Asia Organised Trips

Chennai's Koyambedu Vegetable & Flower Market

Rise early for a visit to Chennai’s vibrant and lively Koyambedu fresh vegetable and flower market and experience a riot of colours as the vendors set up for the day. The market is one of the largest of its kind in India, covering the area of three football pitches. You’ll make your way through the three sections – the flower market, fruit market and vegetable market – and discover how hundreds of tonnes of produce are transported here from numerous nearby villages.

Duration:

1-3 hours

Evening Bazaar, Cuisine & Crafts of Old Jaipur

Since the founding of Jaipur in 1727, its artisans and craftspeople have sold their respected creations and still use traditional methods to craft items today. Meet your local guide at Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of the Winds’, and walk through the bazaar as you chat to locals and try authentic street food. Taste freshly made pakora, samosa and traditional sweets and observe jewellers and silversmiths as they work at their craft.

Fort Cochin & Mattancherry walking tour

Head out into Fort Cochin and Mattancherry with a local guide to discover more about the fascinating heritage of these historic regions. Learn about the importance of Fort Cochin as the entrance to the port and how the Arabic, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese settlers shaped its architecture and culture. Mattancherry is the heart of historic Cochin and is home to many of the city’s main sights such as the Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Jain Temple.

Duration:

Half day

Old Agra: The Road not Taken

Delve beyond the major tourist attractions and explore the little-visited area of Old Agra. Once you’ve seen the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, this tour is ideal for getting under the skin of this former imperial capital taking you down its hidden lanes and alleyways. Get an intimate glimpse into daily life and the city's history from the late Mughal days to the rule of the British Raj. Take a peek in shops and temples and discover a fascinating, untold history of life before and after the Taj Mahal.

Duration:

Half Day

Varanasi on Foot - Kashi, The City of Light

Discover the spiritual and religious sites of India’s holiest city as you follow ancient paths to Hindu temples and Muslim mosques. Witness the cremation rituals observed at Manikarnika, the burning ghat, an important part of Hinduism, then visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Held as one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world, it is one of twelve jyotirlingas which are special shrines dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. A passport is required to enter the temple.

Duration:

4 hours

Walking Tour of Old Amritsar

Join a local English-speaking guide as you make your way through the city of Amritsar on foot. You’ll walk through narrow streets and markets and learn about day-to-day life in the city and the Sikh religion. A stop will be made at the Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara which was built by the British in tribute to 21 Sikh soldiers who faught in the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi. The tour concludes with a visit to northern India’s most famous sights – the Golden Temple.

Duration:

1½ hours

Confluence of Culture - Calcutta Walking Tour

Take a journey around the melting pot of Calcutta’s local communities. Visit the locales of the city’s diverse groups – stop at the colourful Anglo-Indian Bow Barracks and learn about the visit Tiretta Bazaar, the home of Calcutta’s Chinese community where a typical breakfast consists of momos (a South Asian dumpling). Your tour ends at Calcutta’s oldest wholesale market, Burra Bazaar, where you can buy anything from silk saris to delicious street food.

Duration:

Around 2 hours

Mumbai Dreams Bollywood Tour

India is the world’s largest film producer, releasing an average of 1000 films per year. Go behind the scenes of the Bollywood film industry on this full day tour. Visit a film location, learn about the history and evolution of Indian film and television and enjoy the chance to watch the magic unfold before your eyes on a live film or television shoot. As you travel between locations you will discover more about the industry from your guide, including all the latest trends and gossip!

Duration:

Full Day

Sunset cruise, Cochin

Enjoy views of the skyline of the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’ from a different perspective on a two-hour sunset cruise. As the sun dips below the horizon, catch the ever-changing colours of the sea and buildings that line the shores of Lake Cochin. Keen photographers will have the opportunity to catch an iconic shot of the famous Chinese fishing nets silhouetted against the vibrantly coloured skies (weather dependent).

Duration:

2 hours

Taj Mahal by Sunrise

The Taj Mahal is a magnificent monument to love and one of the world’s most recognised buildings. One of the best ways to view this iconic landmark is at sunrise, marvelling as the first rays of morning light bathe it in a pearly pink glow. A magical and truly unforgettable spectacle.

Duration:

4 hours

Start time: 6am
End time: 10am
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport, guide and entry to the Taj Mahal. Excludes: Food, drink and camera fee.

Max. group size: 6
Transport details:

Air-conditioned car or minibus

Other information:

Departs daily except Friday.
Driving distance 15km round trip.
Minimum stay 1 night.
Conducted in English. A bilingual guide can be arranged on request.

