Go back to nature in Asia

A continent of fascinating contrasts, Asia’s wildlife is as vast and varied as the landscape itself. Animals here range from bold, mischievous monkeys to shy freshwater dolphins and a whole host of large mammals and rare species.

Topping the Asia wildlife bucket-list is perhaps India’s Ranthambore National Park – one of the best places in the world to discover the elusive tiger, and also home to leopards and crocodiles. Combine this with a wonderful overview of northern India on the 10 night Temple, Tiger & Taj Trail tour.

In Nepal, one of the wildlife highlights lies in Chitwan National Park, at the foot of the Himalayas. Nepal’s oldest national park, it provides habitat to both the rare Indian rhino and Bengal tiger. The Nepalese Explorer tourincludes a two-night stay in the national park as part of an exciting seven night round trip from Kathmandu.

Amongst a multitude of experiences, other wildlife viewing in Asia includes seeing the enigmatic orangutans in Borneo, visiting giant pandas in China’s Sichuan province, and spotting the Asian elephant everywhere from India to Borneo. And then there’s south-east Asia’s underwater world. Go snorkelling or diving in southern Thailand to spot turtles and leopard sharks; or venture to southern Laos for a chance to see rare Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River.

And of course, the mischievous monkeys aren’t usually far away, populating many regions from Thailand’s temples and beaches to Bali’s sacred Monkey Forest.