Sept 23 - Oct 7, 2016 | Cinzia Perlingieri Ethiopia is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world. Perched atop Africa’s highest plateau, Ethiopians developed a written language and a sophisticated culture based on a deep love of religion. . The trip itinerary is planned around the Meskel celebrations which take place throughout the country. No trip to Ethiopia would be complete without visiting Gondar and Bahir Dar or the famed rock-cut churches at Lalibela.
November 5 - 18, 2016 | Bob Brier and Patricia Remler Travel from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan to Abu Simbel, and along the way experience awe-inspiring events as Far Horizons opens sites closed to the public - the pyramid of Unas, the richly-painted tomb of Nefertari, and the tomb chamber of the Great Pyramid. Join Far Horizons as we travel in the footsteps of the pharaohs!
Sudan Travel & Tour: An Exploration of Ancient Kush
Jan 29 - Feb 11, 2017 | Bob Brier and Patricia Remler Travel along the Nile and through the deserts of northern Sudan where towering pyramids, gigantic mud-brick buildings, painted rock-cut tombs, and ornately carved temples await discovery. This is the land of Kush where, fed by the richness of the river, remarkable civilizations developed more than 4,000 years ago.
Spain and Morocco Tour: In the Path of Medieval Islam
Sept 24 - Oct 9, 2016 | Teofilo Ruiz In 711, an army of Arabs and Berbers landed on the Iberian Peninsula, and over the next seven years, through diplomacy and warfare, they brought most of present-day Spain and Portugal under Islamic control. For more than 700 years, until the Christians retook the land in 1492 (reconquista), Muslim dynasties ruled al-Andalus, and during this time there was a blossoming of philosophy, arts and sciences.
Feb 27 - March 11, 2016 | Bob Brier and Patricia Remler Explore some of the most historically important, yet often unvisited, sites in Egypt: Alexandria; Amarna (with a private tour led by the archaeologist working there), and recently opened tombs near Saqqara (closed to the public). The trip culminates with a three day cruise down the Nile aboard a traditional Egyptian sailing yacht.
Founded by a Maya archaeologist in 1983, Far Horizons specializes in upscale, educational journeys throughout the world. The adventure, small group size, and camaraderie of like-minded travelers have given us an 85% return rate of intellectually curious people who return to explore with Far Horizons again and again.