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Dinner is Served! Five Icelandic Dishes for the Fearless Diner

July 7th, 2014 by ninafedrizzi

Iceland is a land of opportunity for the adventurous at heart, and no less so at the dining table. Whether grabbing a quick snack of putrefied shark meat or a hearty meal of boiled sheep’s head and potatoes, Icelanders know how to bring a little excitement in with the dinner bell.

If you’re lucky enough to be heading there with us this summer, be sure to try at least a few of these traditional favorites. Otherwise, mark this menu down on your dining bucket list—if you dare.

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Harðfiskur, a typical fish snack, is line-dried in the Icelandic countryside.

Harðfiskur, a typical fish snack, is line-dried in the Icelandic countryside.

Hákarl (Shark): Perhaps the country’s most notorious dish, hákarl is said to give off a strong ammonia smell that’s reminiscent of overly ripe cheese. Since the meat is actually toxic when fresh, it’s cured in the ground for 6-12 weeks, then hung and fermented for up to five months before it’s fit(ish) for human consumption.

Harðfiskur (Dried Fish): The Icelandic version of the Slim Jim—wind-dried fish jerky—is typically made from cod, haddock, or ocean catfish, and comes in stick or chip-form, usually topped with butter.

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Hrútspungar (Ram’s testicles): Iceland isn’t the only country that believes in nose-to-tail dining, but the Viking-approved version of “Rocky Mountain Oysters” gets extra real, first pressing the “meat” into blocks and then pickling them.
Mjólkursoðinn lundi (Puffin in milk sauce): You may spot these adorable, clown-like little seabirds on cliff sides around the island—just don’t get too attached. Icelanders are all about smoking their puffin or mixing them into Mjólkursoðinn lundi, a traditional milk stew.

Svið (Sheep’s head): Logic follows that if you’re going to eat it, you should be able to look it in the eye. But what if you’re looking it in the eye while you’re eating it? Such is the conundrum with svið, or boiled sheep’s head, which is typically served with mashed turnips and potatoes. Insider tip: don’t skip the eyeballs, they’re considered a

Svið, or sheep's head, is a considered an Icelandic delicacy.

A typical presentation of Svið, or sheep’s head, an Icelandic delicacy.

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About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Boundless Guides Make You Feel at Home, Anywhere in the World

May 9th, 2014 by deborah tobey

What makes a Boundless Journeys guide so spectacular? To begin, our guides live in the region where they are guiding. They may know the chef at that lesser-known, but surprisingly good trattoria, or perhaps they will spot an old friend on the trail who invites you to his home for lunch. When you travel with a Boundless Journeys guide, your experience is that of friend and local adventurer. You are welcomed with a hearty “hello” and a genuine smile, and spontaneity unfolds.

Boundless Journeys Costa Rica Guide, Marco "Tex" Fallas

Boundless Journeys Costa Rica Guide, Marco “Tex” Fallas

Additionally, our guides bring years of life experience to their work. Not only are they knowledgeable and experienced on the trail, but many of them are also art historians, musicians, writers, farmers, researchers, archeologists, photographers, community leaders, and mothers and fathers extraordinaire. I don’t believe we have any professional comics on staff, but you can bet there will be many laughs. Our guides make every journey FUN. It will be hard to believe they are at work as they cajole you into trying a new food, stepping off the zip-line platform, or reaching the summit of a trail.

How do they do it time and time again? There is only one way. They love what they do. Our guides have a passion for their country and for introducing it to others. They have seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm, and by the end of the tour, you will undoubtedly have made a new friend.

But don’t just take it from us. Here’s what some of our guests had to say:

“The trip met and exceeded all my expectations, in all respects, but especially Marco (Tex), the guide. Not just a guide, but also an educator, he was over the top in personality, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and attention to every detail. He will forever be the benchmark for every future trip I take. The trip was memorable, but he made it unforgettable.” – M.S., Costa Rica

“The number one key to such an amazing trip was our guide, Sebastian Jurado. He was just perfect, and we all loved him, especially my mom! I couldn’t have imagined a better guide. I was so impressed with how he keenly assessed our needs and my parents’ needs and then made sure we had everything we wanted and needed. He struck a perfect balance between our varying interests and kept us all on cloud nine throughout the entire trip!” – J.W., Ecuador

