Immersion Journeys, a cultural and adventure tour operator providing personalized leisure and academic trips to Africa and Asia, is pleased to announce that it received two travel awards in the month of May. The awards recognized Immersion Journeys’ innovative approach to engaging its clients with the culture and experience of a country.
For the second year in a row, National Geographic Traveler has chosen Immersion Journeys as one of its “50 Tours of a Lifetime,” which will be featured in their May 2013 issue and on their website.
Through a competitive selection process, Immersion Journeys’ “East India: Temple Mythology and Mountain Peaks” was designated as one of the most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours.
“This year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The tours we selected capture that spirit of exploration,” says executive editor Norie Quintos. “They push the boundaries of mainstream tourism, whether taking travelers to the far corners of the globe, or helping them dive deep into the culture of familiar destinations.”
Ubuntu Award, South Africa Tourism
‘Ubuntu’ – from the Zulu dialect- is the essence of being human. It speaks to our interconnectedness (I am because you are.).
This award specifically recognized the Immersion Journeys’ innovative and deeply immersive adventure and cultural programs. The taste for adventure in South Africa is incredibly high and best experienced through the eyes of a local South African. A typical Immersion Journeys’ tour highlights local culture and storytelling, especially as one travels through small coastal towns, visiting sheebeens (taverns) to watch a soccer match with the locals over several beers or to share a meal with a host family.