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.
Travel with Zegrahm’s Japan experts, Mark Brazil and Chieko Sakihana, on a brand-new overland adventure that ventures far off the typical tourist path to delve deep into Japan’s unique culture and history. You’ll spend most of this 18-day adventure on the western coast of Honshu Island visiting everything from museums and food shops to local’s homes and traditional businesses to get a true taste of Japanese culture. And, because of Mark and Chieko’s deep-rooted connections in Japan, many of the places you’ll visit are not normally open to the public.
Bhutan adventure travel is the experience of a lifetime. In a country where they’ve adopted the concept of Gross National Happiness and where snowcapped peaks are set off by ornate temples and colorful houses, we journey where few travelers have gone before. Your Himalayas expedition includes nature hikes, interactions with local people, and wildlife viewing—glimpse the Himalayan black bear and the black-necked cranes from Tibet. This is a pilgrimage back in time to places where determined people live close to the heavens and keep their traditions alive.