On Foot Across England's Legendary Landscapes

England Coast to Coast

England

12 Days

From $6,895

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    Overview

    The coast-to-coast ramble from the Irish Sea to the North Sea is one of the great hikes of the world. We've perfected this classic walk, hiking the most spectacular stretches across England's literary landscapes and through three renowned national parks. We do the hike from west to east, putting the prevailing wind at our backs as we traverse the romantic Lake District, the limestone uplands of the Yorkshire Dales, and the heather-clad moorland of the North York Moors. Journey's end is Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea, where we dip our boots in the water, the traditional celebration of completing the hike. En route, we visit delightful villages and ancient castles, stay at welcoming inns, and savor a pint or two at friendly rural pubs.

    Arrive: Manchester, England

    Depart: Manchester, England

    Highlights

    • Savor the emerald landscapes of the Lake District, the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, and the rolling moors of North York
    • Visit Wordsworth's Dove Cottage and historic Richmond, with its Norman castle on the River Swale
    • Enjoy a private dinner in an ancient castle
    • Overnights in village inns, historic hotels, and a Georgian country house we have for our exclusive use! 
    • Trip Leaders who bring local heritage and culture to life along the trail

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      At Ravenglass, we christen our boots in the Irish Sea and collect a pebble to carry with us on the journey—a time-honored coast-to-coast tradition. Some challenging hikes lie in the Lake District, but the sheer grandeur of the scenery is uplifting, with colorful fellsides swooping up from sapphire lakes. After we visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in Grasmere, we make the classic Lake District hike over Grisedale Hause and descend along the long, blue ribbon of Ullswater, one of England’s most beautiful lakes. On one night, we have a special private dinner in an ancient castle.
      Entering “James Herriot country,” we'll cross the watershed of England by way of the summit of Nine Standards Rigg, with the Lake District behind us and the Yorkshire Dales ahead. Our hikes bring us to Marrick Priory, established in the 12th century, through wooded Yorkshire valleys, and into charming villages along the River Swale. In ancient Richmond, poised majestically above the River Swale, we explore cobbled alleys below a massive Norman castle.
      As we hike moorland escarpments, the dramatic play of light and color can give you the feeling of hiking through an 18th century landscape painting. In Robin Hood's Bay, we let the North Sea lap our boots and celebrate the culmination of our hike. On Day 12, depart for Manchester via the medieval city of York.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: $600
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in inns, hotels, and guesthouses
      • All meals included except 2 lunches and 2 dinners as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Sella Park Country House Hotel

      Calder Bridge, England

      Days 1-2 (2 nights)

      Set in a peaceful location, with gardens leading down to the River Calder, this traditional Cumbrian country house dates back to the 16th century. The property offers a cozy ambiance, with just 16 bedrooms. The dining room serves typical (and delicious) Cumbrian cuisine.

      Hotel Skiddaw

      Keswick, England

      Day 3 (1 night)

      Set in the picturesque market town of Keswick, the Skiddaw Hotel has a great location on the main square, with its own restaurant and plenty of pubs within walking distance. Rooms are spacious and clean and the staff is welcoming.

      Macdonald Leeming House

      Ullswater, United Kingdom

      Day 4 (1 night)

      This elegant Georgian mansion, built more than 200 years ago, sits on 22 acres of lovely gardens that lead to the shores of Ullswater Lake. Guest rooms feature traditional décor with old world charm and the onsite restaurant offers contemporary, yet classic British cuisine.

      Appleby Manor

      Appleby-in-Westmorland, England

      Days 5-6 (2 nights)

      This welcoming country house hotel has all the requisites for a relaxing stay: warm open log fires, comfortable bedrooms, a fine restaurant, and views overlooking the green fells of the Lake District. It's noted for its spa offering...

      Easby Hall

      Easby, England

      Days 7-8 (2 nights)

      You'll feel like a guest in a friend's comfortable home at this lovingly restored Georgian country house—and we have it all to ourselves! It's a tranquil retreat overlooking the ruins of Easby Abbey, and offers three distinctly different gardens in which to stroll. And don't skip the bountiful breakfast—it's outstanding.

