Tour Easter Island for the Tapati Festival

Tour Easter Island for the Tapati Festival

January 29 – February 9, 2023 | 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!

Scandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Norway & Sweden

Scandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Norway & Sweden

July 2023 | Steven Ashby
More than 1,000 years ago, the Vikings dominated northern Europe from their base in Scandinavia. Travel through Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden to view the remains of this culture including wooden stave churches, petroglyph sites, pre-Christian stone ship graves, Viking fortresses, and six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sudan Tour: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

Sudan Tour: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

February 10 – 23, 2023 | Tim Kendall
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.

Greek Isles: Cyclades, Santorini, and Aegina

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.

Himalayan Kingdoms: Ladakh, Sikkim, Bhutan Tour

Himalayan Kingdoms: Ladakh, Sikkim, Bhutan Tour

September 24 – October 13, 2022 | Malcolm David Eckel
Travel through the three Himalayan Kingdoms of Ladakh, Sikkim, and Bhutan to explore elaborately decorated Buddhist monasteries and formidable fortress-palaces built by former monarchs. View snow-topped Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third tallest mountain in the world, and enjoy these highland cultures including the Gangtey Tshechu honoring the 8th century guru who brought Buddhism to Bhutan.

Mexico Tour: In the Path of the Ancient Olmec

Mexico Tour: In the Path of the Ancient Olmec

March 20 – 29, 2023 | Karl Taube
Much of the imagery still present in modern Maya iconography had its genesis in Olmec art. Travel from Villahermosa to Chalcatzingo to visit the birthplaces of that art, where the colossal heads and finely carved sculptures emblematic of the Olmec style were found. Also enjoy the spectacular Olmec artifacts on display in the Anthropology Museums of Villahermosa, Xalapa and Mexico City!