Expeditions You Might Like
Go off the beaten path along the ancient Silk Road through Central Asia, an enigmatic region of rugged mountains and rural backwaters that sits at the very crossroads of civilization. It was here were Marco Polo garnered exotic tales of despotic khans and desert kingdoms, and its former eminence is on display in age-old bazaars and some of the finest Islamic architecture to survive the Middle Ages. Lost for a time behind Soviet rule, today the ‘Stans and their neighboring countries remain as evocative as ever.
The Philippines archipelago of over 7,000 islands boast many natural wonders—soaring volcanoes and rugged mountains, draped in luxuriant foliage, colorful coral reefs, extensive limestone caves, and idyllic beaches. This itinerary offers a captivating mix of eastern and western cultures, exceptional snorkeling and diving, and lush, tropical forests filled with a variety of endemic flora and fauna. Explore mangrove forests and scenic coastlines on numerous Zodiac excursions, while nature hikes reveal the amazing biodiversity of these isolated islands.
Our newest expedition to India encompasses four magnificent national parks, three exquisite World Heritage Sites, and one of the most fascinating cities on earth. Discover the splendors of exuberant Mumbai, from its myriad neighborhoods and colonial architecture to the Hindu cave temples of Elephanta Island. Wander in awe among the grottoes and caverns of Ajanta and Ellora, enormous rock-cut monastery and temple complexes, decorated with intricate paintings, reliefs, and sculptures—and lost in time for nearly a millennia.