This is India, a land that tears your heart and feeds your soul.

India is “a myth and an idea, a dream and a vision, and yet very real and present and pervasive,” wrote the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. With the world’s oldest written religious scriptures, ancient and profound medical science and an age-old knowledge of electricity and astronomy, India holds a seminal place among the civilizations of Asia . This rich heritage can be seen throughout the country, from sculptured green tea plantations to majestic temples, lavish lakeside palaces to dramatic desert forts, frenetic lowland cities to isolated Himalayan villages – a diversity matched only by the warm hospitality of the Indian people. Dazzling the senses with a profusion of colors, sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, India is a place so rich and complex you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not see it all.


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Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams. If none of our existing itineraries are perfect, we're thrilled to create a personalized trip just for you, your friends, and your family.

Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know your thoughts.

2. Talk with us about where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

3. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost for you to review and suggest changes you would like to see.

4. Based on your feedback, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

5. Review the new program. If it works, we will ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost usually, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.


"India was fantastic! Everything was wonderful and it was truly the trip of a lifetime. I don't think life will ever be the same after this trip. Prashant was by far the best guide we had. He was extremely knowledgable, relatable, funny, and interesting. We became friends with him and felt very comfortable with him." - Audrey

"I first started traveling with Myths and Mountains 12 years ago, and they never disappoint with an itinerary that's unusual and most often unique to allow a greater understanding of the culture and local people. My most recent trip was to India with Myths. They know I'm a photographer and so they make sure they match me with guides for early sunrise starts and late sunset finishes. It's something I really appreciate." - Sarah

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Allie Almario

Allie Almario, Vice President

Allie's fascination with wildlife conservation, photography, and indigenous cultures has taken her on countless adventures spanning all seven continents and nearly 70 countries. She's trekked by camel across India's Thar Desert, camped under the stars to hyenas howling in Botswana, and plunged into the frigid waters of Deception Bay in Antarctica. In Madagascar, she tracked lemurs in the wild, drank potent rice wine with headhunters in Borneo, and swam with white-tipped sharks in the Galapagos. Allie is the former executive director of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Direct Line: (775) 832-1060

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Adventure. Experience. Transform. Let the culture embrace you.

Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!

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