Saturday 09 September to Wednesday 20 September 2018 - led by Professor Peter Bellwood
This tour commences in the modern city of Siem Reap, visits the 12thC pearls of Cambodian Hindu and Buddhist architecture in Angkor itself, and also includes several other remarkable monuments of this era, such as the walls, entrance gateways and decorated terraces of Angkor Thom, and the beautiful outlying temple of Banteay Srei.
London • Siem Reap • Preah Vihear • Saem • Kampong Svay • Kampong Thom • Sambor Prei Kuk • Siem Reap • Banteay Chhmar • Siem Reap • London
12 Days 2995 $3565 with Flights*
Textiles of Odisha and South India
Saturday 27 October to Saturday 10 November 2018 - led by Rosemary Crill
Odisha (formerly Orissa) in Eastern India is one of India’s most fascinating yet little-known regions, combining ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples with rich traditions of village craft production and tribal culture. This unique, specially-created tour will explore the extraordinary range of textiles still being made today, and will introduce you to ikat-weaving, natural dyeing, tussar silk production, silk weaving, and block-printing. The tour finishes in Hyderabad, where the fabled wealth of the Nizams built splendid monuments and nurtured local crafts.
London • Delhi • Bhubaneshwar • Puri • Dhenkanal • Sambalpur • Hyderabad • London
15 Days £4465.00 $5310* with Flights
A Tribal Odyssey: Culture and Wildlife of North East India
Thursday 01 To Sunday 18 November 2018 - led by Zara Fleming
Never mind the Wild Wild West: Northeast India is the Wild Wild East! Wedged between the borders of Bhutan, Myanmar, and Tibet, this little-visited outpost of India is a land of dense forests, meandering rivers, and sprawling tea gardens. The wildlife is rich, especially in the UNESCO-listed Kaziranga National Park, and 90% of the local population are adivasis, members of India’s indigenous tribes. From the colourfully-attired Apatanis, who live in rice-rich Arunachal Pradesh, to the Nagas, former head hunters known for their fierceness in battle, you will meet communities often sidelined in the narrative of modern India, but whose identity and traditions are a significant part of the Subcontinent’s cultural tapestry.
London • Kolkata • Ziro • Majuli • Sibsagar • Mon • Jorhat • Kaziranga • Guwahati • Kolkata • London
18 Days £4470 $5320* with Flights
The making of Himalaya: A geological traverse across Bhutan
Thursday 08 November to Wednesday 21 November 2018 - Led by Professor Nigel Harris & Dr. Tom Argles
Bhutan, the remote kingdom of the eastern Himalaya, has become the key location for geoscientists developing and testing geological hypotheses concerning the formation of the world’s great mountain belts. It provides stunning evidence for the adaption of human communities to the processes of mountain building.
London • Delhi • Paro • Punakha • Gasa • Punakha • Jakar • Dimapur • Mongar • Trashigang • Samdrup Jongkhar • Delhi • London
14 Days £4985 $5930* with Flights
Wildside India and Heritage of Lucknow
18 November to 02 December, 2018 - Led by Professor Claudio Sillero
Experience India’s rich history, vibrant heritage and natural wonders including rivers, jungles, and wildlife. During your adventure, you will experience thousands of years of history, including ancient palaces, medieval mosques, and buzzing bazaars. Your exposure to India’s wildlife begins at Chambal, where you will see giant gharial (large, fish-eating crocodile), turtle, and the rare Ganges river dolphin. Journey to splendid Lucknow, known as the Golden City of India. Finish your trip in the Dudwa National Park where you’ll track tiger, and spot the rare one-horned rhino.
London • Delhi • Agra • Chambal • Lucknow • Kanpur • Dudwa National Park • Delhi • London
15 Days From £4365 $5194*
Art & Architecture of Sri Lanka
Sunday 24 February to Friday 08 March 2019 - Led by Dr Marie-Louise Lillywhite
Cambridge-educated Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003) was the most influential Asian architect of his generation, leaving an inspiring legacy of contemporary buildings across his home country and beyond. Bawa is considered to be the driving force behind tropical modernism, the new vernacular style which was a major contributing factor in Sri Lanka’s post-colonial cultural renaissance, and he is also responsible for reviving an interest in indigenous materials and crafts.
London • Negombo • Yapahuwa • Kandalama • Sigiriya • Polonnaruwa • Dambulla Caves • Kandy • Peradeniya Gardens • Temple of the Tooth • Nuwara Eliya • Galle Fort • Bentota • Lunuganga • Colombo • London
13 Days £3875 $4844* with Flights
Orangutans and Rainforests of Borneo
Saturday 06 – Saturday 20 April 2019 - Led by Dr Hannah Trayford
The Bornean rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse habitats in the world. It’s an unbeatable destination for anyone with an interest in wildlife, and rainforest wildlife in particular. Joining this tour will give you the chance to see a wide range of plant and animal species, including the elusive wild orangutan. You will also meet the indigenous communities who have made the rainforest their home for millennia, and whose active involvement is so vital to its future survival.
Kuala Lumpur • Kuching • Bako National Park • Matang wildlife centre & Kubah National Park • Tanjung Datu National Park • Telok Melano & Telok Serabang • Kuching & Sematan • Bengoh Village & Kuching • Nanga Jambu • Enseluai Waterfall • Nanga Jambu • Kuching • London
13 Days £2980 $3576* with Flights
A Geology Field Trip to Oman
Sunday 01 – Friday 13 December 2019 - Led by Professor Mike Searle & Bruce Levell
This is a rare opportunity to explore the landscapes and geology of Oman, with dozens of World class geological sites, including the World’s largest and best exposed ophiolite, eclogites, sheath folds, fantastic exposures of Mesozoic limestones and ancient Tethyan Oceanic seamounts, as well as amazing deserts and beautiful coastline. It is suited to amateur geologists who want to learn about Oman and to apply their existing knowledge in the field.
Muscat • Al Sawadi • Wadi Al Abyadh • Rustaq • Wadi Bani Kharus, Wadi Hajir & Wadi Mistal • Nizwa • Bahla & Wadi Nakhr • Saiq Plateau • Muscat • As Sifah • London
13 Days £4995 $6745* with Flights
Astronomy - India
Friday 13 to Friday 27 September 2019 - Led by Dr Carolin Carwford
On this fascinating expert-led tour you will visit historical observatories and also learn about modern-day astronomical developments and discoveries. but also appreciate the cultural influence of star gazing and study has on Hindu beliefs and practices today. Discover the interplay between science, religion, and folk traditions on this one-off astronomy themed tour of India.
Delhi • Varanasi • Agra • Jaipur • Pune • Mumbai • London
15 Days £4485 $6054* with Flights