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Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Essential Botswana

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 168 / day
$ 1,510
From : $ 2,114
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Did you know that rhinos come out to play when the sun goes down? Let us prove it to you during a sunset 4WD through the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Try and tell the difference between your buddy’s snores and the sound of wild hippos while camping in the heart of the Okavango wilderness.
  • There's nothing more relaxing than feeling the African sun on your face as you lie back in a mokoro, eyes closed while your expert poler propels you through the Okavango Delta.
  • Elephants never forget, and you won’t forget them either. Cruise down the river in Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants.
  • Learn what life is like for the Hambukushu people, traditionally considered masters of fishing, boat building, and making it rain.
Visits:
Kalahari Desert, Maun, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Explore Ireland & Scotland

11 days
$ 1,704
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Blarney Stone and bagpipes, oh my! This vacation gives you equal time in Ireland and Scotland.
  • Stroll through the streets of cosmopolitan Dublin and enjoy a pint of Guinness at a local pub.
  • Dive into a local delicacy of oysters in the seaside city of Galway on Ireland's west coast.
  • Hike up Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh for fantastic views over Scotland's historic capital.
  • Feel at one with nature amongst the rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye.
Visits:
Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Glasgow, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, The Isle of Skye, Ireland
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Classic Ireland

7 days
$ 1,334
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Tour the factories of your favorite Irish stouts and spirits in Dublin, from the Guinness Storehouse to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery.
  • Sample homemade goods and shop homemade wares at Cork's English Market, which has been operating since 1788!
  • Explore Ireland's first national park in Killarney, where you'll stumble upon castle ruins, scenic lakes, waterfalls and more.
  • Take the perfect selfie at Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's dramatic sea cliffs which rise over 700 feet above sea level.
  • In County Clare, live like royalty as you enjoy stays on castle grounds!
Visits:
Cork, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with ...

13 days
$ 215 / day
$ 2,789
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Delhi: Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration
  • Agra : Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by tonga, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Bharatpur–ranthambore national park: Travel by train
  • Ranthambore national park : Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle
  • Jaipur: Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal
  • Nepal : Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Hanuman Dhoka, the Temple of Kumari, and Boudhanath; excursion to Patan including Durbar Square; Host service during your stay
  • Discover India—a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage—and Nepal, birthplace of Buddha and home to some of the world’s most dramatic scenery
  • On this India and Nepal tour, you’ll visit some of the region’s most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences
Visits:
Agra, Bharatpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Fatehpur Sikri, India, Nepal
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The Sicilian

10 days
$ 240 / day
$ 2,399
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Palermo: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Norman cathedral in Monreale, and the cathedral; lunch at Focacceria San Francesco
  • Erice: Visit the hilltop town and try the famous almond biscuits and Marsala wine
  • Motya: Boat cruise; visit museumMARSALA AREA
  • Sciacca: Take pictures from the panoramic viewpoint
  • Agrigento: Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples
  • Piazza armerina: Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale
  • Caltagirone: See the famous Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte
  • Ragusa: Guided walking tour of the Ibla district, visit St. George Cathedral
  • Modica: Chocolate tasting at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto; dinner at a local restaurant
  • Noto: Guided walking tour, visit San Nicolò Cathedral
  • Syracuse: Guided visit of the archaeological site
  • Catania: See St. Agata Cathedral, Piazza Duomo, and Via Etnea
  • Savoca: See the Church of Santa Lucia; taste granita and brioche at Bar Vitelli
  • Taormina: Orientation, visit the Greek theater; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Your 10-day Italy tour of Sicily is packed with architectural treasures that have withstood the ages
  • You’ll begin your tour with guided sightseeing in Palermo’s ornate city of piazzas, markets, and churches
Visits:
Agrigento, Mount Etna, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Lisbon & Northern Spain

