Five Luxurious Travel Excursions to Asia
Wondering where to go for your next vacation destination? With the month of May being Asian Heritage Month, why not explore Asia? Here is our list of five luxurious travel journeys all through beautiful Asia with Luxury Gold, Uniworld, and Trafalgar.
Luxury Gold’s Majestic Japan – 11 Days
Luxury Gold, the global leader in luxury escorted journeys, is pleased to take guests to Japan on a journey beyond the ordinary, with exclusive VIP Experiences, Exceptional Dining and a Travelling Concierge that can truly tailor the journey to guests’ individual preferences. Guests will indulge in luxury and relaxation as they stay at Imperial Hotel Osaka and traverse between cutting-edge cities aboard an endlessly luxurious bullet train to the unexplored wilderness on this incredible 11-day journey. Travellers will be treated to the VIP Experience of a performance by a samurai warrior in front of Aoba Castle and afterwards will meet with the samurai, who also happens to be a member of one of Sendai’s most influential families. Guests will have the opportunity to meet a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bomb, who will lead an in-depth discussion about how it changed world history forever. Further, they will take part in an immersive private sushi-making class in Tokyo to discover why it takes ten years to perfect this 2000-year-old Japanese art and then enjoy a world-renowned tea ceremony as they watch and learn the traditional art of making matcha green tea. In one of the hottest destinations, Kyoto, travellers join their Travelling Concierge to discover ancient culture, visiting the Zen Buddhist temple of Kinkaku-ji, and embarking on a walking exploration of the vibrant Gion neighbourhood, known as Kyoto’s Geisha district. For a most magical experience, guests will also enjoy a walk in a bamboo forest and embrace some zen time.
Luxury Gold’s Inspiring Indochina – 16 Days
Travellers experience the ultimate in luxury travel, journeying through Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, the three crown jewels of Southeast Asia. Along the Mekong Delta, guests meet Mr. Sau Tuong, a former soldier who survived four years ﬁghting the deadly Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and learn how he and his wife earn a living making rice paper. In Hue, enjoy a private VIP visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Imperial Citadel, before it opens to other travellers. Guests learn about its traditional architecture and history from a renowned historian. While in Dao Thuc, accompanied by a live orchestra, enjoy a water-puppet performance, set in a lotus pond. Travellers also meet the artisan who makes the puppets in his workshop and see how the Vietnamese have been bringing performances of this nature to life since the 10th century. As part of Luxury Gold’s Exceptional Dining, guests join a passionate foodie on a walking tour to some of the city’s most interesting areas and experience the vibrancy of Hanoi’s street-food culture. Throughout the journey, guests stay at five-star Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, only minutes away from Angkor Wat, the National Museum and the city centre, while also offering an oasis of tranquility amidst a tropical garden.
Uniworld’s Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong – 13 Days
Offering a one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotel experience, Uniworld has perfected the art of luxurious river cruising – a fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure. Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new, often surprising visitors with its charm. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is fast-forwarding to the future yet retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.
Trafalgar’s Treasures of Thailand with Phuket – 14 Days
‘Make A Difference’ on Trafalgar’s brand new 14-day Treasures of Thailand with Phuket adventure, when guests visit a local primary school and the ‘Friends of the Asian Elephants’ Hospital, a Thai registered foundation looking after the welfare of elephants throughout Thailand, before escaping to the tropical island of Phuket.
Trafalgar’s India’s Golden Triangle with Varanasi – ME to WE Option – 11 Days
Trafalgar is the world’s leading travel brand, enabling guests to live The Good Life. This brand new 11-day trip, India’s Golden Triangle with Varanasi – ME to WE Option journey, travellers will encounter a heartfelt JoinTrafalgar adventure with a local Rajasthan community and ‘Make a Difference’ in the efforts to break the cycle of poverty and uplift their families. On this immersive trip extension, guests will get to experience a life changing side by side sustainable development project with ME to WE, a social enterprise enabling people to do good through their everyday choices with their partner, WE Charity.