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Sample Custom Tours

Cultural Tours

These tours are a sample of what we offer and should simply whet your appetite. We customize all of our trips to match our clients travel priorities and travel style.

A Taste of Brazil (11 days)

Relish in the flavor and fragrances of the markets, absorb the local culture with community visits and observe the wildlife in their natural habitat, on a gastronomy and nature exploration.
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A Walk In The Wild (11 days)

This unique itinerary offers an array of different sceneries and environments as you enjoy bush walks in some of Kenya's most pristine bush environments. From Nairobi you will venture to the Karisia Base where you will explore the region with your t
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Adventure In & Over Zimbabwe (13 days)

Explore Zimbabwe's hidden treasures and most popular national parks on this exclusive, fly-in safari adventure. A variety of activities and unique experiences will add up to an unforgettable adventure.
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Adventure In Northern Vietnam (13 days)

This itinerary is an in-depth exploration of the culture, people and landscapes of northern Vietnam. The northern hill tribes and their cultural intricacies, are integral to understanding both ancient and modern Vietnam.
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Adventure to Machu Picchu (7 days)

Want to visit the majestic ruins without having to camp or hike for days? This is the itinerary for you. Explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in comfort.
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Adventure to Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca (9 days)

Explore the Sacred Valley and enjoy a full day hike to Machu Picchu. Then journey by bus to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Spend the night with a local family on Amantani Island, experiencing life on the lake.
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Argentina: Patagonia & Penguins (14 days)

Hike your way through the end of the world, as you explore the southern tip of Argentina. Admire penguins native to the area and trek along the face of impressive icy glaciers.
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Authentic China, Tibet & Nepal Explorer (15 days)

This epic adventure from Chengdu, south into Tibet and Nepal, includes cultural insights, bungee jumping, white water rafting and much more. Truly, a once in a lifetime trip.
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Authentic Guatemala & Belize Explorer (13 days)

Discover the soaring mountains, dense jungle, and Mayan history of Central America.
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Authentic Japan: Old & New (12 days)

Experience Japan's unique blend of modern and ancient culture as you explore Tokyo, Matsumoto, Tsumago, and Kyoto.
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Authentic Myanmar Explorer (11 days)

Experience the unique culture of Yangon and wander through the ancient ruins of Bagan. Venture to the countryside of Kalaw for unique trekking and elephant encounter opportunities, before ending your journey at a floating village.
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Authentic Nepal Explorer: Everest Basecamp Trek (17 days)

Experience the epic fourteen day trek that has changed the lives of hundreds of adventurers. The journey to Everest Basecamp is arduous, but completely worth the struggle.
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Authentic Nepal Explorer: Sherpa Village Trek (14 days)

Explore the Khumbu region, dotted with villages at the base of giant Himalayan peaks. Enjoy views from the top of the world, with the company of your personal sherpa and guide.
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Bali: Highlights & Hidden Gems (13 days)

This trip allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds as it explores Bali's not to be missed highlights as well as regions still undiscovered by the common traveler. Highlights include: Sanur, Sidemen, Ubud, and Bingin.
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Best of Kenya (9 days)

Experience the highlights of Kenya with a custom itinerary that will enable you to see as much as you can during your stay. Your adventure begins with a visit to Nakuru National Park before making your way through Hell's Gate before arriving at the f
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Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania & the Spice Island (17 days)

This safari through Uganda and Tanzania was recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of 2014's "50 Trips of A Lifetime." Find out why!
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Brewery Tour of South Africa (8 days)

Combine the classic highlights of Cape Town with brewery tours of some of the region's most popular brewers. This is a side of South Africa that few international travelers get to experience.
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Cambodia & Thailand Heritage Explorer (15 days)

Dive head first into the cultural highlights of Cambodia and Thailand. Explore sites across Angkor, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi Island.
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China's Heritage: Off the Beaten Path (21 days)

Despite the boom in tourism for China, there are still destinations relatively free from international influence. Get off the grid in this itinerary, and then return for the modern highlights in the second half.
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China: Ancient History, Modern Practice (13 days)

