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Asia is the world’s most diverse and enthralling continent. Whether it’s exploring ancient temples of Angkor Wat, learning to cook the local cuisine in Chiang Mai, hiking through the forests of Borneo, or watching sumo wrestling in Tokyo, Asia has it all. If you are planning your first trip to Asia, feel free to speak to our travel experts to chat through ideas and countries that suit you.

The great thing about Asia is that there is something for everyone – those interested in food and wine, culture, beaches, adventure, cities, history… the list goes on.

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Asia is the world’s most extraordinary travel region – convince me otherwise! From Thailand’s pristine white sand beaches to the soaring Himalayas, nowhere else offers anything close to the same astonishing mix of culture, adventure, hospitality, and excitement. We promote over a dozen distinct destinations in Asia; read on for inspiration…!

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Where to start? Asia is incredibly diverse: travelers can experience everything from the ancient history of Cambodia to the modern vibrancy of Japan, the mysticism of India, and the sultry tropical beauty of Indonesia. Landscapes encompass stunning beaches, majestic mountains, lush jungles, vast deserts, and neon-drenched cities. The Great Wall of China, Angkor Wat, and the Taj Mahal take the headlines, but there are staggering historical sites around every corner.

Adventure, serenity, stunning accommodation, and faultless hospitality are par for the course. And the food – oh, the food – will change your life. Back home after one trip, you’ll happily travel a day to find authentic nasi lemak or tonkotsu ramen. Speaking from personal experience, what may start as a curiosity will quickly turn into an obsession, and you’ll find this compelling continent drawing you back time and time, and time, again: Asia is ever-surprising, ever-changing, and forever thrilling.

Best places to go in Asia

We’ve tried to distill each destination into 50 words…which is, of course, impossible! Click through for more inspiration!

  • Bali


    Bali immediately conjures visions of exotic tropical allure. Renowned for its verdant rice terraces, peaceful beaches, and profound spirituality, Bali provides an entire spectrum of diverse encounters. Whether navigating lively markets or exploring serene temples, the island captures the hearts of all who visit.

  • Borneo


    The dense prehistoric jungles of Borneo are the most biodiverse pockets of forest on Earth, overflowing with vibrant flora and fauna: from wandering pygmy elephants and sun bears to a spectrum of hornbill species, playful langurs, macaques, proboscis monkeys, and – most captivating of all – the mighty orangutan.

  • Cambodia


    Cambodia invites daring travelers to uncover uncharted adventures. Angkor takes the headlines, but beyond the temples, Cambodia boasts lush jungles, pristine beaches, and lively cities. Explore remote forest temples, cruise the sultry Mekong, or embark on a street food adventure in Phnom Penh.

  • Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, India


    From the snow-covered peaks of the Himalayan ranges to the beaches of Kerala; jungles teeming with elephants, leopards, and the Royal Bengal tiger; to its eclectic, kaleidoscopic cities. India is the ultimate travel destination, a vast land full of fascinating contrasts where luxury meets the untamed.

  • Indonesia


    An archipelago of 17,000 islands, Indonesia offers an abundance of breathtaking landscapes, unique cultures, and unparalleled adventures. In many ways, Indonesia is the ultimate adventure destination with bubbling volcanoes, teeming jungles, astonishing beaches, and a rich culture that changes from island to island.

  • Japan


    Japan has it all. The Land of the Rising Sun seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. From the serene temples of Kyoto and the bustling streets of Tokyo, visitors find a captivating fusion of ancient heritage and futuristic innovation, making it a timeless and dynamic destination.

  • Malaysia


    Malaysia is colorful, multi-cultural, and in many ways a mini-Asia in itself. From the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur to the serene beaches of Langkawi, this Southeast Asian gem offers a rich tapestry of experiences: vibrant festivals, mouthwatering cuisine, and teeming rainforests.

  • Singapore


    A little over two hundred years ago, this tiny tropical island was not much more than fishing villages and dense jungle, but today, it stands proudly as one of the world’s wealthiest, glitziest, and most dynamic cities. The island state is a major hub for both regional and worldwide travel.

  • Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka

    A small teardrop-shaped island just off India’s southern coast, Sri Lanka is known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Its enchanting blend of verdant landscapes, lively culture, stunning natural wonders, diverse wildlife, and exquisite tropical beaches captivate visitors.

    Sri Lanka
  • Thailand


    Thailand stands among the globe’s premier travel destinations. Its stunning beaches, delectable cuisine, and renowned hospitality attract millions annually. While her beaches rightfully take acclaim, Thailand offers so much more: this multifaceted treasure trove awaits your exploration.

  • Vietnam


    Vietnam epitomizes exotic allure and continues growing as a luxury travel destination. All that one envisions for a journey through Southeast Asia – bustling cities, atmospheric temples, mouthwatering street food, and serene white-sand beaches – is here and here in abundance.

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Best time to visit Asia

Asia covers almost half the planet and spans the full spectrum of environments and landscapes…so the best time to visit depends on where you are looking to go, and what kind of adventure you have in mind. Tropical Asia (ThailandCambodia, Laos, VietnamMalaysia, Sri Lanka, and much of India) is at its best in the cooler and drier winter months between October and April. Points further north (Japan, South Korea) or at higher elevations (Nepal, Bhutan) are best in the spring or fall months: February to May or September to November. Spanning either side of the Equator, the many islands of Indonesia and the steamy jungles of Borneo are best through our summer months of April to October.

What to do in Asia

Here is just a snapshot of what adventures and unique experiences are possible across the continent:

  • Kaiseki Dinner, Kyoto, Japan

    Dinner with a geisha in Kyoto

    The Gion is Kyoto’s traditional heart: a network of tight cobbled streets lined with wooden machiya houses and stores…and an entrance into the world of the geisha. Embark on a walking tour of the district, culminating in an elaborate kaiseki dinner that showcases Kyoto’s finest culinary culture.

  • Bengal Tiger, Ranthambore National Park, India

    Track tigers in India

    India boasts a vibrant tapestry of flora and fauna, populated by rhinos, gharial, deer, and a mesmeric array of birdlife…but the majestic Bengal tiger reigns supreme. Across national parks like Ranthambore, Kanha, and Jim Corbett, experience the enchanting wilderness first-hand, tracking these elusive creatures in their natural habitat.

  • Sunset Cruise, Krabi, Thailand

    Sunset cruise in Krabi

    Cruise along the stunning Andaman Sea in exclusive comfort, savoring breathtaking views of turquoise waters, karst peaks, and pristine white-sand beaches as the sun dips below the horizon. Enjoy stops to swim and snorkel at your leisure, as well as a sumptuous picnic dinner.

  • Street Food, Cambodia

    Breakfast tour of Phnom Penh

    This immersive morning tour takes you through bustling local markets and small street-side stands in neighborhoods outside the usual tourist circuit. You’ll see another side of the Cambodian capital when you sit with locals for traditional breakfast treats and sample street vendors’ savory morning snacks.

  • Komodo Dragon, Komodo, Indonesia

    Meet Komodo dragons

    In a country of endlessly striking scenery, Komodo may be the most staggering. Explore the Park on a chartered speedboat or overnight ‘phinisi’ cruise, where you’ll face the famous Komodo dragons, hike to the peak of Padar island, and swim and snorkel off pink sand beaches.

  • Tsechu Festival, Bhutan

    Experience a tsechu in Bhutan

    A true bucket list experience, time your visit to Bhutan with ‘tsechu’ season: vibrant religious festivals marked by colorful masked dances, rowdy music, and auspicious ceremonies. Taking a central part in the social calendar, these events are integral to Bhutanese culture, fostering community spirit and spiritual devotion.

