Tours

15 days, 14 nights. Departures Dec. 2019-Aug. 2020. Highlights: From San José to Caribbean coast through Braulio Carrillo Nat’l Park/Tortuguero Nat’l Park, home to sloths, monkeys, crocodiles/chocolate tour at Tirimbina Rainforest Center/Bajos del Toro Cloudforest for orchids, birds/Manuel Antonio Nat’l Park for mangroves, iguanas/Isla de Caño, home to coral reefs, turtles. Ppdo, £3,065-£3,175 ($3,726-$3,860). Single, £3,880-£4,030 ($4,716-$4,899)....

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5-day, 4-night cruise in FRANCE on 202-passenger A-Rosa Viva. Through Dec. 2019. Highlights: Board in Saint-Denis/in Rouen, Christmas market, 14th-century astronomical clock/in Mantes-la-Jolie, Notre-Dame de Mantes/full day in Paris. From £579 (near $738) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £300. Newmarket Holidays (Cantium House, Railway Approach, Wallington, England, SM6 0BP, U.K.; phone +44 333 060 8846, www.newmarketholidays.co.uk).

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8 days, 7 nights. Departures April, May, July, Sept., Oct. 2020. Highlights: Board vessel in Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS/Hoorn/in GERMANY, Old Town in Cologne/Cochem for wine tasting/Rüdesheim/12th-century cathedral in Speyer/Strasbourg, FRANCE/disembark in Basel, SWITZERLAND. $1,594-$4,500 ppdo (based on cabin, dates). $1,833-$9,000 single. Amadeus River Cruises (Burr Ridge, IL; 844/462-6727, www.amadeus-rivercruises.com).

Caravan-Serai tour members walking in Wadi Rum, Jordan, after camping overnight. Photo by Rita Zawaideh

10 days, 9 nights, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2019, includes aiding refugees. Highlights: In Amman, 2nd-century Roman Theater, Amman Citadel, Jordan Folklore Museum, King Abdullah I Mosque/Roman ruins of Jerash/mountaintop Ajloun Castle/“Bethany” baptism site on Jordan River/in Madaba, see 6th-century mosaic map in St. George Church and spend a day helping distribute humanitarian aid to refugees/Petra/4x4 jeep tour and overnight camping at Wadi Rum. $2,200 ppdo. Single supp., $500. Caravan-...

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11 days, 10 nights in CHINA. Departures through Nov. 2019. Highlights: In Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Palace Museum, Temple of Heaven/Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs/Great Wall/in Xi’an, Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall/in Shanghai, the Bund, Shanghai Museum. From L.A., S.F., N.Y. or WA, DC, $1,679-$1,899 ppdo; land only, $1,399-$1,499 ppdo. Single supp., from $459. World Spree Travel (Bellevue, WA; 866/652-5656, www.worldspree.com).

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14 days, 13 nights in MALAYSIA. Departures April, May, Aug., Oct. 2020. Group limit, 6. Highlights: From Sandakan to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre/view wildlife from boat on Kinabatangan River/Gomantong Caves/Deramakot Forest Reserve, home to Sunda clouded leopard, varied bird species. From UK, from £3,495 (near $4,429) ppdo; land only (12 days), from £2,895 ($3,668) ppdo. Single supp., from £795 ($1,007). Wildlife Worldwide (Long Barn South, Sutton Manor Farm,...

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18 days, 17 nights. Departures May-July, Sept., Oct. 2020. Highlights: Fly from Antananarivo to coastal town of Morondava/Tsingy de Bemaraha Nat’l Park/Kirindy Reserve, home to fossas, lemurs/“Avenue of the Baobabs”/rainforests in Ranomafana Nat’l Park/en route to Andasibe-Mantadia Nat’l Park, Peyrieras Reptile Reserve. $4,003 ppdo. Single supp., $647. Undiscovered Destinations (The Old Post Office, 63 Saville St., North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, NE30 1AY...

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14-day, 13-night private guided tour. Highlights: Fly from Lima to Cuzco/Sacred Valley town of Urubamba/ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo/Machu Picchu/Sacsayhuaman/in Iquitos, La Casa de Fierro, Manatee Rescue Center/cruise Amazon on 124-foot M/V Amatista/Pacaya Samiria Nat’l Reserve, home to macaws, sloths, caimans. From $4,725 ppdo. Single supp., $2,250. Lost World Adventures (Decatur, GA; 800/999-0558, lostworld.com).

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