Asia Tours & Holidays
Escorted tours of Asia
Awaken your senses and join us in some of the world's most vibrant destinations.
From the extraordinary temples of Thailand to India's glorious Taj Mahal, our escorted Asia tours offer a bewitching combination of UNESCO-listed attractions, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and most of all, extraordinary memories.
Head to South Asia, where the marvels of India's Golden Triangle await you, or join one of our Southeast Asia tours, where the delicious street food of Thailand, the waterways and rice fields of Vietnam and the ancient temples of Cambodia will transport you to another time and mindset. And then of course there's East Asia, where Japan boasts a unique blend of tradition, colour, and modernity, with neon-lit Tokyo and enchanting bamboo forests, and China offers wonders such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Whether you want to spot leopards on safari in Sri Lanka or float in the Dead Sea, you can be sure of unique experiences and unforgettable moments on this diverse continent.
Book one of our multi-destination holidays to Asia and discover a fascinating continent bursting with ancient customs and contemporary bustle, adventures and spirituality. From the pagodas of Kathmandu to the ancient wonders of Petra, our carefully crafted trips are the stuff of dreams.
Things to do in Asia
Discover a continent of fascinating cultures, chaotic cities and towering fortresses, as well as some of the most unique wildlife on the planet. There is so much to experience in Asia that it would take multiple visits to even scratch the surface. Not sure where to start? Here are three of our top things to do on the continent.
Explore Borneo's rainforest
Those with a love of all things nature will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Borneo. Here you can enjoy guided walks to discover the surrounding tropical flora, or embark on a canopy walk to spot the local wildlife, which includes orangutans, flying squirrels, slow lorises, and a vast array of bird species.
Cruise HaLong Bay
A particular highlight of many Southeast Asia holidays, a trip to HaLong Bay provides the chance to witness imposing limestone peaks and serene emerald waters. The dramatic scenery is best enjoyed by boat, with traditional vessels offering cruises of the bay and its picture-perfect islets and grottoes.
Ride Sri Lanka's scenic railway
For a train journey with a view, the route from Nuwara Eliya to Ella is a must. This three-and-a-half-hour ride cuts through magnificent countryside, offering the chance to sit back and take in views of tea plantations, forests, and farms. Once at Ella hill station, you can also enjoy the plunging Rawana waterfalls from the nearby Ella Gap.
Things to see in Asia
Venture to some of the world's most magical and exhilarating destinations and be treated to extraordinary sights ranging from lush green rainforest to glittering modern skyscrapers. Ready to explore Asia's most majestic scenery? Here are just a few of the highlights you can enjoy on our holidays to Asia:
Food and drink in Asia
Uncover the complexities of the continent’s cultures, and savour the taste of the varied, complex cuisines for which Asia is so renowned, as well as its famously warm hospitality. As the world's largest continent, Asia is home to a great variety of cuisines, making any Asia holiday a foodie delight.
Every Asian country has its own cuisine based on the local culture, climate, historical traditions, and of course, available ingredients. Still, there are characteristics that are shared across the continent's cuisine, such as a liberal use of spices, resulting in bold and extremely flavourful food. Other common ingredients include garlic, seafood, ginger, soy, chillies and tofu. Rice is an almost ubiquitous staple, although the type favoured differs from region to region. Curry is another popular dish throughout much of the continent, with northern countries generally opting for a yoghurt base while their southern counterparts prefer to use coconut milk.
The cuisines of this vast continent can be roughly divided into several categories, with the most famous arguably being northeast, southwest and southeast. Northeast style cooking hails from countries including China, Japan and Korea. Food here is not only used for nourishment but as medicine to heal various ailments and enable long lives. The second style of Asian cuisine is southwest. This type of cuisine can be found in countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and features many dishes that are familiar to Western visitors, with curry, naan, and kebabs all on the region's menus. Other staples here include rice, other breads such as chapati, and beans. The third and final most well-known food culture in Asia can be defined as southeast. Found in countries like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, it generally consists of fresh, quickly prepared food that is flavourful and well seasoned. Fish sauce is traditionally used in many dishes, as is lemongrass, rice and tamarind.
Asia by region
Explore our diverse range of tours, that will allow you to explore the very best of this enriching content. From Southeast Asia where the fascinating rivers of Vietnam abound and the ancient temples of Cambodia delight, to East Asia where China’s Great Wall tell tales of dynastic power and reign.
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