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ASIA

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Armenia

Armenia is an adventurer's undiscovered paradise! Offering a blend of fantastic mountains and extinct volcanic ranges, beautiful lakes, rich history, culture and a warm welcome. With over 1200 mountain lakes mostly of volcanic origins, the largest being Lake Sevan offer some fantastic opportunities to not only hike, you can also swim, windsurf, cycle, fish and even jet ski! Bit too much adventuring? Enjoy a peaceful walk at the Noravank or Sevanavank Monasteries or ride the spectacular cable car, stretching 6km long running over Devils Bridge and Vorotan River Gorge leading to the UNESCO’s world heritage site of Tatev Monastery. We have fantastic historical, cultural and adventure guided tours from 7 to 10 days, as well as more bespoke tailor-made options. How could we not mention Armenia’s Mountains? Mount Ararat, while not technically within the borders of Armenia, has played a huge role in the cultural heritage for millennia. Made up of two cones Greater & Little Ararat, known as Masis and Sis locally. The taller of the two stands at 5137m, known in religious history for being where Noah’s Ark landed but also in pre-Christian Armenia it was also considered the home of the gods. Mount Aragats is the tallest mountain in Armenia, situated in the Aragatsotn Province and is known for the 4 peaks situated at the top. There are plenty of historical monuments to visit on the slope of the mountain and in the nearby villages. You can visit the Byurakan Observatory, Amberd Fortress and Vahramashen Church which offer fabulous hikes and stunning views. Once you almost arrive at the summit you will find the beautiful Lake Kari which makes a fantastic place to have lunch or even a BBQ.   Mount Azhdahak, located in Gegharkunik and standing at 3597m is one of the most popular sites for hiking and trekking and its name originates from an evil dragon in Armenian mythology. On the way to the top, you’ll see dragon stones and ancient rock carvings which depict sun, moon, stars and images of hunters and fighters. Upon reaching the summit you’ll be greeted with stunning views, scenery, and the beautiful Lake Sevan.

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Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a destination steeped in ancient traditions, outstanding mountain scenery and party to colourful and vibrant festivals of which Paro in March and Thimphu in October are the most well-known. The Sacred Taktsang Monastery, Tigers Nest, built in 1692 at 3000m above sea level is a place of pure tranquility. From misty mountains to fast flowing rivers and steep forested hills, the traditional way of life and culture blossoms in this part of Himalayas. Dotted along the hilltops and valleys are superb dzongs full of priceless artifacts many of which are still active monasteries. The Druk Path, is one of the classic treks we offer, it follows an ancient trade route from Paro to Thimphu and visited is only by a lucky few. Trek though rhododendron forests, past yak herder settlements, across several passes and camp beside clear blue mountain lakes with spectacular views of the peaks which border Tibet.

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Cambodia

Visit the jewel in Cambodia’s crown the incredible jungle enveloped Temples of Angkor of the great Khmer Empire. The Cosmopolitan capital Phnom Penh offers a laidback culture, amazing history and heritage. Sihanoukville offers white sandy beaches, warm waters combined with a laid-back beachy atmosphere providing the perfect tropical getaway. Cruise from or to Phnom Penh along the Mekong River in a stunningly beautiful way to experience the country. Navigate the Mekong Delta by bike and boat, cycle along paddy fields and through jungle on our cycling adventures. Escape the crowds and discover Cambodia on foot on our walking trips and enjoy herds of elephants along the Otey River. With a wide variety of tours available, there is truly something for everyone, we can also arrange as a tailor-made holiday or as part of a multi destination itinerary. 

