Meet a koala, enjoy a bush dinner in the Outback, cruise the pristine waters of Milford Sound – do it all on this South Pacific through Australia and New Zealand. Toast Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset. 2 nights on the Island of Tasmania and visit the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Center. See the Penguins of Phillip Island. Explore the waters of Kakadu National Park, home of the saltwater crocodile. Discover the Great Barrier Reef. Marvel at New Zealand’s majestic fjord, Milford Sound. 2 nights in Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland. Enjoy a home stay with a New Zealand family. Throughout your adventure explore Aboriginal and Maori traditions.
The best of the South Pacific. In New Zealand, boat through the Waitomo caves with thousands of glowworms, visit the farm of the Hobbiton movie. Visit Fiordland National Park, cruise Doubtful Sound. Visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s thermal area, and experience Queenstown the “Adventure Capital of the World.” Dine on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.as it transits Melbourne, with it's boutiques. Onto Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” snorkel or take a glass-bottom boat tour. Visit Cairns Tropical Zoo and cuddle a koala! Go behind the scenes at the Opera House in Sydney and more.
Thailand and its ancient traditions, tranquil temples, authentic cuisine, and cosmopolitan cities.
See some of the most famous temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Take a boat ride through Bangkok’s canals to see family homes and temples. Enjoy the shop boats at the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Visit the Hill Tribe Village of Akha, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins; the Lahu, skilled hunters and masters of herbal medicine; and the Padaung long-necked women. Includes an elephant-back ride through the jungle, a traditional Thai massage, and participation in an almsgiving ceremony. Sample Thai food and take a cooking class. Thailand offers great shopping—from night bazaars and boutiques. Chiang Mai is famous for its quality handicrafts.
Awaken aboard your cruiser to the floating villages of Halong Bay in shades of pink, blue and gold. Halong Bay is Vietnam’s natural wonder and experience several islets aboard a luxury overnight cruise as it glides past caves, beaches, fishermen at work, and rock formations. Enjoy a Vietnamese water puppet show in Hanoi; see the golden temples of Bangkok; explore the rainforests of Chiang Mai atop an elephant and meet the region’s hill tribes; take a traditional wooden boat to the cliff caves of Pak Ou and French heritage of Luang Prabang; marvel at the vast labyrinth of ancient temples at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat; and recharge your batteries in the island paradise of Phuket.
An in-depth exploration of Asia’s exotic cities starting in Hong Kong. Relax in Borneo, a tropical paradise. Soak in the rainforest during a day of hot springs and a canopy walk. Observe the orangutans at dinnertime. Onto captivating Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur enjoy Maylay dinner, and in Malacca, dine along the Malacca River. In Singapore Cruise on a traditional bumboat, discover the gardens and explore the Thian Hock Keng temple. End in Bangkok. Take a long-tail boat ride, see the giant Reclining Buddha and experience the chanting ritual at Wat Pho Temple.
A fascinating journey through Southeast Asia.
In Vietnam visit Ho Chi Minh City, and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet Cong. In Hanoi, explore the city by cyclo,and see a performance of the Water Puppets. An overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay. Visit the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc in Hue, and a fishing lesson in Hoi An. Visit the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Khmer culture comes to life at a traditional Apsara dance performance. In Luang Prabang, visit a local village to see silk weaving and rice paper-making, and enjoy an almsgiving ceremony. In Thailand, visit Chiang Mai’s Wat Doi Suthep. In Bangkok visit the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
A comprehensive tour of China. Walk on the Great Wall, lunch in a family’s home, discover the incredible Terra-Cotta Warriors. Relax in the the Guilin. Explore the ancient water village of Zhujiajiao and enjoy a boat cruise along the canal. Take in a chinese acrobatic show, and explore vibrant Shanghai.
Discover Japan’s culture, try on a traditional kimono, partake in a tea ceremony, taste sake, attempt calligraphy, learn about the Yuzen dyeing technique used on kimonos, take part in a gold leaf class, browse a farmers market, and participate in a Japanese cooking class. Visit castles and shrines. In Kyoto, see the Temple of the Gold Pavilion. In Nara, visit Todaiji Temple. Visit Matsumoto Castle. Visit Japan’s gardens—Kenroku-en.
The Taj Mahal, temples and tigers. See the Taj Mahal. Embark on an evening cruise across Lake Pichola. View the Jag Mandir Palace. Enjoy in a yoga class, a cooking demonstration, bindi tying, and get a henna tattoo! See the City Palace in Jaipur. Experience two game drives in Ranthambore National Park. Visit the site of Buddha’s first sermon. Take an early morning ride on the holy River Ganges.
Our popular India tour covers India from north to south. 2 night stays at the award-winning Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, and in Udaipur at The Oberoi Udaivilas. View the temples of Khajuraho, and cruise by houseboat through Kerala’s beautiful canals. Enjoy a cooking demonstration in a chef's home in Kerala. Enjoy a Maharajah evening with dinner and entertainment.
There are 835 million Indians today, and the number is growing by 15 million every year. Over 210 million Indians are urbanites - greater than the combined population of France, UK and Germany. The country has the second largest English speaking manpower resource in the world and its scientific and technical manpower pool is the fifth largest in the world. India has the fourth largest pool of doctors in the world.
Adventure through one of the region’s most oft-overlooked gems, South Korea. Be dazzled by the neon skyline, fast pace and high energy of Seoul, then take a step back with a spell in the serene gardens of Mt. Seorak National Park, a night spent in a Buddhist monastery and wander through an preserved traditional village.
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