Catching the best of a whole continent is a hard task, but with this 43-day Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid, you’ll get the chance to hit all of South America’s hotspots without the hassle of organising all the logistics yourself. Instead, marvel at the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, Andean condors flying high over the Colca Canyon, floating communities on Lake Titicaca and the puzzling lines of Nazca. From Quito through Lima, Cusco, La Paz and to Buenos Aires, get to know a Latin way of life in more detail, with a local leader joining you to point out the best barrios and beverages you can find at each stop.
Colourful and chaotic, vibrant and romantic – welcome to Rajasthan. Explore India’s captivating northwest on this 15-day tour, taking in fairy-tale desert cities, the treasures of the maharajah and forts with fascinating histories. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, travel across the Thar Desert on camelback and immerse yourself in romantic Jodhpur. This tour doesn’t just cover Rajasthan’s many bucket-list worthy sites, but also immerses you in the thrum of daily life with time spent in traditional villages, market wanderings and plenty of memorable meals. Add a touch of comfort and some very special heritage property accommodation for a true Rajasthani travel adventure.
Price Per Night:$688.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2020through Sep 30, 2020
New York / Johannesburg, South Africa, Johannesburg / Cape Town, Cape Town, Cape Town / Port Elizabeth / Shamwari Game Reserve, Shamwari Game Reserve, Shamwari Game Reserve / Port Elizabeth / Johannesburg / New York, New York
Explore the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, home to the coveted Big Five and one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.Discover Cape Town's diverse culture, urban sophistication and stunning scenery.Experience dinner at Camissa Brasserie, named after the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town. Camissa links the city's past and its cultural heritage in a feast of flavors.Enjoy uninterrupted views from your lodge high up in the cliffs and savor the sights and sounds of the bush.
Price Per Night:$145.91 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Sep 21, 2020through Oct 12, 2020
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Cappadocia (Biking), Cappadocia - Konya (Hiking) , Selcuk, Fethiye (Hiking) , Faralya (Hiking), Faralya - Kabak - Kas (Hiking), Kas, Istanbul...
Experience Turkey from a different perspective. Abandon well-worn routes to forge a path through unexplored terrain, deep into the historical heart of Turkey. Travel from the minarets of Istanbul city, visiting Turkey’s holiest sites, cycling through valleys for fairy chimneys, hiking the Lycian Way with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean; and kayaking over sunken cities. Take up the challenge and be amazed by all that this active travel adventure has to offer.
Price Per Night:$269.38 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 06, 2020through Aug 10, 2020
Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Budapest
Travel through the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary and experience the incredible highlights of Central Europe. From the sleekness of Vienna, and from the architectural triumphs of Prague to the contrasting twin cities of Budapest, see how history, folklore and tradition are threaded through the fabric of modern life. Visit centuries-old castles, be spoilt by greenery in urban jungles, fall in love with Bohemian fairytale towns, marvel at the artistic talents of European masters and sip wine splashed with romance in an atmospheric underground cellar.
Price Per Night:$289.29 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 07, 2020through Jun 14, 2020
Levanto, Hiking in Cinque Terre / Biking to Framura, Hiking in Cinque Terre, Hiking to Portovenere, Levanto / Santa Margherita, Hiking & Kayaking on Portofino Peninsula, Santa Margherita
When entering this region of Italy, things can seem a little surreal. The houses are painted in vivid multi-coloured shades, the sea is brighter than the sky and the sun rains down so heavily that everything seems a little technicoloured – welcome to the Cinque Terre. Describing it as a gem of Italy is totally correct, but to be more specific, it would have to be an opal – a play of colours, mainly reflected by the blue of the sea, dotted with gold, pink and green houses. This is a rare jewel that changes with the light of the day, and is best explored on foot, by bike or by kayak to truly understand the natural beauty of this precious treasure.
Price Per Night:$565.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 19, 2020through Feb 28, 2020
USA to Melbourne, Cross the International Date Line, Welcome to Melbourne, Koalas and Kangaroos, in the Wild, Touring Melbourne, Melbourne to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island - One Day Adventure, Classic Adelaide - Culture & Heritage, The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs, Arrival to Alice Springs...
