Hidden Coves, Fishing Villages, and hiking the cornish coast

Hiking in Cornwall

England

11 Days

From $6,795

Level 3+

Moderate

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    Overview

    Set on the western edge of Great Britain, Cornwall is a legendary cultural haven surrounded by the sea and imbued with tales of mermaids, pixies, and ghostly galleons. We'll hike the most spectacular sections of the Cornish Coastal Path on this adventure, with overnights in three of Cornwall's atmospheric coastal villages: the fishing port of Padstow, the market town of Penzance, and Fowey, with its smugglers' pubs. We'll ramble along towering cliffs and sandy beaches, explore fascinating sites including Tintagel, mythical home of King Arthur and his knights, and soak up local lore. Our adventure also takes full advantage of the flourishing dining scene, including a meal at Rick Stein's acclaimed The Seafood Restaurant—expect delightful fresh seafood with a Cornish twist.

    Arrive: Bodmin, England

    Depart: Bodmin, England

    Highlights

    • Hike the most spectacular coasts of Cornwall, including the renowned headlands of Land's End
    • Explore fishing villages, including Port Isaac, where BBC's popular Doc Martin was filmed
    • Dine at the restaurant of celebrated chef Rick Stein
    • Learn about Cornwall's Celtic heritage and legends of King Arthur
    • Three- or four-night stay at each hotel—less packing and unpacking!

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      In lovely Padstow, we hike from the medieval harbor town of Boscastle to the cliffside ruins of Tintagel Castle, linked with King Arthur, and from the sands of Constantine Bay past the lighthouse at Trevose Head. We visit the whitewashed “higgledy-piggledy” cottages of Port Isaac, a fishing village since the 14th century, and dine at The Seafood Restaurant of chef Rick Stein. His restaurant specializes in the very freshest local fish and shellfish, often landed right on the restaurant's doorstep.
      From the horseshoe-shaped bay of Porthcothan, we walk on high sea cliffs to the impressive volcanic sea stacks called the Bedruthan Steps, then visit the delightful town of St. Ives, a haunt of artists for hundreds of years. One of our walks is on a spectacular coastal path to famed Land's End, where much of BBC's Poldark series was filmed, and we'll hike to the tiny fishing cove of Porthgwarra for a picnic on the beach.
      We explore the 19th century Lost Gardens of Heligan, with its collections from the Victorian plant hunters, and hike between the fishing village of Polperro and Polruan, an ancient boatbuilding community on a hill surrounded by the sea. Another walk circles Menabilly, Daphne du Maurier's estate, reimagined as Manderley in her haunting novel Rebecca. Our last hike is along The Saints Way, a long-distance footpath marked with Celtic crosses, a legacy of the early Christian pilgrims. Depart on Day 11 via Bodmin.

      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
      • Accommodations in seaside hotels
      • All meals included except 2 lunches and 4 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.

      St. Petroc's Hotel

      Padstow, England

      Days 1-3 (3 nights)

      With its winding stairs and cozy fireplaces, this chic country-style hotel is in the heart of Padstow, just a short walk from the bustling harbor. There are 10 guest rooms, a relaxing sitting room, reading room, and a garden for your enjoyment. It is lovely to dine outside in...

      Artist Residence Penzance

      Penzance, England

      Days 4-7 (4 nights)

      Set in the historic seaside town of Penzance, this 22-room boutique hotel, a former Georgian manor house, is just a 10-minute walk from the seafront. Guest rooms are cozy, bright, and airy, with comfy beds and cheerful art prints. Relax in the garden or in the lounge in front of the fireplace. Its restaurant...

      The Fowey Hotel

      Fowey, England

      Days 8-10 (3 nights)

      Surrounded by gardens and overlooking the historic town of Fowey, this is an excellent place to relax at the end of our active hiking days. First opened in 1882, the Fowey offers beautiful views over the river and the sea. And from casual snacks in the hotel's Lookout Bar...

