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    Journeys to suit your style

    Inside Asia presents the pick of Asia’s most distinctive holidays. We know Asia well and so we should. We have two decades of hands on personal experience to ensure that our travellers will get authentic experiences, quality arrangements and exceptional value. Our unique style of journeying covers a wide range from active adventures to short break holidays throughout the whole of Asia.   We can offer you adventure’s of a lifetime, unique journey’s of discovery or romantic holiday’s wherever you fancy and its easy.  Choose from our selected recommendations or email us with an idea.  If Asia is in your sights let us do the work while you kick back and relax.

     

    Some of our travellers favourite trips

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    Reflect on this
    ETHNIC HEARTLAND
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    ETHNIC HEARTLAND
    The scale and extent of China's cultural landscapes will set your imagination ablaze and fire up your curiosity. In beautiful Guizhou province the scenery is not only stunning but also integral to the culture of the many different ethnic nationalities who live there. It's been their 'secret' for thousands of years but these days the welcome mat is out and travellers are keen to discover more. On this trip we ensure that you get a comprehensive look around the region so that you can get an understanding about what lies behind the scenery. Start this trip in picture perfect Guilin and explore the heartland of Miao, Dong and Zhang nationalities. We'll get you off the beaten path to places rich with 'old world' charm and captivating traditions. Plan 9-11 days to get the most from this trip.
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    Revealing
    SURPRISING BHUTAN
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    SURPRISING BHUTAN
    Bhutan holds plenty of surprises for travellers. For a start there is no mass tourism in Bhutan. Sustainability is the name of the game and in Bhutan that means 'high value and low volume'. It's a neat way of ensuring that travellers get best value for money along with satisfaction and enduring memories. Travellers will get both value and the memories to match on this short introductory tour that includes both cultural icons, traditional arts and natural landscapes. There is a lot to see and some surprising sights if you visit during the temple festival season; 2nd week of March and late September through October. Plan 8-10 days to get the most from this all inclusive and fully supported trip.
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    Great Game
    INDUS SILK ROUTE
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    INDUS SILK ROUTE
    For centuries Pakistan’s Karakoram mountain passes have challenged traders and travellers in search of a path between Kashgar and Delhi. A strong will and steely determination were needed to chance the precipitous gorges and dangerous rivers of Hunza since few knowingly wanted to tangle with Afghanistan ‘s tribesmen along the alternate road to Kabul. It must have been a no brainer then, as it is even today. Nowadays those gorges and rivers are somewhat tamed by the new ‘super’ highway from Pakistan to China because as travellers well know “cars have to go the shortest quickest way”. Don’t think for a single minute that the stunning landscapes along the Indus have lost any of their power or charm. They haven’t, as travellers will quickly discover on this spectacular journey from Kashgar to Islamabad. Plan on 18 days for this fully supported trip. Bring a few friends because good things should be shared.
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    In the Pink
    PALACES and PRINCES
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    PALACES and PRINCES
    Opulent is a pretty good word to describe Rajasthan, the princely State of India’s love affair with massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm hospitable people. The word is that the culture, dress and cuisine of Rajasthan changes every 20 kilometres and fact or fiction that would be a very compelling reason to go exploring in India’s ‘Land of Palaces and Princes’. Highlights of travel in Rajasthan include rugged scenery and fascinating culture, colourful bazaars, pink palaces, glistening marble mausoleums and diverse wildlife. The list is long and the experiences are outstanding. Plan 14 days for a good cross section of Rajasthan’s finest experiences and sights. 6-10 days are also good if time is an issue. Our select itineraries can be adapted to suit most budgets and timeframes.
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    Pure Bliss
    KERALA EXCLUSIVE
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    KERALA EXCLUSIVE
