Visit one of the wonders of the world and walk along the magnificent Great Wall of China. See the Army of Terracotta Warriors up close. Thousands of ancient, life-sized warriors are today one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century. Wander backstreets and cross the many bridges in the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao in Shanghai.
Visit the National Museum which contains 6,000 years of Bahrain’s history. Explore Bahrain Fort which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Drive through the bridge which connects Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Cruise the picturesque Buriganga River in the historic city of Dhaka. Spend three unforgettable days relaxing on the longest natural sea beach in the world. Go in search of the majestic Bengal tiger and other wildlife that call Sundarbans National park home.
Admire the stunning sunrise over the tops of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples. Take a boat ride to visit the unique floating village of Kampong Phluk and learn about the fascinating life of the local people. Glide through the fascinating streets of Phnom Penh on a traditional cyclo tour. Experience an evening of music, theatre and acrobatics with a night at the Cambodian Phare Circus.
Escape the crowds and travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat for sunrise over Angkor Wat‘s famous spires. Enjoy a hands-on traditional Lao-style cooking demonstration at the Bamboo Experience cooking school. Learn about the typical ingredients used in Lao cooking and prepare a feast for dinner. Receive a blessing when you take part in a local ‘Baci’ blessing ceremony. Cruise overnight through the 3,000 islands rising from the sea in Ha Long Bay.
Rise early to be rewarded with spectacular views of the largest Buddhist temple at sunrise. Embark on Indonesia's famous train journey to Yogyakarta, where picturesque views await you. Feel the refreshing breeze as you enjoy a delightful rickshaw ride to the Royal Palace. Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders of Indonesia on this captivating adventure.
Experience the world of sumo as you join sumo wrestlers for a delectable 'chanko' sumo lunch, while learning about their unique traditions. Step into the shoes of a sumo wrestler by trying on a sumo suit and testing your skills against a professional. Explore the enchanting bamboo groves of Arashiyama, near Kyoto, as you wander along meandering paths amidst towering bamboo stalks. Indulge in a traditional kaiseki meal in Kyoto, accompanied by the captivating entertainment of a Maiko. Seize the opportunity to gain insider knowledge about the intriguing life of an apprentice Geisha, adding an extra layer of fascination to your journey.
Begin your day like a local by indulging in the flavours of traditional Lao coffee at a charming coffee stall in Vientiane. Embark on a breath-taking Mekong cruise and witness the captivating scenery as the sun gracefully sets. Immerse yourself in the rich Laos culture as you visit a traditional wooden house and savour a home-cooked meal, while gaining insights into local traditions. Uncover the hidden gems of the capital city, Vientiane, as you explore its local sights and delight in the authentic delicacies it has to offer. Experience the true essence of Laos on this remarkable journey of cultural immersion and culinary delights.
Visit the Taj Mahal, a timeless symbol of love. The gleaming white marble of this magnificent monument preserves the profound love of a man for his wife. Embark on an exhilarating game drive in one of India's finest forests, Ranthambore National Park, in search of the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. Immerse yourself in local traditions as you share a memorable dinner with a welcoming Jaipur family. Experience the authentic desert of Rajasthan with a captivating camel ride in Manvar. Prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, where a serene boat ride awaits you.
Venture to the Mekong Delta and spend the day exploring the many palm fringed canals, local temples and markets. Start your day like a local as you explore the bustling streets of Phnom Penh whilst on a cyclo. Journey along the meandering canals and meet the local people as you discover the beauty of the Mekong Delta.
As you peer across the Demilitarized Zone at the 38th parallel, you can almost feel the weight of history on your shoulders. Experience a unique opportunity to witness the impact of geopolitics on people's daily lives. In contrast to the tense atmosphere of the DMZ, the rural town of Gurye offers a peaceful respite. Here, you will learn about the temple life of monks, who lead a simple yet profound existence. When you're ready to re-engage with the vibrancy of Korean culture, take a stroll through the bustling markets. The colours, smells, and sounds are overwhelming, but in the best possible way.
Discover the unique history and culture of Hanoi, Vietnam‘s Capital as you walk the busy streets and alleyways of the Old Quarter. Cruise the waters of Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. Take in the stunning scenery and feast on fresh local seafood. Take in the stunning coastal vistas and lush countryside scenery on your drive from Hue to Hoi An. Be charmed by Hoi An, with its antiquated streets and unique insight into traditional Vietnamese life. Explore the Mekong Delta and experience the vibrant scenes and rural villages of Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’.
Enjoy staying in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn set in the wooded forests of Hakone. Explore Tokyo and immerse yourself in Japanese culture with your choice of touring in Tokyo including a Sumo lunch or a visit to Meiji Jingu shrine. Visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-Ji), a spectacular Buddhist temple in Kyoto, covered with pure gold leaf.
Spot local wildlife amongst the lush scenery at Bogor Gardens. Admire the monumental Borobudur Buddhist temple, which dates back to the eighth century. Watch in awe as the first light brings the mesmerising Mt. Bromo to life.
Enjoy the second wonder of the world, Petra. Explore the Moon-like desert of Wadi Rum and the unique Dead Sea. Pass by Mt. Nebo, the City of Mosaic. The city of Jerash, one of the most well preserved Roman cities outside of Rome. Let Ajloun Castle overlooking West bank & the Jordan Valley.
Travel to both the North and South Island of New Zealand and admire the fascinating landscapes. Get to know the ancient culture of the Maoris. Visit along the route the capital Wellington, the Waitomo Caves, the Southern Alps and Milford Sound.
Visit some of the Portuguese monuments belonging to the World Heritage by UNESCO. Taste typical conventual pastries and learn about the famous Porto Wine. Get to know the history and where this nation was born, Guimarães 'the cradle of Portugal'.
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