Discover Asia and the Orient | Small Group Tours Asia

As a continent, Asia is a must-see destination with the promise of adventure and discovery at every corner. From paradisaical island beaches and lush rainforests to rugged ranges of snow-capped mountains and vast desert sand dunes, Asia is home to every type of landscape you can imagine. For the passionate traveller, this means that you can come back to the continent again and again and have a completely new and exciting experience. With so many diverse countries, cultures and histories to take in, alongside breathtaking natural wonders and rich regional cuisine, this is a travel destination you will never want to stop exploring.

Odyssey offers a variety of small group tours exploring Asia and the Orient, all with the opportunity to see some of Asia’s most important sites as well as some hidden gems. Visit China, the world’s most populated country, and learn about the stunning tapestry of local cultures that binds these people together as well as a history that dates back to prehistoric times. Travel to the magnificent landscapes of Mongolia and discover its nomadic culture and meet traditional herders. You can trek through Bhutan and Nepal in the majestic Himalayas and traverse your way through the ancient Silk Road. Take the road less travelled and discover the ‘Stans’ – UzbekistanKazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Visit Japan and marvel at its bustling cities and striking rural villages. In the southeast, you can explore Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as well as the newly emerged Myanmar. In the subcontinent, India, there is a no shortage of vibrant places to visit and heritage sites to explore, or head down to Sri Lanka and relax on its endless beaches. Along the way you can indulge in exquisitely flavourful food, from rich, creamy curries, to steaming bowls of noodles, baskets of juicy dumplings or rice paper rolls stuffed with fresh herbs. There is something for everyone on this continent and you are guaranteed to have the trip of a lifetime, no matter where you decide to go first.

Our small group tours are especially for mature aged travellers and typically take no more than 16 people.  Most tours run for around 21 days and all are fully escorted by both a local guide and Odyssey Program Leader.

Tours

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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.

22 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate

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 tour we encounter many ranges and mountain chains where we reach well over 3,000 metres above sea level while crossing passes.

7 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate

This program 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 uses two of the great rail journeys of the world; the Trans Mongolian Express and the Trans Siberian Express.

30 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate to Challenging

Mongolia is a relatively unexplored country for travellers but it has many diverse landscapes to explore, and interesting cultures to become acquainted with all existing in a country with few cities and towns but with extensive rural lands that remain the precinct of nomadic herders.

22 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate to Challenging

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.

23 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate

This program includes many of Taiwan’s natural wonders; from Taroko Gorge, one of the seven wonders of Asia, to Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan’s largest lake; Kenting National Park, with its 60 kilometres of coral-rimmed shoreline to the East Coast National Scenic Area, stretching 170 kilometres.

13 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
contemporary Japan places of interest

This small group tour organised by Odyssey Traveller, Contemporary Japan, will take you through modern life in this East Asian jewel. This contemporary tour 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.

21 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate

An out-of-this-world trip to the Indian countryside.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

This 16-day tour explores the long history and colourful culture of Pakistan, and begins in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, and ends in its vibrant capital, Islamabad.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate

An out-of-this-world trip to the Indian countryside.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

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