Mark a Transition
Embarking on a literal journey can serve as a poignant way to mark an internal distance you’ve covered, whether by choice or by necessity. Perhaps you are celebrating recovery from illness, earning a degree, or merging two families. You might be mourning the loss of a physical ability, a long-time career, or even a family member. It’s possible an empty nest, a completed project, or an ended relationship has left you wondering what you want to do next. Honoring life’s inflection points can be a gift to yourself. When we have been invited to help travelers create experiences such as these, whether celebratory, reflective, or mournful – or some combination – they have been some of the most transformative and gratifying journeys we have witnessed.
Top Adventures to
Mark a Transition
Black Mountain Trek
Experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery, and ancient trails of Bhutan. After a warm-up hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, trek to remote villages with several Monpa tribe encounters along the way. This is one of the easiest and least frequented treks in Bhutan.
From $4250 Per Person
Satisfy your curiosity about Tibet on this 11-day journey that will fill your spiritual well and leave you wanting more. With visits to Tibetan cities, countrysides, villages, and mountains, plus palaces, monasteries, and handicraft centers, this trip is a cultural, scenic, and engaging feast for the senses.
From $3800 Per Person
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.
From $4295 Per Person
Embark on a comprehensive exploration of an extraordinarily varied, culturally rich and little-visited country in the heart of South America. Note the striking contrasts, from the tropics to the Andes, from the salt flats to Lake Titicaca. You will wonder why so few other tourists come to experience the colorful traditions and stunning landscapes of this destination brimming with vibrance.
From $5195 Per Person
Travel to Vietnam's most beautiful sites with an expert local guide and learn a very personal story about history, cultures, and hope.
From $2400 Per Person
The Monarchs of Michoacan
Join the magnificent monarch butterflies on their winter migration among the oyamel fir forests where they escape the cold every year. Also enjoy the ambience of colonial Morelia and the traditional artistry of communities on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro.
From $2995 Per Person
Buddhist Valleys of Bhutan
This is a very personally- and compassionately-guided, non-trekking exploration of villages, monuments, and scenic sacred monasteries of the last Buddhist Kingdom.
From $2100 Per Person
Bali Isle of Wonders
Bali remains an unspoiled paradise, and stands as a model of ecotourism. Tourist income is reinvested in ritual ceremonies, architecture, traditional arts training, and cultural preservation. Enjoy a simple but refined experience of wonder and beauty.
From $2495 Per Person
Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
This deluxe lodge-based trek rounds out our active Machu Picchu menu. Compared to the well-known Inca Trail, the hiking offers similar challenges and the scenery is equally breathtaking, but there are fewer trekkers enroute and the comforts in the evenings are luxurious.
From $4795 Per Person
Savoring Southeast Asia
This is a comprehensive overview of four countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Packed full of a wide variety of cultural, historical, and recreational activities, Savoring Southeast Asia is perfect for the traveler who is interested in "sampling" every aspect of each country.
From $4150 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
Be in the driver's seat of your Icelandic adventure. You say when and where. Navigate from crystal clear glacial lakes to wondrous waterfalls to quaint turf-style farmhouses, all with the comfort of knowing you can adjust your itinerary as you go along and as you wish!
From $4995 Per Person
Best of the Camino de Santiago
Walk portions of the famed pilgrimage route, stay in delightful hotels, dine on culinary specialties, meet locals and pilgrims, and experience the best of northern Spain.
From $4750 Per Person
Taj Mahal, Temples, and Tigers
The perfect India trip for travelers looking to experience both the natural and cultural highlights of India. Explore the cultural riches of Delhi, Jaipur, and Khajuraho and search for wildlife at three fantastic parks.
From $4150 Per Person
Festive Journey through Tibet
Satisfy your curiosity about Tibet on this festive 12-day journey that will fill your spiritual well and leave you wanting more. Schedule your dates around the festivities of summer's Damar festival, visit palaces and monasteries, and enjoy wonderful cultural interaction. Cross city, village, countryside, and mountain terrain on a scenic and engaging feast for the senses.
From $4450 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
Palaces and Pagodas
Experience the serenity and Buddhist character of Laos with a personal guide and comfortable accommodations.
From $2000 Per Person
Baja Adventure Retreat
Experience the incredibly diverse Baja peninsula on this easily customizable trip that's close to home. Spend half of your time in Todos Santos, where you'll surf the waves, horseback ride on the beach, hike the cliffs, tour the town, and stay in a charming casita. Then, move on to Espiritu Santo National Park for a few days of luxury camping in on the beach. Here you'll kayak, snorkel, hike, swim with sea lions, stand-up paddle board, bird watch, check out cave art, and visit hidden lagoons and desert beaches.
From $3850 Per Person
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
This expedition to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain follows the Shira route to Kilimanjaro’s crater rim. Choose this route up Kilimanjaro for extra time acclimatizing, fewer fellow hikers, and wide-ranging views of the sister peaks and Kibo summit.
From $4795 Per Person
Don't just view Antarctica: hike, kayak, camp, ski, and climb it! This is an active person's polar dream trip for energetically engaging the ice.
From $7295 Per Person
Founder’s Journey to Antarctica
Beloved Journeys International co-founder and prolifically well-traveled ecotourism pioneer Will Weber invites you to join him on what may be his final group trip, to the continent he hasn't yet explored. This itinerary offers lots of ways to get off the boat, onto the ice, and face-to-face with wildlife.
From $10396 Per Person
Baja Short Stay
This short excursion is a perfect addition to any Mexico adventure offering a variety of activities from just relaxing on the beach to surfing the waves or kayaking. Other activities may include horseback riding and hiking.
From $795 Per Person