Get ready for the ultimate South American adventure on this journey from the Andean heights of Ecuador through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay until finally arriving in the vibrancy of Brazil. Explore the Amazon Jungle, trek the Inca Trail, take a 4x4 through the Salar de Uyuni, experience life on a working estancia and witness the mighty Iguazu Falls. Discover the rhythm of the samba, salsa and tango, get off the beaten track, visit diverse and amazing natural wonders and collect a lifetime of memories on this truly epic adventure. With plenty of free time and a do-it-yourself approach, this is the perfect way to explore South America.
Meet a new travel crew on a solo traveller-only adventure through Morocco, visiting the hotspots from Casablanca to Marrakech. Travel from the Atlas Mountains to the endless sands of the Sahara, the medieval old town of Fes to the spice markets of Marrakech and out to the Atlantic coast at Essaouira. Admire the colourful mix between old and new, learn about ancient fallen cities and cross paths with nomadic Berber communities. You’ll travel and stay the local way, and with a leader to get you straight into the action, discover the many mysteries hidden within these majestic lands.
Price Per Night:$343.18 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 14, 2020through Sep 30, 2020
USA to Auckland, Cross the International Date Line, Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland to Coromandel to Rotorua Tour, Arrive Rotorua, Rotorua to Queenstown (Via Christchurch), Milford Sound Tour, At leisure, Queenstown, Coach transfer from Queenstown to Franz Josef, Franz Josef Glacier Tour...
Action packed and ready to take you on a wild ride, New Zealand Explorer brings you to the adventure. A three day inclusive escorted tour - complete with Kiwi guides - takes you around the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Get prepared to get outdoorsy, as you explore beautiful beaches, see spectacular scenery, famous Hot Water Beach and Karangahake Gorge. Head South to check out the mountainous Milford Sound and the grand glaciers at Franz Josef. These 11 nights will be sure to show you what makes New Zealand such a stunning natural phenomena.
Price Per Night:$177.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Nov 29, 2020
Bangkok, Sukhothai, Village Homestay, Village Homestay - Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Ao Nang/Krabi, Ko Yao Yai, Phuket
Combining the best of the north and south, this is the definitive Thailand tour. Travel from the clamour of the capital to the serenity of steamy rainforests; from atmospheric ruins to relaxed sun-drenched islands. Tour temples in Bangkok, bargain-hunt in lively Chiang Mai and then swim, snorkel or simply kick back on the divine beaches of the southern coast. This adventure is the perfect chance to visit the many attractions and treasures of Thailand.
Price Per Night:$749.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 05, 2020through Nov 15, 2020
Nairobi, Nairobi / Masai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve, Masai Mara / Nairobi / Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park, KENYA Amboseli National Park, TANZANIA Lake Manyara Village Visit, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro / Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti National Park...
Experience the Masai Mara, considered by many to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. This is the adventure of a lifetime with a panorama of vast natural spectacle at every turn. The itinerary includes Africa's most fabled game parks including the Olduvai Gorge, an archeological site excavated by the Leakeys.
Price Per Night:$1,081.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 13, 2021through Jun 15, 2021
Arrive Oslo, Oslo to Longyearbyen, Exploring Spitsbergen, Longyearbyen to Oslo
Short on time, but have an appetite for an epic adventure? This Arctic voyage crosses the 80th parallel along the northwest coast of Spitsbergen in a week. Take a Zodiac excursion to Ny London, cruise towards the base of the Monaco Glacier, learn about whaling history in Smeerenburg and see snow-capped mountains in Magdalenafjord. You’ll get your fill of all the Arctic classics – mountains and glaciers, cliffs and fjords, plus don’t forget to keep an eye out for the locals. Sightings of polar bears, reindeer, walrus and whales are all possibilities.
Price Per Night:$332.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 01, 2021through Dec 31, 2021
Alice Springs – Uluru, Uluru Sunrise, Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Want to see the Red Centre's greatest natural attractions in under three days? Easy. Jump on this trip and you'll get to admire Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon – the Lost City, Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden and North and South Walls – and weave through the gigantic boulders and gullies of Kata Tjuta. Experience the heart of the Red Centre with the best guides in the business who know the culture, people and Outback like the back of their hand. Spend you days gaining a deeper understanding into the spiritual importance of Uluru and its surrounds, and your nights camping on Australia’s red earth and dining under the stars.
