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Better Together: Group Hiking Trips You'll Never Forget

Put your best foot forward on these scenic small-group trails through Jordan’s desert, Georgia’s backcountry and beyond.
Nick Dauk
22 Mar 2022
If your shoes could talk, they’d tell stories that even your passport stamps would envy. Hiking is one of the best ways to discover the remote, unspoilt areas of a place, taking you far beyond the city. Head away from San Francisco and into Yosemite National Park, outside of Bogotá and into the Andes, and from the mainland to secluded Scottish islands. If all you need is a backpack, a good pair of boots and cheering conversation, these Epic Trips will stand up as the best group hiking trips in the world.
1 . Walk canyons, desert and mountains in Jordan
You came to Jordan to explore Petra and you’ll leave the country thankful that it wasn’t the only site on your list. This immersive, nine-day group hiking trip goes far beyond the rose-pink Nabataean city and offers you the opportunity to trek through Jordan’s western edge. Your boots will return home with soil and sand from the Dana canyons, the Umm Al-Biyara trail, Mount Haron and Wadi Rum – all of which will leave impressions from sole to soul.
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2 . Hike beyond Tbilisi to the breathtaking edge of Georgia
Georgia is gorgeous and the best way to see its beauty is on a small-group hiking trip. You’ll trace the border beyond Tbilisi, exploring the country’s edge at Lagodekhi National Park, the Kakheti region and the Caucasus Mountains. To say you’ll work up an appetite is an understatement. Thankfully, you’ll be no stranger to Georgia’s cuisine by the trip’s end, sampling everything from the traditional fare in Tbilisi’s Old Quarter to wine and bread made following millennia-old practices.
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3 . Ramble the rugged hills and mountains of the Hebridean Isles
Would it really be a group hiking trip in Scotland if it didn’t involve stopping for whisky? Fans of the spirit will home in on the Isle of Harris Distillery visit, but there’s more to be savoured on this seven-day adventure. The Cuillin mountains and the Trotternish hills are yours to drink up, just as the wild beaches along the coast are yours to wander. Here’s to the small-group hiking trip you’ll never forget.
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4 . Stroll your way to a classic cup of coffee in Colombia
How far would you walk for a perfect cup of coffee? You can let that answer brew a bit as you hike through Colombia’s Cocora Valley with a handful of other coffee connoisseurs. The trek is far from challenging; so much so that after you reach the coffee farm, you’ll be raring to go for another java journey. Never fear: you won’t be without a cup for long on this trip. A hike in the Andes into the Zona Cafetera will put you right in Colombia’s coffee-growing region.
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5 . Summit the highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon

There’s plenty of outdoor adventures on this 10-day trip to Northern Thailand, like climbing a sticky waterfall, exploring a canyon and trekking through the jungle. But the most unforgettable activity has to be hiking to the summit of Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand, to watch the sunrise. Seeing the sun break through the clouds is one special moment you’ll want to share with your fellow hikers.

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Maja Proescholdt contributed additional reporting to this article.