From the snow-covered Alps to the exotic landscapes of East Africa, adventure awaits you — if you can afford it.
If you've been racking up vacation hours and want to travel solo, venture out with the family or go on that perfect honeymoon, check out these trips that will change your life.
Myanmar and Thailand Tour
Price: $300 to $1,000 or more per day, based on accommodations
Escape to exotic lands on a 14-day excursion to an ancient kingdom in Southeast Asia. Spend 10 days in Myanmar and four in Thailand as you try exotic foods, explore green valleys and more.
You'll arrive in Bangkok, where you can catch a Thai concert before visiting Chiang Mai, Mandalay, Amarpura and other cities. This is your opportunity to learn Thai cooking, visit a tribal village and discover each city's rich heritage with the help of local guides. If you're raring for a trip on the water, try sailing around Thailand.
Rail Tour of Switzerland
Price: From $904 for a four-day, three-night tour
Explore the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express, a train that connects the St. Moritz and Zermatt mountain resorts.
Visit pristine lakes, traverse majestic mountains and check out the resort town of Gstaad. A view of Lake Geneva is one of the highlights.
Price: 14 Days for $13,760 to $29,490
One of the last great frontiers on Earth, the White Continent is remote, rugged and untamed. It's also a window into the wilderness and a place to see beautiful landscapes, penguins, whales and glaciers as you live aboard a small ship with like-minded National Geographic explorers.
You'll have the chance to kayak, hike, cross-country ski and snowshoe on a continent only the most intrepid travelers dare to visit.
Great Barrier Reef Excursion
Price: From $3,099 for five nights
If you're looking for trip ideas near the water or just need an excuse to get to the coast, plan a multi-day adventure to the Great Barrier Reef. Head to the Whitsundays Islands, where you'll stay at the luxury resort Qualia on Hamilton Island, cruise the surrounding islands and enjoy spa treatments.
Northern Lights in Iceland
Price: $4,310 for a three-day, two-night partially-guided tour
When you want to drop off the grid for a few days, fly to Iceland to experience the northern lights. Iceland is one of the world's last relics of the ice age and has clear night skies for ultimate stargazing.
Take a guided jeep tour to Reykjanes Peninsula and Lake Kleifarvatn, enjoy a drink in the lively city of Reykjavik and then dip into geothermal pools.
East Africa Safari Adventure
Price: $7,000 for a seven-night beach and safari package
Escape to Baraza, Zanzibar's most exclusive boutique resort, and indulge in a luxury beach and safari adventure.
You'll spend five nights at this fully inclusive resort before journeying to the Serengeti for game drives and two nights at the luxuriously modern Safari Lodge. As a bonus, your open-air sundeck offers a view of the plains and any creatures that might be passing in the night.
Peru and Machu Picchu Tour
Price: $180 to $1,000 or more per day based on accommodations
Trek through Lima and Cusco as you sample Peruvian food on a 10-day tour. Relax by the waters of Lake Titicaca and learn about the Incan Empire. Visit Machu Picchu and venture into the Sacred Valley to discover even more ancient sites.
Souks of Morocco Shopping Tour
Price: $3,500 for a 10-day tour
Shop the famous Morocco souks in Marrakech, Ouarzazate and Fes to haggle on leather and silk goods, blankets, pottery and tasty treats. As a bonus, you can take a private tour to old medinas and more.
Egyptian Pyramids Exploration
Price: From $4,055 for an eight-day tour
Cruise the Nile River and explore the Old Kingdom with an Egyptologist by your side. This is your chance to walk in the footsteps of pharaohs and dine on regional cuisine. You'll take walking tours, ride in private vehicles and spend a few nights aboard the luxurious Nile Adventurer cruise.
Monarch Butterfly Migration in Mexico
Price: From $3,295 for a six-day adventure package
Don't miss the chance to witness the migration of millions of butterflies in Mexico from January through March.
Monarch butterflies make their way to Central Mexico's highlands and forests to congregate for the winter months. Tour packages include a trip to Mexican mountain villages and excursions on horseback to forest groves.
Patagonia in South America
Price: 10 days for $8,795
The southernmost tip of South America, Patagonia encompasses both Chile and Argentina. The vast wilderness is made of multiple national parks, featuring towering mountain ranges and icy glaciers just begging to be explored. You'll hike, bike and kayak while constantly being reminded just how small you are — and how vast Mother Nature can be.
Rainforest Getaway in Fiji
Price: $200 to $1,000 or more per day based on accommodations
Get away for two weeks to explore colonial towns, discover turtle nests and trek through a rainforest rich with flora and fauna on the island of Fiji.
Unpack your bags and settle into an overwater bungalow to watch marine life through a glass floor. Hike national parks and climb the 200-foot dunes of Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park. Go scuba diving and snorkeling, and relax at the Savusavu Hot Springs for your perfect island getaway.
Sedona Adventure Hotel Package
Price: From $2,499 for a four-day, three-night adventure package
Arizona red rocks and wildlife are the perfect backdrop to this four-day getaway. Stay at the luxurious Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa and enjoy spa treatments, guided hikes and a behind-the-scenes look at Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Take a tour of a vortex location, and taste fine wines and cheeses.
For an added cost, you can take a hot air balloon ride or enjoy a private flight to experience the Grand Canyon.
Japanese Alps Tour
Price: $350 to $1,000 or more per day based on accommodations
Majestic mountain ranges and hiking and biking trails await you in Japan. See Tokyo, the mountain city Matsumoto, Takayama and Kyoto on a 10-day tour of the country.
Embark on biking tours, taste local cuisine and learn about Japan's rich history and cultural traditions. Don't miss the Takayama Festival Floats Museum, where you can see magnificent floats that date back to the Edo period. Before dinner, soak in an indoor or outdoor bath to relax.
Brazil and Amazon Rainforest Adventure
Price: $9,730 for a 13-day tour
Jet off for a 13-day adventure in Brazil to trek through Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon rainforest. You'll find plenty of opportunities to shop and enjoy local nightlife.
Spend the rest of your time trekking through the Amazonian wilderness aboard a cruise. Dine under the stars on traditional Brazilian barbecue, and take a helicopter ride over Iguazu Falls to take in breathtaking views of the water.
Pricing is accurate as of Dec. 22, 2017, and subject to change due to availability and scheduling. Costs are per person and do not include airfare. Lauren Monitz contributed to the reporting for this article.