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India: Calcutta and the Sunderbans Tiger Country

The Sunderbans is mysterious, vast, untamable, and perhaps the last true wild frontier in the Indian sub-continent. Experience the world’s largest estuarine forest, a landscape dominated by great tidal creeks and waterways, and home to unique birds and animals, including the famous swimming tigers.

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India: A Sacred Land and People

This trip will take you on a journey of exploration into colorful and dynamic modern India. From the Himalayan mountains of north India where Tibetan Buddhism thrives to the sacred Ganges River of the Hindus which flows out onto the plains, you will experience India’s spiritual depth. You will experience the lives and amazing cultural heritage of the Tibetan people in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. You will attend the famous “aarti” ceremony, volunteer in a Tibetan refugee school, ride an elephant while looking for tigers, ride an Indian train, and grapple with the impact that globalization is having on both rich and poor.

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Cambodia: Classic Volunteer Experience

This trip will take you on a journey of exploration into colorful and dynamic modern India. From the Himalayan mountains of north India where Tibetan Buddhism thrives to the sacred Ganges River of the Hindus which flows out onto the plains, you will experience India’s spiritual depth. You will experience the lives and amazing cultural heritage of the Tibetan people in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. You will attend the famous “aarti” ceremony, volunteer in a Tibetan refugee school, ride an elephant while looking for tigers, ride an Indian train, and grapple with the impact that globalization is having on both rich and poor.

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Eastern Europe: Berlin to Budapest

Starting in the vibrant city of Berlin, this fascinating 12-day tour continues through the Czech Republic and Poland to finish up in Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. Explore a bewitching mixture of timeless landscapes and cities in transition, and experience the revival of these Eastern European countries in the 21st Century.

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Ethiopia: Land Of Legends

Our journey through the mysterious, diverse and scenic lands of Ethiopia introduces you to perhaps the world’s most distinctive culture. We explore the island monasteries of Lake Tana, castles of Gondar, breathtaking peaks of the Simien Mountains, rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the ancient sites of Axum. Experienced guides accompany us as we discover the long history of the oldest Christian nation through sightseeing and interacting with the Ethiopian and Eritrean natives. We’ll dine on local cuisine, sip Ethiopia’s finest coffees, and travel in comfort by private vehicles and domestic flights.

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