South India Tour

South India Tour

December 5 – 21, 2018| 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.

Myanmar Tour: Burma the Land of Golden Pagodas

Myanmar Tour: Burma the Land of Golden Pagodas

January 3 – 17, 2018 | Bryce Beemer
The spellbinding gilded pagodas of Myanmar are an omnipresent backdrop to daily life in both rural and urban areas. On this 14-day journey learn about this once forbidden country’s complex past, exploring Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and many small villages along the way! Also, see remote Mrauk-U on a fascinating post-trip extension!

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.

India Tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan

India Tour through Gujarat and Rajasthan

February 3 – 19, 2018 | Jennifer Rose
Travel from Mumbai through India’s Gujarat and Rajasthan, and along the way experience five UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the ornately decorated stepwell of Rani ki Vav, the Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur, Jaisalmer Hill Fort, Elephanta Caves, and Victoria Terminus. View ornate palaces, desert fortresses, centuries-old havelis, Jain sanctuaries, Parsi fire shrines, walled cities, Udaipur’s Mahakaleshwar Temple filled with devotee worshiping Lord Shiva, the lovely pink Palace of the Winds….

Angkor Wat & Laos Tour

Angkor Wat & Laos Tour

January 6 – 22, 2018 | 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.

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.