      Gisborough Hall

      Guisborough, England

      Day 9 (1 night)

      Set on the edge of the North York Moors, this Victorian country house hotel is a wonderful retreat with spacious, well-appointed rooms and a most friendly staff. And don't miss the full English breakfast!

      Forest and Vale Hotel

      Pickering, England

      Days 10-11 (2 nights)

      In the ancient market town of Pickering, this well-run hotel has top-notch service and a grand dining room. The location puts us in easy walking distance to the town's shops, restaurants, and the delightful North York Moors Railway.

      Trip Leaders

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated a Level 4+ (Moderate to Strenuous) according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable hiking 10 miles a day and being on your feet for 5-6 hours a day. You will also need to be able to keep up with the moderate but steady pace of the group as there are no alternative hiking options available. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.

      Average Hiking Day
      • 6-8 miles
      • 4-6 hours
      • 1,000-1,500 feet gain/loss
      Challenge Days
      • Day 6: 8.5 miles, 6 hours, 2,450 feet gain, and 2,050 feet loss
      • Day 10: 10 miles, 6 hours, 2,250 feet gain, and 1,950 feet loss
      Review Trip Level Details

      The terrain can be rugged, with steep climbs over uneven ground, boggy terrain, open fells, and craggy rocks. We hike the Coast to Coast from west to east, so that the prevailing wind and weather is at our backs. This can make a great difference in the changeable English climate! It does mean, however, that we start the trip with the hardest and highest section, the Lake District, where there are many steep ups and downs. Due to the steepness of some descents and the rocky surface in some sections of the path, the trip should not be attempted by anyone who has serious balance or joint problems.

      We have designed this itinerary with our veteran Trip Leaders, who have selected the best stretches of the Coast to Coast hike. We do not hike every inch of the trail from one coast to the other—this is not a purist trip following every mile. The itinerary is flexible and adjusted by the Trip Leader's knowledge and by weather conditions. A day of rain may make one route more desirable than another, for both safety and comfort.

      Your feet should be fully prepared for the hikes, accustomed to long days in sturdy, well-broken-in hiking boots with ankle support. A good pair of hiking boots are your most important piece of equipment. Your boots should be waterproofed. Hiking poles are highly recommended—they are particularly useful on steep descents.

      A Note on Boots: British hiking etiquette requires patrons to remove their boots before entering hotels, guesthouses, pubs, etc. In the interest of both comfort and etiquette, you'll want another pair of comfortable shoes to change into at the end of the hiking day.

      Even in the summer, England is famous for its changeable weather. It is necessary to pack in preparation for cold rain, persistent fog, mist, and beautiful, sunny weather. The rule here is to be prepared for any eventuality by creating a layering system that takes you from shorts to warm rain gear.
      Our accommodations are in small, comfortable hotels that have been selected for their local history and charm. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Additionally, many are architecturally protected, so elevators are not permitted and you will have to carry your luggage up the stairs to your room. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.

      Lunches will be either at local cafes and pubs or picnic-style during one of our hikes. Dinners will be at a local restaurant or at the hotel. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.

      Our van will transport the group's luggage, so you only need to carry a daypack for items you need for the day (rain gear, sweater, camera, water bottle, etc.). Trip members are always free to skip a day's hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle (or remain at the hotel if we are not transferring that day).

      Client Testimonials

      "Stunning vistas, fun company and great hikes. We had a blast!"

      Barbara K.

      Kenilworth, IL

      "A very well thought out itinerary—great hikes, lots of options for trail weary feet, and the scenery couldn't have been better."

      Bob B.

      Belvedere-Tibrn, CA

      "I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite day because they were all pleasurable and unique. It was a superb trip!"

      Carol T.

      Kingston, PA

      "I loved this trip, with its wide variety of landscapes and terrain and its sense of accomplishing a goal."

      Carol T.

      Kingston, PA

      "This was an exceedingly well designed and well led trip. It is obvious that the leaders are constantly evaluating the quality of their product and modifying it as needed to offer the best experience possible."

      Curtis L.

