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.

Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

August 13 – 30, 2021 | 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.

Indonesia Tour: Java, Sulawesi & Bali

Indonesia Tour: Java, Sulawesi & Bali

July 22 – August 9, 2022 | Eric Tagliacozzo
Tour Indonesia and traverse three islands– Java, Sulawesi, and Bali. Climb the huge megalithic site of Gunung Padang, see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Prambanan and Borobudur, experience elaborate burial practices of the Toraja, and gaze on Bali’s UNESCO Heritage complex 1,000 year old Subak water system and the associated temples. Along the way experience an enriching cornucopia of artistic events including dance and musical performances.

Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

September 20 – October 7, 2021 | Jenny Rose
‘Silk Road’ – the very phrase conjures up images of camel caravans heavily laden with precious goods, slowly moving along barely-visible tracks through an endless desert. Conquered by names engraved in history books – Alexander the Great, Genghiz Khan,Tamerlane – Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan are where empires were born.

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

January 1 – 16, 2022 | 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.

South India Tour: Temples and Traditions

South India Tour: Temples and Traditions

January 24 – February 9, 2022 | Paula Richman and Michael Fisher
Join Far Horizons on this unusual journey to out of the way areas. Experience fragrant tea plantations to many-hued spice markets, vividly painted and ornate temple facades to the serene backwaters of Kerala. And along the way, visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Malabalipurum and one of the Greatest Living Chola Temples.