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Cultural Tours

Handpicked tours from local travel experts

Fading Boundaries

Travel is to experience life in a brand new way, a journey of empathy and change that makes distant cultures become familiar. Faraway lands broaden our knowledge of humanity, showcasing their glorious past and their compelling present. It is to see a world with a different history, where people speak different languages, eat different foods, believe in different gods, and live different lives. This journey to faraway lands is an invitation to seize the present. That instant you witness the prayers of dozens of devotees in a Burmese pagoda and reflect on the liberating essence of merit for Buddhists. A precious moment with a Kenyan Maasai warrior teaching you a couple of words and laughing together as you try to polish your pronunciation. A walk on the cobbled streets of charming Cusco as you discover the secrets of herbal medicine in its traditional Inca markets. Pack your bags, and discover why traveling to new worlds is to reshape our hearts.

Comfort
from
$2874
16
days
india

Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival

Experience the spiritual essence and grand heritage of the holiest sites of the Sikh religion during the Hola Mohalla Festival. Add to your visit the landscapes of Himalayan hill stations and a visit to Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga.  

itinerary: Amritsar - Punjabiyat - Dharamshala - Triund - Anandpur Sahib - Chandigarh - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi
Standard
from
$981
14
days
thailand

Community Work in North Thailand

With jungle trekking‚ bamboo rafting and based on the principle of give and take‚ a chance for your skills to be beneficial to the hill–tribe children in the villages around Chiang Mai.

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Comfort
from
$175
3
days
india

Varanasi and the Holy Ganges

Soak in the mysticism of Varanasi, the holiest city in Hinduism. Witness hundreds of devotees bathing in the Ganges River, then wander its ancient lanes amidst holy cows in search of hidden temples. 

itinerary: Varanasi
Luxury
from
$2352
9
days
mongolia

Naadam Festival Adventure

Be witness to the cultural climax of Mongolia attending the legendary Naadam Festival famous for its archery and wrestling competitions, then travel to Karakorum, the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai and Khustai National Park. 

itinerary: Ulaanbaatar - Terelj - Khustai - Karakorum - Tsenkher - Elsen Tasarkhai - Ulaanbaatar
Comfort
from
$2975
13
days
myanmar

Trekking in the Ethnic Shan State

Go beyond the tourist trail and explore the rural life of the Shan State. Trek the quaint countryside of Hsipaw and Pindaya, cruise Inle Lake, and visit the golden pagodas of Yangon and Mandalay. 

itinerary: Yangon - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Mandalay - Sagaing - Ava - Lashio - Hsipaw - Pyin Oo Lwin - Yangon
Comfort
from
$1357
6
days
laos

Glimpse of Laos

Travel to a kingdom of golden temples, idyllic waterfalls, and morning buddhist chants in the cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane. 

itinerary: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall - Vientiane
Comfort
from
$1790
18
days
indonesia

Classic Bali

Conquer the stunning beaches of the four coasts in Bali, tour along emerald rice terraces and magical temples of the inner parts of the island, and interact with local traditions in authentic villages. 

itinerary: Kuta - Ulun Danu Bratan - Munduk - Lovina - Kintamani - Candidasa - Kamasan - Gianyar - Ubud - Sanur
Comfort
from
$573
5
days
moldova

Moldovan Arts and Crafts

With 5 days Moldovan arts and crafts tour, you will learn how locals are still doing traditional crafts like embroidery, pottery, carpet, hand painted coins as well as Moldovan dishes. You will also visit the largest underground winery in Cricova, Orhei Vechi natural amphitheatre and Tipova cave monastery.

itinerary: Chisinau - Lalova - Tipova - Palanca - Hoginesti - Cricova - Orhei Vechi - Chisinau
Comfort
from
$2437
8
days
peru

Classic Peru Inca Highlights

Go beyond the classic Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu tour and explore the Sacred Valley in-depth, visiting alpaca weaving centers, indigenous markets, agricultural terraces, and surreal salt ponds. 

itinerary: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Comfort
from
$2675
8
days
iran

Essential Iran

The classic route of Iran takes you from the sublime mosques of Isfahan and the maze streets of Yazd to the mighty Persepolis and bazaars of Shiraz. 

itinerary: Tehran - Shiraz - Persepolis - Yazd - Isfahan - Tehran
Comfort
from
$1201
7
days
thailand

Thailand in a Week

A fascinating week with the best of Thailand. Explore Bangkok, wander the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, and visit the sublime temples in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Mai
Standard
from
$840
5
days
peru

Salkantay Trek

Take this alternate and more private route than the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as you cross high mountain passes in the majestic Andes Range with unmatched views of Salkantay mountain. 

