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We go one step beyond carbon neutral tours by offsetting your journey three times over, door to door. Click below to learn more about our carbon offset commitment.

 

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We design small group tours, transformative retreats, and a delightful combination of both. Our passion is Around the World tours!

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Learn more about your trip architects, BJ and Lauren, as well as bit about the history of RetreaTours.

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“RetreaTours organized and superbly executed the best tour I have ever been on.”

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We’re so lucky that we get to hang out with the coolest people on tour—you!  If you want to see the type of sentiment that make us blush, pop over to our testimonial page. 

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“RetreaTours organized and superbly executed the best tour I have ever been on.”

Testimonials

We’re so lucky that we get to hang out with the coolest people on tour—you!  If you want to see the type of sentiment that make us blush, pop over to our testimonial page. 

You can see our future journeys below or by browsing the map.

Please click a red pin on the map to see the journeys currently available in that area. You can click the links to be taken directly to the trip’s website.

Ladakh, India

Pilgrimage to Ladakh, June 2022 (coming soon!)

Egypt

March 2022, Egypt Exploration (coming soon!)

Also, contact us for private options!

Sri Lanka

Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

Ongoing private trips–see details at PrivateBhutanTours.com

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

Angkor Wat

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

Petra

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

The Dead Sea

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

The Pyramids & Great Sphinx

Around the World: World Wonders Edition (this journey has been postponed until late 2022; you can see the 2020 itinerary here!)

Egypt Journey, coming March 2022!

Machu Picchu

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

Optional extension to the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Madagascar

Coming soon!

Kyoto, Japan

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

Madrid, Spain

Around the World in April 2023–stay tuned or get updates by signing up here

Around the World Tour

Coming in 2023!

This journey will take us to Japan (Kyoto), Cambodia (Angkor Wat), the Kingdom of Bhutan, Jordan (Dead Sea & Petra), Spain (Madrid) and Peru (Machu Picchu).  A fun, safe, efficient way to explore some of the more iconic sites on the globe! Click the button below to be alerted when more details are released.

Click here to see a testimonial video from our 2018 Around the World journey!

Kukur Tihar trip to Nepal

Treat, Spay, Love: Volunteers with street dogs in Nepal

Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021

Join this fundraising journey and honor dogs with us on Kukur Tihar, a uniquely Nepali holiday! All profits go toward local Kathmandu dog welfare organizations. Explore the beauty of the Kathmandu Vallet while making a difference. Plenty of options for trip extensions from hiking and safaris in Nepal, visiting the Taj Mahal in India, or heading to Bhutan.

Traditional costume of Mongolia

Mongolia: Steppe by Steppe

July 16–28, 2021

Discover the beauty of the eternal blue sky on the steppe of Mongolia and experience true Mongolian hospitality. We'll stay in a combination of traditional gers and modern hotels on this journey. This stunning landscape inspired Genghis Khan & it will inspire you, too! 

 

Chenrezig statue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia at Gandan temple

Pilgrimage to Mongolia

August 6–18, 2021

Join Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and this journey to witness the renaissance of Tibetan Buddhism in post-Communist Mongolia. Engage with local monks, experience puja ceremonies, and explore the vast grasslands of the Mongolian steppe.

 

Lion in Kenya

Kenya Safari

September 14-24, 2021

with Rwanda Mountain Gorilla extension

Enjoy daily game drives in Kenyan National Parks and check off "The Big 5" from the comfort of a spacious vehicle. You'll witness the Great Migration of wildebeest into Kenya and marvel at snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park, home to some of the biggest tusked elephants remaining in the world.

Buddhist temple at Kushinagar at sunset

Walking with the Buddha

October 10-24, 2021

Join Tricycle: The Buddhist Review in the footsteps of the Buddha through India and Nepal. Explore the circuit that the Buddha walked in his lifetime, from Lumbini to Kushinagar and each important pilgrimage site in between on this carbon negative journey.

Blue footed boobies in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands

December 7–17, 2021

Experience one of the most unique spots on earth on this land-based, small group tour of the Galapagos. These UNESCO World Heritage islands are home to diverse flora & fauna, many are found nowhere else on the planet. We'll stay in comfortable hotels on land and take plenty of excursions on the water. This trip is a guest favorite and sells out every year!