      Meadville, PA

      "So many wonderful moments on the trip. Really a remarkable opportunity."

      Fae E.

      Salt Lake City, UT

      "It was a wonderful trip, great group of travelers, and fabulous trip leaders!"

      Gretchen M.

      Cornwall On Hudson, NY

      "Superb. Your Trip Leaders are why we travel with you. They are knowledgeable, fun, ultra-experienced, deeply committed, and concerned about guests’ enjoyment."

      Jan W.

      Tampa, FL

      "I really loved this trip and your company. In the future I will always consider your company first."

      Janet V.

      Cupertino, CA

      "This is a great hiking trip and a wonderful way to experience England outside the big cities. The scenery is varied enough to keep it interesting, and we fell in love with hiking in the Lake District."

      Jim and Carol B.

      Kensington, MD

      "Can’t say enough about the trip or the Trip Leaders. Absolutely wonderful. They made the trip enlightening and fun."

      Karen N.

      Carlsborg, WA

      "Fantastic trip all the way around!"

      Kate F.

      Santa Monica, CA

      "Beautiful hikes, gorgeous scenery, nice group, and excellent trip leaders and assistants made this trip extremely enjoyable."

      Marie-Odile F.

      Indianapolis, IN

      "It was a delightful trip with rigorous hiking, beautiful vistas, delicious food, and charming villages and inns, not to mention wonderful guides. We loved every day!"

      Martha H.

      Celebration, FL

      "WT always does such a terrific job at putting these trips together and we couldn't have been more pleased with this one!"

      Mary L M.

      Sanibel, FL

      "Fantastic trip! Well rated, wonderful hikes, everything was great!"

      Richard P.

      Washington, DC

      "We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The weather was fantastic and the guides were outstanding."

      Steve H.

      Verona, WI

      "I had a great time on this trip! Fun and challenging at the same time."

      Sunny M.

