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We go one step beyond carbon-neutral tours by offsetting your journey 200%, 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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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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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.”

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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. 

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Bhutan

Ongoing private trips–see details at PrivateBhutanTours.com

Around the World in Late 2023

Optional extension to the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Pilgrimage to Ladakh

with Tricycle & Megan Mook

May 15–27 and June 1–13, 2024

Immerse yourself in Tibetan Buddhism on the rooftop of the world during this all-inclusive, small-group journey to Ladakh, India. We’ll use the Indus River Valley as our home base on this Himalayan pilgrimage in ‘Little Tibet’ with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and Buddhist teacher Megan Mook.

 

Pilgrimage to India & Nepal

Walking with the Buddha

with Tricycle and Vishvapani Blomfield

October 24–November 9, 2023

Join Tricycle and Buddhist author Vishvapani Blomfield as we explore the circuit that the Buddha walked in his time, from Lumbini to Kushinagar and each important pilgrimage site in between, on this carbon-negative journey.

Luxury Kenya Safari

September 1-13, 2024

Experience the legendary Great Migration in Masai Mara National Reserve. Go off the beaten track and visit Samburu National Reserve & the special species there. Discover Ol Pejeta Conservancy and meet the last two northern white rhinos on the planet.

Rest in style at 4 and 5-star hotels and luxury tent camps, knowing that every last detail has been taken care of on this all-inclusive, triple-carbon offset journey.

 

A camel standing in front of a pyramid at giza

Exquisite Egypt Luxury Tour

January 16-28, 2024 & January 29–February 10, 2024

Explore Egypt in style 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.

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

Safari through Brazil's Pantanal

Wildlife Wonders of South America

September 28–October 8, 2024

Our hand-crafted South American safari highlights the wildlife wonders of the planet's largest wetlands, the Pantanal. Where do you see the classic animals of the Amazon Rainforest? In the Pantanal! Jaguars, tapirs, anteaters, capybaras–discover a Southern Hemisphere safari like no other on our small group tour.

Madagascar

Postponed ~ join waitlist on the website!

The 8th Continent, the Great Red Island, Lemur Land–this magical land has earned many nicknames but nothing can quite describe the beauty here. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the unique biomes of mighty Madagascar.

Create unforgettable memories as your encounter endangered lemurs. Walk the rich red earth among the spiny forest. Relax into the rhythm of the rainforest as we spot rare birds and quirky chameleons. Madagascar is a wildlife lover’s paradise and an adventure seeker’s dream come true

Penguin in the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego

Natural Wonders of South America:

Patagonia & Iguazu Falls

February 13–March 6, 2024 & March 12-24, 2024

Discover Iguazu Falls and the Southern Cone in a comprehensive exploration of Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia.

We'll explore both the Brazilian and Argentinian side of the largest waterfall system on the planet. 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.  Same itinerary but two departure dates!

Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka

with Tricycle & Andrew Olendzki

January 4–15, 2024

Immerse yourself in the cultural and spiritual heritage of the “Island of Gems” next January on this 12-day pilgrimage. Joined by Buddhist scholar and teacher Andrew Olendzki, we’ll explore historic Buddhist temples and ruins, soak up the beauty of the region’s rich forests and national parks, and integrate Buddhist study.

Around the World Tour

Japan · Singapore · Cambodia · Bhutan · Nepal · Egypt · Jordan · Spain

Stay tuned for our next RTW journey! Join the waitlist below

This all-inclusive, ultra-small group journey is a perfect way to see the most iconic spots on the planet!  We'll begin during the autumn colors in Japan and continue on to such iconic sites as Angkor Wat,  the Pyramids, and Petra. Together we'll explore Tiger's Nest in Bhutan and enjoy world-class art and cuisine in Madrid.

Blue footed boobies in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands

Postponed

Our most popular tour!

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!

 

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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