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By land or by water, Asia is full of adventures, and we are here to help you decide which one is best for your next vacation. This immense continent stretches from the eastern frontiers of Europe all the way to the South Pacific, including diverse countries like Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Indonesia, and Laos, just to name a few. Each country has its own distinct attractions, both culturally and naturally. Tibet and Nepal are famous as hosts of the towering Himalayas; the Indochina Peninsula is renowned for the ornate pagodas, temples & well preserved ruins, like those of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Or, you can visit the most populous country in the world - China - to see a mix of bustling modern cities like Beijing and ancient marvels, such as the impressive Great Wall. Contact us to start planning today.
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Li river and hills in the sun, Yangshuo

Great Wall, Dynasties, & Rivers

Active China - 12 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Leshan & the Giant Buddha
  • View pandas early in the morning
  • Explore Ping'an & the rice terraces
Hike the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, explore the rice terraces surrounding Ping'an Village, see pandas in Chengdu, and bike along the Li River in Yangshuo. Encounter people and lifestyles of the various ethnic groups found in China on this active trip.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Beijing, Dazhai Village, Dongkou, Forbidden City, Fuli Town, Guilin, Jinshanling Section, Liugong, Longsheng, Olympic Forest Park, Ping'An Village, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, Xingping, Yangdi, Yangshuo
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Fisherman at Inle lake

Myanmar Snapshot

8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bike & Cruise Manadalay's top sites
  • Explore Bagan's pagodas
  • Cruise beautiful Inle Lake
Explore the main highlights of Myanmar on this 8 day trip in Asia. Visit the sights in Yangon and Mandalay, cruise the waters of Inle Lake and wander through temples as you tour Bagan. Enjoy the best of Myanmar in a short amount of time!
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Mingun, Mount Popa, Yangon
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Great Wall of China in the sunshine

Beautiful Beijing & the Wall

6 Day Itinerary
  • Bike through the Hutong District
  • Wander local art galleries
  • Participate in a cooking class
  • Explore Forbidden City
Spend a week exploring the capital of the People's Republic of China - Beijing. Immerse yourself in the culture, lifestyle, and history of this ancient city with opportunities to visit the Forbidden CIty, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, and more!
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration
Places: Beijing, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Section, Summer Palace
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Boats on a Phuket beach

Best of Thailand

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Wat Pho, a Buddhist temple
  • Wander Damnoen Saduak Market
  • Feed and bathe elephants
  • Sail around Phang Nga Bay
Arrive in Bangkok and begin your 10 day Thailand adventure. This tour covers the main highlights of the region including temple visits, local markets, the Elephant Nature Park, city tours, and a beach stay in Phang Nga Bay. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonder of this country.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Elephant Nature Park, Phang Nga Bay, Phuket Island
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Terraced rice fields

Vietnam Adventure

12 Day Itinerary
  • Trek to isolated villages
  • Stay with a local family
  • Climb Titop Mountain to great views
  • Explore the sites of Hoi An
This active itinerary explores the more hidden parts of Vietnam. On this 12 day tour trek through Red Zao and Hmong villages, explore enchanting cities, and cruise along Ha Long Bay. Meet and interact with locals along the way learning about their culture and history.
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Homestay, Land & Sea, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Vietnam, Ban Lech Dao, Bat Trang Pottery Village, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Lao Cai, Mong Sen Bridge, Mong Sen Village, Muong Bo Village, My Son Sanctuary, Nam Cum Village, Nam Lang B Village, Sapa, Sin Chai B, Ta Phin Village
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Kinabatangan River

Borneo Hiking & Wildlife Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • See pygmy elephants and orangutans
  • Explore the jungles of Borneo
  • Summit Mount Kinabalu
Borneo Tour - Borneo Hiking & Wildlife Adventure - Climb the highest peak in Malaysia and spend three nights at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge on the banks of the Kinabatangan River in search of pygmy elephants, orangutans, and proboscis monkeys on your Borneo adventure!
Activities: Hiking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Borneo, Malaysia, Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu, Laban Rata Resthouse, Mount Kinabalu Summit, Sandakan, Sukau Rainforest Lodge
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Local paddling on Tonle Sap Lake

Highlights of Cambodia

8 Day Itinerary
  • Take a Khmer cooking class
  • Visit the impressive Angkor Wat
  • Explore an overgrown jungle temple
  • Boat the Tonle Sap to a village
Spend a week exploring the treasures of Cambodia and the ancient Khmer Empire on this highlights tour of Cambodia. Explore Phnom Penh and the region of Siem Reap and its Khmer ruins.
Activities: Cooking Class, Land, Urban Exploration
Places: Asia, Cambodia, Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Beng Mealea, Kompong Phluk, Oudong, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Ta Prohm, Tonle Sap Lake
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Rice terraces and mountains in China

Essence of China

11 Day Itinerary
  • Walk along the Great Wall
  • Wander the countryside of Yangshuo
  • Explore Longji Rice Terraces
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors
The perfect introduction into Chinese culture and history. Visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Hutong Province and Great Wall in Beijing. View the Terracota Warriors in Xi'an, stroll through the rice terraces in Longji and end with a river float in Yangshou.
Activities: Cooking Class, Land, Light Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Places: Asia, China, Beijing, Fuli Town, Guilin, Longsheng, Mutianyu Section, Ping'An Village, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, Yangshuo
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Evening view over Luang Prabang

Best of Vietnam & Laos

13 Day Itinerary
  • Cruise Halong Bay
  • Explore the streets of Hanoi
  • Trek villages near Luang Prabang
  • Interact with elephants
Explore the main highlights on this 13 day tour of Vietnam and Laos. Enjoy a cruise in Halong Bay, wander the streets of Hanoi, and experience the culture of Laos on a week long in Luang Prabang.
Activities: Hiking, Homestay, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Laos, Vietnam, Ban Xieng Lom, Cat Ba Island, Elephant Conservation Center, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves, Tad Sae Waterfall, Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
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Hiking on Mount Everest

