Experience different lifestyles and cultures, ancient lands filled with bustling bazaars, historic sights, and superb architecture
Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wonderful museums, impressive ruins with exquisite stone carvings. Open your eyes to these incredible sites and experiences the world of mythology and legend has to offer.
ANCIENT CITY OF PETRA • JORDAN | This adventure trip is based on a fabled “rose red city, half as old as time,” a well known ancient city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site. Visit the capitol Amman and the mountainous desert of Wadi Rum.
THE LOST INCA CIVILIZATION • PERU | Starting in Cusco, hike the Inca trail, visit ruins along the way and feel the experience of arriving at the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu. Enjoy the great lost city of the Incas. It is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World and is one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world.
THE KINGDOM OF THE MAYA • MEXICO | This adventure trip is based on the peoples and cultures which comprised the Maya civilization spanning more than 2500 years of Mesoamerican history. Start in Cancun, visit the many Mayan ruins such as Palenque, Uxmal, Tulum, Tikal and Chichén Itzá, the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization.
THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR • CAMBODIA | This journey is based on the land of ancient temples, five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exotic and welcoming hilltribe villages, colorful markets and stunning scenery. Siem Reap is the gateway city to the fantastic ruin sites of Angkor Archeological Park.
THE TAJ MAHAL • INDIA | Located in the city of Agra, the Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”
MONASTERIES & TEMPLES OF TIBET | Tibet spans the world’s largest and highest plateau. Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world and has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century. It contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace.
GREAT WALL OF CHINA | When China opened its borders to foreign merchants and visitors after its defeat in the First and Second Opium Wars, the Great Wall became a main attraction for tourists. The most popular sites can be seen in one day from Beijing.
THE AZTEC EMPIRE • MEXICO | Visit the ruins of Teotihuacán, Mexico’s ever-present past will never fail to enrich your journey. Based on the history of the Aztec Empire, in what is now Mexico, that ruled the area in and around the Valley of Mexico.
STUDIOS OF PABLO PICASSO • SPAIN & FRANCE | This trip is inspired by one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Experience the artist’s stomping grounds in some of the great museums of Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Cannes. There are exceptional events to discover and an itinerary to follow in the artist’s trail.
CHACHAPOYAS OF PERU | A mysterious and powerful civilization from the upper Amazon of Peru. The City of Chachapoyas is the best base for visiting the citadel of Kuelap, the sarcophagi of Karajia and the Mummy Museum of Leymebamba.
MYSTERY OF COCOS ISLAND • COSTA RICA | Jacques Cousteau deemed it “the most beautiful island in the world.” Cocos Island is a jungle-covered island and national park off the coast of Costa Rica. The main attraction is it’s unbelievable scuba-diving with it’s schooling hammerhead sharks. On the island hiking and biking to the top of the island for the spectacular view is a must.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN • BAHAMAS & JAMAICA | A history built on piracy, the islands support a vibrant mix of cultures. With year-round good weather and hundreds of islands to explore, the islands of Nassau and Jamaica offer something for almost everyone.
ADVENTURE TO EASTER ISLAND • CHILE | Arrive in Hanga Roa, travel throughout the island, exploring the Moai, the giant heads sculpted from volcanic quarries. This adventure trip to Easter Island highlights the mysterious archaeological heritage as well as the rugged beauty of the island and culture of the Rapa Nuians.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO • SPAIN | A pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. There are several routes to the shrine, the Camino Frances, which begins in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France, the Camino Norte, and the Camino Primitivo. Many take up the Camino as a form of spiritual path or retreat, for their spiritual growth.
LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR • ENGLAND | Visit the awe inspiring prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, hear about the many myths, legends and mysteries of this ancient monument. See King Arthur’s Round Table at Winchester Castle, enjoy a leisurely walk up Glastonbury Tor, explore Glastonbury Abbey, the final resting place of King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere. The remains of Tintagel Castle are worth visiting simply for the views.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE • ITALY | Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures. Near Naples, Pompeii was an ancient Roman city whose incredibly well-preserved ruins now form a popular UNESCO World Heritage site. Yet beyond this ill-fated ancient metropolis there’s a wealth of other great sites which can be explored in the region.
THE ODYSSEY • GREECE | Starting in Canakkale, experience the mythology of ancient Greece in an epic adventure taking you to the impressive Parthenon in Athens, the stunning islands of Zakynthos, Mykonos and Ithaca. Visit coastal town of Pylos with it’s ancient archeological site.
PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT | Starting in Cairo, the Antiquities Museum is the perfect introduction to Egypt’s impressive history. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramids known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers’ village and an industrial complex. Go off-roading in the Bahariyya Oasis and travel to the temples and tombs of Luxor.
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