12 days
$ 238 / day
$ 2,859
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Lisbon : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos MonasteryFÁTIMA
  • Porto : Guided sightseeing, visit the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; Port wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.
  • Vigo : Walking tour
  • La toja island: Enjoy a coffee and the spectacular view at the Gran Hotel La Toja and admire the shell-covered church
  • Santiago de compostela: Dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
  • Luarca : Stop in this pretty fishing village with its white houses
  • Oviedo : Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of San Salvador and enjoy a cider tasting SANTANDER
  • Bilbao : Guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum
  • San sebastian: Guided walking tour of the Old Quarter
  • Pamplona : Walk through the Calle Estafeta, followed by lunch with traditional tapas and Rioja wine at Basaburua restaurant
  • Saragossa : Visit Plaza de Pilar
  • Barcelona : Guided sightseeing; visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; farewell dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant
  • Explore the coastline of Portugal and Northern Spain on this fascinating vacation
  • In Portugal, you'll overnight in Lisbon and Porto, and enjoy guided sightseeing in both cities, including a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century, and in Porto, the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange, which was inspired by Granada’s Alhambra
Visits:
Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisbon, Oporto, Pamplona, Porto, Portugal, Spain
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Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy

14 days
$ 243 / day
$ 3,399
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Rome : Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Castel gandolfo: Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens
  • Sorrento–capri : By jetfoil
  • Capri: Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride
  • Pompeii : Guided walking tour of the excavations
  • Naples : Guided visit; pizza tasting
  • Bari: Guided walking tour
  • Lecce: Guided walking tour; taste pasticciotto with almond-flavored iced coffee
  • Alberobello: Guided walking tour; visit a trullo
  • Matera: Panoramic view of the Sassi houses
  • Scilla: Picture stop
  • Reggio calabria: Guided visit of the Bronzi di Riace museum
  • Strait of messina: Ferry crossing
  • Taormina: Visit the ancient Greek Theater; dinner at a local restaurant
  • Agrigento: Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples
  • Palermo: Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this awaits you on this fabulous “off the beaten path” vacation through Southern Italy and Sicily
  • If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you
Visits:
Agrigento, Matera, Mount Etna, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Sicily, Sorrento, Italy
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European Escape
Group Tour
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European Escape

9 days
$ 183 / day
$ 1,649
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Rome: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum
  • Florence: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
  • Venice: Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta dinner at a local restaurant
  • Lugano: Stop in the lakeside town
  • Lucerne: Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge
  • Paris: Guided sightseeing; enjoy a Seine Cruise
  • On this Escape, you can experience Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices
  • Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour
Visits:
Florence, Lucerne, Paris, Rome, Tuscany, Venice, France, Italy, Switzerland
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Essential Bali & Gili Islands

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 98 / day
$ 980
From : $ 1,372
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Float in the ocean, bake on the beach, and conquer a volcano: the island landscapes of Bali and Gili are epic.
  • Let a local show you their favourite dishes, from nasi campur to burbur, during a street food tasting in Seminyak. We know you didn’t come all the way to Bali to eat spaghetti.
  • Make like a sponge and soak up every drop of Ubud's relaxed atmosphere. A walk among the bright green rice fields is as Bali as it gets.
  • There's nothing like waking up at 3 am to climb a mountain, eh? Watching the sunrise from active volcano Mt Batur is worth every minute of sleep you lose.
  • Your leader will reveal the best of Gili Trawangan on a two-wheeled tour of the island, giving you insider info on the island that includes the snorkelling and the social scene.
Visits:
Bali, Ubud, Indonesia
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Essential Egypt

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 110 / day
$ 988
From : $ 1,383
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Cities like Cairo can be dizzying, but your local leader and guides are there for a reason – they'll have you heading straight for the best local spots.
  • Yep, the pyramids and Sphinx are awe-inspiring. But the smaller moments are special too – like kayaking on the Nile, dancing with Nubian locals and learning to spell your name in hieroglyphs.
  • Squeeze between stalls at an Aswan bazaar and meet a perfume merchant who will school you on everything from mummification to smelling pretty for a date.
  • Spend overnight cruising the Nile in a felucca, which is a bit like a floating living room. Stop at villages and temples by day and stargaze by night.
  • You’ll get plenty of free time in massive historical sites like Luxor, so you can grill your leader for tips on the way there and then set your own pace.
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, West Bank, Abu Simbel, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Essential Cambodia

