We dare you… to adventure in Asia
We dare you to …
Explore ancient wonders, from China’s Great Wall to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.
Enjoy modern, bustling cities, from the ultra modern Singapore to the culture and shopping in Hong Kong.
See nature at its best, from Borneo’s orang-utans to Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.
Seek spiritual enlightenment, from yoga retreats in Bali to Hindu festivals in India.
Get a nightlife, at Fuji Rock festival in Japan or the full moon parties of Thailand.
Play extreme, from spectacular diving off Burma to snowboarding in South Korea.
Let your taste buds run wild, from Taiwan’s beef noodle soup to spit-roasted pigs in the Philippines.
Asia is a place where you can experience all of these great things and more on your next holiday adventure.
We dare you to …
Trek to Everest Base Camp
Trekking Mount Everest is one of the world’s great adventures. Everest Base Camp South is a massive 5,364 metres above sea level and along the way your endurance will be rewarded by spectacular views like at famous Kala Patar (black rock) and well-earned breaks like in the breathtakingly beautiful town and gateway to Everest, Namche Bazaar.
Tour deal: Geckos Adventures’16-day Footsteps of Hillary starting from Kathmandu.
Go wild in Sabah
Located in Borneo, Malaysia’s Sabah is nature’s way of being splendid (not including those palm oil plantations). Hike your way through amazing flora and fauna to reach Mt Kinabalu’s summit. Go jungle boating to see wild monkeys along the Kinabatangan River. Watch giant green turtles laying their eggs under the moonlight on Turtle Island. And have your heart melt at an orang-utan rehabilitation centre!
Tour deal: Intrepid’s 12-day Sabah Adventure departing Kota Kinabalu.
Run Amok in Cambodia
Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Presidential Palace and war museums, down some mojitos in Phnom Penh’s Foreign Correspondents Club, experience Khmer life on homestays in Kirirom National Park and unwind on tropical safari in Sihanoukville. Then pay your respects at Tuol Sleng Prison before making your way to Siem Reap to explore ancient temples including Angkor Wat. Don’t forget to try Amok, the national dish!
Tour deal: Geckos Adventures’ 12-day Run Amok in Cambodia starting in Ho Chi Minh City.
Be a fan of Japan
Say konichiwa to the modern techno hub of Tokyo. Try the bullet train. Explore the countryside and sacred shrines and temples like the one-and-only Nikko. Visit Kyoto’s famous Geisha district plus the former imperial capital’s lush 2000-plus temples, shrines and gardens. Eat a lot of sushi. Try karaoke. Go snowboarding. Unwind with a soak at a Japanese bath.
Tour deal: Geckos Adventures’9-day Japan for the Fans starting in Tokyo.
Get caught up in India
Get caught up in the chaos of New Delhi’s historical sites, museums and markets. Enjoy the journey on a train trip to the marvel that is the Taj Mahal. Get to know locals at village stays in rural areas. Hike your way to amazing shopping in the Pink City of Rajasthan. Ride a camel through the desert and camp under the stars. And along the way, try as much of the delicious Indian food as you can.
Tour deal: Intrepid’s 15-day classic Rajasthan starting in New Delhi.
Got the time? Go large and see the Southeast Asian highlights on a 30-day Intrepid tour of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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