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The Best Week-Long Tours Around the World

Island-hopping along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, spotting the Big Five on a wildlife safari in Kenya, or white-water rafting, hiking and coffee tasting in the Colombian Andes – experience it all on one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip.
Joel Rabinowitz
13 Dec 2021
Whether you’re craving a relaxing week in the sun or an action-packed adventure, our pick of the best week-long TRIPS by Culture Trip will help steer you in the right direction.
1 . White water rafting, coffee tasting and city sightseeing in the Colombian Andes

Combine fascinating cities with spectacular nature on this eight-day Colombian Andes tour. Delve into Colombia’s turbulent past on a historical walking tour of Bogotá, which includes an opportunity to taste local delicacies at La Concordia market and admire flamboyant street art in the neighbourhood of La Candelaria. Raft down the Rio Negro, hike past gigantic Quindío wax palms in the Cocora Valley and sample some of the world’s best coffee in the Zona Cafetera. In Salento, you’ll try your hand at tejo – a traditional sport that involves hurling steel discs at a loaded gunpowder target typically played with a beer in hand. Wrap up your adventure in Medellín, and spot filming locations from ‘Narcos’ on a walking tour of this flourishing metropolis, which has been radically transformed since the conflict-ridden Pablo Escobar era.

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2 . Kayaking, cycling and partying along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast
If you’re after guaranteed glorious weather and a balance between exploration and relaxation, this eight-day trip along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast is just the ticket. You’ll start in Split and end up in Dubrovnik, giving you the chance to explore two of Croatia’s most charming coastal cities, characterised by an eclectic mix of architectural styles. In between, you’ll stop in Hvar, renowned for its vibrant nightlife, pebble beaches and atmospheric old town, and take a day trip to the island of Vis – a former Yugoslav military base, which was closed to the public from the 1950s until 1989. Hop over to Korčula, where you’ll cycle past olive groves and pine forests en route to a wine tasting session in Lumbarda. The opportunity to taste fresh oysters on the Pelješac Peninsula is another notable highlight.
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3 . Hiking, biking and wine tasting in Northern California
There’s almost no end to the adventures you can have in the Golden State, and on this seven-day trip, you’ll get to experience the very best of Northern California. Kick things off with a night out in San Francisco before heading into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas for hiking, cycling and swimming galore. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you wind your way through Yosemite National Park, watch the sunset from the top of Sentinel Dome, and cool off in Tenaya Lake. In the Napa and Sonoma valleys, you’ll visit several vineyards to sample California’s finest wines, before embarking on a road trip along the Pacific Coast. There’s also time for a hike along the Lands End Trail, offering excellent views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, before your trip comes to an end.
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4 . Hiking, wild swimming and whisky tasting in the Outer Hebrides
The rugged, windswept Outer Hebrides boast some of Britain’s most awe-inspiring scenery, ranging between craggy peaks and sweeping moorlands to deserted beaches and glistening lochs. Discover them on this seven-day tour led by our local insider, setting off from Inverness and hopping between the isles of Skye, Raasay, Harris and Lewis. Along the way, you’ll hike along grassy ridges between jagged mountains, swim in natural rock pools and explore remote beaches, with the option to go sea kayaking, if you fancy. A tour of the Isle of Harris Distillery, including a whisky tasting session, and a visit to the 5,000-year-old Calanais Standing Stones, will give you an insight into the islands’ rich cultural heritage, too.
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5 . Spotting the Big Five and learning about indigenous cultures in Kenya
Traverse the striking landscapes of Kenya in search of wild animals on this seven-day safari adventure starting in Nairobi and moving on into the forested mountains of the Aberdare National Park – home to the world’s second-largest remaining population of endangered black rhinos. Stop overnight at Lake Nakuru, in the Great Rift Valley, and keep your eyes peeled for rhinos and leopards, in particular, on an afternoon game drive. You’ll then pass through the Loita Hills and learn about the indigenous cultures of the region en route to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, where you’ll stay at a luxury lodge. It’s one of the prime destinations in Africa to observe the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo), which you’ll have a chance to see on several game drives with an experienced ranger.
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