Price Per Night:$207.75 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 25, 2021through Sep 05, 2021
New York (Newark), Washington DC, Appalachian Mountains, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans
Cut through the heart of the USA on this nine-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Travel from iconic city to iconic city as you hit the road from New York to New Orleans, snaking through the Appalachian Mountains via Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nashville and Memphis. This overland odyssey is the perfect introduction to the diverse appeal of the United States. Chow down on a po’boy in the Big Easy, camp in the Appalachian Mountains and check out the Liberty Bell in Philly. Enjoy the organisational expertise of Intrepid, a local leader on hand to offer insider tips at every turn, and the freedom to follow their advice or go your own way.
Welcome to Bessarabia, a land so remote that tourism is yet to get a foothold. Escape the tourist crowds on this unique trip to Eastern Romania, Moldova and the Black Sea Coast of Ukraine. From the breakaway republic of Transnistria – where Soviet values persist – to the eerie wastelands of Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, this itinerary showcases some of the least visited sights in Europe. Get ready for an adventure.
Price Per Night:$133.89 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 21, 2020through Nov 30, 2020
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Cappadocia - Overnight Train, Erzurum, Kars, Istanbul
Generally perceived as a summer destination, Turkey has a lot to offer the traveller who is prepared to forgo summer temperatures and Mediterranean resorts for stunning landscapes of snow-capped mountains, iced lakes and fairy chimneys dusted in white. Istanbul begins winding down in October as temperatures start to drop, giving way to winter cuisine of Salep (a cream drink served hot made from the root of wild orchids), mulled wine and steaming bowls of mercimek corba (lentil soup). The famous sites are still there but the crowds are not, so if you're prepared to rug up then this winter discovery is the perfect way to discover Turkey and its fascinating history.
Price Per Night:$346.76 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 14, 2020through Dec 31, 2020
Melbourne, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Sydney, Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown...
On this grand, wide-ranging journey, you'll explore the two diverse and fascinating nations that lie on the shores of the Tasman Sea. Vastly different in size, and each offering unique landscapes and experiences.
Price Per Night:$369.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 17, 2021through Dec 29, 2021
Buenos Aires, El Chalten, El Chalten / El Calafate, El Calafate / Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Travel from the heaving streets of Buenos Aires to the remote wilderness of Argentina and Chile on this 15-day trekking tour. Hike to the clear waters of Laguna de Los Tres and see a glacial lake surrounded by jagged peaks when you explore Laguna Torre. Spend a few days deep in the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park, hiking past glaciers and watching rhea birds and pink flamingos preen in front of a backdrop of stunning mountains. Finish up with a cruise through the Beagle Channel and a night in Buenos Aires, the perfect end to an active adventure through the wilderness of South America.
Price Per Night:$104.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 12, 2021through Oct 29, 2021
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.
Price Per Night:$630.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 01, 2021through Dec 30, 2022
Hanoi/Halong Bay, Halong Bay/Hanoi
Prepare to be whisked away from the cosmopolitan streets of Hanoi to the serene landscape of the World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. Cast away on a traditional-style boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the bay. Sit back, relax and soak up this epic landscape while enjoying scrumptious meals cooked on board. Relax on deck with friends, chat to the friendly crew, meet the locals as they row between boats or explore myriad hidden caves by kayak. This short trip is the perfect way to add a few days of well-deserved relaxation onto any Vietnam adventure.
Price Per Night:$298.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 08, 2021through Sep 18, 2021
Belfast, Giant's Causeway / Belfast, Galway, Aran Islands / Galway, Cliffs of Moher / Adare / Killarney, Ring of Kerry / Killarney, Dublin
The northern nooks and the regal Republic – see it all on an eight-day adventure on both sides of the Irish border. Travel past green pastures, stunning lakes, striking cliff faces and, in the evening, head straight to the pub for a Guinness (or two). Visit medieval castles and ancient sites filled with folklore and whimsy, and marvel at the views of Ireland's rugged coastline, including the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and the Giant's Causeway. Hitting the cities of Belfast and Dublin, don't forget to gather your travel crew together for some pub grub and live music to cap off a tour that hits all the hotspots of Ireland. ‘To be sure?’, you say? Why yes, we’re sure.
Price Per Night:$161.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 25, 2021through Dec 16, 2021
Kuching, Bako National Park - Kuching, Kuching, Mulu National Park, Headhunters Trail - Homestay, Labuan Island, Kota Kinabalu, Dusun Village, Mt Kinabalu National Park , Mt Kinabalu – Poring Hot Springs...
Imagine a place that is spiritual and wild, colourful and mysterious, and full of tantalising secrets - this is beautiful Borneo. From the steamy jungles of Mulu National Park and the secluded beaches of Turtle Island, to the graceful orangutans at Sepilok and small villages nestled in the shadow of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo is a true gem of South East Asia. Experience captivating sunsets, be welcomed on homestays, travel along scenic trails, laze on tropical beaches and see an abundance of wildlife - this is a tour to remember forever.
