Cultural and historical

Exploring the culture and history of a destination is a great way to get a deep understanding of its heart and soul. It also provides some insight into the local people and the community’s way of life (past or present). There are many ways to explore – wander the hidden cobblestone streets and enclaves of medieval villages, discover the ruins of ancient civilizations, meander through museums learning about ancient artifacts and their significance, investigate an archeological dig, include a home-stay in a local village in your itinerary… There is so much to discover and so many ways to do it!

These trips are just a sample of the kinds of itineraries we can create which feature the culture and history of the destination. We compose unique travel experiences that are just right for you.

Sample Itineraries

Magnificent Journey through Myanmar (16 days)

On this 16-day journey experience Myanmar by land, water and air! Tour historical and cultural landmarks in Yangon and Mandalay; cruise from Mandalay to Bagan and indulge in the magnificent sunsets and landscapes; take a breathtaking Hot Air Balloon ride over Bagan to get a spectacular view of the world famous archaeological site; embark on a 4-day trek through the small villages of Myanmar. This journey is definitely for those who thrive on adventure and wish to have unique and active experiences!

Mainland City Hopping in Greece (12 days)

This 12-day itinerary will take you across mainland Greece on a city hopping tour. This is a trip you can do all year-round to get a deeper knowledge of Greece's culture, art, incredible museums, and great food! The tour includes two world-class European cities - Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as several smaller towns, such as Nafplio, Laconia, Olympia, Delphi, and Kalambaka. Enjoy in-depth city tours, and well-appointed accommodation along the way. 

Discover the Emirates (8 Days)

On this 8-day trip, we cover all the highlights of the United Arab Emirates. Be fascinated by Dubai's rich history and tradition; explore the sights and landmarks of Abu Dhabi, a fascinating mix of tradition and progression; take a day to explore the picturesque East Coast, from quaint fishing villages to mountain canyons and beautiful beaches; and enjoy a magical and memorable evening as you watch the sun go down through the dunes and indulge in a delicious dinner at a traditional Bedouin style camp. Finally, with some leisure time included, we can help you select additional unique adventures to complete your trip.  

Spain Family Adventure (13 days)

In this 13-day itinerary, you have a chance to explore Spain's cosmopolitan cities, taking in the culture, history, architecture and food. We've also included some time to enjoy the countryside, and embark on some adventurous activities, like hiking, canyoning, kayaking, and more. We've also incorporated lots of leisure time so that you can explore and enjoy your time in Spain at your own pace!

Villages of Southwest China (11 days)

On this 11-day journey, you will be immersed into the rustic, rural and authentic villages and cultures of China. You will hike against the backdrop of some of southern China’s most gorgeous scenery, interact with different minority cultures in remote areas of rural China, stay with local families for a hands-on immersion experience into the region’s rustic lifestyle, and try your hand at local crafts for the chance to make your own keepsake. Your experiences on this trip will truly move you, and the memories will stick with you forever.

China Culture and History (15 days)

China's diversity, not only regarding geography, but also culture is what defines this vast nation. In this 15-day itinerary, get to know the country's culture and history, visiting many of its famous sites - the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Army, and many more! In addition, we make sure to provide many opportunities for genuine interaction with the Chinese people to leave you with a lasting positive impression.

Bolivia’s Best (11 days)

In just 11 days, this trip takes you on a journey to experience the best of what Bolivia has to offer. Visit some of Bolivia's main cities: La Paz, where you can witness the living history of the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites; Santa Cruz, known for its unusual species of animals and exotic birds, butterflies and orchids; Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia; and Potosi, a famous colonial city where the silver mines are the main attraction. Also experience miles and miles of dazzling white nothingness at the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest on earth; the archaeological site of Tiwanaku, ruins of one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas; and Lake Titicaca, the “Sacred Lake of the Incas”, where you will observe authentic cultures living as they did thousands of years ago.

Cultural and Historical Exploration of Japan (9 days)

On this 9-day, private-guided tour of Japan you will have the opportunity to learn about Japan's culture and history, while visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima - Watch a Sumo Wrestler practice, participate in a tea ceremony donning a Kimono, learn Samurai techniques, and many more activities! You will also have a chance to get active on a hike up Mt. Fiji.

Highlights and Tastes of Uruguay (10 days)

On this 10-day trip, discover the highlights of Uruguay with an emphasis on delectable culinary experiences. Immigrants introduced both cheese and wine to Uruguay hundreds of years ago and nowadays the country is rich in vineyards, wineries, artisan cheese producers and olive oil plants. Be ready to be surprised by a variety of exquisite sites and tastes!

Transylvania’s Castles, Mountains & Medieval Towns (8 days)

On this 8-day trip, explore the Transylvania region of Romania, known for medieval towns, mountainous borders, and castles. In each small town you visit, get to know the culture and history as you indulge in the local cuisine, visit magnificent castles, and speak with the local villagers. You will also have the unique experiences of honey tasting and truffle hunting. On your drives between villages, sit back and enjoy the stunning, serene nature around you. Finally, relax each evening in your well-appointed accommodation.

Luxury Adventure in Yucatán, Mexico (10 days)

This 10-day trip takes you off the beaten track to beautiful Yucatán gems only the luckiest travelers see, all in five-star comfort and style. You will learn about regional life, history and archaeology from our expert guides. And don’t worry—there’s plenty of time to relax and do nothing, too!

Bhutan’s Culture & History (10 days)

On this 10-day trip, immerse yourself in Bhutan's culture and history, and enjoy all the natural beauty the country has to offer. Visit Bumthang, one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan, and also the heartland of Buddhism. Explore the remote Tang Valley, and try some local beer at the Red Panda Brewery in Bumthang. Enjoy a traditional meal at a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse in Paro. Hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, located on a sheer cliff 900m above the valley. Throughout your journey, enjoy the comforts of your well-appointed accommodations.

Wonders of the Maya World Luxury Adventure (5 days)

This 5-day trip takes you off the beaten track to beautiful Yucatán gems only the luckiest travelers see, all in five-star comfort and style. You will learn about regional life, history, and archaeology from our expert guides. This is a perfect itinerary to add-on to a sun-n-fun trip for a little taste of adventure.

Netherlands, Belgium & France – City Tour (13 days)

On this 13-day journey, travel through the main cities of the Netherlands, Belgium, and finish off in Paris, 'the city of love'. Explore Amsterdam, the Hague, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Brussels, and Paris all by foot, allowing you to explore at a relaxed pace. Always led by a local, you will visit popular and historical sites and will gain deep knowledge of the history and culture in each destination.

An Intimate Journey through Vietnam & Cambodia (12 Days)

This 12 day journey through Vietnam and Cambodia is a really unique adventure, including luxury accommodations, delicious culinary experiences, and private tours with guides who know the destinations intimately. You will be immersed in the bustle, history, and culture in the cities of Hanoi and Saigon; experience the tranquility of Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta; explore the quaint, old streets of Hoi An; and learn about the deep, fascinating history of Angkor Wat.

Cultural and historical