Varanasi on Foot - Northern Bazaars & Hidden Alleys

Experience an adventure in the wonderful and puzzling galis (alleys) of northern Varanasi, also known by the name Banaras. Learn what life is like in one of oldest surviving cities in the world as you take a peek in bazaars and temples, before heading to the lesser travelled part of the city where you can learn a little more about Varanasi’s fascinating history.

Duration:

4 hours

Wagah Border Excursion, Amritsar

In the early evening head out of Amritsar towards the Wagah border on the Grand Trunk Road, one of only two existing road crossings between India and Pakistan, where you’ll witness the ‘beating retreat’ ceremony. From the Indian side of the international border, watch as the flags are lowered and folded as the sun sets and the guards perform elaborate movements in front of a crowd in both countries.

Duration:

Haf Day

Half-Day Calcutta City Tour

Get to know the city on this tour of its finest attractions. Stop at the elaborate Jain temple and the Kalighat Kali Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. The grand Victoria Memorial showcases some of the most stunning blends of Renaissance and Mughal style and on your drive you’ll pass Calcutta’s famous landmarks including Howrah Bridge, Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh (formerly known as Dalhousie Square) and the 18th-Century Fort William.

Duration:

Half Day

Taj Mahal & Agra City Tour

On this half-day tour discover the spectacular Taj Mahal, a world-famous monument to Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s love for his late wife. This magnificent monument’s architecture, garden design, painting and calligraphy embody the wealth and luxury of Mughal art. You will also visit Agra Fort, a spectacular citadel with marble palaces, ornate alcoves and terrace pavilions.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 9am
End time: 1pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport. Excludes: Food and drink.

Max. group size: 6
Transport details:

Air-conditioned car or minibus

Other information:

Departs daily except Friday.
Driving distance 25km.
Conducted in English. A bilingual guide can be arranged on request.

Temples of Khajuraho

Explore a collection of the original 85 majestic Temples of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Khajuraho on this half-day tour. The most famous in the western group is Kandariya Mahadeva, which features exquisitely carved friezes depicting the sensual aspects of life.  The eastern group boasts fine examples of both Jain and Hindu temples, including the beautiful Parsvanath temple.

Duration:

Half day

Pondicherry's French Quarter Walking Tour

Explore the old town of Pondicherry on foot and learn about the city’s architectural styles on this introductory walking tour. With a local guide you’ll wander along streets of Ville Blanch, also known as the ‘White Town’, which have distinctively French names. Witness beautifully-preserved colonial-era villas that have a distictive yellow and pastel colour façades as you make your way along the boulevards, lanes and quiet side streets.

Duration:

1½-2 hours

Udaipur City Tour, Rajasthan

Visit Udaipur's magnificent City Palace, the largest palace complex in India. Blending Mughal and Rajput influences, this intricate marble and granite structure overlooks Lake Pichola. Continue to the 17th-Century Jagdish temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake and visit the Sahelion ki Bari – a beautiful 18th-Century garden adorned with fountains, marble elephants and a lotus pond.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 9.30am
End time: 1.30pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport and entry to monuments. Excludes: Camera fee, food and drink.

Max. group size: 6
Transport details:

Air-conditioned car or minibus

Other information:

Departs daily.
Driving distance 30km.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Tour is bilingual.

Angkor Complex Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the remarkable Temples of Angkor, which are steeped in history and mystery. Marvel at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Khmer empire's last capital city and home to the Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas, Royal Enclosure, Terrace of the Leper King and Elephant Terrace. End your day of temple exploration with the enchanting sight of the sun setting over iconic Angkor Wat.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Private price from £91 per person
Start time: 8am
End time: 6pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport, guide, lunch at a local restaurant and entry to sites

Transport details:

Car or coach

What to take:

Visitors to Angkor Wat are advised to dress respectfully with knees and shoulders covered.

Other information:

Departs daily

Aristocat Catamaran

Take a trip on board the exclusive Aristocat Catamaran and cruise from Benoa Harbour to Lembongan Island, with its private beach club and crystal clear waters. Optional activities at extra cost include glass bottom boat rides, snorkelling, banana boat rides, a visit to a pearl farm and a submarine ride.

