The continent of Asia is a dynamic, history rich continent that is filled with adventure and breathtaking places to discover. As you look at a map of Asia there are many things that will grab your attention. Rugged coastline, mountain ranges, jungles and plains can all be found throughout the continent of Asia. When attempting to decide which region is worth the investment to visit it’s wise to consult a travel guide and choose which type of vacation you prefer. Asia is a large landmass and has a wide variety of cultures. For guests looking for more of a history tour, China, Japan and Turkey have many guided tours that are included with resort packages to those countries. Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines also have all inclusive resort and hotel packages.
For adventure seeking visitors there are a plethora of vacation packages available. Thailand offers sea kayaking, limestone stacks to climb, jungle treks and safaris. In the northern region of Thailand there are mountains to hike and rain forests to explore. Bali, Indonesia is a lush volcanically active landscape that offers ocean rafting, snorkeling, and other water adventures. In Chengdu-Sichuan, China guests will be delighted as they discover the temple pools of Yellow Dragon National Park. And of course, there is Mt. Everest in Nepal which provides the ultimate challenge for mountain climbers.
The Philippines and Maldives are fabulous beach destinations that have many resorts to choose from. You can stay at an all inclusive hotel that has facilities that provide unparalleled spa services for their guests and incredible food selections prepared by world class chefs. Relaxation paradise is what visitors will find when vacationing in the countries of Southern Asia.
China and Japan are century old countries that offer intense modernization in their cities but rich tradition in the rural communities. A trip to China can include a Yangtze River Cruise, a hotel stay in Beijing or a mysterious Tibet tour. In Japan, visitors can experience an exotic luxury vacation. Stay in the capital city of Tokyo and visit the oldest temple in Asakusa or see the Imperial Palace and stroll through the East Gardens. Shopping and entertainment in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district is like nothing else on earth. For history lovers, head to Kamakuru just south of Tokyo and tour shrines, temples and other monuments including the statue of Buddha.
Asia is a diverse landmass with many unique cultures and traditions tucked away behind the city lights. Exploring the area is an exotic adventure and can be an experience of a lifetime. Whether looking for a thrill in the rain forest, climbing Mt. Everest in Nepal, exploring centuries old shrines or simply relaxing on a private beach island of the coast of Thailand, the continent of Asia has it all waiting for you to discover.
When it comes to travel destinations, you cannot go wrong with an Asian holiday. The continent is so full of exciting locales, vibrant cultures and exotic cuisine that you’d be tempted to return more than once in the future. Three of the region’s highlights include China, South Korea and Japan, the trifecta of countries that are really the jewels in Asia’s crown. These nations have sped forward in today’s multinational world, and are prime examples of how Asian resourcefulness has promoted success and happiness in an effective manner.
Below the equator in the southern hemisphere lies a plethora of islands boasting spectacular landscape and thriving cities. Whether looking to spend time away in Bora Bora or exploring the outback of Australia visitors to this area won’t be disappointed in this destination.
The Islands of the South Pacific include Fiji, Cook, Tonga and Tahiti just to name a few. Guests can enjoy scenic rain forests, gorgeous beaches and attempt a cliff dive while staying on the main island of Fiji called Viti Levu. The Cook Islands are comprised of 15 different islands and the most popular is Rarotonga. The beaches of Rarotonga are known around the world for their beauty and soft, white sand. With cool limestone caves to explore and an extremely laid back environment, a week at the Cook Islands is relaxation at its best. In Tonga and Tahiti guests will enjoy whale watching, sailing, hiking up the mountains and of course, enjoying the beach. Bora Bora in Tahiti is one of the most scenic islands in the world and provides the ultimate in spa services and luxury indulgence.
The Solomon Islands are a place for the history lovers that also crave adventure. There are over 85 different dialects spoken and it’s still extremely tribal. Guests can spend time scuba diving, snorkeling or get crazy and watch crocodile wrestling in Makera. A trip to the Solomon Islands is an adventure that will not quickly be forgotten.
