Articles: Asia and the Orient

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Transmongolian Transiberian

65 days

Mar, Jul, Feb

Singapore to Lisbon by train

Visiting China

A small group railway journey from Singapore to Lisbon. The longest in the world for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore over some 56 days, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, France, Spain and Portugal. Limited to 10 travelers on this escorted program.

From A$41,145 AUD

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Mizdakhan Cemetery, Nukus, Uzbekistan

27 days

May, Aug

The Stans Small Group Tour: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan

Visiting Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

This Odyssey is designed for the adventurous traveller, a couple or solo traveller on a small group tour who is prepared for a range of accommodation styles, for walking excursions and some long travel days in 3 Central Asian countries. The program combines experiences with great scenery, ancient and modern histories, family visits and lifestyles that differ dramatically.

From A$16,750 AUD

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Taktshang Goemba, Tiger nest monastery, Bhutan

14 days

Apr, Nov

Tour of Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Bhutan

Visiting Bhutan, India

Join Odyssey Traveller on this small group tour in the Indian subcontinent, taking us from the verdant tea gardens of Darjeeling nestled in the Himalayan mountain range, to the hilltop monasteries of the former independent kingdom of Sikkim, and finally to the pristine and beautifully isolated mountain landscape of Bhutan.

From A$12,325 AUD

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Silk Road specialist small group history tours for mature travellers

31 days

May, Aug

Travel on the Silk Road of Central Asia | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

The Silk Road is an ancient trade route linking China and Imperial Rome through Central Asia. Few areas in the world remain as unexplored or offer such richness in terms of ancient and modern history, culture, and scenic diversity as Central Asia. Our Small group Silk road tours itinerary explores the Road through remote deserts and mountainous environments as we visit key sites between Almaty and through to Samarkand over 31 days.

From A$20,995 AUD

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Lanterns in Taiwan

11 days

Feb

Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour

Visiting Taiwan

A small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers to Taiwan. Held annually on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival is one of the most fascinating festivities around the globe. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is part of this spectacular Festival. Our Taiwan Lantern Festival program includes Taipei and its Sky Lantern Festival and its impressive Taipei 101 Tower.

From A$9,150 AUD

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Walking Japan small group tour

14 days

Oct, May

Walking Japan | Small Group Tour

Visiting Japan

Escorted small group tour, Walking Japan, for mature and senior couples and solo travellers, a walking program traces the journey of 17th century Japanese poet and haiku master, Matsuo Basho. We walk in his footsteps on this 13-day journey around the northeast Tohoku region of Japan.

From A$12,715 AUD

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The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

15 days

Mar

Sri Lanka | Culture and History Small Group Tour

Visiting Sri Lanka

A small group tour of Sri Lanka for mature couples and solo travellers is a great introduction to the trading history of the world and "Spice" The centre of the island offers rolling hills, year round cool climate and former British colonial hill stations complete with Tudor hotels, rose gardens and the oldest golf course in Asia. Scattered around the country are National Parks filled with game. The world’s first game reserves were founded in Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago.

From A$8,250 AUD

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India tour

23 days

Nov, Mar

Cultural and History Tour of India | Small Group Tour

Visiting India

Small group tour for mature and senior couples and solo travellers to India. Visiting Delhi and the red fort, Jaipur, Agra and so much more over 22 days explore the world of the Mughal.

From A$12,300 AUD

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contemporary Japan places of interest

21 days

Oct

Contemporary Japan | Small Group Tour

Visiting Japan

This small group tour organised by Odyssey Traveller, Contemporary Japan, will take you through modern life in this East Asian jewel. This contemporary tour for couples and solo travellers is an expedition through Japan’s major urban areas, beginning and ending in Japan’s tantalising capital, Tokyo. For the first 12 days we get our fill of Tokyo fashion, technology, culture, and sights.

From A$19,625 AUD

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North East India small group

15 days

Oct

North East India small group escorted cultural tour

Visiting India

A unique small group cultural tour visiting the North East region of India, this tour was created for seniors travelling as couples and solo travellers. As we journey through the magnificent landscape and culture we stop to explore Darjeeling, which shares history with Bengal, Sikkim, and Nepal, as well as Tiger Hill, where we witness the changing colours of the sunrise in the Himalayan Range.

