Bhutan Culture and Nature Expedition 2023 with Catherine Evans
Experience the culture, nature and wildlife of the forested mountains, and the scenic splendour of the valleys and trails of Bhutan. Feel positivity wash over you as you venture around the land aiming for the highest Gross National Happiness!
Enjoy the must-experience festivals of Bhutan that signify a new season or mark culturally significant occasions. Enjoy beautifully unique music, dance and social gaiety. Discover Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang, Central Bhutan with us!
Bhutan Nature & Culture
Discover Bhutan's snow-capped peaks, glaciers, sparkling lakes, raging rivers, green terraced fields and flower-strewn valleys. Become immersed in the carefully preserved natural assets and ways of life that have remained fiercely authentic for millennium!
Explore Borneo - an ideal island destination for nature lovers. Borneo is renowned for its rainforests that are home to a myriad of rare and endangered wildlife and plant species, along with an array of cultural groups whose traditions are rich. Let us connect you with the best that Borneo has to offer!
Borneo Wildlife Odyssey
Begin your discovery of Borneo - a nature lover's paradise - in Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park. Travel to Sandakan, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Selingan Island and the Sakau Rainforest. Experience the varied and abundant flora and fauna found in this rich tropical ecosystem!
Cambodia Angkor Wat
Explore the 200 temples are scattered across 400 square kilometers just north of the town of Siem Reap, dating back as early as the 9th century! A truly unique experience - the recommended 3 days exploring this UNESCO world heritage site will keep you wanting to come back for more!
China cycle Yunnan (10 days)
Cycle along sections of Yunnan's ancient Horse Tea Trail up into the high altitude capital of Tibet. Visit Shangri La, Lijiang, Shaxi and Dali old towns. Step back in time in the ancient city of Shaxi. Learn about the ancient Tea Horse Trail. Cycle through remote rural landscapes and villages of China.
China Railroad to Tibet (11 days)
Start your journey in Beijing. Visit the most historically significant landmarks including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Great Wall. Sample exquisite local cuisine before boarding an overnight train to the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. End with Lhasa and the Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama.
China The Silk Road - Beijing to Tashkent
Tour Beijing before visiting the remarkable Terracotta Warriors. Along the China Silk Road, visit Xiahe and the Tibetan monastery at Labrang, the Buddhist frescos in the Mogao Caves, the serene 'Heaven Lake' deep in the Tian Shan mountains, and Kashgar's famous Sunday markets. Depart China over the Torugart Pass.
China Yunnan Province
Indulge in the striking landscape and culture of the Yunnan Province in Southwest China. Bordering Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Vietnam and four provinces of China including Tibet, results in a mosaic of 26 indigenous cultures. Visits to Dali, Lijiang & Shangrila are highlights.
India and Bhutan Treks
Trekking in the Himalayas offers unparalleled variety with low density and pristine opportunities for the active adventurer. Become immersed in the hauntingly mountain landscapes of India and Bhutan including - valley of the flowers, Ladakh, and the trans Bhutan trail. Treks between 3 and 21 days are offered. Pass rural villages linked only by footpath, and stay in tented camps, farmhouses and small local inns.
Indonesia Nature & Cultural Tours
We have extensive knowledge on travel in the Indonesian Archipelago and can assist with your customized touring options. Nature, cultural & scuba dive adventures in Bali, Java, Sumatra, Sulawasi, Komodo and Lombok Islands await you during this itinerary curated by Tours of Exploration.
Indonesia The Island of Bali
Enjoy the beaches, the breathtaking lakes and volcanoes of the eastern side of Bali. Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in a traditional village and Kehen Temple. Let yourself be pampered at a local spa, attend live traditional performances, and coast downhill while viewing the spectacular Balinese landscape by bike.
Discover Japan through this comprehensive tour experience. Experience Tokyo and the architecture, culinary, and culture of Edo. Visit the Shinto and Buddhist worship center of Nikko before viewing Mt Fuji. This tour contains the major highlights and also the unexpected beauty and charm of Japan.
Tokyo's bright-shining neon lights are contrasted with the peace and tranquility of little-visited rural regions. This tour affords the opportunity to visit the major highlights and also uncover the unexpected charm and beauty of one of these rural areas, Hirado, offering a real insight into this fascinating country.
