The Ultimate Asia Experience

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Travel through Asia's most mystical lands

Travel through Asia's most mystical lands

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel through five breathtaking countries and visit some of Asia's top destinations all in one trip
  • Discover the bustling streets in Delhi and cruise down the River Ganges in India
  • Volunteer at local renovation projects and experience a legendary full moon party in Thailand
  • Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and visit some of Cambodia's most infamous historical sites
  • Explore the world-famous Paradise Cave and go on a junk boat tour and party in Vietnam
  • Laze and play on some of the world's most idyllic beaches and crystalline waters in Bali

Trip Summary

Asia, Earth's largest continent, is an exciting, vibrant mass of intriguing and beautiful countries, and is a hugely popular part of the world among travellers, adventure-seekers, and soul-searchers alike. This combination trip is one of the best to introduce first-time travellers to a world of culture and tradition miles apart from their own, and encapsulates the magic of this incredible continent perfectly. Equally, seasoned travellers will find this trip an experience to remember, with a fantastic but non-restrictive itinerary for each country, and plenty of opportunities to explore different areas independently. You'll journey through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, stopping at some of the best locations, heritage sites, and places of historical significance. You'll get to let your hair down and enjoy the party atmosphere and amazing beaches, and will meet some incredible people along the way and, as a tailor-made package, you'll even get to choose the order in which you travel through each country - so what are you waiting for?

**Please note; The Ultimate Asia Experience is a guideline itinerary and can be customised to suit you. Please call us on 01892 277040 and we will be happy to help you put together the perfect trip for you**

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Trip Info

Best of North India (20 days)

Week 1: Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Spend your first week really getting to know this magical country's famous city streets and markets with a walking tour through Delhi, with children from the Streetkids Project. You'll transfer to Bikaner via an overnight train, go on a camel tour through the desert, and sleep beneath the stars! You'll then travel to the golden city of Jaisalmer where you'll have some free time to explore the labyrinth of colourful lanes and spellbinding temples. You'll finish off the week in beautiful Jodhpur - the 'blue city'.   

Week 2: Udaipur - Pushkar - Tordi Sagar - Jaipur

Take an orientation tour of Udaipur's ornate buildings and picturesque streets, relax beside glittering lakes, or visit the stunning Monsoon and City Palaces. In Pushkar, you'll get to visit the colourful Brahma Temple and check out the local markets. Arriving in Tordi Sagar by 4x4, you'll get to immerse yourself in authentic village life and get to give henna painting a go before taking a walk through the iconic sandstone of the 'Pink City'. At the end of the week, take a guided tour of Jaipur's beautiful Amber Fort.

Week 3: Agra - Varanasi - Delhi

At the beginning of week three, we'll take a trip out to the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and explore the surrounding area. We'll then head to spiritual Varanasi and enjoy a magical sunrise boat trip on the Ganges. After exploring at our leisure, we'll make the journey back to Delhi with a bit of free time to unwind and relax.

Explore Thailand (17-29 days)

Week 1: Bangkok - Sangkhlaburi

Enjoy the city highlights from your iconic Khao San Road base, explore Bangkok by canal, visit the Temple of the Dawn and Wat Pho, and take a tour of the Grand Palace and gardens. Halfway through the week we'll head to the serene rural setting of Sangkhlaburi where we'll take in a spot of sightseeing before spending a couple of days volunteering at a local community project.

Week 2: Sangkhlaburi - Kanchanaburi

Still in Sangkhlaburi, we'll start off week two with a tropical trekking experience and get to spend the night staying with the locals in a small and traditional village setting. We'll spend a day drifting through the forest on traditional bamboo rafts, and discover the vibrant night markets. At the end of the week we'll make our way to laidback Kanchanaburi to enjoy some time beside the pretty river, and discover the natural beauty of Erawan National Park. 

Week 3: Kanchanaburi - Bangkok - Koh Tao

Enjoy some free time in Kanchanaburi and go and explore some of the famous sights at your own pace, then enjoy trying out some traditional meditation practices at the local temples, take part in a Thai cooking class, and mark the end of the 17-day trip option with a party in town. If you choose the 29-day option, your week will continue with a transfer to captivating Koh Tao where you'll get to kick back and relax and make the most of the fantastic neon nightlife. At the end of the week, you'll get to go on a magical snorkelling day trip.

Week 4: Koh Tao - Koh Pha Ngan - Koh Phi Phi

The last week of this trip is all about Thailand's paradisiacal islands. From Koh Tao we'll travel to Koh Pha Ngan - get set for plenty of sun worshipping, take to the waves with a spot of surfing, snorkelling, or scuba, enjoy a beachside massage, and party like you've never partied before at a world-famous Full Moon party. The end of the week sees us chilling out on the warm white sands of Koh Phi Phi - the breathtaking backdrop for the film The Beach.  

