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: 9
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  • Visit Inca ruins, like Machu Picchu, Pisaq and Sacsayhuaman
  • Visit an after school program and have the opportunity to be matched with pen pals
  • Try Quechua backstrap weaving
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  • Play with 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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  • Experience the culture firsthand at the many people-to-people connections 
  • Learn how to play dominoes from local experts
  • Baseball is the national sport - either attend a national game or have a change to play yourselves
     
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  • Walking Tour of Dublin
  • Learn how to shear a sheep, train sheep dogs, and cut turf
  • Explore the Celtic gardens and an organic lunch at Brigit’s Garden
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 15
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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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  • 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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  • 3 or 4-nights cruising the Galapagos
  • 2 or 3 nights exploring Cuenca & the Andean Highlands
  • Meet with your Ecuadorian Pen Pal