Cultural Vacations: Culture and Civilizations

Our cultural vacations 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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  • Xi'an city bike ride
  • Visit a 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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  • See the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit a Nubian Village and meet the locals
  • Go to Aswan and visit the impressive and famous dam 
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 10
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  • 2 or 3 nights exploring Cuenca & the Andean Highlands
  • Relax on the beach with sea lions in Gardner Bay
  • Meet with your Ecuadorian Pen Pal
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Explore Machu Picchu
  • Try Quechua backstrap weaving
  • See the Pisaq Ruins
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 12
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  • Spend a day with elephants
  • Hike through hill tribe villages
  • Discover Bangkok’s grandiose temples and palaces
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Relax on the white sand shores of Ventry Bay
  • Learn to sail in Kinsale
  • Explore Charles Fort, one of the largest star shaped forts in Europe