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Ten trip ideas for fall

I don't know about you but I find late fall the perfect time to travel - at home the days are getting dark and the weather is often damp. Winter has not even begun but already I feel it's cold fingers reaching out...

Here then are some ideas for travel this fall.

Nepal - Gokyo & the Renjo La

17 days from CA$3395

Rated moderate to challenging, 6 out of 10

The perfect trek for those who wish to avoid the busier trails in the Everest region. Trekking through Sherpa villages and yak pastures we emerge into the stunning Gokyo Valley with its beautiful lakes, and from where we ascend Gokyo Ri for one of the finest views of Everest and surrounding peaks. Next we prepare for the highlight of the trek, the crossing of the Renjo La. The views of Everest are incredible - undeniably trekking at its best in the Everest region.

Bhutan Cultural Journey

14 days from CA$5060

Rated Adventure Touring, 2 out of 10

This unique itinerary is packed with cultural experiences and a blend of varied day walks, some of which exceed 3500m, which will appeal to those who like to keep active whilst engaging with the rich culture and history that Bhutan has to offer. Visit the famous Taktsang Monastery, take a walk to the Kila Gompa with views of the sacred Chomolhari peak and stay overnight in a farmhouse and a delightful lodge by a river. Visit the well known Gangtey Valley and central Bhutan, well known for it's many monasteries and dzongs. View trip

Highlands of Sri Lanka 15 days from CA$2845

Rated moderate, 3 out of 10

Behind the dazzling beauty of Sri Lanka’s world famous beaches is an island of lush jungle, spice gardens, ancient Buddhist temples and an abundance of wildlife - all of which makes for a unique trekking experience. Visit the stunning Lion Rock, trek through the unspoilt World Heritage conservation area of the Knuckles Mountain Range, past rice paddies and brushing vibrant, emerald-green tea plantations of Dickoya. Tackle Adam's Peak and enjoy the spectacular 1000m cliff drop of World's End. View trip

Vietnam Food Adventure

10 days from CA$1995

Rated leisurely, 1 out of 10

A culinary journey through Vietnam that reveals a cuisine renowned for its fresh, natural ingredients, aromatic appeal and delicate balance of flavours. From savouring the freshest seafood in Halong Bay, sampling the best of street snacks in Hoi An, cycling through the herb gardens of Tra Que village, joining a family for a night spent on the Mekong Delta, to trying your hand at mastering a variety of regional dishes, this trip ensures that you make the most of this food lovers paradise. View trip

Backroads of Japan

15 days from CA$5540

Rated introductory, 3 out of 10

Alongside visits to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, this walking tour wanders through places of natural beauty and sites of deep spiritual significance. See Mount Fuji and hike along the historic trade route which connected the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean. Experience temple gardens, peerless Buddhist art and wonderful food and meet the people that make this country what it is. View trip

A week in Jordan 9 days from CA$ 1635

Rated leisurely / moderate, 2 out of 10

Bursting with things to see and do this activity holiday includes the best of what Jordan has to offer: two full days to explore the spectacular 'Rose-red city' of Petra and a guided visit around Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. There is time to 'float' in the Dead Sea and snorkel the Red Sea. We will also explore the fabulous scenery in the desert at Wadi Rum, where we take a 4WD excursion into the more remote regions and camp out like the Bedouin. View trip

Highlights of Central Spain

7 days from CA$1895

Rated leisurely, 1 out of 10

Steeped in history, culture and delicious cuisine; central Spain is bustling with UNESCO World Heritage listed towns and sights, mediaeval cobble stoned villages, rural vineyards and breathtaking architecture. Madrid, Toledo and Salamanca form the core of this trip. Other highlights include wine tasting, the mediaeval village of Pedraza, the incredibly well preserved Roman aqueduct in Segovia, the walled city of Avila and the magnificent monastery town of El Escorial. View trip

Mexico's Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

7 days from CA$1499

Rated light, 2 out of 10

The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration is possibly the most vibrant and colourful tribute to human mortality there is. Join us in Oaxaca, Mexico’s artistic heartland, for a seven-day adventure that gives a truly different perspective of the country. With street dances, painted faces, incredible ruins, picturesque landscapes all around, delicious flavours, and maybe a margarita or two, it'll be easy to get into the macabre spirit of "Dia de los Muertos.” View trip

Galapagos: In Darwin's Footsteps

14 days from CA$7025

Rated leisurely / moderate, 2 out of 10

As part of this trip we enjoy a three day trek to the 10km wide crater rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano, a hike blessed with striking views of the lava-strewn landscape and its smouldering fumaroles. As well as five major volcanoes, Isabela is also one of the last remaining habitats of the Galapagos giant tortoise. Elsewhere in the Galapagos we undertake shorter walks to appreciate the geological features of these enchanting islands and discover their endemic wildlife. View trip

Canada: East Coast Trail

10 days from CA$1997

Rated moderate, 5 out of 10

Enjoy ocean splendors while traversing towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, coves, and deep fjords. Along the way, enjoy picturesque bay-side communities, abandoned settlements, ecological reserves, and a special lighthouse picnic. There is a possibility of whale, puffins, moose, or iceberg sightings while on the trail; and encounters with genuine, story-telling local hosts are guaranteed! View trip

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