Asia

Asia 2020-08-03T13:19:56+00:00

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Asia

The Asian continent is home to some of the most spectacular cities in the world, like Kyoto, Toyko, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Beijing, Bangkok and Siem Reap, Cambodia jus to name a few. These major cities are complemented by vast countryside, making up an appealing combination throughout Asia of secluded and fast-paced environments.
Not only is Asia known for it’s mouth-watering dishes, but it is also known for its many street vendors. Instead of the best food being found in fancy restaurants like you may typically be used to, you can actually find some of the tastiest meals from the carts and stalls lining the streets in many Asian cities. If you are on a mission for street food, some of the top cities where you will find success are Penang, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi, Singapore, and Seoul, just to name a few.
Asia is home to more temples than any other continent in the world. It is also the place where many of the world’s mainstream religions and beliefs were born. Therefore, a visit to Asia would not be complete without stopping to see at least a few of its majestic temples. Angkor Wat, one of the most famous temples, is the largest religious monument in the world and is located in Cambodia. Balanced on the edge of a 3,000 foot high cliff, the Taktsang Dzong temple is a well-recognized symbol of Bhutan. Finally, the Temple of Heaven dating back to the early 1400s is an impressive site to see and is also surrounded by a large public park, the grounds where many locals will practice tai chi throughout the week. However, these few barely scratch the surface of the incredible architecture, history, and detail that is found in the many temples throughout Asia.

BEST OF CAMBODIA & NORTHERN THAILAND

15 days, Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai
Ancient ruins, fascinating cultures, and bustling cityscapes await on this 15-day tour through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. See Angkor Wat at sunrise with the help of a local expert, embark on a boat tour through Bangkok’s small canals, and explore historical cities in the old capital city of Ayutthaya. Along the way, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn about local villagers and traditional cultures through overnight homestays so that you’re truly earning those stamps in your passport.
On SALE:

2020:
Oct 9, 16, 18, 23, 29, Nov 3, 8, 22 $1759
Dec 18 $1869
2021:
Jan 1, Feb 2, 21, 28 $1869
Mar 25, 28 $1759
April 19, 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30 $1657
June 13, 27 July 11, 21, 25 Aug 8, 15, 22, 29 $1759
Book by August 31, 2020

Ultimate Cambodian Express

14 days
Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh
No matter where you travel in Cambodia, the past is always present. History, both ancient and modern, is everywhere here; whether you’re cycling in the shadows of the mighty Angkor Wat, wandering the streets of cosmopolitan Phnom Penh, or exploring the Irrawaddy in search of river dolphins, you can’t escape the pull of time that shaped, and continues to shape, this arresting land.
Stroll through the streets of colonial Phnom Penh and Battambang
Learn about the recent history of Cambodia with a visit to Tuol Sleng (S21 prison)
Revel in the majesty of Angkor Wat
Relax on golden beaches
Experience a local village meal
On sale!
2020:
Oct 31 $1359
Dec 23 $1393
2021:
March 20 April 10 $1359
May 8, June 5 $1291
July 3, 17 $1359
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Classic Bali

8 days
Sanur to Candidasa
From pristine beaches to temples surrounded by jungle, Bali is a land loaded with cultural and natural highlights. This well-packed adventure offers up the perfect blend of the must-sees with free time to get off the beaten path — where the people you’ll encounter are just as likely to be memorable locals as other travellers. With its excellent food, artists, and culture, there’s more to this beloved island than just getting a little extra sun.
Relax on stunning beaches
Uncover the unique culture of Ubud
Explore Hindu temples
Marvel at the power of active volcanoes
On sale!
2020:
Oct 1, 18 $934
Nov 22, Dec 25 $875
2021:
Jan 3, Feb 7 Mar 16, 26, April 9, 23, 30 $875
May 16, 23, 30 June 4, 13 $934
June 18, 23, 27, July 2, , 16, 23, 25 30 $977
Book by August 31, 2020

Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travellers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Cycle Vietnam’s BackRoads

14 days Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Are you bored of spin classes and biking the same old trails at home? The cure is Vietnam. This 14-day trip is one of Asia’s classic cycling journeys, riding from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, giving you a unique viewpoint of the countryside. With thousands of kilometres of stunning beaches and beautiful coastal roads, as well as some of the freshest seafood around, this ride is an indulgent experience whether in or out of the saddle. Prepare to have your cycling legs challenged.

