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Supplier: M17099

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Base of operations: USA -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 77
Our company offers full service, exotic, guided, cross-cultural explorations, nature safaris, treks and eco-tours in remote areas of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific. The travel group should be small enough not to overwhelm the experience, we want to interact directly and respectfully with local people and natural environments, and, rather than drain local resources, we believed we should make a contribution to their preservation. We were committed to the idea that local people and communities must tangibly benefit from this idea which came to be called eco-travel and ecotourism.

Now there are many more people working with us and many more destinations in our tour portfolio. We added new trip destinations only after we knew them well and had established personal relationships with the people who would be operating our programs. Our task is to provide you with intimate access to other worlds. Every year we are as enthusiastic about each new trip as we were about our first trek.
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M17099 creates nature and culture adventures in more than 50 destinations around the world, taking equal care with both group trips and custom-designed, private departures.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M17099 grew from our founders' gratifying experiences in the Peace Corps and as teachers, conservation workers and travelers in Nepal in the early 1970’s. They learned how inspirational and satisfying culturally-respectful and environmentally-sensitive travel can be. After returning to graduate school at the University of Michigan, they longed to revisit the Himalayas. In 1978, they sat in their student apartment and typed up (on a typewriter!) a one-page flyer inviting "curious, hearty souls" to join us on a "Journey to Nepal." They were clear about what they wanted to do: share a place that they knew and loved with others who were open and eager for new adventures.

2. What is your company's mission?

M17099 creates and delivers extraordinary guided adventures that fulfill dreams, stretch understandings, protect the natural environment, support traditional cultures, and foster connections between people.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Our longstanding relationships with friends and partners in the far corners of the world distinguishes M17099 and allows us to give travelers personal experiences in each of our unique destinations.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Joan and Will Weber founded the company in 1978, while they were graduate students at the University of Michigan. Will, a former journalist, Peace Corps Volunteer, and conservation worker, was studying natural resources. Joan, a teacher, was studying psychology and education. Since the company's founding, JOURNEYS has been the Webers' life work and passion, and they have brought their talents to bear in nurturing the growth of the company. In 2013, M17099' 35th anniversary year, they look forward to passing the baton of leadership on to their daughter Robin Pollak, an expert in experiential education with a degree in business, who will continue to carry the mantle of M17099' longstanding values.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

With over 50 destinations to choose from, it's hard to name one most popular trip or destination. Hikers have long loved treks in Nepal, where the colorful culture and hospitality of our seasoned staff nearly match the spectacular Himalayan scenery. Our well-loved guides in Tanzania show travelers a stunning array of huge animals and lead the most intrepid in climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. The colors and textures of Guatemalan art and celebration lure craft-lovers. And the tapestry of nature, arts and religious life in Indonesia offer unlimited depth for exploration. What our travelers love is that we help them pick the right trip and put together the details with care.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Beverley, a recent traveler, wrote: "Let me say the service you have provided in booking this trip has been great. What is somewhat surprising is that some more expensive travel firms often have staff who are not familiar with the trips they are handling and are sometimes quite indifferent to the client. I wouldnt hesitate to go anywhere with M17099 – you have the best interest of the traveler in mind."

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M17099
Picture Name Highlight Activity Price Destination

Costa Rica Natural Wonders for Families Costa Rica Natural Wonders for Families

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Our week-long itinerary introduces you to the best activities of the season, reaching deep into natural areas and offering you a taste of how people live.

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Tour Package
Rainforest
USD 1625 Costa Rica

Amazon and Andes Odyssey Amazon and Andes Odyssey

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This 9-day tour presents a perfect trip for travelers who want to see the best of Peru in a short amount of time and explore sites such as Machu Picchu, Cusco, Urubamba Sacred Valley, and more.

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Tour Package
Archeology/History
USD 2950 Peru

Amazon Wildlife Odyssey Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

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Discover the wildlife and culture of the rainforest on a small group expedition hosted by researchers and members of the native Peru.

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
Rainforest
USD 2290 Peru

Ancient Wonders of Egypt Ancient Wonders of Egypt

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This journey to Egypt is organized for small groups and families to explore the world’s most impressive ancient wonders and the world’s friendliest people.

