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West Coast Hike With Donkey Carts
West Coast Hike With Donkey Carts

A unique safari along the Diamond Coast of Namaqualand in conjunction with the local Khoisan community of "Spoegrivier". We supply the camping equipment, they supply the donkey-carts with drivers and you supply your legs. A real safari in an undeveloped, safe and malaria-free area. This safari can be altered or added on to many of our other safaris. Special arrangements can be made for those who find it difficult to walk.

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Emperor Penguins: Snow Hill Island Safari
Emperor Penguins: Snow Hill Island Safari

Have you always wanted to observe animals in the wild, but can’t take the heat of an African safari? This penguin “safari” gives photographers and nature lovers ample time to observe and appreciate the Antarctic Emperors early in their breeding season. Antarctica is the least-known continent, and only the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov ensures your access to its most remote regions. This powerful ship discovered 4,000 pairs of Emperor Penguins on Snow Hill Island in 2004, and is still the only ship visiting this rookery today. Onboard helicopters take you closer to historic sites, distinctive wildlife, and frozen landscapes unchanged by the march of time. The sheer scale of the surrounding landscape inspires awe, while the ice crushing power of Kapitan Khlebnikov leaves you breathless with excitement. In 2008, author and photographer John Weller will be our special guest on all three Emperor Penguin safaris. He will act as your photographer-in-residence during the first departure, delivering interactive photography workshops to prepare adventurers for the extraordinary photo opportunities we anticipate at the rookery. During the second and third expedition, John will be leading a team with the intent of filming the Emperors in their underwater habitat. A submersible will be carried aboard the icebreaker to the Weddell Sea, where it will be deployed for up to 14 hours each evening while the ship is parked near the rookery. John and his team plan to share some of their underwater footage with guests during the homeward journeys.

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Bhutan Cultural Odyssey
Bhutan Cultural Odyssey

Learn about Bhutan's culture through this non-trekking exploration of its monasteries and museums. Meet Bhutanese in their homes, villages and farms and savor the richness of the Kingdom's natural history. If you are a hiker with limited time for a full trek, we can work out vigorous day trips based from lodges or hotels. This trip is great for individualized visits to fit with other Asian travels.

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Bhutan Black Mountain Trek
Bhutan Black Mountain Trek

Fully experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery and ancient trails of Bhutan. Join a small group of trekkers on a trek to a village near the remote Black Mountain. This area is newly opened to foreign trekkers, and the trails are sometimes steep, but this is one of the easier treks in Bhutan. You will not have issues of high altitude, cold temperatures or un-bridged stream crossings. You will, however, travel and camp in a remote part of the country. If you are unsure of your physical fitness for the trip, it is possible to reserve a mule for riding the uphill sections of the trail. Campfires will illuminate evenings likely to include villagers singing and dancing to honor your visit. We have scheduled this trip during the time of year with clearest skies for mountain viewing. The trek includes rich natural habitat where you will encounter rufous-necked and great hornbills, golden langurs and numerous other species of birds and animals in Bhutan’s virgin subtropical forests. This region is especially rich in myths and legends about the bygone times when gods and saints lived in Bhutan and left their marks on the landscape, ancient structures and especially in Bhutanese culture and tradition. You’ll spend several days hiking through Monpas communities. These hospitable and welcoming people, though extremely isolated, are among the oldest of all Himalayan cultures and only a few thousand of these people remain on earth. This may be the best chance of your life to transcend the reality of your usual existence on a journey to other realms and other times while still here on earth. Our inaugural trek on this route in November 2006 was a complete success, and we are pleased to provide references of participants on that trip.

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Mysteries of the Maya
Mysteries of the Maya

This is one of the best guided tropical nature and culture trips you will find. Whether you enjoy hiking in a beautiful rainforest, or comfortable lodge accommodations within easy reach of spectacular Mayan ruins, our expert local guides will help you find it. They will provide detailed interpretations of the natural environments and archaeological sites on active and varied outings that best represent the natural and cultural diversity of the country.

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G'Day Australia for Families
G'Day Australia for Families

G'day mates and welcome to Oz! It may seem like the never-never, but it's only the bush. Take a bo peep at the Rock and the roos. Try vegemite for brekkie. If you've got your sunnies and cossies, you'll be right. Good on ya! We cannot overstate the attraction of Australia for a family adventure. It is nothing short of pure delight for adults and kids alike to experience the topsy-turviness of it all: the funny animals, the inverted seasons, the strange colors of the land, and the silly way that folks talk. Australia is enormous and presents a tremendous number of choices to make in planning a two-week trip. Journeys' G’Day Australia includes the wildlife and scenery of the Southern coast, the desert Outback, and tropical Queensland, where the rainforest meets the reef. You and your children will have the opportunity to see koalas & kangaroos in the wild, explore Ayers Rock, meet aboriginal people, ride a camel, join an Aussie BBQ, and search the rainforest for exotic creatures!

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Chomolhari Trek
Chomolhari Trek

This trek is our interpretation of the classic trek route in Bhutan. Winding its way up through the foothills, up a sheer valley, past ancient monastery fortresses and crossing two passes, the trail reaches Chomolhari Base camp at 13,251’ above sea level. Bhutan is sparsely populated and highly traditional, giving you both a sense of contact with antiquity and the spirit of the high peaks.

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Bhutan Temple Festivals
Bhutan Temple Festivals

Experience the most colorful and dramatic events of Bhutanese culture at the famous Tsechus. You will join an expert Bhutanese guide for a guided visit of the villages, valleys, historic sites and spectacular dzongs. This trip offers an intimate view of life in Bhutan from the religion to home life. Bhutan’s dzongs and monasteries are astounding architectural monuments. We will try to facilitate your access to some of the most amazing of these sacred places. You will meet Bhutanese in all walks of life and join in celebrations as a most welcome guest. Request the Trip Review written by Journeys Director Will Weber about the 2001 trip.

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China Panorama
China Panorama

This is a comprehensive journey through China, taking in the splendors of the south and the historical and natural icons of the north. Beginning in Kunming and continuing to Dali and Lijiang, home to a wide array of ethnic minority people, you explore ancient historic towns and enjoy sweeping panoramic views. At Tiger Leaping Gorge, enjoy a memorable walk in spectacular surroundings. In Guilin and Yangshuo, you encounter more magical scenery with picturesque villages set against a backdrop of jagged limestone hills as you bike through the stunning landscapes. Flying east to Chengdu, you view giant pandas and the world’s largest Buddha statue in Leshan, as you witness amazing Buddhist sculptures in caves in Dazu. Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xian and enjoy a comfortable cruise on the fabled Yangtze River. The final highlight is a visit to Beijing, home to the famous Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

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China Encompassed
China Encompassed

This unforgettable journey takes you from Hong Kong to Beijing, via the vast southern provinces of Guangxi and Sichuan. Experience a bicycle ride through stunning landscapes near Guilin, view giant pandas in Chengdu, see the world’s largest Buddha statue in Leshan, witness amazing Buddhist sculptures in caves in Dazu, visit the fabled Terracotta Warriors in Xian and enjoy a comfortable cruise on the fabled Yangtze River, surrounded by dramatic gorges. You will also have the opportunity to dine on the famous hot and spicy cuisine of Sichuan. The final highlights are visits to vibrant Shanghai and the capital, Beijing, home to the renowned Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

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