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Cultural Trips

  • Amazon Cruise on the Tucano

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    Amazon Cruise on the Tucano

    An authentic expedition into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest onboard the Tucano "Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon" (7 days).

  • Arctic Circle Herschel Island

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    Arctic Circle: Herschel Island

    Discover the magic of Herschel Island located on the Arctic Circle ~ a land that is famed to explorers worldwide. Enjoy the excitement of boating in The Mackenzie Delta and on the Arctic Ocean!

  • Australia Wildlife Tour

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    Australia Wildlife Tour

    Join our annual Australia Natural History Adventure. Australia, a country that is a continent, offers visitors a wealth of natural, cultural and adventure activities.

  • Belize Culinary & Cultural

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    Belize Culinary & Cultural

    Explore the culture and food of the Toledo District in southern Belize with 3 nights at the Chaab’il B’e Lodge.

  • Best of Panama

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    Best of Panama

    Discover the Panama Canal’s natural attributes and experience a partial Panama Canal transit, visit the new Agua Clara Locks of the Panama Canal Expansion, share a unique experience with indigenous people.

  • Bhutan Fall Festivals

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    Bhutan Fall Festivals

    Each month a festival heralds a new season or marks a significant occasion with music, dance and social gaiety. This is part of the magical charm of Bhutan. Fall festival features Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang, Central Bhutan

  • Bhutan Nature & Culture for Independent Travellers

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    Bhutan Nature & Culture for Independent Travellers

    Tours of Exploration has organizes journeys to Bhutan for 20 years. Let us customize your adventure to the Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom for culture, nature, spiritual, birding, or trekking.

  • Bhutan Spring Festivals

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    Bhutan Spring Festivals

    Spring festivals in the Bhutan Himalaya mark a time of great beauty, and cultural intensity. After nearly two decade of sending travellers to Bhutan, we can say with confidence - this is one great trip!

  • Bhutan Treks

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    Bhutan Treks

    Trekking in Bhutan offers unparalleled variety with low density and pristine opportunities for the active adventurer. Tours of Exploration has been organizing programs through our local Bhutan company for 25 years. 

  • Bolivia Adventure with San Pedro, Chile

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    Bolivia Adventure with San Pedro, Chile

    Highlights of this 12 day adventure to Bolivia and Chile include Sucre, Tarabuco Market, Potosi, Uyuni Salt Flats to San Pedro de Atacama.

  • Bolivia Best of Bolivia

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    Bolivia Best of Bolivia

    Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Sucre and Madidi rainforest are included on our best of Bolivia tour - for those with a sense of adventure and a desire for unique discoveries with past and present day cultures of the Andes and Amazon.

  • Bolivia Carnival in Andes and Uyuni Salt Flats

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    Bolivia Carnival in the Andes and Uyuni Salt Flats

    Bolivia's Ururo Carnival is a unique and rewarding pre-Easter celebration.

  • Bolivia Explorer Join-in Group

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    Bolivia Explorer Join-in Group

    Santa Cruz to La Paz to Uyuni and Lake Titicaca are featured. Includes nature travel & cultural exploration - off road 4WD expedition - community projects - photography.

  • Bolivia Madidi National Park

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    Bolivia Madidi National Park

    The Madidi National park of Northwest Bolivia was created in 1995 and protects a full array of tropical ecosystems.

  • Bolivia Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure

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    Bolivia Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure

    Salar de Uyuni is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in Bolivia. t is isolated, well-preserved and intensely beautiful.

  • Brasil Amazon Ecoboat

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    Brasil Amazon Ecoboat

    Travel onboard a unique homeboat with a dedicated crew beginning in Manaus, at the junction of Solimões, Negro and Amazon rivers.

  • British Columbia Great Bear Rainforest Cruise

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    British Columbia Great Bear Rainforest Cruise (IR)

    Islands and intricate waterways beneath towering mountains...lush, coastal temperate forests...wilderness alive with eagles, ravens, salmon, bears and wolves...

