Upcoming group tours
INDIA: CAVE TEMPLES AND FALLEN EMPIRES
Scholar-led deep dive into the heartland of India to unravel mysteries of millennia-old cave temples and spectacular ruins of fallen empires. Seven UNESCO sites; Ajanta, Ellora, Hampi, Art Deco in Mumbai, and more. Wrap-up in laid-back coastal Goa. Indo-philes, rejoice!
JAPAN CULTURE AND TEXTILES
Japan's singular culture, ancient dyeing techniques, and vibrant arts, crafts, and textile traditions. Packed with hands-on workshops in dyeing, weaving, pottery, chopstick-making and more. Optional activities for non-textile travellers. Japan, with twice the charm during cherry blossom season! SOLD OUT
March 21-April 6, 2023
Arts, crafts, textiles, and architecture of the Silk Route's ancient hub. Triple hit of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva plus Fergana Valley and Savitsky Collection in Nukus. Unspoilt, nomadic Kyrgyzstan. A leisurely, in depth exploration of two disparate regions. SOLD OUT
Sept 26 - Oct 10, 2022
Explore the essence of Indian architecture and craftsmanship in a 5,000-year old culture. A double hit of unparalleled handmade textiles AND stepwells: a water-harvesting marvel unique to Gujarat-Rajasthan. Extend your trip in off-beaten path Rajasthan. SOLD OUT
MEXICO CHIAPAS - TEXTILES, CRAFTS, FESTIVALS
Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2022
A cornucopia awaits in the Maya heartland of Chiapas. Explore the work of Mayan weavers and craftspeople, among the world's best. Archeological treasures of Palanque and Toninà, and spectacular landscapes on a scholar-led journey. SOLD OUT
Optional: Atlas Mtns Hiking/Essaouira
April 25-May 8, 2023
Journey deep into a magical country of shifting sands, centuries of history, and a passionate craftspeople. You won't want to miss this one. Finish with hiking the spectacular Atlas range, home to the Amazigh (Berber) people or chill in laid back Essaouira. SOLD OUT
Guided exploration of hidden enclaves of South India's fabled temples and culture. Astonishing heritage of Chettinad. Genteel tea plantation living. Dutch and French colonial outposts. This tour spans a wide range of history, tradition, and culture. OPEN JAN 2023
PUNJAB AND KASHMIR - SIKH TEMPLES, MOUNTAINS, TEXTILES. April 2024
Sikhism's holiest temples with Kashmir's exquisite natural beauty and textiles. An unusual exploration of two defining regions of India. Note: If Kashmir is inaccessible for political reasons, Ladakh and Leh will be substituted. OPEN MARCH 2023
Group tour not your thing?
Make your wishlist. Go wild. Then write us with your ideas and we'll piece it all together. Solo, family reunions, special interests, milestone birthdays . . . your way, where, and when you want.