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Photos: 7 Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up seven grand tours that give you the largest amount of adventure for the smallest amount of money per day.

By Kaeli Conforti, Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014, 6:00 PM

Source Article: Photos: 7 Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Chichen Itza, Yucatan peninsula

Visit the ancient Mayan pyramids of Chichén Itzá on Mexico's Yucatán peninsula with Intrepid Travel's grand tour of Central America. The ancient architectural ruin was recently named one of the modern wonders of the world.

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Cathedral in Mexico City seen from the sidewalk

You can catch a glimpse of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary during your time in Mexico City.

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Arenal volcano in costa rica with a plume of smoke

Intrepid Travel's grand tour of Central America ends with a trip to Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica on your way to San José.

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Elephant in river in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

Snap photos of elephants in Serengeti National Park as you work your way to South Africa.

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Animals in the Etosha National Park, Namibia

Don't forget your camera! There are plenty of animals to see in the wild at Namibia's Etosha National Park.

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Crystal clear waters at Zanzibar beach in Tanzania

Spend some time relaxing on the beach and admiring the crystal blue waters of Zanzibar.

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Cliffs on Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

SmarTours' grand tour of Ireland takes you to see the country's scenic Dingle Peninsula as you work your way around the Emerald Isle.

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  Galway, Ireland

Visit Shop Street, a very busy pedestrian street in Galway, Ireland.

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Dublin, Ireland.

Wake up early to catch a glimpse of Dublin at dawn.

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The San Antonio riverwalk and its many colorful sites

Pay a visit to the San Antonio Riverwalk during an epic cross-country adventure from San Francisco to New York and back with G Adventures' Best of the U.S. tour.

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Yellowstone national park, US

No cross-country tour of the U.S. would be complete without a stop at Yellowstone National Park.

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Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco skyline in the background.

This 32-city tour of the United States' best attractions starts and ends in San Francisco.

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Buddhist temples in Chiang mai thailaind on a blue sky day

G Adventures' grand tour of Southeast Asia includes time to view the ancient temples in Chiang Mai.

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Bangkok in thaïland at dusk

Visit Bangkok, one of Thailand's most vibrant metropolitan cities.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Spend some time cruising around Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam.

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Amber Fort in Jaipur, India

Located near Jaipur, the Amber Fort is one of the sites you'll visit during this grand tour of India with G Adventures.

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Taj Mahal, Agra India

This grand tour of India by G Adventures takes you to the magnificient Taj Mahal in Agra.

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The Hindu Ghats on the West Bank of the River Ganges, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

You'll get to take a scenic boat ride down the River Ganges during a candle flower ceremony.

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Spend some time exploring Queenstown during this three-week trip around New Zealand.

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Auckland, NZ

This 21-day tour of New Zealand begins and ends in Auckland.

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