Explore the exotic culture of indonesia

Experience the exotic culture of central Java and its rich volcanic landscape. We will combine cultural overland journeys with short pilgrimage hikes through ancient mythical temples, climb a volcano on horseback, drive through tropical rich landscape, stay in luxurious boutique properties, and taste the exquisite Indonesian cuisine in some of the most stunning locations that Java has to offer.

View of Bhutan’s Tiger Nest | by Cristy Elmendorp

This journey to the “Kingdom of the Thunder Dragons” will take us to the heart of the Himalayas and its rich cultural and spiritual heritage while enjoying an exclusive experience in some of the finest places that Bhutan has to offer such as exquisite dining experiences award winning properties such as Taj Tashi in Thimphu, Uma Paro by COMO Shambhala, and the spectacular Aman Resort. We will combine yoga and meditation classes together with restorative hikes and scenic travel as we explore Bhutan’s pristine landscape, colorful architecture, and rich Buddhist heritage.

Discover Myanmar through a creative writing seminar where we will arrive in the old capital city of Yangon, have a sunset dinner on a boat along the Yangon Delta, travel down the river on a river cruise from Mandalay to Bagan, take a hot air balloon over the more than two-thousand ancient pagodas and temples in Bagan, and ride bicycles through ancient ruins. This journey offers a wealth of insight and material for our writing in that we will learn about the Myanmar traditions and explore the mysteries of the ancient temples, exotic markets, and culture of the people as we travel to a country that is only now emerging into the modern world.

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