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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 local guides will introduce you to textile artisans and explore ancient sites and architectural wonders.

Textiles & Arts: Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

This 24-night tour of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan begins in the exciting city of Tashkent, and ends in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan. Along your journey, visit exquisite blue-tiled madrasas and museums,…

Highlights of Turkey: Textiles Tour

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

Turkey Textiles Tour: Off the Beaten Path

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

Textiles & Arts Tour of Morocco

On this 16-night tour of Morocco, discover the country’s authentic textiles, arts, architecture, culture, and cuisine. Between visits to popular sites like Marrakech and Fes, you’ll also spend time in…

Textiles and Arts Tour of Bhutan

This 18-night 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 out…

Textiles and the Taj Mahal: Western India

See the Taj Mahal! Travel to the fabulous textile-producing states of Gujarat and Rajasthan to meet textile artists. Print and dye your own pieces in their workshops as you learn…

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?