One of the greatest things about Asia is how incredibly diverse it is. There’s culture-soaked cities in Japan, culinary delights in Vietnam, superb wildlife viewing in Sri Lanka and historic treasures strewn all over Cambodia. Whether you’re searching for a low-key beach escape or the perfect location for a family adventure, you’re likely to find it in Asia.
Japan – Culture
Japan may have futuristic cities, glittering skyscrapers and neon-lit streets, but it’s also steeped in tradition and ancient culture. In Kyoto, Japan’s spiritual heart, you’ll find old tea houses and an abundance of temples, whilst traditional ‘ryokan’ inns along the coast offer an authentic Japanese experience.
Indonesia – Families & Beaches
Indonesia is the ideal destination for families thanks to the variety of experience on offer. Your trip could involve searching for wild orang-utans, visiting magnificent Buddhist temples or snorkelling alongside shoals of multi-coloured fish in Raja Ampat. What’s more, the country’s impeccable coastline will satisfy any beach lover.
Bhutan – Mountain Adventure
Few people have ever visited the last remaining Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Those who do are rewarded with a majestic mountain landscape, impressive Dzongs and monasteries, dizzying mountain passes and traditional markets. For the adventurous spirit, mountain biking and white water rafting will show you Bhutan from a unique perspective.
Vietnam – Food
Vietnamese cuisine is world-renowned, with dishes that perfectly balance sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours. There’s an endless selection of eateries, from mouth-watering street-food to elegant fine dining establishments where gastronomy is taken to the next level. Don’t miss out on traditional Vietnamese delicacies like Pho and Banh Xeo.
Cambodia – History
A tailor-made trip to Cambodia will transport you back in time to forgotten centuries and long gone eras. From the ancient, half-overgrown temples scattered about the lost city of Angkor, to the rich colonial architecture and old-world charm of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a delight for the history enthusiast.
Sri Lanka – Wildlife
Sri Lanka is home to over 20 national parks, each supporting a variety of wildlife including leopards, elephants, monkeys and many exotic birds. Yala National Park is renowned for its scenery and sensational wildlife viewing, but for an off the beaten track experience consider the remote Gal Oya National Park.