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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Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

January 6 – 21, 2024 | 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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Peru Tour: Inka and Their Ancestors

June 17 – July 2, 2022 | 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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Scotland Tour: Scottish Highlands & Lowlands

July 7 – 21, 2023| Brian Buchanan
From the battlefield at Culloden to Linlithgow Palace, home of the Stewart kings. From the finely decorated 15th century Rosslyn Chapel to the Orkney Islands Stone Age sites of Maeshowe, Stenness Stones, Ness of Brodgar, and Skara Brae. Experience the taste of fine whisky and join the fun at the Tomintoul Highland Games, the oldest in Scotland.

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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.

The Archaeology of Greece

May 27 – June 11, 2023 | Steven L. Tuck
Travel through northern Greece and the Peloponnese Peninsula to view both celebrated and more remote remains. Along the way, see ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Thessaloniki’s Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments, Philippi, Aigai, Delphi, Olympia, Mystras, Mycenae, Tyrns, Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, and Athens’ Acropolis.

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Voyage through History: The Dodecanese Islands of Greece

September 17 – 30, 2023 | Robert Garland
Greece is a land of rugged beauty that includes over 2,000 islands stretching from the Ionian Sea in the west to the Aegean Sea in the east. Beginning and ending in Turkey, cruise by private yacht through eight Dodecanese Islands – Pátmos, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Tilos, Symi and Rhodes, plus Samos.

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

Turkey

“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