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Rural Laos tour

Undoubtedly one of the most scenic regions in South-East Asia, northern Laos boasts towering mountain ranges and winding valleys peppered with remote communities where traditions hold strong. On this 13-day tailor-made itinerary you will explore this scenic landscape on foot and by boat, meeting local villagers and learning about rural Laotian life, before immersing yourself in Luang Prabang’s intoxicating confluence of culture. Read more >
From £2,776 excluding flights

Southern Laos 11 day tour

Southern Laos is often overlooked by tourists who are keen to tick off Laos’ more well-known northern highlights and cities. However, it’s a diverse and picturesque region, boasting ancient ruins, plunging waterfalls, coffee plantations and sleepy islets that are well worth exploring. Step off the well-trodden trail on our 12-day tailor-made Secrets of Southern Laos holiday. Sample food, culture and local buzz in Vientiane, then head south to find idyllic landscapes, ancient temples, cascading waterfalls and local coffee farms, where you can soak up a slower pace of life. Read more >
From £2,100 excluding flights

Vietnam off the beaten track holiday

Designed to venture off the well-travelled tourist path, our Vietnam trip is ideal for those wanting to discover a side to the country that most visitors haven't even heard about. We’ve thrown in a few key sites such as Hanoi's Temple of Literature and the Paradise Cave for good measure, as let’s face it they’re ‘key’ for a reason, however this isn’t a fly and flop holiday for the masses: it’s about exploring and experiencing local life and for many, the real Vietnam is to be found in the north. An area of outstanding natural beauty where tourism is yet to impact and traditions hold strong, this itinerary follows an incredible route into the more remote mountainous regions of the north ... Read more >
From £1,895 excluding flights

Laos tour with Hanoi, private departure

This two-week tailor-made Laos and Vietnam itinerary is perfect for true explorers keen to step off the well-trodden tourist route. Until recently, the north-east of Laos was fairly inaccessible for all but the most resilient of travellers due to immigration problems, appalling roads and lack of accommodation. Things are slowly improving and whilst you should still expect a bumpy ride at times, it's well worth the effort. Over the course of 14 days you’ll visit the mysterious Plain of Jars and the Vieng Xai Caves, a virtual city to 23,000 people during the 'Secret War', before crossing the border into northern Vietnam where you will explore the picturesque Mai Chau Valley and spend time ... Read more >
From £2,093 excluding flights

Nepal cultural holiday, 11 days

Nepal is synonymous with mountain trekking and boasts some of the most impressive, challenging hikes in the world, but there’s so much more to this land-locked, Himalayan country then trekking. Our Ancient Cities of Nepal tailor-made holiday focuses on the country’s rich culture and deep-rooted religious heritage. Over the course of eleven days you’ll visit numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, travel to all three former royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley, spend time with a local family for an insight into everyday life, and stay overnight in a monastery. Spectacular scenery will accompany your journey, and you will also have the opportunity to undertake some day treks to experience the ... Read more >
From £1,198 excluding flights

Highlights of Bhutan tour

Exotic, exclusive, and shrouded in mystery, Bhutan is the last remaining Buddhist kingdom in the world. Entering Bhutan from Nepal, this tailor-made itinerary focuses on the west of this small Himalayan kingdom, visiting the capital, Thimphu; the picturesque Punakha valley; and the charming town of Paro. In just over one week you’ll get a real feel for Bhutanese culture and visit western Bhutan’s major dzongs and monasteries - including the iconic Tiger’s Nest. Read more >
From £2,196 excluding flights

Sulawesi holiday, 13 days

This thirteen day Undiscovered Sulawesi tour offers an insight into this fascinating island, giving you time to soak up the stunning scenery, dive its beautiful coral reefs, and learn more about its unique culture and traditions. The busy port of Makassar is the gateway to South Sulawesi and the starting point of your journey. After a night exploring the colonial architecture and sampling the local cuisine, travel north into the Maros region where a breath-taking landscape of lush rice fields and towering cliffs quickly replace the (relatively) bright city lights. Prehistoric cave paintings have been discovered amongst the limestone karsts and there will be time to view these. Lake Tempe ... Read more >
From £1,338 excluding flights

Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan tour

This three week tailor-made journey travels across the ‘Roof of the World’, exploring the diverse cultures and jaw-dropping scenery of the mystical Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. From the outside, the neighbouring Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan appear to be fairly similar, however dig deep (20-days should do it) and you’ll discover a fascinating region of diverse cultures, distinct traditions and contrasting landscapes. If you have the time, it’s well worth incorporating all three destinations into one memorable trip. Travelling from Nepal to Tibet and onto Bhutan, our tailor-made Journey across the Roof of the World visits the region’s remote mountain ... Read more >
From £5,603 excluding flights

Vietnam highlights tailor made tour

Our tailor-made Vietnam with Ease holiday takes you from city centre buzz through enthralling historic sites, to blissfully laid back beaches, giving a balanced taste of Vietnam’s cultural landscape. Take in the headliner highlights and a handful of lesser-known gems, with the flexibility to tailor your time to suit you. Beginning in its capital, Hanoi, in the north of the country, before heading to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional junk. Flying south, you will wander among Hue’s evocative architecture on the banks of Perfume River and get a taste of its Imperial past experiencing its unique cuisine, before enjoying a few days relaxing in the former trading port of Hoi ... Read more >
From £1,500 excluding flights

Philippines holiday, highlands to islands

The Philippines is best known for its idyllic white-sand beaches, but equally remarkable are its highlands - its world heritage rice terraces and live volcanoes. This 16-day tailor-made itinerary showcases both, taking you from Luzon’s mountainous Cordillera region, past the ancient rice terraces of Banaue and the otherworldly slopes of Taal volcano, to the rolling hills of Busuanga and limestone islands of El Nido. Read more >
From £3,893 excluding flights

