Asia is a land of superlatives, a continent of staggering diversity that stretches from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean. For an intense and intoxicating introduction to the region, India is hard to beat, from the crazy streets of Delhi to the delicate beauty of the Taj Mahal. Or perhaps you’ve seen India and you’d like to check out teardrop-shaped Sri Lanka, home to a fascinating Buddhist culture, lush tea plantations and beautiful beaches. China is another big hitter, a mesmerising blend of tradition and modernity and a country that is set to shape all of our futures in the years ahead. Japan meanwhile sits in a category all of its own, at the forefront of high tech innovation yet steadfast in its traditions.
South East Asia is the backpacker’s favourite, but you’ll learn a lot more about the region by travelling on an escorted tour. In Vietnam you can immerse yourself in the timewarp atmosphere of old Hanoi, sail amongst remarkable limestone islands in Ha Long Bay or explore the tropical backwaters of the Mekong Delta. Travellers flock to Laos for its laid back atmosphere and the gilded temples of Luang Prabang, while Cambodia’s incredible Angkor Wat should be on everyone’s bucket list. Last but not least, now is the time to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, which is finally opening up to tourists after years in the wilderness. Float over the show-stopping temples of Bagan in a hot air balloon, walk the buzzing streets of the former capital, Yangon, and discover a deeply spiritual land where the Orient of old lingers on.
The origin of the Japanese garden lies in simple, gravel-covered forest clearings where the gods could manifest themselves.
Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay, Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temples, Mount Phousi in Laos and a cruise of the Mekong to Thailand – this epic journey includes so much
Experience the culture and nightlife of the capital city of Bangkok, enjoy adventure holidays in regions such as Chiang Mai.
Experience the exhilarating side of one of the world’s most spectacular islands as you hike, bike and raft your way around Bali.
Sri Lanka was known by early Arab traders as “Serendib,” a name which gave rise to the English word “serendipity.”
Visit South East Asia’s buzzing cities and pristine islands on a jam-packed journey through Thailand and Malaysia
Explore some of asia's largest cities; by traditional bamboo raft; Trek on foot.
Discover the incredible diversity, delectable cuisines, dramatic histories and natural beauty of Cambodia and Vietnam on a 20-day Premium adventure
Wander through Nha Trang's markets and Relax on the beaches of Koh Rong.
Love beaches? Love islands? Love cocktails? Well, you’ll love this trip! Head from buzzing Bangkok to blissful Ko Samui and stunning Ao Nang, this nine-day southern Thailand adventure will see you snorkelling, swimming and waterfall-chasing until your heart is content
Journey through the heart of Central Asia, crossing beautiful deserts and mountain landscapes. Discover ancient cities full of intricate Islamic architecture, thriving bazaars and mystical old-world atmosphere, all linked with the legends of the Silk Road.
High amongst lofty mountains, embark on an incredible journey through the breathtaking Indian state of Sikkim and the magical kingdom of Bhutan, a lesser known but truly spectacular section of the Himalayas