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.
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Dive into India on this 11-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid, and discover a wide range of cultural highlights in a relatively short amount of time
From trekking through lush green paddy fields to sailing past the iconic limestone islands of South-East Asia, Ultimate Vietnam gives a taste of the true natural beauty.
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Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure.
Explore Tsambagarav NP, the Tsenhker Cave, and the town of Olgii where we can stock up with supplies at the local market.
Visit enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience
Join Travel Talk's 8-day Essential India tour to take you to the heart of its culture, history and adventure.
Explore the imperial cities, ancient wonders, and rich war history of Vietnam. Embrace the organised chaos in Cambodia’s capital and making silk and Khmer pottery.