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• Kyoto and Nara, Japan• Bali, Indonesia• Ha Long Bay and Hanoi, Vietnam• Kathmandu, Nepal• Paro, Bhutan• Jodhpur, India• Kigali and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda• Gorée Island, Senegal
• Lisbon, Portugal
Celebrate Living Traditions, Ancient Cultures and Natural TreasuresExperience the vibrancy of life, from Japan to Rwanda to Portugal, in one unforgettable trip to distant lands. Discover diverse cultures, ancient treasures, and traditional music and arts. Meet Japanese geishas and Himalayan fisherman. See mountain gorillas and explore Buddhist temples. Stay in Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace for a glimpse into the life of a maharaja. Circle the globe and immerse yourself in nine of the world’s most fascinating cultures during our brand new tour. Created in partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, this once-in-a-lifetime trip includes special events, rare live performances, and many richly rewarding experiences. World-class experts and renowned artists accompany you throughout this exclusive trip. And, at the close of each day, you can unwind in some of the world’s finest accommodations. As our world grows smaller, with changes unfolding rapidly, there is no time like the present to discover the traditions of so many world cultures. You will fly from each remote stop to the next in a customized Boeing 757 private aircraft. These jets afford the ultimate luxury, safety, and flexibility, with two-by-two VIP-style leather seats and generous seating for 78 travelers (by comparison, standard Boeing 757s typically seat 233). We set our own schedule to avoid the hassles of commercial flights, such as lengthy layovers and confusing transfers. Our jets have the ability to land in smaller airports, closer to our destinations, for maximum time on the ground. In the air, our guests enjoy one of the industry’s top crew-to-traveler ratios: one to five. Adventurous travelers are encouraged to go beyond the main itinerary on this trip around the world. Create a flexible schedule for your own personalized adventure. Numerous options are outlined in the main itinerary link. You may choose to ride elephants through the jungle or take a helicopter ride over the Virunga volcanoes. At every turn, we strive to ensure that this elite world tour is tailored to your unique passions. Make a Difference to these Extraordinary CulturesBy embarking on the Extraordinary Cultures expedition, you automatically invest in our efforts to enhance the conditions of the locations and communities that we visit—there is no further commitment necessary on your part. Our expeditions provide supplies to medical clinics and schools, as well as contributing funds for essential projects that many people depend on. Your presence helps us make a true philanthropic difference.