Asia - Deluxe Escorted Tours

Asia is a study in contrasts - from its ancient roots to its coming of age in modern times.  Because it must be seen to be believed and then it all practically changes before your eyes, a deluxe escorted tour to Asia provides an ideal route to understanding this fascinating region of the world. 

A deluxe escorted tour to China including the Yangzi River allows you to see rural villages and pagodas about to be obliterated by the world's largest dam.  Other highlights of this deluxe tour include Beijing with its Forbidden City and the Great Wall; the excitement of modern Shanghai; the monumental landscapes of Guilin and the Li River; the Terracotta Warriors of Xian.

Connoisseur's Travel's deluxe escorted tour to the Himalayan Kingdoms begins in modern New Delhi and encompasses the moonscapes of Ladakh, the sophisticated British-flavoured metropolis of Calcutta, the ancient Buddhist monasteries and sweeping landscapes of Bhutan and Sikkim, up to the tea plantations and Victorian charm of lofty Darjeeling.  A highlight of this deluxe escorted tour is Timphu Tsechu - the festival honouring Guru Padsambhava, the tantric saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. 

A deluxe escorted tour of Southeast Asia begins in exotic Bangkok, moving on to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.  These ancient cultures are rich in history, their roots shrouded in mystery.  We visit Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, and Bangkok.  Highlights of this deluxe escorted tour are the temples and pagodas, markets and museums, food fit for the gods, a shopper's paradise, sophisticated cities, and lyrical landscapes.

Another Asian deluxe escorted tour will take you to Siam and Burma, now known as Thailand and Myanmar.  We begin with an intensive and intriguing visit to Thailand's energetic capital city of Bangkok with its beautiful people and stunning palaces.  The deluxe tour moves on to the exotic hill town of Chiang Mai.  Our foray into Burma takes us to Rangoon, Inlay Lake, Mandalay, and Pagan, each a highlight unto itself.

As always, our small deluxe escorted tour groups enjoy the benefits of a professional escort to complement local guides, the best available accommodations, and various and sometimes unusual means of transport and cuisine.