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Culture in Asia

Holidays in Asia offer a beguiling choice of cultural experiences for the adventurous traveller.

The holidays are split in this large region into the following areas:

Central, East & South-East Asia | Southern Asia

Cultural Holidays in Central, East & South-East Asia

Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan Uncovered

11 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,765.00

Delve into rich and colourful Uzbekistan

  • Explore ancient Silk Road
  • Spend a night in a traditional yurt
  • Delve into rich and colourful culture
The Silk Road

 The Silk Road

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,790.00

Discover the natural and cultural highlights of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.

  • Ancient Samarkand and Bukhara
  • Majestic Tien Shan Mountains
  • Kashgar's Sunday Bazaar
Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

19 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,800.00

A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth

  • Enjoy 3 full days sightseeing in Beijing
  • Float amidst the 3 Gorges on the Yangtze River
  • See the Great Wall at the less visited and scenic Mutianyu section
  • Visit rural Yangshuo amidst stunning karst scenery
Highlights of China

Highlights of China

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,850.00

A classic journey exploring China's historic sites and stunning landscapes

  • Enjoy 3 full days sightseeing in Beijing
  • See the Great Wall at the less visited and scenic Mutianyu section
  • Visit rural Yangshuo amidst stunning karst scenery
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors standing shoulder to shoulder
Mongolian Adventure

Mongolian Adventure

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,945.00

Discover the remote Mongolian countryside

  • Discover the remote Mongolian countryside
  • Sleep in traditional 'ger' camps
  • Experience the Gobi Desert
Essential China

Essential China

10 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,185.00

A short trip encompassing ancient and modern China

  • Tour Tianamen Square and the Forbidden city
  • Walk the Great Wall at the less visited and scenic Mutianyu section
  • Explore rural Yangshuo amidst stunning karst scenery
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors standing shoulder to shoulder
Highlights of Tibet

Highlights of Tibet

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,420.00

Complete this classic and spectacular road trip, through Tibet, from Lhasa to Kathmandu

  • Follow the spectacular route from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Discover Lhasa including the Potala Palace
  • Marvel at the views from Everest Base Camp
Ancient & Modern Japan

Ancient & Modern Japan

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $5,130.00

Explore Zen gardens, temples and lively cities by bullet train

  • See cherry blossoms or beautiful autumn colours
  • Watch snow monkeys bathing in hot springs
  • Take the high speed 'bullet train'
Discover Burma

Discover Burma

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,850.00

Explore ancient temples,floating markets and tribal villages in mystical Myanmar

  • See the mystical temples of Bagan
  • Watch sunrise at U-Bein Bridge
  • Float amongst villages on Inle Lake
Thailand and Burma Discoverer

 Thailand and Burma Discoverer

16 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,325.00

Undiscovered southern Burma and Thailand's cultural gems

  • Explore vibrant Bangkok by boat along its network of canals and waterway.
  • Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass, important WWII sites.
  • Journey to the rarely visited southern states of Burma including the striking mountainous Kayin Stat.
  • Join a Buddhist pilgrim trail to one of Burma's holiest sites, the Golden Rock pagda.
  • Cycle among the thousands of pagodas in Bagan and the lawns, lakes and trees of Sukhothai Historical Park
  • Sample delicious local cuisine
  • Visit the bustling street markets of Rangoon and admire the faded colonial architecture
Burma Highlights

Burma Highlights

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

The best of Burma's colonial architecture and mystical temples

  • See the leg-rowing fishermen of Inle Lake
  • Explore Bagan's mystical thousand temples
  • See glittering Shwedagon Pagoda
Thai Indochina Grand Tour

Thai Indochina Grand Tour

28 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,990.00

The ultimate discovery of South East Asia's culture and monuments

  • Visit 4 countries in 4 weeks
  • Marvel at dramatic temples and landscapes
  • Sample delicious local cuisine
Discover Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

Discover Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

17 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,945.00

Navigate the back roads, countryside, towns and rivers of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

  • Explore South East Asia's cultural highlights
  • Visit the Golden Triangle and Angkor Wat
  • Sample delicious local cuisine
Thai Indochina Explorer

Thai Indochina Explorer

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,995.00

Travel from Vietnam's Saigon to Thailand's Bangkok

  • Travel from Saigon to Bangkok
  • Marvel at the ruins of Angkor
  • Experience mouth-watering cuisine
Classic Vietnam & Angkor

Classic Vietnam & Angkor

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,770.00

Cruising in Halong Bay, cooking in Hoi An plus the incredible temples of Angkor

  • Experience Vietnam and Cambodia in comfort
  • Explore Hanoi and Saigon
  • Marvel at the Khmer temples of Angkor
Trails of Vietnam

Trails of Vietnam

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,050.00

On foot, in the saddle, with paddle - active the length of Vietnam

  • Experience Vietnam with an active element
  • Trek, cycle and kayak in striking landscapes
  • Feast on sumptuous local cuisine
Vietnam Adventure

Vietnam Adventure

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,650.00

A comprehensive north to south exploration

  • Discover North and South Vietnam
  • Explore the rich heritage of Vietnamese culture
  • Feast on fresh local cuisine
Classic Thailand

Classic Thailand

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,430.00

The best of Thailand at an easy pace and in comfort

  • Explore Thailand in comfort
  • Visit stunning national parks and temples
  • Enjoy delicious Thai cuisine
Cambodia Adventure

 Cambodia Adventure

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,710.00

Explore Cambodia's Angkor temples, majestic Phnom Penh and rural countryside

  • Explore Angkor temples
  • Sample delicious local cuisine
  • Visit biodiverse Koh Kong
Trails of Borneo

Trails of Borneo

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,420.00

An active exploration of rainforest trails and an ascent of Mt Kinabalu

  • Climb Mt Kinabalu for sunrise
  • Explore rainforest trails
  • Marvel at indigenous wildlife
Volcanoes & Temples of Indonesia

Volcanoes & Temples of Indonesia

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,185.00

Explore Central Indonesia's ancient temples and smoldering volcanoes on this journey through Java, Bali and Lombok.

