The Kao Gu Collection

The Kao Gu Collection – In Chinese, Kao Gu refers to the study of antiquities.  Ruins and ancient sites have long captivated archeologists, avid history buffs, world travelers and cultural enthusiasts.  This series features a handful of distinctive destinations that reflect the fascinating world of archeology today.  The focus is on special access for our guests so they have the opportunity for a first-hand look at some of the most exciting archeological work being done today.  Each program features at least one special highlight.  For example, in Xi’an, China, home to the famed terra cotta warriors, Big Five guests will have special permission to enter one of the active pits where archeologists are currently making new discoveries.  Other locales may range from Roman ruins in Morocco, to new tombs in Egypt, to archeological sites in Ecuador, Tanzania, Cambodia and Laos.  Kao Gu is the beginning of understanding.


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The Kao Gu Collection Tours

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India – Gujarat & Karnataka 17 Days New Reality Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $8,490

This journey explores one of the oldest world religions, Jainism. The adventure also celebrates the home state, Gujarat, of India's newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Colombia, Ecuador & Peru 14 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $4,750

This journey explores South America's pre-Incan societies that over the centuries settled along the Peruvian coast and highlands, the highlands of Ecuador and in Colombia.


Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert 10 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Kayak, hike, and visit historic sites in the country of nomads and the sweeping steppes.


Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert & Gorkhi Terelj National Park 7 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Explore a world of tradition and cultural encounters.


Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve & Gobi Desert 9 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Recommended

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Discover Mongolia, a mix of modern and ancient traditions.


Kao Gu Australia 12 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Explore Arnhemland's ancient culture, Ayers Rock, and the site of Jurassic-era dinosaur tracks.


Kao Gu Belize 8 Days New Reality Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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Savor an extraordinary adventure few other travelers will ever experience – a private helicopter transfer to an ancient Mayan temple, and relish a private tented overnight stay at the foot of the temple. Explore ancient caves. Meet a Mayan chiclero, who shares stories and chronicles life working in the jungles of old Belize, harvesting chicle. Relax, scuba dive, fish, or sit in a sidewalk café and watch the world pass by on the island of San Pedro


Kao Gu China 12 Days New Reality Interest(s): Family Travel

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Visit historic sites such as the Mogao and Thousand Buddha Caves on this journey.


Kao Gu Egypt 16 Days New Reality Interest(s):

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Cruise the Nile River, discover the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, Zoser’s Step Pyramid and the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.


Kao Gu Israel & Jordan 11 Days New Reality Interest(s):

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Compelling archeological sites, fascinating Biblical locations and a private tour of King David’s fortress of Zion await.