ASIA

The mysteries and myths of Asia have fascinated Europeans for centuries. The spiritual continent is full of ancient wonders, such as the enormous Buddhas of Thailand and the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Bhutan: The small, landlocked country of Bhutan is blessed where natural beauty is concerned, which you can experience firsthand as you hike picturesque trekking trails in the Himalayas. You’ll find tropical forest to the south, beautiful temples, a colourful folk culture, and friendly people, which all combine to give visitors a travel experience like no other.

Nepal: Nepal is home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains making it a mecca for avid trekkers and mountain climbers. A rich architectural heritage can also be found here, in addition to the vibrant capital of Kathmandu with its many temples to explore and shops selling souvenir-worthy handmade local goods like beautiful cashmere wraps and scarves.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is somewhat of an undiscovered gem, with travellers not yet fully aware of everything it has to offer. Along with a rich history and friendly people, there are golden beaches stretched out along 1,330 km of coastline, an abundance of wildlife, 15 national parks, lush forests, 350 waterfalls, and some of the most flavourful food you’ll ever eat.

China: China is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, with 5,000 years of history and culture under its belt. Its great sights are famous the world over and include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Terracotta Warriors

Japan: Japan is unrivalled when it comes to technology and commerce, yet the tradition of its long history is apparent in all aspects of everyday life.

Thailand: For a mix of incredible natural beauty, exotic wildlife and vibrant cities, look no further than Thailand.

Cambodia: Ancient sites of worship and a lake of floating villages are just some of the things you’ll see and explore when you come with us to Cambodia.

Vietnam: Visit Vietnam’s ancient pagodas and vibrant cities, admire dazzling white beaches and emerald-green paddy fields, as well as dine in the former residence of an American ambassador.

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