History & Culture Trips
Explore Angkor Wat on BikesThere are few biking experiences that compare with cycling beneath towering fig trees among a thousand years of Khmer history at Angkor. Let our trusted Cambodian cycle and temple guides give you an interesting and a totally different way to visit Angkor. The added benefit of being on bicycle is that you will see more than the incredible legacy of the Khmer empire and get to glimpse into rural Cambodian life. Guaranteed departure every Tuesday.
Himalayan DiscoveryThis 4-day package introduces you to the ancient Buddhist land of Bhutan. Based at Uma Paro, our experienced local guides lead us for two and a half days on walks through the Paro Valley, incorporating four defining attractions: the Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, the National Museum, Drukgyel Dzong and a visit to the ancient temple of Kyichu Lhakhang.
Chengdu & EnvironsExplore Chengdu and environs on this 4-day tour. Visit the world-famous Panda Breeding Centre and meet Sichuan province's most famous - and cutest - residents. Take in local tea houses, morning tai-chi, and enjoy a night at the opera before heading out to Leshan for a visit to see the world's biggest Buddha statue, on the banks of the Min River.
Short Visit to BhutanThis short 4-day sojourn allows you to catch a glimpse of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the many surprises this beautiful Himalayan country has to offer. Visit centuries-old dzongs and monuments including the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery. Catch a glimpse as to why Bhutan is considered one of the happiest places on earth.
Lhasa & EnvironsIf you want to savor the rich Tibetan culture and history but don't have much time to spare, then this tour is just for you. Lhasa, the most famous among Tibetan cities, was the capital of the first Tibetan emperor Songtsengampo. You will visit the majestic Potala Palace, the splendid Norbulingka (summer retreat of the Dalai Lama), the sacred Jokhang temple and the busy Barkhor square.
Baliem Valley ExplorerThis 5-day Baliem Valley Explorer trip offers a glimpse into the indigenous cultures and spectacular nature of one of Indonesia’s most fascinating islands. Spend 3 nights in the lush Baliem Valley where you will take excursions to various Dani villages to witness ancient methods of salt production, see a 280-year-old mummy and partake in a traditional pig festival.
Festive Mandalay; Oct 03-07, 2017Visit Kyauk Se in Mandalay and join the locals in celebrating 'Swun Daw Gyi Pwe' or the 'Food Offering Festival' at one of the city's most festive times during the year. Explore the former capital with a visit to its most revered pagodas, Shwenandaw Monastery and Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views across the city. Festival trip dates, ex-Singapore, are from Oct 03-07, 2017.
Historical Xi’anIf Beijing is the political heart of China, then Xi'an is its historical center. An ancient philosopher once mused that all those seeking the truth should go to China. A contemporary philosopher added that no visit to China is complete without a journey to Xi'an. This reflects the important position Xi'an holds as a famed historical and cultural city and one of China's six major ancient capitals.
Mt Ramelau & Atauro IslandMt. Ramelau, the highest peak in Timor Leste at 2,963m, offers views of the north and south coasts on a bright clear day. Trekking to the summit takes about 3 hours from the highland village of Hato Builiko. Atauro Island a 90-minute boat ride from Dili boasts an untouched environment dominated by Mt. Manucoco where the peak’s lower slopes and hills form a patchwork of farms where the residents are clustered. The Island offers a relaxing atmosphere and a taste of old Timor
Toraja ExplorerVisitors to Tana Toraja are either attracted by its unique culture and rituals, most of which are centered around graves and death ceremonies while others prefer to avoid the morbid images and go trekking through the spectacular, almost untouched Toraja countryside visiting remote villages, or exhilarate in rafting the Sa’dan river rapids.