See the highlights of China in this quickly-paced itinerary, including the cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Xian. Make a stop in Chengdu to visit the famous Panda Center.
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City Sights, Temples & Tigers (12 days)

Combine India's classic sights in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with a heart-pumping tiger safari in Ranthambhore, one of the country's wildest national parks. Finish your journey in Rishikesh, the center for yoga culture in India.
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Classic Japan Explorer - Cities, Country & Culture (13 days)

Experience the highlights that Japan has to offer with this comprehensive 13 day highlights itinerary including time in: Tokyo, Hakone, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kyoto.
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Classic Sights & Hidden Gems (16 days)

India's classic sites are a must see, but this itinerary also launches you on an adventure through some of the country's lesser-seen cities. Varanasi is India's spiritual capital, and the Rajasthan state features some of the country's most fascinatin
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Classical Egypt Tour with Abu Simbel (8 days)

Begin with time in Cairo to explore the nearby Pyramids of Giza, as well as the famous Cairo Museum. Then board your Nile River Cruise for the south of Egypt, stopping at important historic sites along the way.
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Colombia's Cities & Coffee Country (12 days)

After getting to know Bogota and Medellin, spend time in Villa de Leyva, a colonial getaway. Then head into coffee country and fully engross yourself in a modern plantation culture.
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Colombia's Colonial Towns & Beautiful Coast (9 days)

Compliment your city time in Bogota and Medellin with a secluded getaway in the rustic beach town of Nuqui.
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Complete Authentic Thailand Explorer (21 days)

Experience the unique urban culture of Bangkok, the ancient capitals of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the northern kingdoms of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and end your journey along the beaches of Phuket.
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Complete Morocco Explorer (15 days)

Morocco has many essential sites, beginning with Casablanca, continuing to Chefchaouen, and arriving in Fez. Next is an excursion into the Sahara Desert, followed by time in Marrakesh and the coastal city of Essaouira.
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Cultural Exploration of Vietnam & Cambodia (15 days)

This whirlwind trip through two countries offers a thorough exploration of northern and southern Vietnam, as well as a few days exploring the Angkor ruins round Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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Cusco, 5 Day Lares Lodge to Lodge Trek & Machu Picchu - March Promo (8 days)

Act Now! A limited time offer to hike the Lares Route in March for a fraction of the price. See the available dates below for availability.
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Discover Indonesia: Borneo, Java & Bali (16 days)

This Kalimantan, Java and Bali overland adventure includes a number of the country's highlights and hidden gems.
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Dunes, Lagoons & Desert Trekking (8 days)

Experience Brazil away from the crowds and off the beaten path. Grab your gear and venture out on a trekking expedition among the powder white sand and sparkling blue lagoons!
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Easy Explorer (8 days)

The western part of Morocco is a delight to drive through. Islamic and Berber cultures meet the sand and surf, watched over by beautiful mountains. Begin in Marrakesh, and drive through the Atlas Mountains to Essaouira for beach time.
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Eclectic Morocco (10 days)

This trip highlights the best parts of Morocco, from Marrakesh to Fez, Sahara to Atlas Mountains. This is a perfect introduction to this beautiful place.
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Enchanting Guatemala Honeymoon (10 days)

The perfect itinerary for a blissful, luxury trip to Guatemala and Belize.
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Galapagos Guardians Land Based (7 days)

Encounter the wildlife, explore the landscapes and embrace the adventure, of a week long voyage in the Galapagos. Visit the islands of Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Floreana and Isabela, for a taste of it all.
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Google Perks: Authentic Japan: Old & New (12 days)

Our Japan itineraries are sustainable, authentic, and customizable. Read this sample private itinerary, and fill out the quick form to learn more!
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Google Perks: Experience Peru: Cusco, Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (9 days)

Spend two nights camping off the beaten track following the lesser known Lares Weaver's Way route, followed by a full day of trekking along the famous Inca Trail - beginning at KM 104 and ending with your final descent into Machu Picchu.
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Google Perks: Northern Circuit - Culture & Wildlife Safari (10 days)