Journey to Everest

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Jokhang Temple
  • Witness monks in their daily life
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp
  • Watch the sun rise over Mt. Everest
Explore Potala Palace and the notable Norbulingka and Sera Monasteries. Travel the Friendship Highway to Yamdrok Lake and end the day with a visit to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Finally, hike or drive to Everest Base Camp and explore the highest monastery in the world, Rongbuk.
Activities: Land
Places: Asia, China, Tibet, Chengdu, Everest Base Camp - North, Lhasa, Potala Palace, Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse, Tingri
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Chau Doc

Mekong Expedition- Upriver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Mekong
  • Experience vibrant markets
  • Enjoy touring Cambodia's capital
  • Visit Long Son Pagoda
  • Explore Prek Toal Core Bird Reserve
Sail up the Mekong River on this cultural 8-day cruise. Begin in Saigon and sail past magnificent floating villages, interact with local monks, and admire the pristine beauty of this colorful region.
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Local Market, River Cruises, Spa & Relaxing, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Chau Doc, My Tho, Phnom Penh, Saigon, Siem Reap
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Yak in Tibet landscape

Tibet's Wild Frontier

11 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Panda Breeding Center
  • Enjoy a homestay in Tagong
  • Hike the slopes of Zhonglu
  • Explore Shangli Ancient Town
This 11 day Tibetan tour is rich in culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes and it a great introduction to this remote region of the world. Explore the Tibet-Qinghai plateau and experience the landscape, cuisine, language, and customs of this unique region.
Activities: Community Stay, Land, Light Hiking, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Baoxing, Chengdu, Danba, Kangding, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Tagong, Xiaojin
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Farmer in rural China

Legendary Yunnan

10 Day Itinerary
  • Walk along the Jade Trail
  • Visit the bustling Xizhou market
  • Climb Lion Hill for panoramic views
  • Explore Nixi Pottery Village
Enjoy the most of Southern China from its ancient culture to its breathtaking mountain scenary. Our Yunnan Tour is a great option for those looking to get off the beaten path to experience the rural life and landscape of China's most southern province
Activities: Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Baisha Village, Dali, Kunming, Lijiang, Padacuo National Park, Shangri-La, Shaxi, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Weibaoshan, Xizhou Village
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Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an

Boundless China

25 Day Itinerary
  • Volunteer at the Panda Base
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise the Yangtze River
  • Tour the Three Gorges Dam
  • Walk along the Golden Whip Stream
  • Visit Guangzhou Tower
  • Explore the Longsheng rice terraces
From Beijing to Shanghai and everything in between this 25-day in depth tour uncovers the hidden gems of China. From China's large cities to small villages this tour incorporates it all as well as opportunities to hike, bike and raft! Enjoy learning about the many unique and diverse regions of this country.
Activities: Biking, History, Land, Land & Sea, River Cruises, Trekking & Hiking, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Badong, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dazhai Village, Dujiangyan, Fengdu, Forbidden City, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Kaiping Diaolou, Lantau Island, Leshan Giant Buddha, Longsheng, Mutianyu Section, Ping'An Village, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Shanghai, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Wanzhou, Wu Gorge, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Xi'an, Xiling Gorges, Xitang Ancient Town, Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Yangshuo, Yichang, Zhangjiajie
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Road to Mandalay

Images of a Golden Land

5 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • See world's largest uncracked bell
  • Watch the sunset from U Bein Bridge
  • Visit Mandalay and Sagaing Hills
Explore the ancient temples of Bagan and the pagoda-topped hills of Sagaing, discover the ancient royal city of Mandalay, and visit Mingun, home of the world's largest ringing bell on this 5-day cruise.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, River Cruises
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing, Yangon
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Explore the floating village of Tonle Sap

Mekong Discovery - Downriver

4 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Mekong
  • Walk through verdant plantations
  • Learn about local traditions
  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda
Embark in Phnom Pehn on this 4-day discovery cruise and sail down the Mekong River on your way towards Ho Chi Minh City. Peruse vibrant markets and visit typical Mekong Delta villages from the luxury river vessel Aqua Mekong.
Activities: Biking, Expedition Cruises, River Cruises, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Cambodia, Vietnam, My Tho, Phnom Penh
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Visit a Moken Village in the Mergui Archipelago

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Adventure

6 Day Itinerary aboard Meta IV
  • Explore an untouched world
  • Visit the Moken nomadic group
  • Discover paradise beaches
  • Kayak enchanted mangroves
Embark the SY Meta IV for a 6-day cruise to the remote Mergui Archipelago, off the coast of Myanmar. Visit the Moken "Sea Gypsies", a semi-nomadic ethnic minority group, and explore tropical jungles and turquoise waters rich with marine life.
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Kawthaung, Mid Group Islands, Zadetkyi Island
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Temples cover the green landscape of Burma.

Ayeyarwady Adventure: Round-trip Mandalay

Irrawaddy Adventure - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • Visit ancient temples & villages
  • Explore Ava by horse and cart
  • Discover Bagan's temples & pagodas
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Mingun
  • Cruise the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy)
Explore ancient temples and bustling villages on this unforgettable 8-day adventure on board the ship Road to Mandalay, cruising the Ayeyarwady (also spelled, "Irrawaddy") River from Mandalay to Bagan and back to Mandalay. This itinerary is also available starting and ending in Bagan.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, River Cruises, Village Visit
Places: Bagan, Mandalay, Mandalay's Ayeyarwady River, Mingun, Mount Popa, Pyin Oo Lwin, Yangon
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