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Culture is like a fingerprint of society - each one is unique and identifies who a society is. And our hand-crafted culture tours highlight some of the world's many fascinating cultures. Dive back into history as you explore Europe; get to know the ways of life in the remote villages of Africa or in Africa's bustling modern cities. Witness the ancient ruins of Asia and how much of their modern cultures are a reflection of their storied past. You can even head into the middle of the Pacific blue to get to know the customs and traditions of Polynesia and other tiny and isolated island nations. Each tour shows off the rituals, cuisine, music, customs, and traditions of the culture, with opportunities to spend time with locals who will give you a first-hand account of their lifestyle. Let us know when you're ready to plan!

Top 10 Cultural Tours for 2021-2022

Best Cultural Tours of Asia

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Laos in Motion$18809Jun 12, 2021This 9-day active tour of Laos explores Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane as you hike, kayak, and cycle your way through the ancient ruins and …
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Siem Reap Highlights$4494Jun 12, 2021Explore the temples of Siem Reap on this 4-day extension tour of Cambodia, from the boutique Natura Resort. Visit the Roluos Group temples, along …
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Myanmar Multisport$225111Jun 20, 2021This 11-day adventure tour of Myanmar visits Yangon, Bagan, and spends two full days trekking in the Shan State region. From cultural encounters & …
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Legendary Yunnan$297210Jun 12, 2021Enjoy the most of Southern China from its ancient culture to its breathtaking mountain scenary. Our Yunnan Tour is a great option for those looking …
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Mekong Discovery - Downriver$41254Jun 15, 2021Embark the luxurious Aqua Mekong in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia on this 4-day discovery cruise along the Mekong River all the way to Ho Chi Minh City, …
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Harbin Ice Festival$12563Dec 25, 2021During January and February extend your China tour to include 3 days at the Harbin Ice Festival. View ice sculptures, enjoy local festivities, and …
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Dragon Boat Festival$13754Jun 13, 2021Add time to a China trip in July to come witness the Miao dragon boat festival along the Qingshuijiang River in the Guizhou Province. Learn about the …
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Chinese New Year Festival$24846Jan 29, 2022Spend five full days experiencing the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival like the locals do in the Sichuan Province. Enjoy time with a local family …
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The Best of Japan - Maizuru to Osaka$89309Jun 20, 2021From Maizuru to Osaka aboard Le Laperouse, this exceptional 9-day Japan cruise invites you to discover the Land of the Rising Sun, where the history …
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Vietnam and Cambodia: Along the Mekong River, including Angkor and Saigon$1222012Feb 1, 2022Explore Vietnam & Cambodia along the Mekong River on this 12-day cruise aboard the luxurious small ship Jahan. As you cruise from Siem Reap, Cambodia …
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Best Cultural Tours of Africa

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Zimbabwe Explorer$580710Jun 12, 2021Explore two of the most popular National Parks in Zimbabwe on this 10-day safari adventure tour. Visit Mana Pools & Hwange National Parks and witness …
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Tanzania Wildlife & Culture$706313Jun 12, 2021This two-week Tanzania safari gives you opportunities to explore Mount Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengenti, and …
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth with Extended Stay at The Cape of Good Hope$1028713Jun 13, 2021From Johannesburg to Zambia along the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers, this 13-day itinerary provides an intimate look at the nature of South Africa from …
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Egypt in Depth$759514Aug 11, 2021Going with the flow on this luxury 14-day cruise of the Nile River, follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely …
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth$73159Jun 17, 2021Board the African Dream for a 9-day cruise along the Chobe and Zambezi rivers, from Johannesburg to Zambia. This itinerary offers an intimate look at …
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Southern Africa: Travel to the Ends of the Earth$73159Sep 4, 2021From Johannesburg, South Africa, enjoy this 9-day exploration cruise of Southern Africa aboard the luxurious Zimbabwean Dream. Get an up-close …
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Treasures of Egypt$699511Aug 17, 2021During this 11-day cruise on the Sanctuary Sun Boat III of the majestic Nile River, the explorer in you will rejoice over what is arguably the …
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Hidden Zimbabwe$51978Jun 12, 2021Tour seldom-visited regions in Zimbabwe on this 8-day safari tour. Stay in Matobo Hills, a World Heritage Site where rhino tracking is possible and …
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Namibia Under Canvas$528110Jun 17, 2021The 10-day Namibia Under Canvas safari tour allows travelers to experience the wonders of Namibia in a very personal way - climbing the dunes of …
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Ethiopian Christmas Festival$394610Jan 1, 2022Tour the popular Historic Route in Ethiopia in January and spend an extra day in Lalibela to take part in the Christmas Festival here. Visit Gondar, …
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Best Cultural Tours of Europe

