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Cultural Trips

  • Amazon Cruise on the Tucano

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    Amazon Cruise on the Tucano

    Cruise along the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest onboard the Tucano. Become an Amazon explorer on this expedition venturing far into the Amazon rainforest wilderness. Observe flora and fauna inaccessible to most visitors on this unforgettable Amazon cruise.

  • Arctic Circle Herschel Island

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    Arctic Circle: Herschel Island

    An explorer's and photographer's dream - our Herschel Island tours in the Arctic Circle of Canada will leave you astounded. Incredible wildlife and birding opportunities, scenic, stretching landscapes, and rich cultural heritage and ways of knowing await you.

  • Argentina to Chile: Southern Route with Cruise

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    Argentina to Chile: The Southern Route

    Experience the extraordinary landscapes and unusual floral and fauna of the region -- by land and by sea. This 18-day nature adventure consists of treks at Tierra del Fuego National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier, and Lago del Desierto. Included is a 5 day cruise through Patagonia's coastline with daily land excursions.

  • Argentina to Chile: The Northern Route

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    Argentina to Chile: The Northern Route

    The colours and intriguing landscape of Northern Argentina and Chile are worth the visit as you discover the ancient culture, infinite deserts, arid Altiplano, and colourful gorges. A fabulous route awaits you through the landscapes of Northern Argentina and Chile including Salta, Humahuaca Gorge, and San Pedro de Atacama.

  • Belize Culinary & Cultural travel

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    Belize Culinary & Cultural Travel

    Explore southern Belize food culture, where Belizean, Maya, Creole, Garifuna and East Indian culture mingle together for flavours you will not experience anywhere else in the country. Expect all things cacao and spice during this culinary and culture tour.

  • Belize Nature and Archaeology

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    Belize Nature and Archaeology

    Discover nature preserves in Belize such as Blue Hole National Park, Caracol ruins and the Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary. Be fascinated by Mayan archeology and culture in this one-of-a-kind excursion, where you will even get the chance to stay overnight in a rural Mopan Maya village!

  • Bhutan Fall Festivals

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    Bhutan Fall Festivals

    Enjoy the must-experience fall festivals of Bhutan that signify a new season or mark culturally significant occasions. Enjoy beautifully unique music, dance and social gaiety. Discover Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang, Central Bhutan with us!

  • Bhutan Nature & Culture for Independent Travellers

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    Bhutan Nature & Culture

    Discover Bhutan's snow-capped peaks, glaciers, sparkling lakes, raging rivers, green terraced fields and flower-strewn valleys. Become immersed in the carefully preserved natural assets and ways of life that have remained fiercely authentic for millennium!

  • Bhutan Spring Festivals

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    Bhutan Spring Festivals

    Spring festivals in the Bhutan Himalaya mark a time of great beauty, and cultural intensity. Highlights include expert guides, culture, nature, spectacular scenery, authentic interactions with local communities, and connections to authentic Mahayana Buddhism!

  • Bolivia Andes Carnival and Uyuni Salt Flats

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    Bolivia Andes Carnival and Uyuni Salt Flats

    Visit Oruro and celebrate Carnival in the Andes, characterized by dances, music, street dramas, and a traditional parade. Adventure to the unspoilt Salt Flats of Uyuni, where you will encounter mutli-coloured landscapes, flora and fauna endemic to this unique world. While in Uyuni we stay in the Salt Hotels.

  • Bolivia Best of Bolivia

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    The Best of Bolivia

    Begin your Bolivian adventure in La Paz, at the foot of majestic snow-capped Andean volcanoes. Hike amazing rock formations to see cave paintings from 2400 BC. Visit Bolivia's markets, where local indigenous people do business. See Incan ruins on the Sun Island on Lake Titicaca - the sacred centre of the Incan empire.

  • Bolivia Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure

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    Bolivia Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure

    This Bolivian adventure takes us to an area surrounded by desert and extinct volcanoes where wild llamas and vicunas are abundant. Here we find vast salt flats, multi-coloured lagoons with rare flamingos, boiling mud pools, caves, fossils, glaciers, crimson lakes, and hot springs. Stay in Salt Hotels built out of salt!

  • Borneo Wildlife

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    Borneo Wildlife

    Explore Borneo - an ideal island destination for nature lovers. Borneo is renowned for its rainforests that are home to a myriad of rare and endangered wildlife and plant species, along with an array of cultural groups whose traditions are rich. Let us connect you with the best that Borneo has to offer!

