At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.
The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!
Community service and sustainability is at the core of the Learning Journeys mission. In addition to hands-on interactive classes, we work in the local communities, helping to improve lives and our planet. Destinations are chosen for their exceptional beauty, abundant wildlife, accessibility to expert practitioners , and generally fun places to visit! The destinations are near and far-North America, Latin and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and more.
Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting.
Perillo's "Learning Journeys" are an excellent value for money and an investment.
Getting away from your everyday home-life allows you to concentrate on your skill. And joining people with the same, or more advanced skill levels, encourages you to reach ever-higher levels of accomplishment. We offer both private journeys as well as scheduled departure dates, where guests know they’ll be traveling with others of the same interest.
It all starts with a few questions so we can provide you with the perfect program. Click on Begin Your Journey and you are on your way!
Located in Rajasthan, India, Pushkar is a vibrant metropolis. Pushkar is one of the oldest towns in India. For most part of the year, the town is a haven for pilgrims from across the country, seeking a dip in the holy lake. As the year ends, however, one sees the other face of Pushkar – vibrant, colourful, noisy and buzzing with activity. This is when the town plays host to the annual Pushkar Fair, also known as the Pushkar Cattle Fair which attracts visitors in their thousands.
An art and language tour focused learning journey in Spain and France. Enjoy interesting immersions such as Paris Muse Clues, an art based treasure hunt at the Louvre, and other cultural, language and art based immersions!
Welcome to Sri Lanka, a land of inner peace and beauty. Relax and transform in a unique and harmonious land.
Get ready for a family adventure of a lifetime - a safari across two African Countries! Experience elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, and other animals you've only seen on TV oe in zoos in their natural habitats.
Engage your senses during our professional level culinary exploration of Lyon, France. Hands on experiences in cheese, chocolate, wine and bread making at some of the renown culinary landmarks in the world. A true immersion into fine gastronomy. Great for individual travelers, families and private culinary groups.
Join us on a classic Learning Journey to Italy with a twist.
Perfect for School and Choir Groups with over 10 travelers
Visit Venice, Florence and Rome, staying in authentic Tuscan Villa in Chianti. Learning experiences include an Italian Language class and meeting the Monks at Sant’Antimo to learn about the classic Gregorian chant.
Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Cojimar & Santa Clara
Cuba's culture is rich with contributions from its indigenous, African and European roots. But above all, the people of Cuba are the island's greatest asset. They are friendly, welcoming, resourceful and full of life. This learning journey will introduce you to the people and provide ample opportunities to interact with them in meaningful and rewarding ways, learning and teaching each other about life in Cuba .
Welcome to Australia, the largest island and the world! Learn about the landscapes that host cosmopolitan cities, outstanding nature experiences and diverse regions. Great for groups interested in nature,science,sustainability,culture, photography and art.
Cuba's culture is rich with contributions from its indigenous, African and European roots. But above all, the people of Cuba are the island's greatest asset. They are friendly, welcoming, resourceful and full of life. This Learning Journey to Cuba will introduce you to the people and provide ample opportunities to interact with them in meaningful and rewarding ways, learning and teaching each other about life in Cuba.
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Discover Israel, a rich cultural and religious land where history is interwoven with modern life.
Explore the beautiful island of Sicily and it cities. Consume both the cuisine and the culture on this learning journey. With a primary focus of both Sicily's food and culinary history, this tour is superb for one who truly wishes to absorb Italian culture. Indulge yourself with Italy's fantastically rich foods such as olives, bread, honey, and wines with multiple tastings available. Create your own cuisine in a guided cooking class at Taormina's local market. A great experience for an Italian food lover.
Become one with yourself. Visit the mythological islands of Santorini and Crete, the lands of muses, gods and goddesses. Visit the historical sites, enjoy daily yoga and meditation, learn Greek dance, cook with a local Greek Yia Yia (grandmother), support women through the ‘’Angel’s House’’ women’s social project and experience vibrant Greek community and culture.
The finest of India's cuisines is as rich and diverse as it's civilization. It is an art form that has been passed on through generations purely by word of mouth, from guru (teacher) to vidhyarthi (pupil) or from mother to daughter. The range assumes astonishing proportions when one takes into account regional variations. Very often the taste, colour, texture and appearance of the same delicacy changes from state to state. This tour is a celebration of fine Indian cuisine that will not only tantalise your taste buds, but it’s also an ode to the history of India and its culture.
Highlights include a specific focus on the art and architecture of the Renaissance.
Stay at a 12th Century Tuscan Villa. Learning includes a language lesson and two exclusive drawing and painting “en plein air” classes. In the warm weather months, course takes place outside, in the heart of Florence and Rome.
The art of simple living is a way of life in the Japanese culture. From Tokyo to Kyoto , you’ll discover a land of sublime art, unsurpassed natural beauty, and fascinating traditions. Enjoy a mystical visit to Mt. Koya and stay at a traditional Buddhist Monastery. Learn about Zen, attend meditations and yoga sessions. Throughout your trip, meet local people, stay in a genuine ryokan (inn), and experience age-old cultural traditions, such as a ritualized tea ceremony, a cooking class and a sake tasting.
Embark on a 12 day tour to see the best highlights of India. Start the tour in Delhi and get up close to the capital city for the day, next visit the grand Taj Mahal before taking in the colors of Jaipur. Be charmed by the town of Mandawa, which is referred to as the ‘open art gallery’ of Rajasthan as it is dotted with fascinating mansions that have lavishly painted walls. On day return back to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight to Kochi, Kerala. Experience God’s Own Country, surrounded by valleys, midland plains and coastal belts, with a essence of responsible travel.
Live like a local in Florence! Want to learn Italian in an authentic enviornment? This course is specifically designed for mature students of any age! Students will learn Italian in a pleasant and relaxing apartment environment, accompanied by a wide variety of cultural and culinary activities including city, culinary and vineyard tours!
Transform your life! Live your dream of studying Italian language and cooking, Roman style all while partaking in language study abroad!
Enjoy an educational immersion into Roman culture, dialect and traditional foods on this food tour. You will experience hands-on lessons while seeing the highlights of the city and learning how to prepare traditional dishes with a local chef. You will return with skills that will last beyond the memories of the travel experience.
Spend 8 days embarking on a self journey through beautiful Northern Italy!
Spend 13 days on a journey through Bhutan! It is not an exaggeration to say that Bhutan is a destination unlike any other. This sacred land is still untouched by the modern world. You will be able to immerse yourself into the true traditional highlights of Bhutan for 13 days of your journey. Spend time visiting ancient sites such as the Rimpung Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, and Trongsa Dzong fortresses, and multiple sacred temples such as the Kyichu Lhakhang Buddhist temple, as well as monasteries such as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery!
Unique Dance and Arts focused journey to Saint Petersburg, Russia. Experience private before hours tours with top museum curators,dancers and artists. Learn about crafts and folklore and experience the destination through performances. Perfect for dance teachers and schools. Help your students explore the world through dance and art tours!
Welcome to Sicily, a unique island graced with art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food. Discover Sicily and discover the world! Perfect for groups of 10 or more travelers.
Friendly, peaceful and progressive, “the Rich Coast” is one of the world’s top eco-tourism destinations. With almost a quarter of the country either a national park or a protected area, opportunities to explore natural wonders are abundant. For private high school groups traveling with 10 or more students.
FEED YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL: Come with us on a journey to a land as old as the gods, where good food and wine are a way of life….reconnect your body and soul with daily meditations and yoga….sit at our table and savor our wines….immerse yourself in our culture, our family, and our country….let us welcome you to the heart and soul of Italy.