  • Watch the sunrise over Bromo
  • Explore ancient Borobudur
  • Wander through rice paddies

Cultural Holidays in Southern Asia

Highlights of Nepal

Highlights of Nepal

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,710.00

Discover Nepal's fascinating variety of cultures

  • Walk in the breathtaking Annapurna region
  • Experience White Water Rafting on the Trisuli
  • Enjoy an elephant back safari
Festivals of Bhutan

Festivals of Bhutan

11 days Excl. flights From
USD $4,445.00

Experience traditional Buddhist cultures of Bhutan

  • Experience Bhutan's colourful, vibrant festivals
  • Visit the Paro Dzong and the incredible 'Tiger's Nest' monastery
  • Walk in the quiet Gangtey Valley
  • Visit the impressive Tashichho Dzong in Thimpu
  • Travel in a country where few foreigners visit
Darjeeling Sikkim & Bhutan

Darjeeling Sikkim & Bhutan

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $4,550.00

Hill stations, ancient monasteries, religious festivals and mountainous Bhutan

  • Discover mountainous Bhutan
  • Explore Sikkim's famous monasteries
  • Ride Darjeeling's 'Toy Train'
  • Experience a Bhutanese festival (specific departures only)
India Grand Tour

India Grand Tour

30 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,325.00

The ultimate journey through the most diverse of countries

  • Marvel at the people, history and culture
  • Discover bustling cities and relaxing beaches
  • Search for the elusive tiger
Discover Bangladesh

Discover Bangladesh

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

Journey through Sundarbans National Park in Bangladesh

  • Journey through Sundarbans National Park
  • Enjoy the forest and villages around Srimongal
  • Marvel at temples and mosques
Highlights of Northern India

Highlights of Northern India

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,100.00

Unique wildlife, facinating culture and spectacular Moghul architecture

  • See the unforgettable Taj Mahal
  • Search for the elusive tiger
  • Meander along the Ganges at Varanasi
Delhi to Kathmandu

Delhi to Kathmandu

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,185.00

Take a classic journey from India's plains to the mountains of Nepal

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Explore sacred cities and temples
  • Search for wildlife in Chitwan National Park
North India Explored

North India Explored

21 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,905.00

A comprehensive journey through India's evocative north

  • Explore Rajasthan's palaces and forts
  • Experience the holy city of Varanasi
  • Search for the elusive tiger
Colours of Rajasthan

Colours of Rajasthan

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,520.00

Experience the best of India's colourful desert state

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Explore the lake city of Udaipur
  • Search for the elusive tiger
Classic Rajasthan

Classic Rajasthan

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,235.00

A comfortable exploration of enchanting Rajasthan in Northern India

  • Visit imposing forts and palaces
  • Explore the lake city of Udaipur
  • Stay in a Maharajah's palace
Ganges Explorer

Ganges Explorer

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,355.00

Follow India's holiest river from foothills to delta

  • Sail down the Ganges
  • Explore Varanasi
  • Search for wildlife in the Sundarbans
Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations

Mountains, Temples & Hill Stations

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,805.00

The Golden Temple, British hill stations and Tibetan culture, a different view of India.

  • Visit Amritsar's Golden Temple
  • Explore British hill stations
  • Discover Tibetan culture
A Himalayan Journey - Amritsar to Leh

A Himalayan Journey - Amritsar to Leh

16 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

A high altitude journey across the Indian Himalaya

  • Complete a fascinating overland journey from Amritsar to Leh
  • Visit ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Leh Valley
The Tropical South

The Tropical South

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,425.00

Discover the two southern most states of India

  • Discover the old spice town of Cochin
  • Marvel at Madurai's Sri Meenakshi temple
  • Cruise the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
South India Explored

South India Explored

20 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

A fascinating journey through India's tropical south

  • Explore the diverse states of the region
  • Admire historic palaces and temples
  • Relax on a traditional houseboat
Classic South India

Classic South India

14 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,040.00

Traverse southern India in style

  • Enjoy incredible scenery and wildlife
  • Admire ancient temples
  • Relax on a traditional houseboat
Discover Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

  • Discover ancient cities
  • Enjoy the cool highlands and wildlife
  • Relax on superb beaches
Sri Lankan Highlights

Sri Lankan Highlights

8 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,385.00

A week experiencing the very best of the Island of Serendipity, Sri Lanka.

  • Climb the rock fortress at Sigiriya
  • Explore the beautiful lakeside town of Kandy
  • Cycle along tranquil backroads
Sri Lanka Explored

Sri Lanka Explored

17 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,620.00

A comprehensive journey discovering this inspiring island from the very north to the very south

  • Unexplored north
  • Ancient cities and wildlife
  • Beautiful beaches

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