2020:
Oct 19 $2124
Book by August  31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Mekong River Experience

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap 8 days
Think Southeast Asia is just beautiful, beautiful landscapes? There’s a lot more to it. (Though, the landscapes are indeed crazy-beautiful.) On this eight-day river cruise, you’ll hop aboard bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses. The magic of the Mekong aside, river cruising gives you a view unlike any other, with visits to the Cai Be floating market, the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production before wandering through the local markets.

On sale!
2020:
Oct 29 $2379
Nov 12, Dec 24 $2575
2021:
Feb 4, 18 $2575
March 18, April 15, $2379
Book by August  31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Best of Vietnam

15 days
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City’s streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural, and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you’ll never forget.
On sale!
2020:
Oct 4, 25 $1614
Nov 1, 8, Dec 20 $1674
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand

22 days Singapore to Bangkok
Experience the lively traditions and cultural riches of Southeast Asia on this epic adventure, taking you from Singapore’s dynamic streets to Malaysia’s lush rainforests and the stunning temples of Thailand. Cross the boundary between city and wilderness in Singapore’s Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and the Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur, and explore the remnants of an extraordinary past in multicultural Melaka and the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Savour local flavours at bustling markets overflowing with exotic fruits; and roll up your sleeves to whip up delicious Thai dishes at a cooking class. A National Geographic Tour!
2020:
Nov 8 $5249

Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

Indochina

29 days, Bangkok to Bangkok
From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay’s magnificent limestone karsts, this trip encompasses the highlights of Indochina. Marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail the Mekong, and savour noodles in Hoi An. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by the tour Guides, this adventure offers up the perfect combination of must-see highlights and free time.

Onsale!  

2020:
Oct 1, 9, 15, 19, 29 $3671
Nov 2, 9, 13, Dec 14, 25 $3807

Book by August 31, 2020

2021:
Jan 4, 13, 20 Feb 1, 5, 12, 19 $3807
Mar 5, 18, $3807
Mar 29$3671
April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 24 $3501
Book by June 30, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

NORTHERN PHILIPPINES AND PALAWAN ADVENTURE

16 days, Manila to Puerto Princesa

The colourful culture, pristine beaches, and colonial history of the Philippines aren’t easy to capture in just one trip but this 16-day tour is a pretty decent effort. Envelop yourself in colonial history within Manila’s former walled centre and the charming town of Vigan, embark on a subterranean boat ride through an underground cave system, and visit a self-governing penal colony. The Philippines’ beaches are some of the world’s best, so we’ve left plenty of time for snorkelling or simply just lounging on the beaches of El Nido. This way, your knowledge of the country will only deepen alongside your tan.
2020:
Oct 23, Nov 13 $3314
Dec 25 $3518
2021:
Feb 5, 26, Mar 19 $3518 April 30n $3314
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, this 17-day trip offers a combination of guided excursions and free time to explore beaches, ruins, urban culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Cruise the Mekong for a day and overnight on a traditional sailing junk boat in Halong Bay. Witness the heights of Cambodia’s past at Angkor Wat, and contemplate its lows by walking the infamous Killing Fields. Although many activities are included, there is still plenty of time to explore on your own and create the ultimate adventure.
2020:
Oct 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 27, 31 $2184
Nov 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 28 $2294
Dec 7, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28 $2294
2021:
Jan 5, 6, 14, 16, 29 $2294
Feb 1, 2, 7, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 24, 26 $2294
Mar 3, 7, 13 $2294
Mar 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28 $2194
April 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 22, 26, 29 $2194
May 1, 6, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 27, 31 $2082
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

