Wandering Earl SURPRISE Tour (Sept 2024)!

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Sep 22 โ€” Oct 02, 2024
11 days
12/12 spots booked
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: To reserve your spot on a tour, a $500 deposit will be required. However, you can book with complete peace of mind as this deposit will be refundable - minus a 3% transaction fee - for 30 days. [*If the deposit is paid within 90 days of the tour start date, the deposit is non-refundable once paid.]
Yes, this is a 100% surprise tour! You'll be given a city to meet in and the rest will be a complete surprise until the tour unfolds!

Are you ready for a surprise?

On this brand new Wandering Earl experience, you won’t know the trip itinerary until the tour actually begins!ย  All you need to do is get to the starting point and we’ll take care of the rest.

As for details, all we can say is this about the trip:

  • A unique cultural experience
  • 11 days in length
  • Small group – maximum of 12 people
  • Moderate level of physical activity
  • Includes transportation in the destination, all activities and most meals
  • One-of-a-kind trip that no other tour operator has ever run
  • Accommodations will generally be 3* or above (with 2 nights in basic accommodation)

This will not be a pure beach destination (I know that many don’t want a beach tour!), it won’t require any specific abilities and it’s open to everyone over the age of 18. All you need is an adventurous spirit as they say, a willingness to embark on a journey into the unknown and a strong desire for a super fun travel experience with like-minded people.

In order to make sure it’s not a destination you’ve already visited, we’ll be sending out a questionnaire to everyone who books. But I’ll say this – the chances are low you’ve had this experience before!

I know…it’s tough to commit to such a tour with so few details. Feel free to ask us anything you want but our answers might not have all the information you’re hoping for. This trip has been years in the making…and now it’s finally here!

Are you bold enough for such an adventure? I certainly hope to see there…wherever there may be ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • 1
    Sept 22Arrival day
    Arrival day
    Highlights: Arrival day, welcome dinner
    Included: Dinner
    Upon arrival in our meeting city (which you'll naturally be informed of well in advance), you'll be transferred to our hotel. Once everyone arrives, we'll have an orientation meeting and a group dinner so that we can all get to know each other better before the adventure begins!
  • 2
    Sept 23Surprise!
    Highlights: Very cool activities
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    We'll gather in the lobby of the hotel with our luggage and off we'll go! Where? I can't tell you yet, but soon enough you'll receive some clues. Once we arrive, we'll start with our unique lineup of activities that have been prepared only for this special trip!
  • 3
    Sept 24Surprise!
    Highlights: Even more awesome activities
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    The tour continues with even more rewarding activities...and surprises all around!
  • 4
    Sept 25Surprise!
    Highlights: Not many details to share
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    You get the idea...there's no details for now ๐Ÿ™‚ But trust me, this will be a trip you won't want to miss!
  • 5
    Sept 26Surprise!
    Highlights: Setting off for somewhere
    Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    There might be a leisurely morning today before we set off for....you'll find out eventually!
  • 6
    Sept 27Surprise!
    Highlights: Well worth it
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    This could be a long day but it's well worth it. Todays activities and meals will make you smile widely as you get a close up encounter with our destination. What could that mean? Anything!
  • 7
    Sept 28Surprise!
    Highlights: Rolling along
    Included: Breakfast
    The trip is really rolling along by now...but it's hard to know where it's rolling to since I've been sworn to secrecy at this point (by myself of course)!
  • 8
    Sept 29Surprise!
    Highlights: Another surprise
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    So many surprises...it's all a surprise...do I even know where we're going today?
  • 9
    Sept 30Surprise!
    Highlights: Could it be?
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Can a trip get better than this? Who really needs details? That's not so important, right?
  • 10
    Oct 1Surprise!
    Highlights: One more day, farewell dinner
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    It's one more day with the kind of travel experiences that make travel so addictive! You know what I mean? By now, you hopefully won't want the tour to finish, but alas...in the evening, we'll all prepare for one final group dinner together, in a location that can only be described as...a surprise!
  • 11
    Oct 2Departure day
    Departure day
    Included: Breakfast
    Sadly, the surprise tour must come to an end. We'll all board our...flight or boat or train or spaceship...and return to our original meeting city. From here, you can connect to your onward flight home. Just to be safe, it's best to ensure your onward flight departs after 2pm!

Tour Essentials

Physical Level: Moderate
While this surprise tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following situations: somewhat long days, up to 2 hours of walking at a time, a variety of weather conditions (don't worry, not too cold!), a longish journey or two, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
On this tour, we'll stay in a variety of accommodations. For the most part, they'll all be 3* or 4*, with private bathrooms. However, some nights might be spent in very basic accommodation with shared bathrooms. There are a maximum of 8 single rooms available. These rooms will be offered on a first come-first served basis. The remainder of the rooms will be shared. Solo travelers will be paired together, two travelers per room in two single beds.
During the trip, we'll travel around using a variety of transportation methods. Of course, they'll all be (relatively) comfortable! There won't be anything crazy such as jumping on cargo trains or hitchhiking, so there's nothing to worry about on that front, but transport may involve flights, trains, boats, hot air balloons, cars, vans or perhaps something else!
The food will be excellent! You'll get breakfast every day, 7 lunches and 8 dinners included. With these included meals, we'll eat in a variety of ways - from family style, to ordering off of menus to complete surprises! All dietary restrictions can be accommodated although it might result in a limited menu.
As with all of our trips, we aim to offer as sustainable an experience as we can. We seek out ways to limit plastic use, trash is recycled where possible and we avoid mass tourism activities that cause harm to the environment and/or do not benefit local communities.
Small Groups
This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants and has a maximum of 13 participants in order to ensure the best small group SURPRISE tour experience. With such a small group, this trip will be truly special as we can participate in all kinds of activities that would not be possible with more people. This is the style we love and we're sticking to it!

What's included

  • Tour Leader (Wandering Earl)
  • Small group (maximum 13 participants)
  • 10 nights at 3*/4* accommodations)
  • All necessary transportation (including flights from our meeting point to/from the actual destination)
  • Local English-speaking guides as needed
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • So many surprises!
  • Breakfast everyday, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Gratuities at hotels/included meals
  • All airport transfers
Not Included
  • Flights to/from the meeting city
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Optional meals and activities
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Gratuities