Short Trips

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EPIC SHORT JOURNEYS

While Asia lends itself to epic journeys, it also lends itself to amazing short trips. Whether an extended stopover or a short getaway from home, we have a portfolio of short trips designed to maximise the use of time, allowing travellers to get straight to the heart of a destination.

Destinations
Style
Duration
Responsible Benefits
3 Days / 2 Nights
Borobodur

Experience at The Cicadas’ Residence

  • Experience living in an authentic homestay
  • Discover local life from the hosts
  • Cooking lesson with the host
  • Bike around Borobudur area
  • Learn traditional Javanese arts
2 Days / 1 Night
Hakone and Mt Fuji

Sunrise From Fuji’s Summit

  • Travel to Fuji 5 Lakes Area
  • Hike with English-speaking guide
  • Overnight on Mt. Fuji
  • Witness sunrise from Mt. Fuji
  • Explore Mt. Fuji’s crater
3 Days / 2 Nights
Hiroshima and West

Okayama’s Hidden Treasures

  • Explore Okayama Castle
  • Visit ancient Achi Shrine
  • Discover Kurashiki’s heritage
  • Wander through Korakuen Garden
  • Admire art at Ohara Museum
4 Days / 3 Nights

Xi’an City Break

  • Tour the Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore the Stele Forest
  • Hike sacred Mount Huashan
  • See remarkable Jingdi tomb
  • Discover Xi’an’s diversity
4 Days / 3 Nights
Buon Ma Thuot

Discover Vietnam’s Central Highlands 4 Days

  • Discover Vietnam’s ethnic groups
  • Sleep in a hilltribe village
  • See ancient customs and rituals
  • Get a glimpse of each individual elephant's personality
  • Explore highland landscapes
2 Days / 1 Night
Chiang Mai

De’Kashor Elephant Home Hilltribe Village ( Join )

  • Visit and stay overnight in a traditional Karen hilltribe village.
  • Learn secrets of elephant care from an experienced local expert.
  • Get up-close and personal with elephants while bathing them
  • Knowledge to the test while caring for
  • Bathing elephants in a beautiful natural environment.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Central Thailand

History and Culture: Loy Krathong Festival

  • Cycle Sukhothai Historical Park
  • Participate in Loy Krathong
  • Enjoy glittering scenes of lanterns
  • Visit Sri Satchanalai Historical Park
  • Explore Doi Suthep Mountain
4 Days / 3 Nights
Banteay Srei

Angkor Romantic Escape

  • Enjoy exclusive guided tours
  • Experience local culture
  • Cruise ancient waterways
  • Be blessed by Buddhist monks
  • Discover the wonders of Angkor
4 Days / 3 Nights
Cambodia

Celebrate Khmer New Year 2020

  • Celebrate the Buddhist new year
  • Partake in Khmer traditions
  • Make donations to the poor
  • Join in festive celebrations
  • Explore the Angkor temples
3 Days / 2 Nights
Mandalay

Myitkyina and Kachin State

  • Discover Kachin culture
  • Visit Myitkyina’s highlights
  • Cruise the Myit Sone confluence
  • See Kachin traditional weaving
  • Meet local blacksmiths
2Days/1Night
Borneo

Tip Of Borneo And Rungus Longhouse Stay

  • Scenic drive along the coast of Sabah
  • Learn all about the Rungus People
  • Overnight stay at traditional longhouse
  • Visit a ‘bee smokers’ village
  • Explore a local market at Tamparuli
3 Days / 2 Nights
Khao Lak

Khao Sok Lake and Safari Experience

  • Scenic boat ride along Chiew-Larn Lake
  • Cruise down ‘Little Halong Bay’
  • Explore Prakarang Coral Cave
  • Overnight at a floating resort overlooking the river
  • Meet and interact with elephants
4-Days / 3-Nights
Indonesia

Wakatobi Island Escape

  • Escape to secluded Wakatobi Island
  • Explore abundant marine life of the Coral Triangle
  • Meet the locals on a walking tour of villages
  • Watch beautiful sunrise and sunsets
  • Optional active activities on offer
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bali

Ubud and Surroundings

  • Wander emerald-green rice terraces
  • Bathe in holy spring water
  • Learn to make traditional handicrafts
  • Visit Bali’s sacred ‘Mother Temple’
  • Dine in the shadow of a massive volcano
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bali