Cambodia tailor made holiday, Beyond The Ordinary

You’ll visit plenty of ‘must see’ destinations on this two-week tour of Cambodia, but at heart, this is an itinerary that’s designed to take you well away from the crowds, to distant and fascinating reaches of the country. Learn the story behind the temple of Preah Vihear and the ghost army; why some of the bamboo houses in a minority village are taller than others; what type of bugs are served for dinner in Siem Reap night markets, and how an Englishman called Jack came to be running a sanctuary for retired elephants deep in the Cambodian forest. Of course, the Cambodian genocide still casts a shadow over the country, and this itinerary doesn’t shy away from addressing the causes and ... Read more >
From £2,721 excluding flights

Myanmar 13 day tour, hidden treasures

Our tailor-made 'Hidden Treasures' journey delves into Myanmar’s less-visited regions, exploring newly-accessible areas and supporting inspiring, community-focused projects. Over the course of 13 days, explore hidden gems in Yangon and Nyaung Shwe, then step into remote Kayah and South Rakhine, confident that any money spent during your stay is going directly to local people. Read more >
From £2,565 excluding flights

Japan 12 day tour, tailor made

This tailor-made Insider's Japan holiday shows you sides of this extraordinary country that visitors don’t normally see. Over the course of 12 days you'll take a behind the scenes tour of a sumo ‘stable’, enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a farming family, explore the unique 'art island' of Naoshima and discover Tokyo through the eyes of a student host. Read more >
From £3,626 excluding flights

Nusa Tenggara islands tour, Indonesia

Stretching to the east of Bali, the Nusa Tenggara islands are similar, yet quite different from their more well-known neighbour. Focusing on Sumba, Flores and Komodo National Park, this 12-day privately guided, tailor-made itinerary explores the dramatic landscape and cultural traditions of these diverse and fascinating islands. In just under two weeks, you'll island hop in search of the Komodo Dragon, explore Sumba's megalithic tombs, spend time in traditional villages and hike to sacred crater lakes. Read more >
From £2,818 excluding flights

Thailand hilltribes, rainforests and beaches tour

Thailand’s far north is unquestionably the country’s most unspoilt region. This 12 day tailor-made Thailand holiday journeys away from the well-worn tourist trail and deep into this scenically stunning and culturally diverse area. In addition to the well-known northern cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, you’ll stop at the much smaller towns of Fang and Chiang Kham, close to the Myanmar and Laos borders respectively, where foreign visitors are still somewhat of a novelty. You’ll meet remote minority tribes and trek deep into unspoilt national parks; visit ancient temples, get up close to Asian elephants and generally be wowed by the natural beauty of the north. Read more >
From £2,342 excluding flights

Tailor made Malaysia holidays

This 16-day, tailor-made itinerary is exactly what you would expect from a 'complete' tour: an all-encompassing journey through Malaysia including cities and colonial history; rolling hills, rainforest and unspoilt beaches. In just over two weeks you'll journey from the heritage towns of Malacca and Penang to the buzzing capital city of Kuala Lumpur, through the rolling Cameron Highlands hills and Belum-Temengor Rainforest, to relaxation on unspoilt east coast beaches and idyllic Tioman island: the ultimate Malaysia trip. Read more >
From £2,639 excluding flights

Sri Lanka tailor made tour, 13 days

This tailor-made Sri Lanka holiday gives you the perfect in-depth introduction to the country, ensuring you don't miss a thing while still allowing plenty of downtime. Immerse yourself in the Cultural Triangle, wander around Kandy’s sacred sights, trek to Tea Country’s cooler climate, and track wildlife in Yala National Park’s untamed landscape. In addition you will see families of elephants on a Minneriya National Park safari, enjoy spectacular views at Sigiriya rock fortress, stroll Galle’s historic walls above bustling streets and the Indian Ocean, and finish by kicking back on the warm sands of Sri Lanka’s stunning west coast. Read more >
From £2,044 excluding flights

Java and Bali holiday in Indonesia

This 14-day tailor-made itinerary journeys to some of Indonesia’s rawest volcanic landscapes and most ancient temples. Along with exploring the stunning natural landscape, you will stroll through Yogyakarta’s historic highlights, hike to see spectacular sunrises and visit the astonishing Borobudur temple complex. Before finishing with some much needed down time on the northern shores of Bali where you can do as little or as much as you wish. Read more >
From £1,605 excluding flights

Java and Lombok 11 day tour

This leisurely paced, tailor-made holiday showcases the highlights of two of Indonesia's numerous islands: Java & Lombok. Over the course of 11 days visit Yogyakarta’s inspiring temples, graze on Indonesian street food, wonder at the spiritual sunrise over Mount Bromo, and spend a night in the old colonial city of Malang, before flying to the tropical island of Lombok for some dedicated beach bliss. Read more >
From £1,242 excluding flights

South East Asia tour, 38 days

The epic 38-day tailor-made itinerary kicks off in Cambodia at the Angkor Temples – where better to start, than one of the most iconic temple complexes in Asia? Is Angkor more impressive than the temples of Bagan? Later in the trip, as you travel through Myanmar, you’ll have the chance to find out! Other comparisons can be drawn as you visit the contrasting Asian cities of Phnom Penh, Hanoi and Luang Prabang (to name a few), and cruise both the Mekong and the Ayeyarwady Rivers. Away from the rivers and cities, you’ll trek into the more remote regions of northern Laos, wonder at the awe-inspiring limestone karsts of Halong Bay and soak up the tranquil beauty of Inle Lake. If this all sounds ... Read more >
From £7,510 excluding flights
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