New Boundless Journeys Tours for 2024 October 16th, 2023 • by Matt Snell As restless travelers, we’re always on the lookout for new experiences and frontiers. Our tour managers have been hard at work this year, and we’re finally ready to debut our new offerings for 2024. Whether it’s exploring the savanna on an African sky safari or trekking through the Balkans, these fresh tours are guaranteed to fire your curiosity in the year to come. Read on to discover all the places your next journey might take you. Tanzania: Sky Safari What exactly is a sky safari? It means touching down in some of Africa’s most breathtaking landscapes, for one. It means maximizing your time exploring the wilderness of Northern Tanzania and minimizing time spent in transit. This ten-day adventure will take you from the shadow of Kilimanjaro to the heart of Ngorongoro Crater to the vastness of the Serengeti, encountering the richness of Tanzanian wildlife all along the way. You’ll enjoy unique accommodations such as the Tarangire Treetops, a lodge that’s elevated above the ground among the baobab trees, giving you spectacular views. You’ll enjoy gourmet meals in exclusive locations such as a private section of the Ngorongoro Crater, and you’ll experience the local culture at a Masai village. You won’t waste a minute, but you’ll have plenty of time to reflect and explore. Kenya: Sky Safari On this sky safari, you will be flown right into the Amboseli National Park, where few other travelers explore. You’ll also be whisked away on a flight to Laikipia—one of the few places in Africa where wildlife numbers are on the increase. Your sky safari flight then brings you to the iconic Masai Mara. The world-famous wildlife destination earns its lofty reputation by combining unparalleled wildlife spotting, luxurious lodges, and cutting-edge conservation. Animals often outnumber humans in these parts, and our journeys will take us past herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more. Our bush guides are intimately familiar with the territory and will call your attention to wonders large and small. Make your adventure even more memorable with an optional excursion such as a bush walk, horse or camel-back safari, or a hot air balloon ride. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam: The Best of Southeast Asia If the sights and culture of Southeast Asia have ever captured your imagination, this is the tour for you. You’ll get acquainted with Thailand’s most revered creature, the elephant, at one of the most reputable elephant sanctuaries in the region. You’ll also learn how to cook mouthwatering Thai cuisine and visit a local market. Ancient temples nestle among the mountains of Chiang Rai, where you’ll visit the white temple of Wat Rong Khun, one of the most impressive and famous in all of Thailand. After exploring “the land of smiles,” you’ll cross the Mekong into Laos, where villages accessible only by boat sit peacefully along the riverbanks. Experience an optional hike to the majestic Kuang Si Waterfall, explore the highlights of the vibrant city of Luang Prabang, and take time to enjoy a traditional Lao massage. In the second week of your travels you’ll explore the legendary temple complex of Angkor Wat. As the adventure draws to a close you’ll visit the beautiful and diverse city of Hanoi in Vietnam, take in the French influence and learn about the rich history of Vietnam. Ireland: Gems of the Emerald Isle The cultural landmark that is Dublin is just the starting point of your explorations on this ten-day tour, which will take you across landscapes steeped in history, myth, and legend. You’ll visit Sligo, the seaside town as famous for its literary heritage as its rugged ocean views; hike the peaks and heaths of Connemara; browse the cobblestone streets of Galway before continuing on to explore still more mountain passes and quiet isles. You’ll experience the breathtaking views from the Cliff of Moher, and venture to iconic landmarks in history such as the Ross Castle in Killarney. Indulge in excellent fresh seafood, lamb and other local specialties on this adventure. And of course, you’ll get to take in the great Irish institution that is the pub. Relax with a pint to the sounds of traditional Irish music—or if you’ve got the energy, get on your feet for a round of dancing. Italy: Sardinia’s Mountains & Coast Hiking Sardinia is Italy’s second largest island, but its beauty is second to none. This nine-day adventure will expose you to the richness and contrasts of the landscape, from the interior mountains to the vivid hues of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The journey begins in Olbia, which means “happiness” in Greek. Its colorful piazzas, galleries, and cafés set a carefree tone as you venture into the countryside, taking in the peak of Mount Ruji and other natural highlights. Your travels will also take you off the island to explore other, smaller isles along the Emerald Coast. From natural to cultural highlights, this trip makes the most of a true Mediterranean gem. Italy: Splendors of Sicily Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and home to treasures both modern and ancient. Over the course of eight days, your journey will take you from vineyards to nature reserves, from impeccably preserved villages to the ruins of an ancient city. You’ll take a cooking class, and pair our delicious creations with regional wine. You’ll visit Syracuse, the largest city of the Greek Classical period, and marvel at its historical amphitheaters. An easy hike takes you to the Valley of the Temples, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. On your final day, you’ll explore the dramatic volcanic Mount Etna where we will get in some exciting hikes with views of the huge lava-covered valley. These are just a few of the adventures you’ll experience on this remarkable island. Slovenia & Croatia: Alps to Istria Hikers know these Balkan nations offer some of Europe’s most exciting treks, but their Old World cultural appeal is just as impressive. Across nine days and two countries, you’ll discover a range of historical, culinary, and outdoor delights. The journey begins in Ljubljana, and quickly transitions to the glacial valley of Kamniska Bistrica. A gondola ride brings you to a quintessentially Alpine plateau, but that’s just the start of your explorations in the Julian Alps. Later you’ll journey south to Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, where you’ll explore ancient Roman villas and savour the bounty of local foods, including Istria’s renowned olive oils and wines. Croatia & Montenegro: Treasures of the Dalmatian Coast Lord Byron once called the Croatian city of Dubrovnik “the Pearl of the Adriatic,” but it’s just one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites you’ll visit on this 8-day adventure. Your journeys take you through Split, home of the Palace of Diocletian, the grandiose retirement villa of 3rd century Roman emperor Diocletian. Next you’ll visit Hvar, and dine on sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine before overnighting in the historic Old Town. You’ll also kayak the rocky coastline of the Pakleni Islands, and enjoy a cruise to Brac Island. On Brac you’ll hike to the Blaca Monastery, one of the highlights of the island. Another ferry hop takes you to Korcula Island for another scenic hike, rewarded with the charms of Korcula’s old city and a beachfront hotel. After crossing into Montenegro, explore the stunning fortified city of Kotor and experience a private boat ride to the picturesque coastal town of Persat. Before the tour ends you’ll return to Croatia to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the stunning city of Dubrovnik. When your travels come to an end, you’ll be in awe of the splendor packed into two small countries. We have curated these new adventures from our team’s years of extensive exploration as well as from our valued travelers’ feedback. You told us what you’d like to experience, and we hope these new adventures for 2024 are everything you’ve been dreaming about. We designed these tours to bring you handpicked boutique accommodations, regional cuisine and the best guides to lead you through the journeys. We’re excited to finally bring you these new adventures and to start turning your travel dreams into adventure realities.