Tours

Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo courtesy of Intrepid Travel

11-day, 10-night “easy”-level tour in Canada’s Alberta province. Departures Dec. 5 & 19, 2021. Group limit, 13. Highlights: In Edmonton, Royal Alberta Museum/ town of Peace River to see northern lights/in Jasper Nat’l Park (home to moose, elk, bears), ice walk in Maligne Canyon/hike to foot of Athabascar Glacier/choice of activities at Lake Louise/snowshoe hike in Banff Nat’l Park/Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park/free day in Calgary. $4,255 ppdo. Single supp., $935. Intrepid Travel (New York, NY; 800/970-7299, www.intrepidtravel.com).

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9-day, 8-night “easy to moderate” ecotour. Departures March-April, June-Aug., Dec. 2021. Highlights: Near San Isidro, Toucan Rescue Ranch wildlife sanctuary, home to sloths, toucans/two species of monkeys in Cahuita Nat’l Park/whitewater rafting on Sarapiquí River in La Selva Biological Station, home to coatimundis, otters, anteaters/soak in hot springs at base of Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Cloud Forest for rare birds/Carara Nat’l Park, home to scarlet macaws, ocelots/depart from San José. $3,998-$4,248 ppdo. Single supp., $598. Wild Planet Adventures (San Rafael, CA...

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14-day, 13-night expedition in Mongolia, June 30-July 13, 2021. Group limit, 6-12. Highlights: Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Muron/jeep ride to ger (yurt) camp at Hövsgöl Lake/return to Ulaanbaatar for visit to Khogno Khan ger camp/16th-century Erdene Zhu Monastery/in the Gobi Desert, “Fighting Dinosaurs'' fossil, Bulgan hot spring, Flaming Cliffs, Yol Valley/in Gobi Gurvansaikhan Nat’l Park, visit family of nomadic herders/Naadam Festival/Gandan Monastery. $8,495 ppdo. Single supp., $2,095. Internal air, $650. MIR Corporation (Seattle, WA; 800/424-7289, www.mircorp.com)....

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17 days, 16 nights in PAKISTAN. Customizable private tours with guide, driver. Group limit, 16. Highlights: In Islamabad, Folk Heritage Institute, Faisal Mosque/fly to Chitral to visit 14th-century fort/visit homes of Kafir tribe in Yarkhun Valley/Shandur Pass at 12,139 feet for views of Hindu Raj and Hindukush mountain ranges/in Hunza Valley, ancient Altit Fort, Baltit Fort/in Khaplu, 14th-century Chaqchan Mosque/8th-century Manthal Buddha Rock in Skardu/in Taxila, ruins dating to 5th century BC, museum. Example price, for 2 people, $4,000-$4,200 ppdo. Single supp., $600. Sitara Travel (...

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13 days, 12 nights on GREECE’s largest island. Departures April 14, May 6, Oct. 7, 2021. Highlights: Malia for Minoan Palace ruins/windmills on Lasithi Plateau in Dykti mountains/13th-century church frescoes in Panagia Kera/ruins of Minoan palace complex at Gournia, dating to 2nd century BC/ruins of Bronze Age Palace of Knossos/Chania/boat ride to Lissos/ruins of 9th-century-BC Eleutherna/Heraklion Archaeological Museum. £3,975 (near $5,343) ppdo. Single supp., £580 ($780). Peter Sommer Travels (Monmouth, Wales, UK; in US, 855/443-3027, www.petersommer.com).

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6-day, 5-night family adventure in FINLAND, Dec. 23-28, 2021. Highlights: Transfer from Rovaniemi to resort for reindeer safari, visit from Santa Claus with children’s gifts, shaman ceremony for crossing Arctic Circle/ice fishing, dogsledding, eSled snowmobiling (thermal outfit provided). $3,329 per person, double occupancy (ppdo); $7,788, family triple (total), or $9,157, family quad (total). A family is two adults and one or two children age 6-12. 50 Degrees North (Lillehammer, Norway; in US/Can., 888/880-0286, us.fiftydegreesnorth.com).

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12 days, 9 nights (includes 2 days’ transit) to learn about East Africa conservation issues, Nov. 2-13, 2016, and March 23-April 3, 2017. Highlights: From Kilimanjaro, transfer to Arusha/in Tarangire National Park, up close with elephants/Lake Manyara National Park, home to flamingos, tree-climbing lions/in Serengeti National Park, Leakey digs at Olduvai Gorge/Ngorongoro Crater. $5,799 ppdo (2-6 people). Custom departures, $5,599-$6,699, based on group size. Single supp., $549; custom, $799. Deeper Africa (Boulder, CO; 888/658-7102, www.deeperafrica.com).

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8-day, 7-night walking tour in northern ITALY, Sept. 17-24, 2016. (“Moderate” level; 8-9 miles per day over 6 days.) Highlights: Transfer from Pisa to Volterra for Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, tombs/in San Gimignano, medieval tower houses/walled castle of Monteriggioni/in Siena, 12th- to 13th-century fresco-filled Palazzo Pubblico. £2,895 (near $4,160) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single, £5,790 ($8,320). ATG Oxford (274 Banbury Rd., Oxford, England, OX2 7DY, U.K.; phone +44 [0] 1865 315 678, www.atg-oxford.co.uk).