Global Hiking Vacations

GLOBAL HIKING VACATIONS & TOURS

Our global destinations cover the very best of all the world has to offer eager travelers and hiking enthusiasts!

Picture yourself hiking through the glacial-capped Andes in the footsteps of the Inca on your way to Machu Picchu. Or to the base of the sheer, sculpted towers and into the stunning wilderness of Patagonia. Trek past brilliant waterfalls, geothermal features, glaciers, and volcanoes in the other-worldly landscapes of Iceland. Or into the highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas, past thundering rivers, Buddhist monasteries and the charming mountain cultures of Nepal. Or trek through the alpine dreamscapes of Italy, France and Switzerland into historic hamlets with cozy lodging and delectable cuisine. The list of possibilities is long… Our global destinations cover the very best the world has to offer eager travelers and hiking enthusiasts!

The Wildland Approach to International Travel

We’ve found that internationally customer service, safety, risk management, and professionalism vary tremendously by destination and culture. Our global trips offer the dependable, consistent, high quality trekking experiences Wildland is known for to world-class destinations in over a dozen countries.

Specifically, our approach is to combine the best of two worlds:

  1. the dialed-in details, consistencies and professionalism that have – over the last decade and a half – earned Wildland’s reputation as one of the world’s best trekking companies
  2. the intimate cultural connection and regional knowledge only local guides can provide on international trips

To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of cultural immersion only local guides can.

Alps Guided Treks

2 Trips

Canadian Rockies Treks

2 Trips

Iceland Hiking Trips

4 Trips

Nepal Treks

4 Trips

Norway Hiking Tours

2 Trips

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

6 Trips

Peru Treks

11 Trips

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

2 Trips

Vietnam

1 Trip

All Global Hiking Vacations Trips (33 results)

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mORE INFORMATION ABOUT GLOBAL HIKING VACATIONS

WHAT IS A HIKING VACATION?

A hiking vacation can of course take many forms, but for most people it’s a trip on which they leave their home town or city and travel to a new destination to hike, explore, learn and discover. Some of the most popular destinations in the world for a hiking vacation are New Zealand; the Alps in Switzerland, Italy, France, and Austria; the Canadian Rockies, Peruvian Andes, Patagonia, the Himalayas in Nepal, Tibet and China; Iceland; and Vietnam to name a handful.

CAMP OR ACCOMMODATIONS?

Many people choose to camp when embarking on a far-flung hiking vacation, but staying in a variety of accommodations can also be very enriching without detracting from the level of adventure. Accommodations can include hotels, lodges, mountain huts, teahouses (in Nepal), and refugios (elaborate backcountry huts in South America).

BACKPACKING OR TREKKING?

It’s possible to go on multi-day backpacking trips at many hiking vacation destinations around the world. Most international guided tours are either portered backcountry trips or stay in mountain huts, teahouses and refugios. A portered trip can be a truly fantastic way to hike and explore other countries. Our Cordillera Huayhuash Trek is an excellent example – it’s a true wilderness trip in the second highest mountain range in the world, but porters and horses transport supplies so Wildland guests are able to hike with light day packs.

WHY A GUIDED HIKING VACATION WITH WILDLAND TREKKING?

Going with a trekking company will offer many benefits to the international traveler:

  • Guests travel light and free, without having to worry about gear and supplies.
  • Logistical and cultural complexities (local travel, permits, food purchasing, reservations…etc.) in other countries are handled for you, so you can relax and focus on enjoying the adventure travel experience.
  • Learn from local guides and experts – all Wildland trips include thoroughly vetted and trained, expert, local guides who you will learn about the destination region from.
  • Hand-picked, world class hiking itineraries – simply put, going with a company like Wildland Trekking will ensure you are investing your time and money on a trip worth doing. We only offer world-class itineraries.
  • Emergency and evacuation systems are in place in case they are needed.