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Walking vacations

Walking vacations give you the freedom to experience destinations at your own pace, get close to wildlife, admire breath-taking scenery and meet locals in places where tourists normally wouldn’t venture. From a walking safari in Zimbabwe to trekking in the Atlas Mountains, a walking vacation will ensure awe-inspiring views and once in a life time experiences.

Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

With around 400 mountain gorillas and ten habituated families, Rwanda is one of the best places in the world to trek one of the world’s most endangered species. Coming face to face with a Mountain Gorilla is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience and not to be missed!

From £5,815pp based on 2 adults staying at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge for 3 nights and the Serena Kigali for a night, including all flights, internal transfers and gorilla permits.

Jordanian adventure

Head off the beaten track in Jordan and spend a couple of days in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. There are plenty of hiking trails on offer with varying degrees of difficulty and a myriad of flora and fauna for nature lovers. Accommodation is simple but charming and boasts spectacular views.

From £2,260pp based on 2 people traveling together as part of a wider itinerary, including economy class flights with British Airways, 9 nights accommodation and a private car with driver for the duration of the tour.

Lefay Resorts, Lake Garda

Lefay Resort and Spa is a wonderful hotel set high on the hills above Lake Garda with spectacular views over the lake. The hotel provides guests with maps detailing different walks that can be undertaken through the surrounding countryside, the color coded routes are designed to match not only different landscapes around the hotel but also the mood you’re in and the spa treatments you will undergo before or after your walk.

From £1,550pp for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Junior Suite, on B&B basis, including flights and transfers.

Maria Island Walk, Tasmania

One of our favorite ways to explore the incredibly diverse landscapes and encounter the unique wildlife of Australia is on foot. For a truly unique experience, the Maria Island Walk cannot be beaten, this 4 day walk showcases rare wildlife, fascinating history and the finest food and wine, all amongst the spectacular scenery in this world heritage listed national park off the east coast of Tasmania.

From £3,080pp based on 2 people sharing. Includes 1 night pre and post the walk at the Islington in Hobart, transfersand 3 nights on Maria Island.

Original Nepal

Step off the beaten track, quite literally and explore the charm and beauty of Nepal with your own private guide, staying in characterful lodges en-route. Begin your trip by exploring Kathmadu then head out into the countryside, including a three-day trek in the Annapurna range, offering some of the best views in the region.

From £2,205pp based on 11 nights on a B&B basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara and full board elsewhere. Includes private guides in Kathmandu and Annapurna, private transfers and international flights.

Climbing the Piton Mountains, St Lucia

Why not take a break from relaxing on the Caribbean coast to hike up one of the Piton Mountains in St Lucia and take in the stunning views from the top. The Pitons are two volcanic mountains within a world heritage site in St Lucia, linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. Stay at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, which is located in a spectacular position between the Piton Mountains and on a lovely beach.

From £1,790pp for 7 nights in a Sugar Mill Room, room only basis, including transfers and flights.

Heli-hiking in the Rocky Mountains

Discover the mountain trails of the Rocky Mountains far from the crowds by flying to Bugaboo Lodge for a helicopter adventure of a lifetime. Spend 6 days hiking with professional guides. Choose from gentle walks across flower strewn meadows through to challenging peaks complete with rope courses and zip lines. Retire to comfortable rooms, hearty cuisine and a soak in a hot tub with a view, and many a tale to tell.

From £4,950pp based on 2 sharing with 1 night Calgary and 6 nights full board at Bugaboo Lodge.

The Nakasendo Walking Trail, Japan

Discover Japan by foot, the ancient highways linking Tokyo and Kyoto to wider provinces still exist today and act to showcase the country’s incredible mountainous scenery and a wealth of history and tradition. The four day Nakasendo Walking Trail takes guests along village paths and forested trails getting a unique taste of Japan whilst staying in beautiful, traditional Ryokans.

From £1,930pp based on 2 people sharing, including flights, 1 night pre and post the walk at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, 3 nights in Ryokans, all necessary train tickets, half board basis, maps, itinerary and walking instructions.

Trek to Machu Picchu in style

Have you ever thought about hiking the famous Inca Trail in Peru but couldn’t face the idea of camping? Well look no further! Mountain Lodges of Peru offers an extraordinary 6 night trek through spellbinding Andean scenery to the lost city of Machu Picchu following the less trodden Salkantay trail staying in cozy lodges along the way.

From £4,440pp based on 2 sharing for 1 night in Hotel B in Lima, 3 nights El Mercado, Cuzco, 6 nights Mountain Lodges of Peru with a night at Machu Picchu and 2 nights Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley.

Hiking in the Black River Gorge, Mauritius

The Black River Gorges in the south west of Mauritius is worth a visit for any keen trekkers, as well as for nature lovers and bird-watchers. The Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius and a protected natural heritage site, famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking. Stay at the charming boutique hotel, Lakaz Chamarel, which is located within the national park and join a guide to explore and discover this beautiful scenery.

From £1,565pp for 7 nights in a Kaz Standard Room including breakfast, transfers and flights.

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

Start your trek with one of our expert mountain guides from the spectacular Kasbah du Toubkal in the High Atlas. Head to the stunning Azzaden Valley where you will enjoy Berber hospitality in a beautiful remote setting in the Atlas Mountains barely touched by the modern way of life. After your trek, return to Marrakech to enjoy the souks and highlights of this fascinating city.

From £2,150pp for 6 nights, 2 nights in Kasbah Du Toubkal, Azzaden Trekking Lodge and Riad Kniza, all on a B&B basis. Including flights and private airport transfers.

Zimbabwe walking safari

For the ultimate wilderness walking experience join Zimbabwean Ant Kaschula, one of Africa’s top safari guides, in his favorite place on earth, Gonarezhou National Park. Gonarezhou in south-eastern Zimbabwe is a 5,000 square kilometer expanse of jaw-dropping landscapes and incredible wildlife. Gonarezhou means 'The place of many elephants', join them for an unforgettable, exclusive and life-changing experience.

From £3,250pp based on a family of 4 for 6 nights in Gonarezhou, including international and domestic flights, transfers and fully inclusive accommodation.

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