Asia Travel Tours
Learn about the antiquities of Asia!
The following is a list of our upcoming Asia trips. If you are looking for something unique or not list here, contact us to discuss our custom tour options.
Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri
January 6 – 21, 2024 | 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
January 22 – February 7, 2024 | Paula Richman and Michael H. 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.
North India: Gods, Temples and Archaeology
February 8 – 22, 2024 | Michael H. Fisher
Journey from Mumbai to Agra to Delhi to Jaipur and see nine UNESCO World Heritage sites: the rock-cut temple caves of Ellora and Ajanta; Khajaraho’s sensuous sculptures; the glorious Taj Mahal; Agra’s Red Fort; the splendid Fatehpur Sikri; the Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur; and in Delhi, Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb and the14th century Qutab Minar complex.
Tour India’s Gujarat & Rajasthan
January 5 – 22, 2024 | Cynthia Packert
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.
Sri Lanka Tour: Resplendent Land
August 10 – 27, 2024 | 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.
The Archaeology of Cambodia & Laos Tour
March 2 – 18, 2023 | Damian Evans
A 17-day journey to Cambodia and Laos that includes five full days exploring the great Khmer city of Angkor, including glorious Banteay Srei and remote Beng Mealea. Led by archaeologist, Damian Evans, 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.
Himalayan Kingdoms: Ladakh, Sikkim, Bhutan Tour
September 21-October 10, 2024 | 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.
Central Asia Silk Road Tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
CALL | TBA
‘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.
Indonesia Tour: Java, Sulawesi & Bali
July 22 – August 9, 2023 | 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.