Why I love Tibet
“For me Tibet is a uniquely spiritual place. Those moments of peace, fleeting and precious, when everything seems to be in its proper place, just seem to come more frequently here.Despite the overpowering pace of change and a sobering political situation, underpinning everything for me are the Tibetan people, whose joy and devotion remain deeply inspiring.Tibet is a place that will likely change the way you see the...” Read More
Top experiences in Tibet
Mekong Delta Small Group Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh
Meet at Saigon Opera House prior to your 8am departure, and set out on your 8-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City in an air-conditioned coach. After a 2.5-hour ride through the countryside, arrive in My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta. As the terminus of the Mekong River, which winds through six countries from Tibet to Vietnam, this incredibly fertile region produces approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output, and life revolves around the the delta. Upon arrival into My Tho, board a private long-tail boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. On the boat ride, your local guide delves into the history of the region and steers you to an island with lush tropical gardens. Sample tropical fruit before continuing to another island in the Mekong Delta, where your guide will share stories of the area's cottage industry, coconut candy. Visit a coconut candy factory, where you'll hear the history of the industry and watch how this confection is made. As you continue your journey along the river, take the opportunity to stop at local villages and experience more of the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of the people who call the Delta their home. Purchase handcrafted souvenirs as you experience the more relaxed pace of the Delta, in stark contrast to the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer from your boat to Xe Loi, a motorized cart that transports you to a bee farm, where you'll transition to a smaller rowing boat that allows you to get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta. Sample local Mekong cuisine at the Diem Phuong Restaurant, where lunch is served. After lunch, once again board the air-conditioned coach for the return journey from My Tho to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be dropped back off at Saigon Opera House.Please note: Knees and shoulders must be covered, as the tour visits rural areas.
The Carolina Opry
The Carolina Opry has won press accolades from major media across the country: 'The man who is turning Myrtle Beach into a country music capital is Calvin Gilmore' - NBC Nightly News 'A Big Hit' - USA Today 'Calvin Gilmore is given much of the credit for getting Myrtle Beach in tune with the entertainment world' - CNN 'A hot ticket' - New York Post 'Gilmore's new country mecca: Myrtle Beach' - Hollywood Reporter This show is seasonal and only operates from January to October. Upgrade and when you purchase The Carolina Opry tickets you can add also see Good Vibrations at a discounted rate. You must attend both shows within a 14 day period.
The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
This Holiday Season, Calvin Gilmore Theatre is pulling out all the stops and embodying the spirit of Christmas with their second to none, holiday decorations. The transformation takes place over a week where the crew works to create a winter wonderland including over 35 Christmas trees (including a 30 foot lobby tree with 25,000 lights,) 75 wreaths, over 5 miles of tree lighting wires, a gorgeous array of ornaments, and mounds of snow! Christmas begins at The Carolina Opry. Often imitated, but never equaled, it remains The South's most loved holiday show; blending beloved classics with great new favorites, all bound together by fresh comedy and breathtaking dance. Come home to The Carolina Opry for Christmas. It's warm, it's funny, it's shamelessly sentimental, and your family is going to love it more than ever! The Carolina Opry is the only show that has won every major South Carolina Tourism award including the Governor's Cup and most Outstanding Attraction. It is the only show that has been featured by NBC Nightly News, USA Today, CNN, Variety and Hollywood Reporter. This show is seasonal and only operates from November through to early January. To view the seating chart select View Additional Info:Yellow is Gold SeatingGrey is Silver Seating
Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach
Make your way to the Legends In Concert state-of-the-art theater located in the heart of Myrtle Beach for an incredible evening of music and dance entertainment by the best tribute artists around. Each season, a new lineup of tribute artists salute the musical greats of yesterday and today. See performers who take on the persona of celebrities like Madonna, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Steven Tyler and other musical legends. A smoking hot live band and electrifying dancers back the star performer for an evening of entertainment that will have you dancing in your seats.Each night, five headline performers strut their stuff in a show that runs about two hours. Top-quality lighting and audio-visual technicians bring the entire show to new heights. After the show, the performers are available for photos and autographs at no charge. Professional photographers also take photos of guests with the performers before and after the show, but you are not obligated to buy the prints. Please note: acts are subject to change without notice
Motor City Musical – A Tribute to Motown
At the GTS Theatre in Myrtle Beach, sit down at the intimate venue for your performance of 'Motor City Musical – A Tribute to Motown,' a show following one man’s dream that turned into everyone’s music. Learn about all the iconic musical talent that came out of Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s as you sing along to hits by beloved artists like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. Motown crushed barricades, changed lives, and had Americans across the country moving to the same beats. This musical journey takes you back to the era of Motown with dynamic performances that will keep you 'dancing in the street' for the rest of the night.
Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour
Meet your guide at the centrally located Kathmandu Guest House and hop on a local bus to Pashupatinath, a significant Hindu temple devoted to the god Shiva. Your expert guide will explain the Hindu spiritual beliefs surrounding the cycle of birth and death. You’ll also have the chance to interact with the colorfully dressed Sadhu monks. Learn why the holy men give up worldly goods to signify devotion and liberation. Outside the 17th-century temple, along the banks of the Bagmati River, cremation ceremonies regularly take place. Respect mourning families by refraining from photos or watching the ritual. Next, travel by local transport for a short distance to Bodhnath. The shrine is an important religious site for Tibetan Buddhists, and one of the only places in the world that you can see the daily routines of Tibetan monks. The stupa sits along a historic trade route that stretches across Lhasa, Tibet, Nepal and India. Today, people still come to Bodhnath to pray before undertaking a daunting journey such as climbing the Himalayas. Marvel at one of the world’s largest stupas as your guide explains Tibetan traditions. You might even see pilgrims spin prayer wheels as they circle the stupa. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with resident monks about Buddhism and the practices you witness at Bodhnath. After wrapping up at Bodhnath, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a nearby rooftop restaurant with a fantastic view overlooking the stupa (own expense). Then walk to the home of a renowned astrologer who will do a reading for you (own expense), if you wish! After an enlightening day exploring Kathmandu’s spiritual side, your guide returns you to your hotel.