      Trip Leaders

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 3+, 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 up to 6 hours a day. With the exception of one day, you will 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
      • 6-7 miles
      • 4-5 hours
      • 700 feet gain/loss
      Challenge Day
      • Day 3: 10.5 miles, 6.5 hours, and 700 feet gain/loss
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      The trails range from easy clifftop paths that are flat and grassy to narrow, uneven, and rocky tracks with short, steep sections that often include steps. On one hike, there is a brief section where you will need to use your hands to scramble over rocks and boulders. Some of the coastal paths can be slippery, sandy, and uneven, especially if it rains. We do not see significant elevation gain and loss on most hikes (usually a maximum of 700 feet gain/loss).
      Due to the Gulf Stream and its westerly location, Cornwall typically has a very moderate climate. However, conditions can quickly shift from idyllic to windy and stormy. Since there is not much shelter on coastal paths, warm raingear is necessary to carry with you on every hike.
      We spend multiple nights at a few different properties, including a chic country-style inn and seaside hotels with English charm and comfortable rooms. 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. Please note that most accommodations in Cornwall do not have elevators. 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 are most often taken picnic-style during one of our hikes, with a couple of meals taken at local pubs and restaurants. Dinners are at local restaurants with a few evenings of fine dining. The menus are varied, and there is an emphasis on locally caught fish. We visit a couple of restaurants that are owned by the internationally respected chef Rick Stein.
      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 spend the day in town).

      Client Testimonials

      "What an incredible way to see an interesting part of the world. I think this trip is a star of the Wilderness Travel line up."

      Alison B.

      Oakland, CA

      "One of our best trips—wonderful guides, good group, and amazing country."

      Dickie A.

      Fernandina Beach, FL

      "It was delightful, and we especially enjoyed the six cultural experiences as a nice addition to the walking."

      Jack H.

      Cockeysville, MD

      "This trip was AWESOME! Beautiful hikes, gorgeous scenery, amazing seaside towns, great cuisine, fabulous lodging (esp. in Padstow), very well crafted itinerary, with an epic lead guide in Richard Bell, whose local knowledge and personal touches were all over everything. Everybody LOVED having 3 nights in each location. The pace was perfect."

      Kate F.

      Santa Monica, CA

      "The trip and the rest of the group were fantastic. Our guides Richard and Karen make a wonderful team, providing humor, knowledge of history and folklore, fauna, and just happy company. This was my first Wilderness Travel trip and I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone. Thank you for all the help in getting me there with the flurry of emails asking many questions. My office contact Brandi was excellent in all areas, and in her follow thru."

      Katharine R.

      South Dartmouth, MA

      "The itinerary was near perfection. The hikes, the scenery, and the food were all sublime. All three of the hotels were superb too."

      Larry S.

      Boise, ID

      "This was just the right combination of hiking, cultural, and historic experiences and foodie delights. Staying three nights in every hotel makes the trip far more relaxed (no constant packing and unpacking) than most itineraries."

      Malcolm S.

      Corona, CA

      "A great trip—interesting and varied hiking plus good food, real cultural activities, and good hotels. A plus that we stayed three nights in each hotel so packing and unpacking were minimized."

      Mark S.

      Boulder, CO

      "The trip was outstanding. We had a LOT of hiking combined with cultural experiences to really give us a good appreciation of Cornwall today and its history. The parts of the South West Coast Path that we hiked were stunning. We LOVED the guided tours of Tintagel, the Levant tin mine, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, along with our evening performance at the Minack Theater. We particularly liked staying in one hotel for three nights before moving on."

      Nancy P.

      Newton Upper Falls, MA

      "Loved this trip! It was the perfect combination of excellent/friendly guides, hiking, scenery, regional food, and cultural sights."

      Nancy T.

      Huson, MT

      "This was the trip of a lifetime for me. I loved walking along the cliffs—I can't even name a favorite day or event because I loved it all."

      Pamela B.

      Chicago, IL

      "This was a well designed and organized trip with super-great trip leaders and beautiful scenic coastal trails."

      Ron K.

      St Simons Island, GA

      "This was a wonderful trip! The countryside was magnificent, the walks well planned, and things ran smoothly. Richard's passion for good food made meals a special treat, and Karen's encyclopedic knowledge of plants and history added to each walk. This was my first Wilderness Travel walk. I loved it and will be back."