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Georgia

Whether you’re wanting to enjoy the cultural delights and unique sights and sounds that can be found down the narrow Old Town streets in lively Tbilisi. Travel across and marvel at the latticed structure of the Peace Bridge or enjoy wines from a 16th Century wine cellar. For the more adventurous, we have cycling tours throughout Georgia, cycling along the Mtkvari River, exploring Silk Road cave towns, hiking through the Caucasus Mountains and travelling across the foot of Mount Ushba and the summit of Mount Guro.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a sensory delight, a whirlwind of culture, commerce and a beautiful blend of ancient and modern cityscape. Hike the Dragon’s Back Trail, located just outside the centre and forming part of a 50km trail linking Victoria Peak to Big Wave Bay. A moderate hike with some steeper sections that can be enjoyed by all levels of hiking enthusiasts. Join the Peak Tram, a 120 year old railway that connects Hong Kong’s Central District to Victoria Peak or trek up the Old Peak Road and enjoy views from 552m above the city’s spectacular skyline. Get haggling in Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon or enjoy traditional Hong Kong street food from one of the many open air stalls. Ride the 3.5m Ngong Ping 360 cable car on Lantau Island linking the north side to the hills of Ngong Ping and check out the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha. Taking the family? Head to Hong Disney and let them let off some steam at the many attractions. Hong is truly a city for everyone, can be experienced as a city break, guided tour, or as a stopover or as part of a multi destination itinerary.

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India

A beautiful blend of stunning architecture, history, colour and flavour. From vast deserts, amazing wildlife, dense jungle, rose pink palaces and sprawling cities. Our tours include the Golden Triangle, taking in the testament to love the mesmerizing Taj Mahal, to the red stone Fatehpur Sikri, to the sprawling markets of Delhi, to the painted and mirrored palaces of the Amber Fort. Visit the Ranthambore National Park to catch glimpse of tigers, leopards, stripped hyenas and the sloth bears of Satpura. Visit the tropical Kerala carpeted in green lush tea plantations, beautiful palm lined beaches boardering the Arabian sea, why not enjoy the back waters and explore by houseboat, kayak or on a bicycle. Visit the villages of Allepey, the spice plantations of Munnar and the wildlife of Periyar National Park. Trace the ancient routes of the camel caravans, enjoy magnificent forts, market towns and the rose-pink walls of Jaipur and wander with the Maharajahs of old in the vast and beautiful province of Rajasthan. Tours also include the blue-toned city of Jodhpur, lakes of Udaipur and the desert city of Jaisalmer. Want something a bit more personalised? Let us know the itinerary you would like and we will tailor-make it just the way you want.

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Indonesia

Indonesia offers something for everyone from white palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests, jungle treks, exotic wildlife including the majestic orangutans and Komodo dragons to smoking volcanos, ancient Zen temples and diverse local villages. Experience the sweet incensed fragranced spiritual streets of Ubud in Bali, the panoramic views of the crater lakes on Flores Island, visit the largest Buddhist temple in the world the Borobudur temple, walk through emerald rice fields and hike through Sand Sea to Mount Bromo. Looking for something a bit different? Trek through the jungle and uncover ancient tribal villages, climb a volcano in the Pacific Ring of Fire and travel to the lush islands of Java and Lombok and summit the Mount Rinjani. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or something well a little more cultural or adventurous we’ve got just the right thing for you.

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Japan

Travel from super-modern Tokyo to villages, castles and temples that remain unchanged from the times of the Shogun and Samurai. Stay in a Buddhist temple and a family-run ryokan, meet bathing snow monkeys and tame deer, and experience the modern and the ancient in this invigorating country. Experience the spectacular Fire Ceremony and discover Tokyo’s temples and frenetic city streets. Visit Hakone National Park for views of Mount Fuji. Travel to Matsumoto and discover the impressive Crow Castle. Meet the snow monkeys of Jigokudani and spend the night in Zenkoji Temple. Join the monks for morning prayers and explore the samurai district of Kanazawa. Try sushi at the Omichi Fish Market or discover the 'Ninja Temple'. Travel to Hiroshima and experience the poignant Peace Park and Peace Museum. Take the ferry to Miyajima Island, meet the tame deer and see the floating torii gate. All aboard the Bullet train to Kyoto and explore Nijo Castle. Explore the Zen gardens, temples, and geisha district of Kyoto. With a wide variety of tours available and durations there is truly something for everyone in Japan.

