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.
February 1 – 15, 2020 | Malcolm David Eckel
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.
August 6 – 23, 2019| Anne Blackburn
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.
September 27 – October 14, 2019 | Jennifer 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.
May 17-June 2, 2019 | David Eckel
Tour Indonesia and visit four of the archipelago’s islands – Java, Sulawesi, and Bali with an extension to Komodo to see the island’s acclaimed giant lizard. See the huge megalithic site of Gunung Padang, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Prambanan and Borobudur, elaborate funeral rituals and burial practices of the Toraja, and Bali’s UNESCO Heritage Property, the 1,000 year old Subak water system and associated temples.
January 3 – 19, 2020| Mary Storm
Join South India art historian, Mary Storm, 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.
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.
2020 Dates TBA | Study Leader TBA 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.
January 6 – 22, 2020 | 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.