Cultural Adventures

Immerse yourself in a new culture. Cultural Adventures focus on getting to know the people, places, and customs of a particular area. You may visit small villages, dance alongside revelers, learn ABCs during a school visit, experience religious rituals at temples and churches, join festival celebrations, create your own traditional art, and make new friends as you learn from locals about their daily lives.

Featured Trips

Smiling Iranians await your arrival
Iran: A Women's Odyssey Through Persia
Ancient sites, cultural encounters, and the modern mystique of Iran
Smiling Iranians await your arrival
Land Cost: $5,625
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Duration:
16 days
Dates:
Sep 3-18, 2017
Iran, the modern incarnation of Ancient Persia, offers Journeys travelers a wildly fascinating, exceptionally hospitable, enigmatic, and savory experience of history, traditional culture, and beautiful scenery. Traveling as a group of women, you will meet local people eager to hear about your life in America and to demonstrate that Iranians truly embrace Americans as visitors to their country.
See geishas in Kyoto's old Gion entertainment district
Ancient Arts and Temple Gardens of Japan
Arts, crafts and gardens of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hakone
See geishas in Kyoto's old Gion entertainment district
Land Cost: $5,100 - $7,250
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Duration:
12 days
Dates:
Apr 2-13, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Welcome to an Arts & Crafts version of our signature trip, Classic and Festive Japan! We've taken the very popular original itinerary and tweaked it for those interested in exploring more of the arts, crafts, and gardens that Japan is famous for.
Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth
Indonesia: Apes, Arts, and Dragons
An adventure to Borneo, Java, Flores, Komodo, and beyond
Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth
Land Cost: $4,650
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Duration:
15 days
Dates:
Jul 27-Aug 10, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
The best expedition to see natural and cultural sites in Indonesia. See Komodo dragons, orangutans, and the great sights of Java. Add Bali before or after.
Iceland's picture-perfect waterfalls are the backdrop to your trip
Best of Iceland’s Fire and Ice
Meet the locals and see glaciers, volcanoes, and Northern Lights
Iceland's picture-perfect waterfalls are the backdrop to your trip
Land Cost: $5,300
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Duration:
8 days
Dates:
Oct 8-15, 2017 or custom & private on your dates
See all of the glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, lagoons, volcanoes, and lava caves you'd expect from this truly exotic land. Sprinkled throughout your days, you'll also get insider opportunities to learn about the history of the island, visit homes of locals, and enjoy meals at farms.
Nabji's landscape is captivating
Bhutan: Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Nabji's landscape is captivating
Land Cost: $4,250 - $4,650
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Mar 19-31, 2018 Staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
Trek through vast mountain forests, stopping in small, welcoming Buddhist villages. Of the few foreigners who hike in Bhutan, almost none come this way.
Witness remarkably carved radishes
Mexico: Christmas In Oaxaca
Indigenous cultures, holiday pageantry and hands-on fun
Witness remarkably carved radishes
Land Cost: $2,995
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Duration:
8 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures
Celebrate Christmas in a region of Mexico known for color, crafts, hospitality and conviviality. Enjoy direct interaction with local artisans, and witness the over-the-top pageantry of celebrations featuring parades of giant papier-mache heads and competitions between artists who create sculptures from 7-pound radishes.
Welcome to Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea: Classic Goroka Show Tour
Sing-sing escorted by local experts, plus Tari, Mt. Hagen, and the Sepik River
Welcome to Papua New Guinea
Land Cost: $7,810
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures
Combine a classic sing-sing show with explorations of the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley, all with top-level accommodations.
Beautiful scenery of Zadar
Croatia's Dazzling Dalmatian Coast
Nature and culture of southern Croatia plus the capital, Zagreb
Beautiful scenery of Zadar
Land Cost: $4,395 - $5,195
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
Sep 7-17, 2017 Women's & staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
Discover the ancient towns, seaside, unique food, and warm people of Croatia.
Watch traditional dance
Cultural and Animal Encounters in Uganda & Rwanda
Village visits and wildlife tracking in Kampala, Murchison Falls, Bwindi, and Volcanoes National Park
Watch traditional dance
Land Cost: $6,600 - $8,750
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Duration:
15 days
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Dec 15-29, 2017 Staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
With opportunities to meet villagers, learn cultural traditions, spot the big five safari animals, track mountain gorillas, view waterfalls, and visit community development projects, this trip includes more highlights than any other trip to Uganda and Rwanda. This itinerary was hand-crafted by our top-rated guide, Paul Tamwenya.
Catrina Dolls
Day of the Dead in Michoacán
Explore Morelia, Patzcuaro, and craft villages of the Purepecha people
Catrina Dolls
Land Cost: $3,295
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Duration:
9 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Begin in colonial Morelia, continue to the villages of the Meseta Purepecha, and celebrate the Day of the Dead on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro, where traditions are more beautiful, more colorful, and more elaborate than anywhere else in Mexico.
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