  • British Columbia Great Bear Rainforest Cruise (ML)

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    British Columbia Great Bear Rainforest Cruise (ML)

    Great Bear Rainforest Cruise aboard the Maple Leaf. Witness one of nature’s most profound events, the journey of the wild pacific salmon into the rainforest. 

  • Cambodia Angkor Wat

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    Cambodia Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Cambodia is undoubtedly one of the most fabulous complexes ever built by mankind.

  • Canada Great Northern Adventure

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    Canada Great Northern Adventure

    Dawson City to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean in 5 days!

  • Central America Highlights

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    Central America Highlights

    Trip includes travel to five Central American nations including - Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

  • Chile Easter Island

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    Chile Easter Island

    Travel the Moai route to see the enormous statues at Vaihu and the ruins of Akahanga. The spectacular crater of Rano Raraku volcano is the quarry site of these massive stones.

  • Chile: Atacama Desert

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    San Pedro de Atacama is the archaeological capital of Chile, and the main cultural centre of the Antofagasta region in Northern Chile.

  • China Railroad to Tibet

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    China Railroad to Tibet

    Experience the highlights of Beijing and Xian and then travel by rail to Lhasa, Tibet.

  • China Silk Road - Beijing to Tashkent

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    China The Silk Road - Beijing to Tashkent

    This extraordinary journey follows the ancient silk route from its source in Xian, China, through an ever changing landscape to the fabled city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

  • China Yangtze River Cruise

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    China Yangtze River Cruise

    A Yangtze cruise brings you in touch with the remnants of ancient Chinese culture. Enjoy a journey through mountains and gorges sided by forest and waterfalls.

  • China Yunnan Meili Trek

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    China Yunnan Meili Trek

    Historically, culturally and geographically, Yunnan Province is one of the most diverse and alluring destinations in China.

  • China Yunnan Province

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    China Yunnan Province

    Dali, Lijiang & Shangrila are highlights in Yunnan, Southwest China. Enjoy tropical rainforest, snow-capped mountains and diverse cultural heritage.

  • Classic South India

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    Classic South India

    Journey to South India and the mystical state of Kerala, a region that has seen the rise and fall of a multitude of cultural dynasties. A highlight is a 2 night cruise along the Kerala backwaters. 

  • Classical China with Yangtze Cruise

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    Classical China and Yangtze River Cruise

    A 5000-year history of civilization helps China be one of the world's most sought after destinations.  Enjoy the classical sites on this 15 day journey of discovery.

  • Colombia Calanoa Nature Reserve

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    Colombia Calanoa Nature Reserve

    An insider’s guided tour. Explore the natural wonders of the Amazon rainforest as seen by an artist and by the aboriginal people: an adventure through the senses.

  • Colourful Rajasthan & Festivals

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    India Colourful Rajasthan

    Experience the past and living cultures of the Rajasthan desert, India's most colourful region

  • Cuba Natural History & Cultural Adventure

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    Cuba Natural History & Cultural Adventure

    Surrounded by incomparable beauty, explore the culture and natural splendour of Western Cuba.

  • Cuba Overland Explorer

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    Cuba Overland Explorer

    A Cuban natural and cultural journey overland from Havana to Santiago coupled withan opportunity to connect to Cuban ways of life.

  • Ecuador Amazon Cruises

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    Ecuador Amazon Cruises

    Journey through Ecuador's Napo River sailing along different ecosystems and important natural reserves such as Yasuni National Park and Limoncocha Biological Reserve.

  • Ecuador Avenue of Volcanoes Trek

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    Ecuador’s Avenue of Volcanoes Trek

    Trek the Ecuadorian Andes and discover an incredible world of stunning landscapes, hidden communities, indigenous cultures and massive volcanoes.

  • Ecuador Build Your Own Adventure

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    Ecuador Build Your Own Adventure

    Customize your Ecuador adventure - colonial heritage, Amazon jungle, remote Andean villages, Pacific Coast or the lush Mindo cloud forests.