Duration:

Dec-Mar: daily, Apr-Nov: Mon, Wed & Fri; full day

Price: Group price from £130 per person
Start time: 8am
Included/Excluded:

Includes: lunch, return transfers from South Bali beach hotels

Bethlehem & Jericho

Visit the birthplace of Jesus and one of the world’s oldest cities. Begin your tour by heading through the Judean Desert, east of Jerusalem, and visit the site of a biblical parable, The Inn of the Good Samaritan – this site was a hostel along the ancient road of Jerusalem to Jericho, with remains from the Roman to Ottoman periods. You’ll continue to Jericho, a Palestinian territory and the oldest city in the world. Stop by the sycamore tree of the biblical tax collector Zacchaeus before seeing the Mount of Temptation. Explore Tel Jericho, a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank where settlements dating back to 10,000BC have been discovered (cable car not included here). The last leg of your tour is in the city of Bethlehem, also in the West Bank and famous for being the birthplace of Jesus. Walk through the central Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, the oldest major church in the Holy Land area. Visit the Catholic Chapel of the Milk Grotto, home to a series of caves hollowed out of soft white rock, and the Shepherds’ Field, the site of the angels’ annunciation to the shepherds about the birth of Jesus. Browse a local souvenir shop before making the journey back to your hotel.

Duration:

Full day

Other information:

Morning departures on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, times subject to change. Change of vehicle required upon entering Palestine, tour subject to Palestinian authority regulations. Palestinian guides meet the tour only after border crossing, and border crossing to Bethlehem may include a short period of unaccompanied walking. Passports compulsory.

Bethlehem City Tour

See Bethlehem’s major sights on this half-day tour, beginning at Manger Square where you’ll visit the Church of the Nativity – the oldest church in the Holy Land and the entry point to one of the most significant biblical sites. Admire the ancient limestone columns and mosaic floors before heading down into the Grotto of the Nativity, the cave where a 14-point silver star marks the spot where Jesus is believed to have been born. Next, visit the Chapel of the Milk Grotto, where the stones are said to have turned white when the Virgin Mary spilt a drop of milk while nursing the baby Jesus; and Shepherd’s Field, where an angel announced Jesus’s birth. Stop by a shop for souvenirs of your trip before returning to Jerusalem.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Visitors will need to wear a head covering and clothes that cover the arms and legs when visiting holy sites.

Biblical Highlights of the Galilee

Begin your tour of important biblical landmark with a coastal drive as you make your way to Jesus’ childhood home, Nazareth. On your city tour, you’ll see the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph, both believed to be built on sites relating to Mary and Joseph. Drive to Tiberias, one of Judaism’s four holy cities, and along the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum where Jesus taught and peformed many miracles. Continue to the Church of Multiplication of the Fish and Loaves in Tabgha before ending your tour at Yardenit, where Jesus was thought to be baptised.

Duration:

Full day

Other information:

Visitors will need to wear a head covering and clothes that cover the arms and legs when visiting holy sites.

Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City

Discover a fascinating and immense network of underground tunnels and passages on this half day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. These tunnels date back to the Vietnam War and were built to hide Viet Cong soldiers from US soldiers, with space for up to 10,000 people. They are an important reminder of the difficulty endured by the Vietnamese people and their resilience in the face of it.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £43 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport

Transport details:

Coach

Other information:

Departs daily

Dead Sea Relaxation

Bathe in the world-famous Dead Sea’s magical waters on a day trip, available from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, which are both around two hours’ drive from Israel’s and Jordan’s shared natural attraction. Found at the lowest point on earth, the water in the Dead Sea is so salty that you’ll float buoyantly at the surface. Your skin will feel noticeably smoother, thanks to the softening mud that bathers slather on their skin before taking a dip. The salt is packed with minerals and is known for its antiseptic and pain-relieving qualities. You’ll get the chance to buy some Dead Sea products at a cosmetics shop and take some of this natural wonder home with you. We recommend bringing swimwear, a towel, hat and sunscreen.

Duration:

Full day

Other information:

Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sun cream, swimming costume and towel recommended.

Desert Safari & Barbecue

This half-day 4x4 safari takes you on a thrilling ride to the highest dunes for a breathtaking sunset photo stop. You’ll then visit a Bedouin campsite in the desert where you can admire henna designs while sipping a refreshing drink. Finally, there’s some enchanting belly dancing followed by a delicious barbecue buffet.

Duration:

Half day (daily departures). Also available from other Emirates.

Price: Abu Dhabi group price from £70 per person; Dubai group price from £65 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: dinner and transfers

Health & Fitness:

Not recommended for people with heart/neck/back problems.

