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For years our community would ask me if they could travel with us so I figured out a way to make it happen. For over three years we have been coordinating group trips as a partner with Intrepid Travel.  Recently I began planning and leading trips on our own with our first one taking place on March 2022 to Quito, Ecuador for 17 people.  We now do a mix of group trips with Intrepid Travel and on our own.  Here you will find the trips we currently have scheduled as well as upcoming ones. We would love to travel with you!  If you would like more information on any of our trips you can find our contact information here. Or send us an email here.

Please note current COVID vaccination and travel insurance is required for all of our trips. And travelers are expected to adhere to any local mask ordinances. 

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From souk to Sahara, see the best of Morocco’s south

 

 

 

From the colorful, chaotic Marrakech medinas to the vast, serene Sahara desert, this tour immerses you in the rich cultures and landscapes of South Morocco. Stay in traditional accommodation and explore villages off the beaten track. Feast on tagine, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax in seaside Essaouira. Plus enjoy a hot air balloon ride and cooking class! This ten-day tour is perfect for travelers looking to discover the diversity of Morocco’s south in a short amount of time.

May 22-31st 2022

Cost is $1,595 and a $750 deposit is due to secure your spot.

SOLD OUT

Pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com for more information

Travel to Iceland and experience its astounding natural features

Gurgling hot springs, majestic waterfalls, volcanoes alive and extinct, Europe’s biggest glacier – Iceland, where adventures a la naturale await. Discover the raw natural beauty of this spectacular Nordic wonderland on a 6-day trip that will have you stalking close to epic glacial sheaths, feeling the icy spray of the Gullfoss waterfall and becoming acquainted with the culture and cuisine of an Arctic island outpost unlike any other.

October 19-24th 2022 

 SOLD OUT 

Pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com for more information

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Escape the Winter in Beautiful Baja

One of the most underrated destinations, La Paz Mexico is the vibrant capital city of Baja California Sur. It has a very little feel of a big city and more of a happy port town brimming with amazing scenic views and exciting things to do for sea lovers. Swim with whale sharks, take a pottery class, snorkel with Sea Lions, take a sunset cruise and hang at the beach. There is much to do in La Paz.

One week trips with various openings in January and February 2023 

Prices start at $1,250 more information can be found here.

A deposit of $500 is due to secure your spot

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Highlights of Turkey 

Hit Turkey’s hotspots, from cosmopolitan Istanbul to ancient Ephesus. This journey packs a mighty punch in just eight days. Start in Istanbul and marvel at the Blue Mosque before navigating the warrens of the Grand Bazaar, then travel to the Aegean Sea to soak up sun, salt and history in Kusadasi with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. Travel on the overnight train to Central Anatolia and the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia, where we will ride in a hot air balloon that will dot the skyline and dwellings are cut into the cliffs, then finish back in Istanbul, the long-lived metropolis where East meets West.

 

October 2023

More information coming soon.  

Join us here to stay up to date. 

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Galapagos Islands 

“This trip more than met my expectations. I would have loved more days on the yacht. While It was more expensive than any other trip I’ve been on it was well worth the cost. It was great having all the work done for me by Penny Pinching Globetrotter.” Maureen 

 

 

The yacht we will be taking is very new having only done three tours when we enjoyed it last March. It’s beautifully decorated and has plenty of space outdoors to relax. You can learn more about the boat here https://granddaphnegalapagos.com/#specifications 

 

Once you arrive in Quito most everything is included. From airfare to the islands, transportation to and from the boat, lodging before and after, delicious meals on board, crew and an English speaking guide, all activities on board the boat and snorkeling gear.  What is not included is airfare to Quito, required travel insurance, tips, dinner your first and last night, soda and alcohol on board the yacht, a wetsuit (most didn’t need this), and the $120 fee to enter Galápagos. 

 

On these trips we will do lots of nature walks and snorkeling. However, if you want to skip an activity you are welcome to hang out on the yacht. 

 

Here are details of what we will do on board on the 10 day trip https://granddaphnegalapagos.com/itinerary-8-days-a/ (please note this is a sample as the islands are regulated by the park service and the final itinerary will not be approved until May 1st.)

 

April 14-23rd 2023 

Prices start at $5,990

Only 2 spots left

Learn more by emailing us at pennypinchingglobetrotter@yahoo.com

 

“The trip was well worth the money spent. It exceeded expectations as the whole trip went so smoothly and the boat was first class. The hosts Melissa and Wade are great!  They were very prepared and were able to answer all questions and met all of the groups needs throughout the trip.” Tammy 

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Santorini
Santorini

JOIN US IN GREECE 

Greece Mainland and Island Tours

We will be doing two trips to Greece.  One focused on the mainland where we will  get lost in colorful cities filled with natural and ancient treasures on this whirlwind tour of mainland Greece. See where democracy began and how life was lived when Zeus called all the shots. Explore ancient ruins and rituals of the past.

A second island based tour will allow you to fulfill your dreams of sailing the Greek Islands on a ten-day seafaring adventure around the renowned Cyclades. Setting off from Santorini, cruise the Aegean Sea in search of ancient towns, secluded coves and holiday hot spots like Mykonos and Paxos. Throw in some freshly caught seafood, local wines and a laid back way of life, and you’re set to drift and roll to the patterns of the ocean. Cool off with regular swims in the Aegean’s turquoise seas and get the lay of the land from a local leader who’s got all the people in the right places.

September  3-17th 2023 (Only 2 spots Avail.) 

September 22- October 6th 2023 (6 spots left)

$3,860 per person

Learn More here

Best of Crete

Tour the ancient histories and

sun-kissed shores of Crete

 

 

The island of Crete has so much history and natural wonder to offer to a curious traveler. And in seven days on its shores, you’ll see what’s known as Europe’s oldest city, taste some of the region’s best food and wine, and discover some of the world’s most picturesque beaches. From Heraklion, visit the famous archaeological site of Knossos, hike through forests and gorges, unwind in the secluded seaside village of Sougia, and sip wine in the vibrant port city of Chania to show you what makes the island so special. So quintessentially ‘Greece’ and so full of life, the best of Crete is waiting.

August 2023
More information coming soon

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Classic Peru

Experience classic Peru touring South America's ancient Inca sites

Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru's incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. Retrace the steps of the Incas to  magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy not one but two days of tours to the ruins. 
 Visit the floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca which are astounding in concept, construction, and history. Take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake and stay with a local family there.

Plus visit 
breathtaking Rainbow Mountain, gorgeous colonial cities, explore vibrant markets, take a cooking class and meet the locals in this South American country with a difference. Return home with incredible memories of the panoramas and people of Peru.

11 Days - May 27th - June 6th 2023
$2,925 per person 
Learn More here