itinerary: Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa - Salkantaypampa - Huayramachay - Chaullay - Wiñaypoko - Lucmabamba - Hidroelectrica - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Comfort
from
$1691
18
days
indonesia

Bali Culture & Nature Highlights

This trip showcases the rich heritage of Bali, from its world-class beaches, its awe-inspiring temples, its holistic hideaways, to its serene countryside and craft villages. Fall in love with the island of your dreams. 

itinerary: Sanur - Tanah Lot - Ubud - Jatiluwih - Ulun Danu Bratan - Lovina - Kintamani - Candidasa - Kamasan - Gianyar - Nusa Dua
Comfort
from
$2890
12
days
myanmar

Bagan Balloon Ride & Mt Victoria

Admire the stunning Buddhas of Yangon, fly over the pagodas of Bagan on a hot air balloon and venture off the beaten path to the villages and monasteries of the Chin State.

itinerary: Yangon - Bagan - Mount Victoria - Mindat - Pakokku - Mandalay - Yangon
Comfort
from
$452
4
days
sri lanka

Sri Lanka at Glance

Visit Sri Lanka and explore the ancient city Polonnaruwa, Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Colombo city.

itinerary: Colombo - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Pinnawala - Colombo
Luxury
from
$2810
13
days
mexico

Oaxaca Traditions and Cuisine

Soak in the rich traditions and gastronomy of Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca, then kick back at the picture perfect beaches of Mazunte, San Agustinillo and Huatulco. 

itinerary: Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca - Mitla and Hierve el Agua - Mazunte - Huatulco - Mexico City
Standard
from
$914
4
days
peru

Peru Inca Trail Group

Join a group of likeminded travelers and live the most memorable adventure experience in South America as you walk the ancient path that the Incas followed to get to the sacred Machu Picchu. 

itinerary: Cusco - Pisca q'uchu - Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo - Sayacmarca - Puyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
Standard
from
$2458
8
days
myanmar

Essential Myanmar in One Week

Get dazzled by the shiny Shwedagon Pagoda, witness sunset at Bagan's temples, discover Manadaly's former royal capitals, and sail across the picturesque Inle Lake.

itinerary: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Sagaing - Ava - Inle Lake - Yangon
Comfort
from
$1134
7
days
indonesia

Java Highlights

Visit Java's highlights in just a week. Wander at the ancient temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, take in the royal heritage of Jogjakarta, close your journey with the stunning volcanoes of Bromo and Ijen. 

itinerary: Jogjakarta - Borobudur - Surabaya - Mount Bromo - Ijen Crater - Lovina
Comfort
from
$1994
15
days
vietnam, cambodia

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

Travel Vietnam north to south, from the awe-inspiring Halong Bay to the serene Mekong Delta, making stops in Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An. Then venture into Cambodia to reach the impressive temples of Angkor. 

itinerary: Hanoi - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Comfort
from
$1028
7
days
cambodia

Cambodia Express

Discover the vibrant capital of Cambodia as you take a look at the country's infamous past, explore its quaint countryside looking for temples hidden in the jungle, and finish at the massive city of Angkor. 

itinerary: Phnom Penh - Krong Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap
Standard
from
$1010
8
days
laos

Lao Textile Heritage

Immerse in the rich culture of Laos discovering ancient temples, hidden waterfalls, and the charming countryside. Make a visit to the country's textile capital, Ban Nayang and learn weaving techniques directly from the villagers. 

itinerary: Luang Prabang - Ban Nayang - Nong Khiaw - Muang Ngoi - Nong Khiaw
Comfort
from
$1776
8
days
ethiopia

Highlights of North Ethiopia

Discover the inspiring landscapes and elaborate architecture of Ethiopia. Contemplate the frescoes of its immaculate churches and monasteries, and lose your breath at its evoking mountains. 

itinerary: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls - Gondar - Simien Mountains - Axum - Lalibela - Addis Ababa
Luxury
from
$1988
9
days
ukraine, moldova

Moldova and Ukraine Jewish Legacy

Unearth the rich history and traditions of Jewish towns of rural Moldova, reflect on its tragic history of visiting solemn cemeteries and memorials, and explore Odessa one of the most prominent Jewish cities in history. 

itinerary: Chisinau - Orhei - Soroca - Dubossary - Rybnita - Rascov - Tiraspol - Purcari - Odessa
Comfort
from
$2842
13
days
myanmar

Ethnic Tribes of the Shan State

Explore the remote corners of the Shan State in Myanmar. Get dazzled with the pagodas of Yangon, navigate Inle Lake and embark on an trek to its rich mosaic of ethnic cultures. 

