Tours

11 days, 10 nights. “Strenuous” hiking. Departures Jan. 19, June 29 & Aug. 31, 2019. Group limit, 6. Highlights: From Entebbe, Uganda, to Kibale Forest for chimp walk/night game drive in Queen Elizabeth N.P./gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable N.P./track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes N.P., Rwanda/Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. From $9,995 ppdo (includes 2 chimp visits & 2 gorilla permits). Single supp., $1,295. The Africa Adventure Company (Fort Lauderdale, FL; 800/882...

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6-day, 5-night tour, June 28-July 3, 2019, to see total solar eclipse in CHILE. Highlights: Fly Santiago to La Serena for astronomer’s talk/in Elqui Valley, pisco (Peruvian brandy) distillery, artisan town of Pisco Elqui/astronomer guide at Cruz del Sur Observatory/near Vicuña, Mamalluca Hill Observatory for eclipse (July 2)/in Coquimbo, Cruz del Tercer Milenio. $4,170 ppdo. Single supp., 50%. Lost World Adventures (Decatur, GA; 800/999-0558,  www.lostworld.com).

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Woman from the Bedik tribe in Senegal. Photo courtesy of Spector Travel

9 days, 8 nights. Departures Nov. 17, Dec. 29, 2018 & March 16, 2019. Highlights: In SENEGAL, watch Fulani women harvest salt from pink Lake Retba/Dakar/ferry to historic island of Gorée for House of Slaves and Door of No Return/ferry from Barra to Banjul in THE GAMBIA/Tanje Village Museum/University of The Gambia. $2,999-$3,499 ppdo (per dates). Single supp., $490. Spector Travel of Boston (Boston, MA;...

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6 days, 5 nights. Departures October 2018-April 2019. Highlights: In Reykjavik, Northern Light Centre/in Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, hot springs, mud pools/in Hvolsvöllur, Lava Centre/Skaftafell National Park/village of Hveragerði/swim in Blue Lagoon. From £1,495 (near $1,995) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Regent Holidays (6th Floor, Colston Tower, Colston St., Bristol, England, BS1 4XE, U.K.; phone +44 203 733 4931, www...

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5-day, 4-night lecture tour in Venice, ITALY, Oct. 4-8, 2018, celebrating 500th anniversary of artist Jacopo Tintoretto’s birth. Escorted by expert in 16th-century Italian art. Highlights: Gallerie dell’Accademia/Scuola Grande di San Rocco/at church of I Gesuiti, the painting “Assumption of Mary”/in 14th-century Palazzo Ducale, “Il Paradi­so”/at island church of San Giorgio Maggiore, a ...

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10 days, 9 nights in northwestern INDIA, Nov. 11-20, 2018. Five days of horseback riding, 4-6 hours per day, beginner to advanced. Weight limit, 220 lbs. Group limit, 8-12. Highlights: New Delhi tour/train into Thar Desert/in village of Baghsara, help screen patients for free eye surgeries/horseback to Dugastau to deliver goats to villagers/in Chua, pediatric program plus games on horseback/Pushkar Camel Fair. From $5,950...

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14-day, 13-night tour, Feb. 24-March 9, 2019. Group limit, 12-18. Highlights: In Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, cyclo ride through Old Quarter/2-day cruise on Ha Long Bay, Hon Gai Harbor/fly to Hue for Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda/in Hoi An, Museum of Cham Sculpture/Ho Chi Minh City/Cai Rang Floating Market. $1,875-$2,085 ppdo (per group size). Single supp., $730. Nawpaq Expeditions (Los Pinos 156, Apt. 702,...

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11-day, 10-night safari. Departures Oct. 1, 2018 & June 2, 2019. Highlights: Safari in Okavango Delta, home to lions, Cape buffalo, warthogs/mobile camp in Moremi Game Reserve for wildlife drives, boat safari/fly to Makgadikgadi Pan in Kalahari Desert for stargazing with astronomer and walks with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen. $14,999-$16,499 ppdo (per dates). Single supp., $1,999-$3,800. Deeper Africa (Boulder, CO; 888/658-7102, www.deeperafrica....

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