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Country Walkers

4.9 Excellent
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This operator is an Active Member in good standing in the United States Tour Operator Association and part of the $1 million traveler insurance program
# of trips 6 Trips
Type Global Operator
Service Level Luxury
Trip prices $ 2,198 - $ 7,498
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94% Recommend
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Value
4.9
Guide
4.9
Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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Catherine
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2021-03-24
5.0
Country Walkers Company Reviews by Country Walkers
Breathtaking Beauty
The Olympic Peninsula is unique and stunningly beautiful. Walking in rainforests surrounded by huge trees, ferns taller than people and sharing it with others happy travelers is special. It was so quiet and peaceful. I never expected to be so awed by an area. But there are other areas such as the beaches and the mountains that we also visited. Everything in one fantastic area.
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HikerVicky
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2021-03-24
5.0
Country Walkers Company Reviews by Country Walkers
Olympic Gold Medal for Olympic National Park trip
I had read about "forest bathing" before this trip, but as I walked in Olympic National Park I experienced firsthand the benefits of being in the forest, especially with wonderful guides who were able to point out trees, plants, and animals that we would have missed on our own. Planning next year's trip already with Country Walkers.
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Allie
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2021-03-24
5.0
Country Walkers Company Reviews by Country Walkers
The Best Way to Vacation!
From Sol Duc Falls to the Lake of Quinault, every moment was magical. Our tour guides, Heather & Eric, were knowledgable, kind fantastic people, who guided us through the Olympic Peninsula with ease. I HIGHLY reccomend to any one of any age. A memorable experience that my family will look back on fondly.
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linda s
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2021-03-24
5.0
Country Walkers Company Reviews by Country Walkers
Awe Inspiring Experience
This itinerary should be on everyone's bucket list. You'll never look at trees the same way again! Highly recommended!!
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Bari
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2021-03-24
5.0
Country Walkers Company Reviews by Country Walkers
An incredible week in Vermont
Country Walkers provided an amazing and fabulous trip for me and my 12 girlfriends. The guides were outstanding. The itinerary and food were fantastic. I highly recommend this trip.
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Happy Hiker
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2021-03-24
5.0
Country Walkers Company Reviews by Country Walkers
One of the best trips ever!
This was an amazing, in-depth experience inside the beauty of Vermont’s fall foliage and it’s unique culture and history. I can’t say enough about our fabulous guides and their vast amount of knowledge, impeccable planning and attention to detail, compassion and patience. The itinerary included the perfect balance of hiking, sightseeing, eating and down time in our wonderful accommodations. Vermont speaks for itself, but I can’t think of any better way to have seen it! Thank you Country Walkers.
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Launched in 1979, and based in Vermont, Country Walkers is committed to providing authentic local experiences through guided and self-guided walking tours.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

With 35 years in the business, Country Walkers is a leading tour operator, known for in depth itineraries which are constantly updated to provide the most authentic local experience. Their staff are extremely knowledgeable, having been on the trips themselves, and have a deep connection with the people and places you will visit. Average group size ranges from 10-14 people, with an emphasis on personal attention from guides. 

Who Travels With Them?

Those seeking an immersive travel experience, where contact with the locals and participating in local customs is a highlight, will greatly enjoy traveling with Country Walkers. In particular solo travelers seeking self guided tours have found them to be extremely helpful. Trips are offered in a range of prices, through extreme budget options will be tougher to find.

Where Do They Operate?

Country Walkers operates tours all over the world, in Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia and the South Pacific. Accommodations are provided in locally owned and operated establishments wherever possible.

How Does it Work?

They emphasise an immersive experience, and focus on not rushing from place to place. Itineraries can be heavily customized to suit your specific interests and you can choose between a group tour, private tour, or go solo. Trips are generally a combination of adventure, walking tours, and luxury, allowing you to truly have a fully encompassing experience. 

Why Travel With Them?

Country Walkers demonstrates a commitment to giving back to local communities, appreciation of every individual's travel style, and focus on slow travel where you will learn from experts in the field. Group sizes are small so if you’re seeking to get to know your travel companions well, explore local customs and cultures, and have a range of interests, you will enjoy a trip with Country Walkers.

