights: Arrive in Durban/en route to Himeville, Karkloof hills for orange ground thrush, brimstone canary, blue crane/4x4 up Sani Pass to LESOTHO for black stork, southern bald ibis/near Eshowe, Dlinza Forest for African goshawk, tiny blue duiker antelope/in Wakkerstroom area, meerkats, wildebeests/Kruger Nat’l Park/Johannesburg. 2021: ZAR62,950 (near $4,023) ppdo; single...

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