North Bali Express

  • Relax on Lovina beach
  • Visit sacred Besakih temple
  • Explore Ubud’s monkey forest
  • Tour fruit and spice plantations
  • Behold Agung and Batur volcanos
3 Days / 2 Nights
Bali

Tour Bali by VW Convertible

  • Cruise Bali in a convertible
  • Explore the road less travelled
  • Visit a Bali Aga village
  • Discover the scenic east coast
  • Take a sunrise snorkelling trip
4 Days / 3 Nights
China

Shanxi Province’s Unesco Treasures, Datong and Pingyao

  • Be amazed by Yungang Grottoes
  • See the famed Nine-Dragon Wall
  • Get an in-depth look at Pingyao
  • Explore unusual cave dwellings
  • Learn Datong’s complex history
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bali

Nusa Penida Escape

  • Relax on pristine white sand beach, Crystal Bay
  • Discover untouched natural pools and springs
  • Immerse in the natural landscape of limestone cliffs
  • Get spiritual at hidden cave temple, Goa Giri Putri
  • Learn about efforts to revive the art of weaving traditional cloth
4 Days/3 Nights
Bali

Short Bali Roundtrip

  • Trek through Bali’s rice fields
  • Gaze upon Mount Batur
  • Visit sacred water palaces
  • Partake in daily village life
  • See traditional weavers
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bali

West Bali Nature and Buffaloes

  • Watch traditional buffalo races
  • Visit Perancak turtle sanctuary
  • Hike through a rubber plantation
  • See authentic fishing villages
  • Explore sacred Tanah Lot temple
4 Days / 3 Nights
Indonesia

West Sumba Undiscovered

  • Learn about the Merapu religion
  • See incredible megalithic tombs
  • Explore unique tribal houses
  • Help preserve an ancient culture
  • Relax on Pantia Kita’s beach
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bali

Nusa Lembongan Beach Break

  • Enjoy tropical island beaches
  • Relax on Bali’s sister island
  • Explore colourful coral reefs
  • Swim with sea turtles
  • Take a glass bottom boat trip
4 Days / 3 Nights
Gili Islands

Relaxing in The Gilis

  • Relax on Gili Trawangan
  • Explore tropical beaches
  • Travel by local horsecart
  • Snorkel amid colourful fish
  • Swim with the sea turtles
4 Days / 3 Nights
Ho Chi Minh City

Unseen Ho Chi Minh City

  • See Ho Chi Minh’s hidden gems
  • Discover traditional medicine
  • Tour the town by motorbike
  • Learn to cook Vietnamese food
  • Meet with local artisans
4 Days / 3 Nights
Indonesia

Lombok Getaway

  • Trek in Rinjani’s rain forest
  • See beautiful Gangga waterfalls
  • Visit a vibrant local market
  • Cruise around the Gili Islands
  • Snorkel with tropical fish
3 jours / 2 nuits
Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR & MALACCA

  • Visitez la place Merdeka - le noyau colonial de
  • Kuala Lumpur, où les vestiges de l'empire britannique sont particulièrement évidents.
    Faites un arrêt photo aux Petronas Twin Towers.
  • Visite d'une journée complète des sites historiques de Malacca, influencés pendant plus de 600 ans, des sultanats malais aux occupations portugaise, néerlandaise et anglaise
  • Visitez la Porta de Santiago, les dernières ruines de l'ancien fort portugais, A Famosa.
  • Profitez d'un authentique déjeuner Peranakan - une cuisine locale typique aux influences malaises et chinoises.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bako National Park

Heritage and Wildlife of Kuching

  • Discover the heritage of Kuching Town
  • Sunset cruise along Sarawak River
  • Nocturnal jungle walk at Bako National Park
  • Search for the rare Irrawaddy dolphins
  • Visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
3 Days / 2 Nights
Malaysia

Back to Nature – Ulu Muda Escape

    • Discover untouched rainforests of Ulu Muda
    • Up close & personal with wildlife
    • Explore newly discovered limestone caves & saltlicks
    • Cruise down Lake Muda
    • Earth Lodge stay in the middle of dense rainforests
3 Days / 2 Nights
Central Malaysia

