Find Creative Inspiration
The vast and deep beauty that exists in every corner of the world is almost indescribable in everyday language. That’s why we rely on artists to help us capture it, explore it, and understand it. And that is why many of us ourselves dabble in forms of artistic expression – in an effort to hold onto a scrap of the beauty or poignance that we experience and struggle to express. If you are an explorer who takes particular joy in representing your adventures through art of any sort, it is our privilege to help you craft a journey comprising the conditions you require to work in your medium.
Top Adventures to
Find Creative Inspiration
Want to truly see it all? Do it on this fast-paced, all-encompassing Peru trip, with the Amazon, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, and Ballestas Islands.
From $5595 Per Person
Ecuador Highlands Explorer
Explore exquisite Ecuador from Quito to Cuenca, weaving through volcano areas, country villages, and cloud forests, while spending your nights in small ecolodges.
From $4080 Per Person
Satisfy your curiosity about Tibet on this 11-day journey that will fill your spiritual well and leave you wanting more. With visits to Tibetan cities, countrysides, villages, and mountains, plus palaces, monasteries, and handicraft centers, this trip is a cultural, scenic, and engaging feast for the senses.
From $3800 Per Person
This Guatemala exploration offers a special perspective on Mayan culture, both past and present, and adapts to your specific interests for hiking, nature, crafts, archeology, and contemporary communities.
From $3295 Per Person
Embark on a comprehensive exploration of an extraordinarily varied, culturally rich and little-visited country in the heart of South America. Note the striking contrasts, from the tropics to the Andes, from the salt flats to Lake Titicaca. You will wonder why so few other tourists come to experience the colorful traditions and stunning landscapes of this destination brimming with vibrance.
From $5195 Per Person
Christmas In Oaxaca
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.
From $2585 Per Person
The Monarchs of Michoacan
Join the magnificent monarch butterflies on their winter migration among the oyamel fir forests where they escape the cold every year. Also enjoy the ambience of colonial Morelia and the traditional artistry of communities on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro.
From $2995 Per Person
Apes, Arts, and Dragons
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.
From $4650 Per Person
Buddhist Valleys of Bhutan
This is a very personally- and compassionately-guided, non-trekking exploration of villages, monuments, and scenic sacred monasteries of the last Buddhist Kingdom.
From $2100 Per Person
Cappadocia, Ephesus and the Coast
Sail by gulet to small Mediterranean coves, wander among fairy chimneys and cave dwellings in Cappadocia, explore some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world in Ephesus, and seek out grand mosques while experiencing everything Istanbul has to offer.
From $4395 Per Person
Beyond the Bosphorus
Journeys' best-value comprehensive Turkey exploration offers set departures for small groups. This nicely paced itinerary begins in Istanbul, includes Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, and Sirince, and concludes with the Roman ruins at Ephesus.
From $3860 Per Person
Inside Semana Santa
Enjoy the effusive pageantry of Holy Week when the streets of Antigua are carpeted with intricate designs of flowers. Visit Mayan markets and villages, learn about the culture and textiles. Choose the week that includes Palm Sunday or Good Friday. Book early!
From $3050 Per Person
Classic and Festive Japan
Take in Japan's highlights and contrasts, and meet the Japanese as they welcome you with open arms. If you go in May, you'll witness Aoi Matsuri, and elaborate festival in Kyoto showcasing hundreds of people in grand imperial court costume.
From $5400 Per Person
Bali Isle of Wonders
Bali remains an unspoiled paradise, and stands as a model of ecotourism. Tourist income is reinvested in ritual ceremonies, architecture, traditional arts training, and cultural preservation. Enjoy a simple but refined experience of wonder and beauty.
From $2495 Per Person
Engaging Antigua and Atitlan
A flexible design for embracing Antigua and Atitlan. Journeys provides the building blocks, including orientation, guides, and logistical support for your personally-tailored experience. Focus on markets and textiles, or history and archaeology, or hiking on forest and volcano trails.
From $1975 Per Person
Istanbul City Break
Istanbul is one of the best cities in the world for an urban getaway that feels truly exotic. Feast your senses and visit some of the world's significant sites on two continents.
From $675 Per Person
North India Treasures
This is the India of our imagination; the grace and magnificence of the Taj Mahal, the cultural grandeur or Rajasthan, and the vibrancy of Mumbai.
From $3000 Per Person
Islands of Australia & The Great Ocean Road
Wild scenery, Australian animals, and wonderful weather rule southern Australia from October to April. This trip is great for birders and wildlife photographers and anyone seeking authentic nature encounters on some of the most beautiful islands in Australia.
From $4250 Per Person
Finding Forgotten China
The Dong, Miao and other tribes are still accessible to travelers willing to venture deep into rural and mountainous regions. Enjoy direct contact with people in traditional dress and exceptional opportunities for cultural and landscape photography.
