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Educational Tours

At Open Roads Open Minds, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and we know that personal experience is the best teacher. We believe that a change in landscape and culture inspires the reflective and creative juices in all of us. We invite you to join us as we travel down the open roads with open minds.

In Provence we will hike from the medieval town of Les Baux to the city of Glanum (100 B.C.). What was life like in these cultures that time has separated?

The Anasazi lived in the Four Corners area of the United States beginning around 100 B.C. In the 13th century, they had thriving communities spread throughout the area. Mysteriously, by A.D. 1450, they had disappeared. Why did they leave? Where did they go?

Around the river's bend you spot a moose and her calf at the water's edge. A half-mile ahead, a grizzly fishes for his breakfast. Surrounded by mountains and canyons, it has taken a bush plane and a river raft to bring us to this place in the Alaskan wilderness. Have you ever experienced such vastness?

What's for lunch? Iguana. At an iguana research center in Costa Rica, we learn the rainforest is being cut down to provide room for grazing cattle. Solution: Raise iguana as a food source. Sound strange? This sweet white meat is prime.

To reflect on these questions and others is an essential goal of Open Roads tours. We will build into the schedule both active exploration and time to digest the experience.

See the next pages for specific tour information. Please note that groups are encouraged to book tours together -- a 10% discount will apply. The tour packages listed provide sample itineraries and schedules which can be modified to meet group preferences and timetables.

Open Road USA

Road Trip America


America Road History

The heart of independent roads


The freedom of the open road.