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Archeology/History
Cultural Journey
USD 4295 Egypt

Annapurna Family Trek Annapurna Family Trek

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This tour through the central Nepal brings you on the high peaks and close to the local culture. Hike through villages, forests and experience Himalayan life and the lively city of Kathmandu.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Cultural Journey
USD 1695 Nepal

Annapurna Lodge Trek Annapurna Lodge Trek

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Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area and enjoy visiting Buddhist community during this 10 day hiking journey.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
USD 1995 Nepal

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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Find your way in a 19-day hiking and trekking tour over Nepal. Get in touch with its communities and surround yourself with the snowy magnificence of Himalayan peaks.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Cultural Journey
USD 2995 Nepal

Everest Lodge Trek Everest Lodge Trek

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Have a great 10-day tour to the Everest area. Fly in and out of Khumbu and spend your days exploring villages and monasteries and experience the Sherpa culture up.

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Hiking & Trekking
USD 1995 Nepal

Everest Sherpa Country Trek Everest Sherpa Country Trek

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Celebrate your health, fitness and expeditionary spirit with this most wonderful Himlayan 19 days adventure.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Wildlife Viewing
USD 3195 Nepal

Galapagos Aboard the Eric, Flamingo and Letty Galapagos Aboard the Eric, Flamingo and Letty

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Our choices of naturalist-guided, first class and luxury yacht Galapagos tours offer plenty of time on the islands, fast travel between islands and access to landing sites.

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Tour Package
Boating and Sailing
Wildlife Viewing
USD 3225 Ecuador

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

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With this 19 days tour you will have the possibility to hike and assist the greatest celebration of the year in Nepal, forbidden Tibetan kingdom - Mustang Tiji Festival.

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Tour Package
Festival Tours
Hiking & Trekking
USD 4205 Nepal

Nepal Namaste Nepal Namaste

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Observe the wonders of Kathmandu and Chitwan with a great guide

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
National Parks
USD 2250 Nepal

Peru Peru

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The wonders of the Andes and rainforest interpreted for all ages are awaiting you during this truly wonderful two week tour over Peru.

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Tour Package
Archeology/History
Wildlife Viewing
USD 3295 Peru

Sacred Valley of the Incas Sacred Valley of the Incas

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A marvelous introduction to the Andean culture of today and the Incan civilization of the past. Visit Cusco and the nearby ruins, the Urubamba Valley, and Machu.

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Cultural Journey
Archeology/History
USD 3950 Peru

Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Rongai Route

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An 8 day journey to the top of Africa by the lightly-used Rongai route that starts just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Wildlife Viewing
USD 3675 Tanzania

Pure Panama: A Family Adventure Trip Pure Panama: A Family Adventure Trip

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Have this great 9-day multi-activity tour around Panama. Come with your family and children and enjoy Panama at its best

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Tour Package
Multi-activity
Rainforest
USD 2035 Panama

Christmas in Oaxaca Christmas in Oaxaca

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Christmas holiday trip in Oaxaca offers more color and more hands-on fun than anywhere else in the Americas.

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Christmas/New Year Tours
Festival Tours
USD 2195 Mexico

Fall Festivals of Bhutan Fall Festivals of Bhutan

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Experience the most colorful and dramatic events of Bhutanese culture at the famous Tsechus. This trip offers an intimate view of life in Bhutan from the religion to home life.

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Tour Package
Festival Tours
Cultural Journey
USD 3795 Bhutan

Ethiopia Timkat Festival Ethiopia Timkat Festival

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This fascinating cultural exploration of Nepal has been timed to coincide with the Timkat Festival, Ethiopia’s Epiphany celebration.

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Tour Package
Festival Tours
Cultural Journey
USD 3595 Ethiopia
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 1  Gail Margolis Thank you JOURNEYS 2008-08-20
Your ears should be ringing with all the comments I’ve made about JOURNEYS (A+) to friends and family. We’re looking forward to traveling with you again very soon

 2  David, Georgie, and Tonisha Weaver Panama Trip 2008-08-20
The Ann Arbor staff was helpful and friendly. We would absolutley book again with Journeys!