Offering the perfect blend of intoxicating culture, beautiful beaches and world-class cuisine, the Far East is hard to beat. Renowned for its amazing service and fantastic value for money, it’s also home to some of the world’s best scenery and heritage sites; from China’s Terracotta Army to the stunning Mount Fuji and Vietnam’s ancient ruins.
With such an array of locations on offer, it’s easy to combine multiple countries in one trip when visiting the Far East. Hop from Bangkok to Cambodia and anywhere in-between to see more of this beautiful corner of the earth. No matter whether you’re after a bustling city break, an idyllic beach escape or a cultural adventure, the Far East will captivate you.
Typhoons continue to pound Japan with heavy rains and wind into early autumn, but by October the temperatures cool and the rains stop. October and November see the leaves change and the landscape turn to the dramatic hues of autumn.
April is a spectacular month to visit Japan because of the sakura (cherry blossoms), which burst into bloom, gracing the country with elegant pink and white petals. November is also a good month, when the splendid autumn foliage and pleasant temperatures beckon visitors to the stylish Japanese gardens.
Japan is absolutely beautiful in the spring. Cherry blossoms bloom and the vegetation comes alive. The temperatures become comfortably warm with sunny days and cool nights.
Summer in Japan is hot and very humid, with the rainy season falling between June and July. Although it doesn’t rain every day the clouds stay heavy and grey. The end of summer sees the beginning of typhoon season.
Japan has brief winters with cold and sunny days. Occasional snow falls in the lower regions such as Tokyo with more snow falling and bitterly cold temperatures in the mountains. Days tend to be very short, with the sun setting around 4.30 pm.
Singapore’s weather does not vary much throughout the year, encountering a mix of gorgeous sunshine and brief, refreshing showers. Singapore also experiences high levels of humidity, but there are plenty of air-conditioned buildings to escape the heat.
Any time. Lying just north of the equator, Singapore basks in year round sunshine cooled by sporadic rainfall. A visit during the Formula One Grand Prix or festivals such as Chinese New Year will add to your cultural experience.
Brief rain showers are expected every month of the year, but rainfall is most consistent from November to January. Whenever you go, pack your waterproofs and consider a sudden shower or two just part of the Singapore experience.
Laos’ dry season can be further broken into a cool dry season (November to February) and a hot dry season (March to early May). The cool dry season is peak travel season, so expect crowds, while the hot dry season is extremely hot.
We love visiting Laos in the cool dry season between November and February. During these months the temperatures are not too hot and there is less chance of rain, leaving you to explore the country under clear, sunny skies. This is also Laos’s main holiday season.
Nepal’s rainy season runs from mid May or June to October, with heavy downpours falling in sporadic bursts. Humidity is high but broken by the heavy rains, which bring cooler air and are followed by blue skies.