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Andalusia: Tradition, Gastronomy, and Flamenco$19098Oct 21, 2021This 8-day Spanish cruise aboard the MS La Belle de Cadix showcases the Andalusia region, including stops in Seville, Cadiz, Granada and Cordoba. …
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland$1146010Jul 12, 2021On this active 10-day Iceland cruise aboard the National Geographic Explorer, you'll circumnavigate Iceland and witness glaciers, geysers, thundering …
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Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast$1377011Jul 2, 2021Spend 11 days immersed in the history & culture of the Mediterranean as you cruise aboard the Sea Cloud. Experience the crystal blue waters of the …
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1377011Sep 6, 2021Beginning in the enchanting Croatian city of Dubrovnik, sail across the Adriatic on an 11-day Mediterranean small ship cruise on the alluring Sea …
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Secrets of the Greek islands$39009Aug 6, 2021Sail the Aegean Sea on this 9-day luxury cruise aboard Le Lyrial and discover the Greek Islands in style. Cruise the Cyclades and the Dodecanese …
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Ultimate European Journey$1099925Jun 12, 2021Explore the ultimate Europe within 25 days across Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands.
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Treasures of the Aegean Sea - From Istanbul to Athens$34108Jul 30, 2021Board Le Lyrial for a once-in-a-lifetime 8-day cruise from Istanbul to Athens. Set off to discover Greece and its famous islands: the Cyclades and …
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Grand Christmas & New Year's$669913Dec 22, 2021Embark on the S.S. Beatrice in Nuremberg for 13 amazing days over the Christmas and new years season sailing through Germany, Austria and Hungary …
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen$33998Jul 28, 2021Enjoy a 7-night wine-themed Danube River cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the MS AmaMagna, visiting Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, and Passau …
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Magna on the Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest$34998Jul 21, 2021Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS AmaMagna.
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Travel Guide for Cultural Experiences

What to expect on a Cultural experience with Adventure Life
We believe that immersion is the only way to truly know the ways of life of different peoples and societies, which is why we have curated these tours that give you an exclusive cultural experience in destinations all over the world. 

Isolated tribes and Indigenous Communities
If you're hoping to see ancient rituals and simpler ways of life, then consider a cultural experience in:
  • The Amazon - Contrary to popular myth, most of the indigenous communities in the Amazon have been contacted by modern society, but they choose to keep their customs and traditions. We have formed relationships with several of these communities who are excited to share their jungle lifestyles with you!
  • Africa - Perhaps the most famous native group that we visit on our cultural experiences in Africa is the Maasai, who have found a balance between integration into the modern world without losing their customs and traditions. Several of our Africa tours visit other tribes that are even more secluded from the buzz of society. 
  • The South Pacific - These early oceanic explorers were the first to settle the islands of the South Pacific and their distance from the nearest major cities has helped them preserve their ways of life (and more native languages than the rest of the world combined) for thousands of years.
What might I get to do on a cultural tour?
  • Sample local dishes - a mix of some delicious flavors that you didn't even know existed and some that might even challenge your palate! 
  • Learn how to cook these dishes for yourself using the same methods and techniques that the indigenous communities have used for centuries.
  • Participate in ceremonies, dances, and rituals! Many native groups are excited to share their ways of life with travelers and will give you a front row seat or even a role in their ceremonial rituals.

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