Cultural Immersion
Tours & Travel

culture tours
culture tours
Travel is about meeting the local people and experiencing different ways of life. These selected cultural tours are great opportunities to immerse in the local communities, to learn and create relationships with the people. Cross-cultural connections are about genuine and personal interactions, and the guides are passionate about their homes and take pride in introducing our guests to their culture, cuisine and way of life. Explore the markets, smell the cuisine in your host family's kitchen, or visit a local classroom. We can customize a trip based on your interests and preferences. Homestays are available in many destinations.
Uros Island - Floating island at the Titicaca
Panoramic Peru
Tour the best Peru has to offer on this 16 day holiday traveling along the desert coast, up to the altiplano and down to jungle clad ruins. From your first sip of a Pisco Sour to your last cup of corn chicha, you're sure to be charmed by the smiles, …
  • 16 Days
  • $4,975 USD
Passions:
Homestay, Archaeology Sites
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Ruins, Puno, Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, …
Level:
Relaxed
Amantani Island host family
Lake Titicaca with Homestay
Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. Travelers enjoy interacting with the local community whose roots date back to …
Passions:
Homestay
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Puno, Amantani Island, Uros Islands
Level:
Relaxed
Making tortillas. The Living Maya Experience.
Living Maya Experience
Enjoy the Lodge at Big Falls on this authentic Belize adventure tour combined with culinary experiences. Explore the jungle in beautiful Rio Grande National Park and become acquainted with Maya culture through crafts, music, and visits to nearby …
  • 6 Days
  • $1,695 USD
Passions:
Zip Line, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking, Cooking Class
Places:
Central America, Belize, Belize City, Punta Gorda, The Lodge at Big Falls, Lubaantun, Rio Blanco National Park
Level:
Relaxed
Local woman at Lake Titicaca
Incan Odyssey
Explore the best of the Inca culture on this main highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia. Wander through Cusco markets, explore the Sacred Valley, and take part in a Machu Picchu tour before continuing on to Lake Titicaca for a taste of Bolivia travel. This …
  • 14 Days
  • $3,675 USD
Places:
South America, Peru, Bolivia, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu Ruins, Puno, La Paz, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Uros Islands, …
Level:
Relaxed
The locals at the Huaorani Community
Huaorani Lodge
Visit Huaorani Lodge and the Huaorani people on this 7-day Amazon lodge tour. The Huaorani have remained isolated in the midst of the Ecuadorian Amazon for centuries until recently. Explore the flora and fauna of the region while you interact with the …
  • 7 Days
  • $1,775 USD
Passions:
Homestay, Fishing, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Amazon, Quito, Huaorani Lodge, Nenkepare Community Campsite
Level:
Relaxed
Making tortillas
Oaxaca Traditions
Oaxaca’s location in the mountains of southwest Mexico has contributed to its rich culture being relatively protected by outside influences. Ancient native languages are spoken in villages, and the artisan folk arts, particularly weaving and …
  • 7 Days
  • $1,695 USD
Passions:
Cooking Class
Places:
North America, Mexico, Oaxaca, Monte Alban, San Jeronimo Tlacohahuaya, Teotitlan del Valle, Mitla, Santa Maria del Tule, Hierve el Agua, Santo Tom├ís Jalieza, …
Level:
Relaxed
A statue of a Sandinista fighter in Leon City, Nicaragua
Revolutionary Nicaragua
Meet Nicaragua, both its unstable past and steadfast present. Beautiful both in landscape and culture, vibrant and welcoming to visitors, Nicaragua invites you on an 8-day journey through its recent revolutionary history. Walk through colonial cities, …
  • 8 Days
  • $2,195 USD
Places:
Central America, Nicaragua, Granada, Leon City, Managua, Masaya, Matagalpa
Level:
Relaxed
Our little ambassador- I called him the Pied Piper
Spirit of Panama
Experience the spirit of Panama in this fantastic 7-day tour blending cultural highlights and natural wonders. Venture deep into the rainforest to spend an afternoon with the indigenous community, Embera, in Chagres National Park. Visit the charming …
  • 7 Days
  • $1,650 USD
Passions:
Zip Line, Wildlife Viewing, Snorkeling, Fishing
Places:
Central America, Panama, Panama City, El Valle de Anton, San Blas Islands
Level:
Relaxed
A young couple dances a traditional tango in the streets of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Tango Festival
