curious tourist oxcart



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

India Photo Safari w/William Yu

Unidentified Hindu pilgrims take bath and pray in the holy Ganges river

specialNovember 10 -21, 2015
This exciting photo safari with William Yu is a photography feast of unique cultural events/festivities and places in India. We travel to Varanasi, “the “Oldest Living City in the World” to photograph the largest festival in India – Diwali. Onward to photograph ancient forts/castles, the Taj Mahal, local markets, bazaars and factories in Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa; ride elephants. Lastly, we photograph the Pushkar camel fair. India Photo safari w/William Yu is a once in a lifetime photographic and travel experience! Detailed Itinerary Call Now 415-331-3791

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Peru Rainforest Photo Adventure w/Jeff Cremer


specialDepartures: October 1 – 7 & October. 12 – 18
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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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
Call Now to Book 415 3313791

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Discover the Art of San Miguel de Allende w/Workshop


specialDeparture: October 11 – 22, 2015
San Miguel de Allende has attracted painters, sculptors and print makers since the 1950s, when Diego Rivera worked there. Visit local artisans and expatriates and hear their insights and secrets into how they create their paintings and sculptures. Enjoy a 3 day workshop of drawing or painting San Miguel with artist and guide, Hope Palmer. Discover the Art of San Miguel de Allende w/Workshop is your art dream come true! Detailed Itinerary Call Now to Book 415-331-3791

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Beats in India w/Bob Holman


specialDeparture January 7 – 26, 2016
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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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 March 2, 2015 and 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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