India Tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan

India Tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan

February 2 – 19, 2019 | Paula Richman and Michael H. Fisher
Far Horizons offers 14 participants an extraordinary 18-day tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan: Explore ornate palaces, desert fortresses, Jain sanctuaries, nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the cities of Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Khimsar, Pushkar, and Jaipur.

Tour Western China’s Silk Road

Tour Western China’s Silk Road

September 18 – October 4, 2018 | Johan Elverskog, Co-sponsored with History News Network
Begin in X’ian where a king enshrined hundreds of clay warriors in his grave. See the renowned Mogao Caves filled with ornate Buddhist paintings, explore one of the world’s oldest continuous markets in Kashgar, learn about the Uighur culture, and Bingling Grotto with 1,000 year old painted frescoes. Highlights will include Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Turpan, Kuqa, Urumqi and much more.

Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land

August 18 – September 4, 2018| TBA
A highlight of this trip will be the Esala Perahera Festival, a centuries-old celebration of Sri Lankan Buddhism. As elephants process through the streets, they are accompanied by a cacophony of percussionists pounding traditional drums, dancers clanging finger cymbals and the rhythmic thumping of mock sword battles.

Angkor Wat & Laos Tour

Angkor Wat & Laos Tour

January 6 – 22, 2019 | Damian Evans
A 17-day journey to Cambodia and Laos that includes six full days exploring the great Khmer city of Angkor, including glorious Banteay Srei and remote Beng Mealea. Led by the Director of the largest archaeological project at Angkor, enjoy an insider’s view of the most recent discoveries. In Laos, see Vat Phou, certainly one of the most spectacular of the Khmer cities, and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang.

South India Tour

South India Tour

January 3 – 19, 2019| David Eckel
Join South India specialist, Professor David Eckel, 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.

Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

April 18 – May 5, 2018 | Johan Elverskog
‘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.