History & Culture Trips
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.
Uma Paro Himalayan Discovery | Kingdom of BhutanThis 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.
Lhasa & Environs | Central TibetIf you want to savour 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.
Festive Mandalay | Oct 03-07, 2018 | MyanmarVisit 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, 2018.
Northern Laos AdventureExplore the incredible countryside and cultures of Northern Laos with this incredible 5-day itinerary. Starting from the country’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed former royal capital, Luang Prabang, visitors are taken on a journey through lush landscapes, across soaring mountains, and to colourful villages, to get a true taste of this unspoiled land.
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.
Northwest Vietnam AdventureVietnam’s northern mountain ranges are breathtakingly beautiful, rich in cultural diversity and great fun to explore. Travel along roads snaking through high passes and through fertile valleys, see incredible rice terraces, visit colourful hill tribe markets and check out some of the areas historic sites.
Java Explorer – Temples, Plantations & VolcanoesThis week-long programme focus on two of Indonesia’s most iconic features: temples and volcanos. Traveling overland from Jogjakarta to the island’s east coast, you’ll visit Borobudur, Prambanan and temples along the central plateau as well as Mount Bromo. The journey winds through tea and coffee plantations and rural villages, providing views of some of Java’s most beautiful areas.
Uma Bhutan Himalayan Explorer | Kingdom of BhutanThis 7D6N Uma Bhutan Himalaya Explorer luxury trip takes us to the heart of the ethereal kingdom. From the gravity-defying Tiger’s Nest monastery to the temple of the Divine Madman, this trip combines spectacular drives, unique nature walks, and fascinating monastery visits. We will spend 4 nights at Uma Paro and 2 nights at Uma Punakha.
North Vietnam Explorer – Ha Giang and The Far NorthTake an epic road trip across the ‘Roof of Vietnam’ where spectacular scenery abounds. Rub shoulders with members of ethnic hilltribes at vibrant markets and catch glimpses of their traditional customs. Traveling over high mountain passes and spectacular valleys, this trip has more than its fair share of awe-inspiring moments.
Christmas Island Free and Easy, ex-JakartaChristmas Island is World Heritage-listed for its fresh water mangrove swamp and its amazing 35 endemic species of animals. Bird watching and private bird tours are a common interest for many visitors, with many different types of nature walks and adventure tours to choose from. No wonder Christmas Island is known as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean and a Natural Wonder of the World.