Taman Negara Rainforest Explorer

  • Traditional wooden longboat ride
  • Scenic countryside and riverside views
  • Taman Negara rainforest in night & day
  • Stay in riverside lodge
  • Spot wildlife & native flora & fauna
3 days / 2 Nights
Chiang Mai

Tree Top Living Chiang Mai

  • Explore the north’s wilderness
  • Hike and bike to local villages
  • Sleep in treetop bungalows
  • Connect with nature
  • Enjoy the quiet countryside
4 Days / 3 Nights
Ayutthaya

Rail & Ride Bangkok to Chiang Mai

  • Explore Ayutthaya by bike
  • See Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
  • Meet monkeys in Lopburi
  • Bike historic Sukhothai
  • Travel to Chiang Mai by train
4 Days / 3 Nights
Ayutthaya

Isaan Food Trails

  • Taste the best Isaan food
  • Cook dinner with a local family
  • Sample Thai wine at a vineyard
  • See Isaan’s ancient monuments
  • Stay in an Isaan village
2 Days / 1 Night
Bangkok

A Royal Touch and Local Charm

  • Escape bustling Bangkok
  • Relaxing retreat at Arthit Tara Resort
  • Royal welcome and history of the resort
  • Evening walk through rice fields
  • Visit a local buffalo camp
3 Days / 2 Nights
Bangkok

Khao Yai Escape & Family Experience

  • Explore UNESCO-listed Khao Yai
  • Enjoy Thailand’s natural wonders
  • Spot wild animals in the park
  • Visit a charming floating market
  • Swim at Haew Suwat Waterfall
3 Days / 2 Nights
Northern Thailand

Pai Experience

  • Stop by Huay Nam Dang National Park
  • Sunset on impressive Pai Canyon
  • Explore Tham Lod cave system
  • Get to know the Black Lahu Tribe
  • Breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains
4 Days / 3 Nights

Harbin Ice Festival, January February

  • Enjoy the Harbin Ice Festival
  • Explore multi-cultural Harbin
  • See world-famous ice carvings
  • Meet futuristic robots at dinner
  • Learn about Harbin’s dark past
4 Days / 3 Nights
Chiang Rai

Best of Chiang Rai

  • Discover Chiang Rai’s art scene
  • Trek to Akha hilltribe villages
  • Visit the Thai-Myanmar border
  • Cook and dine with the locals
  • Explore Doi Tung mountain
3 Days / 2 Nights
Hanoi

Vertiginous and Scenic Mu Cang Chai

  • Picturesque valley of Muong Lo
  • Observe everyday village life
  • Lunch at a Black Thai ethnic village
  • Hike to remote villages
  • Interact with the friendly locals
2 Days / 1 Night
Borneo

The Tip of Borneo & Floating Corals

  • Visit the Rungus people of Borneo
  • Magnificent views of Kudat Peninsula
  • See extraordinary Floating Coral Bar
  • Snorkel pristine waters
  • Indulge in a seafood lunch
4 Days / 3 Nights
Japan

Yakushima Hike in Style

  • For most adept outdoors enthusiast
  • Brimming with adventure
  • Time for deep relaxation
  • Savor locally home made delicacies
  • Explore this UNESCO Heritage Site!
3 Days / 2 Nights
Central Japan and the Alps

Luxury Onsen and Snow Monkeys

  • Onset and snow monkeys
  • First class bullet train to Nagano
  • Discover hot springs of Shibu Onsen
  • The art of Japanese gardening
  • Enjoy the best of Japanese cuisine
3 Days / 2 Nights
Japan

Luxury Mie Extension

  • Visit sacred Ise Jingu shrine
  • Meet Japan’s ‘Ama’ pearl divers
  • See Mie’s Meoto-Iwa rocks
  • Soak in natural hot springs
  • Explore a hidden corner of Japan
3 Days / 2 Nights
Angsana

Tengchong Volcanoes & Hot Springs with Angsana

  • Trek up a volcano
  • See Black Fish River
  • Relax at Angsana Hot Spring
  • Explore the town of Heshun
  • Learn about the Silk Road
4 Days / 3 Nights

Changbaishan Volcano and Hot Springs

  • See the best of Changbaishan
  • Explore mighty Celestial Lake
  • Walk through alpine meadows
  • Indulge in a well-being session
  • Soak in natural hot springs
3 Days / 2 Nights
Cambodia