Asia advice from the experts

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    14 Mouth-Watering Thai Street Foods You’ll Love

    You don’t have to visit the best restaurants to find the most mouthwatering Thai dishes.  The smart traveler heads out to the streets and local markets of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and other major towns and cities, where you’ll find a...
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  • Red Dao Villagers Ha Giang Province Vietnam Listing

    Vietnam Off the Beaten Track

    A typical first-time tour of Vietnam will take in the big-hitting highlights Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City. Most visitors find themselves immensely charmed by this enthralling destination, with a second visit then opening...
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    Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossom in Japan

    Japan’s legendary sakura cherry blossoms attract visitors in their droves, both from within Japan and from all across the wider world. Our guide on where, when, and how best to enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing) is below. 
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  • Rice fields at sunset Bali Listing

    The Perfect Two Weeks in Bali

      Just the mention of Bali summons up visions of tropical paradise. The ‘Island of the Gods’ is one of the world’s great travel destinations: rich in culture, adventure, alluring scenery, and magnificent hotels. Whether you’re looking for culture, adventure,...
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  • Hawker center George Town Penang Listing

    The Ultimate Penang Food Guide

    The ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang is a tropical city that offers it all: atmospheric heritage streets, soft white sandy beaches, a dense jungly interior, and a wealth of outstanding hotels.  Thanks to its years as a center for regional...
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    Things to Do in Cambodia

    Enchanting Cambodia is most famous for its magnificent, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.  The charismatic capital of Phnom Penh with its world-class restaurants. Siem Reap is not only home to iconic Angkor but to a buzzing nightlife and hip...
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Your Asia questions answered

What destinations are in Asia?

Travelers tend to cover Asia in three distinct regions. East Asia is comprised of Japan, North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan: all very different cultures, but all influenced by a backbone of the reverent, Confucian tradition. South East Asia covers the former French ‘Indochina’ region:  Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, plus Thailand. Also included however are Myanmar (formerly Burma), Malaysia (plus Malaysian Borneo), Indonesia, the Philippines, and the tiny nations of Brunei and East Timor. The Indian subcontinent stretches from the Himalayan kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan, through India and Bangladesh, and down to the magical isle of Sri Lanka


Why should I travel to Asia?

There’s a reason why travelers have seen Asia as a rite of passage for centuries. Quite simply, it is the world’s most exotic, eclectic, and rewarding region. From Seoul to Singapore to Sri Lanka, Asia is jam-packed with buzzing multicultural cities, pristine white sandy beaches, dense tropical jungles, mesmerizing history, and a fascinating rainbow of modern cultures and customs. Thanks to its incredible people, hospitality is first-rate and – best of all – fantastic value, with top-class luxury accommodation roughly half the price of Europe or North America.

What are the key experiences in Asia?

Where to start? Iconic historical sites, such as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat or Indonesia’s Borobudur are a must. Astonishing landscapes like Vietnam’s Halong Bay, Bali’s UNESCO-protected rice terraces, or the rolling tea hills of Sri Lanka. Cities range from multicultural metropolises such as Tokyo or Singapore to atmospheric gems like Chiang Mai or former Laotian capital Luang Prabang. The best thing about a customized tour of Asia is that all of these experiences can be included in just one action-packed tour. And we haven’t even mentioned the food…

When is the best time to travel to Asia?

Like most tropical destinations, the core Southeast Asia destinations – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka – experience three seasons: dry, hot, and wet. The best time for most parts is the drier months between October and April. In Borneo and Indonesia, the seasonality is flipped, with the rains arriving during the northern hemisphere winter and the best weather from March through to November. Japan has a much cooler climate, in which the spring and fall months are best for travel. There are many microclimates within the region, so please speak to your consultant for the best advice. 


What is food in Asia like?

Incredible! Experiencing the cuisine is such an integral part of any customized tour of Asia. With so many different cultures and ethnicities present, and such a vibrant and varying basket of ingredients to draw from, you’ll sample a world of delights during your trip. Dishes are typically based around rice (often sticky rice) or noodles, accompanied by delicately balanced and coconut-milk-rich curries, charcoal-grilled meats and seafood, tangy and spicy soups and salads, and a rainbow of fiery dips and sauces on the side.

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