Ultimate Cambodia (12 days)

Week 1: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Kampot

Get to know beautiful Siem Reap with some time to discover the area by yourself before taking a traditional Cambodian cooking class and then heading out to the fantastic green rice terraces to catch the sunset. We'll take an early morning trip to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat to witness the impressive sunrise over the temples, and then make our way to Phnom Penh for a harrowing history lesson at the S21 Prison site and infamous Killing Fields. At the end of the week, we'll head to the charming riverside town of Kampot for some relaxing time out chilling in the water and enjoying a gentle boat cruise.

Week 2: Sihanoukville - Koh Rong Samloem - Phnom Penh

Arriving at popular beach destination, Sihanoukville, we'll spend time soaking up some sunshine and trying out the delicious local food before enjoying a fun party night. We'll get to go on a fantastic boat tour of the neighbouring islands and drop anchor at some of the coast's best snorkelling spots. On yet another beautiful island destination, we'll get to spend some time relaxing on Koh Rong Samloem before making tracks back to Phnom Penh at the end of the week.

Ultimate Vietnam (17 days)

Week 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne - Nha Trang

Discover the crammed and colourful streets of Ho Chi Minh City over the first couple of days of our Ultimate Vietnam trip, with a city orientation and glimpse into the country's harrowing past. On day three we'll make our way coast-bound and enjoy some beach time in Mui Ne and Nha Trang. Check out the giant sand dunes in Mui Ne and enjoy a few fun activities in Nha Trang.

Week 2: Hoi An - Hue - Phong Nha - Hanoi

In the pretty town of Hoi An we'll get to learn how to make a traditional lantern, spend a morning crab fishing and floating through the water coconut woods in basket boats, and get to explore the quaint town at our leisure. Travelling the Hai Van Pass in open-top Jeeps, we'll make our way to historic Hue for a tour of the city, before heading off to Phong Nha. Spend an entire day exploring the astoundingly beautiful Paradise Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage site before boarding an overnight train to Hanoi.  

Week 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

From Hanoi we'll take a short trip to Halong Bay to our next stopover at Castaway Island. Enjoy time drinking in the views and trying out some fun water activities before partying the night away on the beach. We'll also get to go on a junk boat tour of the ancient caves and lagoons - keep an eye out for mischievous monkeys! We'll head back to Hanoi half way through the week.

Bali Beaches (8 or 13 days)

Week 1: Kuta - Ubud - Gili Trawangan

Explore beautiful Kuta and discover the Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot, and the Monkey Forest. You'll also get the chance to spend some time chilling out on the beach and riding the waves, as well as getting to enjoy the famous Kuta nightlife. In Ubud we'll spend some time in the community getting to know the children at a local primary school before taking a trip to the Tegenungan Waterfall for a quick dip beneath the cascading water. We'll also visit a coffee plantation, have lunch with views over an active volcano, and take a stroll through the beautiful green rice terraces. We'll spend the end of week one touring the gorgeous Gili Islands, hopping through the waters from one fantastic snorkelling spot to the next and partying on the sands in the evening. 

Week 2: Kuta Lombok - Lovina

If you choose the 13-day Bali Beaches option, you'll get to take part in a traditional Indonesian cooking lesson on Gili Trawangan before heading over to Kuta Lombok, stopping en route for a rare opportunity to meet the Sasak tribe and spending time getting to know the community. We'll enjoy a surf lesson during a boat tour from Mawun Beach to Selong Belanak Beach, and be captivated by Lombok's evening sunset. Midweek we'll leave Lombok and make our way back to Bali, heading to the north of the island this time where we'll enjoy some free time, sail alongside dolphins, enjoy a colourful snorkelling session, visit the hot springs, and take a dip in the cool waters of the Gitgit falls. 

This package can be tailored to make your perfect travel itinerary and you can choose the order in which you visit each country - just give us a call to discuss all the options. We also have two options available on this programme depending on whether or not you want to include the Best of North India trip. Option 1 includes all trips outlined above, Option 2 includes Explore Thailand, Ultimate Cambodia, Ultimate Vietnam, and Bali Beaches trips.

Best of North India (20 days)

A vibrant tour of ten of North India's most magical destinations, this trip is the perfect experience for anybody looking to experience a real taste of India. From dazzling capital cities and historical sites to off-the-beaten-track villages and golden desert landscapes. You’ll get to visit the famously romantic Taj Mahal, enjoy a flower and candle ceremony on the beautiful River Ganges, explore Jaipur and get to explore some of India’s most amazing cities. You’ll also be pitching up beneath the stars for a mesmerising desert experience and taking in Varanasi’s spiritual buzz. There’s plenty of free time too, so you’ll get to discover a whole range of unmissable sights at your own speed.