      Ruth D.

      New York, NY

      "The overall experience was once in a lifetime and some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen!"

      Sally W.

      Atlanta, GA

      "A phenomenal trip! And we liked being in the hotels for 3, 4, and 3 nights each. That was an added bonus! It was very smooth and a very nice blend of walks and cultural."

      Terri L.

      Westminster, CO

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      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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We return to Land&apos;s End but now turn onto Cornwall&apos;s South coast to marvel at the spectacular sculpted formations that make up the coast here. The coast can be treacherous with its submerged reefs, many protected by lighthouses and lightships. Six thousand wrecks have been recorded around the coast. Our spectacular walk continues to the tiny fishing cove of Porthgwarra. Here miners cut a tunnel through the granite so that farmers could gather seaweed to fertilize the fields. We descend through the tunnel and enjoy our picnic lunch at the beach. Finally arriving at the cliffs above Porthcurno, our reward is a stunning overview of the white-sand beach and turquoise sea reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Porthcurno Valley was the hub of international cable communications from 1870-1970 and the place where the first submarine cables were laid, first to India and then the rest of the world. In World War II, Cornish miners blasted secret tunnels to house the telegraph operations. 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Staying three nights in every hotel makes the trip far more relaxed (no constant packing and unpacking) than most itineraries."},{"GuestNames":"Mark S.","GuestLocation":"Boulder, CO","GuestReview":"A great trip&#8212;interesting and varied hiking plus good food, real cultural activities, and good hotels. A plus that we stayed three nights in each hotel so packing and unpacking were minimized."},{"GuestNames":"Nancy P.","GuestLocation":"Newton Upper Falls, MA","GuestReview":"The trip was outstanding. We had a LOT of hiking combined with cultural experiences to really give us a good appreciation of Cornwall today and its history. The parts of the South West Coast Path that we hiked were stunning. We LOVED the guided tours of Tintagel, the Levant tin mine, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, along with our evening performance at the Minack Theater. We particularly liked staying in one hotel for three nights before moving on."},{"GuestNames":"Nancy T.","GuestLocation":"Huson, MT","GuestReview":"Loved this trip! It was the perfect combination of excellent\/friendly guides, hiking, scenery, regional food, and cultural sights."},{"GuestNames":"Pamela B.","GuestLocation":"Chicago, IL","GuestReview":"This was the trip of a lifetime for me. I loved walking along the cliffs&#8212;I can't even name a favorite day or event because I loved it all."},{"GuestNames":"Ron K.","GuestLocation":"St Simons Island, GA","GuestReview":"This was a well designed and organized trip with super-great trip leaders and beautiful scenic coastal trails."},{"GuestNames":"Ruth D.","GuestLocation":"New York, NY","GuestReview":"This was a wonderful trip! The countryside was magnificent, the walks well planned, and things ran smoothly. Richard's passion for good food made meals a special treat, and Karen's encyclopedic knowledge of plants and history added to each walk. This was my first Wilderness Travel walk. I loved it and will be back."},{"GuestNames":"Sally W.","GuestLocation":"Atlanta, GA","GuestReview":"The overall experience was once in a lifetime and some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen!"},{"GuestNames":"Terri L.","GuestLocation":"Westminster, CO","GuestReview":"A phenomenal trip! And we liked being in the hotels for 3, 4, and 3 nights each. That was an added bonus! 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The last few pages of your passport, which say &#8220;Amendments and Endorsements,&#8221; and the final page of your passport, which may not have a page number, are not considered to be legitimate visa pages. The service of adding pages for visas was discontinued as of January 1, 2016. You can request a new passport through <a href=\"http:\/\/travel.state.gov\/passport\">US Passport Services Office<\/a> or use a visa service agency, which can take care of your passport renewal and expedite the process, if needed. We recommend <a href=\"http:\/\/www.passportvisasexpress.com\/?affId=2120\">Passport Visas Express<\/a>. 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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>"}}