Sample Trips Itineraries to Inspire You

Browse trips from our key destinations

Click on the country name below to view sample suggested itineraries from some of our key destinations.

  • Japan - Cosmopolitan Cities, Natural Beauty and Culture
  • Vietnam - Breathtaking Coastline, History, Culture and Hill Tribes
  • Thailand - Bangkok, Beaches, Islands and Northern Highlands
  • Uganda - Inspiring National Parks, and the Most Varied Wildlife On Earth
  • Tanzania - Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Cultural Tours and Zanzibar
  • Morocco - Imperial Cities, Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains
  • Peru - Inca Trail, Jungle Lodges, and Beaches
  • Ecuador - Galapagos, Amazon, Andes and Quito's Heritige
  • Colombia - Coastal Retreats, Cities, Andes and Amazon

Japan Itineraries

13 Day Japan Explorer - Tokyo, Japan
13 Day Japan Explorer
Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto...
Authentic Japan: Old & New - Tokyo, Japan
Authentic Japan: Old & New
Delve into Japan's history in Matsumoto and...
Custom 11 Day Japan Explorer - Tokyo, Japan
Custom 11 Day Japan Explorer
Begin your journey in Kyoto, the ancient...
Essentials of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Essentials of Japan
This itinerary exposes you to various...
Japan's Golden Triangle - Tokyo, Japan
Japan's Golden Triangle
The classic route for first-time visitors to...
Tropical Japan: The Okinawan Islands - Tokyo, Japan
Tropical Japan: The Okinawan Islands
Japan's Beaches & Unique Island Culture

Japan Destination Information

  • One of the world's most exciting cities, Tokyo offers incredible shopping, colorful and unique fashion, fascinating museums, an exciting nightlife, beautiful parks and gardens, and much more.
  • Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, contains an enthralling mix of ancient Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, Japanese gardens, and World Heritage sites, blended with all the features of modern Japan.
  • On a clear day, Hakone offers clear views of Mt. Fuji, and no matter what you'll find soothing hot springs, beautiful, lush hillsides, and a charming tourist circuit including a toy train, a gondola ride, and a cruise on Lake Ashi.
  • The former capital Nara, just outside of Kyoto, is famous for its highly unique deer park, the great Buddha, and the Todaiji Temple, which can all be included in a one-day trip.
  • The climbing season for Mt. Fuji peaks in July and August, when there is no snow and public transportation is easy and frequent. Young and old can climb Mt. Fuji, and the best time to go is at night so that your arrival on top coincides with sunrise.
  • Takayama is a traditionally preserved town in a mountainous region of Japan, and holds one of Japan’s main attractions: the Takayama festival, which takes place in Spring and Autumn.
  • The tropical islands of Okinawa are Japan's Hawaii, famous for their laid back population, healthy lifestyle, delicious food, and pristine beaches.
  • The northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido offers skiing and snowboarding in winter, unrivaled scenery in summer, and contains the amazing Shiretoko national park.
  • Perfect day trips from Tokyo, the former capitals Kamakura and Nikko offer wonderful mixes of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Why Global Basecamps Works

  • Our partner lodges, hotels and tour guides share our mission in

    Sustainable Tourism

  • From safaris in Tanzania, to private cruises in Galapagos, our trips are

    completely customized

    to match your priorities, budget and travel style
  • Thanks to our close professional relationships, our pricing remains

    competitive

  • Our

    local guides

    all over the world are the best in their field
  • Your

    safety

    is our main priority, and we'll support you from the planning stages until you land back home

Help Us Plant a Tree

We love planting trees, and Global Basecamps makes it a priority to donate to reforestation efforts every year. In fact, we plant a tree for every traveler we send around the world.

Reforestation projects are one of the best ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, so travel responsibly by choosing Global Basecamps.

ECOAN Peru
Andrew Dare Photography

In 2014, Global Basecamps, along with local partners, financially supported the planting of 56,000 Quena trees in the Yanacocha and Queunacocha communities in the Peruvian Andes mountains.

Client Testimonials

Japan Ryokan
We LOVED Japan. The Ryokan was just amazing. Kyoto was too. Tokyo....All of it. The Samurai class was awesome. The Ninja class was out of control cool. We were just blown away by everything. I am so in awe of the culture and the thoughtfulness of everyone there, really. I totally loved the Tea Ceremony. It was so interesting to learn about it and so great that they just told us what to do and we didn't feel awkward at all--and that's saying a lot for my tween daughter, actually. I just wanted to say thank you again--it wouldn't have happened like it did without you.
Christy, Japan Explorer
Halong Bay
Our trip was absolutely fabulous and I wouldn't have changed anything. We absolutely love everything about Vietnam and Cambodia from the people to the landscape, food, etc. Everything went very smoothly and was very well organized. Our guides were all very prompt, courteous, and flexible in altering plans based on weather or something that popped up and caught our interest. All of the planned excursions were fantastic and a nice variety of things to do. We really enjoyed the home stay and mixing with the locals - great cultural aspects! We have tried to figure out our favorite days and can't do it. Thank you for helping me plan one of the most wonderful vacations I've ever taken. I don't think that there is anything that you could have improved upon for us.
Kristi, Vietnam & Cambodia Excursion