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 Jordan & Petra

Tour Jordan & Petra

September 18 – October 1, 2021 | 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.

Iceland Tour: In the Path of the Vikings

Iceland Tour: In the Path of the Vikings

August 6 – 15, 2021 | Elizabeth Rowe Tour Iceland and learn about the people who settled this remote island. On Far Horizons 10-day journey, experience dramatic landscapes, ancient Norse longhouses, and Viking ships. Learn about the adventures, struggles and often bloody feuds of the great families who settled on this remote island as described in the stories in Iceland’s sagas.

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

January 1 – 16, 2022 | Malcolm David Eckel
An adventure into remote areas of eastern India – from Bodh Gaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment to Patna where a casket believed to contain the Buddha’s ashes was found, to the great city of Kolkata, to Bishnupur’s Laterite Hindu temples, to the Buddhist Golden Triangle of the East, to the intricately carved Jain caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, and to the Sun Temple at Konârak.

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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 & Petra

Tour Jordan & Petra

September 18 – October 1, 2021 | 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.

Far Horizons Plans Your Custom Tour!

Let us create a memorable custom tour that will satisfy your wanderlust! Haven’t you always wanted to plan a special trip with your family, a close group of friends, “just the two of you”, or perhaps you have longed for a solo trip? Isn’t 2016 the year to take your...

Sicily: The Heart of the Mediterranean

Sicily: The Heart of the Mediterranean

By Heather Stoeckley “To have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”  These words from the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (who traveled to Sicily 1786-1788) have been the playing in the back of head since...

Unlocking the past in Mexico City

Unlocking the past in Mexico City

By Heather Stoeckley Mexico City is bursting with color!  From the purple-blooming Jacaranda trees that line Reforma Avenue, to the yellow and orange dome that tops Palacio de Bellas Artes, everywhere you turn you are acutely aware of how this place epitomizes sun and...

Life aboard a Turkish Gulet

Life aboard a Turkish Gulet

By Jennifer Tobin, Study Leader I’m an early riser so my day begins at dawn.  I put on a bathing suit under my sundress and leave my small wooden cabin, climbing the stairs to emerge on deck.  Long cushions occupy the stern of the boat and I snuggle into some pillows...

Chaco Canyon – Did You Know?

Chaco Canyon – Did You Know?

Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon is 70 miles from the nearest town and reached only by rutted dirt roads. And yet, throughout the valley floor are vast stone edifices some towering as high as 4 or 5 floors and containing hundreds of rooms....

 

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