      Marietta, GA

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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He later moved to Britain, which has been his home now for many years, and divides his time between Ecuador and Europe. Santiago guides for us on the high trails of the Alps of France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland and into the epic fjords of Norway. &ldquo;Guiding gives me the chance to be a link between cultures and to share my passion for nature. It also allows me to spend a lot of time in a place I really love&mdash;out in nature itself.&rdquo; He is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.","BioLong":"Santiago Bejarano trained in environmental sciences in his native Ecuador and began his guiding career by bringing visitors to the jungles and highlands of Ecuador and to the storied Gal&aacute;pagos Islands, where he worked as a naturalist. He later moved to Britain, which has been his home now for many years, and divides his time between Ecuador and Europe. Santiago guides for us on the high trails of the Alps of France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland and into the epic fjords of Norway. &ldquo;Guiding gives me the chance to be a link between cultures and to share my passion for nature. It also allows me to spend a lot of time in a place I really love&mdash;out in nature itself.&rdquo; Santiago enjoys photography, traveling, a good conversation, the diversity of life, and humanity. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and German."},{"GuideID":850623,"First_Name":"Richard","Last_Name":"Bell","BioShort":"Richard Bell was born and brought up in Yorkshire, on the northeast coast of the UK, and has been an avid traveler all his life. Richard has been a guide now for almost 20 years and leads exclusively for Wilderness Travel in Europe. His passion for the outdoors is as great as it ever was, and he is always eager to share his wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the culture, stunning scenery, varied cuisine, and natural history of these fascinating areas. He makes his home in Cornwall in southwest England, and when not leading trips, tends to his fruit and vegetable garden, loves to cook, and, with his wife, often travels back to the same places where he leads trips to explore even further.","BioLong":"For a man who has traveled to more than 100 countries, been a trip leader for Wilderness Travel for more than 20 years, and has an ever expanding palate to cook exquisite dishes with global infusion (ask him about his infamous slow-cooked lamb with pomegranates), Richard Bell still takes as much pride in each trip he leads as he did when he first started traveling around his hometown in Yorkshire, on the northeast coast of the UK. &ldquo;My experience of being a guide for over 20 years has allowed me to create trips that I know will appeal to our clients,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;I combine a unique hiking experience with cultural interactions in whatever country I may be in. Anyone who has hiked with me before, will already know that my trips are quirky, individual, interesting, and full of humor and good times.&rdquo; Now in his 60s, Richard says he has graduated with honors from the University of Life, and is delighted to be able to share his experiences with our travelers. When he is not leading hikes, he tends to his fruit and vegetable garden at his home in Cornwall in southwest England, and of course, loves to cook (seriously, get that slow-cooked lamb recipe)."},{"GuideID":851038,"First_Name":"Tony","Last_Name":"Dewes","BioShort":"Tony Dewes was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and spent more than 20 years as a college and university lecturer before becoming an outdoor instructor. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Central and Southern America, and been a guide since 2002. &ldquo;I love taking people to wild and remote places, and creating those special memories for people to treasure.&rdquo; When not leading trips, Tony loves to cook, particularly cuisine from the Indian subcontinent, and play his ukulele. He lives in Cumbria, where he has dedicated many years of service to his local mountain rescue team and has been awarded both the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for his work in training mountain rescue personnel.","BioLong":"Tony Dewes was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and spent more than 20 years as a college and university lecturer before becoming an outdoor instructor. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Central and Southern America, and been a guide since 2002. &ldquo;I love taking people to wild and remote places, and creating those special memories for people to treasure.&rdquo; When not leading trips, Tony loves to cook, particularly cuisine from the Indian subcontinent, and play his ukulele. He lives in Cumbria, where he has dedicated many years of service to his local mountain rescue team and has been awarded both the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for his work in training mountain rescue personnel."},{"GuideID":850880,"First_Name":"Stanislav","Last_Name":"Simicic","BioShort":"Stanislav Simicic, of Croatia, is a graduate of a culinary academy in Osijek. A fine chef, he was awarded a second-place ranking among all young Croatian chefs in a competition in 1997. 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You will need to be comfortable hiking 10 miles a day and being on your feet for 5-6 hours a day. You will also need to be able to keep up with the moderate but steady pace of the group as there are no alternative hiking options available. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.<strong><br><\/strong><strong><br><\/strong><strong>Average Hiking Day<\/strong><ul><li>6-8 miles<\/li><li>4-6 hours<\/li><li>1,000-1,500 feet gain\/loss<\/li><\/ul><strong>Challenge Days<\/strong><ul><li>Day 6: 8.5 miles, 6 hours, 2,450 feet gain, and 2,050 feet loss<\/li><li>Day 10: 10 miles, 6 hours, 2,250 feet gain, and 1,950 feet loss<\/li><\/ul>","Custom_Terrain":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-09T11:02:32 --><p>The terrain can be rugged, with steep climbs over uneven ground, boggy terrain, open fells, and craggy rocks. We hike the Coast to Coast from west to east, so that the prevailing wind and weather is at our backs. This can make a great difference in the changeable English climate! It does mean, however, that we start the trip with the hardest and highest section, the Lake District, where there are many steep ups and downs. Due to the steepness of some descents and the rocky surface in some sections of the path, the trip should not be attempted by anyone who has serious balance or joint problems.