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It’s not your typical vacation. It’s an opportunity to expand your knowledge while enjoying the sights and maybe even increase your odds of winning a game of trivial pursuit. Whether it’s walking in the Sahara, going on a private safari in South Africa or exploring a Spanish castle GoNOMAD has links to tours catering to a diversity of interests.

Historical and cultural tours are becoming a booming business these days when most people have access to the Discovery and Travel channels. Many feel that travel is not just a means of vacationing but an opportunity to investigate the unknown and examine new ways of life.

Listed below are several companies that offer travelers custom-designed, private, and adventure-oriented tours. The destination is up to you but no matter where you end up, so long as you remain open to the experience, the options are limitless. The world is at your fingertips so why not take time to enjoy the view?

Heritage Tours
121 West 27th St.
Suite 1201
New York, NY 10001 United States
Phone: 800-378-4555 Fax: 212-206-9101

Custom-designed private tours to South Africa, Morocco, Spain and Turkey. Expert, private guides, itineraries tailored to your interests. Honeymoon, Jewish heritage, food/wine and soft adventure specialists. Recommended by Travel+Leisure.

Cross-Cultural Solutions
47 Potter Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801 United States
Phone: 800-380-4777, 914-632-0022 Fax: 914-632-8494

Insight Cuba invites you to experience the true spirit of Cuba--its people. Our unique programs connect you with in-country hosts who provide extraordinary access to Cuban life today. From a weekend in Havana, to a two-week immersion in Cuban culture, Insight Cuba has an adventure for you.

France...Off the Beaten Path
7 Rue Surcouf
Gouesnou, Finistere 29850 France
Phone: US toll free 877-846-2831 Fax: 603-853-7266

French-American owned company with 15 years experience specializing in small
group walking, active cultural and specialty tours to Provence, Loire Valley,
Dordogne, Bordeaux, Alsace, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Paris and Southwest FranceItineraries meet the interests of active travelers seeking a culturally enriching, interactive and personalized vacation. Intimately experience French culture, with opportunities to walk and ride through picturesque countryside, dine with local residents, meet village merchants, and wine taste "en famille."

Wildland Adventures
3516 NE 155th St.
Seattle, WA 98155 United States
Phone: 800-345-4453, 206-365-0686 Fax: 206-363-6615

Wildland Adventures offers worldwide cultural and natural history explorations for active and inquisitive travelers who appreciate charming hostlery, premier safari services, and expert native guides. Family, small group and custom ecotravel throughout Central America, South America, Africa, Turkey and Alaska, New Zealand and Antarctica.

Intrepid Travel
11 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3065 Australia
Phone: 61-3-9473-2626 Fax: 61-3-9419-4426

Intrepid Travel is for those travellers wishing to escape the humdrum of mainstream tourism. We travel off the beaten track through Asia in an affordable, grass roots style, immersing ourselves in the local culture and lifestyle. If you want to come face to face with Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Nepal or anywhere else in Asia - look no further!

Adventure Center
1311 63rd Street, Suite 200
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
Phone: 800-228-8747 Fax: 510-654-4200

Adventure Center offers affordable small group adventures throughout the world to stimulate and challenge! Adventure Center allows travelers to immerse themselves in the country they are visiting; to appreciate its people, cultures and wildlife, and the delicate balance necessary for their co-existence.


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