    Kerala must have the world franchise on Ayurvedic wellbeing spa and treatment centres. When it comes to pampering and wellbeing centres India has plenty of choice but few as serene as this exclusive property set in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea in Northern Kerala. There is no noisy bustle around this wee jewel of a resort, nothing but the peace and quiet of a secluded beach to distract you from the exceptional cuisine and the meticulous attention to detail. If this sounds like the perfect spot this property has another surprise of unequalled elegance up its sleeve. A 5* houseboat is the perfect Kerala backwater cruising experience providing stylish accommodations for four and all the trimmings of an exclusive experience. Plan 6 days for the full Resort-Houseboat experience or add this short break to a longer holiday in Kerala with our arrangements.
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    Tall Stories
    LEGENDARY GEORGIA
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    LEGENDARY GEORGIA
    Georgia’s colourful history is chock full of tales about mythological characters and events. Some are barely believable but one in particular does catch the imagination and makes a good travellers fable. I’m talking here about the epic tale of Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece. It’s a tale set to fire up any traveller’s imagination and there is nowhere better to find your own gold, well a trace or two anyway, than in western Georgia’s ‘land of the Colchis’. Travellers will need 12 days for this exploration of the four westernmost Georgian provinces connected with the adventure of Jason and the Argonauts. With our arrangements you can explore stunningly scenic Mestia and World Heritage sites of Ushguli and Mtskheta. You may not find the fleece but you will find plenty that is both fascinating and unique to this part of the world.
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    Food Fusion
    CUISINE and CULTURE
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    CUISINE and CULTURE
    It takes a seriously big cookbook to embrace the variety and subtleties of Vietnamese cuisine. Add the French colonial influence of the south to the stir fry fish-sauciness of the north, mix in the flavoursome blends of Cambodia and everything in between becomes a fusion of aromatics, heat, fresh, tangy, salty and sour. Way back in the day when we were first out and about in Vietnam we lucked onto a cooking school in Hoi An. Since then we have learned quite a bit more about Vietnam’s spectacular blend of regional flavours and cooking styles. They have been lessons worth sharing with others and this 12 day tour will cover the key styles and provide some cultural insights along the way. Begin in Hanoi and conclude at Ho Chi Minh with cooking classes at four key regional locations along the way. If you want the sweet with the sour, the fresh with the fermented and hot with cool then this is the perfect holiday for you.
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    Eternal
    MYSTICAL LAOS
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    MYSTICAL LAOS
    Laos has barely recovered from the uninvited attention of people who dumped bombs on it back in the bad old days when might was always right. It has taken almost 70 years for the Laotian people to recover from the turmoil of those conflicts, to find their spot in the South East Asian sun and celebrate their cultural and religious heritage with the rest of the world. It’s a heritage worth celebrating. Luang Prabang is Lao’s primo World Heritage city set on the banks of the Mekong River and listed in 1995 for unique and "remarkably" well preserved architectural, religious and cultural heritage, a blend of the rural and urban developments over several centuries, including the French colonial influences during the 19th and 20th centuries. We have put this short 7 day trip together so that travelers with limited time can enjoy the best of Laotian heritage and culture. Pop in from Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand and add a different dimension to your South East Asian holiday
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    Heroic
    BAIKAL AMUR MAINLINE EXPEDITION
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    BAIKAL AMUR MAINLINE EXPEDITION
    If you ever had a hankering to take yourself off to deepest Siberia in February when the ground is frozen and the Taiga is crackling with frost this is the chance of a lifetime. This is the road trip against which all others are benchmarked. This is the Biggie, the one that makes the infamous Road of Bones look like a Sunday drive. Join in Bratsk and follow the B.A.M to Tynda by way of railway construction tracks and maintenance roads. Along the way visit the spectacular Chara Sand Dunes and discover the inside story of this heroic but little known engineering feat of the latter day Soviet Union from the people that built Russia’s great alternative to the Trans-Siberian. If you like rough and tough then this is the trip to turn your crank. You'll need 15 days and your puffer jacket and for this trip. Don't prevaricate though, the 2017 departure is guaranteed to operate