Price Per Night:$160.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 19, 2022through Sep 17, 2022
Berlin, Berlin / Overnight Train, Krakow, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest, Bled, Venice
Head along the enchanting road through bohemian Europe on this 15-day Lonely Planet Experience from Germany to Italy. Travelling from historical landmarks and medieval squares to magical hilltop castles and romantic canals, this is a cultural crusade that’s teeming with local treasures. Wander beside murals on Berlin’s infamous wall, experience the underground vibes of Prague and Budapest’s bar scenes and stroll through classic Vienna in search of ornate palaces and manicured gardens. With the freedom to choose your own adventure in each city, you'll be captivated by the delightful towns and cities dotted through Central Europe – an adventure of fairytale proportions.
Price Per Night:$356.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 01, 2020through Mar 31, 2021
Stone Town, Zanzibar North Coast
The Spice Island of Zanzibar exudes exoticism – a remote, pristine paradise where the water is transparent, the beaches are powder-white, and the air is filled with the heady scent of spices. The very definition of a beachside bliss, this archipelagic gem – with its perfectly soft sands lying next to warm, turquoise waters, brimming with vibrant coral and tropical fish – is the ideal spot to flop and drop for four fun-filled days. Discover the blend of cultures in the local cuisine, wander the winding alleyways of historic Stone Town, delight your senses on an optional guided spice tour, or simply lay back and relax on one of Zanzibar’s world-renowned beaches.
Price Per Night:$269.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 22, 2021through Jun 05, 2021
Split, Sailing the Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik
Become immersed in Croatia's natural beauty while sailing the stunning Adriatic coast. Mix lazy days of swimming and beach going with time spent exploring medieval fortresses, sitting in lively restaurants, wandering cobbled streets and hiking to ancient ruins. Wind down in the evening and fall asleep onboard the boat, being lulled to sleep by the sound of lapping waves.
Price Per Night:$307.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 01, 2021through Dec 30, 2022
Experience the best of Santiago on this delightful city stopover. Contrast historical city streets with the tranquil beauty of one of Chile's most celebrated wineries and discover what makes this enigmatic city tick.
Price Per Night:$170.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 03, 2021through Mar 31, 2021
The Great Ocean Road, The Grampians, The Grampians to Adelaide
Drive to Australia’s southern hotspots on a fast-paced three-day jaunt from Melbourne to Adelaide. Stop by the world-class surf break of Bells Beach, spot wild koalas at Kennett River and be captivated by each twist and turn of the acclaimed Great Ocean Road. Soak up the dramatic horizon rendered by the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, learn about local First Nations history in the Grampians National Park and go chasing waterfalls on a scenic hike. With an expert local leader by your side and everything take care of, what’s not to like about a road trip between these two Aussie cities?
Price Per Night:$335.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 22, 2021through Aug 24, 2021
Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Anchorage
Spot killer whales, bears and playful sea otters on this six-day Lonely Planet Experience deep into Alaska's beautiful, icy heart. From Anchorage to Seward, journey past boreal forests, around mountain ranges and into the spectacular bay. Stroll along the remote beaches of Homer, count puffins nesting in the rugged cliffs, kayak past icebergs in Seward and experience the majestic calm of this vast wilderness. With local knowledge and some pretty epic lodgings along the way, experience Alaska on a true wilderness adventure.
Price Per Night:$304.64 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 18, 2021through Aug 01, 2021
St John's, Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Terra Nova National Park / Gander, Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, Louisbourg / North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island...
Price Per Night:$196.11 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 14, 2021through Sep 17, 2021
Porto, Baiona, Vigo, Redondela, Pontevedra, Caldas de Rei, Padron, Santiago de Compostela
Challenge yourself to a journey from pretty Porto to the historic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on an 11-day alternative coastal Camino trail. This Portuguese Camino trail passes through coastal Baiona, Vigo and Redondela, and joins the pilgrim route onwards to Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, Padron, and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. You’ll embark on a journey through the countryside in mostly north-western Spain, retracing the ‘Way of Saint James’, trekking past the Bay of Vigo, visiting old churches and quaint villages. As one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages, you’ll take part in a powerful journey through some idyllic landscapes and via some beautiful towns.
