Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires

Iran Tour: Empires of Everlasting Fires

September 5 – 21, 2019 | Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
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.

Tour Easter Island and see the Tapati Festival

Tour Easter Island and see the Tapati Festival

January 29 – February 9, 2020 | 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!

Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

January 19 – February 2, 2020 | E. C. Krupp
Travel by 4-wheel drive along the Nile and through the deserts of northern Sudan where towering pyramids, painted rock-cut tombs, and ornately carved temples await discovery. . Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Meroe and Jebel Barkal, and enjoy specially-arranged, private tours by archaeologists at Tombos, El Kurru, Kawa, the Temple of Mut at Jebel Barkal, and Old Dongola’s Monastery of the Holy Trinity.

Grandeurs of Petra Tour & Splendors of Jordan

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.