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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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July Specials:

NEW Ladies Sri Lanka

NEW French Drawing Watercolor w/Sue Averell

Only a few spaces left: Laos Vat Phou Festival Photo Tour w/Roger Nelson

*Extend your visit in Indochina after Laos: Vietnam Photo Tour w/Son Nguyen


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


specialDeparture August 13 – 22, 2014
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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Mandela’s Journey (9 days)


special This well crafted time machine package takes you back through a historical journey into one of the world’s greatest African leaders. Seen by millions as a man of integrity, wisdom and compassion, Nelson Mandela was a legend in his own time both in his home country of South Africa and the world at large. Learn about South African History & Culture while enjoying Nature and Wildlife viewing. Mandela’s Journey is a chance to understand his struggle to help mankind. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW to BOOK 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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Textiles of North India

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specialDiscover the vibrant and diverse world of costumes and traditions of North India learning about its textiles and symbolic designs. Now’s your chance to learn about their origin which can be traced as far back as the Indus valley civilization when homespun cotton was used for weaving their garments. See how gold and silver threads are used to make brocade in Varanasi. Textiles of North India is the fabric of Indian life. Detailed tinerary BOOK NOW 415-331-3791

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Tribal Myanmar Photo Tour W/ Win Kyaw Zan


specialDeparture October 3 – 14, 2014 This small group cultural photo tour is escorted by Win Kyaw Zan, personal photo guide for Art Wolfe and Nevada Weir.
Tribal Myanmar remains exotic and mysterious and to visit its remote regions you need a knowledgeable guide. Add a guide who knows the tribal culture in depth, travel and photography and you have a one of a kind tour. Meet the tattooed women of Chin. Visit the Eng tribe known as the black teethed people. Tribal Myanmar Photo Tour gives you the rare chance to interact with remote villagers. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 415-331-3791 Space is limited

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Nepal Cultural Photo Tour w/ Mani Lama


specialDeparture October 8 -22, 2014
Mani Lama shares his expertise on both Nepal’s diverse culture and photography on this escorted tour to Nepal. Even if you have visited before, these activities have been handcrafted so you become a part of Nepal. Nepal Cultural Photo Tour w/ Mani Lama is your chance to see Nepal through the eyes of a man who has dedicated his life to understanding this small Himalayan land. Detailed Itinerary Space is Limited CALL NOW 415-331-3791

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Tribal Tour Kenya

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With over 42 tribes, Kenya is truly a country with diverse people and culture. The most popular and dominant being the nomadic people. On this tour you visit The Maasai, a fierce pastoralists tribe that once dominated Kenya. Learn about the Samburu, cousins of the Maasai. Discover the Rendile and the Pokot tribes. Tribal Tour Kenya is a unique journey in discovering the faces of this Africa region. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 415-331-3791

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Historical Chile & Easter Island Extension

Moai at Ahu Akivi by Susan Sternau

specialWe Do More Than Asia (Departure September 16 – 25, 2014)
Exquisite Santiago, with its neoclassical architecture, colonial style winding side streets and panoramic views of the Andes, boasts both geographical beauty and a fascinating history. Discover Vina Del Mar and Isla Negro. Extend your stay to the mystical Easter Island. Historical Chile & Easter Island Extension is a sojourn for those of you travelers who wish to learn more about those precious places closer to home. Detailed Itinerary Call Now 415-331-3791

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Overland Thailand to Myanmar

Buddha Phitsanuloke

specialDeparture through October 31,2014
This remarkable one of a kind tour is designed for you to see as much of rural Indochina as possible by traveling overland from Thailand to Myanmar. Each place you visit on this journey is a highlight not to be missed. Experience the border between Thailand and Myanmar, a destination not found on other itineraries. Discover off the beaten path places such as Hpa-An and Mudon.Overland Thailand to Myanmar is your own personal adventure! Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 415-331-3791

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Hornbill Festival

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specialCelebrated from 1st till 7th of December every year in the village of Kisama, Hornbill Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza celebrated by the tribal people in the state of Nagaland. Its goal is to sustain, revive, and protect the richness of the Naga culture and heritage. This tour is your rare chance to be a part of this enchanting land, its people and culture. Hornbill Festival Nagaland is a giant color-splashed hodgepodge of dances, folk songs and religious ceremonies of all Naga tribes. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW 415-331-3791

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Plein Air Art Tour with Becky Joy

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specialWe Do More Than Asia (Departure July 12-19, 2014 & July 3- July 10, 2015
Experience Normandy on this art extravaganza while staying at centrally located Chateaus in Normandy with Plein Air Artist, Becky Joy. Learn to paint plein air style with her while exploring unique settings along waterfront towns, villages and Giverny. See where the impressionists took their inspiration and visit local artisans. Plein Air Art Workshop with Becky Joy is your rare opportunity to get to know Normandy through an artists eye. Detailed Itinerary CALL NOW to BOOK 415-331-3791

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Kenya Birding Safari (14 days)


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Africa is known for its Big Five Game viewing but low and behold where there’s wildlife there is also a wide variety of birds! A photographers paradise, you visit Nairobi National Park’s bird sanctuary and count how many of the 400 bird species you see. Take a boat ride at Lake Naivasha and visit the Kakamega forest, the only true rain forest remaining in Kenya, rich in bird species nowhere else to be seen in Kenya.Kenya Birding Safari is for you travelers who want to experience all there is to absorb in the Kenya Wilds. Detailed Itinerary Call Now 415-331-3791

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Delightful Tuscany


specialWe Do More Than Asia (February – December)
Delightful Tuscany is a private journey through Tuscany that takes you to small, easily missed villages in the Chianti and Tuscan countryside. You home base at a quaint bed & breakfast near Panzano and are driven on day trips learning about the area’s history, eat the best gelato you’ll ever have in Castellina, see how olive oil is pressed and cheese is made. Delightful Tuscany is your chance to meet locals as they share secrets about food and life. Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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