A melting pot of senses, Oriental cuisine, dramatic landscapes, varied cultures and curious wildlife. Here you will find service at its best and at such great value too. Nowhere else is quite like it and the deeper you go, the more addictive it becomes.
From the buzzing gateway cities of Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore, to the ancient Cambodian temples of Angkor and not forgetting the spectacular marine life of Indonesia, the mind-boggling traditions of Japan and the sleepy landlocked Laos, exploring the Far East is a sensory journey. Experience the tropical jungles of Malaysia, Myanmar’s humbling temples of Bagan, the fragrant Vietnamese gastronomic delights and the white sand beaches of the Philippines – the word ‘diverse’, somehow doesn’t quite do the region justice.
Known as the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’, Cambodia is a country full of surprises. We can help to understand this magical country by arranging for you to hear a survivor’s harrowing stories of the Khmer Rouge at one extreme and by guiding you through the incredible ancient temples of Angkor at the other, whilst avoiding the crowds in each destination.
Now a world superpower, the last few decades have see a 5,000-year-old civilisation race headlong into the modern world - there's never been a better time to visit China. It's a destination that really does offer the wow-factor for all kinds of travellers and with a crop of luxury hotels springing up across the country, you can now travel in style.
Literally translated from Cantonese into ‘Living Harbour’ this vibrant city acts as a gateway to China and beyond. Hong Kong is a hedonistic metropolis, full of lively markets, a colonial past, historical sites and gourmet dim sum, be it on the street or in a Michelin star restaurant, we’ll ensure you have the best seat in the house.
Home to over 17,000 islands, Indonesia peppers the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Island hop between smouldering volcanoes, haggle in Ubud’s markets with a personal shopper, sail east on a private liveaboard to discover world class diving with a marine biologist or relax on secret, rugged, untouched beaches.
Combine the traditional Japanese city of Kyoto with the fast-paced ultra-modern Tokyo, by bullet train. Dig deeper into the captivating rural parts of Japan to discover ryokans, onsen and kaiseki tongue-tingling meals. We have specialists on hand in botany, pottery, architecture, sumo wrestling and Samurai sword fighting to name a few.
The ultimate highlight of this landlocked country is most certainly the former capital, Luang Prabang. Home to some of the best kept gilded temples in south-east Asia, where the laidback approach to everyday life, can be understood through our expert guides and intimate interactions with local monks.
Malaysia is one of the most tropical destinations in our portfolio, home to rainforests overflowing with diverse flora and fauna. Go in search of langurs, gibbons, orangutans and pygmy elephants in Borneo’s jungle, delve into the street markets of Kuala Lumpur or relax on Langkawi’s exotic beaches.
In Myanmar, until recently known as Burma, we offer new ways to explore this captivating country. Take a local train around Yangon, fly by hot air balloon over the temples of Bagan, motor along the Irrawaddy River, sail the Mergui Archipelago, ride elephants in Kalaw or cycle through Mandalay.
This island nation is brimming with rainbow coloured reefs and tropical fish best explored with expert marine biologists. The pristine white sand beaches rival those of the Maldives far from the glistening lights of Manilla and are surrounded with limestone cliffs and picturesque volcanic islands.
Singapore is known for being spotlessly clean and a foodie’s paradise. Here you can discover Little India, Chinatown and the Arab Quarter, sample the delicious street food and marvel at the botanical gardens. Alternatively, simply absorb the city’s bright lights from a water-front bar, a roof-top restaurant or the Singapore Flyer.
Thai people welcome visitors with open arms to their 3 distinctive regions in the 'land of smiles'. The tropical north is home to the cultural cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, whilst the southern sun-kissed beaches gaze out to dramatic limestone karst islands and the energetic city of Bangkok is a city that genuinely never sleeps.
Dramatically diverse from north to south, Vietnam's long coastline takes in the lime karst islands of Halong Bay best seen by private junk, the imperial citadel of Hue and the UNESCO site of Hoi An. Head inland to discover the evocative cites of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh by tuk tuk or vespa, cycle through emerald green paddy fields and float through undiscovered parts of the Mekong with one of our trusty guides.