Wandering the World specialises in creating and tailoring exceptional walking, trekking and touring holidays in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Our inspiration is fuelled by our passion for discovering new places, our curiosity of other cultures and the interesting people we meet. Our appetite for travel is endless, re-visiting the places we love and venturing to corners of the globe less explored.
Having travelled to over 100 countries across all 7 continents, we are enthused to share and offer our knowledge for others to enjoy. We understand the importance of a rich and authentic travelling experience, immersing yourself in the local culture, getting under the skin of a destination and uncovering its hidden gems.
Our promise and focus at all times is on thoughtful commitment to making your travel experiences a memory of a lifetime.
You can travel with Wandering the World in one of three ways:
Share the journey and experiences with other like-minded travellers on one of our escorted walks or tours on a set departure date.
Experience the freedom and flexibility of our Self-Guided Walks on a date of your choice, with easy to follow maps/directions and
accommodation with private facilities and daily luggage transfer all pre-booked.
Enjoy the fun of travelling with your own private group (of two or more) on a tour especially designed just for you and on a date to suit.
Bhutan - also known as Drukyul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a landlocked Kingdom wedged between India and China, in the eastern Himalaya. With an estimated population of less than 700,000, the country does not feature prominently in global consciousness. Bhutan exudes a special charm. It is a country that measures prosperity not by gross domestic product, but rather by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels or gross domestic happiness.
Experience the Land of the Thunder Dragon with us on the 13-day escorted Mt Chomolhari Base Camp Trek in April, 2017.
Escorted by Andrew Maffett, Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2015, and led by our highly experienced local guides, you will explore this magical country where the Buddhist culture remains largely untouched by the outside world, and where people and nature co-exist in a sacred balance.
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Join us for an experience of a lifetime on one of our Camino de Santiago walks in Spain or Portugal. Itineraries tailored to suit individual travellers, couples and small groups. Choose your date or join a scheduled date. Accommodation pre-booked with private facilities and luggage transferred daily.
CAMINO WALK FRANCE - ESCORTED Scheduled Trip
CAMINO WALKS SPAIN - ESCORTED Scheduled Trips
CAMINO WALKS PORTUGAL - ESCORTED Scheduled Trips
CAMINO WALKS SPAIN/PORTUGAL - On a date to suit you
From rugged mountain scenery to stretches of breathtaking Mediterranean coast, the regions of Roussillon in France and Catalonia in Spain abound in magnificent walking terrain. We are proud to offer two 7-Day self-guided, exhilarating walks in this part of France and Spain.
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New for 2017 is a 39-Day escorted walk through France, escorted by Glenyce, starting in Le Puy on the high plateau of the Massif Central and finishing in the Basque village of St Jean Pied de Port. It will be a truly memorable and remarkable experience. The itinerary is in three sections and you can choose to walk the first section over 13-days, or sections one and two over 18-days or the entire 740km to St Jean Pied de Port over 39-days.
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Iceland abounds in dramatic extremes. It is home to the largest volcanic canyon in the world and also to spectacular tumbling glaciers that spill in to the North Atlantic Ocean. On the one hand its winters are long and dark, but come summer, it bears witness to the midnight sun. It is a country of pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture.
Our 13-day scenic touring and walking trip departing on July 31, 2016 has sold out.
We are thrilled to introduce a new 13-day 'Explore Iceland Photography Tour' hosted and photography instruction by renowned landscape photographer and teacher Glenn Guy MA (Photography). Glenn will be accompanied by an experienced local tour leader on this exclusive opportunity to be immersed in the natural beauty of this fascinating island.
Image by Glenn Guy - Skogafoss, Iceland
You can view more of Glenn's beautiful Iceland images taken on his exploratory trip in Iceland on our Iceland Gallery.
Stretching from the Himalaya to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, India is a destination rich in natural beauty and steeped in cultural heritage with some of the most imposing forts, temples and mausoleums in the world. India offers amazing diversity, warm and welcoming people and on top of that, India is a food lover’s heaven.
In conjunction with our partner in India who has been organising customised holidays for over 30 years, we can tailor exceptional experiences for you in this extraordinary destination - whether your interest is culture and history, bird and wildlife, walking/hiking or all of the above.
To offer inspiration for what we can create, we present two suggested itineraries: Northern India and Southern India. These itineraries can be booked for one person or for or a group of up to 12 people on a date to suit you and with accommodation according to your preference. Or you can use these itineraries as inspiration for us to design your own trip.
Immerse yourself in the history and culture and relish in the traditional culinary delights of Spain and Portugal.
Our Indulge trips offer a culinary extravaganza featuring highly sought after local restaurants, not forgetting some the world's best wine! They are gastronomic journeys, highlighted by tasting menus, fine dining and scrumptious, delectable foods.The well-appointed accommodation has been carefully selected to include boutique style posadas, casas and distinctive hotels for you to feel at home - all with a strong sense of place and a combination of character, with a touch of class and individualism.
With exclusive access to many unique experiences, the landscapes and the beautiful towns and villages will truly come alive as you meet the people who live there. Local guides, farmers, chefs, musicians and wine makers are all part of the experience helping give you a true insight into life along the way.
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Discover Italy's famous Amalfi Coast on our 8-Day self-guided walk. Explore the region’s hidden gems, from splendid mountain scenery to medieval villages and grand canyons.
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Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun has been inhabited for at least thirty thousand years. A strikingly beautiful country, it is a blend of incredible contrast, steeped in ancient tradition, modern thriving cities and rich in natural beauty. Wandering the World is proud to present two trips in Japan.
