La Paz Bolivia

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Cultural trips allow visitors to get under the skin of a country, meet local people and learn about the fascinating history and way of life of the destinations that they are visiting. Our team has all spent large amounts of time living and working in the destinations they specialise in, meaning they have a deep knowledge of each country and can get you off the tourist trail to some truly fascinating parts.

Africa isn’t somewhere that springs to mind as a destination for cultural trips, with it being more renowned for its wildlife, landscapes and beaches. However, take a step back from the mainstream and you will find some fascinating destinations with a rich cultural history. Ethiopia is undoubtedly the best destination for culture vultures, with tours around the historic north taking in rock-hewn churches, remote monasteries and the chance to learn about ancient Kings. The south of the country is renowned for its huge number of tribes who can be visited in the company of superb guides. The coastlines of Kenya and Tanzania are rich in history whilst the very heart of Zimbabwe is home to an ancient walled city from which the country takes its name. Visitors to South Africa can learn more about the country’s varied and often controversial history in the cosmopolitan cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg.

South and Central America are cultural treasure troves, boasting a huge variety of traditions, history, and vibrant communities. The most iconic cultural destination is of course Peru, where Machu Picchu reveals the secrets of the ancient Inca civilization. Mexico's Mayan ruins, such as Chichen Itza and Palenque, offer fascinating insights into an advanced ancient culture. In Ecuador, the Otavalo Market immerses you in indigenous Andean traditions and crafts. Brazil's Rio de Janeiro pulses with samba rhythms, while the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue watches over the city. For a taste of colonial heritage, explore the historic districts of Cartagena, Colombia, or Montevideo, Uruguay. Immerse yourself in vibrant festivals like Carnival in Brazil or Dia de los Muertos in Mexico to witness the liveliness of South and Central American cultures. These destinations offer an enriching blend of history, traditions, and celebrations.

Of course, India is a haven for those looking to learn about the rich culture of one of the world’s great travel destinations, whilst Sri Lanka offers a more low key and relaxed destination to tour with a guide and learn more about this fascinating island.

Wherever you are looking to head in the world, our team have the knowledge and connections to create wonderful cultural trips for you and will be able pair you up with the very best guides to ensure that you have the optimum cultural experience.

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