Heritage and Culture

Experience a culture 20,000 years in the making or one with only two decades of freedom. Let Down Under Endeavours take you past the kitsch to the authentic and unforgettable on memorable heritage and culture vacation. Voyage deep into Kakadu National Park to see the world’s oldest paintings at Nouralangie rock. Sit down for kava with a Fijian tribal king or home made beer with a Zulu witch-doctor. Meet modern Maori carvers applying ancient techniques to contemporary topics. Stand quiet and humbled in the prison cell that once held Nelson Mandela.  Journey to a local vanilla farm in Taha’a to learn about how 95% of the world’s vanilla is made.  Or travel to a local Masai village in Kenya to meet the children.

Down Under Endeavours handcrafts luxury vacations designed around your wants, needs, timeframe and budget. To get a taste of what’s possible, check out these sample heritage and culture itineraries. Have a look, see what catches your eye, then chat to the Down Under team to custom-create your itinerary. Occasionally, we offer traditional “package” vacations focused on a special event. But those are the exception, not the rule. The heritage and culture itinerary of your trip of your lifetime will be unique to you.

Starting at $2,749

New Zealand Fiji Package: New Zealand and Fijian Ancient Cultures

For this New Zealand Fiji Package, we had a very intellectual couple from Washington DC that wanted to get to know the history and culture of 2 of the South Pacific’s most storied peoples, the Fijians and the Kiwis/Maori. We started their New Zealand Fiji Package with some time on Castaway Island Resort, where they were hosted Read More…

Trip Type: Heritage and Culture

Starting at $3,499

Outback Vacation: Ultimate Australia Cultural Experience

We planned this Outback Vacation: Ultimate Australia Cultural Experience for 2 sisters who had visited Sydney and the major Australian cities, and now wanted to get a feel for the local cultures. This journey took them to iconic highlights, including Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as some spectacular areas off the beaten track. Read More…

Trip Type: Heritage and Culture

Starting at $7,099

Tanzanian Culture & Wildlife Safari

Experience Tanzanian culture and wildlife on this amazing safari getaway.  Spend your nights in luxurious en suite camps and your days on game drives.  From Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park to Lake Eyasi and Karatu, you’ll find adventures around every corner.  Keep your eyes open and cameras ready while you watch one of nature’s Read More…

Trip Type: Outdoor Adventure, Wildlife & Wilderness, Heritage and Culture

Starting at $11,799

Australian Outback Vacation: Luxury Outback and Sydney

This Australian Outback Vacation was created for 2 sisters who wanted to get off the beaten path and experience the natural beauty of the Australian Outback, but still see highlights in Sydney. They began their Australian Outback Vacation at the luxurious Bumurru Plains, a luxury wilderness lodge located in the floodplains near Kakadu National Park. The next morning, they Read More…

Trip Type: Heritage and Culture

Starting at $16,049

South Pacific Vacation Packages: Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti

This lucky honeymoon couple from Canada had a full month for their Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti journey. So we selected one of our favorite South Pacific Vacation Packages. We sent them on an epic month-long journey guiding them through the highlights of the South Pacific experiencing the culture and landscape of New Zealand, Australia, Read More…

Trip Type: Heritage and Culture, Romantic Getaways