Every year Buenos Aires hosts the Tango Festival & World Championship, where the best dancers perform in the categories of salon and stage tango. A wide variety of activities take place during the Tango Festival & World Championship, such as: …
Passions:
Urban Exploration, Festivals
Places:
South America, Argentina, Buenos Aires
Level:
Relaxed
A local artisan in Chiapas
Chiapas Maya Heartland
Chiapas is a central region of the Mundo Maya (Maya World) with traditions and beliefs resembling that of the Maya of earlier centuries. Boasting a diverse landscape with tropical rainforest and highlands, wildlife viewing and birdwatching …
  • 7 Days
  • $1,825 USD
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing
Places:
North America, Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, Villahermosa, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Zinacantan, San Juan Chamula, Chiapa de Corzo, Amatenango del Valle, …
Level:
Relaxed
School children
Cachiccata Group Service Project with Machu Picchu
Group service project in the Cachiccata community combined with visit of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, planting native trees, and …
  • 10 Days
  • $2,425 USD
Passions:
Homestay, Volunteering
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Ruins, Cachiccata Community Campsite, El MaPi Inn
Level:
Relaxed
Experience the colorful Kite Festival on your Guatemala Tour
Dia de Los Muertos Kite Festival
Experience El Dia de los Muertos in the village of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Witness the festivities as giant brightly-colored kites are launched into the air. Your guide teaches you about the history of the Maya culture and how they honor their …
  • 7 Days
  • $1,575 USD
Passions:
Festivals
Places:
Central America, Guatemala, Guatemala City, Antigua, Santiago de Atitlan, Chichicastenango, Panajachel, Comalapa, San Juan la Laguna, Sacatepequez, …
Level:
Relaxed
Ship graveyard in Stanley, Falkland Islands
Falkland Island Life
Explore the history, way of life, and wildlife of the Falklands on this week-long tour. Visit historic battlefields, museums, and remnants of the gaucho culture of the 1800s. Spend an afternoon visiting one of the largest working sheep farms in the …
  • 8 Days
  • $3,380 USD
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing
Places:
South America, Falkland Islands, Stanley, Darwin, Sea Lion Island, Mount Pleasant Airport, Port Howard
Level:
Relaxed
Guyana's Savannas
Guyana, the "land of many waters" is a wonderful destination for travelers looking for pristine rainforest and abundant wildlife. Our 10 day trip focuses on the "wild" interior in the Amazon watershed where remote, comfortable lodges are the base for …
  • 10 Days
  • $4,250 USD
Passions:
Wildlife Viewing, Fishing
Places:
South America, Amazon, Guyana, Georgetown, Karanambu Ranch, Rock View Lodge, Iwokrama Forest
Level:
Relaxed
Folk dancers in the Oruro Festival
Bolivia Backroads and Oruro Festival
Enjoy this new combination trip between our classic Bolivia Backroads and the new Oruro Festival trips.This is a great opportunity to see the traditional cultures of Bolivia with the Oruro Festival and the Tarabuco Market. Spend two nights in Oruro …
  • 13 Days
  • $5,295 USD
Passions:
Festivals
Places:
South America, Bolivia, La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, Salar De Uyuni, Tarabuco, Oruro, Hacienda Candelaria
Level:
Relaxed
Colorful handmade carpet in for the Guatemal Easter Festivals
Guatemala Easter Festival
The Easter Festival is just the beginning of this Guatemala travel adventure. Arrive in Antigua in the middle of the festival, when the streets come alive in celebration of this Holy Week. This itinerary is designed to coincide with the Easter …
  • 9 Days
  • $1,725 USD
Passions:
Festivals, Urban Exploration
Places:
Central America, Guatemala, Guatemala City, Antigua, Santiago de Atitlan, Chichicastenango
Level:
Relaxed
Peru
Candelaria Festival in Puno with Homestay
Visit Puno during the Candelaria Festival in February that honors the patron saint, the Virgin of Candelaria. Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and the world's highest navigable and South …
  • 5 Days
  • $1,225 USD
Passions:
Homestay, Festivals
Places:
South America, Peru, Lima, Puno, Amantani Island
Level:
Relaxed
I'm a Sucker for Cute Lambs!  High Plateau, Arequipa
Arequipa & Colca Canyon with Homestay
A version of our 4 day/3 night Arequipa and Colca Canyon extension including a one night homestay with a local family in the village of Sibayo. This is a unique opportunity for travelers wanting to experience the daily and communal life of a rural …
Passions:
Homestay
Places:
South America, Peru, Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Level:
Relaxed