THE ORIENT - Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Mongolia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia & More
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Discover mystical charms, fascinating architecture, natural wonders and electrifying cities of Asia with A Classic Tours Collection. Experience the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia as you travel down the Mekong from Cambodia to Vietnam, sailing the magical Ha Long Bay. Watch the sunrise illuminate Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s magnificent temple complex. As the intricate carvings and statues come to life you will marvel at one of the most extraordinary architectural creations ever built.
Explore evocative Ho Chi Minh City and in Thailand, ride a colorful long tail boat past floating fruit markets to the Royal Grand Palace. Visit the sacred Emerald Buddha, journey the untouched Myanmar to experience the serenity of Inle Lake, observe life along the banks of the Irrawaddy River and watch the rising sun illuminate thousands of temples in ancient Bagan.
Voyage through the Indonesian archipelago, travel through the verdant tea terraces of Malaysia, and finish with an indulgent spa break on a Thai beach. Marvel at China’s silent Terracotta army and walking the Great wall, partaking in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies or witnessing royal changing of Guards ceremony in Seoul, Korea. Whatever you desire, let our experts deliver unforgettable memories on an Asia tour.
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offers many of the quintessential Southeast Asian travel experiences: spectacular scenery, a rich culture and history, a friendly population, and a cuisine as rich in color and appearance as in taste. Choose from scores of tropical islands, multiple historic centres dotted with fascinating ruins dating as far back as 600 AD. For those seeking an intense megalopolis experience, the nation’s capital, Bangkok, never fails to disappoint. For first-time visitors to Thailand Include Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and historic centres like Ayutthaya & Sukhothai. The northern capital of Chiang Mai remains a traveler’s favorite, with other northern centres including Mae Hong Son, Pai and Chiang Rai enjoying a steady stream of travelers looking for exotic destinations or just a laid-back vibe. Those with an interest in Thailand’s Khmer period often strike into the northeast, visiting the spectacular ruins at Phanom Rung and Phimai.
to this day remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. A land of breathtaking beauty and charm yet only recently emerging into the modern world. Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country. Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years. Wherever you go in Myanmar, whether it be cruising down the Ayeyarwady River in style, drifting over the ancient city of Bagan in a hot air balloon there is always a feeling of adventure. Unspoilt by mass tourism, now is the time to visit Myanmar before the country changes.
is an archipelago in Southeast Asia consisting of 6,000 inhabited islands that make up Indonesia are home to a diversity of cultures and indigenous beliefs. Bali is the festive face of Indonesia, the jewel in its crown. “Island of the Gods” and “Morning of the World” Profoundly influenced by its rich Hindu culture, Bali has 20,000 temples, 60 annual religious holidays, and 2,000 dance troupes. Hardly a day goes by without a celebration, a procession, or some other festivity. Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. Yogya was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century The rice-farming, pig-breeding, water-buffalo-loving Toraja inhabitants have become the focus of attention thanks to their elaborate ceremonies, burial sites and traditional houses, while North Sumatra offers visitors, especially nature lovers, beautiful tropical panoramas, terraced rice fields, blue mountains, jungle covered hills, white sandy beaches, music, dance and folk arts.
With their long histories, interesting cultures, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos offer something for everyone. The allure of Southeast Asia is in the unexpected blend of stunning pagodas and romantic colonial architecture; the colorful cacophony of market streets where silks and silver are sold next to cilantro and roasted fish; the terraced rice fields and timeless villages. Spend the night onboard a traditional style wooden junk boat in stunning Ha Long Bay and set out in kayaks to explore secluded lagoons and beaches. A highlight of Southeast Asia tour are the spectacular ruins at Angkor, including Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Angkor Thom; and 10th-century Banteay Srei Temple, known for its intricate decorations. Walk the historic streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. explore caves and waterfalls in the jungles of surrounding Laos. Join a Laotian family at their home in Luang Prabang for a Buddhist Baci ceremony, followed by a dinner of local specialties.
Visiting- HANOI, HALONG BAY, HOI AN, HUE & HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)
is a rare and special place where soaring cities co-exist alongside lush landscapes. Remarkable people, outstanding architecture, and unforgettable scenery characterize the country. Land of the Morning Calm Split by a hair-trigger border, the Korean Peninsula offers the traveler a dazzling range of experiences, beautiful landscapes and 5000 years of culture and history. Time-honored Confucian principles have set a template for strong civic pride in a society that is introspective, perhaps, but also decorous and affirmative.
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Mongols refer to their motherland as “Blue Mongolia.” Because of the nomadic lifestyle, which is closely intertwined with the natural environment, Mongols have developed deep traditions of reverence to ‘The Heaven’, as their main protector. The vast landscapes of the Gobi, the snowcapped mountains of Bayan-Ölgi, the dramatic gorges and sparkling lakes of Khövsgöl, add to this the Buddhist temples, mysterious ruins, abundant wildlife and legendary hospitality makes Mongolia a special place for people who enjoy the outdoors and adventure. Heading out on the vast plains, riding horses and camping with nomad families, it offers the chance to step back in time to a simpler age and way of life. It is an invigorating and exhilarating place to visit and remains one of the last unspoiled travel destinations in Asia. The land of Chinggis Khan `the conqueror’ who started with nothing and ended up changing history.
Ulaanbaatar, Hondii Valley, Khustain Muruu National Park, Khara Khorum & Crafts Village
is truly timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world. On the surface Japan appears exceedingly modern but travelling around it offers numerous opportunities to connect with the country’s traditional culture. Discover feudal castles, the customs of the geisha and samurai, the WWII tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the modern rebirth into a land of astonishing technology. Spend the night in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), sleeping on futons and tatami mats, enjoy a kaiseki dinner and padding through well-worn wooden halls to the bathhouse. From the splendor of a Kyoto geisha dance to the spare beauty of a Zen rock garden, Japan has the power to enthrall even the most jaded traveler. Meet a Tea Master and discover the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. From learning how to make sushi, to sampling sake on the Edo-style streets of Takayama, we will reveal all the intriguing layers of Japan to you.
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JAPAN HERITAGE TOUR- 9 Days
Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima & Osaka.
HIGHLIGHTS OF JAPAN – 6 Days
Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto & Nara
‘MALAYSIA, TRULY ASIA’
the tourism slogan continues to ring true as this country really is a potpourri of Asian cultures. A cultural fusion marrying the best of three cultures, Malaysia’s native Malay, South Indian, and Chinese influences combine with indigenous people, scores of tribes known collectively as Dayaks. Each ethnic group has its own language and cultural practices which are evident through a packed calendar of festivals and a delicious variety of cuisines. Blessed with modern cities, ample nature, Malaysia is varied and stress-free. Spot jungle wildlife from treetop hideouts in Teman Negara National Park, digest Penang’s open-air food stall markets or live it up in modern & vibrant KL.
KUALA LUMPUR, KOTA KINABALU, SANDAKAN, BATANG AI & KUCHING
Famed for centuries as Ilha Formosa this is a land with more sides than the 11-headed Guanyin. For 400 years communists, capitalists, imperialists and everyone in between have fought over its mist-shrouded forests, soaring peaks and plunging coastal cliffs. Towering sea cliffs, marble-walled gorges and tropical forests are just the start of your journey, which could take you as far as Yushan, Taiwan’s 3952m alpine roof. Also variously known as the Republic of China and Chinese Taipei, Taiwan is a destination that has most definitely come into its own.
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