On this wilderness backpacking trip we travel along one of the Appalachian Trail's most
interesting sections, from Dicky Gap to Elk Garden, at the height of
the rhododendron and azaleas in bloom. This is an ideal backpacking trip for novices: our
moderate mileage leaves time for you to learn everything you need to
know to pursue backpacking on your own. Or if you haven't been
backpacking for awhile, join us to learn about the lightweight
revolution. Our lightweight approach should keep your pack under 30
pounds. $1450 Rating: 1 2  4 5
Greenland is the least populated, wildest country in the world. Most of it is covered by a huge ice cap and the population of 56,000 clings to the green fringe along the coast. It is spectacularly beautiful: soaring mountains tower over fjords choked with blue-tinged icebergs, sheep graze in deep green meadows, Viking ruins remind us of the population that survived here for 400 years. We'll explore a small area by foot, kayak, and boat, and spend our evenings absorbing the profound silence of this amazing area. $3795 Rating: 1 2  4 5
Named Outside magazine's Best New Trail, The Via Dinarica travels through the heart of the Western Balkans, along the Dinaric Alps. Crossing 8 different countries, it is still very much in development. Rather than waiting until it is completed, we're going to hike the highlights in three different countries, designed not only to show you the best of the trail of but also to give you an understanding of its significance and the cultures of the countries it passes through. $2895 Rating 1 2 3 4 
While visiting Machu Picchu, situated on the spine of a jungle-cloaked granite peak towering some 2,000 ft. above the roaring river below, is definitely one of the highlights of this trip, there is so much more of Incan culture and history to explore. Staying in remote mountain lodges, we trek along an ancient Incan Trail (not "The" Incan Trail), over high passes and below towering peaks, beyond the crowded guidebook trails, and into the authentic heart of the Incan empire. At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $4675 Rating: 1 2 3 4/5
Mongolia has fascinated travelers for centuries! Known for its vast and rugged landscape, its nomadic peoples, and a history that has literally shaped much of eastern and western civilization, it is now proudly emerging as a modern nation while trying to hold on to its rich heritage. During our two week journey we will explore the many different aspects of Mongolia, both past and present, as we experience the warm hospitality and wide-open landscape of the least densely populated country in the world. $2995 Rating: 1   4 5
Italy's northern Alps, also known as the Dolomites, are known for its many sheer rock walls, fantastic spires, and rugged massifs; it's also known for its varied culture and cuisine, reflecting its Italian and Austrian roots. On this hiking trip we will hike from Cortina d'Ampezzo to
Alta Badia with day hikes in both areas. $2895 Rating: 1 2 3 4 
While a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth, is always a high point of the journey to this area, there is much more to see. This trip combines cultural exploration of the Urubamba Valley, the celebrated "Sacred Valley of the Incas" and hikes in the less visited and uncrowded Lares region, noted for its rural atmosphere. Comfortable mountain lodges provide the base for day hikes to remote passes with panorama views of waterfalls, snowy peaks, and turquoise glacial lakes; and to tiny Andean highland communities that retain much of their traditional culture where we can meet farmers and weavers. At the end we visit Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas. Price: $3650 Rating: 1    5
Join us for some of the most spectacular alpine hiking in the world.
Glacially sculpted peaks, wildflower-filled alpine meadows, aquamarine
lakes, deep green forests, and brilliantly white glaciers present a
never-ending visual feast. Hiking opportunities are practically
unlimited so we have chosen the best of the best for our active
exploration of this enchanting land. Price: $2375 Rating: 1 2 3  5
This section of the Appalachian Trail offers the highest peaks in the White Mountains, windswept ridges, and dramatic views. It also has something more commonly found in the Alps: comfortable huts with a warm bed and a hot meal at the end of the day! This represents a great solution for women who want to hike on the Appalachian Trail but prefer not to carry a backpack. $1595 Rating: 1 2 3 4 .
The Swiss Alps offer both excellent and diverse hiking opportunities, and hiking in both the Berner Oberland and the Valais is the perfect introduction to what the Swiss Alps have to offer. On this trip we take advantage of the extensive transport system, consisting of trains, cog railways, funiculars, gondolas, and chair lifts, to offer both a longer and shorter hike each day. $3450 Rating: 1 2   5.