Trek through the incredible Annapurna region and be awed by the Nepalese Himalayas. These snow-capped peaks, mist-shrouded valleys, isolated communities and remote monasteries will inspire those with a bold spirit and a yearning for a definitive nature experience. Reach altitudes of more than 5000 metres, discover the ancestral traditions of the local people and immerse yourself completely in the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit. This is a challenging trip, but the sense of accomplishment will leave even the most seasoned trekker with some unforgettable memories.
Price Per Night:$210.73 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 11, 2021through Aug 29, 2021
New York (Newark), Philadelphia/Washington DC, Washington DC, Appalachian Mountains, Nashville, Louisville, Chicago, Sundusky, Niagara Falls, New York (Newark)
Hit the road on a trip like no other through the eastern USA, where each city is a culture unto itself. One day you’re in Nashville munching Southern-style biscuits for breakfast, the next you’re wandering around the iconic buildings of Chicago. This 18-29s tour is full of flexibility, making it perfect for the independent traveller who wants to see as much of this part of the country as possible in a short amount of time. The Victorian-era homes of Louisville, the winding Shenandoah River, thundering Niagara Falls and a sunset over Lake Erie – this is a real east USA adventure.
Price Per Night:$176.60 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 04, 2021through Sep 21, 2021
Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar / Kotor, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park / Zagreb, Zagreb, Ljubljana...
Grand standing capitals and quaint seaside villages, hidden mountain hamlets and a city set on water – Eastern Europe flaunts a pretty impressive display of attractions. Discover the best of this entrancing region, plus a whole host of its lesser-known spots, making your way down from Hungary through the Balkans and east over to Italy. Encounter the up-and-coming vibes of once war-ravaged Sarajevo, fall in love with the popular Dubrovnik, kick into adventure mode in Ljubljana and feast until your tastebuds are content in Italy. Get expert local guidance and travel with a small group of likeminded travellers on this exciting 26-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid.
Price Per Night:$232.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 17, 2021through May 01, 2021
Madrid, Granada, Ronda, Costa de la Luz / Tarifa, Seville, Cordoba, Valencia, Barcelona
Kick off this colourful Best of Spain tour in Madrid and let your imagination unfold on a journey through the beautiful Andalucian region. Visit the cities that reflect Spain's diverse history and culture. Experience a fiery flamenco performance in Seville and explore the mysterious maze of alleyways of the old Arab quarter in Albayzin. Follow your tastebuds to a tapas bar and wander among Gaudi's handiwork in Barcelona – this Spanish adventure is as colourful and diverse as the land itself.
Price Per Night:$263.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 14, 2021through Jul 21, 2021
Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
Get to know the heartland of Poland by visiting three of its most iconic cities: Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. This eight-day highlights tour of Poland will get you in the know with Soviet history, inspired by the variety of architecture and cultural richness of the country, and full of as much pierogi and vodka you can manage. Your curated tour includes a walking tour of each city, which will set you up with a solid grasp of each place, giving you the time to explore the winding laneways and diverse districts at your own pace. Let Poland please you with a journey through its urban attractions.
Price Per Night:$680.83 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
USA to Tanzania, Welcome to Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti, Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater to Nairobi, Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park...
Take in the beauty of Eastern Africa and its majestic plains with Across the East African Plains. With a variety of national parks and games reserves, you will have plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife up close and embark on a plethora of adventures. With Kenya and Tanzania as your backdrop for this exciting safari sojourn, you will truly experience all that the East African Plains have to offer.
Price Per Night:$1,940.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
USA to Johannesburg, Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa, Johannesburg to Kings Pool (via Maun), Activities at Kings Pool Camp, Kings Pool to Mombo Camp, Activities at Mombo Camp, Mombo Camp to Johannesburg (via Maun), Johannesburg to Sabi Sands, Activities at Singita Ebony Lodge, Sabi Sands to USA (via Johannesburg)
Visit the best big game reserves in all of southern Africa to see the planet’s most unbelievable creatures on the Ultimate Southern Africa Safari. Discover the ultimate safari experience in ultimate luxury. Staying at some of the most fabulous lodges in Africa, you will be surrounded by the African plains and big game. There will be no shortage of safari drives, relaxation and excellence as you uncover the beauty of southern Africa. Please note, from January until 31 May for the Greater Chobe National Park DumaTau will replace Kings Pool as Kings pool is closed for refurbishment. From 1 June, Kings pool will reopen and the package will then continue with that camp.
