Tours

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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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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