Judy's Creative Adventures   
"Women Exploring the Arts and Cultures of the World"                     480-264-5775

Our Tours and Vacations Calendar 

lJudy's Creative Adventures was established to bring women of the world together through travel experiences.  We feel strongly that travel provides a window on the world and works to create understanding and caring.  We provide luxury tours for women wishing to explore the arts and cultures of the world while having the time of their lives.  Our destinations and itineraries have been carefully researched with women in mind.  Join us on one or all of our exciting journeys.  It is time to explore the arts, cultures and sights of the world. Tours have been categorized by interests, for your convenience.                                              

                       
                             Our Tours & Vacations Calendar

                                                    Tours for 2017
May 2018         Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley, Lake
10 Days           Titicaca and the Traditional Textiles of 
                         Peru
  

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Rich Peruvian Culture, Ancient Inca Ruins, Traditional Textile Arts of  the Sacred Valley and  an Excursion into the Amazon!

This tour for women leads you on a journey of exploration of the fascinating culture of Peruvian women.  Meet a women who will share the arts and craft history and her family's museum.  The Andean art of fine weaving was saved and reintroduced by Nilda Canallaupa who has brought weavers from villages together to produce the fine textiles of the Andean culture.  Meet Nilda and the weavers.  Visit one of the few high Andean villages where they will share their daily culture and way of life.  Then journey to the mystic Machu Picchu to experience its magical and majestic mysteries. Time in Cusco and Lima to be immersed in the Peruvian culture. Then travel to Lake Titicaca to experience islands made of reeds and the local arts and crafts.   A marvelous journey!
 
Join our extension to the amazing Amazon. See below.   
   
Itinerary and Pricing

If you would like to pre-register you will be the first to receive the tour information .  Click here
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May 2018      The Amazing Amazon Extension
The Amazon Rainforest Extension Follows The Machu Picchu Tour - Discover The Diversity of the Amazon Basin 
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                    Experience the Amazing Amazon
            By Boat - By Land - & In The Air (Sky Bridges)
 


The amazing Peruvian Amazon is the part of the large Amazon rainforest (Amazonia) within the confines of Peru and encompasses 60% of the country, marked by a large degree of biodiversity.  Peru has the second-largest portion of the Amazon rainforest after the Brazilian Amazon.   We will be visiting the Puerto Maldonado area of the Amazon rainforest just west of the Bolivian border. This region has some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world.

Your home for this excursion is the renowned Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge located within 57.9 square miles of protected virgin rain forest along the Madre de Dios River. The lodge provides  'A La Carte' programs in the rainforest included in your stay.  You can choose to walk on the board walk into the tropical forest with its diversity of flora and fauna, take a boat ride to an oxbow lake where you may see monkeys and other local wildlife, walk on the sky bridges in the tree tops on level with the hundreds of bird species, or take a twilight boat ride to see the jungle change as it goes from dusk to dark, and join one of the many informal talks on the Amazon.  There are many programs to enhance your stay and fills it with rainforest
adventures.  A fascinating exploration of the Amazing Amazon Rainforest.

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August 2017       August in Alaska  
                            Glaciers, Wildlife & Glacier
                            Cruises,  & Bear Viewing
  

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                    Anchorage to Seward to Bears!

Explore the real Alaska!  Anchorage is your base for some exciting day tours in, and around the city plus the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  Cruise on Prince William Sound to view the magnificent glaciers. Ride the Dome Train to Seward.  Enjoy a wildlife cruise in the Kenai Fjords National Park, whales, seals, sea birds.  Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and its animals.  Enjoy an exciting flight into the wilderness to view the bears!  A true Alaskan Adventure! 



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August 2017             Sri Lanka Cultural Tour    
                                  & The Kandy Perahera Festival
 
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                   A Magnificent Cultural Experience 
The fascinating  tropical island nation of Sri Lanka sits just below India in the Indian Ocean of South Asia.  This island offers the visitor a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, an enchanting cultural heritage and unique experiences.  The Kandy Perahera Festival's highlight is the parading of the sacred tooth through the city on magnificently decorated elephants plus bands, dancers, drummers, whip crackers, more elephants, and jugglers.  A magnificent spectacle of a unique cultural event.

