Adventurers have the opportunity to engage with Papua New Guinea's Huli Wigmen, Ethiopia's ancient tribes, and Canada's Haida Nation.
"There are few destinations remaining in the world where you can genuinely interact with cultures that have flourished for centuries, and where ancient traditions are continued today," stated Jerre Fuqua, President of Travcoa. "For 60 years Travcoa has been offering exceptional life-changing journeys of discovery, and these three itineraries are truly representative of Travcoa's legacy."
Melanesia's Cultural Gem: In the South Pacific,Papua New Guinea beckons travelers with dramatic mountainous countryside and lush rainforests. Connect with tribes residing in remote enclaves little touched by time, where inhabitants speak over 850 languages. Accompanied by a Travcoa Travel Director and expert local guides, meet Huli Wigmen, visit with members of several villages along the Sepik River, and attend the Mount Hagen Cultural Show, where more than 50 indigenous tribes perform tribal music and dance in traditional dress. This unique 16-day Escorted Journey is priced from $10,695 per person.
Cultures in the Cradle of Humankind: Ethiopia's unique cultural heritage permeates everything from cuisine to architecture to language. Accompanied by a Travcoa Travel Director and local English-speaking guides, experience an intimate exploration of a history that dates back to the very roots of mankind. Visit magnificent cultural and archaeological sites, participate in a traditional coffee ceremony, and witness the unusual traditions of some of Africa's most untouched tribes. The 10-day Escorted Journey explores northern Ethiopia and is priced from $5,945 per person; while the 17-day Escorted Journey extends to the remote southern regions of Ethiopia, and is priced from $9,295 per person.
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Off the northwest coast of Canada lies a remote archipelago, Haida Gwaii. Known as "the Galapagos of the North," the region is steeped in rich aboriginal culture where ancient villages have been overtaken by old-growth rainforests and emerald-green waters host biodiverse marine life. Venture by Zodiac to the ancient village of Skedans; paddle a traditional canoe; meet a totem pole carver; and stay at the Haida House lodge. This 5-day Independent Journey departs on Wednesdays between May and September and is priced from $3,495 per person.
For more information, to request a brochure, or to make a reservation, please call your travel agent or a Travcoa Journey Consultant at 1-800-992-2003