Doha City Tour

Discover Doha, a city where the old mets the new, on this guided tour of its key attractions. See the impressive Pearl-Qatar, a manmade island of luxury residences and designer brands which is being built to resemble a string of pearls, and visit the up-and-coming West Bay district where you'll find the famous Corniche road and its towering skyscrapers. One of the most popular sights is Souq Waqif, a replica of the region's older souks filled with narrow alleyways and shops selling traditional spices, garments and souvenirs.

Duration:

4 hours (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday departures).

Price: Group price from £26 per person

Halong Bay Cruise from Hanoi

Halong Bay off Vietnam’s north coast is a World Heritage Area of Natural Beauty, locally known as ‘Dragon Descending to the Sea’. Make your way over from Hanoi by boat, and set off on a breathtaking four-hour cruise of the bay. You’ll see fantastic limestone islets dotting the emerald waters, many containing superb natural grottos such as Dau Go and Thien Cung. An overnight cruise option is also available, and if you’re ready to splash out, book a two-night cruise on board the luxury Au Co ship to travel in style. Call or visit us in store for more information.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Private price from £138 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes lunch and transfers.

Other information:

Departs daily

Hanoi by Night with Water Puppet Show

Spend an hour being guided through the streets of Old Hanoi on a cyclo once the sun has gone down before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show at the Thang Long Theatre. This fascinating art form dates back to rural festivals in North Vietnam during the 11th Century, and is performed in a pool of water by a group of puppeteers. Enjoy a post-show dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.

Duration:

4 hours

Price: Private price from £61 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Tour guide, puppet show tickets, dinner. Excludes: Any extra food or drinks throughout the evening.

Other information:

Departs daily

Hanoi City Tour

Enjoy a tour of Vietnam's buzzing capital and you'll see the huge granite mausoleum of former leader Ho Chi Minh, whose body remains embalmed on display and receives thousands of visitors every day. The beautiful One Pillar Pagoda is nearby; it’s one of Vietnam’s most important temples, built in the 11th Century and rising up out of the water like a lotus on just a single pillar. The tour ends with a visit to the Temple of Literature, built in 1076 as the original university in Vietnam.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £23 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport. Excludes: Food and drink.

Transport details:

Car or van

Other information:

Departs daily. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mon and Fri and Oct to Nov.

Hanoi Old Quarter Cyclo Tour

You’ll never forget this unique tour of Hanoi on a cyclo – a cross between a bicycle and a hand cart. Your half-day tour begins with visits to Hoan Kiem Lake, the iconic Ngoc Son Temple and the landmark Hanoi Opera House. From here it’s a short ride to the Old Quarter; this was once a thriving centre for craftsmen and is now a picturesque area with shops, restaurants and a wonderful sense of history.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £32 per person
Transport details:

Cyclo

Other information:

Departs daily

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Half Day)

A tour of the country’s largest city (formerly Saigon) is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of Vietnam’s rich history and energetic everyday life. Visit Cho Lon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City’s and one of the oldest parts of the city; haggle with locals at the famous Cho Lon Market. The beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda is worth a visit, and take a look in the Museum of Vietnamese History to see numerous artefacts which provide an insight into Vietnam’s past, including bronze and stone sculptures.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £22 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport. Excludes: Food and drink.

Transport details:

Coach

Other information:

Departs daily. The History Museum is closed on Mondays so on this day you will visit the War Museum instead.

Hoi An & Danang Tour (Full Day)

A good way to see both these neighbouring cities is this full-day tour. You’ll start by visiting Hoi An in the morning before going for lunch at a local restaurant in Danang. From there, enjoy the Museum of Cham Sculpture near the Han River before relaxing on golden Non Nuoc Beach. The Marble Mountains are a stone’s throw away, and you'll go inside them to discover fascinating temples, altars and sacred sites before heading back to Hoi An.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Private price from £57 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Lunch and transport.

Transport details:

Car or van

Other information:

Departs daily

Hoi An Cooking Class

Discover the secrets of mouthwatering Vietnamese cuisine on this half-day cooking class at the Red Bridge Cooking School. Your first stop will be Hoi An's buzzing market – meet the market traders and pick up some of the ingredients that will be used later in the class. Board the Red Bridge boat for a sedate river cruise to the cookery school. On arrival explore the herb and vegetable garden before beginning your two-hour lesson. You'll be able to sit down at the end and eat what you've created.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Group price from £64 per person, Private price on request
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transfer, market visit, cooking class and lunch or dinner.

Other information:

Departs daily. Private option available on request (extra cost).

