Cultural and Textile travel is for those that have an interest, perhaps a hobby, in textiles, arts and crafts. Itineraries are carefully crafted to visit each country’s cultural, architectural and geographical highlights while including many visits WITH local artisans.
A wonderful way to have a more in-depth experience in a country is to spend time with those that live there and a great way to do this is to share a meal together. Many locals welcome those that share their affinity and you might find yourself sharing lunch with the artisans and women’s co-operatives where workshops have been organized. Workshops and hands-on on experiences may include weaving, dyeing, embroidery, beading, basketry and specialty crafts of the regions visited.
Accommodations are carefully chosen to enhance the travel experience. Whether it’s a beautiful riad in Morocco, a century’s old hacienda in Ecuador, or a room with a beautiful view, where your sleep is important.
Cultural travel will usually incorporate time at a school or orphanage. Here you could distribute school supplies and other articles that the local community will appreciate and use.
Let it be known however, itineraries can change! Your guide might bumped into their friend who is a weaver and you might end up at that friends home to see what they were working on. Your bus driver might invite you to their home to meet their family and have tea. These moments are priceless and create great memories.