Discover the hidden heritage of Down Under as you travel to unique Aussie locations and link up with Aboriginal guides. Visit the chic city of Melbourne and explore her metropolitan highlights as well as encounter unique Aussie wildlife on the outskirts of the city. Marvel at the magnificent Ayers Rock, a sight sure to overwhelm all of your senses as you begin to understand why it's so treasured by the local cultures. End your adventure in the iconic city of Sydney as you explore the famed sights and landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Price Per Night:$264.38 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 03, 2020through Nov 16, 2020
Kota Kinabalu, Kiulu Homestay, Tanak Nabalu Homestay, Mt Kinabalu, Mt Kinabalu – Via Ferrata - Poring Hot Springs, Poring Hot Springs , Kota Kinabalu, Sulaman Bay - Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu
Borneo’s Sabah region is a natural paradise of steamy rainforests, towering mountains and beautiful beaches. This 9-day tour will get you active as you cycle through small villages, ascend to the summit of Mt Kinabalu, search the jungle for wildlife and kayak past rural farms. Feast on delicious cuisine, hang out with local villagers in their homes and soak up the culture of this wild and ancient island.
Price Per Night:$170.40 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 19, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Relax in spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic city or Andes Mountains views. Treat yourself to a massage or facial at Zaitania Spa, then continue your treatment in the hydrotherapy pools, steam room, or dry sauna. Enjoy access to the business center and fitness center, as well as the on-site pool.
Price Per Night:$552.40 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 19, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
With free standing suites with private pools surrounded by gardens of fragrant tropical flowers, it offers the possibility to disconnect from reality. Luxurious accommodations, find dining and culinary experiences, mesmerizing golf courses, and unique SPA and Wellness therapies are presented with the most dedicated service throughout the resort.
This Italian adventure takes in some of the most stunning and ancient sites in history. Explore the bustling streets of Rome and then travel through truly beautiful countryside past villas, vineyards and rolling hills as you visit historical sites like Pompeii, Lecce and the Sassi dwellings in Matera. There’s plenty of free time available to explore the area and take in the sights at your own pace, whether you want to indulge in food and wine or visit local sights and enjoy local experiences.
Price Per Night:$344.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 07, 2021through Dec 12, 2021
San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Eastern Sierra/Lone Pine, Death Valley / Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park...
Explore all the natural and urban beauty that western US offers. Spend time in the big parks of the States – Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon and more. Discover a new landscape around every corner: from huge sculpted cliffs and monster trees to alien deserts filled with strange rocks and massive sand dunes. Sip wine in Sonoma, spend time with a Native America tribe and giddy up on a horse ride through the Old West. Overload your senses in ‘Sin City’ Las Vegas and relax in the city of Angels.
Price Per Night:$642.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 04, 2020through Oct 11, 2020
Seattle/Embark, Exploring the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, Victoria, British Columbia, Exploring Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait/Alert Bay, Desolation Sound, Vancouver
Discover the powerful wilderness and warm charm of the Pacific Northwest over a wide-ranging week in the San Juan Islands and British Columbia. You'll venture to spectacular, remote islands and sail through channels that teem with sea life, plus you'll visit charming towns and First Nations heritage sites.
Price Per Night:$101.11 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 24, 2020through Mar 04, 2020
Hanoi, Sapa Homestay, Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Bao Lac, Ba Be Lake, Hanoi
The remote mountains of northwest Vietnam are home to some of South East Asia’s most rugged terrain, beautiful scenery and colourful hill tribes. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind, travel to Sapa before traversing the bumpy mountain roads to Ha Giang, Dong Van and cruising the waters of Ba Be Lake. Experience breathtaking mountain views and meet friendly locals along the way. If you want to get a taste of remote Vietnam, this is the trip for you.
Price Per Night:$424.60 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 27, 2020through Sep 26, 2020
Tahiti, Moorea Island
Paradise Awaits You. InterContinental Resort Tahiti: In an immaculate tropical garden setting, this world-class resort looks out over a clear, blue lagoon and a panorama of Moorea, and offers also the only overwater bungalows on the island of Tahiti that surround a lush private island. InterContinental Resort Moorea: This hotel provides all the comfort, friendly service and amenities you would expect from a truly international Polynesian resort. Attention to detail has been taken in creating the resort's colorful Polynesian décor.
Price Per Night:$1,791.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 19, 2020through Dec 14, 2020
En Route, Cape Town, Sabi Sabi, Victoria Falls, Departure
We honour many of Africa's jewels on our safaris, and on this wonderfully eventful, under-two-week safari we present three especially radiant gems: sparkly Cape Town, gargantuan Victoria Falls, and the classically golden savannahs and lush forests of the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve, next to Kruger National Park.
Price Per Night:$495.20 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Dec 06, 2020
This resort in the Cook Islands is an ideal getaway for a honeymoon, or just a tropical vacation. Villa accommodations open to a white sandy beach the clear, turquoise waters of a lagoon. Tastefully appointed accommodations offer thoughtful amenities for your comfort and convenience.
Price Per Night:$97.88 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 19, 2020through Apr 04, 2020
Antigua, Copan, Suchitoto, San Miguel / El Cuco, El Cuco, Leon, Granada, Ometepe Island, Monteverde, La Fortuna...
