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Peru walking vacation

Highlights: •Take the cable car to Kuelap. •Glimpse Gocta, the 5th highest waterfall in the world. •Learn about Trujillo, the first Spanish city in Peru. •Enjoy the scenery walking to Cumbemayo. •Visit the Lord of Sipan, a hugely important archaeological treasure. Description: We start in Lima, the capital and then head on to Chiclayo on the coastal plains. We are here to visit the Senor de Sipan Museum, containing artefacts from perhaps the most important archaeological site in Peru. Next it’s south to Trujillo, a desert oasis between sea and mountains. We will see the Spanish colonial city, one of a few Hispanic sites we visit on this vacation. We also visit the ruined city at Chan ...Read more >
From £3,695 including UK flights

Walking vacation in Austria

Highlights: • Walk to the peak of the Hüttenkogel followed by a stroll through fragrant pine woods to the Palfner lake. • Ascend the Wetterkreuz with scenery of spectacular cliffs and verdant meadows. • Make use of the Post Bus network, mountain rail and cable ways to explore this region. • Discover parts of the long distance ‘Salzburger Almenweg’ trail. • Relax after a hard days walk in Bad Hofgastein with its vast spa complex of pools and green areas. Description: An hour south of Salzburg lies the small spa of Bad Hofgastein. Don’t worry that you may never have heard of it - we think it is set to become a star of our Austrian vacations as it has everything you could want from the Alps. ...Read more >
From £1,339 including UK flights

Nepal walking vacation

Highlights: •Get away from the tourist circuit at Bandipur and Kurintar. •Wake up to incredible Annapurna Mountain range views. •Enjoy guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. •Guided tour of the village of Bandipur to meet the locals. •Sightseeing and boat ride in Pokhara, visit world peace pagoda. Anybody who has experienced the sun rising across the Himalaya on a cold crisp morning will say it is life affirming. The enormity of the mountains and the scale of the vista transform one’s view of the world. As the world turns slowly from black through red and pink to white, body and soul will be captivated by the sight. There is nowhere in the world to enjoy this better than ...Read more >
From £2,270 including UK flights

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands wallking vacation

Highlights: • Come face to face with a Galapagos sea lion. • Walk under Chimborazo. • Explore Cuenca and Quito - beautiful colonial cities. • Peruse Saquisili Market - a huge market for locals and gringos alike. • Enjoy a walk amongst the lakes in the Cajas National Park. Description: Imagine an early stroll along the quay in Puerto Ayora, the pelicans and sea lions gathering in hope of some fisherman’s scraps. The sea lions have been known to relax on the sun loungers whilst waiting. Or picture the sun rising across snow covered Chimborazo on the barren altiplano. Perhaps the most diverse of all our Latin American vacations, this is as good a microcosm of Latin America as you will find. ...Read more >
From £5,299 including UK flights

Peru hiking vacation, small group

Highlights: • See iconic views of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate. • Walk, canoe and explore Amazon Rainforest flora and fauna. • Watch condors ride the wind currents at Colca Canyon. • Visit Taquile and floating islands of the Uros Indians. • Explore the streets of ancient and modern Cuzco. • Specialist local guides throughout the vacation. Description: Peru offers unsurpassed natural attractions to the traveler. The terrain is vast and varied, from soaring Andean peaks to the huge depth of the Colca Canyon to the Amazon rainforest. Of the world’s man made structures, Machu Picchu is surely the most famous of the stunning remains of the pre-Spanish era. The Inca inheritance adds extra ...Read more >
From £3,879 including UK flights

Sri Lanka walking vacation

Highlights: • Stroll around colonial Colombo at sunset. • Observe wildlife away from the crowds at Wilpattu National Park. • Explore in the rainforest at Sinharaja. • Travel by train through some of Sri Lankan’s most striking scenery. • Unwind on the beach at the end of your vacation. Description: We fly to Colombo for the chance to stroll through its colonial streets. Next, we head inland, pausing at the film set for ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’. We explore rain forest and rubber plantations. At Rajarata we have to chance to see Sri Lankan gem mines. This is lo-tech mining in the extreme. There is a mine 5 minutes' walk from our hotel, owned by the hotel. The manager will be delighted to ...Read more >
From £2,449 including UK flights

Orkney Islands walking vacation

Highlights: •Experience the Ring of Brodgar and 27 standing stones. •Walk to the Old Man of Hoy – look out for Bonxies! •Visit the Italian Chapel. •Watch the spectacular bird life. •Discover the neolithic Skara Brae. Description: The gentle scent of salt sea air permeates the atmosphere on Orkney. The classic harbour sounds of seagulls, yachts, and fishing boats unloading all create a sense of the surrounding sea that remains with you when you walk amongst evidence of human habitation since the beginning of time. Roam the margins between sea and land, along deserted cliffs or welcoming villages, across treeless landscapes dotted with monuments to man’s interaction with these remote ...Read more >
From £1,209 including UK flights

