If you love to hike, you may also 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 Scheduled Group and Custom Trips. Here is just a taste.
In the little-traveled north, Laos Unveiled takes you to Lanten, Ikhor, and Hmong villages and ends with a riverboat to Nong Khiau and Luang Prabang. Learn more >
A Hiker’s Paradise shows off the pines, wildflowers, distant snowy peaks, idyllic farmhouses, cheery folks, and distinctive architecture of the lovely Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Phobjikha Valleys. Read more >
Untamed Patagonia explores the remote, spectacular Aysén region, hiking in not-yet-open Patagonia National Park and from Chile to Argentina where there are no roads. Read more >
Machu Picchu & Urubamba roams the Sacred Valley from the ruins of Ollantaytambo, delves into Cusco’s Incan walls and colonial architecture, and hikes through exquisite Machu Picchu. Learn more >
Village to Village in Ladakh offers an intimate look into daily life in the Indian Himalaya, spending nights in remote villages, exchanging perspectives with their residents. Learn more >
Heart of Diversity plunges into jungles, marshes, and savannah in search of mountain gorillas, forest elephants, and other incredible wildlife, based from luxury eco-lodges. Learn more >
A remarkable day hiking trip—with sightings of elephant, giraffe, and more—Treasures of Zambia ventures through the South Luangwa Valley and Lower Zambezi, finishing in Kafue National Park, which you reach by helicopter. Learn more >