From $2600 Per Person
Explore vibrant Buenos Aires. Drink in the beauty of wine country. Marvel at the glacial icescapes of Patagonia. Wonder at the sheer volume of Iguazu Falls. Gain a deeper understanding of a remarkable, diverse destination.
From $4350 Per Person
An Original Greece Odyssey
Superbly-guided exploration of choice islands, ruins, and landscapes with active days and comfortable accommodations.
From $4200 Per Person
Discover the enduring wonders of Angkor Wat and the unfailing hospitality of Buddhist people successfully emerging from a tragic twentieth-century history.
From $1900 Per Person
Colombia Mountains & Medellin
Explore Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena plus the Andes and coffee country. You will visit Colombia's rich valleys, sample the tropical wonders of Valle de Cocora and experience a wide variety of colonial, artistic and historical features, and enjoy great food.
From $3095 Per Person
Rare & Festive Journey through Tibet
Satisfy your curiosity about Tibet on this festive 12-day journey that will fill your spiritual well and leave you wanting more. Join a group with an expert leader for the festivities of summer's Damar festival, visits to palaces and monasteries, and wonderful cultural interaction. Cross city, village, countryside, and mountain terrain on a scenic and engaging feast for the senses.
From $4450 Per Person
Yunnan Jade Dragon Journey
Explore southern China's Yunnan Province, a feast of natural, scenic, and cultural diversity born of Himalayan mountains, deep valleys, and a history of isolation, Buddhist heritage, and adaptation.
From $3250 Per Person
Ancient Arts and Temple Gardens of Japan
We've taken the original and very popular Classic and Festive Japan itinerary and tweaked it for those interested in exploring more of the arts, crafts, and gardens that Japan is famous for. Your adventure takes you from vibrant Tokyo to Mt. Fuji and scenic Lake Ashinoko in Hakone, then to the old capital of Kyoto via bullet train.
From $6000 Per Person
Baja Adventure Retreat
Experience the incredibly diverse Baja peninsula on this easily customizable trip that's close to home. Spend half of your time in Todos Santos, where you'll surf the waves, horseback ride on the beach, hike the cliffs, tour the town, and stay in a charming casita. Then, move on to Espiritu Santo National Park for a few days of luxury camping in on the beach. Here you'll kayak, snorkel, hike, swim with sea lions, stand-up paddle board, bird watch, check out cave art, and visit hidden lagoons and desert beaches.
From $3850 Per Person
This is an expertly-guided, flexible exploration for non-hikers who enjoy wildlife, ancient traditions, spiritual discovery, and beautiful mountain scenery.
From $2600 Per Person
Best of Iceland’s Fire and Ice
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.
From $5150 Per Person
Best of the Southern Andes
Explore vibrant Buenos Aires and nearby Colonia, Uruguay. Absorb the scenic splendor of northern Patagonia's Lake District. Drink in (and gobble up) the beauty of wine country. Travel overland to Santiago and Valparaiso, where the mix of historic and contemporary culture will delight you.
From $5725 Per Person
Croatia’s Dazzling Dalmatian Coast
Discover the ancient towns, seaside, unique food, and warm people of Croatia.
From $5195 Per Person
Day of the Dead in Michoacán
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.
From $2785 Per Person
Don't just view Antarctica: hike, kayak, camp, ski, and climb it! This is an active person's polar dream trip for energetically engaging the ice.
From $7295 Per Person
Festivals of Nagaland and Manipur
This tour is a celebration of the tribal life of Nagaland in northeastern India, with a dash of wildlife in Kaziranga and city life in Kolkata. Our senior guide Avijit (Avi) Sarkhel hand-crafted this Indian adventure to showcase a cultural side of India that most travelers never see, while ensuring that you don't leave India without experiencing some of the country's more popular highlights and natural wildlife.
From $6195 Per Person
Havana and the Valley of Viñales
On a short trip, in a very small group, explore big-city Havana and the ancient landscape of the Viñales Valley -- a perfect counterpoint for visitors who want a deep experience of both culture and outdoor adventure in Cuba.
From $4550 Per Person
Meandering the Mekong
Demystify the Mekong by floating along a very scenic stretch and then explore the charming city of Luang Prabang in Laos.
From $2900 Per Person
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
The Great Tsechu is the cornerstone event of a guided exploration featuring festivals and rituals, Himalayan views, and encounters with remarkable people. Trip fills quickly so we recommend booking early.
From $3950 Per Person
Morocco Desert and Mountains
This shorter exploration provides an overview of Morocco's fascinating culture and history, encompassing time to meander Morocco's markets and mountains in Meknes, Marrakech, and Merzouga, roam from coastal ruins to Sahara dunes and much more.
From $3100 Per Person