Day Hiking Journeys

Day Hiking & Easy Trekking


“I did not want to stare at Bhutan from the window of a bus...I wanted to really be there. My GeoEx hiking excursion filled the bill.” –Irene S.

If you love to hike, you may want to consider our large roster of day hiking journeys. They tend to offer less-rigorous routes, more cultural exploration, and atmospheric, comfortable lodgings. From the Cocora Valley of Colombia to Yunnan province in China, these options abound for both Group and Custom Trips. Here is just a taste.

Laos Unveiled: Exploring the Treasures of the North

Not that the rest of Laos is all that traveled, but this unusual trip takes us into the country’s decidedly less traveled north, where, for a little over a week, we’ll roam in fabulously green hills, visit remote, traditional villages, and visit intelligently conceived sustainable tourism projects.

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Bhutan: A Hiker's Paradise

Paradise. Eden. We use these words to describe Bhutan. We try to avoid gilding already resplendent lilies, but we’re committed to accuracy; as far as we and our many Bhutan travelers are concerned, a trip to the Dragon Kingdom is a little like going to heaven without all the bother and expense of dying. (Thanks to the master, P. G. Wodehouse, for that line.)

On this particularly paradisiacal trip we take advantage of Bhutan's eye-caressing landscapes with a series of day hikes in some of its loveliest valleys: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Phobjikha. And each night we stay in a delightful hotel, guesthouse, or local lodge, enjoying the pleasures of Bhutanese hospitality and comfort.

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Untamed Patagonia: Exploring & Conserving a Wild Frontier

After decades of traveling to the southern tip of the Americas, we thought it impossible to get any farther off the grid in this part of the world. Until we did. This adventure takes us into the impressively remote Aysén region to explore a national park in the making, to hike across the Chile-Argentina border where there are no roads, and to luxuriate in a wonderfully isolated, welcoming lodge set on a pristine alpine lake.

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Peru: Hidden Corners

Leave the history books behind when you travel to Peru to see firsthand amazing structures from the Incan empire. This customizable journey brings the past to life, revealing the cultural wealth from Cusco to Machu Picchu.

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Africa: Treasures of Zambia

This rare, handcrafted walking and canoeing safari explores the spectacular scenery of the game-rich savannah and floodplains of Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley, the Lower Zambezi, and Kafue National Park, all based from some of the continent’s most fetching and reposeful camps and small lodges.

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