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Tours in the Far East

Tours of the Far East conjure images of rolling green rice paddies, golden sandy beaches and frenetic cities full of culture. Whether you want to discover the Great Wall of China, explore the unique culinary traditions of Japan or see the orang utans in Borneo, we can arrange a Far East Asia tour to suit you.

Our Far East tours allow you to explore at your own pace. Book a private trip or choose one of our small group options and see some of Asia’s most magnificent sights with the help of our experts. Nature lovers should book our Komodo Trails tour. See the unique landscapes which help the majestic komodo dragons to survive and spend two days exploring the island. Snorkel in the clear waters of the sea, see wild pigs, buffalo and exotic birds and keep an eye out for dolphins on your boat trip. Our Borneo Explorer Tour takes you into the rain forests of Borneo which house the endangered orang utans. Trek with local guides, enjoy a luxury beach stay and explore the farmer’s markets and lively little towns which pepper the island.

For a longer tour of the Far East which takes you through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, book our Grand Tour of Indochina. You’ll see the waterfalls and French colonial towns of Laos and the spectacular natural landscapes and fascinating history of Vietnam. Finish in Cambodia where you can discover beaches, a rich history and ancient temples. To experience Vietnam in more detail, choose A Journey Through Vietnam Tour. This 10 day tour shows you the white powdery beaches, lively cities, rural villages and French and Chinese influences of the country.

8 days Thien Hau Temple China Town

Classic Vietnam Tour

Guide Price  £1,899  pp  

One of our signature journeys, designed for travellers keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam, but with less time to spare. Contrast the bustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with an overnight cruise at the beautiful UNESCO World...

Cultural holidays

Classic Vietnam Tour
4 days a person sitting on a bench in front of a building

Images of Bali Tour

Guide Price  £499  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 a bird sitting on a branch

Nature of Borneo Tour

Guide Price  £699  pp  

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...

Multi centre holidays

Nature of Borneo Tour
5 days

Borneo Explorer Tour

Guide Price  £599  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...

Wildlife holidays

Borneo Explorer Tour
3 days Komodo Dragon

Komodo Trails tour

Guide Price  £899  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...

Wildlife holidays

Komodo Trails tour
3 days Halong Bay

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour

Guide Price  £599  pp  

Take time to experience the treasure of Vietnam, Halong Bay, with this two-night luxury itinerary. This tour ideally combines a one night stay in a French colonial style boutique hotel located on the shores of Halong Bay with a delightful...

Iconic journeys

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour
2 days Halong Bay

Magic Halong Bay Tour

Guide Price  £299  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...

Honeymoons

Magic Halong Bay Tour
10 days a group of people in a small boat in a body of water with Ha Long Bay in the background

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour

Guide Price  £2,399  pp  

Travel from north to south as you discover the unique culture and endless beauty of Vietnam Explore French and Chinese heritage, as well as cultural treasures such as Hoi An town and the Imperial Citadel of Hue. Stunning lakes can...

Multi centre holidays

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour
5 days an island in the middle of a body of water

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour

Guide Price  £599  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
9 days a sunset over a city

Highlights of Indonesia Tour

Guide Price  £2,399  pp  

This nine day tour takes in some of Java's most impressive sights and attractions. From the incredible Borobudur Temples near Yogyakarta to Tangkuban Perahu volcano crater. Explore temples and palaces, hot springs and gardens before ending your tour in Bali...

Escorted tours

Highlights of Indonesia Tour
7 days Padar Island - Komodo National Park

Island of Flores Discovery Tour

Guide Price  £2,099  pp  

Discover Indonesia's island of "flowers", Flores. Located around 90 minute's flight west of Bali, this is a real island of adventure. This 6 night tour is perfect for intrepid travellers seeking incredible scenery, untouched ways of life and the chance...

Escorted tours

Island of Flores Discovery Tour
4 days a group of people on a boat in a body of water

Gili Islands Adventure Tour

Guide Price  £599  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

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.