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Take a trip back in time on one of these 51 Asia archaeology tours in 2023. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Phnom Penh, Cai Be, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, and Tan Chau on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 51 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, village visits, cultural, local market visits, and cruises. Simply tell one of our Asia travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Boats on a Phuket beach
$1,808
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This 10 day highlights tour gives you a taste of the best that Thailand has to offer. Explore Bangkok including the Grand Palace and floating markets. Experience Chiang Mai and northern Thai culture, connect with elephants, and spend time on the beaches of Phuket for some relaxation time at the end …
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Working in the fields
$2,399
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Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Riches of the Mekong - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadara
  • Ride an oxcart through rice paddies
  • Explore famous sites of Phnom Pehn
  • Tour former military base Xeo Quyt
  • Discover Evergreen Island
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the Tonle Sap River from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh. Visit local villages for the opportunity to take an oxcart ride through rice paddies, tour a silk factory, and peruse colorful markets. Enjoy an overnight in Phnom Pehn and experience vibrant nightlight. End this 8-day cruise in Ho Chi Minh …
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The Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia.
$12,590
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Vietnam and Cambodia: Along the Mekong River, including Angkor and Saigon

Siem Reap to My Tho - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Jahan
  • Explore legendary sites of Angkor
  • Learn about life along the river
  • Tour Phnom Penh and Saigon
  • Observe tradition & innovation
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River offers access to traditional villages as well as bustling cities. Join this 12-day voyage for a panoramic and immersive experience of these two very different countries. Enjoy time on land, exploring historic Angkor Wat before embarking for a …
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Boats on a Phuket beach
$2,833
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Exclusive Thailand

12 Day Itinerary
  • Experience Bangkok & Chiang Mai
  • Taste Thailand's diverse cuisine
  • Relax on pristine beaches
  • Visit ancient cultural sites
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Cooking Class, Land, Local Market, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the highlights of Thailand from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to the beaches of the South. This unique tour incorporates the delicious culinary scene, vibrant urban experiences, culture & history, as well as relaxing beach time. Visit the less crowded beach destination of Yao Noi, which is not …
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Ta Prohm in Angkor Wat
$490
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Siem Reap Highlights

4 Day Itinerary
  • Admire bas-reliefs at Banteay Srey
  • Enjoy the sunset at Pre Rup Temple
  • Wander the ruins of Angkor Wat
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend four days touring Siem Reap temples of Angkor Wat and Cambodia. Visit the three temples of the Roluos Group, wander the jungle covered ruins of Ta Prohm and see the impressive bas-reliefs of Banteay Srey. Spend two full days touring some of the most impressive remnants from the Khmer Empire …
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Grains and Spices at the market
$8,790
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The Scents of the Spice Islands

Ambon to Ternate - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit Hitu Lama
  • Snorkel over black lava stream
  • View production of sago
  • Trek towards a forest waterfall
Starts / Ends:
Ambon Island / Ternate Island
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Moluccas are the original Spice Islands; a magical destination, beautiful, remote and unspoiled, with a long, fascinating and turbulent history. For millennia these fertile volcanic isles were the world’s only source of the ‘holy trinity’ of rare spices; cloves, nutmeg, and …
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Monks walking near Angkor Thom
$1,886
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Highlights of Cambodia & Laos

10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore temples and ruins
  • Witness local life on Tonle Sap
  • Hike to Kuang Si Waterfall
  • Visit a landmine victim aid group
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Land, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Get off the beaten path for your next adventure and explore two of Southeast Asia's little visited countries. Khmer Empire ruins and history, centuries-old temples, and warm local hospitality make a tour to Cambodia and Laos a truly authentic adventure for the more experienced traveler.
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Temples in the jungle
$2,995
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Discover Myanmar

13 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Discover little known Myanmar
  • Bike & Cruise Manadalay's top sites
  • Explore Bagan's pagodas
  • Cruise beautiful Inle Lake
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Discover the main highlights and some off the beaten path gems of Myanmar on this 13 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. Visit hill tribes in Shan State, learn gemology in Mogok, and ride the train …
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Hiking in Myanmar
$2,561
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Myanmar Multisport

11 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Explore Bagan's pagodas by bike
  • Trek in the remote Shan region
  • Kayak beautiful Inle Lake
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Homestay, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore Myanmar the adventurer's way! Visit Yangon, Bagan, and spend two days trekking in the Shan State region in north-central Myanmar. Hike through the countryside, visit local villages and connect with the people. Kayak and bike as you experience the beautiful setting and diverse cultures …
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Temple ruin of the My Son complex
$2,291
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Vietnam Heritage