Traveling through Sri Lanka you will visit many unique cities, visit beautiful temples, one is even in a cave, visit Royal Botanical Gardens, a palace ruin on the top of a huge rock, marvel at ancient Buddhist carvings and visit local arts and crafts centers.

This tour is open to men and women.

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September  15-26    Fascinating Yunnan China   
 2017                         Ancient Villages, Traditional Textile     
                                  Arts, Ethnic Minorities, Himalayan
                                  Mountains, Ancestral Tibet

















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        Explore Northern Yunnan' s many ethnic villages 
                  and Ancestral Tibet.  A step back in
               time with great arts, textiles and crafts.

Yunnan translates to 'South of Clouds" and the region stands distinctly apart from other parts of China. Within this single province, unmatched in the complexity and scope of its history, landscape and peoples, you will find a mix of geography, climates and nationalities that elsewhere it would take an entire continent to express. Yunnan was traversed by the fabled Tea and Horse Road, an important trading network that rivaled the importance of the Silk Road. Home to almost half of China's 54 minority groups, traditional culture and textile processing can still be readily observed.

On this textile oriented journey you will visit several cities and towns in Yunnan, including cosmopolitan Kunming, the ancient independent Kingdom of Dali, magical Lijiang which is a huge UNESCO world heritage site, and Shangri-La where the original old villages and architecture have been well preserved through the centuries. Visit the Ancestral Tibetan Automatous Area   

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September 2017        The Ancient City of Beijing
                                        Extension to the Yunnan Tour
                                    The Cultural & Political Center of China
    
   


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       Walk on The Great Wall, Be awed by the size of the    
      Forbidden City, Ride a Tri-Shaw through the Hutongs


Continue your journey to Beijing the heart of China's cultural and political heritage.  This informative extension tour  is filled with iconic sights of Beijing and the surrounding countryside.

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isit the massive Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace for 24 of China’s emperors and their families, during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911).  The size and grandeur is impressive.  Not only was this their home, but also the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for almost 500 years.  You will also wander through the Summer Palace which sits on a large lake and was a summer retreat.  Another iconic site is the Temple of Heaven where you will learn of its construction without nails.  On its beautiful grounds, you will find many Chinese gathering to dance, do Tai Chi, sing, play cards and other activities. Ride through ancient neighborhoods - Hutongs, in a pedicab seeing the daily life of some of its citizens.  A trip to China would not be complete without visiting the Great Wall.  The Mutianyu section is well preserved and offers you wonderful views of the wall and surrounding area, plus is a great place for a walk on the wall.  These and other sights will give you a look into the unique, long history of China. 
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October                     Bali Batik Adventure
2017                           & Yogyakarta 
                                    















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December                The Magical Christmas Markets
2017                         of Eastern Germany


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               Explore the Textile Arts & Culture of Bali 
                            & Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
        Meet Batik & Weaving Artists ~ Enjoy Workshops 
              Immerse Yourself in "The Island of the Gods"
 

Enchanting Bali awaits your discovery. Rich in its diversity, Bali will overwhelm your senses with its gorgeous landscapes, intriguing flowers, its smiling  people, its magnificent shrines and temples, and its devotion to the creative arts. Visits to local batik artists and weavers, plus 2 batik classes will enhance your appreciation of the art of Batik and Ikat weaving.  Visit villages offering other Balinese Arts & Crafts.  Enjoy visiting local markets, one filled with fabrics.  Also visit Yogyakarta, the heart of batik production.  Visit with Its batik artists including a ladies co-op of traditional handmade batik and some internationally known batik artists.  Explore famous cultural sites including the Royal Palace, the famous Buddhist monument of Borobudur and Hindu Temple Complex of Prambanan. This is certainly a trip of a lifetime!

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                Saxony the Magical Region Where The
                          Christmas Markets Began!

Feel the Spirit of the Season!   Explore the sparkling Christmas Markets of Saxony in Dresden, Meissen, Leipzig and the Erzgebirge. Visit historic castles and world-renowned porcelain pottery factories, take in a concert, sample holiday treats, examine fascinating museum treasures.  Each market is a new adventure.   Fill your suitcase with Christmas treasurers.  A marvelous Old-World Christmas experience!



