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Things to Do in Mongolia: See the Golden Eagle Festival

A recent documentary called The Eagle Huntress followed the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiva, a 13-year-old girl, as she trained to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomadic Mongolian Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Longtime Journeys traveler Dick Seibel attended the Golden Eagle Festival, where Aisholpan was the first female to ever compete in this centuries-old tradition. Here, he shares his story of witnessing this festival firsthand.

Posted on September 20, 2017

Nomads of Mongolia (video)

Visit mysterious Mongolia, with its vast landscapes and its sparse population, and you'll feel like you've landed at the ends of the earth. Here, see Mongolia in motion with this short video, Nomads of Mongolia. 

Posted on September 18, 2017

FAQ for Gorilla Safari Packages

It's the moment you'll never forget. That moment when, after trekking through mountainous terrain, it's time to remove your backpack and follow quietly. When the tracker pulls aside the brush, and you look through a green frame that moments ago was a tangle of vines and you see before you a proud, stoic and magnificent mountain gorilla. And you realize just how wonderfully, profoundly connected you are. 

After many years leading gorilla trekking trips in Uganda and Rwanda, led by our exceptional naturalist guide Paul Tamwanya, we've fine-tuned our expertise to know exactly where to go and how to get there. And, you won't just meet mountain gorillas; you'll also likely see other primates and many of the over 800 species of birds found in this region.

Here, we answer the most commonly asked questions about gorilla tracking and gorilla safari packages.

Posted on August 29, 2017

Top 15 Animals to Look for on Safari Tours in India

So you've decided to go on a safari tour in India—but now you're wondering, what animals will you see? Safari tours in India vary depending on who runs them, but with many years of guiding trips under his belt, our expert wildlife guide Avi knows where to go and what to expect once you get there. Here, he shared with us the top 15 animals to look for while on safari in India.

Posted on August 24, 2017

Journeys International Announces New Trips for 2018

The year was 1978, and Drs. Will and Joan Weber set off to Nepal with a group of curious souls who wanted to be immersed in and enlightened by a different culture in a very different part of the world. And so began Journeys International, the first travel company of its kind (and recently named one of the top six tour operators on the world), with boots on the ground and arms wide open, ready to embrace the world’s diversity.

Posted on August 17, 2017
    

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