Make the most of the upcoming year by planning ahead and booking some of the top new and returning adventures. We’ve lined up the most popular tours for you so you can get some travel inspiration for the new year.
Here are the top small-group tours for 2017:
Rwanda & Tanzania offer the best possible combination of incredible wildlife encounters and cultural experiences. This 15-day itinerary is a shorter combination of two of our popular African tours – Kenya & Tanzania and Uganda & Rwanda. If you’re a wildlife-lover at all, you will LOVE this tour.
This may be the grandest wildlife adventure anywhere for those who are lovers of the BIG CATS - lions, tigers, and leopards!
India is not typically known for having lions, as they are normally associated with an African safari. Lions at one time roamed from southern Africa all the way to India. That band no longer exists and today lions typically roam only south of the Sahara in south and east Africa. There is, however, a small pocket in northwestern India where lions still roam in the wild. This remote and seldom-visited region features Gir National Park where we will search for the rare Asian Lion. This 20-day itinerary will also offer visits to New Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jawai Dam and the famous Ramtek Temples. It's the perfect mix of wildlife and culture.
With Sicily’s natural wonders and architectural gems, and Malta’s impressive landscape and rugged life, these two Mediterranean islands showcase a blend of rich culture, architecture, and history. Explore the splendors of the Mediterranean on this 14-day itinerary. There’s nothing quite like Europe in September, and we are so excited to bring a little bit of unique Western Europe to our ElderTrekkers!
The lush island of Sumatra, fifth largest in the world, is one of Indonesia's most important islands and perhaps its most beautiful. With its many tribes, cultures, wildlife reserves, jungles, rivers, spectacular waterfalls and crater lakes, the island is a joy for any traveler interested in natural beauty and diverse cultures. It is a truly extraordinary destination with its remarkable wealth of sights and sounds, all set within some of the most beautiful landscapes to be seen anywhere. One of the highlights of the Sumatra tour is visiting the endangered Sumatran Rhino, where little to no other tour groups go.
As cold as Iceland can be, it never seems to cool off the hot-list! On this trip, you will explore the rugged beauty of this North Atlantic island nation. For most people, the name Iceland conjures up little more than snow and ice. But it is much more than ice - in its sagas, puffins, glaciers, fjords, active volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs, you'll find the perfect blend of nature, culture, and history.
Experience Patagonia's most stunning panoramas by vehicle, by boat and during spectacular hikes. What makes this trip different from our Patagonia Hiking trip is a much greater focus on wildlife, in search of feral horses, the elusive puma, humpback whales, and penguins. Our 18-day active adventure travels through one of the planet's wildest spaces.
Papua New Guinea is like no other place on earth - culturally rich and geographically remote, with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally interesting places on earth, with many of its tribal people following a traditional lifestyle. This adventure has been designed to experience the villages and people of Papua New Guinea. In order to do this, we visit a number of local villages and we overnight in one village. Papua New Guinea is the perfect place for the adventure traveler who's been almost everywhere!
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