  • Ecuador Pacific Coast

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    Ecuador The Pacific Coast

    Experience Ecuador's golden Pacific coastline, its fascinating eco-zones, its traditional communities, and Isla de la Plata aka the mini-Galapagos.

  • Ecuador Short Tours

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    Ecuador Short Tours

    Customize your Ecuador adventure with one of these 1/2 or full day tours.

  • Forts, Tigers & Temples

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    Forts, Tigers & Temples

    Depart any day of the week on our journey to India to experience exotic wildlife, cultural splendour and magnificent scenery.

  • Greece - Workshop - Mamma Mia - Aegean Dreams

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    Greece 

    Greece fills your senses with history, myth, beauty and a strong and enduring living culture. 

  • Greenland and Iceland

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    Greenland and Iceland

    Travel to Greenland and Iceland and truly experience the Arctic way of life. Meet with the local people, cruise fjords and hike along Arctic trails. Witness the Icefjords, remote islands, UNESCO designated sites  and traditional polar settlements.

  • Guatemala Highlights

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    Guatemala Highlights

    Visit the colonial city of Antigua, travel by boat along Lake Atitlan, take in the sights of the Chichicastenango market and experience the famous Tikal National Park.

  • Guyana Best Nature Explorer

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    Guyana Best Nature Explorer

    Guyana is wild and untamed, an unspoiled Amazon, Savannah and coastal forest ecosystems with a mix of traditional Amerindian heritage. Enjoy birds and wildlife.

  • Haida Gwaii Cruising Expedition

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    Haida Gwaii Cruising Expedition

    Haida Gwaii (once named the Queen Charlotte Islands) are one of the richest biological and cultural areas in North America. This remote archipelago provides unparalleled wilderness cruising and exploring.

  • Honduras Archaeology, Birds and Natural History

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    Honduras Archaeology, Birds and Natural History

    This Honduran adventure focuses on the bio-diverse rich areas of Lake Yojoa and the famous Pico Bonito National Park near the North Coast along with Archaeology and birding in theCopán Valley. Options to visit the Bay islands (Roatan, Utila or Guanaja).

  • India Brahmaputra River & Kaziranga Park

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    India Brahmaputra River Cruise & Kaziranga

    Luxury river cruising along Brahmaputra in Assam in the northeast corner of India, presents a land of mystic peaks, lush jungles and great cultures.

  • Indonesia Nature & Cultural Tours

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    Indonesia Nature & Cultural Tours

    We have extensive knowledge on travel in the Indonesian Archipelago. Customize your touring to Bali, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Komodo and Lombok Islands.

  • Indonesia The Island of Bali

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    Indonesia The Island of Bali

    Enjoy the warm hospitality of the island of Bali with time to experience the crafts and culture of Ubud.  

  • Japan Discovery

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    Japan Discovery

    A classic Japan tour including Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kyoto and Nara.

  • Japan Experience

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    Japan Experience

    Ancient traditions and rituals contrast vividly with modern day living in Japan. Experience this on our Japan experience.

  • Laos Luang Prabang Explorer

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    Laos Luang Prabang Explorer

    The UNESCO world heritage city of Luang Prabang in Laos is featured as well as a stylish river barge experience travelling the Mekong River from Houeisay to Pakbeng.

  • Laos Trekking Adventure

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    Laos Trekking Adventure

    Our Laos hill tribe trek offers spectacular views of primary forest and mountain vistas, river interludes, birds and other wildlife with a chance to experience the traditional lifestyles of Northern Laos.

  • Loire Valley Bike and Barge

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    Loire Valley Bike and Barge

    Cycling the quiet roads of the Loire Valley and at night retire to your barge. Encounter this region's rich history, culture and delightful scenery.

  • Myanmar Adventure Circuit

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    Myanmar Adventure Circuit

    Visiting Myanmar is a rare and unforgettable opportunity to experience a still-mysterious east. Rangoon, Mandalay, the Irrawaddy River and Pagan are names steeped in legend.