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Kazakhstan

This region is most famous for the silk road and for Russia’s space program. However, Kazakhstan has a wealth of must-see sights and hidden gems from the vast grasslands of the Kazakh to the Tien Shan mountains to shipwrecks in the Aral Sea. Explore a decommissioned spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrone, discover the eerie desert landscape where the Aral Sea once lay or meander through the bustling market stalls of Almaty filled with exotic fruits and a wide variety of meats. Hike the singing dune of Altyn Emel National Park listening for the humming sound as wind rushes past the golden mound and enjoy the panoramic view over the rocky desert. Can be booked as a standalone tour or as part of a wider tour encompassing the Silk Road.

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Kyrgystan 

Once part of the historic Silk Road, you can tour the former settlement of Bishek, trek through the unspoilt wild rugged landscapes of the Tien Shan Mountains, or walk through the grassy shores of vast lakes surrounded by snow-capped mountain tops. Enjoy the beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world. Camp in a traditional yurt and go in search of waterfalls hidden amongst the ancient walnut tree forests. Head to the dry steppe and meet nomadic hunting tribes and learn about their traditions, folklore and way of life. Can be booked as a standalone adventure hiking tour or as part of a larger cultural tour encompassing more of the Silk Road.

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Loas

Often overlooked in favour of the more well-known countries of Thailand and Vietnam and with its borders having been closed until the 70’s, Loas has persevered its own identity and personality. Offering rugged forested hills fringed with waterfalls, karst limestone scenery, rice paddies and home to indigenous tribes and spectacular natural wonders. Explore the ancient capital of Luang Prabang and its golden Buddhist temples, witness a sea of saffron robed monks flow through the city to collect alms from devoted locals. For all you thrill seeking adventurers you’ll love Vang Vieng, kayak along the Nam Song River, go tubing and ziplining, trek through the jungle and hike caves, enjoy the blue lagoon and go on a bike tour. Looking for something a bit more cultured? Join one of our tours and spend days visiting pagodas, temples, and the bustling night markets in Vientiane. Available to book as part of an adventure or cultural tour, as a tailormade holiday or as part of a multi-destination itinerary. 

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Malaysia 

Ancient rainforests teaming with wildlife, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, dynamic modern 21st century cities and pretty national parks. Malaysia offers a warm welcome, blend of cultures and a jam-packed calendar of festivals and variety of delicious cuisines. From the ultra-modern Kuala Lumpur with the iconic Petronas twin towers, modern malls and traditional open-air markets to the pristine beach resorts of Langkawi, Penang and Tioman Island. Go trekking through impenetrable ancient rainforest and mangroves in Borneo and spot primates such as the proboscis monkey and orangutan, predators like the clouded leopard and Sumatran tiger, as well as pygmy elephants, crocodiles and exotic birds. Available to book as part of an adventure or cultural tour, as a tailormade holiday or as part of a multi-destination itinerary. 

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Maldives 

A picture-perfect paradise with cyan seas stretching to 1190 sparkling white sand tropical islands and coral cays. A haven for honeymooners, marine lovers and those looking to unwind and relax. From 5-star resorts, luxury overwater bungalows to traditional Dhoni boat cruises. Snorkel or dive the pristine turquoise waters and discover a vibrant underwater world of manta rays, whale sharks, turtles, clown fish, friendly reef sharks and dolphins. Available to book as a tailormade holiday or as part of a multi-destination itinerary or for your honeymoon.

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Mauritius

Indian Ocean’s Emerald Isle, with calm lagoons rolling onto white sandy shorelines. Discover Port Louis’s wonderful 19th century French colonial architecture, The Caudan Waterfront offers lively dining, a large shopping precinct and the huge central market with vendors offering their wares. Visit the majestic Rochester falls and witness this powerful force of nature as water cascades 10 meters onto the rock beds of the Savanne River. Why not try your hand at deep sea fishing or parasailing in Cap Malheureux? Enjoy 5-star luxury resorts and enjoy some of the best beaches such as Flic en Flac, Pereybere, Grand Baie, Deer Island, Belle Mare, Blue Bay, Le Morne, Gris Gris, Trou aux and Mont Choisy. Black River Gorges National Park boasts rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Relax in a spa, try out one of the championship golf courses or snorkel. Available to book as a tailormade holiday or as part of a multi-destination itinerary. Looking for a beach wedding or honeymoon, we can organise that too! For a small island it truly offers something for everyone.

