Wandering Earl Surprise Tour (2020)

The Surprise TourOnly 2 spots left!
Jul 26
Aug 07
6/8 Spots booked
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A brand new type of experience where you discover the destinations only as the trip actually unfolds!

With so many requests to put together a ‘surprise tour’, I’ve now made it happen for 2020. Once you sign up, I’ll send over a short form to complete that asks a few questions. This way, I’ll make sure you’ve never been to the destinations we’ll visit on this trip (there’s a low chance of this happening).

Of course, over the coming months, I’ll also send out all kinds of information to help you prepare, to get you even more excited and to keep the mystery alive!

Are you ready for such a unique small group experience? Join us on this unbeatable surprise adventure to…..you’ll find out when the time is right!

(Don’t worry, I’ll let you know where the trip starts and ends so that you can book your flights.)

For more details, send us a message at team@wanderingearl.com!

The Tour
Day 1: Arrival Day
Day 2: Surprise!
Day 3: Surprise!
Day 4: Surprise!
Day 5: Surprise!
Day 6: Surprise!
Day 7: Surprise!
Day 8: Surprise!
Day 9: Surprise!
Day 10: Surprise!
Day 11: Surprise!
Day 12: Surprise!
Day 13: Departure Day
Tour Highlights
Meeting locals
Excellent food
Unique activities
Small group experience
Hidden gems
Awesome guides

What other travelers say

Wandering through Romania was an incredible trip in every way: great sights, great people, and everything was very well-organized. Earl did a great job of planning an excellent trip in which we got to visit many beautiful places (both well-known and off the beaten path) all while in the company of a small, cohesive group of like-minded travelers. I’ve traveled to 40+ countries and this trip still stands out in my mind as one of the best I’ve been on. I would highly recommend Wandering Earl tours!
Nadia A. (USA)
I had always been hesitant to go on an organized tour; I hated the idea of being herded from one place to another without time to really see or enjoy anything. This was certainly not the case with our tour! I felt that the pace was perfect, with enough activities planned to keep our days full, but with enough free time to relax and do our own thing. Although we had a schedule to keep I never felt rushed, we always had plenty of time to explore. Earl took the time to get to know us, and went out of his way to make sure we were having a great time. I absolutely would not hesitate to go on another of Earl’s tours, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful travel experience.
Patty P. (USA)
10/10.  You were an excellent host... Loved the range of activities, number and length of breaks was great, never felt rushed, and I really felt like I experienced the “real” Romania... I really wouldn’t change a thing.
Sheri Z.
We really enjoyed traveling with you as it felt more like traveling with friends than being stuck in a tour group. Every element of our time was thoughtfully planned, I never felt overwhelmed by our itinerary or underwhelmed by the sights we visited. It was really nice to have a say in what we did each day and feel that the tour was customized to us. To enjoy our experiences with such a small group was a pleasure!
Kelsey & TJ (USA)
I march to the beat of my own drum. The odder, the crazier, the stranger, the better. I've yet to find a tour that truly allows you to the feel the soul and embrace the food of a culture. Until now. Derek's Morocco Tour is truly a fantastic ride, with opportunities to go off and explore on your own if you so desire. To get lost and find your own way through amazing markets, cities, and desert. If you want a truly unique experience, I highly suggest this tour.
Barret O.
It was so much more than I expected. Although I usually travel alone, and I was not sure initially if I could fit into this kind of travel, I now know that that was the best way to go. Masha….she is a guide extraordinaire! Her encyclopedic knowledge and her fluency in the Russian language was particularly invaluable, plus her constant enthusiasm, sense of fun and boundless energy…just awe-inspiring!
Kae Chee W. (Singapore)
Every moment of my stay in East Africa was beyond my expectations. I loved the entire trip, from the activities to the game reserves to the accommodation and food. The trip was well planned, I really enjoyed the laid-back approach and it was awesome meeting so many local people in both countries. For me this was a once in a lifetime experience and it didn't disappoint! Highly recommended for those looking to travel to this region of the world.
Georgiana B.
Awesome! Good stays, cool driver, best guide, very "local" and not only sightseeing, overall a unique experience!
Reto V. (Switzerland)
It was such an amazing and positive experience! First time using a tour guide and I was glad I did. I was very impressed with how you made our trip smooth as possible and if I had planned this trip on my own, I don’t think i would have seen those places we went to…fascinating places I had never heard about before. I also loved meeting new people and connecting with everyone!
Felinda A. (USA)
Thank you for organizing such a nice trip, I'm so glad I decided to join in the last minute. It meets every expectation I have...sometimes much more than that. I'm looking forward to join your India tour next time.
Li Ge
Thank you for putting together an OUTSTANDING tour! Not only are you the best tour guide on planet earth, but you’re also a great person and really watched out for everyone. I’m lucky I got the chance to meet you and can call you my friend.
Daphne L. (USA)
The Surprise TourOnly 2 spots left!
Jul 26
Aug 07
6/8 Spots booked

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Single room supplement

Request a private room throughout the tour

Tour Details

Derek Baron guide
Guide: Derek Baron
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Derek Baron guide

Derek Baron

Guide for: India, Istanbul, Romania, Mexico, Morocco


In 1999 I began living, traveling and working around the world. I’ve taught English in Thailand, worked as a Tour Manager on board cruise ships and I've run a popular travel blog, WanderingEarl.com, for the past 9 years. In 2012, I started Wandering Earl Tours, and I've been organizing and leading tours in over a dozen countries ever since.

When asked why I travel, my answer is always the same. People. I'm addicted to meeting new people that I would never have met if I wasn't traveling. Through these interactions I am able to gain a first-hand education like no other and that education alone is exactly what keeps me on the road for so long. As a result, organizing and leading super-fun trips has been the perfect match for me!

Physical Level: Medium 

Physical Level: Medium

While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, warm temperatures, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Small Group (8 or less) 
Included in the tour cost: 
  • Small group (max 8 participants)
  • Wandering Earl Tours guide throughout
  • All accommodation (12 nights – 3* hotels, guesthouses/homestays)
  • All transportation once the tour starts
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • Breakfast every day, 12 other meals
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • All airport transfers
What's not included: 
  • Flights to/from the starting and ending points
  • Meals not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Gratuities

Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same gender will be paired together in a room with two beds. We will be using mid-range guesthouses/hotels of good quality that offer comfortable facilities. (If you wish to have your own room, the single supplement cost is $750 USD.)

Questions? Comments?
If you have any questions or concerns about this tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE – All itineraries and activities listed are subject to change. Final itineraries will always be provided prior to the trip.