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Current Art and Textile Tours

Explore Cultures Through Arts, Festivals, and Textiles

Traveling with us, you’ll go “behind the scenes” for fascinating encounters that are not available to the ordinary tourist. Visit Morocco, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, Bali, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Our expert translators and local guides will help you meet the people and explore ancient sites and architectural wonders.

Textiles & Arts Tour of Morocco

On this 17-night tour of Morocco experience and discover the countries authentic textiles, arts, architecture, culture, and cuisine. Between visits to popular sites like Marrakech and Fes, you’ll also spend…

Three ‘Stans Textile & Crafts Tour

An authentic and fascinating textile tour experience. Visit three of the famous and very different Central Asian ‘Stan countries: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan…

Turkey Tour: Textiles and Ancient Sites

Go off the beaten path in Turkey to see the little-known UNESCO archeological and historical sites such as Divrigi, Gobekli Tepe, Mt. Nemrut, and Harran, as well as the classics…

Textiles and Arts of Uzbekistan

This 17-night tour of Uzbekistan begins and ends in the exciting city of Tashkent. Along your journey visit exquisite blue-tiled madrasas and museums, as well as bustling handicraft bazaars. Everywhere…

Textiles Tour of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

Go Behind-the-Scenes on this 19-night tour to see fabulous hand-woven silk and cotton ikat textiles and the traditional wax candle festival called Khao Phansa in little-known northeast Thailand. Visit the…

Extension: Textile Tour of Kyrgyzstan

Extend your adventure of Uzbekistan with with 7 night textile tour of Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy two amazing countries in one trip. Meet contemporary silk and felted wool artists…

Tour of Turkey: Off the Beaten Path

Go off the beaten path in Turkey to see the little-known UNESCO archeological and historical sites such as Çatalhöyük, and Safranbolu, as well as the classics of Istanbul and Cappadocia…

Weaving and Arts Tour of Bhutan

This 16-night private tour reflects authentic Bhutan. We’ll visit weavers and textile villages with distinctive style and motifs. We’ll attend a local festival called a tshechu where costumed monks act…

Textiles & Temples Tour of Bhutan

Join us on a fabulous 15-night textile tour from east to west in Bhutan to see exquisitely fine weaving, pristine wilderness, decorated Buddhist temple monasteries! Attend two authentic festivals called…

Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip. It was fantastic. I just got home from Peru last night and I’m just brimming with happiness over the whole thing. My mom and I had a wonderful time. You do an amazing job, and you make it seem like you’re just traveling along with us, though I clearly see how much planning is involved on your part. Thank you!

MaryJane M MJ.Mucklestone – Maine, USA

Photos From Previous Trips

To ensure a fabulous experience, we concentrate on destinations we know and love best: Morocco, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. To make each trip unique and help you experience more adventures, we rotate some destinations, traveling to some places only every other year.

Begin Your Behind The Scenes Adventure Today!

In the twenty-odd years that we have been taking people on Behind the Scenes trips, we have made many friends in different countries – the mask-makers of Bolivian carnival, the weavers of Guatemala, and the ikat dyers in Thailand. They are happy to show off their work or share a meal with our friendly and open-minded travelers.

Ready to enjoy flamboyant festivals and gorgeous natural scenery, and visit remote villages where people still make all their own exquisite textiles?