Asia is a wonderful medley of amazing cities and stunning beaches, plus tented camps and opulent trains. From the colours of India to the experiences of the Orient, in just a week in Asia you can experience fascinating culture, shopping to die for and beaches that guarantee relaxation. And this does not even mention the delicious food and the friendly people. So just imagine what you'll discover in two weeks!
Bali has long been home to the far east’s most show-stopping hotels, and it doesn’t matter whether you base yourself at a beach resort or an inland hideaway, be prepared to be blown away.
Once a thriving British colony and now an administrative region of China, Hong Kong is about as fascinating as a place can get. It’s also as busy as a place can get and If you hit Nathan Road at the wrong time you’ll feel like you’ve rubbed shoulders with all 6,000,000 residents.
The country covers more than a million square-miles, its landscapes range from deserts to rainforests and its people speak a thousand different tongues. The country’s past lives on in ancient forts and fairytale palaces, whilst its future lies in fast-growing cities like Delhi. It’s this diversity that makes India so rewarding, many visitors dipping their toes into its most famous attractions and then coming back again and again to explore it in more depth.
Visit Malaysia and you’re sure to do more than just chill-out together on a palm-fringed beach. No matter how Witty the repartee or how gripping the book you’ll always be distracted - whether it’s by the sight of a majestic Sea eagle returning to its nest or a wild macaque monkey on the look-out for lizards.
Another british trading station, sir stamford raffles established singapore in 1819. Today it’s home to 5,000,000 fast-moving urbanites and at first glance appears to have Mislaid many of its colonial charms - there’s a ‘spick and span’ quality about the place, and anonymous skycrapers appear to tower over everywhere.
Thailand is the most visited destination in south-east Asia, its rich culture and mystical landscapes Buttressed by the kind of white sand beaches a Twelve-hour flight merits. An added bonus is that the country is no longer the province of undiscriminating backpackers, its list of world-class resorts now reassuringly lengthy thanks to stunning contributions by companies such as ‘Six Senses’ and ‘Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts’.
Laos is one of the few truly exotic destinations left in the world, where century-old traditions and a lush, prestine landscape of rain forests are untouched by the modern world. It borders Cambodia, located in the southwest of the Indochina penisula, a land of low plains and vast mountain ranges dominated by the Mekong river which runs from north to south of the country. The Royal Palace of Cambodia in Phnom Penh and the Yeak Loam Lake, a crater formed after a volcanic eruption over 4000 years ago, are highlights.
North and Central Vietnam is less well-known than the south but no less fascinating, from Ha Long Bay with it’s breathtaking limestone islands, rock formations to Sapa, a beautiful, mountain town along the border with China. The largest city in northern Vietnam is the capital of Hanoi with it’s wellpreserved Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture as well as historical sites such as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Graceful Hoi An is perhaps Vietnam’s most historic and charming town, once a major port and now well worth a visit. picturesque powder sand and lagoons sheltered by tropical jungle and towering dunes.