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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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October Specials:
NEW North East Tribal Tour
NEW Discover Wellness Tour Bali

VISIT BHUTAN: Watch Our New Bhutan Video

Varanasi Photo Adventure w/Bryan F. Peterson


specialDeparture February 25 – March 3, 2015 Space is Limited
Varanasi or Benares has been a holy hub since ancient times. People are born here and people come to die. Sadhus study yoga in the most advanced stages. Add international travel photographer and author of 9 bestselling photography books, Bryan F. Peterson to this remarkable place and you have a photo tour experience unlike no other! This is your unique chance to experience a place which stands still in modern day. Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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Myanmar Monsoon Photo Tour w/ Win Kyaw Zan (10 Days)


specialDeparture August
Nature is mesmerizing during the August monsoon in Myanmar! The photography is amazing with rain, umbrellas, colorful clouds, sky, trees, clear air, farmers working in the fields, busy rivers and amazing reflections of life everywhere. Win Kyaw Zan takes you on a photo adventure unlike any other. Myanmar Monsoon Photo tour w/Win Kyaw Zan is for those of you who want pictures of an unforgettable experience. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 415-331-3791

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Ladies Sri Lanka


special Departure December 20, 2014 (Feb, March, Oct 2015)
For all you ladies who want a getaway of culture, scenic beauty and relaxation the island of Sri Lanka has it all. Visit Colombo and Leslie’s house, the former home of Arthur C. Clarke. Explore the ancient towns of Anaradapura and Polonnaruwa to see ruins of former palaces and temples. Learn about its rich Buddhist history and dagobas which dot the countryside. Ladies Sri Lanka is an exotic women’s adventure! Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW to BOOK 415-331-3791

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Discover Wellness in Bali (13 days)


specialDeparture April 15, May 13, Oct 14, Nov 11
This tour combines “authenticity” with “well-being” on the island of Bali. A real makeover and “youth therapy” awaits you to relax and most importantly to pamper yourself. This program includes local handicraft workshops, traditional massages, Balinese flora discovery, and journeys into Mother Nature, yoga, meditation, and support to local projects. Discover Wellness in Bali is your magical getaway to rejuvenate and help you rediscover your inner peace.Detailed Itinerary
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Cambodia & Private Andaman Sea Yachting

Phuket Islands

specialDeparture November – February
Join culture with outdoor adventure and you get a wonderful experience in Cambodia, South Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Visit Cambodia’s great temple city, Angkor Wat. Relax on pristine white sand beaches in Phuket before yachting for three days in the Andaman Sea on your private catamaran. Cambodia & Private Andaman Sea Yachting combines the exotic with the great outdoors.Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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India with Paul Saltzman (17 days)


Departure October 18 – November 3, 2015
This tour is escorted throughout by two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television producer-director, Paul Saltzman. The two documentary feature films, Prom Night in Mississippi, and The Last White Knight, each featuring Morgan Freeman, are Paul’s most recent movies. Early in 1968 he learned meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India. While there, Paul spent time with and photographed the Beatles. India with Paul Saltzman is a rare opportunity to meet music masters and discover cultural arts not offered in other ordinary tours.Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791 Space is Limited

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French Countryside Drawing & Watercolor Workshop w/ Sue Averell


specialDeparture July 11-18, 2015
Discover the French countryside around Normandy on this artisan adventure while staying at centrally located Chateaus. Join Internationally acclaimed artist, Sue Averell, as she shows you how to see your subject through color and line. Explore unique settings along waterfront towns, villages and Giverny. See where the impressionists took their inspiration and visit local artisans. French Countryside Drawing & Watercolor Workshop w/ Sue Averell helps you understand France through an artist’s eye. Detailed itinerary Call Now to Book 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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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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