This safari allows you to experience the perfect blend of wildlife as well as incorporating time to discover the unique and diverse tribal culture of the region!
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Google Perks: Temples, Floating Lodges and Private Islands (13 days)

Explore the temples of Angkor while taking time to give back to the local communities. Enjoy a few nights on a floating river lodge, and three nights on a private island off the coast!
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Guatemala Explorer: The Youthful Traveler (10 days)

Active adventure through Guatemala and Honduras.
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Guatemala's Must See Highlights (8 days)

Guatemala's absolute must-see's. Colonial culture, coffee tasting, Mayan sites, and more.
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Hidden Treasures Honeymoon Escape (10 days)

The quintessential honeymoon vacation, this itinerary offers a bit of everything. Visiting tropical beaches and charming colonial towns, the romantic atmosphere is effortless.
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Highlights of Egypt & Jordan (13 days)

Travel through the ruins of ancient civilizations in Egypt and Jordan, including an overnight cruise on the Nile River, and an overnight train back to Cairo.
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India's Golden Triangle Highlights (8 days)

India's "Golden Triangle" of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is what many consider to be the best introduction to Indian history, culture and daily life. This itinerary is the most efficient way to see India's most popular tourist highlights, and a perfect in
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Indonesian Island Hideways: Beachside Honeymoon (12 days)

Indonesia is a prime location to enjoy beach side relaxation, sunrise views from the summit of a volcano to riding elephants in the jungle. Immerse in local cuisine and dive into the turquoise waters on this action packet trip through the islands of
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Japan's Golden Triangle (8 days)

The classic "Golden Triangle" route allows first time visitors to experience Japan's key highlights: Tokyo, Hakone & Kyoto.
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Kenya Wildlife Explorer (12 days)

Kenya's national parks are iconic in the safari world, and this itinerary is the perfect introduction to them. Amboseli and Masai Mara offer beautiful African vistas and beautiful big animals.
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Luxury Brazil Getaway (11 days)

This itinerary showcases the finest experiences that Brazil has to offer, from famous city attractions, natural beauty of the landscapes, adventure excursions and beyond!
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Luxury Japan Explorer (11 days)

Stay in Japan's finest hotels and ryokans, enjoying the metropolis of Tokyo, the cultural mecca of Kyoto, the quaint village of Takayama and the hot springs of Hakone.
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Luxury Travel In Peru: The Inca Trail & The Amazon (12 days)

Explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley on your way to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After, fly down to the Amazon Rainforest, for a truly luxury Amazon Rainforest experience. Stay in some of the most luxurious hotels and lodges in all South America.
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Machu Picchu and Lares Mountain Lodge Exploration (8 days)

Take in the Andean culture along the Lares route to Machu Picchu. Skip the tents, and spend every night on the trek in a new lodge overlooking different sections of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
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Modern China's Highlights (21 days)

Explore China's modern cities, Shanghai, Beijing, Xian and Hong Kong. China's modern culture is focused on progress and optimism. No where is that more relevant than in this itinerary.
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Myanmar & Southern China: Places Unexplored (15 days)

This itinerary was selected by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of 2015's "50 Tours of A Lifetime."
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Nepal Explorer: Kathmandu & Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (15 days)

Trek through villages, past temples, and over mountain ridges on your way to gaze upon Annapurna.
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North to South Cultural Explorer (13 days)

Our most popular route through Vietnam begins in Hanoi and features an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, before continuing onto the charming city of Hoi An. Savor a taste of southern Vietnam with a few days in Ho Chi Minh City as well.
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Northern Argentina Explorer (12 days)

After hiking through Iguazu Falls, discover the historic culture of Salta. Then spend a few days soaking in the wine and food of the Mendoza wine region.
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Northern Circuit - Wildlife Migration Safari (10 days)

This safari is ideal for travel between June - October, featuring the best parks for game viewing: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and the central and northern regions of the Serengeti.
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Northern Highlights Tour (8 days)

After arriving in Casablanca, visit Chefchaouen, the city in blue. Spend a few cultural days in Fez before continuing to Rabat, the capital. This itinerary concentrates on a single region of Morocco, so travelers are able to dive deeper into the dest
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Off the Beaten Path Myanmar (21 days)

Shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Myanmar has long captivated the imagination of the discerning traveler. This 3 week adventure will take you to major highlights as well as off the beaten path as you make your way through deserted temples, local vill
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Off the Beaten Path Southern Heritage (20 days)

The southern end of India is so culturally diverse, it deserves its own complete trip. Land in Mumbai before flying to Goa, perhaps India's most famous beach. Continue through the backwaters of India's southern state, seeing and tasting your way thr
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Peru Discovery: Trekking, Exploration & Wildlife (10 days)

This trip highlights the wonders and must-see sites in Peru including Lake Titicaca, Cusco & Machu Picchu, as well as the Amazon Jungle. Explore the floating reed islands of Uros, wander through the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu and paddle along Ama
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Private Fly-In Safari & Cultural Encounters (16 days)

Explore Tanzania's hidden treasures and most popular national parks on this exclusive, fly-in safari adventure. Charter flights will whisk you from private camp to private camp on this journey through Tanzania's beautiful wilderness.
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Private Peru Explorer (12 days)

Explore the capital Lima, before flying over the Andes to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Journey by train to Machu Picchu, and then by plane to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
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Private Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Escape (16 days)

Spend time in private exploration of Tanzania's most popular national parks, before jetting off to Zanzibar. Here, you can spend your days marveling at the Indian Ocean's tides roll in and out.
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Sani Lodge Experience (4 days)

Don't leave Ecuador without experiencing the exotic Amazon! Sani Lodge offers a home deep in the pristine rainforest, surrounded by beauty and accompanied by wildlife.
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Seven Day Trek to Choquequirao (9 days)

The Inca site of Choquequirao is found at the end of a rarely-hiked seven day trek, one of the most challenging and rewarding in Peru. Choquequirao is more remote, and more beloved by local trekkers than its more famous cousin Machu Picchu.
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Short Inca Trail & Lares Weavers Way Trek (8 days)

Spend two nights camping off the beaten track following the lesser known Lares Weaver's Way route, followed by a full day of trekking along the famous Inca Trail - beginning at KM 104 and ending with your final descent into Machu Picchu.
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South Africa Heritage Explorer: History, Landscapes & Wildlife (11 days)

On this highlights tour of South Africa, begin in Johannesburg and Cape Town to take in the city life and beautiful coast. Finally enjoy a safari, experiencing wildlife in one of the country's more private conservancies, Sabi Sands.
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Southern Vietnam Explorer (10 days)

Enjoy the distinctly beautiful culture of southern Vietnam. Boat cruise through the Mekong Delta. And finally, spend time relaxing on Nha Trang.
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Temples, Floating Lodges and Private Islands (12 days)

Explore the temples of Angkor while taking time to give back to the local communities. Enjoy two nights on a floating river lodge, and three nights on a private island off the coast!
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Ultimate Namibia Group Safari 2017 (10 days)

This scheduled group itinerary affords you the chance to experience this memorable country in a very personal way. Your group will be accompanied by a professional and expert safari guide, who will enhance every aspect of the adventure.
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Ultimate Peru Explorer (10 days)

Explore the Sacred Valley, arrive in Machu Picchu on the Hiram Bingham train line, and spend two nights in an Amazon Jungle lodge. This itinerary has a little bit of everything!
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Unique Ecuador: Sani, Cotopaxi & More (10 days)

Experience for yourself the extreme diversity of Ecuador's mainland. From the Sani village of the Amazon Rainforest, to the peaks of the Andes Mountains, explore Ecuador on foot, train, plain, canoe and car.
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Wildlife Wonders (Small Group Departure) (7 days)

Join fellow travelers on a Small Group Set Departure - 7 day Classic Safari exploring Tanzania's most famous parks: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Tarangire.
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Zanzibar Discovery: Culture & Beach Relaxation (6 days)

This Zanzibar itinerary is the perfect extension to a wildlife safari or trek! Explore the cultural heritage sites of Stone Town and relax along the stunning white sand beaches of Chwaka Bay.
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