Upcoming Tours


Folk Art in Peru and the Art of Community

March 18 - 31, 2020

Rosa Ramírez Carlson, a native Peruvian and owner of Journeys International, Inc., invites you to join us for an incredible tour to Lima, Ayacucho in the Andes of Central Peru, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon. The tour will visit the historical neighborhoods of Barranco and Miraflores in Lima before flying to Ayacucho, a major center for folk art in Peru. With folk art traditions in wood, Huamanga stone carvings, retablos, Sarhua boards (traditional wood paintings), silver filigree, pottery, leather work and weavings, you’ll see why this area is known as Peru's cultural center of indigenous art creation. Along with the other sites we will visit the Museum of Memory, started by a group of women and survivors of the violence of the terrorist movement Shining Path or Sendero Luminoso.  We will also visit the nearby archeological site of Wari. The Wari Empire (c. 450 to 1000 CE) was undoubtedly one of the most complex, enigmatic, and important civilizations of the ancient world. Their methods of maintaining an empire and artistic style would have a significant influence on the later Inca civilization.

Our tour will continue to Arequipa, a jewel of colonial architecture, founded in 1540. We will visit the Templo and Convent of Santa Catalina, the Cathedral and other sites. Our explorations will take us to one of the most magnificent sites in Peru, the Colca Canyon. Considered the second deepest canyon in the world, it is the home of the Collaguas and Cabanas, pre-Inca groups living in opposite sides of the canyon, which have preserved their culture, customs and art. An optional tour to CUSCO and MACHU PICCHU will be offered at the end of the tour. (See Extended Tour Itinerary)


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October 11 - 26, 2019

Known to the Arabs as al-Maghreg al-Aqsa, “the farthest land of the setting sun”, Morocco is a place where fragrant gardens mesh with ancient turreted cities and crashing Atlantic waves to form one of the most memorable travel experiences on the planet.  Together we will explore this beautiful country as we visit the sites of Morocco – the Roman ruins, the ancient cities, the mountain kasbahs and the elegant Islamic monuments. We will be going to the following: Rabat, Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, Fes, Marrakech, Essaouira and Casablanca.


We will learn all about the culture and the crafts of this fascinating country.  We invite you to experience Morocco with us! 

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Includes round trip air transportation between New York and Casablanca.

Remote Spain: The Foothills of the Pyrenees

September 21 - October 6, 2019

Dr. Donna Pierce and Rosa Ramírez Carlson of Journeys International, Inc., have been thinking about organizing a tour to this area for several years. 


The Spanish Pyrenees is a region seldom visited but so rich in natural beauty, in tiny small villages, in ancient churches, and in wholesome and delicious food. Our stays will be in Hondarribia, one of the most beautiful towns of the Basque country and a stone’s throw away from San Sebastian, an enchanting city known for its art and architecture, named the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2016.  We will explore Pamplona, founded by the Roman general Pompeyo in 74-75 CE, as well as Olite, the seat of the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Navarra, from 1387 until it joined Castile in 1512. Our tour continues to Jaca and Bielsa. Our home for three nights at the Parador de Vielha will allow us to deeply explore some of the many beautiful villages in the Valle de Noguera and the Vall de Aran as well as others on the way to Boi and Taull.  Our stay at the spectacular Parador de Cardona will be remembered as we head out to Barcelona where we will visit the Sagrada Familia, Park Güel and other important sites. After exploring the Romanesque churches dotted throughout the region we will then view their murals in their current location in Barcelona.


The tour will include slide lectures by Dr. Donna Pierce.  If there is sufficient interest, informal Spanish classes and Spanish language tertulias (conversations) will be conducted throughout the trip.  We will be staying in exquisite and historic hotels and Paradors, many with spectacular views of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, throughout our stay in Spain.


Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to join us on a unique, well-planned tour of Remote Spain!!​

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NOTE: The cost of the airfare is not included in the cost of the tour.  Participants who have expressed interest in this tour are departing from different cities like Denver, Albuquerque, Houston or Dallas.  We are unable to obtain a group rate when flights originate from different cities.  However, we are working on securing either an East Coast or Central US departure.  We have secured a group flight from Madrid to San Sebastian.  We will utilize this space once we know how and when participants are arriving in Madrid.  I will more than happy to discuss and make flight arrangements for you. Please contact me for more information. 

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