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 91 / day
$ 815
From : $ 1,141
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Is Angkor the most incredible thing in South East Asia? Decide for yourself as you temple-hop with an expert local guide around the complex.
  • Appreciate the work of Friends International at their Futures Factory, a dining and creative space, dedicated to training vulnerable Cambodian youth to work in the hospitality industry.
  • Learn more about Cambodia's confronting but important history, with visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
  • A homestay in Banteay Chhmar puts you right in the heart of everyday village life in Cambodia
  • There's loads of free time to make your own fun and embark on your own experiences – zip-lining over rainforest or a cyclo tour, anyone?
Visits:
Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh , Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Killing Fields, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
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Five Days in Cappadocia

Intrepid Travel
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5 days
$ 85 / day
$ 425
From : $ 595
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • Cappadocia’s wonder is beautiful at all angles, but none more so than from on top. Consider the chance for a sunrise hot air-balloon ride, giving you the ultimate view of this awesome landscape.
  • Exploring the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli is mind-blowing – head four levels underground and discover where thousands of people used to live.
  • Get a dose of good old-fashioned Turkish hospitality, staying with a local family in a traditional guesthouse in Ortahisar and watching the sun set over the valley.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!
Visits:
Cappadocia, Istanbul, Turkey
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Real Turkey

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 89 / day
$ 1,335
From : $ 1,869
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Eat, swim, sunbake, repeat – that’s what will happen when you get cruising along Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline. The choice is yours if you’d like to go exploring, or just relax on deck.
  • Thought all the best Roman ruins were in Italy? Think again! Turkey is home to one of the best-preserved classical of Ephesus – so discover it just like Anthony and Cleopatra did 2000 years ago.
  • Take a group hike from the deserted ghost town of Karakoy over the hills to check out the stunning Blue Lagoon – your group leader will know all the spots to go to get the best vantage points.
  • The weird and wonderful world of Cappadocia might be the most unusual place in Turkey. Learn all about its fairy chimneys and sprawling rock formations from your expert local leaders.
  • The thriving metropolis of Istanbul is where East literally meets West. With the option to extend your stay here, you’ve got the power to continue your Turkish escapade right away!
Visits:
Antalya, Blue Mosque, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Troy, Turkey
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Real Canada

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
12 days
$ 180 / day
$ 2,155
From : $ 3,017
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Keep your eyes peeled for moose and woodland caribous among towering cedar trees in the fairytale forest of Mt Revelstoke National Park.
  • The spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies makes for the perfect opportunity to unleash your inner Nat Geo photographer. It’s really hard to take a bad picture here.
  • From rafting trips to glacier treks, this trip is packed full of optional outdoor activities, giving you the perfect chance to get your hands and boots dirty.
  • Spend a few days seeing what all the fuss is about in Whistler, North America’s premier outdoor adventure hotspot (and a very quaint village to boot).
  • As a small group travelling in a private vehicle, we can be flexible depending on your preferences. Want to make a detour? If the group agrees, go for it!
Visits:
Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Canada
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Real Delhi to Kathmandu

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 85 / day
$ 1,100
From : $ 1,540
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Start the trip in the chaos of Delhi. It's all kinds of crazy as well as all kinds of delhi-ciousness. Don't leave without your leader showing you where to get the best street food.
  • The Taj Mahal may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but do you know its poetic history? A local expert will fill you in.
  • Ditch your alarm, there’s only one way to wake up in this world and that’s with a sunrise sail along the Ganges.
  • Lumbini is no ordinary town. Visit the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and tour its temples and the legendary Ashoka Pillars.
  • Fall asleep to the calls of the jungle in Chitwan National Park, then embark on a jeep or canoe safari in search of rhino, deer, monkeys and a wide array of bird life
  • Fall in love with Nepal, prayer flags and spicy chai in fascinating Kathmandu.
Visits:
Agra, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, India, Nepal
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We used Gate 1 travel 6 times in the past and overall they were fairly good. Recently we had a somewhat unhappy experience with Gate 1. We reserved a trip to Mexico in May 2020. The airline was Aeromexico and it cancelled the flight in late April. Gate 1 cancelled the land trip at the end of March. Our initial deposit was through our VISA card which covered the airline cost and a small additional amount for the land tour. We made a mistake by paying the remaining balance by check due to the small additional discount. Aeromexico refused to reimburse us the ticket cost and only offered a voucher for future flight within 14 months. We informed Aeromexico that since they cancelled the flight they are required by law (department of transportation) to reimburse us the ticket cost. They told us that Gate 1 purchased the tickets for us so we have to get the ticket money from Gate 1. Gate 1 did something not very professional and possibly not legitimate. Gate 1 agreed to reimburse us the cost of the land trip. We thought it would pay back to our credit card company and deduct the airline cost from the initial deposit since Aeromexico wouldn't pay back the ticket cost. Instead Gate 1 fully reimbursed our entire initial deposit by credit card and then deducted the airline ticket cost from our remaining balance which we paid by check. By doing it this way we can no longer use our credit card company to settle the dispute with Gate 1. Gate 1 told us they will pay us back the ticket cost only if Aeromexico reimbursed them the ticket cost. Aeromexico then filed bankruptcy and we thought we have lost the ticket money. To our surprise Gate 1 sent us the ticket money last Tuesday and it took 18 months to get our money back. Our advice is not to pay the remaining balance by check. The saving is only 2% of the remaining balance since our credit card gives 3% discount for travel. We are confident that had we paid the entire amount by credit card then we would have got our ticket money back from Gate 1 much earlier.

