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The following are questions we are asked most frequently about what it is like to travel with the Walking Connection. Here are straight-forward answers to those questions along plus additional insights providing you with a more complete picture of the exhilarating and authentic experience you'll have with Walking Connection.

Traveling with The Walking Connection - FAQs

 

Since 1992 we have been leading active adventures around the world for guests just like you. The young and young at heart enjoy the satisfaction of a day’s exploration and relax in the pampering provided at the end of each day’s journey.

Learn why there is a difference when you travel with us and what to expect on our trips including; who travels with us, how far we walk each day, how strenuous our walks are, what is included in your trip, what to bring and more.

New travelers often like to talk with tour directors, owners or trip guides before making a decision to reserve their spot on a trip.  Your question may be answered in the FAQs below but we welcome the opportunity to speak with you directly or exchange emails to provide any additional information.

Our Trips

What is included in the trip price?


  • Comprehensive information prior to the trip including reading lists, recommended web sites and detailed information about the destination.
  • All accommodations with private baths, breakfasts, most lunches and dinners each day.*
  • Experienced Walking Connection Tour Host, local resident guides, and additional city guides or naturalists for selected trips.
  • Internal flights, boat rides, trains, 4-wheel drive, camel, elephant transfers on trips where noted.
  • Gratuities for all hotels, porterage and meals.
  • Special events entrance fees included in trip itinerary, such as park entry fees, museums, villas, archaeological sites, special walking events, etc.
  • Drinking water provided for each day’s walks.
  • Daily trail snacks.
  • Special Walking Connection travel gifts and surprises throughout your trip.
  • The unbeatable experience of traveling with new-found and old Walking Connection friends. A single trip with Walking Connection will provide you with a lifetime of stories to share with your family and friends.
*Each Walking Connection trip has its own special characteristics. This listing is a general guideline. For complete details of what is and what is not included on each trip, please see the individual trip brochure or web site.





What is included in the trip price?


  • Comprehensive information prior to the trip including reading lists, recommended web sites and detailed information about the destination.
  • All accommodations with private baths, breakfasts, most lunches and dinners each day.*
  • Experienced Walking Connection Tour Host, local resident guides, and additional city guides or naturalists for selected trips.
  • Internal flights, boat rides, trains, 4-wheel drive, camel, elephant transfers on trips where noted.
  • Gratuities for all hotels, porterage and meals.
  • Special events entrance fees included in trip itinerary, such as park entry fees, museums, villas, archaeological sites, special walking events, etc.
  • Drinking water provided for each day’s walks.
  • Daily trail snacks.
  • Special Walking Connection travel gifts and surprises throughout your trip.
  • The unbeatable experience of traveling with new-found and old Walking Connection friends. A single trip with Walking Connection will provide you with a lifetime of stories to share with your family and friends.
*Each Walking Connection trip has its own special characteristics. This listing is a general guideline. For complete details of what is and what is not included on each trip, please see the individual trip brochure or web site.





Weather, Safety and Special Gear

What do we do in case of inclement weather?


Always, safety first. Because we travel to many different areas, each offering its own challenges as far as the weather is concerned, we start with safety. Once we know it is safe, we modify our day to best accommodate the abilities and interests of the the group. Should you not want to participate in the day’s planned activity, for whatever reason, your host and guide can recommend alternatives for you. With safety concerns satisfied, our overall belief is that there is no bad weather, just unprepared guests. We will do our best to inform you of all the possibilities before you ever leave home.




Do I need any special gear?


In general, a comfortable daypack, seasoned hiking boots, a pair of athletic shoes, sports sandals, rain gear and sunscreen are essential. A detailed list of what to bring is customized for each trip and included in every confirmation kit.





Inclusive Vacation

What is included in the trip price?


  • Comprehensive information prior to the trip including reading lists, recommended web sites and detailed information about the destination.
  • All accommodations with private baths, breakfasts, most lunches and dinners each day.*
  • Experienced Walking Connection Tour Host, local resident guides, and additional city guides or naturalists for selected trips.
  • Internal flights, boat rides, trains, 4-wheel drive, camel, elephant transfers on trips where noted.
  • Gratuities for all hotels, porterage and meals.
  • Special events entrance fees included in trip itinerary, such as park entry fees, museums, villas, archaeological sites, special walking events, etc.
  • Drinking water provided for each day’s walks.
  • Daily trail snacks.
  • Special Walking Connection travel gifts and surprises throughout your trip.
  • The unbeatable experience of traveling with new-found and old Walking Connection friends. A single trip with Walking Connection will provide you with a lifetime of stories to share with your family and friends.
*Each Walking Connection trip has its own special characteristics. This listing is a general guideline. For complete details of what is and what is not included on each trip, please see the individual trip brochure or web site.





Our Guests

Who travels with Walking Connection?


They are like-minded people with a positive outlook on life. Many are between the ages of 40 – 65, but all other ages are well represented. You will meet individual travelers and couples with diverse backgrounds who share a common love for seeing and experiencing the world, its cultures and people close up. Based upon past experience, over 90% of people who travel with Walking Connection — will do so again!




What if I don't have anyone to travel with?


Single travelers are always welcome on Walking Connection trips. In fact, most of our trips are a combination of couples, single travelers and close (same gender) friends who enjoy traveling together. We often help locate roommates for guests as well as offer reasonably priced single supplements for those who prefer to room individually. In any case, you can rest assured that by the end of the trip you will have made many new friends.




How many walkers will be on a trip?


We limit the size of most of our groups to 16 guests with the average size being 12 – 14 guests. As important as group size is our guest to host and guide ratio. We generally have at least 1 guide/host for each 6 people on a trip. Private trips or family groups allow even more flexibility in size.





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