Northern Portugal walking vacation

Highlights: •Discover the valley of the Rio Peneda with its rustic trails, wild hillsides, intricate patchwork of fields and traditional farms. •Explore the mountain village of Castro Laboreiro. •Delight in the abundance of rare wild flowers, birds of prey and wild horses. •Visit isolated villages with high mountain meadows. •Enjoy the freedom of walking directly from our hotels. •Discover the rich natural beauty of the protected park. Description: The Peneda-Geres National Park is high country of outstanding natural beauty. Here the air is clear and the waters pure. This park contains some of the most beautiful and varied scenery found in the whole of the country and you’ll find an ...Read more >
From £995 including UK flights

Thailand and Myanmar hiking vacation

Highlights: • Watch the setting sun light over 2000 temples in Bagan • Relax at the former British hill station of Kalaw • Encounter the different ethnic minorities of Thailand and Myanmar • Indulge in Thai cooking in Chiang Mai, and local market visit • Waterfalls, national parks, monasteries and local family visits Description: This is a vacation well of the tourist track. We are a long way away from the tourist beaches in southern Thailand. We explore ancient cities and amongst ancient tribes who inhabit the countryside. Both Thailand and Myanmar are kingdoms with history stretching back through the ages. In Myanmar we will find remnants of British colonial occupation. Though of all the ...Read more >
From £2,775 including UK flights

Wales hiking vacation, Offa's Dyke northern path

Highlights: • Follow the first 50 miles of the route southwards from Prestatyn to Chirk Castle • Pass through the highest of the Clwydian Hills and cross the Dee Valley • Walk on heather clad hills and sites of iron age forts • Descend to World’s End, crossing Pontcysyllte aqueduct towards Chirk • Distances covered each day are less on this section than the others, so the days may be shorter. If time allows, afternoons will be spent sightseeing • Option to combine all three sections consecutively – the whole path runs for 177 miles from Prestatyn on the north Wales coast to Chepstow on the Severn Estuary Description: The Offa’s Dyke path runs for 177 miles from Prestatyn on the North Wales ...Read more >
From £775 excluding flights

Drakensberg Mountains vacation in South Africa

Highlights • Savour views of The Amphitheatre, an impressive cliff face and the world’s second highest waterfall, Tugela Falls. • Explore this untouched paradise following scenic trails. • Experience the awe-inspiring jagged peaks of the Great Wall Rock, and two very different centers on this tour of KwaZulu Natal. Description: As you approach the Drakensberg the view sends tingles down your spine. The great rock wall which the Zulus call the Barrier of Spears rises up before you, awe-inspiring jagged peaks rising to 3300m. Its scale is overwhelming, leaving even the most seasoned traveler speechless. You are spending two weeks inside this walkers’ paradise, based in two very different ...Read more >
From £2,445 including UK flights

Alpine walking vacation in Switzerland

Highlights: •Arosa lies between 1700-1800m, a perfect location for high grade alpine walking. •Explore the Schiesshorn, Weisshorn, Tiejer Flue and Matlishorn. •Walk above the treeline and experience breathtaking views. •Allow the cable cars to whisk you to well over 2000m. •Enjoy a fantastic mix of walks from the doorstep combined with easy transport links. •Explore a remote and undiscovered area of Switzerland. •120 miles of trails to explore. Description: Arosa has all the ingredients for the perfect Alpine vacation and you can experience it all with us. Many of our clients have fond memories of when we vacationed here over twenty years ago and little has changed since. The village itself ...Read more >
From £1,589 including UK flights

The Fisherman’s Trail hiking vacation, Portugal

Highlights: • Experience a mix of wild coast and countryside walks. • Discover the Historical Way and its journey between villages, Portugal’s agricultural heartland, forests of cork and oak, green meadows and valleys. • Explore the impressive Fisherman’s Trail along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. • Savour the Alentejo cuisine and wines. • Make use of carefully planned opt out points on many of the walks. Description: Offering 70 miles of wild Atlantic coastline and inland vistas of deep valleys, mountain ridges and forests of pine and oak, this is a region for nature lovers. The trails of south west Portugal’s Rota Vicentina support diverse habitats, alive with endemic plant life and ...Read more >
From £1,399 including UK flights