Encounter the picturesque hills and olive groves of Tuscany on this cycling adventure from Florence to Pisa. Be rewarded after a day of pedaling through quaint villages with inspiring mountain views in Barga. Explore the frenetic streets of Pisa before laying eyes on a certain lopsided tower. Visit one of the oldest bakeries in Italy for a taste of their delicious biscotti. Enjoy stunning views of Garfagnana, Tuscany's mountainous escape.
Price Per Night:$280.44 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 03, 2021through Sep 18, 2021
Buenos Aires, Ituizangó, Ibera Wetlands/Ituizangó, Foz do Iguazu, Foz do Iguacu, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro
Get an invigorating taste of South America’s south on a trip that takes you from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. Let the sounds of samba wash over you and get swept up in the infectious energy of the locals. Stroll white-sand beaches in Rio, rummage through antique fairs in Buenos Aires and sample delicious culinary specialties wherever you go. In between these two vibrant cities, become immersed in spectacular wilderness - from the sprawling wetlands of Ibera to the astonishing Iguazu Falls, there’s a trove of natural beauty waiting for you.
Price Per Night:$74.40 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 06, 2021through Oct 07, 2021
Hanoi, Cat Ba Island, Hanoi – Overnight Train, Hue, Hoi An, Hoi An – Overnight Train, Phan Rang, Phan Rang – Overnight Train, Ho Chi Minh City
Get a taste of adventure in Vietnam on an 11-day experience bought to you by Lonely Planet and Intrepid. This escapade from north to south takes you from French-influenced Hanoi to heaving Ho Chi Minh City on a journey that balances local guidance with freedom to explore independently. Discover the countryside around Hue by bicycle, kayak between limestone karsts off the coast of Cat Ba Island and chill out in seaside Phan Rang. Let an expert local leader show you around this vivacious nation so you can see the real Vietnam.
Price Per Night:$310.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 22, 2020through Dec 16, 2020
Christchurch, Punakaiki, Franz Josef , Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Nelson – Stoke, Wellington...
Visually striking, culturally daring and ever-surprising, New Zealand will charm the socks off even the most reserved traveller. Nature enthusiasts will be awe-struck by the Franz Josef Glacier, photographers dazzled by the Bay of Islands, food lovers swooning over Kaikoura's cuisine and thrillseekers will have their pulses racing in Queenstown - the diversity of landscapes and activities in NZ is boundless. From south to north, beaches to volcanoes and charismatic towns to historical legacies, New Zealand has the capacity to wow on all fronts.
Price Per Night:$128.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 02, 2022through Oct 29, 2022
Istanbul, Kusadasi, Kusadasi - Ephesus , Kusadasi, Konya / Cappadocia, Cappadocia , Cappadocia to Istanbul , Istanbul
This journey packs a mighty punch in just eight days. Start in Istanbul and marvel at the Blue Mosque before navigating the warrens of the Grand Bazaar, then travel to the Aegean Sea to soak up sun, salt and history in Kusadasi with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. Travel on the overnight train to Central Anatolia and the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia, where hot air balloons dot the skyline and dwellings are cut into the cliffs, then finish back in Istanbul, the long-lived metropolis where East meets West.
Price Per Night:$310.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Dec 28, 2020
A city like no other, Dubai is the story of the little fishing village that could, and of a city that has made it big – at least as far as opulence and grandeur is concerned. Discover man-made islands sculpted into the shapes of palms and a tower so high it is almost a kilometre tall. Explore the heritage area of Bastakiya, wander the spice and gold souqs, and see more supercars in one day than you’re likely to see in a year as you walk the streets of this desert town.
Price Per Night:$284.80 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 22, 2021through Aug 24, 2021
Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Anchorage
Spot killer whales, bears and playful sea otters on this six-day Lonely Planet Experience deep into Alaska's beautiful, icy heart. From Anchorage to Seward, journey past boreal forests, around mountain ranges and into the spectacular bay. Stroll along the remote beaches of Homer, count puffins nesting in the rugged cliffs, kayak past icebergs in Seward and experience the majestic calm of this vast wilderness. With local knowledge and some pretty epic lodgings along the way, experience Alaska on a true wilderness adventure.
