Expeditions You Might Like
For those seeking an authentic immersion into the art, poetry, architecture, and history of Iran, we offer our Iran: Wonders of Persia expedition. Guided by Middle East expert Gary Wintz, this Iran expedition offers an in-depth view of the turbulent and colorful history of Iran. Formerly Persia, the country’s magnificent ruins and ancient cities, architecturally astounding mosques and citadels, and savory cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. We also include a Tehran tour, visiting the Sa’ad Abad Palace-complex and the National Museum of Archaeology.
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.
Join wildlife expert Mark Brazil on this Western India expedition to discover the treasures of this intriguing region. Prolific wildlife is revealed as you visit several national parks and reserves—including a Gir National Park tour and visits to Velavadar and Little Rann of Kutch. Through a variety of landscapes, from wetlands to desert, we seek unique species such as Asiatic lions, Indian wolves, and the elusive khur, a rare wild ass.