 

Secret waterfall in El Chalten, Argentina, Patagonia

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

with Easter Island extension

January 13–26, 2022

Discover the Iguazu Falls and the Southern Cone in a comprehensive exploration of Chilen and Argentinian Patagonia. You'll experience everything from the far reaches of Tierra del Fuego to the sweeping vistas of Torres del Paine, El Chalten, and El Calafate. Consider joining us on an extension to iconic Easter Island, as well!

Penguin in the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

with Easter Island extension

February 10–23, 2022

Discover the Iguazu Falls and the Southern Cone in a comprehensive exploration of Chilen and Argentinian Patagonia. You'll experience everything from the far reaches of Tierra del Fuego to the sweeping vistas of Torres del Paine, El Chalten, and El Calafate. Consider joining us on an extension to iconic Easter Island, as well!

Journeys coming soon–sign up below and we'll notify you when registration is live.

A camel standing in front of a pyramid at giza

Egypt

Early 2022

We grow up hearing about these ancient sites, but it's a whole different experience exploring them firsthand! We'll spend time at the Giza pyramids, Sphinx, and the ancient site of Saqqara before moving on to Luxor (Thebes), home to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. We'll cruise the Nile River and visit captivating temples along the way, ending in breathtaking Abu Simbel. And don't forget the brand new GEM, Grand Egyptian Museum!

2 elephants lovingly play in Sri Lanka at sunset

Sri Lanka

Early 2022

Sri Lanka, a charming tropical island where you can explore from the jungles to the beaches, discover ancient Buddhist ruins and European forts, and try your hand at spotting elephants and leopards on safari! Take an iconic train ride through the hills of gorgeous Ceylon tea plantations and climb the impressive rock fortress in Sigiriya. Stay tuned for our next Sri Lanka adventure!

Baby jaguar bats at his mother's face in the Pantanal of Brazil

Wildlife Wonders of South America

with Galapagos extension

Late 2023

Say hello to the penguins, elephant seals, and whales of Peninsula Valdes in Argentinian Patagonia before setting off for the wilds of Brazil's Pantanal wetlands, filled with jaguars, tapirs, macaws, anteaters, capybara & more. We'll wrap up in the Cloud Forest of Mindo, Ecuador, home to hundreds of species of birds! If you wish, we can continue on to discover to unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Private tours of Bhutan include a trip to Tiger's Nest

Bhutan

Ongoing

A lot of people are surprised when they learn how easy it is to travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan! You don't even have to wait for one of our tours—we can arrange a private tour for as many people as you like (even if it's just one!) You'll have your own private guide, driver, and a choice of category of hotels. Click the link below to get some ideas and then contact us to put a vacation together for you!

Mama and baby rhinos stand together in a field in Kenya.

Private Tours

Travel in your "bubble"

Perhaps you'd rather avoid small group tours for a while, or you just prefer traveling with your own family or group of friends. We can help arrange a private tour with trusted guides in many parts of the world, such as India, Egypt, Sri Lanka, East Africa, and more. Email us today with a "wishlist" and let us help make your travel bubble dreams come true!

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Around the World Tour

Coming in 2023

This journey will take us to Japan (Kyoto), Cambodia (Angkor Wat), the Kingdom of Bhutan, Jordan (Dead Sea & Petra), Spain (Madrid) and Peru (Machu Picchu).  A fun, safe, efficient way to explore some of the more iconic sites on the globe! Click the button below to be alerted when more details are released.

Click here to see a testimonial video from our 2018 Around the World journey!

Kukur Tihar trip to Nepal

Treat, Spay, Love: Volunteers with street dogs in Nepal

Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021

Join this fundraising journey and honor dogs with us on Kukur Tihar, a uniquely Nepali holiday! All profits go toward local Kathmandu dog welfare organizations. Explore the beauty of the Kathmandu Vallet while making a difference. Plenty of options for trip extensions from hiking and safaris in Nepal, visiting the Taj Mahal in India, or heading to Bhutan.

Traditional costume of Mongolia

Mongolia: Steppe by Steppe

July 16–28, 2021

Discover the beauty of the eternal blue sky on the steppe of Mongolia and experience true Mongolian hospitality. We'll stay in a combination of traditional gers and modern hotels on this journey. This stunning landscape inspired Genghis Khan & it will inspire you, too! 

Chenrezig statue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia at Gandan temple

Pilgrimage to Mongolia

August 6–18, 2021

Join Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and this journey to witness the renaissance of Tibetan Buddhism in post-Communist Mongolia. Engage with local monks, experience puja ceremonies, and explore the vast grasslands of the Mongolian steppe.

