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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.
Suggested itineraries in Asia
Nights: 16 | from £3,295
Angkor Wat at sunset, colourful local markets, ancient Khmer houses and the sun-dappled beaches of Kep – we’ve put together the perfect 16 night Cambodian stay.
Nights: 14 | from £3,916
A 14 night journey from Beijing to Shanghai; visit Xi'an and its Terracotta Warriors, get close to Giant Pandas in Chengdu and cruise the Yangtze.
Nights: 13 | from £2,780
Featuring Seminyak, Ubud and Lombok
Fascinating culture and colourful markets
Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean
Nights: 12 | from £3,645
Discover the best of Japan with visits to pavilions, colourful gardens, a traditional Ryokan and the exciting cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto.
Nights: 8 | from £2,475
Spend 8 glorious nights getting to know Laos, a scenic, friendly and beguiling country with Mekong River views, golden temples, fantastic cuisine and limestone caves.
Highlights of Malaysia
Nights: 11 | from £1,995
This 11 night Malaysian adventure that takes you from the bustling cities through to the stunning turquoise beaches of this amazing country.
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.
Eastern & Oriental Bangkok to Singapore
Nights: 3 | from £1,800
A railway adventure aboard the unforgettable Eastern & Oriental travelling between Bangkok and Singapore, past the legendary River Kwai and over the Straits of Johor.
Nights: 11 | from £2,995
Give thanks for your amazing Thailand adventure when you visit the 12m Buddha at Wat Phra Yai after experiencing Thailand’s highlights like a local.
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.