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From Country Walkers

Awards from the likes of Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, and Outside are gratifying, but it’s our thousands of repeat guests that really make us proud. Ask any of them and they’ll tell you why we’re different: Wine tastes better when you drink it with the vintner. Tagines taste better when you prepare them with a top Moroccan chef. Landscapes are more beautiful when you share them with friendly locals. And exotic lands are more stunning when they begin to feel like home.

Our 35 years of experience, meticulously researched itineraries, hyper-local, virtuoso guides, and worldwide network of colleagues ensure that your next Country Walkers trip will bring you into a destination’s beating heart—and leave it lingering in yours for years to come.

At Country Walkers, our well-traveled staff works hard to handcraft unique and creative experiences that immerse you in a destination. We’re also committed to keeping your experience worry free—guaranteeing all Country Walkers departure dates no matter the group size and maintaining itineraries free of hidden costs. Add to that our commitment to customer service and individualized care—before, during, and after your trip—and you’ve got a recipe for unforgettable adventures.

No one shows you the world better than Country Walkers. We've been leading the way in active travel for 34 years!

At Country Walkers, we want you to experience the best the world has to offer, whether that means midnight kayak rides through Icelandic lagoons or games of khuru with Bhutanese villagers. That’s why our intrepid staff travels the world to handcraft unique and creative experiences to immerse you in a destination. It’s also why we’re so committed to keeping your experience worry free—guaranteeing all Country Walkers departure dates no matter the group size and maintaining itineraries free of hidden costs. Add to that our commitment to unparalleled customer service and individualized care—before, during, and after your trip—and you’ve got a recipe for unforgettable adventures.

At Country Walkers, we love sharing the world with travelers like you. That’s why we’re so committed to creating exceptional guest experiences, day in and day out. From the first moment when you call (you’ll be greeted by a real person, not a push-button directory!) through your final, joyful recap of your adventure’s highlights, we’ll be there for you. We’re dedicated to helping create a travel experience that exceeds your expectations.

Group Departures: If you’re looking to experience the best of a place without worrying about managing logistics or wrangling maps, then our guided Group Departures are the perfect choice for you. In the care of our “best in the business” local guides, you’ll be perfectly positioned to experience the best of a place—with an intimate group of travel companions to share in the adventure. Since our trips boast a 1:7 guide-to-guest ratio, with two guides leading each group of eight or more, you’ll have plenty of one-on-one time with guides and fellow guests alike, perfect opportunities to learn about the local lore, history, and culture that make destinations come alive. And you never have to worry about what’s included: we handle virtually every breakfast, lunch, and dinner (except where clearly noted), along with all gratuities, portages, and snacks on the trail. We even include beer and wine. Cheers!

Private Departures: Looking for a private trip? Our Private departures are the way to go. We’re happy to turn any of our Guided Walking trips and most Safaris into a unique travel experience just for you and your handpicked travel companions. A great way to celebrate special occasions, mark birthdays, enjoy a romantic getaway, or simply savor the pleasure of traveling at your own pace, Private departures are a breeze to book: simply pick a destination, departure date, and companions—we’ll do the rest. Also, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how advantageously priced Private departures can be!

Solo Travel: Guests love traveling solo with us. Along with the comfort and camaraderie they enjoy on our Guided Walking trips, Safaris, and Small Boat cruises, we offer a number of incentives to make sure our single travelers never feel like they’re on their own.

Custom Departures: If you’re hoping travel with a group—be it a reunion of friends, office retreat, travel-focused club, or something else entirely—you’ve come to the right place. We happily accommodate all sizes of groups (got a unique situation—just ask us!) on virtually any of our itineraries.

Each of our Group departures feature:

--24/7 assistance

--A handcrafted daily itinerary with ample time to relax

--A comprehensive suite of essentials and extras that covers every last detail

--The expert care of best-in-the-business guides

--Special bonus experiences—like hot air balloon rides—to make your trip extra memorable

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