“Each trip has been unique and wonderful with its own charms. The area I have been repeatedly impressed with is the guides. Every guide has been exceptional! Very different personalities, but all knowledgeable, friendly, adaptive, good leaders, patient, and all amazing representatives of their countries.” – S.K., Iceland

“Mahmut is an exceptional guide. Really the best. With an exceptional guide, the experience is exceptional!”  – V.M., Turkey

“Alessandro, our guide, was not only very professional but became one of us and made our journey totally fantastic; the tour was well structured and organized; it was one of the most memorable and precious adventures and journeys we have ever had and we will treasure it for the rest of our lives!” – M.W., Italy

Come experience our guides first-hand. Reserve a 2014 group tour by May 15th and save $300 per person.* For more details call 1-800-941-8010, or visit boundlessjourneys.com.

* Must be booked directly with Boundless Journeys. Not combinable with other promotions or single supplement savings.

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Document Your Adventure with These Cool New Gadgets

April 23rd, 2014 by ninafedrizzi

We’re often blown away by the images our guests return with from the trails. Whether photographing elusive mountain gorillas in the Republic of Congo, capturing Iceland’s ancient, blue-hued glaciers, or snapping the view from the top on the Tour du Mont Blanc, shots taken at some of the world’s most remote and scenic corners are an essential part of the Boundless Journeys experience. But standard cameras and smart phones are just one way to document your trip. These new gadgets are pushing the envelope, offering the perfect combination of size, durability, and versatility essential to the adventure traveler.

GoPro Hero 3+: The latest and lightest version of this mobile action video camera—essential headgear for base jumpers, skateboarders, and skiers everywhere—shoots at up to 4K resolution, offers a Bluetooth remote control, and is rugged enough to film the migrating herds on your off-road safari, or bounce along with the rocky terrain on a Peruvian trek.

A GoPro mobile camera.

A GoPro mobile camera.

Nikon CoolPix AW110: You’d be hard-pressed to out-muscle this waterproof, freeze-proof, and shockproof little camera. Offering a movie mode with stereo sound and the ability to take underwater pictures at depths of up to 59 feet, it’s the perfect traveling companion for your kayaking tour of Palau’s volcanic islands, or that snorkeling excursion to photograph deep-diving penguins in Galapagos.

The Nikon CoolPix captures amazing underwater images like this one.

The Nikon CoolPix captures amazing underwater images like this one, taken in Palau.

RICOH THETA: This pocket-sized camera may look like your Wii remote, but don’t let it fool you. Ricoh Theta belongs to the newest class of camera, taking fully spherical 360-degree images without any staging. Point, shoot, and your photo is automatically transmitted by WiFi to a mobile app on your smart phone. Capturing the full range of that starry night sky above your African campfire has never been easier—or looked more cool.

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

From WS: The Legendary Lionesses of Shumba Camp

March 5th, 2014 by karen cleary

This post originally appeared on February 26, 2014 on Wilderness Safaris blog. It was written by Shumba Camp manager, Ingrid Baas Janssen. Shumba Camp is situated in the center of the Busanga Plains of Zambia, close to permanent water and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. Shumba is known for its large prides of lion that are often seen right next to camp – or even, unusually, in trees. Shumba Camp lies right in the core of the Busanga Prides territory, this coupled with the abundance of lechwe and puku sets the stage for incredible and unique lion sightings and interactions. This camp can be included in a customized safari to Southern Africa; contact karen@BoundlessJourneys.com for more details.

It’s no coincidence that Shumba Camp takes its name from the local vernacular for lion…
The entire Busanga Pride is very comfortable in and around Shumba Camp – on the boardwalks and on the decks of the guest units – so it’s not just one lioness that likes to spend time or raise her cubs in the camp. The current pride consists of three lionesses, three cubs and two male lions. All these lions have been seen on the decks of guest units or on the boardwalk and over the years different lionesses have raised their cubs in and around camp. In 2013 one of the lionesses had three cubs in camp; in 2012 a different lioness had hers here. In 2011, 2010 and 2009 various lionesses had their cubs close to camp or in the staff compound.

And it’s not as though they have a specific room that they go to – their favourite room switches regularly. In 2013 the lions spent most of their time at Room 1, but they have been seen on the deck, or the boardwalks of all the rooms. We have also seen them in the main area.

