Culture and Civilizations

Our trips aren't about dashing from tourist site to tourist site. They’re about experiencing a land through its traditions, customs and history, its people and archaeological treasures. Our destinations are steeped in age-old stories and ancient ruins that will boggle your mind. Why did the Egyptians make the Great Sphinx half human and half lion? How long did it take the Chinese to chisel more than 6,000 life size stone men? There are so many fascinating mysteries throughout the world waiting to be investigated. 

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NUMBER OF DAYS: 15
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  • Hike a unique, fairytale-like landscape
  • Walk barefoot in Roman thermal pools
  • Enjoy an exclusive tour of an excavation site
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 10
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  • Ride elephants at a conservation camp
  • Whitewater raft through hill tribe villages
  • Discover Bangkok’s grandiose temples and palaces
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Hang with the kids’ Cuban pen pals 
  • Explore an old fortress built to protect against pirates!
  • Learn how to make chocolate & play baseball with Cuban kids 
     
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  • See the Great Wall and Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Visit a giant panda breeding center
  • Ride bamboo rafts and bike to a mountain
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 14
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  • Explore an underground city
  • Cruise the Mediterranean on a private yacht
  • Marvel at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) and Blue Mosque
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 10
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  • Discover a fascinating ancient world
  • Ride a camel in front of the Great Pyramid
  • Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the Nile
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 10
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  • Designed for multi-generational families
  • Choose from a variety of activities 
  • 4 nights in Galapagos eco-lodges &
    3 nights in the Andean Highlands
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Barter with indigenous locals
  • Kayak on Lake Atitlan
  • Visit different Mayan ruins, including Tikal
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Visit Inca ruins, like Machu Picchu
  • Whitewater raft in the Sacred Valley
  • Try Quechua backstrap weaving