Cultural Immersion Tours

Small Group Tours and Private Custom Tours

Welcome to Original World, specialists in authentic, hand-crafted cultural tours steeped in vibrant local color and time-honored traditions.

Since 1997, Spirit of India and Original World have offered special interest small group tours as well as custom private travel.  You will find detailed information on our group tours by using the navigation menu above. All of our group tours can be operated as private tours as presented or with modifications according to your preferences. We also offer many destinations as private tours only. For an extensive list of private tour destinations please visit our Private Tours for individuals and our Private Tours for organizations and businesses for more details.

Do email or call us with any questions, 888-367-6147. We look forward to learning about your travel vision. You can rely on our deep, local expertise to ensure your journey is unique, enlightening and enriching.


Featured Trips

Albanian Travel
Journey through history from Colombo to the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, visiting World Heritage site Anuradhapura and the World Heritage city of Kandy. We continue to the Hill Country, the lush Yala Wildlife Park and historic Galle. We'll visit beautiful ancient villages, archaeological sites and jewels of the Buddhist culture. The tour includes exclusive invitations to meet with a renown local artist, an author; and visit the country home of the renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. We attend the ancient Buddhist traditional Perahara Festival.
Group Departures: January 18-February 2, 2019
Duration: 16 days

silk road tour

Villages, Culture, Crafts of Tribal Odisha (Orissa)

Odisha (formerly called Orissa) is a blend of art, architecture and ancient tribal cultures of India. The tribes visited are yet untouched by modern times. We attend an authentic tribal fair, little known by outsiders.
Group Departures: January 14-29, 2019
Duration: 16 days

The Caucasus: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbajan:

The Caucasus is a mountainous area at the border of Europe and Asia, nestled between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Its' fascinating history, unspoiled beauty and diverse cultural sites await passionate travelers.
Group Departures: September 11-October 1, 2018 & May 1-29, 2019
Duration: 21 days


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