Essential Angkor

  • Watch the sun set at Angkor Wat
  • See jungle-covered ruins
  • Feast on tasty Khmer food
  • Travel by local tuk-tuk
  • Learn about ancient empires
4 Days / 3 Nights
Cambodia

Sihanoukville Beach Break

  • Escape to southern islands of Cambodia
  • Free the mind on this getaway
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Swim in azure blue waters
  • Choose to take part in activities
2 Days / 1 Night
Borneo

Beach Break at Mantanani Island

  • Escape to Mantanani Islands
  • Sunset cruise with steamboat dinner
  • Spot glittering seasonal blue plankton
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Choose from variety of sea activities
2 Days / 1 Night
Cai Be

Mekong Immersion, Sa Dec & Beyond

  • Cruise the Delta’s backwaters
  • Visit historic Sa Dec village
  • Bike to tropical fruit orchards
  • See timeless traditional crafts
  • Dine in a typical Delta home
4 Days / 3 Nights
Koh Phi Phi

Beach Break At Koh Phi Phi

  • Travel by boat to Koh Phi Phi
  • Escape to a tropical paradise
  • See Thailand’s best beaches
  • Stay at a seaside hotel
  • Swim in turquoise waters
3 Days / 2 Nights
Indonesia

Family and Village Life in Jogja

  • Experience an authentic family homestay
  • Be immersed in Java culture and customs
  • Enjoy home cooked meals with the family
  • Take part in typical daily activities
  • Explore village life by bicycle or on foot
4 Days / 3 Nights
Bangkok

Hidden Charm of Kanchanaburi

  • Visit the River Kwai’s bridge
  • Travel aboard the ‘Death Railway’
  • Discover Mon culture
  • See Sangkhlaburi’s sunken temple
  • Explore waterfalls and rivers
4 Days/3 Nights
Japan

Yakushima Outdoor Adventure

  • Get active in wild Yakushima
  • Trek scenic Mt. Kuromidake
  • Kayak along the Anbo River
  • Hike through Yakushima’s forest
  • Admire ancient cedar trees
3 Days / 2 Nights
Hiroshima and West

Shimanami Kaido Extension

  • Bullet train ride to picturesque Onomichi town
  • Stroll through narrow streets and temple walk
  • Cycle the famous Shimanami Kaido
  • Make stops to catch a glimpse of local life
  • Spectacular views of Seto Inland Sea
3 Days / 2 Nights
Central Japan and the Alps

Onsen and Monkeys

  • Relax at Japan’s famed onsens
  • Sleep at a charming Japanese inn
  • Encounter curious snow monkeys
  • Explore Obuse’s garden houses
  • Indulge in traditional cuisine
2 Days / 1Night
Japan

Mountaintop Temple Retreat

  • Be immersed in Shingon Buddhism
  • Explore UNESCO-heritage Koyasan
  • Visit historic Okuno-in cemetery
  • Be calmed by the monks’ chants
  • Take a scenic cable car ride
3 Days / 2 Nights
Japan

Mie Extension

  • Dine with Ama fishermen
  • Tour the Ama Culture Museum
  • See traditional Ama fishing
  • Stay at a Japanese ryokan inn
  • Soak in a natural onsen bath
4 Days / 3 Nights
Flores and the Komodo Islands

Honeymoon Romance With Alexa Cruise

  • Cruise the luxurious ALEXA phini
  • Witness Komodo dragons
  • Swim with manta rays
  • Lounge on Pink Beach
  • Dive over prismatic reefs
3 Days / 2 Nights
Indonesia

East Java Insight

  • Watch sunrise over Mount Bromo
  • Explore Bromo on horseback
  • Visit Trowulan’s brick temples
  • Learn about the Majapahit Empire
  • Take a scenic train journey
3 Days / 2 Nights
ChinaTown

Singapore for Families

  • Drive through old colonial Singapore
  • Visit the Merlion Park
  • Explore culture-rich Chinatown
  • Spot wildlife on a River Safari Adventure
  • Be amazed by gardens of the future
3 Days / 2 Nights
ChinaTown

Singapore at Leisure

  • Leisurely stroll along the clean and green streets
  • Discover old and new Singapore
  • Learn about the country’s British colonial past
  • Visit iconic parks of Singapore
  • See the famous Merlion statue

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