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Pakistan: Lahore to Hunza

Cultural tour of Pakistan

Limited time offer! Book as a party of min 2 persons three months in advance of the start date of the tour and you get a discount of US$ 400 per person!

This 15-day journey exploring Mughal architectural treasures, experiencing world-renowned hospitality, being in the only country that is home to more than 107 peaks above 7,000 meters - there is just no end to the majestic mountain scenery of the Himalayan, Karakoram and Hindukush mountain ranges. At Hunza, immerse into the paradise thought to be the inspiration for James Hilton’s, Shangri-La. Visit the school attended by Malala Yousafzai the world’s youngest Nobel Prize winner and activist for the rights of education to girls. Traverse back into history at the ancient Buddhist monastery of Takht-i-Bahi and the ancient city of Taxila - conquered by Alexander the great in 326 BC. Also included are visits of the famous Khyber Pass, the KKH, Shigar valley and much more.

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Arab Sheikdoms

Cultural tour of Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and all of the Emirates of the UAE

All 2022 Departures: 25% off for the 2nd person when booked by February 14, 2022, as a party of two

Get a rare and fascinating glimpse of the unique countries of the Persian Gulf, including Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and all the emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Experience the sharp contrast between traditional and ultra-modern Arabia as we wander through mud-brick villages, explore exotic bazaars, soak in quiet stretches of coast lined with palm trees and travel through beautiful desert and mountain landscapes. Along with venerated desert forts and World Heritage Sites, we will also see some of the world’s most glamorous and futuristic urban designs in the United Arab Emirates—truly, an architectural revolution in the making. This is the region that can rightfully claim offering a peep into the future.

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Saudi Arabia: Behind the Veil

Cultural tour of Saudi Arabia

**Early Bird Discount! The first four people to sign up for our November 04, 2022, departure will receive a discount of US$ 500 per person off the tour price!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been hidden “behind the veil” for many years. Throughout the decades, its people have had very limited contact with the non-Muslim world. This is a groundbreaking journey that very few individuals have embarked on. Experience the fascinating history and sites of the kingdom as we explore the largest nation in the Middle East, seldom visited by outsiders. On this exclusive nine-day tour, we experience sweeping desert vistas, archaeological sites dating to prehistory, and historic cities and towns reflecting both the epic dynasties of past days and traditional village life. Along the way, we have the opportunity to visit three of Saudi Arabia’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hands-on cultural experience is also an important part of this tour as we meet and converse with locals, sample traditional Saudi food, and a lot more.

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Tanzanian Northern Safari with optional extension to Zanzibar

Cultural tour & safari of Tanzania

Discount of US$ 100 per each adult when booked 6 months or more in advance (*on select dates)

Discover the home of some of the world’s very best game viewing! On this curated tour of Tanzania, we experience the safari heart of Africa. Our explorations include the legendary game parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, all teeming with wildlife in their natural habitats. With the chance to see hundreds of different species up close, including the coveted Big Five mammals of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo, this land remains an envy of game parks across the globe. Tanzanian Northern Safari is the perfect vacation for families, couples or individuals, and our small group size of maximum 7 people ensures everyone gets a window seat! Combine this safari with some relaxing beach time and fascinating cultural experiences by extending our journey to the historical island of Zanzibar.

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World Heritage Sites of Indochina

Cultural tour of Laos, Vietnam & Cambodias

20% off for the 2nd person when booked 6 months or more in advance as a party of two

On this tour we will visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exploring Luang Prabang, the Pak Ou Caves and Vientiane in Laos; explore Vietnam’s cultural, the temples, palaces and imperial mausoleums of aristocratic Hue, Hanoi and spectacular Halong Bay, the enticing little town of Hoi An and bustling Saigon. In Cambodia we visit Phnom Penh and conclude with an inIn-depth exploration of the magnificent jungle temple complex of Angkor.

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Route of the Caravans: The Silk Road

Cultural tour of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan

20% off for the 2nd person when booked minimum 9 months in advance and as a party of two (*on select dates)

Central Asia - “Land of the Caravans”. The Silk Road Caravan routes influenced the local cultures, as the routes of communication and trade opened previously isolated societies. We follow these historical trails on our Route of the Caravans journey covering the five “stans”, a Persian suffix meaning "home of", "place of". The region is famous not only for its many branches of the Silk Road, but also as the birthplace of great builders of empires, such as Tamerlane of the Timurids and Babur, founder of the great Moghul Empire. This artistically tailored journey includes visits to 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bazaars depicting the times of the silkroad, home visits, meeting locals folks, enjoying local cuisines as we journey through time.

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Kolkata to Darjeeling

Cultural tour of India

10% off for the 2nd person when booked 6 months in advance as a party of two

Between the snow-capped Himalayas and the lush Ganges Delta lies the mighty Brahmaputra River. To take a trip down the Brahmaputra is to take a trip into the history of the fascinating region of West Bengal. There is no better way to explore the traditional settlements and ancient civilizations that line its banks than a cruise by comfortable river boat. Adding in stops in bustling Calcutta, tea behemoth and scenery gem Darjeeling, and Kaziranga, the number one place for wildlife viewing in India and home to over a thousand Asian rhinos, this 12-day small group cultural tour from Kolkata to Darjeeling is an unforgettable adventure.

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Classical Turkey

Cultural tour of Turkey

Limited time special when booked as a party of 2 or more! Receive a discount of 10% off the tour price for the second person when you book any of our 2022 departures on or before March 31, 2022.

Discover the unique history, monuments and culture of the crossroads between Asia and Europe with this 10-day exploration of Western Turkey. Explore historic Constantinople (renamed Istanbul in 1930), serving as a capital city for more than 16 centuries, the ruins of legendary Troy, the underground cities of Cappadocia, the ethereal cascading limestone pools of Pamukkale, and much more. This journey also provides great value for your money!

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