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

Scotland Tour: Scottish Highlands & Lowlands

July 14 – 28, 2018 | Brian Buchanan
From the battlefield at Culloden to Linlithgow Palace, home of the Stewart kings. And see the finely decorated 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, and the Orkney Islands stone age sites of Maeshowe, Stenness Stones, Ness of Brodgar, and Skara Brae. A join the fun at the Tomintoul Highland Games

Peru Tour: Inka and Their Ancestors

June 8 – 23, 2018 | Clark Erickson
From the Moche cities of the north to the fabled Inka sites of the highlands, experience the wealth of Peru’s archaeological past. Caral, ChanChan, Ollantaytambo, and the incomparable Machu Picchu all await, along the enigmatic Nazca Lines and remote Revash and Kuelap. And a highlight will be the Chankillo astronomical observatory built 2,300 years ago.

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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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Grandeurs of Petra Tour & Splendors of Jordan

March 9 – 22, 2019 | Gary Rollefson
This 14-day trip has been designed to give an understanding and appreciation of the country and its compelling history. The itinerary includes several highlights, including Petra, the marvelous repository of Nabataean culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires

October 3 – 19, 2019 | Jennifer 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.

Etruscan Goddess Inscription at Poggio Colla in Italy

Photo by Mugello Valley Project At the Etruscan sanctuary of Poggio Colla archaeologists are working on deciphering a rare inscription found on a temple stone. The translation of the sacred text has revealed the name of a female goddess, Uni. It is thought that she...

Cooperative Government and the Ancient Olmec

A strong centralized monarchy, evidenced by a single plaza, characterizes the Olmec sites of San Lorenzo and La Venta.  At Tres Zapotes, however, this form of government appears to have been adjusted in order to distribute power between several groups. Archaeologists...

Sport and Politics in the Ancient Maya World

Drawing by Christophe Helmke Two carved stone panels discovered in 2015 by Christopher Andres of Michigan State University and his colleagues at the site of Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize depict ballplayers and are the first of their kind to be found in Belize. One of the...


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