Global Hiking Vacations & Tours

European Alps
Patagonia (Chile)

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 Ecuador's volcanoes 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 countrys. 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.