Cultural Travel | Tours of Exploration
Canada Great Northern Adventure
May arctic tourism be your call to adventure - we take you up northern Canada's perma-frosted landmasses for tours that will have you re-evaluating the way you travel. Experience First Nations' culture, go dog-sledding, and experience the ways of the true north for yourself.
Experience the exotic Caribbean. Begin this one-of-a-kind trip in Cartagena de Indias. Enjoy bike-riding eco-tours to incredible vistas. Take in the Walled City, La Ciudad Amurallada, Santa Marta, and hike the sacred Teyina Path to the Lost City. End the trip with a visit to Bogota, and later the Salt Cathedral.
Central America Highlights
Our Central America travel and tour packages offer colourful food markets, impressive volcanoes, lush scenery, ancient Mayan architecture, and fascinating walking tours. Experience the wonders of Antigua Guatemala, San Juan La Laguna, Flores, Copán, and more in this two-week-long cultural immersion like no other.
Chile to Argentina Lakes Crossing
Cruise from Chile to Argentina by boat, or in reverse. Experience a beautiful crossing of the Andes in the Lakes district between Puerto Montt, Chile and Bariloche, Argentina. Along the way take in breathtaking volcanoes, waterfalls, and richly vegetated rainforests. A truly unforgettable trip!
Chile's Atacama desert
Tour through Argentina's Atacama Desert, exploring the lunar landscape of moon valley, the extraordinary geology of the Atacama Salt Flat, spectacular Tatio geysers, and other natural wonders. Visit unique highland villages, a variety of museums, and ceremonial sites dating back thousands of years!
China cycle Yunnan (10 days)
Cycle along sections of Yunnan's ancient Horse Tea Trail up into the high altitude capital of Tibet. Visit Shangri La, Lijiang, Shaxi and Dali old towns. Step back in time in the ancient city of Shaxi. Learn about the ancient Tea Horse Trail. Cycle through remote rural landscapes and villages of China.
China Railroad to Tibet (11 days)
Start your journey in Beijing. Visit the most historically significant landmarks including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Great Wall. Sample exquisite local cuisine before boarding an overnight train to the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. End with Lhasa and the Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama.
China The Silk Road - Beijing to Tashkent
Tour Beijing before visiting the remarkable Terracotta Warriors. Along the China Silk Road, visit Xiahe and the Tibetan monastery at Labrang, the Buddhist frescos in the Mogao Caves, the serene 'Heaven Lake' deep in the Tian Shan mountains, and Kashgar's famous Sunday markets. Depart China over the Torugart Pass.
China Yangtze River Cruise
Travel at a serene pace through China and cruise the Yangtze River. Beginning in Chongqing, travel on a five-star riverboat through the Three Gorges, with opportunities for shore excursions including the Ghost City of Fengdu and the Dam project site, before disembarking at Yichang wharf.
China Yunnan Province
Indulge in the striking landscape and culture of the Yunnan Province in Southwest China. Bordering Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Vietnam and four provinces of China including Tibet, results in a mosaic of 26 indigenous cultures. Visits to Dali, Lijiang & Shangrila are highlights.
Classic South India
Each culture left an array of architectural treasures. Experience these wonders through a 2-night cruise along the backwaters of Kerala on a comfortable houseboat. Other highlights include Cochin, one of the region's most cultural cities, and the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Classical China and Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy a Yangtze River Cruise - a unique way to traverse China. Beginning in Beijing, experience the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, and sample each region’s architecture, art and cuisine. Explore Shanghai's skyscrapers and colonial-style architecture. Reach serenity alongside the Li River in the city of Guilin.
The Amazon rainforest is home to half of Earth's living species. Experience the forest's rich biodiversity through your senses, with neverending sounds of life and the unique aromas and tastes of local fruits, beverages, and refined gastronomy. Every day the forest and the river bring the most unexpected experiences.
Colombia's Coffee Culture & Pacific Coast
A one-of-a-kind Colombian Coffee Cultural tour. Beginning in Medellin, the most innovative city in Colombia. immerse yourself in the Colombian Coffee Culture staying in a traditional Armenia farm before venturing to Nuquí to enjoy the Pacific Coast Biodiversity, the exuberant Chocoan jungle, and its virgin beaches.
India Colourful Rajasthan
Experience the past and living cultures of the Rajasthan desert, India's most colourful region where sandstone and marbled temples, forts, monuments and palaces showcase the splendour of the Mughal dynasty. Stay in a one-of-a-kind retreat on top of a 100 meter sand-dune, visit the Bishnoi tribe, and experience the Taj Mahal!
Cuba Natural History & Cultural Adventure
Cuban nature, history, and culture come together in Tours of Exploration's curated tours of this fascinating, historically profound country. Our Cuba history and culture tour combines the vibrant culture and pride of local peoples, gorgeous landscapes, guided natural history tours, and ever-stretching beaches.
Cuba Overland Explorer
Discover musical and friendly cities, tropical nature, history museums, sugar factories, snorkelling adventures, and more on our multi-day overland exploration of Cuba. City highlights include Havana, Trinidad, Camaguey, Sierra Maestra, and Santiago de Cuba. Book your next Cuba adventure with Tours of Exploration!
Enhance your Chile adventure with our Easter Island tours. Marvel at the spectacular sights along the Moai route. Visit the statues of Vaihu and the Akahanga ruins, where the island's first king was buried, still in their natural condition. Trek to Rano Raraku volcano and the craters used to carve the giant statues.
Ecuador’s Avenue of Volcanoes Trek
For an unforgettable volcano tour, look no further than Ecuador's Avenue of Volcanoes in the highlands. Ecuador's tourism highlights include the Cotopaxi volcanoe trek, trekking Chimborazo Volcano, visiting the hot springs near Banos, and the Pujili indigenous authentic market - all which can be found in this tour!
Ecuador Day Tours
Ecuador tourism is culturally fulfilling, wildlife-immersive, and satisfies any appetite for adventure. Your Ecuador travel itinerary with Tours of Exploration can include any of the short modules we offer, or can be added alongside any pre-existing tour. Your next trip to Ecuador will be one for the books!