Discover the mysterious Inca Empire, as you travel through time to the spectacular Machu Picchu, suspended in the sky. Experience the colorful traditions of this Andean region, the untouched nature, ancient cultures, culinary delicacies and the rich in cultural history of Cuzco, the Inca Empire. Sail upon the expansive Lake Titicaca, the legendary birthplace of the Incas, and known for its traditional reeds craftsmen and take in the Amazon Rainforest, home to some of the most varied wildlife in the world.
Sail among the thousands of limestone islands of Ha Long Bay and across the Perfume River, stroll by peaceful pagodas and Buddhist monasteries, watch colorful floating markets of the Mekong River Delta and enjoy a private cooking class. Discover the many aspects of the French colonial Hanoi and the vibrant city of Saigon. Optional Angkor Wat Tour, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, what today is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was the capital of the ancient Khmer Kingdom built around a Hindu temple to Vishnu. This long lost city, which for centuries existed only as a myth, was discovered in 1861 by a French naturalist, Henri Mouhot. Its enormous temples, towering spires, giant carved faces and ornate bas reliefs, swallowed by the jungle and then rescued, are an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. The "City of Kings", with some of the largest religious monuments ever constructed, is a mystic and magical place which carries a spiritual significance for many, and once in a lifetime travel experience for others. This tour can be combined with the Impressions of Vietnam tour
Visit the Nation's Capital and see the Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, tour the colonial Old Town Alexandria, take a cruise on the Potomac River, enjoy a show at the Kennedy Center, visit the Newseum, the Library of Congress and the US Capitol, then indulge in designer shopping and fine international dining.
Dubai, is a vision of the future. Wrapped in starkly evocative desert splendor, the city is a mecca of culture, finance, and innovation. Beautifully designed architectural wonders house an exciting influx of cultural institutions, galleries, and shopping complexes, glittering cityscapes dazzle visitors and sci-fi concepts such as flying taxis or a lightning-fast hyperloop train
Witness Africa's legendary "Circle of Life" on daily safaris following the giant herds of elephant, zebra, antelope or wildebeest across the Serengeti Park with the backdrop of snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, as lions and cheetahs lounge in the shade.
Embark on the voyage of a lifetime as you tour the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, the Pyramids of Giza and camel trek past the mystical Sphinx. Visit the legendary Alexandria and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, then board a luxury Nile ship and sail to the temples of Karnak and Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel. Study the mysterious realm of the pharaohs and their hieroglyphics, as you visit their colossal monuments and elaborate tombs
Experience the true Old World charm and heart-warming Christmas traditions, as you explore the Advent markets held in towns and villages throughout Germany. Visit the medieval Munich, historic Nuremburg and dreamy Rothenburg as you enjoy the romance of train travel, history, food, music and fairytale snowy landscapes.
Jordan’s Petra, what today is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was the capital of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom. This long lost city, carved intricately into rose-red sandstone rocks, is a mystic and magical place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Our exploration of Jordan will also include a stay on the dramatic shores of the Dead Sea, touring the cinnamon color dessert landscapes of Wadi Rum and some of Jordan's most famous biblical sites: Madaba, Mount Nebo, Saint George Church and Baptismal sites, and Al Karak.
The enchanted Galápagos Islands, with their volcanic, otherworldly landscapes, are a magnet for wildlife lovers. Until their discovery in 1535, the islands were completely isolated from the mainland, so the species living here developed to adopt to this unique environment, and are different from anywhere else in the world. Until recently, these animals had no exposure to people and never learned to fear them, so they are extremely tame around humans. The islands’ moon like landscapes of mist-covered volcanic peaks, red sand beaches, and strange forests of prickly pear cactus are full of prehistoric looking iguanas, giant tortoises, doe-eyed sea lions playing with you while you snorkel, vividly pink flamingoes, blue-footed boobies performing their "sky pointing" dance, and hunting penguins swimming around your legs.
Fall under the spell of the charismatic Costa Rica. This friendly country enchants with its pristine beauty and amazing culture, and the Nature’s Paradise tour will offer a chance for an unhurried exploration of its tropical beaches, orchid-festooned rainforests and mystical cloud forests, its hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes and the heart-stopping tropical jungles teeming with wildlife.
Enjoy the cosmopolitan Cape Town, with rugged beaches, Table Mountain, African penguins, Cape of Good Hope, and wine touring. Then spend time at a luxury private game reserve in the Sabi Sand area of the Kruger National Park on a world-class safari and track the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino). This tour is guaranteed to become a highlight of your life.
This tour may be combined with the Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Chobe National Park (Botswana) tour