Hoi An Walking Tour (Half Day)

A leisurely walking tour is the perfect way to explore this historic and enchanting riverside city. Hoi An was a successful port with its peak during the 18th Century, considered by merchants at the time as the best trading spot in South-East Asia. It has been superbly preserved, with Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese-style architecture and a beautiful network of canals. Head to the vibrant market and see the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge that historically linked the Chinese and Japanese communities.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £35 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport. Excludes: Food and drink.

Transport details:

Car or van

Health & Fitness:

Not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Other information:

Departs daily

Hue City Tour (Full Day)

Depart from Hoi An for this full-day tour of Hué, Vietnam’s historic former imperial capital. After arriving you’ll board a traditional dragon boat and cruise down the romantic Perfume River to visit one of Hué's most celebrated religious buildings – Thien Mu Pagoda. Head for lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the elaborate mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, plus the spectacular Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Private price from £125 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Lunch and transport.

Transport details:

Car or van, followed by a boat.

Other information:

Departs daily

Inland Sea Safari

Go off the beaten track into Qatar's desert starting with a thrilling 'dune bashing' ride. An experienced driver navigates the desert's dunes at speed, transporting you to Qatar's natural gem – the inland sea, or Khor Al Adaid. Watch the sunset by this beautiful expanse of water and tuck into a tasty barbecue dinner at a traditional Bedouin-style camp.

Duration:

8 hours (Sunday-Wednesday departures)

Price: Group price from £100 per person

Jerusalem City Tour

This half-day tour is an excellent introduction to some of Jerusalem’s key sights. You’ll start by driving up to the Mount of Olives next to the Old City for panoramic views, before stopping at Mount Zion to explore a trio of religious sites: King David’s Tomb, the Cenacle (room of the Last Supper) and the Dormition Abbey – a German-built abbey with a striking clock tower, domed roof and encircling towers. Head into the Old City and pass through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters en route to the recently restored Cardo, or Roman road. Stop off at the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall) before continuing to the Christian Quarter where you’ll be able to follow the Via Dolorosa (the route Jesus had to take carrying the cross) and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – the site of his crucifixion and burial.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering required during visits to religious sites.

Masada & Dead Sea

Journey to the lowest place on earth and explore an ancient desert fortress. Depart from Tel Aviv and travel via Israel’s rolling Judean Hills to the Dead Sea – visit a cosmetics shop here before driving along the shoreline to Masada. This historic fortress is in Israel’s Judean Desert, on a huge plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. Head up the mountain by cable car for a tour of the fortress, built by King Herod around 30BC and the place where the Zealots of the 1st Century stood against the Romans – remains include the palace, walls, synagogue, cisterns and Roman baths with mosaic floors. Come down by cable car and head back to the Dead Sea, where you’ll be able to spend a bit of time floating in the world’s saltiest spot and bathing in enriching mineral mud, believed to have therapeutic properties.

Duration:

Full day

Other information:

Daily morning departures, times subject to change. Spa treatments not available, lockers available at extra cost. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sun cream, swimming costume and towel recommended.

Mekong Delta

Take a journey from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho, a prosperous town nestled in the Mekong Delta and famed for its lush orchards and panoramas of never-ending rice fields. Board a cruiser for a ride on the Mekong River, stopping en route to visit an orchard on an island. Visit the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda, which is set in tranquil gardens, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Private price from £72 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Lunch and transport.

What to take:

Cover up in temples, pagodas and religious sites.

Other information:

Departs daily

My Son Half Day Tour

Depart from Hoi An and journey southwest to My Son Sanctuary, the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom. This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site has dozens of red brick towers and temples, dating from between the 7th and 13th Centuries and dotted in a lush green valley. You'll then return to Hoi An.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £47 per person
Other information:

Departs daily

Petra

See one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, a majestic city with a famous façade cut from the desert sandstone. The feeling of adventure starts when you walk through the mysterious entrance, Al Siq. The chasm’s jagged rock weaves around you as you approach the opening that reveals The Treasury, Petra – and arguably, Jordan’s – most famous attraction. Few people know how much more there is to see at Petra’s beyond its star attraction; having a guide on hand to share the history behind these relics and answer any questions you have is definitely the best way to experience this immense UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll cover sights including the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs, The Court, the Temple of Qasr-Bint and the Byzantine Church, before heading back to your hotel in Aqaba.

