A visit to Asia is always a whirlwind of delicious food, ancient culture and breath-taking beaches. Explore the ruins of Angkor Wat, swim beneath waterfalls in Laos and hike along the Great Wall of China.
Asia is full of bustling cities too; zoom through Ho Chi Minh City on a moped, catch a Thai-boxing match in Bangkok and gaze out over the harbour in Hong Kong. Whether you combine some regions together or delve deeper into one country, you can relax on white-sand beaches in the Philippines, taste spicy dumplings in Taipei and witness the ancient tea ceremony in Kyoto.
Asia is the perfect place to plan a honeymoon - think romantic sunsets, exciting cities and relaxing beaches. Combine sugary beaches in Sri Lanka with epic hiking in northern India, watch the stars come out in the Laotian skies or swim with whale sharks off the islands of Indonesia. Walk hand in hand along Koh Samui's pristine beaches, sip cocktails in the Gili Islands and watch the sunrise over the ancient city of Angkor Wat. Your money will go far in Asia, so if you're looking for luxury then look no further.
Give your kids the travel bug by heading off on an Asia family holiday. Look for orangutans in the jungles of Borneo, spot elephants in Sri Lanka and learn to snorkel in the clear Thai ocean. Arranging a family trip needn’t add to your stress. By listening carefully to your ideas, we’ll help you choose the most kid-friendly destinations and suggest the best ways for the kids to experience each place - whether that’s introducing your kids to spicy dumplings in Taipei or doing a scavenger hunt around the ruins of Angkor Wat.
Asia is full of iconic experiences you'll want to include on a round the world holiday. Stopover in Hong Kong to take the tram up to Victoria Peak, hike Mount Kinabalu to watch the sunrise and dig into endless bowls of pho in Hanoi's cultural quarter. It’s really easy to include Asia in a round the world itinerary, either on the way to Australia and New Zealand, or to head across the Pacific to the USA. We've been creating round the world trips for years, and we know how it’s done. If Asia is on your bucket list, we can build it into your holiday.
With one foot in the future and a firm grip on its past, Japan’s dazzling skyscrapers and snow-capped mountains are a true spectacle. Come for the fiery wasabi noodles and neon streets of Tokyo and stay for the views of Mount Fuji from a relaxing hot spring. Stay in a traditional ryokan inn, complete with tatami mat floors and sliding paper screens. Visit during winter’s powdery snow or spring’s pink blossoms, experience the lush green of summer or the rich red of autumn. Japan combines well with most Asian countries, as well as being a gateway to French Polynesia and Hawaii.
Stretching to the tip of Thailand in the north and meeting Singapore in the south, the Malay peninsula offers beautiful beaches, ancient rainforest, highland tea plantations, colonial architecture and a tasty fusion cuisine to win over your taste buds. Over the water, Malaysian Borneo’s untamed forests are teeming with culture and swinging with wildlife, from russet proboscis monkeys to long-tailed macaques. Whether you immerse yourself in Sarawak’s tribal heritage or look for orangutans in the canopy, a trip to Malaysia and Borneo, will be a trip of a lifetime.
A long and thin country of cool mountains and sun-soaked beaches, Vietnam is enigmatic, resilient and lush. Its ambient cities are home to French colonial villas and fascinating war museums, as well as steaming-hot coffee and teeming markets. Escape the urban centres and you can hike with hill tribes, cycle past paddy fields and sail to surreal islands. Vietnam combines especially well with Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, although a visit to Hong Kong or Singapore also matches together perfectly.
One of the most visited countries in Asia, Thailand has been welcoming Europeans for decades, all in search of lush peaks, buzzing cities and endless paradise islands. Dive headfirst into Bangkok’s hectic streets, explore the golden temples, and taste fresh lemongrass and fiery chilli in the sumptuous noodle dishes. Travel north to the hill tribes and spiritual streets of Chaing Mai or south to picture-perfect islands, where you can snorkel through crystal clear waters, swim beneath limestone cliffs and relax at one of many luxurious oceanfront hotels.
Let yourself be intoxicated by the sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant and contrasting country; India makes for a one-of-a-kind holiday that you’ll never forget. Head north for mountains, culture, wildlife and temples or south for tea, coconuts, beaches, and boats. Watch the pilgrims pray by the Ganges, sip a fresh cup of Darjeeling tea in the north-eastern mountains and marvel at sunrise over the Taj Mahal in Agra. This captivating country is as chaotic as they come, yet more spiritual than you can ever imagine.
The colourful island of Sri Lanka offers a little bit of everything. Head out on safari, looking for elephants, sloth bears and leopards in Yala National park before driving into the hills, to sip a cup of tea under the trees. Feel the tingle of chilli on your tongue as you taste local cuisine in the markets of Colombo and tuck into delicious fish curry with coconut sambol on the wild south coast. Trek into the lush interior where the ancient Sigiriya palace sits atop a mighty rock and admire the ancient relics at Polonnaruwa. Sri Lanka combines perfectly with the pristine beaches of the Maldives, as well as with Thailand or India for more cultural exploration.
With more than 17,000 islands to choose from, Indonesia is an almost endless paradise of sugary beaches and fascinating culture. The most famous island is Bali, where you can hike through rice paddies in Ubud and Sidemen before cracking open a Bintang and watch the sun go down on Jimbaran Bay. Trek to the top of Mount Rinjani on neighbouring Lombok for views over the island, before a well-deserved break on the romantic shores of the Gili Islands. Don't forget to head further afield - watch the sunrise over Borobudur temple in Java, swim with whale sharks in Raja Ampat and spot the famous dragons on the pink beaches of Komodo. Indonesia will hook you in, and draw you back time and time again to explore a little more of this enormous country.
Packed with jaw-dropping landscapes, ornate temples and welcoming people, Taiwan is one of Asia's best-kept secrets. Shaped by 50 years of Japanese occupation and immigration of Han Chinese, the culture is a melting pot of Japanese and Chinese influences. Tuck into a lunchtime feast of dumplings in Taipei, before soaring to the top of Taipei 101 for views over the twinkling city. Grab fresh pork and cucumber bao buns for dinner at the Shilin Night Market, watch the sunrise over the lush landscape in Alishan and hike through Taroko Gorge for views down the rushing river. Taiwan combines easily with Thailand and Japan, as well as the Philippines.
Most people come to Cambodia to visit Angkor Wat, the dazzling ruins of an ancient culture. They leave, however, with spectacular memories of a kind and fascinating country, with beautiful beaches, delicious fish curries and resilient and proud people. Explore the temples and architecture of Angkor Wat, learning about the lost civilisation and it's history before heading to the capital of Phnom Penh, where you can find out about Cambodia's more recent and brutal past. Hike into the lush hills in the Cardamom Mountains, before island hopping between white-sand beaches and tiny archipelagos off the coast. A visit to Cambodia combines well with Bangkok and Vietnam, allowing to explore even more of South East Asia in one trip.
We have 20 years of experience planning Asia holidays. Our sales consultants are widely travelled - we've trekked Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, learnt to dive on the Thai Islands and zoomed through Japan on bullet trains. If you're looking for the ultimate Asia holiday or want to include Asia as part of a larger round the world holiday, we would love to help!
Whether you already have a plan for your trip or are looking for some inspiration, just get in touch on +44 1273320580 and we can help you plan your Asia holiday today.