Enchanting Encounters in Asia

Immerse yourself in this culturally rich and inspiring region where the combination of old and new seamlessly blend together to create an atmosphere that is quite intriguing. Explore the majestic temples of Thailand, travel through the jungle-clad hills of Cambodia and go on a spiritual journey around India.

Unlock the secrets of Burma, a nation officially known as Myanmar, which was recently shrouded in mystery. Experience its ancient traditions as you visit the nunnery in Sagaing and share captivating stories with monks.

Join us on one of 22 hand-crafted guided holidays as we take you on a captivating journey. Enjoy exclusive moments and meet locals who breathe life into every location. Let us connect you to the real Asia.

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India and Sri Lanka

Stand in awe as you watch the exquisite Taj Mahal radiate at the brink of dawn, when the first rays of sun glisten on the dome, then at dusk gasp as it shimmers in the moonlight. Ride a rickshaw through Old Delhi, weaving in and out of cars, goats, sheep, mopeds and the bustling crowds of pedestrians. Pick up aromatic spices and sweets from Chandni Chowk market. Stroll through the sandstone and marble halls of the Amber Fort, a magnificent palace complex perched on rolling green hills. Stop off at the pink city of Jaipur to meet Inder and Usha where you will be treated to a tantalising dinner of Rajasthan and Central India cuisine. 

  • Indias Golden Triangle with Varanasi
    8 days 1 country 4 cities

    Embark on a spiritual interlude with India. Candle-lit rituals on the River Ganges, palaces, forts and tombs, a riot of colour and vibrancy around every corner.

  • Treasures of Northern India with Mumbai
    14 days 1 country 6 cities

    Ignite all your senses on this journey through the colourful, crowded bazaars, exquisite architecture and culinary splendour of India. 

  • Wonders of Sri Lanka
    9 days 1 country 7 cities

    Covering all the 'musts', from Colombo to the Lion Rock, this trip also reveals many Sri Lankan surprises.


Japan

Embrace the timeless tradition and modern spirit of Japan’s iconic sites, from the neon skyline of Tokyo to the foodie hotspot of Osaka. Relax in the soothing hot springs of Kotohira, spend the night in a traditional ryokan and contemplate world peace at the final remnants of Hiroshima’s atomic blast. Go on an epic voyage of discovery through this welcoming nation. Spend an afternoon at the mountain village of Gokayama, which is like stepping back in time with its unique Gassho-zukuri wooden houses.


  • Hokkaido Discovery
    5 days 1 country 3 cities

    Head north to the exquisite island of Hokkaido, exploring the rural traditions of herring fishing and eco farming. Admire how the rolling fields of lavender purple, tulip red and cherry-blossom pink stand strikingly against the snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.

  • Spiritual Japan
    9 days 1 country 8 cities

    A spiritual interlude with some of Japan's most sacred places. Visit the birthplace of Shingon Buddism and delight in vegetarian dishes served by local monks at their monastery lodgings.

  • Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima
    13 days 1 country 9 cities

    Embrace the timeless tradition and modern spirit of Japan's iconic sites, from the neon skyline of Tokyo to the foodie hotspot of Osaka.


China & South East Asia

Walk along the Great Wall of China as it meanders across mountain peaks and lush green forests. Unwind with a relaxing foot massage at a reflexology centre in Beijing before quenching your thirst at a local tea house. Participate in a cooking class to perfect the authentic Sichuan cuisine.

Visit Chinatown in Singapore to learn about the Chinese immigrants and Little India for an insight into Indian culture and traditions. Cross the border into Malaysia with bustling cities, colonial architecture, sun-drenched islands and vibrant tea plantations. In Cambodia, take a trip to Wat Damnak to receive a special blessing from one of the monks, which includes the tying of a blessed string around the wrist. End the day at Angkor Wat, one of the most important religious monuments in the world.

  • Classic China
    10 days 1 country 3 cities

    This all-embracing Hidden Journeys trip of China visits Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.

  • Highlights of Vietnam with Cambodia
    15 days 2 countries 6 cities

    Visit Vietnam's famous highlights on this Regional Explorer trip, which also reveals Cambodia's ancient Khemer culture and mystical Angkor Wat.

  • Spiritual Burma
    9 days 1 country 6 cities

    The ornate beauty of Shwedagon Pagoda's glistening golden spire lures you into a Hidden Journey through Burma.

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7.5% Early Payment Discount savings is on the land-only portion of selected holidays and can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable, does not apply to mini-stays, extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. A deposit is required on booking and the full amount must be paid by 14 December 2017 or no later than 45 days prior to departure from Australia for land only guided holidays, or 80 days prior for guided holidays including Vietnam domestic flights (whichever comes first) for the 7.5% Asia discount. Subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time.

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