  • Borneo Wildlife Odyssey

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    Borneo Wildlife Odyssey

    Begin your discovery of Borneo - a nature lover's paradise - in Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park. Travel to Sandakan, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Selingan Island and the Sakau Rainforest. Experience the varied and abundant flora and fauna found in this rich tropical ecosystem!

  • Cambodia Angkor Wat

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    Cambodia Angkor Wat

    Explore the 200 temples are scattered across 400 square kilometers just north of the town of Siem Reap, dating back as early as the 9th century! A truly unique experience - the recommended 3 days exploring this UNESCO world heritage site will keep you wanting to come back for more!

  • Canada Great Northern Adventure

     

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    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.

  • Captial to the Caribbean

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    Colombia Caribbean

    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

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    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

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    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: Atacama Desert

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    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

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    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

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    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 Silk Road - Beijing to Tashkent

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 with Yangtze Cruise

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    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.

  • Colourful Rajasthan & Festivals

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    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!

  • Ecuador Avenue of Volcanoes Trek

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    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 Pacific Coast

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    Ecuador The Pacific Coast

    Explore Isla de la Plata - often hailed the mini-Galapagos islands - during our curated tour. This area remains one of the most attractive offerings of coastal Ecuador, and one of our very favourite destinations! You'll be staying near Puerto Lopez, a small Ecuador beach town for a unique and immersive experience.

  • Golden Triangle with Chambal Safari Lodge

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    India Golden Triangle with Chambal Lodge

    Explore Rajasthan's wildlife sanctuaries, temples, forts, palaces and desert landscapes in Jaipur, Bharatpur and Ranthambore. Then depart by air or train to Kanha and Bandhavgarh Parks, the country Rudyard Kipling so vividly described in the "Jungle Book". Search for Indian tiger and a range of birds and wildlife.

  • Great Bear Rainforest Cruise (ML)

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    Great Bear Rainforest Cruise (Maple Leaf)

    Board the famous Maple Leaf schooner to discover grizzlie bears and Kermode bears, or Spirit bears, in our second Great Bear Rainforest Tour. This itinerary includes a visit to the First Nations village of Klemtu, to experience their culture, architecture, and artistry.

  • Guatemala Highlights

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    Guatemala Highlights

    Travel to Guatemala to taste fresh flavours of an indigenous outdoor market, view incredible Mayan monuments, and explore vibrant cities. Highlights include the colonial Antigua Guatemala, the stunning Lake Atitlán, and the Chichicastenango indigenous market. Let us help you include Guatemala in your travel plans!

  • Haida Gwaii Cruising Expedition

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    Haida Gwaii Cruising Expedition

    Cruise through Haida Gwaii on Tours of Exploration's thoughtfully customized tours. Our Haida Gwaii tours feature remarkable old-growth forests, ancient native Haida villages, unique art, and stunning natural scapes for the cultural and scenic journey of a lifetime.

  • Incredible Trekking Peru

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    Incredible Trekking Peru

    Join our annual group trekking trip to Peru. Includes 2 treks; one to Machu Picchu and one to Rainbow Mountain as well as culinary, cultural and active experiences in Lima and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  Our Peru guides and our company escort help make this an unforgettable active experience in the Andes. Extensions to the Amazon, Lake Titicaca, or Northern Peru are available. 

  • India Brahmaputra River & Kaziranga Park

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    India Brahmaputra River Cruise & Kaziranga

    Travel down the River Brahmaputra in Assam. See remnants of a lesser known civilization, tribal life & the spiritual life of the Vaishnavite sect on the largest river Island in the world. See the animal & bird life of the Kaziranga National Park as your ship cruises through the wilderness.

  • Indonesia The Island of Bali

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    Indonesia The Island of Bali

    Enjoy the beaches, the breathtaking lakes and volcanoes of the eastern side of Bali. Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in a traditional village and Kehen Temple. Let yourself be pampered at a local spa, attend live traditional performances, and coast downhill while viewing the spectacular Balinese landscape by bike.

  • Japan Discovery

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    Japan Discovery

    Discover Japan through this comprehensive tour experience. Experience Tokyo and the architecture, culinary, and culture of Edo. Visit the Shinto and Buddhist worship center of Nikko before viewing Mt Fuji. This tour contains the major highlights and also the unexpected beauty and charm of Japan.