Explore Thailand (17-29 days)

Explore Thailand is an adventure unlike many others, with the option of spending 17 or 29 days exploring the vibrant city streets, emerald green rice paddies, tropical terrains, and blissful sandy beaches. You’ll discover Bangkok by canal, get to meditate at some of Thailand’s oldest temples, trek through the Sangkhlaburi rainforest, dance the night away at a Moon Party on Koh Pha Ngan, and chill out on the idyllic tropical paradise of Ko Phi Phi. You'll get to enjoy an itinerary packed to the brim with magical locations and get to take part in rewarding volunteer projects as well as learn about the history and culture of Thailand’s famous Buddhist community.

Ultimate Cambodia (12 days)

More than just its harrowing past, Cambodia is brimming with serene exotic landscape, monumental ancient temples, and a lively beach and party scene, and this trip showcases all of this seamlessly. On your travels through five very different destinations from north to south, you'll see everything from bustling city centres, to ancient temple sites, significant historic landmarks, picturesque riverside towns, and idyllic picture-perfect beaches. You'll get to experience the charm, culture, and traditions of this magical country as well as be able to try out some fun activities and get to meet some truly remarkable people.

Ultimate Vietnam (17 days)

Vietnam is the perfect destination for the adventure traveller, and this trip in particular should keep your inquisitive side happy with a huge inclusions list of brilliant and fun activities to take part in. Beginning in the south of the country with a whirlwind tour of the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh, you'll make your way north along the coast, stopping at some incredible locations on the journey to Hanoi. You'll learn about the country's past, culture, and traditions, taking part in a cooking class and lantern making class, spending plenty of time chilling out on the beach and trying out different water activities. You'll get to travel the Hai Van Pass, visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Paradise Cave, party in Halong Bay, and so much more besides.

Bali Beaches (8 or 13 days)

Home to some of the world’s most idyllic beaches set against vivid tropical backdrops, and steeped in culture, Bali offers an experience to wow even the most avid traveller and our Bali Beaches trip will give you a taste for every aspect of Balinese life. From spiritual temple tours to partying under the stars, trekking through startlingly green rice terraces, snorkelling through bright turquoise waters, and bathing under beautiful cascading falls; you'll feel as though you've landed in paradise. As well as being awed by outstandingly beautiful scenery, you’ll get to go on a rare visit to a tribal community, visit coffee plantations, make some furry friends in Monkey Forest, and lunch beside an active volcano.

This package can be tailored to make your perfect travel itinerary and you can choose the order in which you visit each country - just give us a call to discuss all the options. We also have two options available on this programme depending on whether or not you want to include the Best of North India trip. Option 1 includes all trips outlined above, Option 2 includes Explore Thailand, Ultimate Cambodia, Ultimate Vietnam, and Bali Beaches trips. See below for dates and prices.

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Whats Included

Best of North India

  • All transport between destinations and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • Street children project walk in New Delhi
  • Guided tour of the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Guided tour of the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Guided orientation walks as indicated in the itinerary
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Explore Thailand

  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Accommodation 
  • All transport between destinations and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Breakfast whilst in Bangkok, Sangkhlaburi and Kanchanaburi
  • 2 dinners, 2 lunches
  • Guided canal boat tour of Bangkok
  • Guided bike tour of Bangkok
  • Guided tour of Sangkhlaburi
  • Volunteer project participation
  • A guided trek and river rafting in Sangkhlaburi
  • Visit to the Erawan National Park waterfalls
  • Kanchanaburi temple and meditation visit
  • Thai cooking lesson
  • Snorkelling day trip in Koh Tao
  • Island tour day trip
  • Beach massage in Koh Pha Ngan

Ultimate Cambodia

  • Airport transfer on arrival (up to 2 days before tour)
  • All accommodation
  • All transport between destinations and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Cooking class in Siem Reap
  • Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
  • Market tour in Phnom Penh
  • S21 Prison and Killing Fields tour
  • Water activities in Kampot
  • Kampot river cruise
  • Sihanoukville boat trip, beach BBQ and snorkelling
  • Farewell dinner and party

Ultimate Vietnam

  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • 16 nights' accommodation
  • All transport between destinations and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Ho Chi Minh City orientation
  • War Museum visit
  • Mui Ne sand dunes tour
  • All food, drink, and activities at Ninhvana
  • Lantern making class
  • Basket boat trip
  • Hai Van Pass Jeep trip
  • Royal Palace visit
  • Paradise Caves tour
  • Phong Nha National Park tour
  • Traditional cooking class
  • Castaway experience at Halong Bay
  • All meals in Halong Bay
  • Junk boat trip
  • Kayaking and water activities

