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How to choose the Adventure Tour that’s right for you

Oct 05, 2020 by Mara Dold

Are you looking for jaw-dropping, heart-racing, goosebump-worthy moments when you travel? Our new Adventure Tours are your perfect match! You’ll go off-the-beaten-path to view unique destinations, and have hands-on experiences that will check all your “explorer” boxes—and most importantly, be jam-packed with adventure.

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Take our Amalfi Coast Walking Tour if your dream day is a hike overlooking the sea and a dinner of homemade pasta and fine wine.


MUST SEE: Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii

Walk to the top of Mount Vesuvius, the infamous volcano known for the destruction of Pompeii in 79 A.D. Then, take a guided tour of the preserved Roman city’s ruins including excavated theaters, villas, and temples.

MUST DO: Walk along the Path of the Gods

Step it up a notch with this steep and physically challenging yet oh-so-rewarding 4.5 mile hike. Follow your guide through vineyards and forests with panoramic views of the sea below. End your day with a well-earned Aperol Spritz alongside the beach in Positano.

MUST EAT: Lunch at a local farm

Journey to the countryside in Campania to a picturesque farm, which is a world-renowned producer of Italy’s buffalo mozzarella. See the incredible buffalo up close and then sit down for lunch. You’ll try buffalo milk, yogurt, ice cream, and of course, the famed mozzarella cheese—a true dairy-lover’s dream.

Insider tip: If you’re shopping for souvenirs along the Amalfi Coast, be sure to stop in the local ceramic shops and pick up a serveware set with the iconic lemon design.

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If you love nature walks and wildlife, and your camera is attached to your hip 24/7, then your next tour needs to be to Costa Rica.


MUST-SEE: Arenal National Park

Rainforests, volcanoes, and monkeys, oh my! This park has it all, from waterfall hikes to wildlife sightings to picture-worthy views of the grand Arenal Volcano. Take advantage of a trip to the hot springs and take a dip in the heated pools, kept warm by geothermal activity from the volcano.

MUST DO: Sky Walk

Thrill seekers, unite! Walk through the majestic Monteverde Cloud Forest from up high. Take a guided tour of the rainforest canopy by walking across a series of suspension bridges and explore from new heights.

MUST EAT: Gallo Pinto

This dish is as traditional as it gets. It’s a simple combination of rice, beans, onions, peppers, and mild spice but boy, it packs a delicious punch! Try it for breakfast with eggs, sweet plantains, and corn tortillas.

Local lingo: You’ll hear and see the phrase “pura vida,” which translates to pure or simple life. This phrase encapsulates the way Costa Ricans live their lives.

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If you’re a history and architecture enthusiast and love trying new things, then you need to travel on Thailand: The Golden Kingdom.


MUST-SEE: Buddhas & temples

If you don’t come back with a full photo reel of Buddhas and temples, were you really in Thailand? Get out your cameras for the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), and the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)—just to name a few.

MUST DO: Rickshaw ride & market visit

Take a cycle rickshaw to the Phitsanulok Night Market where you can find fresh food fried in woks and served to order. In the mood to shop? Pick up local handicrafts, souvenirs, and clothing for sale.

MUST EAT: Lanna Family Home-Hosted Dinner

Get the exclusive opportunity to join a local family for a home-cooked meal on an added excursion. Learn about the culture, traditions, and daily life of your hosts as you help prepare a spread of traditional Thai dishes. You’ll want to bring your recipe cards for this one.

Fun Fact: Thailand is known as The Land of Smiles, and for good reason. The constant sunshine and friendly people helped coin the term, but the sights and cuisine will also have you grinning from ear to ear.

Ready to see the world on an Adventure Tour? Explore all our new small group tours!


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About the author | Mara Dold
When she’s not chatting with travelers on the phone, Mara is found hiking Colorado’s breathtaking mountains with camera always in hand. At night, she's often baking cookies by the dozen while dancing to her favorite vinyl hits.

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