That’s a new product every 2 days that EXO Travel created in 2017!
From a swathe of brand new LUXE experiences, to engagement with local communities, insider access, hands on activities and adrenaline pumping adventures – EXO Travel has created 200 new products in 2017 that are sources of inspiration for travel to Asia.
With our specialised product teams in each of EXO’s destinations they are our local experts who live and breathe our destinations. They are constantly on the ground looking for the latest trends for authentic and innovative ideas to travel Asia.
Here’s a list of our favourite travel experiences and tours from 2017. Feel free to contact our destination experts for more information on anything travel Asia.
Japan : Home Visit & Luxury Kimono
Dive into the rich traditions of Japan by discovering the world of kimonos. Assisted by the kimono expert and collector, dress up in the exquisite traditional garment and enjoy a cup of tea before exploring the collection of rare and unique kimonos.
Indonesia : East Bali Panoramic Pilgrimage
Ascend a secret trail to Lempuyang temple to enjoy stunning panoramas of Mt. Agung and Bali’s east coast and receive a blessing by a Balinese Hindu priest. Enjoy a Megibung lunch served in the style of the Royal family of Karangasem. Visit the lavish Tirta Gangga Water Palace and take a dip into its pool.
China: Gubeikou Hike
This is truly the trek of a lifetime. Hike a remote section of the Great Wall of China with an expert local guide. Wander along crumbling parts and pause to admire the rugged scenery in the distance.
Malaysia: Padas Rafting Adventure
Enjoy an action-packed day on the Padas River. Paddle white-water rafts in Grade 3-4 rapids along the crystalline river. Stop to swim and soak up the views before wrapping up the adventure with a delicious barbeque lunch on the river banks.
Thailand: Elephant Lovers & Volunteer Experience
Head into the Chiang Rai countryside to Elephant Valley Sanctuary. Learn about the resident elephants from the site’s professional conservationists and help to improve the rescued elephant’s natural habitat by planting and harvesting crops. Spend some hands-on time with the elephants including a chance to feed the gentle giants in what is sure to be a memorable encounter.
Cambodia – Bantaey Srei Homestay
Discover Cambodia’s beautiful countryside in Banteay Srei where a range of local activities can be seen. Begin with trying their noodles which is what the village is most well-known for. Make sure not to miss the village’s signature dish! Then visit a Landmine Museum which also serves as a rescue centre for landmine amputee children. Finally, take an ox cart ride through the countryside village and observe the routines of locals, backdropped by stunning views of paddy fields and sugar palm trees.
Myanmar – Cruising with Dolphins
Embark on an adventure through the Mandalay region’s unique river environment while cruising aboard the MS Hintha. Visit the town of Sithe, in the Irrawaddy River Dolphin Conservation Area, and learn about traditional fishing methods from local fishermen through an NGO, the Harrison Institute. Wrap up the journey with visits to the towns of Sheinmaga and Mingun for a look at some of Myanmar’s most iconic historical attractions.
This specially led trip is a unique opportunity to see Hoi An from the perspective of an expert in Hoi An relics and historical heritage. While receiving an in-depth tour of this UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, learn intimate details about both the area’s history and the conservation efforts being made to preserve its heritage.
Meet with Prince Nithakhong Somsanith and see his private collection of arts and items from the Old Court of the Luang Prabang royal family. Devoting his time predominantly to traditional arts and education programs, this is an all exclusive insider access to meet and ask Prince Nith all about Laos traditional arts.
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