Travelling isn’t just about getting stamps on your passport. The best way to experience a country is to immerse yourself into their culture. If you’re looking for an enriching experience where you get to learn, and experience countries food, art, music, history and lifestyle then cultural vacations are your type of travel.
Help bathe elephants in mud to keep them cool while exploring Bali, visit Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to experience the art of the Dutch Golden Age, throw colour pigment and celebrate Holi in India or offer a prayer at the Kiyomizu Temple in Japan. While visiting fully live and experience the day to day lives of the culture you’re in.
Cultural Immersive Trips
Local Living Ecuador With G Adventures7 DaysQuito to Quito
The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their village for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and walk to a jungle waterfall. Most importantly, you’ll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.
Cycle Jordan With Intrepid9 DaysMadaba to Madaba
From the shores of the Dead Sea to the top of ancient Petra, Jordan is a country as rich in surreal landscapes as it is in natural charm. Places such as the ruins of ancient Jerash seem so perfectly preserved, it’s almost as if they froze in time; Mount Nebo, said to once be savoured by Moses as he looked on towards the Promised Land, offers views revered since antiquity; and the deserts around Wadi Rum seem to glow the colour of the earth’s blood. Meet Bedouin locals, learn about their ways, and sleep under the stars in a far-flung desert camp. Experience the best that Jordan has to offer as you feel the winds of the desert shift into the breath of the mountain, all the while pedalling from the top of your faithful bike.
Join Specialty Groups on High Artic Explorer12 DaysNunavut to Greenland
From USD $17,176.75
Journey in comfort aboard the Ocean Endeavour from Qausuittuq (Resolute Bay), Nunavut to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Visit the Arctic at the height of summer! Enjoy the warmth of an Inuit welcome as drum dancers, throat singers, and cultural ambassadors share their stories, songs, and connections to the land. Try your luck against a local athlete at Inuit games and look for handicrafts and carvings at the cultural centre. Cruise among icebergs at Jakobshavn Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This cruise lets you explore the culture, the best of Greenland and Nunavut!