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.
Wander through the narrow laneways of Beijing’s ancient ‘hutongs’ where its people have lived and traditions have evolved for centuries. Visit the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base to learn about these endangered animals, and the conservation and breeding initiatives that have been implemented to protect them. Gain a glimpse into local life as you explore the fascinating backstreets on a walking tour in the older parts of Shanghai. Travel by high-speed train to marvel at the splendour of the World Heritage Listed Classical Chinese Gardens of Suzhou.
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 the spectacular views of thr largest Buddist temple at sunrise. On Indonesia‘s famous train travel to Yogyakarta pass picturesque views. Feel the breeze run through your hair as you enjoy a rickshaw ride to the Royal palace.
Join some sumo wrestlers to enjoy a ‘chanko’ sumo lunch and learn about the unique world of sumo. Try on a sumo suit and put your skills to the test against a professional. Follow the meandering paths through the soaring stalks of bamboo which make up the bamboo groves of Arashiyama just outside of Kyoto. Enjoy a traditional kaiseki meal as you’re entertained by a Maiko in Kyoto. Take the opportunity to gain inside knowledge about the fascinating life of an apprentice Geisha.
Start the day like a local as you savour a traditional Lao coffee at a local coffee stall in Vientiane. Enjoy a breathtaking Mekong cruise and take in the views of its surrounds whilst the sun sets. Visit a traditional wooden house and enjoy a home cooked meal whilst learning about the Laos culture. Discover the hidden corners of the capital Vientiane, through the local sights and delicacies.
Explore the bustling streets and markets of Bagan whilst sampling delicious snacks along the way. Glide on a canoe down the narrow channels to Kaylar Village which is famous for its floating gardens. Take in the breathtaking views of Shwedagon Pagoda, encrusted with diamonds and enshrines relics of four Buddhas.
Visit Taj Mahal – A Symbol of Love. The love of a man for his wife is preserved in the gleaming white marble of the Taj Mahal. Take a Game ride in one of the finest jungles (forest) of India in search of Royal Bengal Tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Experience the local traditions while having a dinner with a local family in Jaipur. Experience the authentic Desert of Rajasthan with a camel ride in Manvar. You will be spellbound with the beauty of Lake Pichola in Udaipur while enjoying a beautiful boat ride.
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.
Take a cooking class to learn how to create your own bibimbap, one of the most famous dishes of Korea. Peer across the DMZ at the 38th parallel into North Korea. Experience and learn about the temple life of monks in the rural town of Gurye.
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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