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Mongolia

Mongolia offers endless blue skies, a picturesque plateau, vast desert and welcoming nomadic hospitality. Visit old monasteries, cross the great Gobi Desert to Bayanzag, head to Karakorum and explore Genghis Khan's ruined capital and the revived Erdene Zu Monastery. Experience Mongolia's 3 sports festival which includes horse racing, wrestling and archery. Explore the bustling streets of Ulaanbaatar, drive to Khogno Khan Mountain and explore the monastery and national park. Take a walk through the Yol Valley, try rafting at Jalman Meadows and stay in a traditional Ger. Guided tours as well as combination tours also available.

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Nepal

Mecca for the adventure traveller with some of the best walking trails in the world, this magical kingdom sits on the world's most famous mountain range the Himalayas. You can trek to the top of the world, raft down rapids, head out on safari to Chitwan’s lowlands or receive a spiritual awaking in one of the many monasteries listening to the gentle chanting of the Buddhist monks. Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity, beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our tour operators full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.

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Philippines

A country of contrasts blessed with bustling cities, tropical world class white sand beaches, stunning highlands, fabulous hiking trails, volcano and dramatic mountain scenery and narrow cobbled streets with ancient stone houses. Head to Manila, a fast-paced developing city with a fantastic history, vibrant night life and delicious culinary scene. Head to the Island of Luzon and enjoy the 2000 year stone walled old rice terraces of the Banaue people. Hike Mount Pinatubo, an active volcano and take in panoramic views of its aquamarine crater lake. Head to the lush hills of Pampanga, located in the shadow of Mount Arayat for some of the best hikes and known for its hot air ballooning and lantern festivals. Enjoy the Spanish colonial town of Vigan and the dramatic scenery of Laoag. Go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches of the tropical island of Bohol and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation while soaking up the sun. Or choose from the limestone coastline of Palawan or the tropical paradise of Boracay. Available to book as a cultural or adventure tour, as a tailormade holiday or as part of a multi-destination itinerary.  Looking for something a bit different for your honeymoon, we can organise that too! 

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Sri Lanka

Climb the dramatic Sigiriya Rock, go on a pilgrimage to the Temple of the Tooth, ride through and explore tea plantations, head to Knuckles Range, take the family on safari or enjoy whale watching off the coastal town of Galle. Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy a traditional thatched mud house experience. Sigiriya is an iconic ancient 5th century fortress built on a large rock high above the forest canopy, climb the steel stairways hung from the rock’s cliff face enjoying the colourful Sigiriya Damsels frescoes on your ascent and experience breath taking panoramic jungle and rugged mountain views on reaching the top. The temple of the Tooth in Kandy is home to the jewelled shrine containing Buddha’s tooth, brought over from India over in the 04th century, the sacred relic is paraded every August during the full moon celebration. Visit Nuwara Eliya or ‘little England’ as it was formerly known as or relax in coastal town of Galle wander and soak up the bohemian atmosphere, enjoy the Dutch whitewashed and terracotta roofed houses, soak up the sun on its golden sandy beaches and meander through quirky boutiques, cafes, and beach bars. We offer guided tours, tailormade packages and relaxing beach holidays.

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Singapore

One of Southeast Asia’s most modern and popular tourist destinations. Experience world class shopping in the malls of Orchard Road, enjoy culinary delights at amazing restaurants and wonderful street stalls. Escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to Singapore’s Botanical Gardens, visit the Marina Bay Sands and take afternoon tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel established in 1887. Check out the rainforest zoological gardens, home to white tigers, elephants, Komodo dragons and orangutans with their own enclosures built to mimic their natural environments. Take a trip to Sentosa Island with over 2km of beach, 5 star resorts, golf courses and Universal Studios. Can be booked as a standalone city break, part as of a multi-Asia itinerary, guided tour or as a stopover.