Price Per Night:$270.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 19, 2020through Dec 27, 2020
Tokyo , Nikko, Kyoto
Home to sumo wrestling, sake, geishas, karaoke and onsens, Japan’s got a lot going for it. And on this nine-day Lonely Planet Experience to some of its most acclaimed cities, you’ll get to see the country at its best. Take in the neon nightlife of Tokyo, relax in the manicured gardens of Nikko and discover thousands of years of culture and history in Kyoto. And have you heard about the food? World-class sushi, ravishing ramen, delectable donburi – you certainly won’t be going hungry. With your local leader to point you in all the right direction and plenty of time to explore at your own pace, experience the culture and charm of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Price Per Night:$928.10 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 28, 2021through Aug 18, 2021
Helsinki, Embarkation in Murmansk, Exploring Novaya Zemlya, Exploring the Kara Sea and Severnaya Zemlya, Exploring Franz Josef Land, Disembarkation in Murmansk, Helsinki
From the stunning wildernesses of the Russian Arctic to the bright lights of Helsinki, this is an adventure you’ll never forget. Make like a true polar explorer and voyage around unspoiled areas like Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. You’ll never get tired of gazing up at the face of a glacier or watching a calving iceberg. Polar bear encounters are a real possibility and there will be plenty of opportunities to spot walrus, seals, whales and wide variety of seabirds.
Price Per Night:$172.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 15, 2020through Nov 23, 2020
Bangkok, Ao Nang/Krabi, Ko Yao Yai, Phuket
Clear blue waters, white sands, swaying palm trees and a bungalow on the beach – they don’t call it Thai-riffic for nothing. Come and explore Thailand's capital, relax in the sun and try some of the choice food this region is renowned for. Exploring capital Bangkok, Ao Nang, Ko Yao Yai and Phuket, you’ll be hitting the best of the best in Thailand, getting all the time you need to hit the bustling streets and manic markets, or just basking on the shores of some of the best beaches in the world. It’s all fun and games that await, so jump right into the heart of Thailand’s best.
Brimming with incredible landscapes and extraordinary diversity, Bali and Lombok are perfect havens for curious, active travellers. Go white water rafting outside Ubud, stroll through rice paddies and quaint villages en route to Candidasa, wind your way along the slopes of Mount Agung to the beach, climb the mythical route to Lempuyang Temple, trek through monkey-filled forest to Mt Rinjani, and snorkel in search of sea turtles in the remote Gili Islands. Learn about Balinese cultures and traditions along the way, from Hindu temples to old-fashioned blacksmithing. With a healthy dose of beachside chill-time thrown in, this Bali and Lombok adventure strikes the perfect balance.
Price Per Night:$347.92 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 14, 2020through Dec 14, 2020
Port Macquarie, Gold Coast, Noosa Heads, Fraser Island, Rockhampton, Hamilton Island, Mission Beach, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
Explore the epic Eastern Australian coastline on a journey that takes you spectacular Sydney to the glamorous Gold Coast. Cruise to pristine Fraser Island and the Whitsundays, and head to tropical Cairns to discover the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef. There are hinterland experiences too - you'll taste premium wines in the Hunter Valley and tour a remote Rockhampton cattle station.
Price Per Night:$242.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 17, 2020through Dec 19, 2020
San Jose, Puerto Viejo, Boquete, Baru Volcano & Panama City, Panama Canal & Gamboa Rainforest, Panama City
From the deep rainforests of Panama to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, witness all the natural splendour of Central America from your unique vantage point in the saddle. Costa Rica and Panama are the epitome of Central American and Caribbean living, with a diversity of wildlife and rich local cultures waiting to be discovered. This cycling adventure takes you off the beaten path for a journey that's not restricted to the mainland, with voyages to tropical archipelagos and isolated islands surrounded by active volcanoes.
Price Per Night:$223.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 27, 2021through Apr 10, 2021
Amman, Dead Sea (Hiking), Petra, Petra (Hiking), Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum (Hiking), Madaba (Hiking), Madaba
Experience the beauty and culture of Jordan on this exhilarating trekking adventure. Wander the streets of modern Amman, wind your way through breathtaking shepherd's paths in Mukair, float in the famously salty Dead Sea, get off the beaten track around ancient Petra, be dazzled by the famous Treasury building, join the Bedouins for a magical desert adventure, and marvel at Byzantine mosaics in Madaba. This is Jordan at its active, action-packed best.