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Explore the World's Hidden Corners

Dream journeys for real travelers.

By: Sara Sheehy + Save to a List

Does your list of New Years' resolutions include "explore more?"

Ours sure does, and this year, we're eyeing experiences that expand our boundaries and take us places we haven't been before. Luckily, that's precisely what Wilderness Travel offers — trips for adventurous spirits to some of the most intriguing destinations in the world.

If you're ready for a journey, Wilderness Travel is ready to take you where you want to go.

About Wilderness Travel

Wilderness Travel began in 1978 with little more than a single desk in a small office in Berkeley, California. Now, 42 years later, they are an award-winning adventure travel company that offers over 200 small group and private journeys to 75 countries across the world.

Join Wilderness Travel on a journey designed for travelers, by travelers. The company's Trip Leaders aren't just there to show you the best spots, they are also mountaineers, archaeologists, naturalists, photographers, and authors. Each Trip Leader brings their knowledge and skills to each trip, so you can have a one-of-a-kind experience no matter where you travel.

Every trip is crafted to provide unforgettable experiences, all while adhering to the highest standards of sustainable travel. Starting in 2020, Wilderness Travel is offsetting all carbon emissions for your entire trip. From your transportation, to meals, to hotel stays, everything is offset through carbon credits. Additionally, by working directly with small lodges and hotels, Wilderness Travel directly supports local economies in their destinations.

There's More Than One Way to Adventure

At Wilderness Travel, they know that there's more than one way to have an adventure. 

In addition to their more traditional (and award-winning!) hiking and trekking trips, they also offer snorkeling expeditions, cultural tours, adventures tailored to family travel, small-ship cruises, and private journeys

No matter what type of trip you plan with Wilderness Travel, you'll have personal service from day one. Wilderness Travel provides a single point of contact in the lead-up to your adventure, helping you handle all of your trip details and any questions that come up along the way. From the time you're picked up at the airport, experienced Trip Leaders and local support staff will handle everything, so all you need to do is enjoy the journey of a lifetime.

Trips We'd Like to Take

Here at The Outbound, we love to travel just as much as you do, and our bucket list gets longer every day. Here are a few of Wilderness Travel's 2020 destinations that we have our eyes on.

Hiking in the Azores: This 10-day trip takes you through the traditional villages, lake-filled calderas, and ancient vineyards of the volcanic archipelago of the Azores. Experience how the 4 islands you'll visit have their own unique personality and terrain, indulge in fresh-caught fish, and be slowed down by the unhurried pace of Azorean life.

Snorkeling Raja Ampat: The Raja Ampat archipelago is known as one of the most phenomenal snorkeling destinations on the planet due to its pristine reefs and marine biodiversity. Be whisked off to sea on a 100-foot Indonesian schooner that will explore some of the best snorkeling spots in these islands on this 12-day adventure.

Namibia Expedition: Namibia's landscapes are unlike any other on the planet. This 14-day safari adventure is designed explore various regions of the area from salt pans of Etosha where you can watch wildlife gather in huge numbers around waterholes, to the surreal sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

Ready to dive in? Visit Wilderness Travel to explore more trips and destinations.

All photos courtesy of Wilderness Travel

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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