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  • Worldwide Quest - Israel
    A trip to the Israel wouldn t be complete without floating in the Dead Sea that lies a stunning 400 metres below sea level and is curiously devoid of life due to its tremendous salt content Elsewhere in the wilds of Israel life is found in abundance through the migratory birds such as the elegant European and Blue cheeked Bee eaters Though the country is small its offerings to the yearning traveller are plentiful Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments It s almost impossible to dive into the Dead Sea due to the unusually high salt content Hebrew is the only case of a dead language being revived in all of world history Israel has more orchestras per capita than any other nation in the world Israel spends more money on security than any other country in the world Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Experiencing first hand kibbutz life from a former resident Attending a Masada spectacle Sailing the Sea of Galilee Private Journey Israel Jordan Ancient Lands of the Desert 11 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491

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  • Worldwide Quest - Italy
    most renowned Western art pieces There is also of course the architecture and enthralling history of Ancient Rome or the archaeological remains of the Lost City of Pompeii in Naples that lie in the shadow of ominous Mount Vesuvius The southern island of Sicily has more recent tales of volcanic eruptions from Mount Etna Europe s tallest active volcano Inland vineyards and olive groves are the origin of great Italian wine and olive oil Rousing seascapes will enchant for their beauty seabirds can be seen patrolling the ocean waves All of Italy seems to be about style passion and artistic expression making for a truly life changing experience Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Gelato has half the calories you find in ice cream Michelangelo s David is 5 17 metres high The ice cream cone is an Italian invention Pizza is one of few words that is understood all over the world Musical notations are always in Italian Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Tasting cheese from the Parmesan wheels bobbing in brine baths at Caseificio Rosola di Zocca Visiting Palermo s Palazzo Abatellis with the curator from Romanesque to Baroque Sicilian style Cultural Explorations Tuscany Sep 10 18 2016 9 days Literary Adventures The Ferrante Phenomenon in Naples Ischia May 08 17 2017 10 days Cultural Explorations Tuscany 17 Sep 16 24 2017 9 days Cultural Explorations Siena Florence with Assoc Prof Michael Treschow Oct 14 23 2017 10 days Cultural Explorations Amalfi Coast Oct 15 24 2017 10 days Private Journey Sicily and Malta Mediterranean Wonders 14 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials

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  • Worldwide Quest - Japan
    Noh Traditional Japan is also experienced in Hakone and Takayama amidst some of the country s many mountain ranges The dramatic landscapes and thousands of islands that comprise the Japanese archipelago were born from the convergence of three tectonic plates This makes for a dynamic landscape that includes volcanoes and hot springs One of the Earth s most elegant groups of birds the cranes is a big part of Japanese culture as evidenced by the fascinating origami tradition In bustling urban centres like Kyoto and Tokyo cutting edge design and architecture provide an astonishing juxtaposition of modern life to the ancient traditions from thousands of years in the past Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments It s perfectly acceptable to burb loudly when eating soup or noodles Bullet trains travel at speeds of up to 300 kmph Raised floors help indicate when to take off slippers or shoes The first Geisha were men Geisha means person of the arts Contrary to popular belief true Kobe beef is only found in Japan due to tight controls and restrictions can only come from Hyogo Prefecture Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Exploring contemporary art galleries in Tokyo Meeting the woodworkers in medieval Takayama Contemplating the 16th century Ryoanji Temple with the dry garden of sand and rocks Cultural Explorations Japan Oct 21 31 2016 11 days Literary Adventures Everyday Beauty Japanese Art Culture Nov 04 14 2016 11 days Cultural Explorations Japan South Korea with UBC Prof Henry Yu Oct 01 18 2017 18 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up

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  • Worldwide Quest - Jordan
    red cliffs by the Nabataeans who settled here more than 2000 years ago There are also extensive Roman ruins at Jerash and Pella and the remains of myriad Byzantine churches dotting the hills and valleys around Amman Other Biblical sites include Mt Nebo and Bethany Islamic art can be found in the forts and desert retreats of the Umayyad dynasty The castles of the Crusaders and their Arab opponents are some of the most impressive examples of military architecture in the world The land made famous partly through the wanderings of Lawrence of Arabia in the 1962 film has also been described as particularly rich in wildlife Unique mammals include the White Oryx of open plains and the Mountain Ibex of mountainous terrain Jordan also hosts migratory sea and shorebirds as they move from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Red Sea and beyond in the south Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments For one of the world s oldest cities Amman is surprisingly modern The Ain Ghazal site situated near Amman is said to have been first inhabited over 9 000 years ago The Dead Sea is at 408 metres below sea level In Jordan it is usually polite to decline the offer of a meal three times before accepting Bedouin families have lived in the traditional way for thousands of years Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Desert camping in Wadi Rum Snorkeling at Aqaba Archeological walks at the digs at Jerash Dining with the Bedouin caretakers of the land s historical memory Private Journey Israel Jordan Ancient Lands of the Desert 11 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for

