Far East Holidays 2016, 2017, Asia, Abercrombie & Kent

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Like an assault to the senses, Asia is a cacophony of colour, sights, tastes, sounds and smells –each one more deliciously different to the last. Delve under the shiny, tourist-friendly veneer and you'll find a continent of incredible riches: Beijing's tech-wizardry gives way to humble hutongs, Singapore's 'fried rice paradise' unfolds a burgeoning culinary scene and Vietnam's tumultuous history is being overtaken by a coffee culture that rivals Europe. In Thailand, once the preserve of the backpacker, you'll find out why it's known as the 'land of a thousand smiles' as its hospitable people propel you through its sultry jungles and island paradises to Bangkok, where you can tickle your taste buds with the tantalizing, multi layered tastes of sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. 
Ancient wonders and sacred spaces abound, from the glittering pagodas in Myanmar to the crumbling, tree-twisted ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, where a more recent history has left indelible influences on a kindly population that still bears the scars. This continent is far more than its ancient history, however. From towering Tokyo to hustling Hong Kong there's a frenetic energy that surrounds its cosmopolitan cities, and that's before you even venture off the beaten track into the countryside. Japan has skiing that beats the Alps hands down, and Borneo jungles to rival the Amazon. Asia is a continent that constantly invites you to dig a little deeper.

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The term Far East evokes a cultural as well as geographic separation; it conjures up images of the exotic.

With classic images of Japanese cuisine, tea ceremonies and Samurai warriors, there can be few countries that seem so familiar to us yet are intrinsically alien. This is where our experience, local knowledge and behind-the-scenes access are invaluable. Discover an unknown way of life as you step into another world - traditional ryokan inns and the studios of calligraphers, vibrant cities entrenched in the modern world but steeped in the traditions of geisha culture, sumo wrestling and Kabuki dramas.

Similarly, China conjures up images of its iconic Great Wall and Forbidden City, yet less well known is the physical and cultural diversity of its more rural regions: tropical monsoon forests, snow-crowned mountains, beautifully preserved rural Chinese towns, and an unmatched patchwork quilt of cultural groups.

Our experience of China stretches back to when Mao was still in power, when his eponymous suits were de rigueur and the Little Red Book was more than just a tourist souvenir. Yet we've never stopped rediscovering this fascinating country and unearthing new gems. Our team in China will take great pleasure in helping you get beneath the skin of this absorbing country.


Malaysia is an exotic fusion of Chinese, Indian and British influences, whereas Indonesia, best known for the beaches of Bali, is made up of a myriad of islands and ethnic groups. Indo-China - Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos - is a region of smiles and serenity inextricably interwoven with the Buddhist heritage.

Far East Holidays 2016, 2017 with Abercrombie & Kent take you to the heart of these amazing countries. Let our experts design your perfect Far East Holiday.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Undiscovered Cambodia

Nights: 16 | from £4,295

Discover the diverse faces of Cambodia on this in-depth tour encompassing familiar highlights – the mesmerising temples of Angkor and Phnom Penh’s moving reminders of the Khmer Route – as well as less-visited treats including the minority villages of Ratanakiri and the coastal beauty of the far south. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic China

Nights: 13 | from £3,881

China is so vast and varied it’ll blow you away. There’s no way to see it all in one trip. But in a well-paced fortnight you can hit its Big 5 – Beijing, Shanghai, stone warriors, giant pandas and the mighty Yangtze River – packing in plenty of food and culture en route too. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Classic Indonesia

Nights: 13 | from £2,780

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of two of Indonesia’s loveliest islands, Bali and Lombok, on a luxurious journey of discovery encompassing spectacular rice terraces, atmospheric temples, traditional villages and of course beautiful palm-shaded beaches. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Japan

Nights: 12 | from £4,295

Journey through the heart of Japan, mixing its pulsating cit-ies with its ancient temples, age-old traditions, sacred is-lands, sake breweries, 20th-century tragedies and natural splendour. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Laos

Nights: 8 | from £2,475

Serene and spellbinding, warm and welcoming, Laos offers all the colour and culture you’d expect from Southeast Asia, but at a delightfully mellow pace. In just over a week you can explore its magnificent temples, meet its friendly people and sail part of its mightiest river. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Malaysia

Nights: 11 | from £1,995

Explore the cultural melting-pot that is Malaysia, shaped by Chinese and Indian immigrants and years of British colonial rule, but with a flavour all its own. Discover the temples and markets of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, and relax on the white-sand beaches of tropical Langkawi island, all in classic luxury. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of  Myanmar

Nights: 11 | from £4,395

Discover thriving Yangon, explore the Bagan temples, drift along the River Ayeyarwady, visit enchanting Inle Lake and relax on Ngapali Beach on this 11 night adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Eastern & Oriental Bangkok to Singapore

Nights: 3 | from £1,595

Relive the most glamorous era of travel on a journey through the tropical landscapes of Thailand and Malaysia. Witness the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai, explore the colonial streets and Chinese temples of Penang, and cross the Strait of Johor to discover the thrilling city of Singapore.

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Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Quintessential Vietnam

Nights: 11 | from £3,185

Spend 12 days exploring Vietnam's famous cities, unspoiled waters, sacred temples, gorgeous beaches and sampling it's incredible cuisine with expert guides. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Bangkok  

The Mandarin Oriental is arguably the most famous hotel in Bangkok. Its history stretches back 130 years and remains the hotel of choice for visiting...Find out more

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The Nam Hai

Hoi An  

Boasting a spectacular location, the Nam Hai is a unique contemporary resort set amid lush landscaping on the tranquil beachfront of the China Sea, and...Find out more

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Beach

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Amanjiwo

Borobudur, Java

Located in rural central Java, Amanjiwo (meaning peaceful soul) is surrounded by lush forests, volcanoes, rice paddies, lakes and temples, and the spectacular...Find out more

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Previously the Hotel De La Paix, one of the Cambodia's top-rated hotels it has been refurbished adding it the iconic brand of Park Hyatt. The hotel now...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Sanctuary Ananda

Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar

Named after the beautiful Ananda Temple in Bagan, Ananda also translates in Sanskrit as 'extreme happiness' - one of the highest states of being. Step...Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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