  • Myanmar Cultural Highlights with Ayerwaddy Cruise

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    Myanmar Cultural Highlights with Ayerwaddy

    Enjoy Myanmar a land of great beauty, whose 130 plus cultures retain traditions held for millennium.

  • Nepal and Tibet Rooftop of the World

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    Nepal and Tibet Rooftop of the World

    Our Rooftop of the World trip highlights the scenery and cultures of Nepal and Tibet overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

  • Nepal Trek and Safari

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    Nepal Trek and Safari

    See Nepalese templed cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, trek in the Annapurna ranges and travel to Chitwan National Parks.

  • New Zealand Natural and Cultural Heritage

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    New Zealand Natural and Cultural Heritage

    Customize and we explore the stunning landscape of New Zealand's National and World Heritage Parks, in the North and South Islands.

  • Nicaragua Active Adventure

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    Nicaragua Active Adventure

    Board, repel, zip and surf. Nicaragua. The largest country in Central America has been re-discovered as a destination for nature, culture and adventure tourism.

  • Nicaragua Natural Adventure

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    Nicaragua Natural Adventure

    Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, has been re-discovered as a destination for nature, history, culture and adventure.

  • Panama Adventure in the Neotropics

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    Panama Adventure in the Neotropics

    A wealth of nature and culture in Panama rewards the active traveller. This multi-sport adventure in the neotropics includes treks in Soberania and Chagres National Parks.

  • South India Culinary & Cultural Discovery

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    India Culinary & Cultural Discovery

    This special journey connects you to the cuisine, architecture, rich culture and nature of Southern India.

  • Sri Lanka Wildlife and Ancient Culture

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    Sri Lanka Wildlife and Ancient Culture

    In July 2017 Sri Lanka was crowned with two honours at the World Travel awards - Asia's leading destination, and Asia's leading adventure destination.

  • Thailand & Laos Overland Bangkok to Luang Prabang

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    Thailand & Laos Overland Bangkok to Luang Prabang

    The confluence Thailand, Laos & Myanmar - a place where scenery and cultural heritage flourish. These are windows into the life of ancient Indochina and Siam.

  • Thailand Classic Explorer

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    Thailand Classic Explorer

    Our tour visits the archaelogical wonders of Bangkok, the central plains as well as the splendid scenery and culture of the North.

  • Thailand Mae Hong Son Soft Adventure

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    Thailand Mae Hong Son Soft Adventure

    Mae Hong Son is the gateway to the hill tribe cultures of the Hmong, Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Akha and Mien.

  • Thailand Southern Islands, Rivers & Jungles

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    Thailand Southern Islands, Rivers & Jungles

    Enjoy our Khao Sok National Park at Elephant Hills tented can and discover the wildlife and majestic beauty of Southern Thailand.

  • Thailand, Cambodia & Laos World Heritage Sites

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    Thailand, Cambodia & Laos World Heritage Sites

    This World Heritage Sites in three Southeast Asian nations are included on this remarkable adventure. Experience the majesty of past dynasties including Ayutthaya, Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang.

  • Turkey Explorer

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    Turkey Explorer

    Enjoy the incredible sites of legendary Turkey including Istanbul, Gallipoli,Troy, Cappadocia and Turkey's Aegean Coast.

  • Vietnam Classical Treasures

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    Vietnam Classical Treasures

    Experience the highlights of Vietnam - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta.

  • Vietnam Culture & Culinary Adventure

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    Vietnam Culture & Culinary Adventure

    4,000 years of civilization have left a plethora of temples, pagodas and exuberant architecture in places like cultured Hanoi, the former Imperial City of Hue and the World Cultural heritage city of Hoi An.

  • Vietnam Cycle and Boat Adventure

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    Vietnam Cycle and Boat Adventure

    Enjoy an active adventure in North Vietnam with cycling and a fully supported multi-sport program. A highlight is Ninh Binh with its dramatic mountain beauty, rural landscapes and the diversity of Cuc Phuong National Park.

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