Best of Indonesia: Davao to Bali
This expedition has no scheduled departures at this time.
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.
With a six-day cruise on the legendary Mekong River as its centerpiece, this new journey to Laos and Thailand is a revelation of ancient cultures, time-honored traditions, and exquisite natural wonderlands. Experience a traditional blessing ceremony and the pre-dawn alms-giving to hundreds of monks in beautiful Luang Prabang, a World Heritage Site city. Cruise the Mekong through lush scenery, past rice paddies and tiny villages, stopping to explore unusual geological formations sheltering prehistoric paintings and ancient Buddhist temples rarely visited by outsiders.
Lands of ethereal natural beauty and cultural splendors that reach back through the centuries, Nepal and Tibet offer an incomparable journey that speaks to the heart, mind, and spirit of every adventurer. During this new 18-day expedition, wander the labyrinthine lanes of magical Kathmandu and sky-high Lhasa, “place of the gods,” and soar over emerald landscapes ringed with the dazzling peaks of the Himalayas. Spend three days in Bardia National Park, home to rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, and nearly 400 species of birds, and experience these diverse habitats from atop an elephant.