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Festival Tours

With so many festivals around the world, immerse yourself in culture with a festival tour. Experience the spectacular sounds of a music festival holiday or marvel at the vibrant colours of an African or South American carnival.
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Festival Tours

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Festivals of Bhutan

Bhutan, Nepal Discovery Trip code BI
12 Days From CA$5410 without flights

Sapporo Snow Festival

Japan Festival Trip code JIF
13 Days From CA$8090 without flights

Harbin Ice Festival

China, Hong Kong Festival Trip code SHC
11 Days From CA$4400 without flights

Festivals abound in India. You can enjoy religious dances and music at the festivals of Hemis and Phyang in Ladakh, the Pushkar Camel Fair or the traditional cattle fair of Sonepur Mela. In addition Holi, sometimes called the Festival of Colours, takes place over two days each year, celebrating the victory of good over evil - and covering everyone and everything in wet paint along the way!

Elsewhere in Asia you could experience the three traditional sports of Mongolia (wrestling, archery and horse riding) at the annual Nadaam Festival, or witness the spectacular colours and centuries-old religious customs of Bhutan’s Thimpu Festival, or immerse yourself in the little-known mountain festivals of south-west China’s Guizhou and Yunnan provinces.

Africa is also rich in tradition and festivals abound, perhaps the most famous being Timkat in Ethiopia, celebrating Epiphany and re-enacting the ritual of Baptism. In the Americas you can take part in Brazil’s most spectacular extravaganza, the Rio Carnival, or witness the ancient Inca Inti Raymi festival in Peru.

To visit a country and meet its people during a festival can be an experience second to none: you will bring home not just life-long memories of colour, music, dancing and fun but also a richer understanding of the traditions and beliefs that make the country what it is.

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