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Gate 1 Cancelled The Tour - Will Not Refund Me My Money

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  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

Gate 1 cancelled my trip to Europe 4 days before departure, supposedly because of the Netherlands Quarantine Restrictions, this was one of 4 places I was scheduled to tour. They emailed me and called me twice to ensure I knew of the cancellation which I thought was odd. I was told by both of the Representatives that I would receive 100% of my money back within 2 weeks. I immediately checked their website and saw there were other tours going to the same locations after they cancelled my tour (I was traveling alone). After 2 weeks I checked my travel portal to find out that I am only receiving the "Land Tour Fee" back (Which I have not received yet). That the $700 for the Flight and the $299 I paid for the Travel Insurance is not being refunded. After 3 different calls requesting a manager call me to explain why they are keeping $1000 of my cash, today I received a call from a very rude manager who wanted me to only listen and not ask any questions, he treated me like I was his wife, not a customer who trusted that they would provide me the services I paid for. I get it Covid changed the world, stuff happens, that is why I paid the $299 for the Insurance, but Gate 1 Cancelled, not Me. After he hung up on me, I called Gate 1 back to ask the Representative how to use the Air Travel Credit, $700 in the future; she had no idea. There was no Cancellation Number or ID noted on my portal. I said "Okay." Next question: Why am I being charged the $299 for Travel Insurance that I can't use because Gate 1 cancelled the Tour. She used the analogy, "If you purchased Car Insurance then you cancel the Car Insurance, you do not get your money back....That is a Lie and when I said 'That is a Lie" she hung up on me. The Truth is: Yes, The Insurance Company does refund you your premium back because you did not use the Insurance, there may be prorated charges for the days used but you get refunded. The Insurance Company knows that is Fraud and Theft for keeping Money for Services not Rendered. I am so disappointed by the way Gate 1 is benefiting financially from those of Us who trusted the company. I'm shocked and can't believe they treated me in such an unprofessional manner.

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

Traveling alone can be fun!!

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I was a solo traveler on the Ms Farah, a Nile River Cruise. The crew was wonderful, the meals were ample snd creative and the tours through MISR Travel were excellent.

Egypt was safe, enjoyable and inspiring.

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Operator Avalon Waterways

We booked a trip to Greece about 3…

2.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 2.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 2.0

We booked a trip to Greece about 3 years ago. We booked 13 days Turkey Treasure last year and because of Covid-19 we booked in September 2021. The hotels were changed at the last minute. Most of the hotels were of poor quality The air conditioning were not delivering cold air. This is the last time I will use Gate1.

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

We are based in Melbourne

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We are based in Melbourne, Australia and have been on several tours which were booked through the Gate 1 Australian office based in Melbourne
We had booked 2 back to back European tours for earlier this year however covid19 put a stop to those and any travel outside Australia.
The team at the Melbourne office were outstanding and went out of their way to ensure a smooth booking process and credits when the tours were cancelled.
We can’t begin to tell you how very disappointed we and many others are with the decision to close the Australian office permanently.
Dealing with the Gate 1 office in the USA is impossible

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Operator Gate 1 Travel

Great service

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Great service, thank you guys!

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Operator Avalon Waterways

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