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Coastal Hiking Tour from Spain to France

Hike along the dramatic coastlines of Spain and France and stay in gorgeous seaside villages.
Spain & France
Mar – Oct
observe lemurs on our Madagascar Ecotour
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The Magic of Madagascar Ecotour

Observe lemurs on this eco-tour where you'll also meet a top lemur researcher!
July 1-12 19
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Tour du Mont Blanc Self-Guided Treks

The TMB is one of the best treks in the world. You'll hike through France, Italy and Switzerland!
Italy, France, Switzerland
June – Sept
hiking the Cinque Terre in Italy you'll hike into villages like this one
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Hiking the Italian Riviera: Cinque Terre and Beyond

Experience both hiking and culture in Cinque Terre along Italy's gorgeous coast!
Mar – Nov
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The Dolomites Trek

Hike in the Dolomites, Italy, one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Europe!
June-Sept 19
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Dana to Petra Trek in Jordan

Hike 5 days of the Jordan Trail and finish in the UNESCO Site of Petra.
Sept – April

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Ever dreamed of starring in your own nature documentary without worrying about stepping in elephant poo when you get up to go pee?

Want to know that a glass of wine and hot mouth-watering meal are waiting for you instead of lukewarm campfire beans and weenies?

Love being in nature but hate shivering in a damp sleeping bag after discovering your “waterproof” tent actually isn’t?

I’m Laurel, the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel.  If you’re like me, after a day filled with adventure you like to return to a warm shower, hot meal and a waterproof (for real) roof over your head and never ask How do I set up this %#$ tent?

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Tour du Mont Blanc: How to Plan for This Epic Adventure!

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is listed as not only one of Europe’s classic hikes, but one of the best in the world! Here’s how to plan your own trek:

Lemurs in Madagascar: How Seeing Them in the Wild Can Save Them

The best time to see lemurs in Madagascar is NOW. Your visit as an ecotourist can play an important role in lemur conservation – before it’s too late.

How a Hiking Trip Can Change Your Life And Why You Should Do One

A hiking trip can change your life. I know so because it changed mine. I believe it can change your life as well. Specifically, I did the Tour du Mont Blanc. But any long distance hiking trip could be transformative. Here’s why:

Where Is the Best Place in Sri Lanka to See Elephants?

It’s highly preferable to observe elephants in the wild, and not in one of the orphanages in Sri Lanka. Here are 3 great national parks to see them:


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Best Things to Do in Courmayeur Italy In Summer and Winter

You’ll find lots of things to do in Courmayeur, Italy from hiking to heliskiing to swimming in the highest swimming pool in Europe. And the food…

10 Best Things to Do in Geneva, Switzerland, When You Only Have a Day

The top 10 things to do in Geneva, Switzerland when you only have 1 day. Hint: you’ll definitely want to visit Lake Geneva. Bring your swimsuit!

Best Travel Backpacks: Our Top Picks For Every Budget

When choosing the best travel backpack, consider what you need. I.e.Lightweight? Carry-on? Anti-theft features? Then you can choose the best one for you.

What It’s Really Like to Do a Via Ferrata in Spain and What You Need to Know

I thought the via ferrata in Vallcebre Catalunya would be an easy one. To my pleasant surprise it wasn’t. I loved both the thrill and the challenge. Would you do it?