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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!

BJ and Lauren of RetreaTours

About Us

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

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Galapagos Field Guide

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Grab our Galapagos Field Guide as a free pdf, or order a print magazine version or eBook if you prefer!

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Head over here to see our latest posts, including photo albums from recent itinerary research trips.  

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling… Naturally!

We combine our decades of travel expertise with our professional background in natural medicine to bring you the best tips for preventing and treating traveler’s diarrhea, altitude sickness, motion sickness & more. 

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Healthy travel tips

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling… Naturally!

We combine our decades of travel expertise with our professional background in natural medicine to bring you the best tips for preventing and treating traveler’s diarrhea, altitude sickness, motion sickness & more. 

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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. 

icecream in egypt

“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

Egypt Exploration: October 31–November 10, 2022

Contact us for private tour options

Bhutan

Ongoing private trips–see details at PrivateBhutanTours.com

Around the World in April 2023

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 Exploration: October 31-November 10, 2022

Optional extension to the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Madagascar

Coming soon!

around the world tour in 2023 visits bhutan, cambodia, jordan, japan, spain, and peru

Around the World Tour

Japan · Cambodia · Bhutan · Jordan · Spain · Peru · optional Easter Island extension

April 3–29, 2023

This Around the World journey will be a perfect re-entry into international travel! We'll begin during cherry blossom season in Japan and continue on to such iconic sites as Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, and Petra. Together we'll explore Tiger's Nest in Bhutan and enjoy world-class art and cuisine in Madrid.

Limited to 12 guests.

Lion in Kenya

Kenya Safari

Stay tuned for 2022 Dates

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.

Blue footed boobies in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands

Two departures

Nov 27–Dec 7, 2021 &

December 9–19, 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!

 

Penguin in the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

with Easter Island extension

January 19–February 1, 2023

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!

2 elephants lovingly play in Sri Lanka at sunset

Sri Lanka:

Safaris & Spices, Buddhas & Beaches

Feb 16-March 2 &

March 8-22, 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.  

A camel standing in front of a pyramid at giza

Egypt

March 2023

Explore Egypt in style in early 2023 on this 5-star adventure. We'll enjoy the iconic treasures of the Giza Plateau and the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum before flying to Luxor (ancient Thebes) to immerse ourselves in the "world's largest open-air museum."  We'll cruise the Nile River and visit captivating temples along the way, ending in breathtaking Abu Simbel. 

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

Buddhist temple at Kushinagar at sunset

Walking with the Buddha

December 3-17, 2022

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. Find your inspiration under the Bodhi Tree at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

Chenrezig statue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia at Gandan temple

Pilgrimage to Mongolia

Postponed to Summer 2023

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

You can click the link below to see the itinerary and to be notified when we open the 2023 journey for registration.

Traditional costume of Mongolia

Mongolia: Steppe by Steppe

Postponed to Summer 2023

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 comfortable hotels on this journey, as we explore the modern capital city and the breathtaking beautiful countryside. This stunning landscape inspired Genghis Khan & it will inspire you, too!

You can click the link below to see the itinerary and to be notified when we open the 2023 journey for registration.

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 in 2023 visits bhutan, cambodia, jordan, japan, spain, and peru

Around the World Tour

Japan · Cambodia · Bhutan · Jordan · Spain · Peru · optional Easter Island extension

April 3–29, 2023

This Around the World journey will be a perfect re-entry into international travel! We'll begin during cherry blossom season in Japan and continue on to such iconic sites as Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, and Petra. Together we'll explore Tiger's Nest in Bhutan and enjoy world-class art and cuisine in Madrid.

Limited to 12 guests.

Lion in Kenya

Kenya Safari

Stay tuned for 2022 dates!

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.

Blue footed boobies in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands

Two departures

Nov 27–Dec 7, 2021 &

December 9–19, 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!

A camel standing in front of a pyramid at giza

Egypt

March 2023

Explore Egypt in style in early 2023 on this 5-star adventure. We'll enjoy the iconic treasures of the Giza Plateau and the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum before flying to Luxor (ancient Thebes) to immerse ourselves in the "world's largest open-air museum."  We'll cruise the Nile River and visit captivating temples along the way, ending in breathtaking Abu Simbel.

Penguin in the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

with Easter Island extension

January 19–February 1, 2023

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!

2 elephants lovingly play in Sri Lanka at sunset

Sri Lanka:

Safaris & Spices, Buddhas & Beaches

February 16-March 2 &

March 8-22, 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.  

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

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.

Buddhist temple at Kushinagar at sunset

Walking with the Buddha

Pilgrimage to India & Nepal

December 3-17, 2022

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.

Traditional costume of Mongolia

Mongolia: Steppe by Steppe

Postponed to Summer 2023

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 comfortable hotels on this journey, as we explore the modern capital city and the breathtaking beautiful countryside.  This stunning landscape inspired Genghis Khan & it will inspire you, too!

Chenrezig statue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia at Gandan temple

Pilgrimage to Mongolia

Postponed to Summer 2023

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.

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!

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!

Follow us