Read an interview about traveling with Peter Olin in the Chanhassen Villager!

"San Diego: History and Gardens" Jan. 22-28, 2018

Leave the gloom of northern winter behind and tour glorious Southern California with Peter Olin, Director Emeritus of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Relax for a week among lavish gardens, tasting California cuisine and touring unbeatable locales including gardens, missions, museums and a zoo.

San Diego is alive with new destinations and old town charm. Add sand, surf and sun and you have a perfect place to spend a winter week. Reserve your space today and join us in January for a six-night excursion you won't soon forget. Contact Lynde at Destinations and Tours, 440-840-6334 pr

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"Peru: Lost Lands of the Inca" March 25-April 7, 2018

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in conjunction with Knowmad Adventures is proud to announce an awe-inspiring Peru experience: “Lost Lands of the Inca: An Exploration of Peru, Machu Picchu & the Amazon.” This 14-day trip from March 25th to April 7th will highlight  historic archeological marvels of the Inca, vibrant expressions of  indigenous cultures, and unique flora and fauna of cherished gardens  and forests. Discover ancient mysteries of the Inca while visiting the  legendary citadel of Machu Picchu, breathtaking ruins of the Sacred Valley, and Cusco’s cobblestone streets. See colorful and exotic flora during curated garden walks, journey through parks of tranquil beauty in Lima, and observe unique fauna in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. Dive into bustling marketplaces and connect with local peoples in welcoming communities. Explore the unparalleled  treasures of Peru’s past and present with Knowmad Adventures and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Call Knowmad Adventures at 612.315.2894 (ext. 101 for Jordan) for more information and to register. This trip will likely sell out and space is limited.

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"Montreal, Quebec City and Charlevoix" June 18-25, 2017

Come celebrate Canada! Montreal and Quebec City
offer a touch of the Old World in North America. Experience
the contrast of Canada’s vibrant cities: the more modern,
multicultural Montreal, while Quebec City remains the heart
and soul of French-speaking Canada. The Charlevoix region is
known for its exquisite beauty.
Our journey will highlight the natural and historic wonders of our neighbors to the north, while presenting the opportunity to experience the magnificent gardens that surround and enhance the history and culture of each city, not to mention the French food! Please join Peter Olin in the Gardens of French Canada on this 7-night/8-day personally-escorted tour.

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Informational Links from Knowmad Travel:
For "Lost Land of the Incas" 2018 Tour


Indigenous Andean Culture: Amaru Village in Peru

Blog posts from previous Peru tour:

Lost Land of the Incas: Amazon Jungle & Machu Picchu Travel

Knowmad & the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Present "Lost Land of the Incas"

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