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  • Worldwide Quest - Kenya
    of living in harmony with nature in an ever changing world during a guided tracking expedition for big game wildlife at the celebrated Masai Mara National Reserve Here the fabled Great Migration is the star event with millions of wildebeest and zebra moving en masse from the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania Cheetah Spotted Hyena Topi and Hippo headline a supporting list of wildlife that help make this one of the world s pre eminent big mammal destinations Lake Nakuru in central Kenya attracts millions of Lesser Flamingoes a phenomenon that has led to the title of greatest bird spectacle on Earth by some On the shores of the Indian Ocean is Malindi Marine National Park where beautiful beaches and dazzling corals add variety to your Kenyan adventure Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Everyone speaks English Even outside the migration time the quantity of animals is mind boggling Ki Swahili the national language of Kenya borrows a lot of words from Hindi and Urdu owing to a deep Indian influence in their culture and their history Some of the oldest known evidence of humans have been found in Kenya Jambo is the most common Swahili greeting one that you ll hear and say many times Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Always having a window seat in our pop top jeeps Taking part in conservation projects at our Masai Mara lodge Discovering hidden beach resorts on the Indian Ocean Womens Travel Network Kenya Safari Nov 03 12 2017 10 days Private Journey Egypt Kenya Land of the Kings 14 days Private Journey Wild Kingdoms Africa Safari 12 days Private Journey Kenya Luxury Camp Safari 9 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9

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  • Worldwide Quest - Laos
    tribes in the colourful southern part of the country where we see lush green rice fields and terraced tea and coffee plantations There is a mystery to be explored with a visit to the Plain of Jars in the east where thousands of two thousand year old stone jars ranging in size for 70cm to 3 meters lie haphazardly across the site Luang Prabang remains a favourite of ours for the chanting of the orange clad monks and the multitude of temples Nearby the limestone Pak Ou Caves are home to thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues And a little further up the Mekong lies a favourite eco lodge in the Lao jungle from where we can take primitive footpaths to remote villages Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The Baci is a ceremony to celebrate a special event whether a marriage a homecoming a welcome a birth or one of the annual festivals Spirit phii worship is widely followed by a large number of Laotians Phii are believed to inhabit natural objects and their worship pre dates Buddhism in Laos During the Vietnam War more than 2 billion tons of bombs were dropped in the country making Laos the most bombed country in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Climbing the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for the spectacular panoramic view Learning about the traditional textiles made by hill tribes Private Journey Best of Indochina Vietnam Laos Cambodia 16 days Private Journey Laos Ancient Charm 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up

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  • Worldwide Quest - Madagascar
    are the lemurs many species and subspecies of which are sure to be sighted during your exploration In the realm of reptiles and amphibians colourful frogs and a kaleidoscope of chameleons add vibrancy to forests already ornamented with orchids and other stunning flowers Casual and keen bird watchers alike cannot help but be bowled over by such exotic endemics as Sickle billed Vangas Richness of life reaches new heights in the humid rainforests and arid plains of Madagascar Join us to celebrate this mesmerizing natural diversity Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Found only in Madagascar the Ring tailed Lemur is one of over 100 known species and subspecies of lemur Madagascar is home to hundreds of species of animals found nowhere else on Earth The influence of Southeast Asian African Indian Chinese and European migrants can be tasted in Madagascar s diverse cuisine don t forget to bring home some vanilla Madagascar is home to the planet s largest chameleon and smallest chameleon Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Spotting the cat like Fossa Quest Nature Tours Madagascar Evolution Gone Wild Sep 17 30 2016 14 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us

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  • Worldwide Quest - Mexico
    its mountainous regions which cover most of the country Winding through the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range in the dry northwest is the spectacular Copper Canyon where one can take the Chihuahua al Paci fico railway through a series of spectacular canyons which collectively dwarf the Grand Canyon Here reside the Tarahumara peoples one of several indigenous groups with a rich history in Mexico The heart of Mayan territory is marked most notably by the mesmerizing Chichen Itza archaeological site Its Kukulkan Pyramid is one of the seven new wonders of the world The Yucatan is also home to a remarkable biodiversity including several species endemic to the peninsula These life forms contribute to Mexico being classified as one of the most mega diverse countries in the world making it a choice destination for naturalists Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Mexico introduced chocolate chillies and corn to the world Over 60 indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico Only India has more native languages 39 of the Earth s marine mammals either live in or visit the Sea of Cortes in their lifetime Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year from the U S and Canada The National University of Mexico is the oldest university in North America Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Riding the Chihuahua al Pacífico railway Observing dense congregations of Monarchs simultaneously take flight Quest Nature Tours Copper Canyon Mexico Sep 16 25 2016 10 days Quest Nature Tours Monarchs of Mexico Feb 20 26 2017 7 days Literary Adventures Celebrating Life Death Rebirth in Mexico City Oct 28 Nov 04 2017 8 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign

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