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.
Borneo Wildlife Tour
Luxury Mekong River Cruise Vietnam
“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.”
“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.”
“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
What’s the currency of Japan?
The official currency of Japan is the yen. Despite the widespread availability of payment options here, Japan is still predominantly a cash-based society.
Can we feed the monkeys in Ubud Monkey Forest?
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.
What language do people in Hong Kong speak?
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.
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