Time Travel Australia is a Canberra based tour operator,
We provide small group tours specialising in areas of natural and cultural history in Australia and around the world. Our tours are instructive, informative and good fun. Learn more about yourself while you learn about those from other lands and cultures both past and present.
We visit areas of historical interest round the world including Central and South America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Our itineraries do not only take in the well-known sites but also include visits to a range of lesser known and rarely visited places that collectively contribute to the cultural evolution and development of particular regions.
Our philosophy in both education and travel is to instil a desire to learn more about ourselves and fellow humans through a better understanding of both past and present cultures. We do not only visit 'ruins'. To study the past we must also experience the present and our tours also explore the modern cultures of the countries we visit. This includes the experience of local cuisine, music and dance.
While our tours are labelled as educational, we try to provide an environment that makes learning fun and enjoyable while increasing each participant's desire to increase their knowledge and understanding not only of the areas that they have visited but also other cultures throughout the world.
With a maximum group size of sixteen or less we can provide a more personalised service. Groups are led by experts and accompanied by an assistant to ensure that all arrangements are in order as we proceed. We engage local guides where possible, however we hold briefings and de-briefings in order to provide a balanced view and continuity between sites as we travel through an area.
Accommodation can vary from standard hotels and guesthouses to luxurious resorts – it all depends on our destination and what an area is able to offer. Where possible we select establishments that impart a little local flavour either through their architecture or location.
Land transport ranges from private bus to public systems including boats, buses and trains. Many of our tours also include a good deal of walking. Some tour options and/or field-work projects in more remote locations may require camping. Participants must be prepared to go without all 'mod cons' in such situations, however we try to make conditions as amenable as possible.
On all of our tours, we try to demonstrate the need for consistent management and protection of the world's heritage resources, while providing tourists with access and accurate information relating to a broad range of sites and subjects. This must not only include the more significant and spectacular areas, but also the peripheral and lesser known sites, all of which contribute to our knowledge of the continuum that is human history.
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