<\/p><p>We have designed this itinerary with our veteran Trip Leaders, who have selected the best stretches of the Coast to Coast hike. We do not hike every inch of the trail from one coast to the other&mdash;this is not a purist trip following every mile. The itinerary is flexible and adjusted by the Trip Leader&apos;s knowledge and by weather conditions. A day of rain may make one route more desirable than another, for both safety and comfort.<\/p><p>Your feet should be fully prepared for the hikes, accustomed to long days in sturdy, well-broken-in hiking boots with ankle support. A good pair of hiking boots are your most important piece of equipment. Your boots should be waterproofed. Hiking poles are highly recommended&mdash;they are particularly useful on steep descents.<\/p><p>A Note on Boots: British hiking etiquette requires patrons to remove their boots before entering hotels, guesthouses, pubs, etc. In the interest of both comfort and etiquette, you&apos;ll want another pair of comfortable shoes to change into at the end of the hiking day.<\/p>","Custom_Getting_in_Shape":"","Custom_Weather":"Even in the summer, England is famous for its changeable weather. It is necessary to pack in preparation for cold rain, persistent fog, mist, and beautiful, sunny weather. The rule here is to be prepared for any eventuality by creating a layering system that takes you from shorts to warm rain gear.","Custom_Accommodations":"Our accommodations are in small, comfortable hotels that have been selected for their local history and charm. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Additionally, many are architecturally protected, so elevators are not permitted and you will have to carry your luggage up the stairs to your room. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.","Custom_Cuisine":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-08T16:11:39 --><p>Lunches will be either at local cafes and pubs or picnic-style during one of our hikes. Dinners will be at a local restaurant or at the hotel. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. 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We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">saito8.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. You can also access our complete library of detailed itineraries filled with enticing photos and videos, read bios of our Trip Leaders, find descriptions of trip accommodations, and check real-time availability of any trips that interest you.<\/p>","System_Helpful_Links":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:52:03 --><p>Wilderness Travel has compiled a list of useful websites for travelers. Find the Toucan Club tab on the home page of our website and choose Helpful Links: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/ toucan\/links\">saito8.com\/ toucan\/links<\/a>.<\/p>","System_About_New_Trips":"This is a new adventure and one that we are particularly excited about offering. However, as with all new departures, flexibility and a spirit of adventure are always appreciated! Activities are described in the itinerary but they can vary, sometimes considerably, depending on weather conditions, the group, and other factors.","System_About_Private_Journeys":"<p>Wilderness Travel Private Journeys are designed for people who want to travel with their own small private group, but who still want to experience the same superb itinerary design, great accommodations, and signature quality of Wilderness Travel's escorted group trips. These Private Journeys allow you to choose your own dates and your traveling companions&mdash;and enjoy the WT touch on all aspects of the journey.<\/p>","System_Limited_Edition_Adventures":"This is a Limited Edition adventure&mdash;which means a unique trip we've never run before or offer only every few years. Led by our most experienced Trip Leaders, these journeys often take place in remote destinations with only the most basic infrastructure for tourism. If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. Refer to the Emergency Contact Information listed in this Final Bulletin.<\/p>","System_Valid_Passport":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-16T10:26:21 --><p><strong>VALID PASSPORT:<\/strong> Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from the last day of your trip, and that you have at least two blank pages for any necessary visa or entry and exit stamps.<\/p>","System_Insurance_Policy":"<p><strong>INSURANCE POLICY:<\/strong> If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan, you should have received an email confirmation of your policy. Please bring a digital or printed copy of this policy with you. If you cannot find your email confirmation, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<p><strong>PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION<\/strong><strong>: <\/strong>Please review your Pre-Departure Information booklet included in this packet for important information regarding Wilderness Travel's COVID-19 protocols, packing lists, recommended reading, tipping, etc.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_COVID-19":"The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 declared by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services expired in 2023. As of March 2024, we no longer require guests who exhibit cold or flu symptoms to test for COVID-19. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to follow local health protocols, wear a mask in group vehicles and during indoor activities for the remainder of the trip, and may be asked to dine separately. Any travel companion sharing a room with them will also be required to wear a mask at all times in the shared group vehicles for the remainder of the trip.<br><br>We encourage all travelers to actively monitor their own well-being and to use common-sense preventative measures such as regular handwashing (or use of hand sanitizer) and\/or wearing a face mask. If you are feeling sick, we encourage you to self-isolate and\/or wear a mask to protect your fellow travelers. Guests may be required to wear a mask if the Trip Leader believes the situation warrants it.<br><br>Leading up to the trip, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy, including avoiding close contact with anyone displaying cold or flu symptoms and washing your hands often. As always, by traveling with Wilderness Travel, guests agree to be accountable for their own well-being. If you are worried about a fellow traveler's cold or flu-like symptoms, you may opt to wear a mask or distance yourself as needed. It's important to remember that there are inherent risks associated with travel and group settings.<br><br>These protocols will be reviewed and adjusted as guidance evolves. <br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.lensrentals.com\/\">lensrentals.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<p>At time of reservation: $600<br>90 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost<br><\/p>"}}