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Summer                  Wonderful Wales for Women
2018                          A Fascinating Textile Tour















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 Travel Through Wonderful Wales - Explore Their Castles, Gardens, Handcrafts, Arts and Textile.  A Great Cultural Tour.

Travel through time as you journey through the unique countryside of Wales, a historic part of Great Britain.  Visiting Wales is exploring a land of contrasts!  Rugged hills, well ordered valleys, long beaches, hidden glades, rushing streams and still lakes.  Ride a mountain railroad, visit small villages lost in time, hear the lilting strains of Welsh voices in song.  Wander through beautiful gardens, some rescued from abandonment, some with prestigious manor houses, and others beautiful National Trust Properties.  Enjoy charming boutique hotels, see antique Welsh quilts, visit an antique woolen mill still in operation, enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea, wander through haunting abbey ruins, and historic churches still in use.  From ancient castle ruins to horticultural delights, to antique quilts, enjoy Wales the land of contrasts on this deluxe tour.

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Summer 2018      The Gems of Central Europe
                                    
Budapest, Bratislava, Prague
                            and What Lies Between


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Majestic Cities, The Danube River, Ancient Castles!

A fascinating journey through Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Visit the magnificent major cities  of Budapest, Bratislava and Prague, the gems in the crown of Central Europe. 

Explore the back roads of ancient villages, vineyards, medieval and Renaissance architecture, romantic rivers, spectacular scenery and unexpected grandeur.  Travel through  history and culture along this ancient route and experience in a unique way these Gems of Central Europe. Dates will be set shortly.
  

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 September            Women's Vietnam Cultural Adventure
  2018                         Plus Ethnic Villages near Sapa















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  History, Traditions, Handcrafts, Textiles & Warm People

Observe firsthand, the traditions and handicrafts of Vietnam. Sail on a traditional junk in breathtaking Ha Long Bay.  Explore the sights of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a fun cooking class in ancient Hoi An.  Explore the royal city of  Hue followed by a royal dinner. Travel north to the colorful ethnic markets near Sapa. Meet with local women, visit  their villages, see their weaving, dyeing & embroidery and share an embroidery session. Float past rice fields & Karst mountains in Can Coc. Visit a quilt store that supports local women in Hanoi. Plus lots more!  A fascinating tour meeting  the women and artists of Vietnam.

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September            Cambodia Extension
2018                           Plus Angkor Wat Temples    

                                    
Artful Women Series

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                 The Splendor of the Royal Palace and 
                    The massive Angkor Wat Temples   
                 Form A Great Contrast In Architecture
                           But Both Are Magnificent!


After wandering through the splendors of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, visit the fascinating National Museum.  Travel to Siem Reap and the spectacular Angkor Wat Temple complex, one of the great wonders of the world Cambodia is in the midst of a resurgence of their great.  Textile history. Explore their markets and meet artisans. Visit a  unique floating village; and witness the rebirth of the silk industry.
 



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October       Charming  Bali Batik Adventure & Yogyakarta
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               Explore the Textile Arts & Culture of Bali 
                                & Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
        Meet Batik & Weaving Artists ~ Enjoy Workshops 
            Immerse Yourself in "The Island of the Gods"
 

Enchanting Bali awaits your discovery. Rich in its diversity, Bali will overwhelm your senses with its gorgeous landscapes, intriguing flowers, its smiling  people, its magnificent shrines and temples, and its devotion to the creative arts. Visits to local batik artists and weavers, plus 2 batik classes will enhance your appreciate of the art of Batik and Ikat weaving.  Visit villages offering other Balinese Arts & Crafts.  Enjoy visiting local markets, one filled with fabrics.  Also visit Yogyakarta, the heart of batik production.  Visit with Its batik artists including a ladies co-op of traditional handmade batik and some internationally known batik artists.  Explore famous cultural sites including the Royal Palace, the famous Buddhist monument of Borobudur and Hindu Temple Complex of Prambanan. This is certainly a trip of a lifetime!

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