Articles: Asia and the Orient
Articles about Asia & the Orient
Explore articles about Asia and the Orient. Immerse yourself in the region’s rich history and culture.
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ChinaView 15 articles
IndiaView 18 articles
JapanView 17 articles
KazakhstanView 4 articles
KyrgyzstanView 4 articles
MongoliaView 5 articles
Myanmar (Burma)View 4 articles
North KoreaView 0 articles
PakistanView 4 articles
Sri LankaView 1 articles
TaiwanView 1 articles
TajikistanView 5 articles
TurkmenistanView 3 articles
UzbekistanView 12 articles
16 daysOct, Mar
Tour of Pakistan
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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival small group tours
A small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers to Harbin, located in the north-east of China, is now home to one of the four biggest ice and snow festivals in the world. Harbin is one of China’s most popular winter destinations. The Harbin Ice and Snow festival began in 1963, each year the city has sought to create a festival that exceeds the artistic creativity of the previous festival. Harbin is called “Ice City,” and the winters are bitterly cold, but the conditions are just right for the ice festival.
From A$4,750 AUDView Tour
16 daysMay, Aug
Mongolia Dinosaur Dig Tour | Small group tour in the Gobi Desert
The first dinosaur nest of eggs was discovered in Mongolia during 1928.Following an introduction to Mongolian history, culture and desert landscapes, participants will Experience eight days on a paleontological dig. Small group tour for couples and solo mature travellers interested in Mongolia and Dinosaurs.
From A$14,250 AUDView Tour
14 daysNov, Apr
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$8,995 AUDView Tour
22 daysSep, Jun
Exploring Kazakhstan | Small Group Tour
Visit the largest landlocked country in the world, Kazakhstan. Once part of the Mongol and Russian Empires, Kazakhstan is where man first tamed wild horses on the vast Kazakh Steppe, the dry grassland that dominates its landscape and connects it with Europe and the rest of Asia. A escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers.
23 daysSep, Apr, Mar
Tour of Pakistan including Skardu Valley
This 22-day tour begins much like our 16-day tour of Pakistan, travelling from Karachi to Islamabad with a six-day extension that allows us to further explore the northern parts of the country.
From A$10,995 AUDView Tour
Journey through Mongolia and Russia small group tour
Visiting Mongolia, Russia
This escorted small group tour traverses this expanse, from Ulaanbaatar to St Petersburg; from the Mongolian Steppes to Siberian taiga and tundra; over the Ural Mountains that divide Asia and Europe to the waterways of Golden Ring. Our program for couples and solo travellers uses two of the great rail journeys of the world; the Trans Mongolian Express and the Trans Siberian Express.
From A$17,850 AUDView Tour
27 daysMay, 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$14,350 AUDView Tour
6 daysJun, Sep
Tajikistan Tour | Central Asian Small Group Tour
We explore the country’s astonishing scenery and monuments. Tajikistan is the smallest of the 5 ‘Stans and is also the most mountainous. On our small group tour for couples and solo travelers we encounter many ranges and mountain chains where we reach well over 3,000 metres above sea level while crossing passes.
From A$3,950 AUDView Tour
Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour
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 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival program includes Taipei and its Sky Lantern Festival and its impressive Taipei 101 Tower.
From A$5,995 AUDView Tour
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$6,750 AUDView Tour
Asian Empires throughout History: The Definitive Guide
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Discovering India as a Mature or Senior traveller
Discovering India as a Mature or Senior traveller India is a land of immense diversity and extremes – geographical, economic and spiritual. Its geography encompasses the glacial heights of the Himalaya in the north, the…
Books to read about the Silk Road | Guide for Senior Travellers
Best books to read about the Silk Road – a list for senior travellers The linking of Asia to Europe via Eurasia for conquest and trade since at least 120BC is a unique part of…
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.
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…
Around the World in Six Coffees: Italy, France, Japan, China, Morocco & Argentina
Around the World in Six Coffees: Italy, France, Japan, China, Morocco & Argentina Order a cappuccino in Italy after 11am and expect to receive strange looks. In Argentina, don’t be surprised when your coffee order…
Walking tours for active travellers – tips for seniors
For the active mature and senior traveller be they a couple or solo traveller this article outlines preparation for walking tours even for the over 80's. It may on the Wainwright, the lake district or a pilgrims walk across Europe or St James Way, the Camino. This artices give advice on getting fit, shoes and socks including for particular advice for women on this topic.