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Heritage & Culture

Cultural Tourism and the Discovery of Past and Present

Every place has a unique story, and a cultural and heritage tour helps narrate it. Discover the past through the remains of medieval cities, ancient temples, and archaeological sites.

Visit Mayan pyramids and temples to learn about the daily and ceremonial life of this ancient civilization. Explore the legacy of the colonial Spanish in the architecture of countless South and Central American cities like Antigua, Cartagena, and Sucre.

Experience Asia’s various religious and spiritual traditions in real time as you listen to monks chat in the atmospheric monasteries of Bhutan, or watch devotees worship in the elaborate temples of India or Bali. Step into Japan’s Zen gardens and ancient Shinto shrines. Or make your Japanese cultural experience more immersive by having dinner with a geisha, attending a matcha tea ceremony, or taking a hands-on sumo wrestling or Samurai swordsmanship lesson.

Anyone with the faintest interest in traditional architecture will be bowled over by the abundance of India’s heritage structures. Erotic temples in Khajuraho, grand medieval forts and palaces in Rajasthan, the bustling temple towns of Tamil Nadu, the Taj Mahal in Agra—these are only a small fraction of the country’s cultural wealth.

Asia to Africa, Central to South America, browsing local markets is a marvelous way to experience a region’s contemporary culture. Explore lives, legends, and lore as you wander through Asia’s floating produce markets or the colorful handicraft markets of the native Andean cultures.

If you’d like to visit an indigenous community we’ll arrange a tour that is respectful of their culture and ethical and responsible to the people you meet. It’s a good way to delve deeper into the history and heritage of a people, their environment and way of life. Spend the day with the Uros who live on floating homes on Lake Titicaca in Peru, or interact with Maasai pastoralists in Kenya.

As you travel the world and uncover its cultural diversity, you will be repeatedly reminded that around every corner lies a fascinating tale. At Enchanting Travels we take pride in helping you immerse in and experience these stories.

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Machu Picchu trip

Peru: Classic Machu Picchu

7 Days: $ 3,490 / person
Walk in the footsteps of the Incas when you travel to Peru. Explore the colonial history of Cusco, the Incan ruins of the Sacred Valley, and the amazing beauty of Machu Picchu!
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Highlights of Java and Bali Travel

The Heart of Indonesia: Java and Bali

17 Days: $ 4,190 / person
This Indonesia trip artfully combines the impressive temples of Java with the twin volcanoes Bromo and Ijen, and the beautiful landscapes of Bali. The perfect introduction to incredible Indonesia, with the promise of unforgettable impressions including contrasting beach stays in Candidasa and Nusa Dua.
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Beautiful woman dancing flamenco near the fountain

Best of Spain: Flavors, Flamenco and Fiestas

12 Days: $ 6,190 / person
Discover the highlights of Spain on this private tour. Beginning in cosmopolitan Barcelona, delve deep into Catalan art and culture with a personalized visit to landmarks by Antoni Gaudi such as La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.
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TAILOR-MADE HERITAGE & CULTURE EXPERIENCES
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At Enchanting Travels, our unique tours are built on extensive knowledge of our destinations, an outstanding team of professionals, and personalized top-notch service. In 2019, we were recognized with the Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award for being the World’s Leading Tour Operator – Overall. In 2020, we have been nominated by World Travel Awards as Europe’s and North America’s Leading Tour Operator, and have won the Most Trusted Online Tour Operator Award by Lux Life Magazine.

“This was truly an “Enchanting” adventure! The value and service was beyond excellent! The entire team ensured every detail was taken care of and went out of their way to welcome us! And every hotel and excursion was amazing, and we were greeted with welcoming open arms every where we stayed! Nothing was left to chance…and we felt so secure knowing Enchanting Travels had everything lined up for us! Even our lodges said Enchanting Travels was a top-notch company!”

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Carolyn DavidUSA

“We received complete support from Enchanting’s travel experts from day 1. They were very prompt in developing an itinerary that fit into our budget and interests; answered all our questions with clarity and advised on various options and special arrangements we wanted to make.”

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“This was the trip of a lifetime for my husband and I. It was first class service from the moment we landed. The ease of having everything pre-booked for us really allowed us to enjoy our trip. I would highly recommend this service for anyone looking to plan a trip like this.”

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“We have traveled with Enchanting five years in a row. The travel experience with Enchanting has always been unique and memorable for us, for they offer fully customized itineraries that perfectly suit our needs. They always go above and beyond to fulfill our needs throughout our travel.”

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top heritage hotels

Akawanka Lodge

Style: Boutique
Akawanka Lodge is a hacienda-style boutique hotel perched atop a hill just outside San Agustin.

Enchanting Travels Colombia Tours Cartagena Hotels Alfiz boutique hotel Room

Alfiz Boutique Hotel

Style: Boutique
Alfiz Boutique Hotel, located less than half an hour’s drive from the Rafael Núñez International Airport, offers you a comfortable stay at Cartagena.

Casa de las dos Palmas

Style: Boutique
Casa de las dos Palmas is located within an hour’s drive from the Matecaña International Airport.

Casa de Leda

Style: Boutique
Casa de Leda Hotel & Spa is located less than an hour’s drive away from Simón Bolívar International Airport in Santa Marta.

Casa Isabella

Style: Boutique
Casa Isabella, located less than an hour from the Simón Bolívar International Airport, offers a comfortable stay in Santa Marta.

Cilene del Faro

Style: Lodge
Cilene del Faro Suites & Spa is located close to the beach at Yaganes in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Outside view of El Pederal Lodge, Puerto Madryn Hotels , Argentina Tours, South America

El Pedral Lodge

Style: Lodge
El Pedral is located on the coast of Punta Ninfas in the province of Chubut, Argentina.

Exterior view of Hosteria La Andaluza Hotel in Riobamba, Ecuador

Hosteria La Andaluza

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia
Step back in time at Hostería La Andaluza, a stately 15th century hacienda full of class and historical relevance.

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