  • Japan Experience

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    Japan Experience

    Tokyo's bright-shining neon lights are contrasted with the peace and tranquility of little-visited rural regions. This tour affords the opportunity to visit the major highlights and also uncover the unexpected charm and beauty of one of these rural areas, Hirado, offering a real insight into this fascinating country.

  • Laos Luang Prabang Explorer

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    Laos Luang Prabang Explorer

    Laos has become a must-visit destination after years of virtual isolation. Be mesmerized by the grandeur of the former royal capital at Luang Prabang - filled with old-world charm. Laos is easily combined with visits to Thailand (where you can travel down from the Mekong River), Angkor Wat and Vietnam.

  • Laos Trekking Adventure

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    Laos Trekking Adventure

    The small, landlocked nation of Laos offers travelers an unmatched glimpse of the South East Asia charm. Expert local guides will enhance your journey along villages and trekking routes through our culturally and environmentally sensitive programs.

  • Myanmar Adventure Circuit

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    Myanmar Adventure Circuit

    Rangoon, Mandalay, the Irrawaddy River and Pagan are names steeped in legend. Myanmar is a land of great beauty, whose cultures retain traditions held for millennium. Experience the incredible temples and pagodas on this unique adventure.

  • Myanmar Cultural Highlights with Ayerwaddy Cruise

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    Myanmar Cultural Highlights with Ayerwaddy

    Enjoy the Inle Lake Festival in Myanmar - a land of great beauty, whose cultures retain traditions held for millennium. The trip also includes the highlights of Yangon, Bagan, Mount Popa, and Mandalay. We have enjoyed a 20-years-and-counting partnership with our trustworthy Myanmar land operators!

  • Nepal and Tibet Rooftop of the World

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    Nepal and Tibet Rooftop of the World

    Experience Tibet's past and present, witness the customs and rituals of Tibetan Buddhism, see the palaces, monasteries and temples of this fabled land while marveling at the majesty of this remote land in the heart of the Himalayas. Tour highlights include Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang.

  • Nepal Trek and Safari

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    Nepal Trek and Safari

    Marvel at the majestic peaks of the Himalaya dominate Nepal, a country of deep spirituality and diversity. Experience a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, with the potential to see a Bengal tiger!  You will easily become immersed in Nepal's incredible beauty during this tour.

  • Panama Adventure in the Neotropics

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    Panama Adventure in the Neotropics

    Your Panama adventure vacation includes cycling jungle trails, snorkeling in the Gulf of Chiriqui, canoeing with the Empera peoples, waterfall dips, tree-top trekking, multi-day sea kayaking tours, and challenging hiking trips. This adventure tour will have you tuckered out, but with tales that last a lifetime.

  • Peru Classical & Northern Peru

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    Peru Classical & Northern Peru

    Our 8-day guided tours through Peru cover all of the stunning country's highlights, such as Machu Picchu, Cusco, Urubamba Valley, and more. Our tour focuses on the rich birdlife and enormous architecture the area has to offer, and can be combined with our offered trips to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and Bolivia.

  • Peru Tambopata Research Centre

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    Peru Tambopata Wildlife Centre

    Tour the Tambopata Research Centre in the Amazon basin of Southern Peru, and you will easily meet your wildlife and avifauna quota for the whole year. Departing from Lima or Cusco, stay in immersive wilderness lodges in Tambopata - steps away from chicos, rescued macaws, capybaras, bullfrogs, parrots, and more!

  • Peru Trekking

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    Peru Trekking

    Join us on our Peru trekking tours as we scale through Andean peaks, peer at Rainbow Mountain, visit the iconic Macchu Picchu, or for the longest challenge: a 6-day Salkantay/Chilco trek. Peru has no shortage of arduous hikes, rewarding sights, and bustling culture; you will be sure to leave with many stories to tell.

  • South India Culinary & Cultural Discovery

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    India Culinary & Cultural Discovery

    Explore the architecture and ancient culture influenced by the Pallava, Chola and Pandya dynasties on this Southern India sojourn. Enjoy the markets and spice trails with local storytellers and be involved in the culinary dishes that will delight the taste buds.

