Deserts take many forms and conceal many wonders. The harsh environment of sun-baked sand seems straightforward, until you explore deeper. Waves of golden, amber, or burnt orange dust ripple toward the horizon with surprising amplitude. Hearty critters cool themselves beneath a protective layer of dirt. Rock formations seem to be communicating in code, and secret caves inspire you to imagine who else may have hidden here in the past. Desert communities endure with inspiring spirit that begets questions that lead to delightful conversation. And when the sun sets and the stars come out, your jaw drops in awe. The desert sky is unlike the sky anywhere else.
Want to truly see it all? Do it on this fast-paced, all-encompassing Peru trip, with the Amazon, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, and Ballestas Islands.
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Trekking to Petra
This active adventure through Jordan includes a five-day 47-mile hike from Dana to Petra. Before your hike begins, though, enjoy explorations of the vibrant city of Amman, the relics of Madaba, Karak, and Dana Nature Reserve. Once your hike to Petra is complete, your adventure continues with a jeep safari exploring Wadi Rum, plus time to splash and play in the Dead Sea.
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Jordan and Israel Explorer
Explore the ancient landmarks in Jordan and Israel. Visit the Dead Sea, the rose city of Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem.
From $6350 Per Person
Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
Sail by gulet to small Mediterranean coves, wander among fairy chimneys and cave dwellings in Cappadocia, explore some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world in Ephesus, and seek out grand mosques while experiencing everything Istanbul has to offer.
From $4395 Per Person
Morocco Souks and Sahara
On this comprehensive journey through Morocco, become immersed in the fascinating history and culture of this North African country. Spend time exploring Rabat, Fez, and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, journeying by camel to a tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara, roaming deep mountain gorges, and wandering Marrakech's dense and delightful markets.
From $3950 Per Person
Beyond the Bosphorus
Journeys' best-value comprehensive Turkey exploration offers set departures for small groups. This nicely paced itinerary begins in Istanbul, includes Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, and Sirince, and concludes with the Roman ruins at Ephesus.
From $3860 Per Person
From the Pharaohs to the Future
Uncover Egypt with our most experienced guides. Explore Cairo, then cruise on the Nile for five nights, ending back in Cairo for more adventures.
From $3975 Per Person
Your comprehensive trip through the spectacular sites and stories of Israel will chronicle the dramas of the Canaanites, Israelites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Jewish Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans, Palestinians, and Israelis. Join Florine Herendeen in March 2015 or go on your own.
From $5595 Per Person
Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival
Outstanding leadership, scenery, accommodations, and a celebration of Mongolian culture and rituals. The Naadam Festival will be a highlight, with its great displays of horsemanship, wrestling, and pageantry. Nothing else like it on the planet!
From $4900 Per Person
Oases of Chile: Atacama & Patagonia
Bike through wine country. Climb sandstone hills and granite spires. Witness geothermal geysers. Circumnavigate blue lagoons. Encounter vast glaciers. Experience the impressive range of Chile's landscapes with an adventure including the Atacama Desert of the north and the Patagonian Andes in the south.
From $5995 Per Person
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
Explore iconic sites of ancient and biblical times on a historic and cultural adventure through three countries. From remote desert wonders to cities that mix ancient and modern character, you will realize, in awe, the richness and significance of these destinations.
From $7195 Per Person
Persia Past & Present
Iran, the modern incarnation of Ancient Persia, offers Journeys travelers a wildly enigmatic, exceptionally hospitable, savory experience of history, traditional culture, and beautiful scenery. You will meet local people eager to hear about your life in America and to demonstrate that Iranians truly embrace Americans as visitors to their country.
From $6500 Per Person
Desert, Delta and the Falls
The indigenous cultures, wildlife reserves, and spectacular scenery of Namibia, the Okavango, and Victoria Falls. This rustic experience displays the highlights of three varied countries.
From $4995 Per Person
A Taste of Mongolia
A short tour that still covers all the must-see landscapes of this beautiful and sparsely populated country. Meet the friendly, but shy nomadic locals that make their homes in traditional gers as they tend to the livestock and admire the beauty of the country from the vast grasslands to the lush green mountains at Terelj and Hustai National Parks, plus look for dinosaur bones in the barren Gobi Desert at the Flaming Cliffs.
From $4150 Per Person
Views, Valleys, and Visions
On this ten-day immersion in Buddhist culture, you may catch glimpses of the forest spirits, the grazing takin, or at least a musk deer, bearded vulture, or black-necked crane. Includes optional hike hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.
From $3350 Per Person
Adventure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Journeys travelers are known for breaking barriers and exploring uncharted territory, so we weren't surprised when we started getting requests for a trip to Saudi Arabia, one of the most difficult places in the world to visit. What did surprise us, though, was the depth of exploration to be had in this previously impenetrable destination, and the openness of the guides to share their country and their stories with us.
From $6725 Per Person
Savor Namibia's changing scenery and unspoiled wilderness using your own private guide.
From $5195 Per Person
G’Day Australia for Families!
Immerse your family in the living wonders and legends of Australia. Enjoy close-up encounters with wildlife, foods, rain forests, reefs, and great, kid-friendly, "strine-speaking" Aussie guides.
From $2750 Per Person
Journey into Jordan
Explore Jordan from top to bottom on an epic cultural journey that takes you to the splendid Nabatean ruins at Petra, Bedouin camps nestled in picturesque desert wadis (valleys), and homes of contemporary Jordanians. Splash in the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the Siq water trail at Wadi Mujib. Lose yourself in the sands and seas of the desert.
From $3525 Per Person
Discovery Down Under
Australia is too big to see in one trip, so we've taken what we consider the must-see highlights and compiled them into this comprehensive adventure. You'll have the best guides, fully engaging activities, and a big dose of cheerful "G'Day" hospitality.
From $3995 Per Person
Morocco Desert and Mountains
This shorter exploration provides an overview of Morocco's fascinating culture and history, encompassing time to meander Morocco's markets and mountains in Meknes, Marrakech, and Merzouga, roam from coastal ruins to Sahara dunes and much more.
From $3100 Per Person
Morocco in Luxury
On this tantalizing journey through Morocco, become immersed in the history and culture of the alluring North African country. Explore Rabat, Fez, and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, journeying by camel to a lovely tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara, roaming deep mountain gorges, and wandering Marrakech's delightful markets.
From $5100 Per Person