Join Lesley Robin and explore traditional life, crafts and folk arts of the lesser-traveled regions of the world.


EXPERIENCE the warm hospitality of local people in their homes and villages


EXPLORE a myriad of fabulous sights and vibrant markets


BE INSPIRED by the richness of textiles & crafts of different cultures


PHOTOGRAPH a thousand places, a thousand memories


SHARE a carefree journey with like-minded travelers



Lesley offers small group travel programs, each researched and accompanied personally.  Depending on the type of trip and the destination, 10 to maximum 16 persons join from around the world.

Travel with Lesley provides wonderful opportunities for cross-cultural exchange. Discover how people live and work, focusing on the traditional ways of life unique to each country. Visit grassroots projects to learn about the many roads to self-sufficiency and self-respect in our changing world.  Meet the people behind the scenes of some inspiring initiatives that stand for an ethical way of doing business, that use traditional skills to create products of beauty and quality and empower rural communities.

We will explore a myriad of exciting destinations of both historical and special interest. The accommodation in major cities is of a high standard and when we’re off the beaten track in rural countryside, we use the best available both from a point of view of charm as well as location.  The guides in each country are very knowledgeable and along with Lesley herself, bring an intimate and personal experience to our travels.

Everything is taken care of leaving you free to simply enjoy each day.

A few of my upcoming tours

UZBEKISTAN | 13-29 October 2019 | 17 Days

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We’ll journey along the legendary Silk Road to the ancient cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand associated with Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, and rich in the history…

ACROSS THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS | 27 Feb-16 March 2019 | 18 Days

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From Delhi we'll head to Rishikesh, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where the River Ganges flows through mountains, with its temples, ashrams and holy men...

ACROSS THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS | 29 Sep -16 October 2018 | 18 Days

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From Delhi we'll head to Rishikesh, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where the River Ganges flows through mountains, with its temples, ashrams and holy men...

Recent News

June 2018 Newsletter

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Hi Everyone What a pleasure to be involved once again with Uzbekistan. So many memories evoked as I look through photographs trying to decide which ones to use and all…

January 2018 News

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Dear Travelers Welcome to the New Year and may all our lives and travels be enriching! I'm looking forward immensely to joining our group at the beginning of February in…


“What an incredible trip you created for us! I loved every minute! So many wonderful experiences of such variation were included, 18 days of pure happiness. I thought the group was very companionable with very considerate and friendly people. I really didn’t want it to end! I loved the hotels and the food and all the lovely people we met along the way. And the beautiful crafts we saw, the singing and dancing and the exquisite scenery and gorgeous animals. You chose unforgettable guides who were so much fun to be with and very knowledgeable and so different from each other! I liked that! Your trips have really changed my life and made it so much better and deeper. I can’t thank you enough.”

Ruth Altman, USA – South Africa & Swaziland

“Astonishing, is the word I continue to use when people ask about India.  Astonishing in the population’s density, diversity, and capacity for perseverance, and rich in contrast and dignity.  I was overwhelmed in so many ways, but especially visually.  The depth of color and texture astounded me almost as much as the confluence and convergence of culture and history.  Of course, this is India I speak of, and not the trip itself.  That you could plan with such care and detail, a trip of this dimension;  guide the group of us tirelessly; and still manage to allow her, India, all the while, at least to appear to reveal herself, blemishes and all, is remarkable.”

Wickie Bridgforth, USA – India

“I want to thank you for your wisdom and guidance that made the trip so special. I am still assimilating all that I saw in Gujarat and Rajasthan and I am looking forward to seeing how it will influence my work. I have already added ideas of weaving to my ‘Weaving Words’ workshops where we look at the way that weaving is an interconnection of ideas/concepts rather than mearly a way of making a fabric.”

Claire Buckley, UK – India