Desert Traditions
…where new journeys into life, tradition & culture begin

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Desert Traditions specialises in small group tours to India and beyond. Our tours are a unique blend of India’s ‘must see’ sites and hidden gems. Carole Douglas travels to India several times each year in search of new places, people and experiences which she crafts into tours that lead you into some of the India’s most remote and fascinating regions. Since 2004, when Carole led her first textile tour into Kutch, until the present day she has shown the diversity of India to scores of people from Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Spain and New Zealand.

And just when you think we have India sewn up we pick up our connections in Santa Fe, New Mexico and follow the threads all the way to Southern Mexico. Sometimes an opportunity such as attending the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe is too good to pass up and, while we are there, why not follow the muses of Georgia O’Keeffe, DH Lawrence and others in New Mexico and then seek Frida Kahlo’s inspirations in Oaxaca south of the border?

‘Our sights are set on remarkable horizons, our vista is the cultural landscape, our destination is the journey and our resting place is in the hearts of those we meet along the way.’
Carole Douglas

Current Tours:

  • Beyond Santa Fe 2018 View Details July 8th - July 31st 2018
    Join us as we enter the creative heart of New Mexico and follow its beat through culture, cuisine and colour all the way to Mexico.

  • Shades of India 2018 View Details October 28th - November 19th 2018
    From the dazzling white pearl that is Udaipur, to the golden light of the dune city of Jaisalmer, to the indigo tinted depths of Jodhpur and to the romantic pink

  • Timeless Traditions View Details November 25th - December 10th 2018
    Join cultural expert and intrepid traveler Carole Douglas on a slow journey into the traditional heart of Gujarat where time stops and tradition begins . . . .

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Desert Traditions Tours are operated in conjunction with World Links Education Pty Ltd trading as Alumni Travel: ABN 81 003 444 648: Lic. No 2TA0t03088: tel 1300 799 887