Lion in Kenya

Kenya Safari

September 14-24, 2021

with Rwanda Mountain Gorilla extension

Enjoy daily game drives in Kenyan National Parks and check off "The Big 5" from the comfort of a spacious vehicle. You'll witness the Great Migration of wildebeest into Kenya and marvel at snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park, home to some of the biggest tusked elephants remaining in the world.

Buddhist temple at Kushinagar at sunset

Walking with the Buddha

Pilgrimage to India & Nepal

October 10-24, 2021

Join Tricycle: The Buddhist Review in the footsteps of the Buddha through India and Nepal. Explore the circuit that the Buddha walked in his lifetime, from Lumbini to Kushinagar and each important pilgrimage site in between on this carbon negative journey.

Blue footed boobies in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands

December 7–17, 2021

Experience one of the most unique spots on earth on this land-based, small group tour of the Galapagos. These UNESCO World Heritage islands are home to diverse flora & fauna, many are found nowhere else on the planet. We'll stay in comfortable hotels on land and take plenty of excursions on the water. This trip is a guest favorite and sells out every year!

 

Secret waterfall in El Chalten, Argentina, Patagonia

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

with Easter Island extension

January 13–26, 2022

Discover the Iguazu Falls and the Southern Cone in a comprehensive exploration of Chilen and Argentinian Patagonia. You'll experience everything from the far reaches of Tierra del Fuego to the sweeping vistas of Torres del Paine, El Chalten, and El Calafate. Consider joining us on an extension to iconic Easter Island, as well!

Penguin in the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

with Easter Island extension

February 10–23, 2022

Discover the Iguazu Falls and the Southern Cone in a comprehensive exploration of Chilen and Argentinian Patagonia. You'll experience everything from the far reaches of Tierra del Fuego to the sweeping vistas of Torres del Paine, El Chalten, and El Calafate. Consider joining us on an extension to iconic Easter Island, as well!

Iguazu Falls

Journeys coming soon–sign up below and we'll notify you when registration is live.

A camel standing in front of a pyramid at giza

Egypt

Early 2022

We grow up hearing about these ancient sites, but it's a whole different experience exploring them firsthand! We'll spend time at the Giza pyramids, Sphinx, and the ancient site of Saqqara before moving on to Luxor (Thebes), home to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. We'll cruise the Nile River and visit captivating temples along the way, ending in breathtaking Abu Simbel. And don't forget the brand new GEM, Grand Egyptian Museum!

2 elephants lovingly play in Sri Lanka at sunset

Sri Lanka

Early 2022

Sri Lanka, a charming tropical island where you can explore from the jungles to the beaches, discover ancient Buddhist ruins and European forts, and try your hand at spotting elephants and leopards on safari! Take an iconic train ride through the hills of gorgeous Ceylon tea plantations and climb the impressive rock fortress in Sigiriya. Stay tuned for our next Sri Lanka adventure!

Baby jaguar bats at his mother's face in the Pantanal of Brazil

Wildlife Wonders of South America

with Galapagos extension

Late 2023

Say hello to the penguins, elephant seals, and whales of Peninsula Valdes in Argentinian Patagonia before setting off for the wilds of Brazil's Pantanal wetlands, filled with jaguars, tapirs, macaws, anteaters, capybara & more. We'll wrap up in the Cloud Forest of Mindo, Ecuador, home to hundreds of species of birds! If you wish, we can continue on to discover to unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Private tours of Bhutan include a trip to Tiger's Nest

Bhutan

Ongoing

A lot of people are surprised when they learn how easy it is to travel to the Kingdom of Bhutan! You don't even have to wait for one of our tours—we can arrange a private tour for as many people as you like (even if it's just you).

You'll have your own private guide, driver, and a choice of category of hotels. Click the link below to get some ideas and then contact us to put a vacation together for you!

Mama and baby rhinos stand together in a field in Kenya.

Private Tours

Travel in your "bubble"

Perhaps you'd rather avoid small group tours for a while, or you just prefer traveling with your own family or group of friends. We can help arrange a private tour with trusted guides in many parts of the world, such as India, Egypt, Sri Lanka, East Africa, and more. Email us today with a "wishlist" and let us help make your travel bubble dreams come true!

Follow us