Duration:

Full day

Sepilok Orangutan Tour Sandakan

On this full day tour you will witness the endearing inhabitants of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. You'll begin the day with a short flight northwards to Sandakan and arrive at the centre in time for the 10am morning feeding and watch as they make their way through the trees. The animals you may see are all at various stages of their rehabilitation into the wild and they can come and go as they please. Following your visit to the centre join a walk beneath the thick canopy of a tropical lowland dipterocarp forest before visiting the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. After lunch, head to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey sanctuary to learn a little more about another of Borneo's iconic wildlife species.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Group price per person from Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa: from £444.\ Group price per person from Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa: from £444.
Included/Excluded:

Includes: lunch in Sandakan, return airport transfers, return flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, entrance fees

Shanghai City Tour (Private)

Enjoy a full day tour of Shanghai beginning at the modern Jade Buddha Temple, before continuing to the Old Town of Shanghai, where tiny traditional buildings stand firm against the sweeping tide of progress. Experience an oasis of peace at the ancient Yu Yuan Garden before exploring the Shanghai Museum, a treasure trove of ancient art and culture. Finally visit the ornate Bund, Shanghai's historic waterfront promenade.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 9am
End time: 5pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Lunch and transport.

Max. group size: 2
Transport details:

Car

Other information:

Departs daily.
No voucher required.
Guests must reconfirm two days before departure. Your local guide will make an appointment time on your arrival.
Minimum stay one day.
Conducted in English.

Swayambhunath Stupa and city tour

One of the most iconic monuments in the Nepalese capital is the striking Swayambhunath temple. Built over 2500 years ago, the temple, which sits on a hilltop just under two miles from the city centre, is one of the oldest and most important religious sites in the country. During the tour you’ll head up to Swayambhunath, from which you can enjoy far-reaching views over the city, before returning to the to the city centre to take it some of its key sites.

Duration:

Half day

Temples of Angkor (2 day)

Siem Reap is gateway to the magnificent UNESECO-listed Temples of Angkor. During this incredible two-day experience you'll experience the majesty and spectacular scale of these icinonic archaeological treasures.

Begin your temple exploration at the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you'll see the famous Bayon temple with its enormous stone faces, Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. One of the highlights of today is exploration of Angkor Wat, a stunning temple complex surrounded by a moat which provides a spectacular setting for photographs, especially at sunset.                  

On the second day you'll visit the ruined temple-monastery of Ta Phrom which is overgrown with trees and is a spellbinding sight to behold - branches and roots have wrapped themselves around the temple which looks as though it has been swallowed by the jungle. You'll also visit the sandstone temple of Takeo, Thommanon, Chausay Tevoda temple, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som and the imposing ruins of Eastern Mebon – a 10th-Century temple crowned by five towers.

Duration:

2 days

Price: Private price from £171 per person
Start time: 8am
End time: 6pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport, guide, 2 lunches and entry to sites

Transport details:

Car, van or coach

What to take:

Visitors to Angkor Wat are advised to dress respectfully with knees and shoulders covered.

Other information:

Departs daily

Terracotta Warriors & Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Discover Xi’an on this private full day tour. Your first stop is the world famous Terracotta Warriors – 8,000 life-sized soldiers standing in battle formation. Each unique warrior was crafted and painted by hand and peasant farmers unearthed the collection in 1974. After lunch, visit the 200ft high Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 8.30am
End time: 6pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Lunch and transport.

Max. group size: 2
Transport details:

Car

Other information:

Departs daily.
Distance approx. 60 miles round trip.
No voucher required.
Guests must reconfirm two days before departure. Your local guide will make an appointment time on your arrival.
Minimum stay one day.
Conducted in English.

The Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng

Cambodia’s youthful energy and modern dynamism conceals scars of a recent past troubled by events of unimaginable suffering. On this moving journey, travel to some of the most notorious landmarks associated with the Khmer Rouge and the brutal civil war that ravaged the nation. From the ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek to the infamous prison of Tuol Sleng, learn of a harrowing past and come to appreciate the remarkable transformation Cambodia has since undertaken.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private price from £51 per person
Start time: 8am/2pm
End time: 12pm/6pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Transport, guide and entry to sites. Excludes: Food and drink.

Transport details:

Car, van or coach

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Umm Qais, Jerash & Ajloun

Travel to northernmost Jordan to Umm Qais, or Umm Qays, formerly Gadara. Gadara was part of the Decapolis, an alliance of ten ancient cities, where Greek remains are still scattered to the backdrop of sweeping views that stretch as far as the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Jerash, another Decapolis city, is one of the best preserved examples of Graeco-Roman architecture outside of Rome, like the imposing Temple of Zeus. In the highlands, Ajloun (Ajlun) is known for its impenetrable castle which held off multiple Crusader attacks.

Duration:

Full day