Laos Luang Prabang Explorer
Laos has become a must-visit destination after years of virtual isolation. Be mesmerized by the grandeur of the former royal capital at Luang Prabang - filled with old-world charm. Laos is easily combined with visits to Thailand (where you can travel down from the Mekong River), Angkor Wat and Vietnam.
Laos Trekking Adventure
The small, landlocked nation of Laos offers travelers an unmatched glimpse of the South East Asia charm. Expert local guides will enhance your journey along villages and trekking routes through our culturally and environmentally sensitive programs.
Myanmar Cultural Highlights with Ayerwaddy
Enjoy the Inle Lake Festival in Myanmar - a land of great beauty, whose cultures retain traditions held for millennium. The trip also includes the highlights of Yangon, Bagan, Mount Popa, and Mandalay. We have enjoyed a 20-years-and-counting partnership with our trustworthy Myanmar land operators!
Nepal and Tibet Rooftop of the World
Experience Tibet's past and present, witness the customs and rituals of Tibetan Buddhism, see the palaces, monasteries and temples of this fabled land while marveling at the majesty of this remote land in the heart of the Himalayas. Tour highlights include Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang.
Nepal Trek and Safari
Marvel at the majestic peaks of the Himalaya dominate Nepal, a country of deep spirituality and diversity. Experience a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, with the potential to see a Bengal tiger! You will easily become immersed in Nepal's incredible beauty during this tour.
Thailand & Laos: Bangkok to Luang Prabang
Begin this 12 day adventure in Northern Thailand, a place inspired by modern and ancient temple architecture. Experience traditional Lao life on a slow and gentle passage along the Mekong River. Become immersed in the people, sights, tastes and sounds of this region. Extensions to Cambodia will allow you to see Angkor Wat!
Thailand Classic Explorer
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, known to local Thais as “Krung Thep” (translated,"the City of Angels") is one of the world’s most enticing cities. It carries the essence of the Thai spirit, and is a centre of rich culture, colour, and cuisine. Bangkok will provide an ideal jumping-off point for any Asian adventure!
Thailand Mae Hong Son Soft Adventure
North Thailand is blessed with year-round pleasant climate, rich historical and cultural heritage. Mae Hong Son is the gateway to the hill tribe cultures of the Hmong, Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Akha and Mien. Located amidst stunning mountain scenery stay in comfort at night and during the day travel by 4 X 4 and on foot.
Thailand Southern Islands, Reefs, Rivers & Jungles
Discover the picturesque tropical islands, coral reefs, and Khao Lak National Park where spectacular scenery includes splendid forested hills and valleys, sea cliffs, beaches, estuaries and mangroves. There's reason for Southern Thailand's rising star in the country's tourism industry.
Thailand, Cambodia & Laos World Heritage Sites
The World Heritage Sites in three Southeast Asian nations are included on this remarkable adventure curated by Tours of Exploration. The World Heritage Sites in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos are visited and experienced, including Ayutthaya, Angkor Wat & Luang Prabang.
Vietnam Classical Treasures
Marvelous Vietnam awaits! Discover the country's classic cultural and natural treasures on this expert-led adventure. Experience the highlights of Vietnam - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta, to name a few.
Vietnam Culture & Culinary Adventure
Experience Vietnam's highlights, discover the rich culture and savour the varied tastes of this fascinating land. Travel from Northern misty mountain peaks into verdant rice paddies and southern deltas. Along route encounter white sandy coasts and emerald coloured waters.
Vietnam Cycle and Boat Adventure
A cycle and boat adventure through marvelous Vietnam like no other! Leaving from Hanoi, cycle through the beautiful Ninh Binh region and visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Discover the country's treasures on this expert-led adventure. Dramatic scenery, ancient history, pilgrimage sites and nature sanctuaries await!
Vietnam Paddle and Play
Start your adventure in Hanoi and meander on foot and rickshaw around the bustling old quarter. Bike through steep mountains, remote villages, fertile meadows. Kayak amongst rugged limestone cliffs that rise out of the turquoise sea. An 11-day adventure loaded with culture and nature, sure to satisfy your cravings.