There is also no set time that the lionesses have their cubs, or are in and around camp. They can be seen at Shumba throughout the year while the camp is open (June through November). In 2013 a lioness had her cubs in April and at the beginning of June we found them in camp. In 2012 we found them around August. A lot depends on the water levels in the Busanga Plains for the lions to be comfortable around and in camp. If the water levels are very high around camp at the beginning of our season, they prefer to stick to dry land further out of camp. Guests probably have the highest chance of seeing the lions in camp from July onwards, but as mentioned, in 2012 we started seeing them in June.

The lions are not permanently in camp, but move around. Sometimes we don’t have them in camp for a few days and then unexpectedly they return. We have strict safety protocols in camp and all guests are informed about these safety measures on arrival and if necessary, we obviously move guests to a different room.

It must be said that guests who visit Shumba won’t be guaranteed lions in camp, but last year almost every guest who stayed for a few days experienced a visit from our local shumba.

By Ingrid Baas Janssen

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For Your Valentine: Three Exciting Adventures for Two

February 14th, 2014 by ninafedrizzi
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentines Day, from all of us at Boundless Journeys! Be it a far-flung tropical paradise or a luxurious safari in the heart of Southern Africa, there’s no better way to celebrate the most romantic of holidays than by having a special adventure with the one you love. In keeping with the spirit of the day, here are three Boundless Journeys destinations that make great getaways for two.

The Trip: Palau: Snorkeling & Kayaking Odyssey
Perfect For: Wannabe castaways
Romantic Moment: Paddling your kayaks through a natural rock tunnel, you glide into the blue crystal waters of Secret Lake. Here, the high limestone walls and lush tropical vegetation close in around you, as you are met by the calls of myriad exotic birds.
Dates: October 26 – November 4; November 23- December 2

The Trip: Zimbabwe: Full Moon Game Count Safari
Perfect For: Budding naturalists
Romantic Moment: Lit by an African “super-moon” the night sky illuminates the watering hole before you, as you count elephants side by side as part of a ranger-led conservation effort in Hwange National Park.
Date: July 11-19

The wysteria pergolas of Villa Cimbrone, on Italy's Amalfi Coast.

The wisteria arbors of Villa Cimbrone, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

The Trip: Italy: Hiking the Amalfi Coast & Capri
Perfect For: Amateur historians; foodies
Romantic Moment: Taking in the sunset in the English gardens of Villa Cimbrone, in Ravello, designed by Ernest William Becket in the late 19th century in memory of his late wife. You wander through wisteria-draped arbors, arriving at the Infinity Terrace, which American author Gore Vidal once called, “The most beautiful view in the world.”
Date: September 14-20

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Gear Guide: Hiking Boots, Trail Shoes, or Trail Sandals?

February 5th, 2014 by deborah tobey

Ever hear that an extra pound on your feet is equivalent to five pounds on your back? Whether or not that oft-quoted piece of backcountry wisdom is right, one thing is definitely true: Hiking requires less effort in lightweight footwear. Therein lies the temptation to wear hiking shoes, or even a sturdy pair of sandals, instead of heavier boots. But is it really safe to do so?

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Protecting your feet is a top priority when hiking. The right footwear will carry you far, fast and comfortably. Shoes should be as light and well-fitting as possible for the type of hiking you’re doing, while keeping your feet dry, warm, and well-protected.

If you are hiking in a dry climate on well-established paths that don’t have a lot of rocks, a pair of hiking shoes may be just what you need. High-quality trail shoes are ideal for one-hour to one-day hikes while carrying a light day pack. If you are joining Boundless Journeys in Myanmar, Vietnam, Costa Rica, or Italy, this might be a good option.

If you are going to encounter steeper inclines and muddy paths, however, or plan to stay out three days to a week, you will need a pair of sturdy, waterproof hiking boots. These will provide added stability and ankle protection against protruding limbs and rocks—though they won’t necessarily keep you from rolling your ankle. Trekking poles are often a better defense against such injuries. A sturdy hiking boot is recommended if you are joining a Boundless Journeys tour in Bhutan, Peru, Spain, Scotland, Slovenia, or on any of our tours with sustained hikes, such as the Tour du Mont Blanc or the Haute Route.

Remember to give yourself a few days to break in new boots. While modern mid-weight boots take significantly less time to break-in than their 30-year-old, all-leather predecessors, you should still dedicate a minimum of three to four days to break in new hikers.

