11 reasons to tour Asia with Topdeck
Asia is such a fun, diverse continent to explore, but when you don’t have a lot of time, and you’re worried about the language barrier, or just not fitting everything in, consider hopping aboard a tour with the experts.
Topdeck has recently expanded its global touring options to include Asia and they’ll lined up some cracking tours for 2016 that will guarantee you that awe-inspiring Asian experience you’ve been searching for.
1. Asian Fusion
If you’ve got a bit of time, this tour leaves no stone unturned. With 27 days out on the open road, you’ll explore some of the most spectacular places in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Experience blessing for Buddhist monks, chatting to locals in cafes, kayaking or rock-climbing in picturesque mountainous landscapes, visiting floating markets and much more. The Asian Fusion tour starts in Bangkok and ends in Hanoi. (Was $5750* now $4313* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
Starting in Bangkok, this 14-day trip takes you through some of the top spots in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, ending up Phnom Penh. You’ll visit the Royal Palace and picturesque temples, eat street food, partake in Buddhist ceremonies, see the Golden Triangle, and pick up some bargains at local markets. This tour runs during April, May and June. (Was $3125* now $2344* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
This 14-day tour starts out in Bangkok, then takes you south through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Highlights include sightseeing in Bangkok; chilling out in gorgeous Krabi; sampling delights in Penang – Malyasia’s gourmet capital; visiting the Batu Caves at Kuala Lumpur; and Singapore’s much-loved Chinatown. This trip runs from April to Jun 2016 and all accommodation and transport is included. (Was $2895* now $2172* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
If Vietnam is calling you, this 13-day tour won’t disappoint. Departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll see all the classic Vietnamese sights including floating markets and street food vendors, and you’ll even get to do a tour of the Ku Chi tunnels used by soldiers through the Vietnam War. You’ll also visit Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay. Accommodation and transport is included, as well as most food. (Was $2620* now $1965* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
For a quick fix of some of Vietnam’s best, hop onboard the Sapa Encounter 4-day tour from Hanoi. You’ll visit Sapa, right up on the border with China, where you’ll see abundant rice paddies, and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Black H’mong people. The scenery is spectacular, and this is a totally unique experience that will inspire lasting memories of your time here in Vietnam. (Was $585* now $439* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
Think Bali’s been done to death? You’re wrong! Here’s a Bali trip of a different kind, and you’re going to love it! If you’ve got 7 days to spare, hop onboard the Bali Island Hopper tour from Seminyak and experience more of Bali. Firstly you’ll hop across to Nusa Lembongan by boat, where you can laze on the white sand picturesque beaches, before heading on to the stunning Gili Trawangan island paradise. Here you can do yoga, surfing, horse riding, or just a lot of lounging around taking the views. Next it’s on to Ubud for a traditional dance show and visiting the rice paddies, before heading back to Seminyak to complete your amazing tour. (Was $950* now $713* in the We Heart Travel Sale. Book before 31 Dec)
If a short tropical getaway sounds good to you, the Ko-Conut tour rally ticks the boxes. Departing from gorgeous Phuket, you’ll cruise around and hang out in some of the best spots in Thailand, including pretty Krabi, film location for The Beach. You can visit Koh Phi Phi on a day tour from here too, before heading to Koh Lanta. This trip includes lots of delicious seafood by the beach, fun nightlife, exploration and swimming in the tropical oceans. (Was $1365* now $1161* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
Another tropical fix, Samui Sunsets is a 9-day jaunt around Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. You’ll get to visit some of Thailand’s most spectacular island paradise destinations, including a tour of the Angthong Island marine park (with diving and snorkelling). There will also be lots of sun tanning, maybe a full moon party if you’re there at the right time; cooling down in tropical waterfalls, and lots of delicious food choices. The trip includes accommodation, ferries and breakfasts. (Was $1110* now $833* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
Bangkok is a hustly-bustly kind of place, but there is so much to see and experience there. Hop onboard the 4-day Bangkok Stopover tour and make the most of it. You’ll visit the Grand Palace, temples, museums, Jim Thompson’s house, and even head to the historical city of Kanchanaburi. (Was $985* now $739* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
10. Japan Highlights
Discover the seductive Japanese culture and landscape the easy way, on this 12-day tour of Tokyo, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Koyashan, and Osaka. Along the way you’ll stay in a ryokan, take a Sake brewery tour, take part in a Buddhist prayer ceremony, watch Sumo wrestling, get a selfie with a Harajuku girl and much, much more. The Japan Highlights Tour runs from April to June 2016. (Was $4815* now $3612* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
11. Japan Ski
If you want to experience Japanese culture but hit the slopes at the same time, this tour is the one for you. You’ll head off on a bullet train from Tokyo to the slopes of Hakuba to meet the local crew who’ll give you the run-down of the slopes and the other fun stuff! You’ll get 5 full days living it up on the slopes of Hakuba, dining on delicious Japanese food, and enjoying the fun apres ski scene. This tour runs from December 2016 to March 2017, so start planning your epic trip now! (Was $2045* now $1739* in the We Heart Travel Sale Book before 31 Dec)
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