Adventure Travel Ratings: Wilderness Travel - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score
96.23

Rating Criteria Scores

Overall96.23
Quality of Service98.00
Sustainability95.50
Spirit of Adventure93.50
Education97.50
Client Satisfaction96.67
Price$$$

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Do-It-All

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safari
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Diving/Snorkeling
  • Exploratory Trips
  • Family Adventures
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Multisport
  • Photography Adventures
  • Sailing
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddling

Wilderness Travel

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In an era when many outfitters are switching to custom-only trips, this 31-year-old California-based company remains committed to offering nearly 170 scheduled tours to some one hundred countries—but don't expect the tour-bus treatment. Wilderness makes group travel feel intimate by sweating the details. Case in point: Its inn-to-inn European treks loop through carless villages and Alpine vineyards.

Signature Trip: Whale Sharks of Ningaloo; hiking sea kayaking, snorkeling; 12 days; Australia

New in 2009

  • Name:Snorkeling and Kayaking the Isles
  • Destination:Philippines
  • Duration:13 days
  • Price:$4,495

Website

www.wildernesstravel.com

Countries Visited

  • Africa:Burkina Faso, Botswana, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Senegal, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia:Armenia, Bhutan, China, Georgia, Indonesia, Israel, India, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
  • Europe:Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, England, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Scotland, Ukraine
  • Latin America:Argentina, Bolivia, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru
  • Oceania:Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Tonga
  • U.S. & Canada:Canada
Photograph courtesy of Wilderness Travel
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