Staff-Led Adventures

The only way to truly learn about a country is to hop on a plane and go there yourself. So to ensure our staff is well-versed in every destination, Journeys places a high priority on staff travel. The bonus for travelers is that on these trips, you can feel even more secure knowing that your staff leader will be available to take care of any on-the-ground issues that may arise during your travels.

Featured Trips

The majestic ruins of Madain Saleh
Adventure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Jazan, Abha, Riyadh, and the Farasan Islands
The majestic ruins of Madain Saleh
Land Cost: $6,725 - $7,250
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Feb 9-21, 2020
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. 
Spend time in the quaint town of Horta
Azores Archipelago Revealed
Hiking volcanoes, swimming in natural thermal pools, whale watching and more
Spend time in the quaint town of Horta
Land Cost: $4,080
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Duration:
8 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Shhhh...don't tell anybody. We've discovered a hidden and rarely visited archipelago, one that most people overlook in their search for a refreshing and sensational outdoor adventure. It's the Azores, nine islands about 800 miles off the coast of Portugal, and we think it may just be the best-kept secret in the entire Atlantic Ocean. And with hiking volcanoes, swimming in natural thermal pools, whale watching and more, this adventure is the best, all-encompassing way to experience it.
Enjoy the brilliance of Buenos Aires
Best of the Southern Andes for Women
Buenos Aires, Lake District, and Wine Country, plus Santiago and Valparaiso
Enjoy the brilliance of Buenos Aires
Land Cost: $5,725
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Duration:
12 days
Dates:
Feb 14-25, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
Explore vibrant Buenos Aires and nearby Colonia, Uruguay. Absorb the scenic splendor of northern Patagonia's Lake District. Drink in (and gobble up) the beauty of wine country. Travel overland to Santiago and Valparaiso, where the mix of historic and contemporary culture will delight you. Do it all in the company of other fun and engaging women.
See the elegant jaguars in the Pantanal
Brazil: Jaguar Jungles and Beyond
Pantanal wetlands, Savannah grasslands, and Rio de Janeiro
See the elegant jaguars in the Pantanal
Land Cost: $7,140 - $8,150
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Duration:
12 days
Dates:
Jul 27-Aug 7, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
From the savannah grasslands to the Pantanal wetlands to the colorful city of Rio de Janeiro, this exploration of Brazil incorporates some of its finest natural beauty—including two full days in the Pantanal searching for jaguar!—plus time to experience the energy and buzz of the big city.
See the Potala Palace that soars above Lhasa
Tibetan Treasures
Lhasa, plateau villages, palaces and monasteries, plus the Shoton Festival
See the Potala Palace that soars above Lhasa
Land Cost: $4,230
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
Aug 7-17, 2018 Staff led departure or custom & private on your dates
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. And if you join the group departure in August, top off your trip by participating in the Shoton Festival, the grandest festival in all of Tibet, complete with Buddhist activities, authentic local food and colorful performances. 
The heritage of Chinggis Khan is reenacted as part of the Naadam Festival
Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival
The amazing Naadam Festival plus the Gobi Desert, Lake Hovsgol, Yol Valley and more
The heritage of Chinggis Khan is reenacted as part of the Naadam Festival
Land Cost: $4,900 - $5,900
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Duration:
16 days
Dates:
Jul 28-Aug 12, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
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!
Hike many of the volcanoes of Southern Italy
Volcanoes and Villages of Southern Italy
Pompeii, Stromboli and Mount Etna, and city tours of Rome, Naples, Matera
Hike many of the volcanoes of Southern Italy
Land Cost: $5,895
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16 days
Dates:
Sep 21-Oct 6, 2018
Join expert geologist Ian Lange on this unique and one-time-only exploration of Italy's Southern volcanic region, including the famous sites of Pompeii, Stromboli and Mount Etna, as well as city tours of Rome, Naples, Matera, and more.
See geishas in Kyoto's old Gion entertainment district
Ancient Arts and Temple Gardens of Japan
Arts, crafts and gardens of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hakone
See geishas in Kyoto's old Gion entertainment district
Land Cost: From $5,100
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12 days
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Custom & private on your dates
We've taken the original and very popular Classic and Festive Japan itinerary and tweaked it for those interested in exploring more of the arts, crafts, and gardens that Japan is famous for. Your adventure takes you from vibrant Tokyo to Mt. Fuji and scenic Lake Ashinoko in Hakone, then to the old capital of Kyoto via bullet train.
Soak up amazing vistas on your hike
Bhutan: Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Soak up amazing vistas on your hike
Land Cost: From $4,250
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13 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery, and ancient trails of Bhutan. After a warm-up hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, trek to the remote home village of your guide, with several Monpa tribe encounters along the way. This is one of the easiest and least frequented treks in Bhutan.
The views don't get much better than this
Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Climb Kilimanjaro, safari at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, dive into Zanzibar
The views don't get much better than this
Land Cost: From $6,495
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15 days
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Custom & private on your dates
This three-part trip includes the best of Tanzania! Start by climbing Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route, considered by many easier and more scenic than the main Marangu trail. Then, go on safari with the goal of seeing "the big five," and finish by relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar island.
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