The end of the year is around the corner and our travelers are already scheming to hit more of their bucket list destinations in 2019 than ever before! While most people’s bucket lists vary, there are a few iconic places around the world that seem to capture the imagination of just about everyone. Our team at AWR has put together a list of our top seven bucket list trips that deserve to be a MUST for every adventurer in 2019.
- Inca Trail (Peru)
- Kilimanjaro: Machame Route (Tanzania)
- W Trek (Patagonia)
- Safari (Tanzania)
- Machu Picchu (Peru)
- Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
| 5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu |
The legendary Inca Trail takes you through the diverse wilderness of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, passing numerous Inca ruins on the magnificent stone highway before descending to the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. It starts from Cusco or Ollantaytambo, hiking from km 82 into Machu Picchu, and returns to Cusco with an overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Starting at $1235/person!
5-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu>>
| 7-Day Machame Route (Kilimanjaro) |
If Marangu is the “Coca Cola” route, then the Machame Route is the “Whiskey” route. It is the second most popular and one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. All climbers sleep in tents (tents are included) and meals are served in a dinner tent or on a blanket outside.
It is done over 7 days, so acclimatization is easier, and the success rate is fairly high. It is for physically fit people with some hiking experience. Descent is down the Mweka trail staying at the Mweka or Millenium camp the final night on the mountain.
Starting at $2495/person!
7-Day Machame Route (Group)>>
| 5-Day Patagonia: Traditional W Trek in Torres del Paine |
Experience the traditional W-Trek in Torres del Paine based from cozy refugios all along the way. The name “W” comes from the formation of a perfect W with the coming together of the paths that surround the southern sector of Torres del Paine national park. The principal attractions of the W Circuit are: Base Torres, French Valley and Grey Glacier.
Starting at $1550/person!
5-Day Patagonia: Traditional W Trek in Torres del Paine>>
| 10-Day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition |
Stunning scenery and wildlife abound in this expedition cruise along the western Antarctic Peninsula. Our basecamp vessel, the rugged though comfortable M/V Plancius or M/V Ortelius, will navigate us alongside a mountainous and glacial landscape where we will have the opportunity to see gentoo and chinstrap penguins, Weddell and crabeater seals, wandering albatross and perhaps even humpback and minke whales. Looking for more adventure? Step aboard a zodiac cruise to see crisp icebergs and deep-cut fjords up close, go for a hike or kayak along the coast, or be the first of your friends to set up camp on “The White Continent.” Grab your camera and welcome aboard! There are numerous 10 & 11 day voyages on offer throughout the season, which runs November through March.
Starting at $7195/person!
10-Day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition>>
| 5-Day Tanzania Safari (Group) |
This is our most popular safari itinerary, in a small group, on set dates, so we can offer it at a discounted price!
These safari dates run concurrently with our Group Kilimanjaro Treks. A departure is confirmed with 2 people. The group has a maximum of 6 people with guaranteed window seat.
December-March, you will visit Lake Manyara and the Serengeti Halisi Camp will be located in the Ndutu area (Southern Serengeti area for the migration). June-October, you will visit Tarangire and the Serengeti Halisi Camp will be in a more central part of the Serengeti.
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Starting at $1745/person!
5-Day Tanzania Safari (Group)>>
| 7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train |
This exciting 7-day package starts in Lima, traveling to Cusco, Sacred Valley, by train to Aguas Calientes. The next day starts early, with a shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Once at Machu Picchu, you will receive a guided tour of the famous citadel. The itinerary ends with your return to Cusco, then on to Lima or elsewhere. Private tours are also available.
Note that you will have group tours for the Cusco city tour, the Sacred Valley tour and the Machu Picchu tour. Otherwise, you have the freedom to be on your own to explore the cities, villages and ruins. It is the best value, yet gives independence to do as you wish! Private tours are available upon request.
This trip includes clean, comfortable hotels throughout, with options for either budget 3-star hotels or high-end 3 star hotels. For travelers seeking more luxury or refinement, please contact us for ideas. With this itinerary, you have the opportunity to upgrade accommodations.
Starting at $1060/person!
7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train>>
| 4-Day Cambodia: Angkor Wat and Siem Reap |
Angkor and the surrounding temples were built in the 12th century. Angkor is a monument to a thriving culture that allowed these amazing temples to simply disappear into the jungle.
Rediscovered in the 19th century, the temples are a UNESCO world heritage site and in great condition. The main temple, Angkor Wat, is one of the largest religious buildings in the world. A visit to Angkor is simply unforgettable.
Starting at $695/person!
4-Day Cambodia: Angkor Wat and Siem Reap>>