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Taiwan 

Taiwan offers sumptuous food, stunning views, tranquil temples, breath-taking coastline, lush green landscapes, and sweet black tea! Discover Taiwan’s food culture by collecting oysters in Wangong, sip black tea at a plantation, cook farm-fresh spring onion pancakes and tour the island’s only whisky distillery. Hike through lush mountain foothills to a 12-tiered pagoda that overlooks Sun Moon Lake, and kayak on its serene waters. Wonder at Taroko Gorge, then follow the aquamarine river along Shakadang Trail on a hike past marbled cliffs and immense boulders. Explore the stalls piled with dried fruits, herbs and medicines housed in a mixture of modern and historic buildings on Dihua Street. We can offer cultural and adventure touring or a bit of both! Want something more personalised let us know and we can put it together for you.

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Thailand

From the bustling bright lights of Bangkok to rainforest trails teeming with wildlife, idyllic tropical islands and beautiful beaches there is something for everyone. Enjoy a bout of Muay Thai kickboxing, enjoy a show or visit an elephant sanctuary. Start your trip in Bangkok and immerse yourself with a visit to the sacred emerald Buddha or the orate Grand Palace. Zip along in one of the brightly coloured tuk-tuks, shops in malls and haggle in the night markets and enjoy delicious Thai food in the local restaurants or from the aromatic streetside food stalls. Visit the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, one of the largest conservation areas with a large park for the elephants to roam and complete with a hospital to care for sick and abandoned elephants. Head to Khao Sok National Park, with its lush rainforest brimming with elephants, tigers, gibbons, and Malaysian sun bears, if you’re feeling brave spend the night and camp. Paddle a canoe through serene aquamarine inlets and jagged islands, while admiring the limestone mountains and forests. Take a boat tour and explore the limestone islands, visit Khao Phing and Ko Ta Pu where they filmed the James Bond movie ‘Man with the golden gun’. Head to the Phang Nga Bay limestone caves and visit Phi Phi where the filmed the iconic film ‘The Beach’. Or head to the relaxing beach resorts of Krabi, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Samet or Koh Phayam and just relax soaking up the rays. Looking for something a bit more active? Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Koh Phangan and discover colourful fish and coral reefs, turtles and manta rays. Go on a journey to Khanom for the chance to see pink dolphins in Taled Bay. Join a guided Thailand tour and experience the hidden gems with local tour leaders or enjoy a tailormade holiday the way you want it. We can book as a standalone city break, part as of a multi-Asia itinerary, guided tour or as a stopover.  

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Vietnam

From the lush green limestone islands of Halon Bay to the lively streets of Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi to the floating markets of the Mekong Delta there is so much to see and do in this wonderful country. Wander through bustling Hanoi’s Old Quarter with its caverns brimming with printed silks, fans, hand woven bags and intricate paper lanterns. Visit the historic French Quarter or go for a relaxing walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and watch locals perform Tai Chi on its banks. Uncover the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh, famous for it’s skilled tailors and visit fabric shops with shimmering silk of every colour in its windows. Visit the War Remnants Museum and crawl through the underground Cu Chi Tunnels and get a sense of what the Viet Cong troops endured during the Vietnam War. Ben Thanh market offers fiery wok-fried noodles from the many street food stalls, clothing shops and souvenirs. Cruise the Mekong Delta on a traditional sampan boat and navigate the palm lined canals, lush mangroves and explore the exotic floating markets moored on the edge of the creeks. Halong Bay is home to hundreds of limestone islands rising from the emerald waters. Set sail aboard a traditional boat and get up close to the towering tropical islands. Available to book as a cultural or adventure tour, as a tailormade holiday or as part of a multi-destination itinerary.  Looking for something a bit different for your honeymoon, we can organise that too! 

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