Highlights of Asia
Religion and spirituality are at the core of tours to many Asian countries. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan’s monasteries are its biggest allure. Kandy in the mountains of Sri Lanka is home to one of Buddhism’s holiest temples. Gilded pagodas and temples dominate both the cities and rural landscape of Myanmar. Cambodia’s crown jewel is the temple of Angkor Wat, which sees a million visitors each year, while in Japan, Kyoto’s biggest draw is its profusion of ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
Asian countries are blessed with soul-stirring landscapes and captivating wildlife. Snowy Himalayan vistas in Nepal and Bhutan. Lush greenery along the Mekong in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. One-horned rhinos in Nepal. Elephants, dolphins, and whales in Sri Lanka, and orangutans in Malaysia. And the list goes on.
In addition, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean host vibrant underwater worlds. In Indonesia’s Raja Ampat archipelago you’ll find the richest variety of marine life and corals in the world. Resorts in the Maldives provide privacy and pampering, amid some of the world’s most scenic tropical islands. And in Malaysia, every kind of water baby, from the novice to the seasoned diver, is catered to.