From tropical cloud forests alive with jungle melodies to vast freshwater lakes and active volcanoes, this pocket of Central America is a pure, unrefined paradise. Relaxing beneath shaggy palms on a dark-sand beach in El Cuco, or spotting colourful birds perched on the colonial facades of Suchitoto. Standing in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano or spotting sloths among the canopy of Monteverde, this 17-day Central American journey through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is perfect for those who like their Lonely Planet Experience 'la forma natural' (the natural way).
Price Per Night:$103.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 28, 2020through Apr 05, 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, Siem Reap / Angkor Wat, Bangkok
Touchdown in Vietnam amid the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City, travel through Cambodia and arrive in Thailand's vivacious capital, Bangkok. Visit the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, learn the secrets behind Khmer cuisine in Battambang and reflect on Cambodia's tragic history at the sobering sites of Phnom Penh. Journey through three of South East Asia’s most contrasting countries on an adventure that draws you away from the crowds and into the heart and soul of this captivating region, and its equally enchanting people.
From the melancholy beauty of Venice to the city of Vienna, this 10-day tour takes you on a historical journey through Italy and Austria. Take in breathtaking alpine meadows in Alpe di Siusi and beautifully preserved medieval buildings in Salzburg, indulging in flaky pastries and rich coffee along the way. With a mix of scheduled activities and free time to explore on your own, this trip is the perfect introduction to the charm of central Europe for independent travellers.
Price Per Night:$983.53 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 21, 2020through May 07, 2020
Depart U.S., Papeete, French Polynesia/Rangiroa/Embark, At Sea / Tuamotu Archipelago, At Sea/Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, Hiva Oa, Marquesas, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas, Exploring the Marquesas Islands/At sea, Tuamotu Archipelago, Makatea, Disembark/Papeete/Home
Remote and enigmatic, the Marquesas are islands that belong to the past. Some of them virtually untouched since the era of European exploration, their isolation has given way to a proud people whose unique Marquesan dialect is a direct link to the ancient Polynesian language of Maohi.
Price Per Night:$162.69 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2021through Jun 26, 2021
Negombo, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Dambulla & Sigiriya Rock, Nalanda Gedige, Kandy, Colombo
Avoid Sri Lanka's south-west monsoon rains and ride north to beautiful beaches, past quaint fishing villages, and swathes of lush green jungle on this cycling adventure from Negombo to Colombo. Sri Lanka is one of Asia’s most exciting new destinations and it’s not hard to see why. With pristine coastline, ancient ruins, rugged peaks and wildlife-filled parks, it’s a dream for travellers who like to get active. In between the amazing cycling, laze on the beach, explore the country’s premier Hindu and Buddhist sites, and taste the flavours of the tantalising night markets.
Price Per Night:$986.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2020through May 31, 2020
Depart Home, Nairobi , Amboseli, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nairobi , Arrive home
We range through East Africa widely and leisurely, from Nairobi into the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya and farther into Tanzania, with luxuriously long stays in some of the continent's most treasured and exhilarating game parks.
Price Per Night:$125.63 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 05, 2021through Dec 31, 2021
Antigua, Copan, Suchitoto, San Miguel / El Cuco, El Cuco, Leon, Granada
Stroll along striking black-sand beaches and through steamy tropical rainforests as you mosey your way around Central America. This is a trip full of outdoors adventure and local know-how. Whether you're shopping in colonial Antigua, exploring the intricately carved structures at Copan or relaxing by the sea in El Salvador, get local insight with likeminded travellers during this incredible nine-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. It’s colourful, it’s local and it’s unforgettable – get ready for a Central American fiesta.
Price Per Night:$302.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 17, 2020through Nov 25, 2020
Honolulu, Oahu, North Shore, Oahu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Kahului, Maui
When you think of Hawaii, you might imagine a sun-drenched paradise full of sandy beaches, picturesque coastlines and laidback surfer types. You’d be right. The Essential Hawaii tour will let you explore all the hotspots of America’s archipelago state and, at the same time, relax into island life. Become one with the vibe of Waikiki beach, hike past spectacular craters, stroll on green sand beaches and experience the underwater world of beautiful marine life on your 9-day island-hopping adventure. From the buzz of Oahu’s North Shore to the prehistoric wonder of the Big Island, to the relaxed mood of Maui – say aloha to Hawaii and an unforgettable adventure.