New Zealand is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and guests may want to consult a travel guide so they don’t miss out on all there is to discover here. Explore Fiordland National Park, Rotorua Geysers or Mount Cook and feel like you have just stepped into a scene from the National Geographic. In the city of Auckland guests will find several resorts and hotels that offer touring packages to allow guests to experience all the rugged landscape and scenic spots throughout New Zealand.
East Asia Travel
This is your portal to the world’s most exotic countries, their cultures and their cuisines, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Brunei, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Myanmar and Japan Travel to the best beaches and islands. Visit hill tribes in Northern Thailand, negotiate the red-light district of Bangkok, explore the ethnic areas of Singapore, the islands of Penang, Langkawi, Bali and Lombok, Phuket and Koh Samui.
We shall negotiate the red-light district of Bangkok, explore the ethnic areas of Singapore, the islands of Penang and Langkawi, Bali and Lombok, Phuket and Koh Samui.
We shall follow in the footsteps of Graham Greene in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, explore Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and advise on the best hotels and restaurants in all the places we visit.
Australia/New Zeeland/Oceania Travel
Welcome to your gateway to travel in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania offering easy to access information about all aspects of travel in this captivating part of the world. Discover luxury New Zealand getaway breaks and experience the extreme thrill of bungy jumping. Read about an artist’s retreat in Noosa, the remoteluxury lodge Wharekauhau Estate, and Rotorua, New Zealand’s thermal wonderland.
Oceania is a name used to cover the islands of the South Pacific and is sometimes classified into three regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Many of these islands are popular as holiday and honeymoon destinations, including Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, New Caledonia, Tonga and Vanuatu. The region has many coral atolls, volcanic islands and pristine palm-fringed beaches. It is a large and magnificent area to travel where you can enjoy the local culture and participate in snorkelling and all types of water sports, plus so much more.
Australia, New Zealand and the pacific islands in Oceania offer incredibly diverse opportunities for travellers.
South Asia/China Travel
This is your gateway to the exotic lands of South Asia, from mainland China and Hong Kong to the hot spots of Sri Lanka and India and the mighty summits of the Himalaya. We will explore the neighbouring states of Pakistan and Bangladesh, take a look at the Maldives and head off the beaten track in Bhutan and Nepal.
We will visit colourful festivals and temples, luxury hotels, budget hideaways, go on a trek or two, stroll through mountains and cities, spice gardens and tea plantations and discover the fascinating cultures, fabulous scenery and cuisine of these far away lands.
Central Asia Travel
This region has traditionally been hidden from the rest of the world, travel here being difficult due to the great mountains to the south and the east (and indeed, inside much of central Asia), and the vast grasslands in the west and the north. It was accessible only to travellers on the great silk road between China and Europe, and to armies of conquerors coming from the east and the north. For this reason few came here, and tourism was almost unknown here till a few years ago. This was a cause for not knowing the very existence of a very nice tourism destination for many.
In fact, Ferghana in Kyrgyzstan, and Bukhara & Samarkand in Uzbekistan were the world’s finest destinations at that time.
While some intrepid few managed to visit, for much of the twentieth century, large parts of central Asia inside China, the USSR, and Afghanistan were forbidden areas for foreigners (and even for countrymen), and visa was strictly by internal permission and extensive documents. So there were practically no agents offering tours and travels in Kyrgyzhstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
For today’s visitor, all this has changed. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, foreigners can come and go as they wish and the treasures of Central Asia are again available for viewing by anyone who wishes to see them, for the first time in many centuries. Though some areas (namely Afghanistan) are troubled areas, other destinations are as peaceful as you want them to be! The three best out of all these travel destinations are Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
Middle East Travel
This is your gateway to the Middle East, an area stretching from Turkey to Tajikistan; Kazakhstan to Yemen. It’s where time began, where Judaism, Christianity and Islam had their roots and where the great civilizations were born.
Travel ancient trails from Jerusalem to where Jesus Christ was baptized by the River Jordan, discover Petra or make the pilgrimage from Damascus to Mecca. Explore Syria’s Crusader castles, join Marco Polo on the Silk Road to Samarkand or trek with camels, like Lawrence of Arabia, across the Wadi Rum.
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