itinerary: Yangon - Kyaing Tong - Taunggyi - Kakku - Inle Lake - Loikaw - Yangon
Luxury
from
$861
5
days
moldova

Luxury Moldova

Discover the heart of Moldova in just five days. Admire the architecture of Chisinau, visit its legendary underground wine cellars, and stand in awe at the fortresses and military history of Transnistria. 

itinerary: Chisinau - Cricova - Orhei - Clisova Noua - Tiraspol - Purcari - Chisinau
Comfort
from
$1017
6
days
laos

Essential Laos

Explore the highlights of north Laos with this amazing tour. Admire the temples, waterfalls and caves of Luang Prabang, walk across the enigmatic Plain of Jars, and take in the colonial heritage of Vientiane. 

itinerary: Luang Prabang - Plain Of Jars - Vientiane
Standard
from
$2249
11
days
thailand

Unexplored Northern Thailand

Avoid the crowds adding some spice to the Bangkok to Chiang Mai classic route. Find magnificent temples, hidden waterfalls and hill tribe villages. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Amphawa - Kanchanaburi - Uthai Thani - Sukhothai - Phrae - Nan - Lampang - Chiang Mai
Comfort
from
$1081
6
days
thailand

Hill Tribes of North Thailand

See the best of North of Thailand in just a week and meet the myriad of ethnic groups that inhabit its jungle-clad mountains.

itinerary: Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Pai - Mae Hong Son
Comfort
from
$938
8
days
cambodia

Buddhism in Cambodia

Learn the fundamentals of Buddhism in five eye-opening sessions as you take in the sights of Phnom Penh and the massive Angkor temple complex. Then close your visit practicing meditation with a monk in an ancient monastery. 

itinerary: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Standard
from
$999
5
days
peru

North Peru Highlights

Venture to a less visited route in Peru that is yet more significant than Machu Picchu. Discover the northern pre-columbian civilizations visiting Trujillo, Chan Chan ruins, and the pyramids and royal tombs around Chiclayo. 

itinerary: Lima - Trujillo - Chiclayo - Lima
Comfort
from
$2381
10
days
colombia

Quest for El Dorado

This trip takes you across the Andean heritage of Colombia, visiting the cosmopolitan Bogotá, the archaeological treasures of San Agustín, and the country's most picturesque market in Popayán. 

*Due to certain attractions closing throughout the week, the ideal starting travel date for this trip is on Monday. 

itinerary: Bogota - Guatavita - Zipaquirá - Tatacoa Desert - San Agustín - Isnos - Tierradentro - Popayan
Comfort
from
$2948
12
days
ethiopia

North Ethiopia Historic Route

This trip combines the rich Christian heritage of Ethiopian churches and monasteries with the perfect spots to admire its breathtaking mountainous landscape and the authentic villages of the region. 

itinerary: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls - Gondar - Simien Mountains - Axum - Tigray - Lalibela - Kombolcha - Addis Ababa
Comfort
from
$345
3
days
cambodia

Angkor Explorer

Stand in awe at Angkor, the most magnificent temples on Earth, visiting a myriad of temples of epic dimensions with a unique mix of hindu and buddhist influences.

itinerary: Siem Reap
Luxury
from
$5628
9
days
peru

Luxury Taste of Peru

This luxury tour package will take you to Peru's best destinations like Machu Picchu via the luxury train Hiram Bingham. Enjoy luxurious activities such as kayaking around the hotel, observation of Aymara Constellations, hiking of the Titilaka Arch and cycling through the Fields of Plateria.

itinerary: Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Puno - Lake Titicaca - Lima
Standard
from
$1102
6
days
laos

Family Vacation in Luang Prabang

Experience the soul of Lao's most charming city Luang Prabang. Visit an elephant rehabilitation center, wander ancient Buddhist temples, explore its charming villages, and enjoy a hands-on cooking class. 

itinerary: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang
Luxury
from
$984
7
days
nepal

Relax at the Luxury Resorts of Nepal

Venture to the heartland of Nepal as you stay in the most exclusive resorts. Discover the rich heritage of Kathmandu, and wake up to watch the sunrise at the sublime landscapes of Pokhara from your own balcony. 

itinerary: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Standard
from
$1318
8
days
egypt

Egypt Oasis Desert Safari

Explore Cairo city, witness amazing Great Pyramids in Giza Plateau, enjoy the beautiful dunes of Black Desert, discover the unusual natural formations in White Desert, walk through the ancient temples of Luxor and experience the desert life of the ancient Egyptians through Bahriya Oasis, Dakhla Oasis and Kharga Oasis. In this 8 days tour, you will appreciate the stunning scenery and history of Egypt’s desert paradise.