Price Per Night:$370.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 18, 2020through Apr 25, 2020
Muscat, Ras al Jinz, Wahiba Sands, Nizwa, Jebel Shams, Muscat
Adventure from portside Muscat and Muttrah into the heart of Oman's richly coloured past. Discover the awesome Islamic forts, age-old mud-brick houses, and silver- and spice-filled souqs that make this Middle Eastern jewel such a feast for the senses. The treasures aren't all man-made: trip to the blazing remote landscapes of Wahiba Sands for a desert getaway with the Bedouins, and soak up breathtaking canyon views at Jebel Shams and Wadi Bani Awf before returning to the seaside capital.
Price Per Night:$112.76 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 27, 2020through Apr 13, 2020
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi – Overnight train, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Battambang...
Take an unforgettable adventure through two of the most colourful yet contrasting cultures in South East Asia. Starting off in Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, step back into the world of the country's last emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country's fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh's heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. This is a journey that draws you away from the crowds and into heart and soul of this captivating region, and its equally enchanting people.
A tropical archipelago made up of more than 7,000 islands packed to the brim with natural wonders, the Philippines is an enticing country just waiting to be explored. Gaze in awe at spectacular untouched landscapes, be caught-up by the infectious warmth of friendly locals and discover an intriguingly diverse mix of cultures, traditions and sights. From trekking Mt Pinatubo to exploring the stunning Banaue rice terraces - this country will really grab a hold of your senses. So pack your bags, take a dive into the unknown and get ready to fall in love with South-East Asia's wild child.
Price Per Night:$358.60 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 19, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Romantic adults-only (18 and over) all-inclusive resort on two miles of powdery white sand beach. Offers spacious rooms and suites furnished in elegant contemporary decor and outfitted with the latest amenities.
Price Per Night:$284.38 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 10, 2021through Sep 11, 2021
Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu / Cusco, Cusco, Puno, Lake Titicaca (Homestay), Lima
Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru's incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. Retrace the steps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, admire colonial cities, explore vibrant markets and meet the locals in this South American country with a difference. Return home with incredible memories of the panoramas and people of Peru.
Price Per Night:$368.80 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 19, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Emerging from a multimillion-dollar re-imagination The Pink Palace of the Pacific has a radiant new face and an entirely new attitude. This Luxury Collection Resort offers modern, discerning travelers a redefined luxury experience.
A ten-day jaunt through the countryside and cuisine of Switzerland is the ideal way to see (and taste) all things Swiss. This small nation packs a punch with its mountainous landscapes, glacial lakes, picturesque cities and food staples that are so tough to beat. Beginning in Zurich, head to historic St Gallen, lakeside Lucerne, adrenaline-filled Interlaken and cheese-obsessed Gruyeres before finishing in the nation's quaint capital, Bern. Here, the outdoors has never looked so good and chocolate has never tasted so smooth, so it’s time to test it out yourself.
Price Per Night:$1,086.60 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 07, 2020through Mar 17, 2020
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage, Ushuaia to Buenos Aires
Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Ushuaia, travelling through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands to see the incredible landscapes created by the Antarctic climate. See multiple species of playful penguins, the imposing and graceful frames of Antarctica's whales and a frenzy of feeding birdlife. Benefit from the navigational expertise and local knowledge of a professional crew and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience to Antarctica to see the exotic, alien nature of this frozen world for yourself.
Price Per Night:$198.31 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 11, 2020through May 24, 2020
Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Hubbard Glacier, Seward, Homer, Anchorage, Denali National Park...
The most complete tour of Denali and Alaskan life in the past and present. For the active, outgoing guest, this tour offers spectacular vantage points of Mt. McKinley with time to purchase an optional all-day fishing excursion.
Price Per Night:$740.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 16, 2020through May 24, 2020
U.S. / Lima, Peru, Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley / Guayaquil, Guayaquil / Galápagos, Disembark / Baltra / Guayaquil
Experience the best of Galápagos, and Machu Picchu too, in nine action-packed days. Starting in Lima on a Saturday night, stay two nights in the Sacred Valley, enjoy fabled Machu Picchu and see Cusco, imperial capital of the Inca.
Price Per Night:$249.38 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 27, 2020through Aug 04, 2020
Anchorage, Denali National Park, Maclaren River, Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Valdez, Anchorage
Alaska may be part of the USA, but it feels like another world. Discover incredible mountain ranges, diverse wildlife and shining glaciers on a nine-day Lonely Planet Experience in the coldest and iciest state of the USA. Go deep into the wild through the isolated Denali and Wrangell-St Elias national parks, then reunite with civilisation with stops in Anchorage and Valdez. Look out for moose, caribou and grizzly bears on an Alaskan safari and take a kayak trip past waterfalls and sea life. This active adventure takes you well off the beaten track, so escape from the world and explore the deep wilderness of Alaska.