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GoNOMAD Tours SectionA tour through the coffee-growing region of Colombia. Max Hartshorne photo.A tour through the coffee-growing region of Colombia. Max Hartshorne photo.



Sometimes the best way to go off the beaten path is with an experienced guide.



At GoNOMAD, we know that tour operators and local outfitters often know the secrets of their destinations better than we do.

Whether you want to take a safari in Africa, dive the Maldives, hike the Grand Canyon, barge the canals of France or visit the Hill Tribes of Thailand, join GoNOMAD and discover a whole new way to travel. For more options, find sustainable and responsible tours throughout the world.

We publish stories about different kinds of tours, not the cookie cutter, same old, same old. We seek out companies who are offering something very different and unique, places you might not think about, or journeys that give you the satisfaction of giving back.  Explore hundreds of stories about the kinds of tours that don't appeal to everyone---but may be just for you!


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Culinary and Wine Tours Around the World

Culinary and  Wine Tours Around the World
Sarah Cavicchi writes about twelve gourmet food and wine tours around the world from South Africa to New Zealand.

India: A Cobra Tour

India: A Cobra Tour
Steppes Discovery is offering a tour in June that will track the most revered snake in India: The King Cobra.

Into a Still Country: On Safari in Namibia

Into a Still Country: On Safari in Namibia
Janis Turk takes a two-week wildlife safari across Namibia, and she is struck with the brightness of the stars and the all-encompassing stillness.

India: The Beginner's Guide to Camel Trekking and Venomous Snakes

India: The Beginner's Guide to Camel Trekking and Venomous Snakes
Marika Hill takes a camel safari in Rajasthan, India, and gives some tips on how to ride a camel and how to avoid venomous snakes.

Colorado Marijuana Tours

Colorado Marijuana Tours
Colorado Rocky Mountain High: Pot Tourism Comes to the Centennial State--tours and shops.

Sailing the Historic Northwest Passage in a Polar-Class Icebreaker

Sailing the Historic Northwest Passage in a Polar-Class Icebreaker
Arctic cruise through the Northwest passage organized by Adventure Life of Missoula, Montana, through the fable Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic.

Running a Marathon in the Canadian Arctic

Running a Marathon in the Canadian Arctic
Canada: Margie Goldsmith takes a cruise in the Canadian Arctic to see polar bears, musk ox, caribou, walruses and beluga whales, and to run a marathon on top of a 3,000-foot-high fjord.

A Downton Abbey Tour in London

A Downton Abbey Tour in London
A Downton Abbey tour of London: Sterling Silver Tours offers a glimpse of life among aristocrats in the 1900s.

Adventure Tours in Mexico and Central America

Adventure Tours in Mexico and Central America
Adventure Tours in Mexico and Central America.

Staying Healthy on Tour - GoNOMAD MINI GUIDE

Staying healthy on tour- Gonomad mini-guide

Top Africa Touring Picks

Top Africa Touring Picks
A guide to specialized tours in Africa on GoNOMAD, from Ballooning to train travel.

Choosing an Eco-Tour: GoNOMAD MINI GUIDE

 Choosing an Eco-Tour: GoNOMAD MINI GUIDE
Tour resources for alternative travelers including local guides and outfitters who can offer customized itineraries to secret destinations.

Visiting the Untouchables of India

Visiting the Untouchables of India
Sony Stark visits the Shudras and the Dalits, the 'untouchables' of India and writes about the the juxtaposition of grinding poverty and great beauty.

Borneo: Wildlife Lover's Paradise

Borneo: Wildlife Lover's Paradise
Borneo: For Wildlife Lover's Paradise. Aqua Firma takes travelers on wildlife safaris to Sabah,Borneo and other exotic locations

Culinary Tours Around the World

Culinary Tours Around the World
Three schools specialize in unique culinary vacations in Croatia, Tuscany and other exotic locations.

East African Safaris: A Unique Family Experience

East African Safaris: A Unique Family Experience
The author interviews Lynne Leakey about family safaris in East Africa.

Uganda: Fishing the World's Longest River

Uganda: Fishing the World's Longest River
Egypt: A fishing safari on the Nile River that's perfect for the angler who loves adventure.

Riobamba, Ecuador: Riding Down the Devil's Nose

Riobamba, Ecuador: Riding Down the Devil's Nose
David Joshua Jennings takes a train ride through Ecuador's Valley of the Waterfalls from Riobamba to Alausí and down a steep cliff called the Devil's Nose.

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Finding and Choosing the Perfect Tour

Finding and Choosing the Perfect Tour
Tour resources for alternative travelers including local guides and outfitters who can offer customized itineraries to secret destinations.