CLASSIC BALI & LOMBOK

14 days, Sanur to Sanur
Snorkel the warm tropical waters and watch Balinese shadow puppets dance in the night. Marvel at floating palaces and temples. Experience the best of Bali and Lombok on this adventure, offering you the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore these fascinating islands at your own pace. Cool your heels in secluded waterfall pools and relax in the laid-back Gili Islands. Our CEOs will bring you off the beaten path, where you’ll meet these islands’ locals and gain insight into a completely different way of life.
On sale!

2020:
Oct 2, 16, 30 $1886
Nov 13, 20, 25, Dec 13, 20, 25 $1784
2021:
Feb 7, Mar 16, 26, April 9, 23 $1784
May 2, 16, 23, 30 $1886
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

BEST OF CAMBODIA & NORTHERN THAILAND

15 days, Ho Chi Minh City to Chiang Mai
Ancient ruins, fascinating cultures, and bustling cityscapes await on this 15-day tour through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. See Angkor Wat at sunrise with the help of a local expert, embark on a boat tour through Bangkok’s small canals, and explore historical cities in the old capital city of Ayutthaya. Along the way, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn about local villagers and traditional cultures through overnight homestays so that you’re truly earning those stamps in your passport.
ON Sale!

2020:

Oct 9, 16, 18, 23, 29, Nov 3, 8, 22 $1759
Dec 18 $1869
2021:
Jan 1, Feb , 21, 28 $1869
Mar 25, 28 $1759
April 18, 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30 $1657
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

JAPAN EXPRESS: OSAKA TO TOKYO

9 days, Osaka to Tokyo
From the Buddhist monks of Kōyasan to the high rollers of Tokyo, see the many faces of Japan on this condensed tour beginning in Osaka. Savour the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji. You’ll stay in a traditional ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs. A great combination of the traditional and the contemporary, this adventure provides a taste of the rich culture of Japan.

2020:
Oct 2, 9, 14, 16, 23 $3195
Nov 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 27 Dec 16, 18 $2932
2021:
Jan 22 Feb 12, 26 $2932
Mar 12, 17, 20 $2059 Mar 26, 27, 28, April 1, 2,4, 6, 9, 14 $3331
April 16, 21, 25 May 2, 7 $3195
May 14, 21, 30 $3059
Book by August  31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

CAMBODIA & VIETNAM: BONFIRES & BANH MI


20 days, Bangkok to Hanoi
Begin in Bangkok—a city that never sleeps—and end by braving Hanoi’s bustling streets. Plug into Cambodia and Vietnam on this electric journey with breaks to bliss out on white-sand beaches. Get a history lesson exploring Angkor Wat and walking Ho Chi Minh City’s streets. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own
2020:
Oct 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30 $1555
Nov 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20 21, 24, 27, 29 $1640
Dec 1, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 26, 29 $1640
2021:
Jan 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 30 ,31 $1640
Feb 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 26 $1640
Mar 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 $1640
April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 20, 23, 25 $1555
May 1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 29, 30 $1555
Book by August  31, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

ICONIC THAILAND

15 DAYS, BANGKOK TO BANGKOK
Hit the highlights of Thailand on a 15-day adventure that strikes a balance between cultural landmarks and stunning beaches, activity and relaxation. Up north, ponder the River Kwai and eat your way through Chiang Mai. Then head to the southern shores for some downtime at Ko Samui and Krabi. Along the way, bask in the radiance of golden temples, enjoy long-tail boat rides, and learn to cook authentic Thai food. National Geographic tour!
2020:
Nov 8, 22 $3569
2021:
Jan 17, Feb 28 $3679
Mar 28, June 6, July 4 Aug 1 $3569
Aug 29 $3449 Oct 24, Nov 21, 28 $3569
Dec 12, 19 $3679

Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date