In October 2016 we are escorting a walking trip on the very picturesque and sparsely populated island of Shikoku, most famous for its pilgrimage tour of the 88 Sacred Temples. Our path takes us through rural Japan where the pace of life slows to the rhythm of the seasons, and where natural and spiritual treasures unfold at every step. We will wander through the beautiful forest to visit 27 of the 88 impressive temples
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In March 2017, join our escorted 14-day cultural trip and discover Japan's contrasts, from its sleek, modern cities to ancient towns and traditional customs. Wander Tokyo's dazzling streets and hurtle along on the bullet train. Enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms, bathe in a serene onsen near Mount Fuji in Hakone. Eat your way through the thriving food scene in Hiroshima and experience the elegant Geisha culture in Kyoto.
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Best known as the home of the Himalaya, Nepal is a geographically diverse and breathtakingly beautiful country. From spectacular mountains to sub tropical forests and the terraced-hills dotted with villages, Nepal is truly a hiker's paradise. It is not only the geography, that makes Nepal such an amazing destination. The cultural richness and strong national pride, the friendliness and welcoming way of the Nepali people, all contribute to it being one of those special places that get’s under your skin and makes you want to return time and time again.
Whether you’re a first-timer to Nepal or the magic of the Mighty Himalaya is luring you back, we will share our knowledge and passion for this incredible part of the world. We can tailor a private trip just for you or you can join our escorted trek in March 2017.
Experience the best of Nepal, taking in the iconic Everest Base Camp and less visited Gokyo Lakes and adjoining valleys of the Khumbu Sherpa homeland in March 2017. This quintessential Everest Trek will be escorted by Andrew Maffett, Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2015, and led by our highly experienced local guides.
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11-Day WALKING SWEDEN - Escorted by Jane Reed - June 3, 2017
Sitting at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey’s history is a hugely rich patchwork of overlapping eras and empires spanning more than 4,000 years.
Showcasing Turkey’s magnificent cultural heritage, you can experience a unique walking trip through some of the most dramatic landscapes imaginable.
Spending a few days in bustling and vibrant Istanbul, one of the great cities of the world, our journey encompasses a hike through the extraordinary region of Cappadocia and the nearby valleys, with incredible panoramic views between Urgup and Goreme, and stretching all the way to the Mediterranean Sea on the Lycian Peninsula.
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Glenyce Johnson and Jane Reed met in 1994 whilst working together in the advertising industry. Based on their professional respect for each other and a shared passion for many interests outside work – notably travel and walking, they became friends. One of the many experiences they have achieved together is walking 100kms in 48 hours for the Oxfam Trailwalker fund raising event.
Glenyce, originally from Warrnambool, left her country town to travel the world, returning to Melbourne eight years later. Following a five-year stint at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, she aligned her passion for travel by joining Peregrine Adventures, initially as the Financial Controller in 1999, before her appointment to Managing Director in 2005. In 2006, Glenyce was awarded Telstra Business Woman of the year for the Private & Corporate Sector. In 2013, Glenyce completed a life-changing journey walking the Camino de Santiago, an 800km pilgrimage across France and Spain; her mantra then became ‘more walking, less working’ and sharing the travel she loves.
After a career spanning 22 years in advertising agencies, including 3 years at Saatchi & Saatchi, Jane moved to head up Marketing at Jenny Craig, and in 2000 she was appointed Managing Director. Jane has hiked many trails through Europe, and trekked in the magical Himalaya on a number of occasions. Jane also had the opportunity to combine her love for travel when she joined Peregrine Adventures in 2004 as Marketing Director and once again was professionally reunited with Glenyce.
Given their passion for travel, and appetite for new destinations, Glenyce and Jane have explored over 100 countries across all seven continents.
They are now committed to offering their travel experience for others to enjoy, through Wandering the World.
The excitement of expanding our cultural awareness through travel has always been a focus in our lives, both personally and professionally. We are motivated by discovering new places, meeting new people and the thrill of our next adventure ….Our philosophy is centred on the quote by Saint Augustine “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”.
We have had many wonderful years of professional life working for others. Wandering the World enables us to share our personal journeys and adopt a lifestyle dedicated to travel, so we can enjoy more, and share more. Using our first hand knowledge and our extensive network of partners around the globe, our promise is to create and deliver authentic and exceptional travel experiences.
We believe the best way to discover and experience a place, is on foot, and we are energised by walking and trekking – we also value and appreciate the destinations that don’t necessarily lend themselves to an active style of holiday, therefore we incorporate touring options so you are able to wander at your leisure.
Life is a journey. We hope you will take some time out to wander the world with us and share our mantra of “more walking, less working”.
Wandering the World create, design and tailor exceptional walking, trekking and touring holidays. Our specialty is providing unique (money-can’t buy), authentic travel experiences in some of the most amazing places on earth. The destinations we choose to wander are those where we have a special connection and places we are personally passionate about.
From our many years in the travel industry, we have identified the leading specialists in country and forged strong relationships with these local partners. Our operators are long established, privately owned and small enough to care for the detail. Together we are able to offer and prepare itineraries that unlock the ‘hidden gems’ and uncover the best-kept secrets of a destination. Where we can introduce you to parts of the world less travelled, where you can get off the well-worn tourist paths and enjoy the privilege of getting under the skin of a destination and immerse yourself in the local culture and communities.
We know accommodation is an important aspect of any trip. We carefully select accommodation to ensure that at the end of each day you can relax and rest in comfort. Where you can enjoy reflecting on the events of the day just gone and be refreshed and ready for the day to come. And of course the pleasure of sampling new foods and perhaps tasting some local wines. Please view 'Our Accommodation' gallery for places we stay.
We are totally focused on understanding your needs and to providing thoughtful dedicated service. Our priority is ensuring your have total peace of mind from booking to wandering with us.
Travel has inspired our lives, we want to share our knowledge and experience and provide the journey that will be etched in your memory for a lifetime.