Bali Beaches

  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast every day
  • Visit to Tanah Lot temple
  • Surf lesson
  • Visit to Uluwatu temple
  • Tegenungan Waterfall visit
  • Trip to Monkey Forest
  • Trip to local markets
  • Local primary school visit
  • Coffee plantation trip
  • Volcano visit
  • Trip to rice terraces
  • Gili Islands boat trip
  • Bike ride
  • Beach party
  • Snorkelling
  • Extended trip (in addition to the above): transport to Lombok, accommodation, Sasak tribe visit, yoga class, surf lesson, dolphin watching, snorkelling, trip to Banjar hot springs, cooking class, trip to Gitgit Waterfall, transfer back to Kuta

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to attractions, national parks, and parties, unless otherwise specified
  • Return transfers or onward travel

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Accommodation & Meals

You’ll stay in a variety of different types of accommodation throughout your trip, each having been selected with location, comfort, and safety in mind. Some of the places you still in will have air-conditioning and their own swimming pools, and others will be more basic. On a few of the trips you'll get to stay within the local community. Please note that you won't always have access to hot running water, electricity, or Wifi. The majority of the places you stay in will be based on two to four people in the group sharing a room – you will always share with travellers of the same sex, but if you are travelling with a friend or partner let us know when you book so we can make sure you’re in a room together.

Although you'll get to enjoy a few meals as part of your trip, including food made during cookery classes, the occasional beach barbecue, and a variety of breakfasts, a lot of meals won't be included on this trip, but that gives you a fantastic opportunity to sample a range of Asia’s delicious food. You won’t be short of places to choose from and your guides will always be able to suggest different places to eat – be adventurous and try out some of the local dishes. Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book, and let your tour guide know if there’s anything specific you can’t eat while you’re in Asia.

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Flights

We can give you a quote for a completely tailor-made flight package for your Asia travels, so once you've decided on the order of countries you want to visit and know the dates you'll be travelling on, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.

It is important that once you have booked your flights you add these details to your online account or alternatively you can contact us with your departure date, the flight number and arrival time at your destination.

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Eligibility & FAQ's

The minimum age for this trip is 18.

Please ensure you obtain the correct visa for each country on this trip, see information below for rules of entry to each:

India: A visa is required for entry to India and must be obtained before you travel. You can apply for a tourist visa or an e-tourist visa via the Indian High Commission. Your passport will need to be machine readable, have two blank pages available for immigration stamps, and must have at least six months' validity remaining on entry to India.

Thailand: British passport holders arriving by air can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa. Please ensure your passport is valid, with six months remaining on the date of your planned return, and that you hold a valid return flight ticket. If you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days you will need to apply for a visa before departing the UK, which will be issued as a 60 day tourist visa so long as you’re not planning on taking paid work during your stay. 

Cambodia: You can obtain a visa online before travelling to Cambodia or on arrival at the airport (where you will need to pay the 30USD fee). If you are planning on extending your stay it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa for the duration of your stay, or obtain any necessary visa extensions while you are in Cambodia.

Vietnam: Most UK citizens will qualify for an e-visa to enter Vietnam, which can be applied for online. You must have at least six months’ validity remaining on your passport from the date you plan to return home. 

Please note Vietnamese visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.

Bali: Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand don't require a visa to enter Bali, as long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket), you will be able to stay in Bali as a tourist for a period of up to 30 days. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return.

I’m Travelling With A Friend, Can We Stay Together?

Yes! Let us know when you book and we’ll make sure you both get to stay in the same rooms.

Do I Need Any Vaccinations?

We’re not qualified to offer you medical advice, so you should visit your GP well ahead of time to find out what inoculations you might need. Remember to tell them exactly where you’re travelling to as vaccination and medication requirements vary between different countries and regions. You’ll also need to make sure you have enough of any prescribed medication to see you through the duration of your trip.

I’ve Chosen The Eight Day Option For The Bali Beaches Section Of This Trip – How Will I Get Back To The Airport?

If you’re booking the eight-day tour, your last day will be on Gili Trawangan island. From there you’ll need to get a ferry back to Bali, and then a taxi to take you to Denpasar airport. It’s an easy journey, but your tour guide will be able to help you with times and bookings.

Do I Need To Bring Bedding Or A Towel?

No need to bring bedding – it’s all provided at each accommodation. We do however recommend you bring at least one towel with you, but if you’re short on luggage space you can always buy towels locally.

Should I Pack A Mosquito Net?

You can do if you like, but it’s not necessary if you make sure the windows and doors to your rooms are kept shut. It’s worth bringing a decent mosquito repellent with you though!

How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?

Whilst it's easy enough to get by on £150 a week, we know that half the fun of your trip will be experiencing different things, trying all sorts of different food and enjoying the party atmosphere. There are also lots of activities on offer during your free days, so we'd recommend that as a minimum you bring between £150-£200 per week, and if you're planning on doing lots of shopping, partying and extra activities then perhaps budget a bit more. It's well worth getting yourself a pre-loaded cash card and back-up credit card when you're travelling for lengthy periods of time - and avoid carrying too much cash around.

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