Price Per Night:$182.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 21, 2021through Sep 10, 2021
Minsk, Khatyn / Minsk, Nesvizh, Mir / Brest, Brest / Rural Village Homestay, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Grodno, Grodno / Minsk, Minsk
Castles, cathedrals, rich forests and soviet structures – Belarus is a diamond, shining with post-war intrigue. While much of the country has been shaped in some way by conflict, the result is a modern country where Soviet, Polish, Orthodox and Jewish influences meet in each city to create architectural wonderlands. In contrast, the sprawling medieval forests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha remain unravaged by man and just as full of curious history, riddled in the growth rings of the towering ancient oak trees. From marsh to metropolis, Belarus’ appeal lies in a tranquillity that needs to be experienced firsthand before it can be fully understood.
Price Per Night:$100.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 02, 2021through Sep 27, 2021
Delhi, Agra, Agra – Orchha, Orchha, Orchha - Overnight train, River Ganges, Varanasi, India/Nepal border crossing – Lumbini, Chitwan National Park - Madi Valley, Chitwan National Park...
Travel from India to Nepal on an insightful overland trip from Delhi to Kathmandu. From reminders of the Mughal dynasty in northern India to the snow-capped Himalayas of Nepal, this trip will truly inspire. Witness the colour and contrast between the bazaars of Delhi, the jungle in Orchha, and the sacred Ganges. Be awed by the Taj Mahal and see the sunrise over the holy city of Varanasi. Come face-to-face with pilgrims, villagers, holy men, and generations of shopkeepers. For those wanting to travel by land between these two very different neighbours, this is the perfect journey.
Price Per Night:$162.77 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 05, 2021through Oct 22, 2021
La Paz, Sucre , Potosi, Uyuni, Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Uyuni – Tilcara, Tilcara – Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires , Colonia del Sacramento...
Explore South America with Lonely planet and Intrepid Travel on this 31-day tour. Take the road less travelled from sky-high La Paz to party-ready Rio de Janeiro, stopping along the way to see the mind-bending Uyani Salt Flat, follow your rhythm in Buenos Aires, ride horses on a Uruguayan estancia and wonder at the incredible power of Iguazu Falls. This overland adventure is big on freedom – your local leader will give you insider info, your group will provide the company of curious, like-minded travellers, and then you decide how you want to spend your days.
Price Per Night:$906.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 04, 2021through Feb 20, 2021
Ushuaia, New Island, Grave Cove, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Crossing The Drake Passage, Ushuaia
PONANT invites you on a polar expedition cruise to the heart of the icy realm that is the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable 9-day voyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife.
Price Per Night:$137.86 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 19, 2021through Aug 28, 2021
Cairo, Aswan, Nile Felucca, Luxor, Cairo
Travel to Egypt and follow the path of the river Nile as you revel in a taste of Egypt's history, beauty and colour on this short but action-packed trip along the longest river in the world. Cruise one of the world’s most iconic rivers on a traditional felucca, discover the largest and most impressive pharaonic temples, chat and dine with interesting locals and live it up in this country of deserts, bazaars, monuments and unmatched experiences. This eight-day Cairo round trip will get you feeling desert vibes, ancient wonders and local secrets at every stop.
Price Per Night:$386.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 05, 2021through Dec 31, 2021
Brisbane to Fraser Island, Fraser Island , Airlie Beach, Whitsundays Cruise and Airlie Beach, Mission Beach, Atherton Tableands - Cairns, The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
Victoria has the Great Ocean Road, New South Wales has Bronte and Bondi, but head further north up Australia’s east coast and it’s a whole different kettle of fish. Queensland offers one coastal paradise after another: the atmospheric dunes of Fraser Island, the impossibly white beaches and blue waters of the Whitsundays, and the colourful coral tapestry of the Great Barrier Reef. With four-star accommodation throughout, this is one unforgettable east coast adventure.
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.
Peru and Bolivia are both lands of the epic and that which must be seen to be believed. This 25-day odyssey takes you to the world’s highest-navigable lake (Titicaca), the world’s largest tropical rainforest (the Amazon), the world’s highest administrative capital (La Paz) and the world’s largest salt flats (Uyuni). It also includes the chance to trek the Inca Trail before emerging above Machu Picchu, which isn’t actually a world-record holder but probably should be for ‘best ancient city in the clouds’. In between the gasps you can ramble through markets, sipping Pisco sours and munching ceviche with locals.
Price Per Night:$163.75 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 01, 2021through Dec 30, 2022
Hanoi, Sapa Trek, Sapa/Overnight Train, Hanoi
Northwest Vietnam is a captivating mix of dramatic mountainscapes, crisp fresh air and colourfully-clothed hilltribes. Set on the slopes of a beautiful emerald green valley, Sapa is the heart of this unique piece of Vietnam. Travel to this peaceful land and meet resplendently dressed ethnic minorities at the local market, visit neighbouring villages and hike through iridescent rice terraces, witnessing how the current of life has bubbled along here for centuries. This five-day trekking adventure is full of opportunities to be immersed in traditional hilltribe culture and cuisine, while relishing the striking landscapes of Sapa and its surrounds.