Explore all the places we go in Asia
Anyone who’s ever been to China will tell you it’s a very big place. Due to the country’s size and cultural variations, there are many different dialects of Chinese spoken, a huge array of food to taste, and incredible landscapes that cover just about anything you’d hope to see from mother nature. It is a true traveler’s wonderland.
Vietnam is a beautiful and exotic country that simply begs for exploration. It’s home to some of the healthiest, tastiest foods you’ll ever have, but the sights and sounds are just as big and beautiful as the flavors. From seascapes of limestone islands to incredible cave systems in nature and a bustling and colorful population, Vietnam is sure to keep you interested.
India is many things all at once. It dazzles the senses with color and sound and smell. It touches the soul with spirituality, tradition and ritual. It surprises visitors with its spontaneity and controlled chaos. It’s a place unlike any other and all who travel there should consider themselves very lucky indeed.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful jewel of an island located in the Indian Ocean. Its culture is influenced by Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and British people who have all left their mark on Sri Lanka over the course of history. This makes for an exciting blend of ancient cities punctuated by monuments and colonial architecture. All of this is set against a backdrop of beautiful beaches and lush green mountains.
Experience The Great Wall of China:
Originally built with the hope of avoiding barbarian nomads from invading, the Great Wall of China has been added to throughout the centuries by many dynasties. Today, it stretches 5,500 miles. It’s an architectural wonder and a prominent symbol of China.
Cook in Vietnam:
Traditional Vietnamese cooking is admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, and focus on herbs and vegetables to create flavor. It’s healthy and delicious! Travel to Vietnam and enjoy a cooking demonstration with a local chef. Explore the regional cuisine as much as you can.
Visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India:
The Taj Mahal in Agra is often called the greatest monument ever built to eternal love. It is considered the most aesthetically perfect structure in the world and is made entirely of brilliant white marble. The Taj Mahal was constructed by Shah Jahan, a forlorn emperor in memory of his favorite wife who died in childbirth. All who visit stand in total awe of its beauty and size.
Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka:
Located in Kandy in the royal palace complex, this gilded temple is revered by Buddhists the world over. It is considered to be the place that holds the actual tooth of Buddha. The tooth itself plays an important political role since it is thought that whoever holds the tooth also holds political power.
Wonders of China & the Yangtze RiverFrom $2,199 pp
Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy LandFrom $2,249 pp
Taste of VietnamFrom $1,999 pp
Israel: A Journey of FaithFrom $3,999 pp
Cultural Treasures of JapanFrom $3,649 pp
Exploring Sri LankaFrom $1,799 pp
India's TreasuresFrom $1,899 pp
ChinaChina, the World’s Most Enduring Culture. Since the time of Marco Polo, the west has been fascinated with China. You can join an exclusive list of cultural explorers as you travel to a nation where the past lives side by side with a limitless future. From the legendary Great Wall and mysterious Forbidden City to the booming modern side of Beijing, China pulses with a timeless energy. Experience how more than 5,000 years of history mingles with a thriving contemporary society.
Welcome to Israel—a land of contrasts and wonderful surprises. Join hundreds of years of voyagers who have flocked to this dynamic country. Ancient and modern, secular and sacred, Israel beckons visitors with its magnificent sites, holy places and warm Mediterranean climate. Here, age-old sacred shrines exist alongside futuristic skyscrapers and posh resorts with swaying palms alongside desert wasteland. No matter where you look, the legendary stories of mankind’s collective history come to life in this magnificent place.
Vietnam, a nation with a long history, boasts a wealth of natural and cultural treasures. Vietnamese Buddhism has given rise to unbelievable religious structures. Rivers such as the Mekong run throughout the country, adorned with picturesque islands. Welcoming villages rest along their shores. Its street food has become a must for international foodies. Cities such as Hanoi bustle with energy and ancient places such as Hoi An welcome travelers. All told, Vietnam is simply a feast for the senses.
Welcome to Japan! This is a land of intriguing contradictions. Japan is an archipelago made up of more than 6,800 islands with three quarters of the land being either forest or mountains, leaving little for residential, industrial, or farming areas. Yet it is densely populated for its size. Its leaders have ranged from the samurai to the shogun to the emperor. Its highest point – Mt. Fuji – is beautiful and sacred, as are its many temples and shrines. Its capital city – Tokyo – is a bustling metropolis containing anything one might desire, from food to entertainment to art and culture. Kyoto is filled with serene religious buildings and glorious gardens. Japan awaits with open arms!
India offers a diverse abundance of cultural, historical, spiritual and gastronomical wonders that satisfy even the most experienced and discerning traveler. For the novice it offers opportunities to be amazed and inspired. India is filled with architectural wonders that include the Taj Mahal, nature’s beauty in the varied landscapes of desserts to the majesty of the Himalayas exhilarating adventure tours, astounding nature and wildlife excursions to blissful escapes of meditation along riverbanks. The food of India is just as astounding. A blend of Asian and European influences mixed with the many spices the region is known for make dining a sheer pleasure for the pallet. From the many tea houses, street side cafés to the gourmet restaurants setting out on a culinary tour must be placed high on any traveler’s list
Myanmar (mee-an-mar), formerly known as Burma, has always been a spiritual place. From the teachings of Theravada Buddhism to the simple wonder found in its incredible landscapes, travelers are sure to get a taste of enlightenment. Throughout its history (from the days of Kublai Khan to its recent landmark elections) this intriguing land has seen numerous periods of rebirth – maybe you will too.