It is impossible to describe such a vast continent in a summary – the colours of Asia draw millions of tourists every year, many returning time and again. From the high Tibetan Plains and the vast desert lands of Northern China and Mongolia, through to the tropical rainforests of South East Asia, this continent will astound you with it’s wealth of culture, wildlife and stunning scenery.
Traversing Asia, whether on the trans-Siberian Railway, the Silk Road or by overland adventure will be a life changing experience. Long the haunt of independent back packers, Asia is still the best place on the planet to make your budget stretch for long periods of travel and offers a huge range of opportunities to stay with families, in villages or experience conservation or eco-tourism projects along the way.
There are plenty of escorted tours, upmarket or adventurous and it’s ideal for tailor made travel too. Why not combine several Asian countries, linking by train or boat? The sub continent of ‘Indo-China’ encompasses a range of diverse countries packed full of adventure and culture, combine Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for example. Burma is now firmly back on the tourist trail, make a trip to this fascinating destination. There are some wonderful great value tours in Indo-China, ask me to check dates and prices for you.
Food plays a vital part in Asian culture and the many flavours, spices and colourful markets are a feast indeed. Whether you enjoy street food or local restaurants, push the boundaries in Asia and taste the wonderful variety of produce and many regional variations.
Culture of Asia from the vast plains and deserts of Central Asia through to Japan with it’s technology, blossom trees and mountains is an amazing mix of multiple races and religions. Enjoy hospitality from people in remote rural communities, street markets and farm traders. Experience a heady mix of spice, colour and smells wherever you go. Travel by road, train, boat, bicycle, ox cart or elephant! There are many festivals throughout Asia, get in touch to arrange travel to one of these colourful events. Perhaps you are a keen follower of sporting events and want to combine a holiday with the cricket in India or Sri Lanka or the Grand Prix in Malaysia or Singapore?
For wildlife enthusiasts India with it’s many parks is a great destination for birding and tiger tours in particular and the Orang-utans of Malaysia and Borneo are a must see! For divers, there are great spots all around South East Asia and if you want gorgeous tropical beaches, you’d go a long way to beat Thailand or Bali for the ultimate in relaxation and value for money. For a mix of ‘bush and beach’ India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia are great choices.
Home to the biggest mountain range on Earth, the Himalayas, take a trip to Asia and trek amazing trails through the Anapurna Circuit, to Everest Basecamp or other exhilarating challenges in Nepal Tibet or Bhutan.
So, take a browse through the countries of Asia with their suggested experiences and call me to put together your bespoke Asian holiday!