Destination: Asia

Discover Asia | Small Group Tours Asia

Odyssey presents a diverse array of small group tours delving into Asia and the Orient, each offering the chance to explore some of Asia’s pivotal landmarks alongside uncovering hidden treasures. Embark on a journey to China, the world’s most populous nation, and delve into the intricate tapestry of local cultures that unify its people, entwined with a rich history dating back to ancient times. Venture to the awe-inspiring terrains of Mongolia to immerse yourself in its nomadic culture and engage with traditional herders.

Tailored for mature travelers, couples, and individuals, our small group tours cater to groups no larger than 16 individuals. Typically spanning 21 days, these tours are expertly guided by a combination of a local guide and an Odyssey Program Leader for a truly enriching experience.

Asia, as a continent, beckons as a captivating destination brimming with the allure of exploration and revelation at every turn. Boasting paradisiacal island beaches, verdant rainforests, majestic snow-capped mountain ranges, and expansive desert landscapes, Asia offers a diverse tapestry of terrains waiting to be discovered. For the avid traveller, the continent presents an endless array of captivating experiences, ensuring that each return visit unveils a fresh and enthralling adventure. With its multitude of countries, cultures, histories, awe-inspiring natural marvels, and a profusion of regional cuisines, Asia stands out as a travel destination that invites perpetual exploration.

Embark on treks through the Himalayan wonders of Bhutan and Nepal or retrace the ancient paths of the Silk Road. Venture off the beaten path to uncover the enchanting ‘Stans’ – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan. Immerse yourself in the vibrant urban hubs and picturesque rural landscapes of Japan . Explore the enchanting Southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and the newly emerged Myanmar. In the subcontinent, India, offers a vibrant tapestry of destinations and heritage sites, while Sri Lanka beckons with its idyllic beaches. Indulge your senses in a culinary journey through a myriad of tantalizing flavours, from decadent creamy curries to steaming noodle bowls, succulent dumplings, and fresh herb-laden rice paper rolls. Asia caters to every taste and preference, ensuring a journey of a lifetime, no matter where your explorations begin.


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