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but hiking sandals can also be a great option for the casual hiker. Sandals are super light, which means you aren’t going to expend as much energy moving your feet over the course of the hike. They are also perfect for water crossings, or as foot-liberating camp shoes; many people prefer a sandal with some kind of toe guard to help protect against rocks and roots. Hiking sandals are best used for short, well-maintained trails, or as a backup when your primary boots are temporarily out of commission. You could probably get away with a sturdy hiking sandal—such as those made by Keen—on Boundless Journeys tours to the Galapagos Islands and Palau.
If you have any questions about which type of footwear is best for your tour, give us a call. Our trip specialists can share the knowledge they have gained from first-hand experience on the trail. And remember, your feet are often your main vehicle on a Boundless Journeys tour! They will take you to some of the most amazing places in the world, so treat them accordingly.

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

What’s Going on Around the Globe This Winter

January 29th, 2014 by Matt

Mark your calendars! There are great things going on this winter at Boundless Journeys’ destinations around the globe.

A traditional dancer at the Punakha Festival in Bhutan.

A traditional dancer at the Punakha Festival in Bhutan.

VIETNAM: Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)
Date: January 30 – February 3
Vietnam’s largest national festival is dedicated to the veneration of ancestors, positive thinking, and the ushering in of another year. Beginning a week before the big day, 10 rites culminate in a wild, noisy celebration on New Year’s Eve.                                                                         

BHUTAN: Punakha Festival
Location: Punakha Dzong, Punakha
Date: March 8-13
Set in the courtyard of a 17th century dzong, this important Buddhist festival offers an authentic glimpse at the culture through traditional dances, drumming, elaborate masks, and vibrant costumes.

IRELAND: St. Patrick’s Festival
Location: Dublin
Dates: March 14-17
What better way to celebrate the greenest of holidays than the city where it all began? Live music, green beer, and St. Patrick tours are just a few of the highlights, which end with the famous March 17th parade from Dublin’s Parnell Square to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Dreaming of Machu Picchu: A Ride on the Hiram Bingham Train

January 27th, 2014 by amorton

For most travelers, Peru conjures up images of ancient Inca ruins, tidy Quechua villages, and of course, the climactic experience of exploring the citadel of Machu Picchu. On a recent trip to the country, I hiked through the Sacred Valley, dined at restaurants that capture Peru’s budding gastronomy scene, and discovered Machu Picchu for myself. But there was also a pleasant surprise that became one of the highlights of my journey – the chance to ride on the luxury Hiram Bingham train.

A view from inside the Hiram Bingham train.

A view from inside the Hiram Bingham train.

Hiram Bingham was an American explorer who put Machu Picchu on the world map with his discovery of the ruins in 1911. Named after the explorer, the luxurious train is surely not what Hiram Bingham experienced on his own expedition to the citadel. But as a passenger, you get a sense of the monumental journey and feeling of discovery, which is undoubtedly a part of Bingham’s legacy.

The Hiram Bingham train is the last to depart from Machu Picchu to Cusco, which offers the advantage of being able to enjoy the ruins once the crowds of the day dissipate. Traveling alongside the Urubamba River, which carves dramatically through the imposing peaks rising up from the Sacred Valley, the train brings you directly back to Cusco. While aboard, the experience is made complete with an elegant, gourmet meal of authentic Peruvian fare. For those who are feeling festive after the dinner service, passengers can file to the bar car in the back of the train to listen and dance to lively Peruvian musicians over a pisco sour or a glass of wine. There is simply no better way to unwind and conclude your journey to this wonder of the ancient world.

We have added a ride on the Hiram Bingham train to our Peru: The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2014 journeys, so don’t wait to take advantage of this special experience! Please contact our Peru Destination Manager, Ashley Morton (ashley@boundlessjourneys.com), to learn more.

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Lessons from “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Movie

January 3rd, 2014 by deborah tobey

I am sitting on my couch, content after a long day in the office, and on comes the trailer for the new movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” I am not sure exactly what this movie is about, but I am struck by the message on the screen: “Stop Dreaming, Start Living.”

Bathing elephants at a sanctuary in Myanmar.

Bathing elephants at a sanctuary in Myanmar.

When Walter fills out a profile on a dating website, he is asked why he left so many spaces blank. “I haven’t really been anywhere noteworthy or mentionable,” he says. He is somehow driven into action by this – and instead of working for LIFE magazine, he begins to start living and see the world.

Masaai tribesman in Tanzania.

Maasai tribesman in Tanzania.

