After decades of isolation, Myanmar has exploded onto the tourism scene as one of Asia’s most anticipated hotspot, offering richly layered history, breath-taking natural beauty and all of the edginess that comes with a country in a state of flux. From the thousand-year old Buddhist temples and stupas scattered across Bagan to the crumbling colonial buildings of Yangon, Myanmar is the ideal destination for intrepid travellers. Bordering China to the North, Laos and Thailand to the East, India to the West and the Andaman Sea to the South, Myanmar is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the region – guaranteed to offer even the most seasoned traveller with a never-seen-before wealth of wonders.
Holidays in Myanmar
Imagine a land hidden from the world for centuries, a pristine natural environment free of pollution and crime. Welcome to Bhutan, known to its people as Druk Yul-Land of the Thunder Dragon. Dubbed as the “Happiest Kingdom on Earth” where the Gross National Happiness takes precedence over material wealth, Bhutan offers an experience like no other. The scenic majesty of its soaring mountains and pristine valleys, coupled with the vibrancy of its cultural life, makes Bhutan one of the last undiscovered destinations: an adventure to feed the soul and enrich the senses.
Insider tip: Bhutan remained closed to the outside world until the 1960s and tourism nowadays is based on a high value, low volume principle in a bid to avoid the destructive effects of mass tourism. Visitors must spend a minimum of USD250 per day on a pre-determined itinerary. Therefore, visiting Bhutan is much easier through a registered tour operator.
Holidays in Bhutan
Beautiful, scenic and endlessly rewarding, Nepal is a seasoned traveller’s dream destination. Pack your walking shoes to explore the countless temples, monasteries, museums and palaces that nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Head to Durbar Square, where you’ll find the Hanuman Dhoka, a breathtakingly beautiful complex of royal palaces, along with the Kumari Bahal, home to Kathmandu’s “living goddess. The stunning UNESCO World Heritage site Boudhanath Stupa is Nepal’s largest temple and its vast stature is simply awe-inspiring, whilst the narrow streets of Thamel are packed with independent shops and market stalls, making it a must-visit for Nepalese handicrafts to take back home.
Holidays in Nepal
Laos is one of the few truly exotic travel destinations, yet it is left rather unexplored, but those who visited Laos will understand its secret charm. The most prominent tourist destination is Luang Prabang, the UNESCO world heritage site. All along the small town of Luang Prabang are excellent examples of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures. The Phra That Luang Temple is Laos's National Symbol, and has several terraces to represent different levels of Buddhist enlightenment. The Wat Si Saket is a beautiful temple that is home to 2000 Buddha statues of different structure. A trip to Laos must also include a cruise along the Mekong River to view different parts of local culture, and grab a fantastic view of the sunset.
Holidays in Laos
5 Days Classic Laos
Luang Prabang is a vision of stunning Buddhist temples, stupas and French provincial architecture which combined with multiethnic people and cuisine create a truly unique atmosphere which captures traveller's hearts. It is a wonderfully relaxed town, thanks to its status as a UNESCO World Herita...
Travel Dates: 1 October 2017 - 31 December 2017 (Subject to availability, Blackout dates may apply)
Embrace the wilderness of the imposing Asian Steppe, with an under-canvas adventure in memorable Mongolia, a country renowned for its rich, nomadic culture and cinematic vistas.
Leaving behind the vibrant capital city of Ulaanbaatar, head deep into the grassy tundra of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park to experience peace like nowhere on earth from under the domed roof of your cosy ger (tent). Dine on hearty mutton dishes and moreish dumplings before saddling up to explore Mongolia’s sweeping scenery on horseback. Make time for a soak in Tsenkher’s natural hot springs before you leave – the mineral-rich waters are reputed to stimulate the immune system and improve the circulation, leaving you fresh for your return flight home.
Holidays in Mongolia
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