From A$9,750 AUD

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Myanmar places of interest

15 days

Oct, Mar

Discovering Myanmar | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Myanmar (Burma)

Visitors to Myanmar will find a fascinating country full of old-world charm and rich culture. A beautiful scenic destination, we visit Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan on this small group tour for senior and mature travellers on a small group tour for couple and solo travellers.

From A$10,995 AUD

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India tour

11 days

Nov, Mar, Oct

India Short Tour | Small group tour for seniors

Visiting India

A short small group tour for Mature and seniors couples and solo travellers of India and its icons. Bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by an endless stretch of golden beaches. India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites, such as the Taj or red fort royal cities, such Dehli, Jaipur , Agra and Madras colourful people, and rich culture.

From A$9,250 AUD

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Terracotta Warrior

Terracotta Warriors: History and Latest Discoveries

Travellers flock to Xi’an to walk around Emperor’s Qin’s tomb complex, one of the most famous archaeological finds in the world, the Terracotta Warriors

13 Nov 19 · 9 mins read
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World Heritage sites

Touring World Heritage Sites in Europe, Asia, and Beyond

Touring World Heritage Sites in Europe, Asia, and Beyond You’ll often discover, when travelling, that some of the most spectacular and amazing sites you visit are listed on the World Heritage Site. But what exactly…

7 Nov 19 · 7 mins read
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Forest Bathing in Japan

Forest Bathing in Japan

Forest Bathing in Japan Much has changed since we last wrote about shinrin-yoku or forest bathing in 2017 (you can read the original article after this introduction) as the movement has gained considerable momentum in…

7 Nov 19 · 6 mins read
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Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia

10 Unimaginable Destinations: The Definitive Guide

Experience and knowledge shows that they are plenty of places in the world still to be explored by the curious. Our collection of small group tours for seniors as well as mainstream tours to France or Italy can take the traveller as a couple or solo traveller to places of curiosity such as Panama or Iran the list is endless for the curious.

8 Oct 19 · 2 mins read
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Dinosaurs, Paleontology, & evolution: 10 best books

Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Fossils: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Fossils Knowledge of dinosaurs exploded into the mainstream through Hollywood magic, thanks to Stephen Spielberg’s animated drama adventure Land Before Time (1988, co-produced with George Lucas of Star Wars fame) and the suspenseful Jurassic Park (1993) and…

3 Aug 19 · 10 mins read
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Lankatilaka Vihara ruins in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Questions about Sri Lanka for senior travellers

Experience the history, culture and landscape of the spice island that is Sri Lanka. For seniors who like to explore this is a small group tour that captures the essence of this island away and off the the beaten track.

31 Jul 19 · 2 mins read
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mongolia horse travel

Questions about Mongolia for Senior Travellers

Explore and learn about on a seniors small group tour of Mongolia and its pastoral, cultural and historic settlement. Visit Ulaanbaatar, catch the train to Moscow, seek out dinosaurs as part of a small group.

28 Jul 19 · 2 mins read
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shwedagon paya (pagoda)

Questions about Myanmar for Senior Travellers

Explore and learn about on a seniors small group tour of Myanmar and its pastoral, cultural and historic settlement. Visit World heritage sites such a Bagan or spend time on the Irrawaddy river to Mandalay.

19 Jul 19 · 2 mins read
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Khiva Walls, old town, uzbekistan

Questions about Uzbekistan for senior travellers.

Explore and learn about on a Seniors small group tour of Uzbekistan and its pastoral, cultural and historic settlement. Visit Samanid Mausoluem, or Registan sq understand this country's role on the silk road.

6 Jul 19 · 2 mins read
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India seniors tours

History of British Rule in India (1750 to 1805): Definitive Guide for Travellers

History of British Rule in India – learning for travellers This article will provide a brief overview of the several wars that were fought in India at the end of the Mughal empire that transitioned…

12 Jun 19 · 9 mins read
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Mizdakhan Cemetery, Nukus, Uzbekistan

Explore Uzbekistan: The Definitive Guide

Exploring Uzbekistan In a 2018 article, The British newspaper The Telegraph described Uzbekistan as “the most fascinating country you’ve never been to”. Decades of isolation, particularly during Soviet rule, have pushed it down the list…

7 Jun 19 · 10 mins read
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Indian small group tours

Mughals and Marathas: The Definitive Guide

The Clash of the Mughals and the Marathas The Mughal Empire officially ruled in India from approximately 1526 until 1856. Unofficially, however, Mughal reign became obsolete much sooner than 1856. It was in the later…

25 May 19 · 8 mins read
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