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An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”
–David Attenborough


• Expensive–there were no great deals
• An Event–people wore their Sunday best for the occasion
• Mostly Businessmen–a few families vacationed but you never saw an independent woman traveler

Times have changed BUT the desire for discovery remains the same.



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SPECIAL EVENT TOUR: Beats in India with Bob Holman

Discover Colombia

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Click here for A Different Perspective Photo Tour to Colombia led by Luz Elena Castro

Colombia has changed and now is the time to discover this best kept secret South America. Discover Colombia takes you on an adventure to Bogota, Zipaquira, Villa de Leyva, Medellin and Cartagena. Wander the colonial streets, view flower bedecked balconies & stunning civic buildings. Explore fortresses, museums, beautiful churches and white sandy beaches. Discover Colombia has something for everyone! Detailed Itinerary

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Morocco for Foodies (11 days)

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Click here for A Different Perspective a Photo Tour to Morocco

Moroccan cuisine is extremely refined, due to Morocco’s exchanges with other cultures over the centuries and includes Berber, Moorish, and Arab influences. This foodie romp will add spice to your travels. In addition to shopping at local markets and cooking classes, you will visit charming villages, historic sites and see colorful local people. Morocco for Foodies gives you many tastes to savor. Detailed Itinerary Call Now 415-331-3791

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Peru Rainforest Photo Adventure w/Jeff Cremer


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Join award-winning National Geographic published travel photographer Jeff Cremer on a Peru photo adventure into its Amazon rainforest. Travel by boat to your lodge in the rainforest reserve. You will learn about the forest, its community as well as photography techniques used to get those exotic shots! Jeff shares his secrets about getting the very best shots. Peru Rainforest Photo Adventure w/Jeff Cremer is a rare chance to explore Jeff’s world through your lense. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 425-331-3791

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Beats in India w/Bob Holman


specialDeparture January 7 – 26, 2017
Join Bob Holman on the road in India to discover the Beat poets’ path to satori, free poetry and life’s brim-fullest meaning. Learn about the Hungryalists, the Beats of India, attend the Baul Fakir, the annual Woodstock for ecstatic street-poets, and find inspiration at scenically gorgeous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage waystations. We will follow the Beats’ search for the meaning of life in an India that will open these same doors of adventure and insights into art and consciousness for you. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 415-331-3791

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North East Tribal Tour (16 days)


specialDeparture October – April
Eastern India remains one of the less frequently visited regions in the world. Its remote tribes and diverse scenery make it India’s last frontier. Visit the Apatani tribe, the men and women who both tattoo their faces. Discover Pasighat and learn about the Adi tribe and the meaning behind their custom of their colorful dress. North East Tribal Tour is that rare gem that you find along the path when you have been searching for that next “undiscovered” place to go! Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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The Colors of Tuscany on Motorcycle

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Departure: May 13 – 26, 2016
Discover Tuscany with its rolling hills filled with olives trees and vineyards on a Harley Davidson motorcycle! Visit Italia’s most famous monuments and lovely cities. This motorcycle guided tour will allow you to visit the historical city of Florence, the medieval hill town of Montepulciano, Sienna and its famous Piazza del Campo, Pisa and its leaning tower and much more! “Ride on” for you motorcycle enthusiasts who have always dreamed about riding the roads through Italy. Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival Samois sur Seine (9 days)


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Hot Jazz the last week of June in France! Django Reinhardt was a pioneering jazz guitarist and composer who invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique called ‘hot’ jazz guitar that has since become traditional music within the Belgian gypsy culture. He co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, described by critic Thom Jurek as “one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz.” This Django Reinhardt Festival is a yearly event attended by Django enthusiasts from all over the world! Detailed Itinerary Call now for all details 415-331-3791

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Discover the Reindeer People (15 days)


(Departures mid-June to mid-September Can Include Naadam)
Mongolia is home to numerous ethnic groups including the Tsaatans or the Reindeer People, who inhabit the remotest but amazing beautiful mountain taigas. The Tsaatan love their nomadic lifestyle of “breeding reindeer and sleeping in huts”. This tour offers an outstanding introduction to this diverse, ancient and extraordinarily beautiful country, visiting areas and sites that many other tours do not visit and a rare chance to visit the Reindeer People. Detailed Itinerary Call now for all details 415-331-3791

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Eastern Bhutan Textile Tour (16 days)


special Departure March – October
Bhutan’s weaving of beautiful textiles is one o its most important forms of art. Knowledge and skills have been passed down generations to generations. On this journey, you have the rare opportunity to compare different aspects of Bhutanese textiles including the process of dying and weaving. Try your hand at weaving. Eastern Bhutan Textile Tour is for you adventurers who want to participate in Bhutan on a people to people level. Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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Tribal Gujarat w/Rann Utsav


special Departure December Annually
The Rann Utsav is called “heaven on earth” because the full moon casts its light over the desert creating a white milky color over all the desert landscape enhancing a “heavenly feeling”. Add visits to the numerous indigenous tribes throughout Gujarat and you have a tribal adventure. Learn about Gujarat villages and their arts and crafts which provide a major source of income for the Rabaris, Mirs, Bharvads and the Dagasias tribes. Tribal Gujarat w/Rann Ustav will take you out of this world! Detailed Itinerary Call Now 415-331-3791

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Himalayan Three Jewels – Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Sikkim

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Journey to India’s Eastern Himalayan foothills and explore where some of the world’s finest tea is grown. In Darjeeling visit a tea factory to learn how the tea leaves are processed. Explore the surrounding area on the Toy Train. Journey onward to Kalimpong and hike nature trails in Neora National Park. Explore Sikkim, known for its outstanding vistas of Kanchenjunga and Buddhist monasteries. Visit Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary and see migratory birds making their way from Siberia to India for winter. Detailed Itinerary Call now for all details 415-331-3791

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