Pre-trip Reading and Viewing

We encourage all tour participants to include a little pre-trip reading and viewing in their travel preparations.  Gain valuable insights into your destination’s culture, history, textiles and people, whet your appetite for our adventure and feel more confident and prepared (less culture shock) with some background knowledge under your belt.  It’s also part of being a responsible traveller.

Please refer to the page relevant to your destination/s (see ‘Resources’ drop down menu).

All retreat|recreate tour participants will be provided with a Useful Information  document several weeks before departure.  This includes information specific to the tour destination including : general country background info, tips on etiquette, and customs, guidance on culturally-appropriate and weather-suitable clothing, basic phrases (in the local language), suggestions for textile shopping, sightseeing and restaurants for free time and pre/post-tour travels etc.

Suggested Packing List

This general packing list is also provided in our Resources drop-down menu.   Please also refer to the packing list for your particular tour date and destination for additional details and requirements.