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What are the Most Impressive Archaeological Sites in Asia?

What are the Most Impressive Archaeological Sites in Asia?

Here at Far Horizons, we bring hundreds of guests each year to countless archaeological sites throughout Asia. In writing this blog, we thought it might help some people fantasizing about a trip to consider the most impressive archaeological sites in Asia. Of course,...

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10 Unmissable European Archaeological Sites

10 Unmissable European Archaeological Sites

The archaeological history of Europe is truly wondrous for its diversity. History enthusiasts traveling around Europe will find themselves spoiled for choice, with historical treasures being found in every direction. Whatever part of European history fascinates you...

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What is Educational Tourism?

What is Educational Tourism?

On Far Horizons’ Easter Island Tour Including Tapati Festival, you can experience a truly unique history and culture. Learn more about the Tapati Festival.

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What Are the Most Fascinating Archaeological Sites in Asia?

What Are the Most Fascinating Archaeological Sites in Asia?

Are you looking to explore Asia’s archaeological sites but uncertain where to begin? With all of the vast continent to roam, it can be overwhelming to narrow down which countries to travel to on an educational tour. Today, we’ll be looking at four Asian countries and...

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Who Were the Hittites? Discover Western Turkey

Who Were the Hittites? Discover Western Turkey

Until the 19th century, this once great empire was shrouded in mystery. The little knowledge we had of the Hittites came from references in the Old Testament and a few documents from Egypt. As more archaeological evidence was discovered, historians and archaeologists...

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The Best Archaeology Tours in South America

The Best Archaeology Tours in South America

With a history beginning in 6500 BCE, the ruins of the sophisticated societies that once ruled South America can be found across the continent. There are many monuments to marvel at, but where should you start exploring on your archaeological tour?  In this guide, we...

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Top Central America Archaeology Tours

Top Central America Archaeology Tours

Are you considering Central America for your next archaeology tour? As the home of the once-mighty Maya civilization, the Central American subcontinent is peppered with ancient treasures, from intricate stone carvings to well-preserved pyramids towering over lost...

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5 Sites to See on an Archaeology tour of Turkey

5 Sites to See on an Archaeology tour of Turkey

Turkey has an incredibly deep and significant history that stretches back into the classical era, and even further. It was the birthplace of Aesop, St Paul the Apostle, and Herodotus — the father of history.  Turkey’s exciting, vibrant history makes it one of the most...

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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...

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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...

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Sri Lanka: Land of Serendipity

By David Eckel In 1754, the English essayist Horace Walpole coined the term “serendipity” to refer to “a happy and unexpected discovery.” The source for his new word was a Persian story about three princes from Serendip, an island in the Indian Ocean that was known to...

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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...

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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....

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Traveling through Ethiopia

Traveling through Ethiopia

A post-trip interview on Ethiopia with tour managers, Kelly Bryson and Heather Stoeckley Welcome to this post-trip interview with the tour managers behind our Ethiopia Tour: The Wonders of the Horn of Africa. Our experiences often last over two weeks and can be a...

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Why Bulgaria?

Why Bulgaria?

Bulgaria, bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east, is a cultural melting pot.  Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences are displayed in their wealth of fascinating...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Remember the fable of mythical Icarus who, on wings crafted of feathers and wax, flew too close to the sun? Made of feathers and wax, the sun melted them and Icarus fell and died. His father, Daedalus, a great inventor who is credited with creating the Great Labyrinth...

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