History & Culture Trips
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.
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 & 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 22-26, 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.
Classic CubaCome and see for yourself why this little Caribbean gem is a hot and happening travel trend! Get a taste of the lively Latin culture and learn about the islands’ turbulent and troubled history. Be transported back in time as you stroll through the cobbled streets of Trinidad and the Old Town in Havana, while the sounds and rhythms of Cuba creep into your soul and captivate you. Our Classic Cuba Tour is designed to give those with limited time
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.
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.
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.
Essential Myanmar – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle LakeTake a whirlwind trip to Myanmar’s highlights. Gaze upon ancient pagodas in Bagan and explore Inle Lake’s scenic waters. Delve into Myanmar’s spiritual traditions in Mandalay and be enchanted by Yangon’s blend of old and new. This is the ideal introduction to one of Asia’s most remarkable countries.
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.
Peru with Kids | Sacred Valley and Machu PicchuPeru is an ideal destination for children aged 7 years old and up. A lunch in a transparent capsule hanging from the top of a mountain in the Sacred Valley, stand up paddle boarding in a pristine lagoon or a special cooking class with panoramic views of Cusco, these are just a few things that make this a unique adventure for the whole family.