Top 6 Things to Do in Lucerne
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by Wilderness Travel
1w ago
Covered bridges, waterfront promenades along Lake Lucerne, and a well-preserved medieval core have made Lucerne a magnet for visitors since the 19th century. We recommend spending some extra time here before joining our Hiking the Heart of Switzerland adventure. Here are some of the best things to do to enjoy your time in the gorgeous city of Lucerne. Luzern Tourismus AG1. The Musseggmauer Lucerne’s massive 14th century city wall, the Musseggmauer, crowns the city’s skyline and is one of the oldest medieval fortifications in Switzerland. A steep climb up one of the spectacular watchtowers offe ..read more
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Top Things to Pack for Your Next Snorkeling Trip
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by Wilderness Travel
3w ago
A snorkeling adventure to the far-flung corners of the globe is a bucket-list trip for many. This amazing experience to explore pristine reef ecosystems brings you beneath the water’s surface to discover an entirely new world, and what you pack can make all the difference. You might think slipping into a swimsuit and slapping on some sunscreen is all you need for your trip, but there are specific items you’ll want to pack. Here are some of our most requested and recommended to make your next snorkeling adventure unforgettable. Photo courtesy of savethereef.org1. Reef-safe sunscreen Not all su ..read more
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Unique Desert Adventures in Egypt and Jordan
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by Wilderness Travel
3w ago
With its ancient sites and impressive monuments, both Egypt and Jordan are packed with incredible adventures, and we experience the best of them on our immersive journey, Pyramids to Petra. Read on to experience a bit of the fun through the eyes of some of our fellow travelers who joined us in October 2022. We didn’t know what to expect on our fourth Wilderness Travel trip.  While there would be less hiking than the trips we typically do, we would be experiencing things—from landscape to food, to climate, to history, and current events—that we had never experienced before. The journey tur ..read more
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Tracking Polar Bears in Churchill
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by Wilderness Travel
1M ago
When one of our travelers wanted to see polar bears, our Churchill Polar Bear Expedition was the perfect adventure that combined polar bear viewing with delightful activities including a visit to Inuit structures, art murals, and a wonderful dog sledding excursion. Read more to see some of her fantastic photos. Churchill is an isolated small town in the Canadian subarctic on the Churchill River and Hudson’s Bay, accessible only by plane or train. After the flight to Churchill, we enjoyed a driving tour of the area. Many of the buildings in the area have murals on them in different artistic sty ..read more
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Reflections from a Family Trip to Kyrgyzstan
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by Wilderness Travel
2M ago
After more than two years of waiting for the perfect time to visit the remote country of Kyrgyzstan, one of our groups was able to adventure in the mountainous terrain and discover the unique landscapes, rich culture, and empty trails on our Kyrgyzstan: Hiking in the Celestial Mountains journey. Read more about the trip from one traveler who joined his father on the adventure. Incalculable beauty. Rich tradition. Kyrgyzstan is truly a once-in-a-lifetime destination. As the sun rises on our adventure, these truths were unknown. Locked far away from any typical tourist trail, it feels secretive ..read more
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Top 5 Places to See Big Cats
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by Wilderness Travel
2M ago
Join us on the trail of the big cats! Whether you’re seeking the regal beauty of Bengal tigers, the mystique of snow leopards, or the stealth of wild cheetahs, witnessing these big cats in their natural habitats is an extraordinary experience. Not only do our impeccably designed trips give you the best chance at seeing these elusive creatures, they also support crucial conservation efforts. Get fully immersed in the stunningly beautiful landscapes and phenomenal wildlife of Asia, Africa, and South America while our expert Trip Leaders guide the way. Check out our trips below and contact our A ..read more
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Beautiful Places to Visit in Slovenia
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by Wilderness Travel
2M ago
On our Hiking in Slovenia adventure, we explore cultural treasures in the cities and head out for walks and hikes amid stunning lakes, rivers, and mountain vistas. One of our travelers shared some of her favorite places we visited after a recent trip taken in the summer of 2022. Slovenia is a delightful nature-rich country that we loved exploring for the first time during our Hiking in Slovenia adventure. Our Trip Leaders Nena and Stan gave us a grand tour starting in the central capital, Ljubljana, with its abundant street markets, to eastern Ptuj, with its historical bell-ringing K ..read more
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Letter of Invitation: Hiking the Cotswold Way & Wales
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by Mackenzie O'Connell
3M ago
Dear Adventurers, As we return to the exploration of beautiful corners of the world, I couldn’t be more delighted to invite you to join me on our spectacular journey: Hiking the Cotswold Way and Wales. As a girl my grandparents took me on many a happy hiking holiday to the Cotswolds, it’s been a dream come true to rediscover this charming area as an adult and I’m certain you’ll love what you find here too. This brilliant itinerary combines the picturesque Cotswold area of England and the spectacular scenery of southwest Wales, where WT’s been operating trips for nearly 3 ..read more
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Wildlife and Wonders of the Galápagos
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by Wilderness Travel
3M ago
The thrill of witnessing wildlife up close in the enchanted isles of the Galápagos is an experience many carry with them long after they return home. Lucky for us, we get to follow up with our travelers and they often share photos and stories of their trip. One of our travelers who explored the Galápagos in the spring of 2022 reminisces about her trip below. Enjoy her beautiful photos. Visiting the Galápagos has been on my list for quite a while but I could never decide if I wanted to visit the Eastern or Western Islands. After talking extensively with WT, I decided on the Galápagos Adven ..read more
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Snorkeling Expedition in Cenderawasih Bay
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by Wilderness Travel
4M ago
To fully immerse yourself in the landscapes and culture, sometimes you need to extend your stay at a destination, and that’s exactly what 10-time WT adventurer Maggi Grall did when she combined our Komodo Dragons and Coral Reefs with our Snorkeling Expedition to Cenderawasih Bay. The group had amazing encounters with whale sharks and other marine life, and enjoyed learning about the local cultures in Indonesia. Our Indonesian adventure continued in Cenderawasih Bay, a remote, tranquil, and sparsely populated area.  As if the fabulous snorkeling and seeing Komodo dragons weren’t enough, no ..read more
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