  • Sri Lanka Wildlife and Ancient Culture

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    Sri Lanka Wildlife and Ancient Culture

    Embark on a multifaceted experience with visits to Sri Lankan world heritage sites and ancient pilgrim centres such as Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Anuradhpaura and Kandy. Opportunities for eco-tourism, bird watching and wildlife viewing abound, complemented by vibrant cultural experiences, delicious cuisine and a welcoming host nation.

  • Thailand & Laos Overland Bangkok to Luang Prabang

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    Thailand & Laos: Bangkok to Luang Prabang

    Begin this 12 day adventure in Northern Thailand, a place inspired by modern and ancient temple architecture. Experience traditional Lao life on a slow and gentle passage along the Mekong River. Become immersed in the people, sights, tastes and sounds of this region. Extensions to Cambodia will allow you to see Angkor Wat!

  • Thailand Classic Explorer

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    Thailand Classic Explorer

    Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, known to local Thais as “Krung Thep” (translated,"the City of Angels") is one of the world’s most enticing cities. It carries the essence of the Thai spirit, and is a centre of rich culture, colour, and cuisine.  Bangkok will provide an ideal jumping-off point for any Asian adventure!

  • Thailand Mae Hong Son Soft Adventure

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    Thailand Mae Hong Son Soft Adventure

    North Thailand is blessed with year-round pleasant climate, rich historical and cultural heritage. Mae Hong Son is the gateway to the hill tribe cultures of the Hmong, Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Akha and Mien. Located amidst stunning mountain scenery stay in comfort at night and during the day travel by 4 X 4 and on foot.

  • Thailand Southern Islands, Rivers & Jungles

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    Thailand Southern Islands, Reefs, Rivers & Jungles

    Discover the picturesque tropical islands, coral reefs, and Khao Lak National Park where spectacular scenery includes splendid forested hills and valleys, sea cliffs, beaches, estuaries and mangroves. There's reason for Southern Thailand's rising star in the country's tourism industry.

  • Thailand, Cambodia & Laos World Heritage Sites

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    Thailand, Cambodia & Laos World Heritage Sites

    The World Heritage Sites in three Southeast Asian nations are included on this remarkable adventure curated by Tours of Exploration. The World Heritage Sites in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos are visited and experienced, including Ayutthaya, Angkor Wat & Luang Prabang.

  • Uyuni Overland to Atacama

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    Uyuni Overland to Atacama

    Visit Bolivia's most sought-after sites. Begin your Bolivian adventure in La Paz, the world's highest city. Become immersed in Bolivia's markets, where local indigenous people do business. Embark to Uyuni, from where you venture to experience the salt flats, desert geysers, and hot springs.

  • Vancouver Island 4 day travel

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    Vancouver Island travel -  2- 4 day packages

    Searching for things to do on Vancouver Island? We have just the itinerary, which can be customized to your travel style and interests. Travel Vancouver Island and experience the vast wildlife, geology, and whimsical townships it has to offer with Tours of Exploration. 2 - 4 day exploration takes place in Victoria, Port Renfrew, Tofino or North Vancouver Island. 

  • Vietnam Classical Treasures

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    Vietnam Classical Treasures

    Marvelous Vietnam awaits! Discover the country's classic cultural and natural treasures on this expert-led adventure. Experience the highlights of Vietnam - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta, to name a few.

  • Vietnam Culture & Culinary Adventure

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    Vietnam Culture & Culinary Adventure

    Experience Vietnam's highlights, discover the rich culture and savour the varied tastes of this fascinating land. Travel from Northern misty mountain peaks into verdant rice paddies and southern deltas. Along route encounter white sandy coasts and emerald coloured waters.

  • Vietnam Cycle and Boat Adventure

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    Vietnam Cycle and Boat Adventure

    A cycle and boat adventure through marvelous Vietnam like no other! Leaving from Hanoi, cycle through the beautiful Ninh Binh region and visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Discover the country's treasures on this expert-led adventure. Dramatic scenery, ancient history, pilgrimage sites and nature sanctuaries await!

  • Vietnam Paddle and Play

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    Vietnam Paddle and Play

    Start your adventure in Hanoi and meander on foot and rickshaw around the bustling old quarter. Bike through steep mountains, remote villages, fertile meadows. Kayak amongst rugged limestone cliffs that rise out of the turquoise sea. An 11-day adventure loaded with culture and nature, sure to satisfy your cravings.

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