Asia travel guide

Asia holiday highlights

On Thailand holidays, you’ll find chic designer beach hotels, sumptuous spa resorts and luxurious villas. Cambodia and Vietnam are less travelled and visitors are welcomed with open arms. Retrace history at the gigantic temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, with its grand towers shaped like lotus buds. In Laos, rice fields are hidden behind Vientiane’s tree-lined avenues, and laid-back Luang Prabang has streets filled with temples and French mansions. Further east, we can take you through Japan, visiting Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto, riding a Bullet Train. In China, see the Terracotta Army, Great Wall and Yangtze River. These are destinations that are made for touring.

Singapore is the place for shopping, with over 200 malls, and you can enjoy the famous afternoon tea or even a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel to toast your new purchases. Malaysia is fascinating, from neck craning skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur to charming orang-utans in Borneo. Or head to Indonesia and the beautiful beaches and a thriving art scene in Bali.

The Tropic of Cancer runs through India and is the accepted division between north and south. There are laid-back beaches in Goa and Kerala; tigers and the Taj Mahal; forts and palaces; bustling cities and humbling temples; tranquil backwaters and cool hill stations. Aiming higher, you can visit Nepal for Kathmandu and Tibet, or Bhutan for majestic mountains and unique local architecture.