All our trips are led by renowned scholars who have worked in our destinations with the goal that our participants gain a deeper knowledge of both past and living cultures. As we explore archaeology and history, we believe that to truly understand an area of the world, it is important not to be just an “observer” of another culture. Our goal is for our guests to be as much of a participant within that culture as is possible within the confines of the trip. In our search for the thread that connects the past with the present, we try to understand how the people live today, the challenges they face, their traditions, and their political environment.
We limit the size of Far Horizons groups to enable participants, whenever possible, to dine in celebrated restaurants and spend overnights in small, bed and breakfast-type accommodations – frequently housed in charming, restored historic buildings that depict the ambience of the country.
During a Far Horizons trip, we feast on the local delicacies, drink traditional beverages, learn something of the languages, and travel to areas rarely visited by tourists. Our study leaders, local guides and tour managers are picked for their expertise in a given area and for their congeniality as traveling companions. This is a vacation after all!