Jordan walking vacation

Highlights: •Walk the captivating Ibn Hammad gorge. •Discover rock tombs and The Treasury in Petra, the Rose Red city. •See obscure rock formations, sand dunes and beautiful night skies. •Explore the Dana Nature Reserve with its array of flora and fauna. Description: Jordan is a captivating country, full of history and spectacular landscapes. We’ll explore the capital Amman, with its colourful bazaars and ancient citadel, as well as visit the best-preserved Roman city in the Near East at Jerash. We’ll take a dramatic walk from the hot springs at Ibn Hammad, en route to the Dana Nature Reserve, and walk to a spectacular Eco lodge at Feynan. Admire the spectacular sand dunes of Wadi Rum, ...Read more >
From £2,799 including UK flights

Dorset and the Jurassic coast walking vacation

Highlights: • Dorset is one of the finest counties in England for walking with its dramatic coastline, ancient wooded valleys and secluded river valleys • Experience a mixture of interesting sea and inland walking routes offering panoramic views and access to small towns • Walks along the superb Dorset Coast Path which forms part of the South West Coast Path – the longest national trail in the UK • Four walking days with two days on the coast and two days inland Description: The 95 mile Jurassic coast illustrates three geological time periods of Earth history, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous, which collectively make up the Mesozoic Era, running from around 250 to 65 million years ago. ...Read more >
From £715 excluding flights

Sidmouth and the Devon Coast hiking vacation

Highlights: • Sidmouth is wonderfully situated for traversing picturesque coastal paths • Ramble on the South West Coast Path at the mouth of the River Sid • Enjoy treks in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site • Visit the Donkey Sanctuary nearby Description: Take in Incredible Scenery Devon coastal walks allow you to truly immerse yourself in the stunning landscape dotted across this charismatic location. You’ll meander marvellous tracks past sandstone cliffs, which change colour with the angle of the sun and transform from brilliant red to burnt umber. So, admire the contrast of the lush, green pastures and the blue haze of the sea, in this prime rambling region. You can choose from a ...Read more >
From £599 excluding flights

Northumberland walking vacation in England

Highlights: • Explore the wild Northumberland and Scottish border country • Visit the holy island of Lindisfarne • Discover the natural and industrial wonder of Cragside • Stroll through the remarkable Alnwick Garden • Walk to the dramatically located castles of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Description: Up here the air is clear and fresh, the clouds scurry by and the sun’s rays dapple the endless deserted sandy beaches. This is the place to blow the cobwebs away. We will include walks taking in rugged coastal paths, golden sands and the dramatic ancient castles of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and ruins of Dunstanburgh. Inland there are remarkable gardens at Alnwick Castle and Cragside. There is ...Read more >
From £699 excluding flights

South Africa walking vacations

Highlights: • Feel the spray from Victoria Falls and enjoy a sunset cruise. • Enjoy a mokoro trip and bush walks in the Okavango Delta. • Search for the Big Five on a Game Drive in Etosha National Park. • Witness the Namibian shifting sands and hike Dune 45 in Sossusvlei. • Observe 250-million-year-old trees in the petrified forest, Deadvlei. • Specialist African tour guide, bushman guide and local driver. • Discover Cape Town - visit Table Mountain, scenic views, plus a lunch platter and wine tasting in a vineyard. Description: Africa offers such real travel experiences. Where else can we enjoy our own David Attenborough wildlife moments, towering sand dunes, flooded delta, cascading ...Read more >
From £4,929 including UK flights

Algarve hiking vacation in Tavira

Highlights: •Enjoy a variety of coast and countryside walks. •Visit the spectacular Tavira Island beach with wide golden sands and calm sea waters. •Explore the Ria Formosa Natural Park. •Dine at local restaurants with local dishes and wines. •Discover beautiful coastal villages. •Make use of the flexibility of carefully planned opt out points on many of the walks. Description: The scent of orange groves and pine trees accompanies you as you ramble along ancient paths fringed with abundant wild flowers, to a viewpoint where you can rest and drink in the scenery and the silence. Tavira straddles the Rio Gilão as it meets the Atlantic Ocean and flows into the shallows of the offshore ...Read more >
From £1,149 including UK flights

Hong Kong walking vacation

Highlights: •Discover unspoilt hill country and outlying islands. •Enjoy fantastic walking in open countryside and along coastal paths. •Experience the clash of British and Chinese culture. •Observe the harbour and skyline, plus ride the Star Ferry. Description: Experience Hong Kong from a new perspective. Unspoilt hill country and outlying islands, where you walk through lush open countryside and along deserted coastal paths, far away from the crowds. Hong Kong is a beguiling place to visit; a teeming metropolis with a harbour surrounded by skyscrapers but with the attraction of walking in the backdrop of the relatively remote and unspoiled New Territories. The Chinese metropolis is full ...Read more >
From £2,565 including UK flights
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