Custom Travel Tours

Plan a Custom Trip with Your Friends

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 this the year to take your grandchildren to see the pyramids? Or, your son or daughter to hike the Inka trail and be stunned by Machu Picchu? Didn’t your mother mention she always wanted to see the sun rise over the Taj Mahal, slowly watching it appear out of the mist? Do you want to travel with a group of friends led by a special scholar? Are you a teacher who has always wanted to take a group of students to Belize? Did you know that every year we create once-in-a-lifetime custom trips for our clients?

Why Travelers Choose Us for their Custom Tours…

Though Far Horizons certainly does have some remarkable tours and group travel is marvelous in its own right, sometimes what you really hanker for is a private trip. Years of experience, proven logistical capabilities, and exceptional knowledge of the most remote areas and cultures makes Far Horizons the ideal company to assist you in your journey. Our contacts among the peoples of our destinations, and the scientists that work in each of them, make each of our unique trips a very special and exciting experience!

Whether it’s your own private yacht charter along the remote coast of Turkey, a private tour of Easter Island, becoming familiar with the delights of Laos or Vietnam, finally seeing Jordan’s Petra, witnessing the spectacle of Persepolis in Iran, going back to Guatemala because you never made it to Tikal, or exploring Syria’s stunning Palmyra, 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!

Please contact us and let us create a memorable journey that will satisfy your wanderlust!

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Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

August 10 – 27, 2024 | Robin Coningham
Circle the lovely island of Sri Lanka and see six UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Old Town of Galle, Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple, Anuradhapura, and the Sacred City of Kandy. A highlight will be the Esala Perahera Festival where elephants process through the streets accompanied by a cacophony of percussionists pounding traditional drums, dancers clanging finger cymbals and the rhythmic thumping of mock sword battles.

Archaeology of Bolivia Tour

May 6 – 21, 2023 | Andrew Roddick
Join Far Horizons on an extraordinary 16-day journey through Bolivia that includes magnificent archaeological sites, indigenous peoples still wearing colorful dress, striking colonial cities created by the Spanish conquerers, and all five of Bolivia’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Egyptian Art Tour in Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, New York City

June 7 – 13, 2022| Bob Brier and Patricia Remler
Travel to four US East Coast cities – Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and New York City – to view five outstanding collections of Egyptian art, as well as Cleopatra’s Needle, originally raised in 1475BC in Egypt and now standing majestically in Central Park.

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England’s Castles, Battlements, and Stately Homes

July 21 – August 3, 2023 | Patrick N. Allitt
Impregnable fortifications, fairy-tale castles, and opulent Great Houses await you while traveling from The Borders to the city of London. During the trip, learn about England’s medieval history and endeavors to protect this island nation from foreign invaders. Walk through Durham Castle and Cathedral, Tower of London, and Blenheim Palace, all UNESCO properties, and spend the night in an 11th century castle.

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Tour Central Mexico’s Toltec Heritage

April 29 – May 9, 2023 | Stanley Guenter
The Toltecs are the most mysterious and controversial group from ancient Mesoamerica and the interpretation of their importance to the greater cultural traditions of this region have ranged from seeing them as the “mother culture”, from which all others sprang, to a group that didn’t even exist historically, and were nothing but a figment of the Aztec imagination.

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Greek Isles: Cyclades, Santorini, and Aegina

June 11 – 24, 2023 | Robert Garland
The isles of the Aegean offer travelers a unique perspective of Greece, ancient and modern. A wealth of archaeological sites set in stunning locations reveal the myth and history specific to each island: Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, Despotiko, Paros, and Naxos in the Cyclades archipelago, and then Santorini and Aegina.

What others are saying about their custom trips…

“Thank you so much for planning the wonderful trip to Lamanai.The bottle of wine made the boat ride back absolute perfect. Mark did a really great job, and other people from our cruise ship thought that Bob was some important dignitary being carried around in his chair. Plus the plane flight was very fun. We’re looking forward to further Far Horizons adventures in Peru. You are the best!”

Janet Braziel family and friends

Central America and Peru

“Our experience was superb. The guides (we had three) were all terrific – extremely knowledgeable – and the arrangements were perfect. We have done a fair amount of traveling and there is no other trip that we enjoyed more (ours included a week on our own with three other couples sailing off the southern coast). Mary Dell knows Turkey inside out and has great contacts – e.g. the director of the museum at Bodrum who sure knows how to put on an informative show. I have no hesitancy whatever in giving Far Horizons an A+. You will find Turkey amazing and want to go back.”

Bob McQuiston


“Joe and I have nothing but good things to say and think about Far Horizons, and in particular, you ladies!  You have been prompt and professional with your trip suggestions, itinerary, and answers to our questions. We always were assured that you wanted us to feel ‘safe’ on our adventure.  We appreciate this, and will certainly visit your web site in the future to see where in the world you are traveling.  We would definitely consider a trip with you in the future!  And we’ve already spoken highly of you to friends who travel.”

Linda Johnson