itinerary: Cairo - Bahriya - White Desert - Black Desert - Dakhla Oasis - Kharga Oasis - Luxor - Cairo
Comfort
from
$2104
7
days
peru

Essence of The Andes

Soak in the rich history of Lima, from its colonial churches to its modern neighborhoods, then travel to the Andes to the city of Cusco, explore the indigenous communities and superb landscapes of the Sacred Valley, and finish up in the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. 

itinerary: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Comfort
from
$770
5
days
vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Karst Heaven

Travel to the heart of Northern Vietnam and soak in the country's proud history and tempting street food in Hanoi, and sail across a sea of limestone formations and secret caves in Ha Long Bay.

itinerary: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Comfort
from
$3796
12
days
colombia

Colombia Coffee Trail

Venture into the lively Medellín and learn about its moving history, unearth the secrets of Colombian coffee as you ride a hot air balloon over the plantations, and finish with some world-class whale watching in Nuquí. 

itinerary: Bogotá - Pereira - Cocora Valley - Pijao - Guatapé - Nuquí - Medellín
Comfort
from
$1909
18
days
indonesia

Bali Temples & Beaches

Relax at Kuta, Lovina, Candidasa and Nusa Dua beaches, marvel at Besakih, Umun Danu, Tanah Lot and Uluwatu temples, go rafting in the Ayung river, and contemplate the island's lovely countryside with its fabled lush rice terraces. 

itinerary: Kuta - Besakih - Kintamani - Ubud - Jatiluwih - Ulun Danu Bratan - Lovina - Candidasa - Kamasan - Gianyar - Nusa Dua - Tanah Lot - Uluwatu - Nusa Dua
Standard
from
$1104
7
days
indonesia

Sulawesi Toraja Culture

Journey to one of the best preserved cultures in Indonesia, the Toraja of Sulawesi. Marvel at its crafts and architecture and contemplate the funerary traditions with their graves in stone cliffs and ancient trees. 

itinerary: Makassar - Mamasa - Tana Toraja - Makassar
Comfort
from
$1606
18
days
indonesia

Bali Best Beaches

Let the tropical magic of the island of Bali conquer your heart. Explore one of its mystical temples, walk along breathtaking terraced fields, and laze for days in the white sands of its world-class beaches. 

itinerary: Sanur - Jatiluwih - Ulun Danu Bratan - Tanah Lot Temple - Ubud - Kintamani - Candidasa - Kamasan - Gianyar - Legian
Comfort
from
$547
5
days
moldova

Moldova Gagauz Heritage Tour

Unveil the rich history of Gaugazia, a Turkish origin province in the southwest. Wander at its great museums, cathedrals, and quaint countryside before closing your trip with a wine tasting session. 

itinerary: Chisinau - Comrat - Besalma - Ceadir Lunga - Hincesti - Chisinau
Standard
from
$1690
10
days
vietnam

Sa Pa Ethnic Homestay

Enjoy a wonderful trek adventure across the Sa Pa region and interacting with local tribes to witness their hospitality. This is the perfect getaway in Vietnam's northern territory to experience its nature and culture.

itinerary: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Seo Trung Ho - Nam Toong - Thanh Phu - Nam Sai - Nam Ken - Ban Ho - Hanoi
Comfort
from
$1354
10
days
sri lanka

Vedda Cultural Heritage Visit

Conquer the heart of the island visiting heritage sites like Sigiriya and Dambulla, visit a traditional Vedda community, immerse in the raw nature of Wasgamuwa and Minneriya National Parks, and relax at the beaches of Trincomalee. 

itinerary: Colombo - Negombo - Kandy - Knuckles Range - Dambana - Wasgamuwa - Dambulla - Minneriya - Sigiriya - Trincomalee - Negombo - Colombo
Standard
from
$1166
8
days
cambodia

Positive Impact in Cambodia

Make the difference for the locals. Experience the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor, the laid-back city of Battambang, and the villages of the countryside as you collaborate with life-changing initiatives focused on the improvement of local communities. 

itinerary: Siem Reap - Banteay Chhmar - Krong Battambang - Siem Reap
Comfort
from
$2600
19
days
vietnam, cambodia, laos

Best of Indochina

Embark on an adventure to the heart of South East Asia. Explore Vietnam north to south, discover the breathtaking Khmer ruins in Cambodia, and finish your trip in the buddhist haven of Laos. 

itinerary: Hanoi - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Comfort
from
$1329
5
days
peru

South Peru Highlights

Unearth the rich fusion of colonial and modern architecture in the city of Lima, then travel to the romantic cobbled streets of Cusco and its stunning ruins, and finish your journey in the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu. 

itinerary: Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Lima

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