5 Wild Walking Trips Around the World
Outside GO's 5 Wild Walking Trips Around the World
Hike remote islands in Ireland, trek part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, go off the grid in Tasmania, and more in our five favorite walking safaris.
As you probably know by now, here at Outside GO we are long-time fans of custom, bespoke travel. These top five guided trips bring together the same flexibility of customizing your day-by-day, but you'll be traveling with like-minded individuals who love adventure and playing outside just as much as you do.
5 DAYS HIKING AUSTRALIA'S REMOTE LORD HOWE ISLAND
AUSTRALIA: LORD HOWE ISLAND
$2,713 | 5 DAYS
This five-day walking trip on Australia's Lord Howe Island combines epic hiking trails with breathtaking views, ocean playgrounds, and five-star cuisine. You'll be staying at the Pinetrees Lodge, one of the only basecamps on the island, which is technically located in New South Wales but quite a considerable distance from mainland Australia. This remote paradise might only be a tiny speck in the Tasman Sea (it's smaller than six square miles), but it gives places like Fiji and Tahiti a run for their money! Between all the miles you'll hike, snorkel, and swim, you'll savor every inch of it.
HIKE TASMANIA'S HIDDEN TRAILS AND UNWIND IN THE BEST OUTPOSTS DOWN UNDER
TASMANIA: HOBART | FREYCINET PENINSULA
$5,250 | 9 DAYS
This nine-day walking journey through Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula offers a complex combination of modern art and ancient history, perfect for the active traveler who likes to indulge. In this phenomenal week and a half long trip, we pair contemporary basecamps with unchanged landscapes, gourmet dining following daily treks through rugged countryside, and twenty-first century city culture alongside an ancient Aboriginal past. This itinerary is the perfect melding for the traveler who wants to experience the impressive variety a trip to Tasmania entails.
KENYA WALKING WILD
KENYA: SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK | OLARE MOTOROGI CONSERVANCY | NABOISHO CONSERVANCY
$6,950 | 10 DAYS
Untamed, untouched, and unforgettably Africa is the best way to describe this ten-day itinerary. In the spirit of Samburu culture, you will move from camp to camp on either foot or horseback with camels alongside. Breathtaking views, harsh rocky outcroppings, and cool acacia-lined riverbeds fill the Samburu homeland. Tents placed along your walking trek are large and comfortable, with plush beds to ensure a good night's sleep. No matter how you chose to relax after your day on the savannah, you'll be sure to enjoy getting to know the Samburu—a colorful nomadic tribe who flit about the north following fresh pasture and seasonal water, much like the wildlife of this area.
25 MILES OF IRELAND'S BEST ISLAND HIKES BETWEEN CORK AND KERRY
IRELAND: CORK AND KERRY
$1,750 | 7 DAYS
This seven-day trip takes you to the remote and wild side of Ireland, where rugged coastlines intersect with ancient history, colorful villages are met with backdrops of lush green countryside, and wildlife is abundant if only you know where to look. Join expert guides as you walk 25 miles over the course of six days on tiny islands, movie magic sites, and windy headlands. Tales of pirates and literary legends punctuate your hikes and remind you that not only are you in one of the most beautiful areas on earth, but the most storied. And don't worry, you'll even get to go on a pub crawl in some of Ireland's most locals-only areas.
MACHU PICCHU ON A TIME CRUNCH
PERU: SACRED VALLEY | MACHU PICCHU | CUSCO
$4,560 | 7 DAYS
This week-long trip to Machu Picchu is ideal for those who don't have unlimited vacation days but still want to make the most of a plane ticket to the Southern Hemisphere. We don't skimp on any details during this seven-day trip to Peru. You'll soak up the sights in Lima, then jet along to Cusco where you'll explore the Sacred Valley, hike the ruins of Machu Picchu, and dive deep into the culture of this culturally rich area with expert guides. Meet local artisans in the Sacred Valley, get to know a guanaco before lunch, and imagine yourself as Incan nobility in the historic stone baths in Cusco. We've made sure no box is left unchecked on your ultimate Peruvian adventure, all while fitting it into an insanely doable shorter itinerary that's perfect for the whole family.
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