As a Destination Manager for Boundless Journeys, I smile, because I know first-hand the transformative power of travel. As one character in the movie says, “Life is about courage, and going into the unknown.” What better way to do this than to travel to a foreign country, immerse yourself in the culture, eat local food, hike less-traveled paths, and befriend those you meet?

Whether it’s visiting the Maasai tribes in Africa, riding an elephant in Myanmar, conversing with school children in Peru, or enjoying lunch on a family-owned farm in Costa Rica, each new experience with Boundless Journeys is sure to leave a lasting imprint on your soul.

Why not make 2014 the year to start living your adventures? Walter did.

 

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Five “Crown Jewel” Wildlife Sightings

December 17th, 2013 by ninafedrizzi

Wildlife viewing is a cornerstone of the Boundless Journeys experience and just one of the many reasons to get off the tourist track and out into the wilderness on a naturalist-led walk or hike. Whether or not animals are the primary focus of your trip (if you’re on safari, for example) most of our guests return home with at least one unexpected sighting, and while all of these are special in their own right, a handful of our tours offer the chance to see some truly rare and impressive species in their natural habitats, giving guests a moment they may never experience again.  Here are five “crown jewel” animal sightings and the trips where—if luck is with you—you may even be fortunate enough to find them.

Resplendent Quetzels inhabit Central America's Cloud Forests.

The mythical Resplendent Quetzal inhabits Central America’s cloud forests.

Resplendent Quetzal: Since Mayan times, the Resplendent Quetzal bird has been an object of reverence and myth in the cloud forests of Central America. The bird’s striking emerald and ruby coloring and its tendency to kill itself when captured has made it a symbol of freedom since the era of the Spanish Conquest.
Where to Spot It: Day 5 of our Costa Rica: Nature’s Richness Revealed trip, on a naturalist-led hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Lowland Tapir: In some ways, the Lowland Tapir resembles a horse, with its pony-like size, stiff mane, and galloping gait. Yet tapirs are unique in their shy, solitary nature, their a prehensile snout (used for seeking out leaves and fruit), and their strong swimming ability, which they often utilize to cross rivers while evading predators.
Where to Spot It: Inkaterra’s Reserva Amazónica on our Peru: Into the Amazon trip extension, where the lodge feeds a group of “resident” tapirs who typically arrive each day in search of snacks.

Black rhino have been reintroduced to Botswana's Okavango Delta.

Black rhino have been reintroduced to Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Black Rhino: This two-horned species’ forehead protuberances are thought to have magical and medicinal properties in countries like China, Taiwan, and Singapore, resulting in aggressive poaching that has brought them to near-extinction. These solitary mammals reproduce every two and a half to five years, and have a single calf which remains with its mother until it’s three.
Where to Spot It: Black Rhino have recently been reintroduced at Wilderness Safaris’ Mombo Camp, the number one property on Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best List, and a guest favorite on Boundless Journeys’ Custom Safaris to Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Snow Leopard: It’s estimated there are between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild, but their elusive nature and the harsh, high-altitude ecosystem they inhabit makes the actual number difficult to determine. These Himalayan cats are active at dawn and dusk, when they hunt for Blue sheep and Ibex, a species of wild goat.
Where to Spot It: Days 5 through 8 of Boundless Journeys’ Chomolhari Trek in Bhutan, while the group makes its way through Jigme Dorji National Park in the country’s northwest.

Bwindi Mountain Gorillas have been gradually habituated to accept travelers in their midst.

Bwindi Mountain Gorillas have been gradually habituated to accept travelers in their midst.

Mountain Gorilla: Humans and Mountain Gorillas are 98% genetically identical, yet fewer than 900 of these close cousins still exist in the wild today. Groups of up to 40 gorillas are led by a dominant male Silverback, who is almost 10 times stronger than the biggest American football players and can weight up to 400 lbs.
Where to Spot It: On a trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on Boundless Journeys’ Uganda: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Private Collection Safari.

About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small-group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

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Tuscany walking and hiking tour"When I planned to make a trip to Italy I knew I wanted to feel it as much as see it. I was hoping to eat good food, drink great wine, and then hike off all those calories. I did just that, while getting vast knowledge about the art, grapes, and architecture. Our guides Alex and Christopher are an asset to your company. Without them the trip never would have been as memorable and enjoyable. We all agree it exceeded our expectations. I have begun my own 'Boundless Journey.'"
- Diane Cook, Italy: A Taste of Tuscany & Umbria

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