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Far East – Tours

Tours in the Far East

Jaw-dropping natural beauty, world-class beaches, ancient customs, historic temples and intensely flavourful cuisine – the Far East combines centuries of rich culture and spirituality with the frenetic energy of its booming contemporary cities and technological advancement. Begin your adventure in the sea of neon that is Tokyo. On our Gourmet Japan tour, enjoy refined cuisine wherever you dine – be it at a noodle bar or a Michelin-starred kaiseki (multi-course meals representative of the four seasons) restaurant. Revel in the relentless energy of its bustling streets, before hopping on the Shinkansen (bullet train) as it speeds through the serene rolling hills of Japan’s countryside. Take our Japan at a Glance tour and embrace the feng shui of Kyoto’s temples and shrines, before exploring Japan for yourself, perhaps shopping local handicrafts at the picturesque Nakamise Shopping Street.

Stay the night aboard a deceptively named traditional Vietnamese ‘junk boat’, and glidealong the tranquil waters of Halong Bay as part of our Journey Through Vietnam tour. After your peaceful boat trip, weave your way through motorcycles and scooters on the hectic streets of Hanoi; navigate a labyrinth of market stalls and street food vendors in the Old Quarter; and wander the vibrant streets of Old Town Hoi An.

Journey to the island paradise of Bali, sinking into the powdery white sands of Seminyak beach before discovering the mysterious 11th century Goa Lawahb cave temple, filled with nesting bats. Walk through terraced rice fields on your way to Ubud, home to ancient Hindu temples and the mischievous monkeys of Ubud Monkey Forest – all part of our Images of Bali tour.

4 days

Images of Bali Tour

Guide Price £449 pp  

This four day tour unveils the island's volcanic peaks, lush rice terraces, beautiful beaches and artistic, spiritual and cultural heritage. Spend time relaxing on the beach, explore the temples of Lovina, mountains of Candidasa and purchase intricate arts and crafts...

Escorted tours

Images of Bali Tour
3 days

Nature of Borneo Tour

 

During this short tour, you will take in some of the key highlights of Sandakan including the world famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Departing from Kota Kinabalu this is the ideal add-on to your Borneo holiday allowing you to get...

Adventure holidays

Nature of Borneo Tour
5 days

Borneo Explorer Tour

Guide Price £539 pp  

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo . On this short tour explore the beautiful jungle landscapes with a longboat ride up the Lemanak River and embark on a city tour of...

Escorted tours

Borneo Explorer Tour
3 days Komodo Dragon

Komodo Trails tour

Guide Price £879 pp  

Take in the sights of the beautiful Komodo National Park including the main attraction the Komodo Dragon. First discovered over 100 years ago the Komodo Dragonis a truly fascinating and robust animal recommended to be seen in its natural habitat...

Multi centre holidays

Komodo Trails tour
15 days Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Indochina

Guide Price £3,589 pp  

Embark on the ultimate journey travelling through three different countries, starting in Luang Prabang and completing your trip in Siem Reap. From the saffron-robed Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang and the limestone islets of Halong Bay to the charming historic...

City holidays

Grand Tour of Indochina
12 days Royal Palace Luang Prabang

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour

Guide Price £2,589 pp  

Combine the laid back life of sleepy Luang Prabang and Hoi An with the bustling metropolis of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, a boat trip on the Mekong River with an overnight cruise on picturesque Halong Bay gliding among...

City holidays

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour
3 days Halong Bay

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour

Guide Price £619 pp  

Take time to experience the treasure of Vietnam, Halong Bay, with this two night luxury itinerary. The ideal combination of 1 night in a French colonial style boutique hotel on land, and one night on board the Paradise Luxury boat...

Iconic journeys

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour
10 days

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour

Guide Price £1,709 pp  

Explore French and Chinese heritage, as well as cultural treasures such as Hoi An town and the Imperial Citdel of Hue. Stunning lakes can be found within busy cities, and powdery beaches along the coastline of this mesmerising country are...

Adventure holidays

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour
5 days

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour

Guide Price £699 pp  

The ideal extension to your Bali holiday, this five day itinerary showcases the best that the nearby islands of Lombok and Gili Nanggu have to offer. Discover local tribes and traditional pottery villages, explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls and...

Beach holidays

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour
2 days Halong Bay

Magic Halong Bay Tour

Guide Price £269 pp  

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the turquoise waters are studded with thousands of striking limestone islets covered in green foliage and caves, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with anybody looking to escape the bustle of...

Escorted tours

Magic Halong Bay Tour
4 days

Gili Islands Adventure Tour

Guide Price £539 pp  

Picture three minuscule islands fringed by white sand beaches and coconut palms sitting in a turquoise sea teeming with coral and tropical fish. Our three night package from Bali covers all three islands from lively Gili Trawangan with its vibrant...

Escorted tours

Gili Islands Adventure Tour
10 days

Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore

Guide Price £4,769 pp  

The Eastern & Oriental Express is the ultimate centrepiece of a visit to the Far East. A subtle balance of eastern culture, cuisine and western comforts means that you can enjoy the best of everything - travelling in style and...

Adventure holidays

Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Do not miss Hong Kong’s moving Symphony of Lights show. Every night at 8pm, the sky comes alive as dazzling lights shoot from Hong Kong’s skyline. Get yourself over to Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront for the best views.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Keep in mind you’ll need to cover your legs and shoulders when visiting sacred sites such as temples or shrines. Some sites may provide you with sarongs or scarves to wear, but it’s not a givenso remember to bring your own.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Consider travelling away from Beijing to visit the Great Wall – Mutianyu is located 80km from the capital and as such draws far less crowds, allowing you to enjoy the stunning views from this historic landmark in relative peace.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The official currency of Japan is the yen. Despite the widespread availability of payment options here, Japan is still predominantly a cash-based society.

You can buy bananas to feed the monkeys before entering the forest. Visitors should not hide the bananas or store them in bags as the monkeys will attempt to take them from you and may get agitated. Keep them in sight and you’ll enjoy a trouble-free monkey experience.

The official languages of Hong Kong are Cantonese and English. The majority of signs and information boards will have English translations, and it should be relatively easy to find an English speaker here.

Twinkling cities at the forefront of technological advancement, ancient traditions and historical temples, world-renowned cuisine and an abundance of incredible wildlife – the Far East is a haven for the discerning traveller.

Why you’ll love the Far East...

• Travelling across Japan aboard the speeding Shinkansen
• Witnessing Hong Kong’s spectacular Symphony of Lights
• Gazing up at the stunning limestone karsts of Halong Bay
• Cruising down the winding Perfume River
• Visiting Bali’s oldest temple at Candidasa
• Observing the pandas of Chengdu Panda Base
• Whizzing around Bangkok on a tuk tuk
• Wandering through Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest
• Trekking the dense Taman Negara rainforest
• Strolling the neon-drenched streets of Tokyo at night
• Marvelling at the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossom
• Exploring the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur

Did you know?

• Japan’s Gate Tower Building has a highway off-ramp passing directly through it.
• Datang, China is known locally as Sock City, as it’s responsible for almost a third of the world’s sock production every year – nearly eight billion made a year.
• As of 2017, there were over 45 million motorbikes in Vietnam.