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the ancient sites of Hanoi
  • Discover caves & beaches
  • Visit Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
  • Peruse Ben Thanh Market
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days exploring ancient sites and learning about the cultures and traditions that have shaped the heritage of Vietnam today. Explore the great sites of Hoa Lu and My Son as well as tour historic buildings in Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. See firsthand the impressive Hue citadel and …
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Grains and Spices at the market
$1,881
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Taste of Myanmar

9 Day Itinerary
  • Cooking class in Yangon restaurant
  • Explore a local market in Bagan
  • Wine tasting at Inle Lake
  • Learn traditional cooking methods
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Cooking Class, Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Explore the diverse culinary heritage of Myanmar with influences from India, China, and Thailand. Taste and cook your way through Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake, the highlights of Myanmar. Tour the city of Yangon, explore the ancient pagodas of Bagan, & experience life on Inle Lake by boat.Visit …
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Fisherman at Inle lake
$1,550
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Myanmar Snapshot

8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bike & Cruise Manadalay's top sites
  • Explore Bagan's pagodas
  • Cruise beautiful Inle Lake
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Easy Active
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 the ancient capital of Bagan. Enjoy the best of Myanmar in a short amount of time. This tour is designed for those who …
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Signpost way to Mount Everest B.C., Khumbu glacier and prayer flags, Nepal
$3,156
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Everest Basecamp Trek

16 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Kathmandu, Nepal's capital
  • Explore World Heritage sites
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy backcountry glamping
  • Experience the Khumbu glacier
Starts / Ends:
Hotel Shanker Kathmandu / Hotel Shanker Kathmandu
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Land Tours, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Challenging
This 16-day bucket-list trekking and camping expedition take place at the base of the highest mountain above sea level, Mount Everest, in the Himalayas of Nepal. Explore the Kathmandu valley before ascending to Everest Base Camp, the acclimatization and resting site for many Everest mountaineering …
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Mt. Fuji beyond the glittering lights of Tokyo
$10,950
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Beyond Japan's National Parks

Kanazawa to Otaru - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Visit Hokkaido's hot springs
  • See Bandai Asahi's volcanic scenery
  • Savor Noshiro cuisine
  • Visit Global Geopark in Dogojima
Starts / Ends:
Tokyo / Otaru
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Japan's distinctive culture and way of life aboard the Heritage Adventurer. In Kanazawa, experience the historic mountain settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. Set sail for the port of Sakaiminato and Matsue's port of entry. Cross the Sea of Japan to reach …
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Riverside view of Hiroshima
$9,375
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Discover Eternal Japan

Discover Eternal Japan - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Tour Hokkaido's sake distilleries
  • See Torii Gate in Miyajima Island
  • Explore Matsue Castle
  • Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
  • Discover Uwajima pearl farm
Starts / Ends:
Otaru / Kobe
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience Japan as it seamlessly blends ancient customs with ultramodern living, cruising from iconic cities to remote coastlines and islands. Explore this in-depth expedition cruise by wandering through medieval castles and shrines from the Edo period, culturally rich islands, and fascinating …
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Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an
$12,528
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Boundless China

25 Day Itinerary
  • Visit 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
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore China in-depth on this slower paced 25-day tour that visits the popular highlights and lesser known gems of mainland China. See the Great Wall, the ancient city of Xi'an, and visit the modern cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Enjoy biking in the countryside, a meandering river cruise on the …
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Chinese food
$5,634
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Flavors of China

12 Day Itinerary
  • Take a cooking class in Shanghai
  • Meet and visit with a local family
  • Learn how to prepare Chinese dishes
  • Explore the Great Wall of China
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Cooking Class, Land, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Calling all foodies! Experience the highlights of China while tasting the diverse cuisine found all around this beautiful country. Expore the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City, attend cooking classes, tour temples, visit the Panda Base, and dine at many different local restaurants. Enjoy 12 days …
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Phnom Penh Golden Temple
$2,132
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The Lost Civilization - Low Water

Saigon to Siem Reap - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Line - The Jahan
  • Aboard a luxury riverboat in Mekong
  • See the floating market in Cai Be
  • Observed locals along the river
  • Visit Tan Chau floating fish farm
  • Visit Phnom Penh cultural sites
Starts / Ends:
Saigon / Siem Reap
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-day river cruise, aboard the luxurious British-Indian colonial-style riverboat, The Jahan, from Saigon to Siem Reap. Cruise along the mighty Mekong River and discover the rich heritage and cultures of the Mekong Delta. During your trip, learn about the culture and heritage with visits to …
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