England: Walking the Bronte Trail

England: Walking the Bronte Trail
England: A walking tour of England that takes literary inspired travelers to many of the places made famous by Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and the Bronte sisters

Motorcycling Across Crete

Motorcycling Across Crete
A gallery of photos by Jamie Sue Winkelman from her motorcyle tour of Crete
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Atlanta's Rail and Bus System: A Whirlwind Weekend Making Time With MARTA

Atlanta's Rail and Bus System: A Whirlwind Weekend Making Time With MARTA
Jaclyn C. Stevenson writes about MARTA, Atlanta's subway system and the city it serves.

Visiting the Untouchables of India

Visiting the Untouchables of India
Sony Stark visits the Shudras and the Dalits, the 'untouchables' of India and writes about the the juxtaposition of grinding poverty and great beauty.

Visiting the Untouchables of India

Visiting the Untouchables of India
Sony Stark visits the Shudras and the Dalits, the 'untouchables' of India and writes about the the juxtaposition of grinding poverty and great beauty.

Travel at Ground Level: Overland Touring through Nepal, India and Pakistan

Travel at Ground Level: Overland Touring through Nepal, India and Pakistan
Overland Touring through Nepal, India and Pakistan

Many Ways to See Rome: Walking, Biking, Vespa, Bus and Boat

Many Ways to See Rome: Walking, Biking, Vespa, Bus and Boat
How many ways are there to experience the timeless capital of Italy? Helena Wahlstrom lists some of the best ways to move around in Rome.

Local Nature: Locally Guided Nature Tours in Honduras

Local Nature: Locally Guided Nature Tours in Honduras
Locally Guided Nature Tours in Honduras.

GoNOMAD--The South Pacific Growing in Popularity as a Travel Destination

GoNOMAD--The South Pacific Growing in Popularity as a Travel Destination
Young travelers are heading to the South Pacific, many with Contiki Tours, a company that specializes in travel for 18-35 year olds.

Going Dutch: A New Dimension in Travel

Going Dutch: A New Dimension in Travel
The author discusses the benefits of traveling with international groups organized by Djoser, one of Europe's largest tour operators.

Favela Tours Offer a Glimpse of the Slums

Favela Tours Offer a Glimpse of the Slums
Favela Tours Offer a Glimpse of the Slums of Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Expedition Cruises: Going Where the Big Ships Cannot Go

Expedition Cruises: Going Where the Big Ships Cannot Go
Stephen Hartshorne writes about small, expedition cruises that take their passengers where large cruise ships cannot go -- to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Egypt's Sinai Safaris, Diving and Driving - GoNOMAD

Egypt's Sinai Safaris, Diving and Driving - GoNOMAD
By Sand or By Sea: Sinai Safaris Take It All In

Tours: Adventure, Unusual, and Cultural Tours | GoNOMAD.com

Tours: Adventure, Unusual, and Cultural Tours | GoNOMAD.com
GoNOMAD Tours Section Sometimes the best way to go off the beaten path is with an experienced guide. At GoNOMAD, we know that tour operators and local outfitters often know the se ...

Touring the Real Panama: Wildlife, Beaches and Tribal Villages

Touring the Real Panama: Wildlife, Beaches and Tribal Villages
Stephen Hartshorne writes about Viajes Cora, a tour company that offers a variety of tour packages in Panama, including visits to the Kuna Yala tribe in the San Blas Islands and the Embera tribe on th ...

Three Southeast Asian Tours You Can Do on Your Own

Three Southeast Asian Tours You Can Do on Your Own
Tour resources for alternative travelers including local guides and outfitters who can offer customized itineraries to secret destinations.

The Spirit of Oahu: Touring Ancient Hawaii Today

The Spirit of Oahu: Touring Ancient Hawaii Today
The Spirit of Oahu: Touring Ancient Hawaii Today

Sony Visits Vietnam: Echoes of War in a Land of Peace

Sony Visits Vietnam: Echoes of War in a Land of Peace
Sony Stark visits Vietnam on her round-the-world tour and compares her recollections with those of her stepfather who fought there more than 30 years ago.

Sony Visits China: Cha-Ching, Feng Shui and Man Mo

Sony Visits China: Cha-Ching, Feng Shui and Man Mo
Sony Stark visits Hong Kong, Beijing, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

Orcas of the Western Atlantic

Orcas of the Western Atlantic
Wildland Tours offers tourists with a unique opportunity to witness orcas and humpback whales in their native habitat along the Western Atlantic coast.

Waterfalls, Salsa, Pub-Crawls and Dog Sledding: Top Picks for Island Touring

Waterfalls, Salsa, Pub-Crawls and Dog Sledding: Top Picks for Island Touring
Waterfalls, Salsa, Pub-Crawls and Dog Sledding: Top Picks for Island Touring

 
 


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