BARRE, Vt., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cultural Crossroads, a Vermont-based travel company, is a National Geographic Traveler "50 Tours of a Lifetime" pick. "The selection process was competitive and our editorial team worked long and hard to find 2011's most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours. The outfitters we selected continue to find new ways travelers can connect with places and people," notes senior editor Norie Quintos, who headed up the project for National Geographic Traveler, the #1 magazine for global travel, culture, and nature. "More and more, it's about human interaction...Culled from thousands of tours worldwide, these are an antidote to the average—all offered by outfitters with solid reputations in the industry. They offer a short but deep dive into far-flung cultures and transformative experiences."
Cultural Crossroads' featured tour is an extraordinary cultural adventure, "Maori Celebration in New Zealand." Travelers will have the rare opportunity to participate in the sacred Maori tradition known as the Waitangi Day Ngapuhi celebrations. They will live, learn, and celebrate together with the Ngapuhi tribe, the most prominent Maori community in New Zealand, as the tribe prepares for and celebrates their Waitangi Day Ngapuhi festivities. To learn more about the February 2012 trip, and see itinerary, dates and prices, click here http://www.culturalcrossroads.com
Cultural Crossroads offers itineraries for individuals and small cultural tours highlighted by private and exclusive cultural visits in an intimate setting while giving back to the communities they visit. Tour experiences include the categories: Art and Culture, Ancient Civilizations, Wine and Gourmet (culinary), Architecture and Landscapes, Indigenous People, The Most Exotic and Create Your Own. Tour types include: Educational Tours, Women only, Signature tours, Sweet Deals and By Request Only. Current group tours include Turkey, Jordan, Italy, Peru, Guatemala, Bhutan, Mongolia, France, Spain, Russia, Egypt and New England. These and other locations can be customized for individuals or groups. Clients include Boston and Vermont Public Radio and university alumni.
Cultural Crossroads tours have been honored in Conde Nast Traveler's 2006 '50 Trips of a Lifetime,' and 2007 '40 Trips of a Lifetime.' National Geographic Traveler included Cultural Crossroads tours in its edition of '50 Tours of a Lifetime' in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Complete details of all trips including day-by-day itineraries are available at www.culturalcrossroads.com.
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