Tours

11 days, 10 nights, Sept. 2-12, 2019. Includes photo workshops. Highlights: In Porto, wine caves next to Douro River, Mercado do Bolhão, Church of São Francisco/Douro Valley wineries/fishing village of Nazaré/in 12th-century village of Óbidos, chocolate-cherry liqueur tasting/in Sintra, 19th-century Pena Palace/seaside village of Cascais/Lisbon. From Boston, $4,999 ppdo. Single supp., $900. Sagres Vacations (Fall River, MA; 877/412-4394, www.sagresvacations.com).

18-day, 17-night, "moderately challenging" bike tour, Aug. 18-Sept. 4, 2019. Highlights: In Berlin, GERMANY, cycle along part of Berlin Wall/in Saxony, town of Görlitz/Elbe River in CZECH REPUBLIC/in Bohemia, castles, Renaissance town of Telcˇ/in Podyji National Park, Šobes vineyard/in AUSTRIA, Danube River, Vienna/Budapest, HUNGARY. €7,105 (near $8,222) ppdo. Single supp., €1,020 ($1,163). Ride & Seek Bicycle Adventures (15/30 Fletcher St., Bondi 2026, NSW, Australia; phone +...

CONTINUE READING »

15 days, 14 nights. Highlights: In Cairo, Egypt, pyramids, Egyptian Museum/fly to Luxor for Karnak, Luxor temples/4-night Nile cruise/King Tut's Tomb, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut/horse-carriage ride to Temple of Edfu/Temple of Kom Ombo/fly to Jordan for Petra, Wadi Rum/in Jerusalem, Israel, visit Western Wall, walk Via Dolorosa and see Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum. $3,950 ppdo. Single supp., $1,200. Amazing Global Travel (Chandler, AZ; 480/840-1947, amazingglobaltravel.com).

... CONTINUE READING »

7-day, 6-night, "somewhat challenging" 200-mile bike tour, highlands to coast. Regular departures. Group limit, 2-10. Highlights: Train from Colombo to Kandy/bike through villages, tea plantations/Gampola railway to Nanu Oya/Nuwara Eliya/Yala National Park, home to elephants, monkeys/Sinharaja Forest Reserve/port city of Galle. $2,300 ppdo. Single supp., $670. Grasshopper Adventures (Brea, CA; 844/874-3720, www.grasshopperadventures.com).

12-day, 11-night, "moderate"-level trek. Departures March-September 2019. Group limit, 10. Highlights: Near Kuching, Semenggoh orangutan center/boat to Bako National Park, home to otters, bearded pigs/fly to Sandakan, Sabah, for Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve/mangroves in Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary/Danum Valley Conservation Area/fly to Kota Kinabalu for markets, beaches. $9,595-$9,795 ppdo. Single supp., $1,395. Internal air, $325. Natural Habitat Adventures (Boulder, CO; 800/543-8917,...

CONTINUE READING »

7-day, 6-night expedition in KENYA, June 16-22 & Aug. 25-31, 2019. Group limit, 4-12. Highlights: In Nairobi, East Africa Wildlife Society presentation, interactive visit with women's social enterprise/at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, last two northern white rhinos, night game drive/in Lake Nakuru National Park, game drive, Thomson Falls. From $2,850 ppdo. Single supp., $415. Intrepid Travel (579 Richmond St. W., Ste. 400, Toronto, ON, M5V 1Y6, Canada; 855/299-1211, www.intrepidtravel.com...

CONTINUE READING »

9-day, 8-night safari, Feb. 7-15, 2019. Group limit, 16. Highlights: Fly Los Angeles to Loreto in Baja California, MEXICO/Loreto Marine Park on a skiff in search of blue whales/snorkel with sea lions/Bay of Magdalena, home to gray whales/hike on Isla Magdalena/cooking class and margaritas in Todos Santos/search for humpback whales, birds near Cabo San Lucas. $5,500 ppdo. Single supp., $3,300. Scott Dunn Private Journeys (San Diego, CA; 858/523-9000, www.scottdunn.com).

11-day, 10-night "easy"-level hiking & cycling tour. Through July 2019 + Nov.-Dec. 2019. Highlights: In Bogotá, Santa Clara Convent, Gold Museum/16th-century town of Villa de Leyva/hike Iguaque Fauna & Flora Sanctuary/artisans in Barichara/hike 6 miles down Suarez Canyon to colonial Guane/hike through Umpalá/El Roble Coffee Hacienda/culinary tour in Cartagena's Old Town. $3,150-$4,350 ppdo (per group size). Single supp., $990. Wildland Adventures (Seattle, WA; 800/345-4453, www....

CONTINUE READING »