Journey into the Heart

Far Horizons is unique.  Our tours are different.  Led by renowned scholars and created by a visionary staff, our tours offer adventure, education, camaraderie, and an understanding of the world’s cultures – both past and present.


Small Groups

Our tours have a maximum headcount of 14.

Trusted Partnerships

For more than thirty years we have donated to archaeological and other projects in all our destinations.

Unique Trips

Daily itineraries of tours are unique and noteworthy.

Behind-the-scenes Access

Our tours have backstage access with on-site specialists.

Customer Service

Our offerings are personalized with full-attention to detail.

Scholar-led Tours

Every tour is led by a well-respected PhD scholar.
Join the Far Horizons family on an archaeological travel experience with a group of like-minded travelers and become a part of the 85% who return again and again!

Upcoming Archaeological & Cultural Tours

Tour Easter Island for the Tapati Festival

Tour Easter Island for the Tapati Festival

January 29 – February 9, 2023 | Sidsel Millerström
Travel to one of Polynesia’s most fascinating islands – enigmatic Easter Island where we will explore immense stone statues, perplexing petroglyphs, and vibrant cave paintings. The trip is timed to include the island’s wonderful Tapati Festival, a time of revelry and feasts and of honoring the culture – both past and present!

The Archaeology of Belize Tour

The Archaeology of Belize Tour

January 8 – 16, 2023 | Stanley Guenter
Join Far Horizons on this 9-day trip to explore lost Maya ceremonial centers, meet people from the country’s varied ethnic groups, while seeing spectacular wildlife that other countries around the world label ‘endangered’. Travel from the Maya city of Lamanai in the north to the remote ceremonial centers of Lubaantun, and Nimli Punit in the south.

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Discover why our clients travel with us again and again!

Let us create a once-in-a-lifetime custom education, cultural and archaeological tour of your dreams. Our experience and exceptional knowledge of the most remote areas and cultures makes us the ideal travel company for planning your custom adventure.  Whether it’s your own private yacht charter along the coast of a remote region of the world, a private tour of archaeological site not open to the public or witnessing the splendor of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we can arrange just about anything for you and we are very creative. The world is truly your oyster and we are here to crack it open for you.

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Tour Jordan and Stunning Petra

Tour Jordan and Stunning Petra

April 16 – 29, 2023 | Gary Rollefson
Tour Jordan and explore the Roman splendor of Jerash, the wild beauty of Wadi Rum, impressive crusader castles, the elegant Umayyad palaces scattered in the eastern desert, and the unique majesty of Petra, the marvelous repository of Nabataean culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way gain an understanding and appreciation of the country and its compelling history.

Sites to See on an Archaeological Tour of Ireland

Sites to See on an Archaeological Tour of Ireland

Ireland is a country rich in legend, myth, and history. Its thousands of castles, ancient monasteries, and megalithic tombs call out to our imaginations, to historians, archeologists, and storytellers.  Ireland has many stories to tell and Far Horizons’ Ireland...

Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires

Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires

Dates October 7 – 23, 2023 | Jenny Rose
To many, the word “Persia” evokes a distant land remote in time, the home of ancient monuments and striking works of art: carpets, tiles, fine ceramics, miniatures and metal work. Indeed, Iran is a world both ancient and contemporary, linking the heartland of Asia and the cradle of Western civilization, a bridge between East and West.

Essential Sites to See on an Archaeology Tour of the UK

Essential Sites to See on an Archaeology Tour of the UK

The earliest evidence of humans living in what is now the United Kingdom dates back to the Last Glacial Period. From this point to medieval times, a succession of cultures arrived, including the Romans, Saxons, and Normans. Each new arrival brought a different way of...

5 Sites to See on an Archaeology tour of Turkey

5 Sites to See on an Archaeology tour of Turkey

Turkey has an incredibly deep and significant history that stretches back into the classical era, and even further. It was the birthplace of Aesop, St Paul the Apostle, and Herodotus — the father of history.  Turkey’s exciting, vibrant history makes it one of the most...


Meet our Tour Scholars

Every tour is led by a renowned academic, and an expert in their discipline.

Tour Leaders and Scholars

Traveler Testimonials…

“For the second time, Far Horizons could do no wrong.  I only wish you could sell me a one way ticket, because after having had such a good time, I would never have to come home!”
Somers Blackman

“If I had a million dollars I would sign up for all Far Horizons trips! Alas I do not and I occasionally have to show up at the office!”
Vivian Mosby

“I love it all – Far Horizons superb planning, exotic cultures and fantastic archaeological sites visited, and, perhaps most of all, wonderful and lasting new friendships made.  I look forward to my next trip with Far Horizons.”
Faith Henschel

“Far Horizons is like traveling with the best friends you ever had!”
Alberta Chulick