Everyone should travel in Asia and the Orient at least once in their lifetime. It’s a continent packed with diverse cultures, fascinating history and welcoming people. Not to mention many of the world’s must see destinations!

Discover Asia and the Orient

Odyssey offers a variety of small group tours exploring Asia and the Orient. Experience the tea culture of China, or attend the Harbin ice and snow festival.  Explore the magnificent landscapes of Mongolia, or trek through Bhutan and Nepal in the majestic Himalayas.  Travel the ancient Silk Road or  journey from Mongolia to Russia.  Discover the ‘Stans’ – UzbekistanKazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.  

Visit Japan, Taiwan, or even secretive North Korea in east Asia.  In southeast Asia, explore newly emerged Myanmar or Vietnam. See unforgettable India and neighbouring Sri Lanka.

Our small group tours are especially for mature 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.

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Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour

Visiting Taipei the national treasures of the Palace Museum is merely the first leg in a trip that will take us to all corners of the island.

11 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

Sri Lanka Small Group cultural and history Tour

Smaller than Tasmania, Sri Lanka is an incredibly diverse country. In the north you will stand in awe at its 2,500 year old abandoned cities lost for centuries in the jungle.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Specialist Escorted Small Group cultural Tours exploring Japan
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Specialist Escorted Small Group cultural Tours exploring Japan

During this tour we will encounter history from ancient periods, religions such as Buddhism and Shintoism, Japanese philosophy through visits to world renowned temples and shrines, and old towns full of ancient legends.

12 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate

Japan History by Rail small group tour for mature travellers

Explore historic and present day Japan. Journey by rail to regions and great cities to learn about their historical significance.

10 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate

Gobi Desert- Mongolia Dinosaur dig small groups paleontological tour

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.

16 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Tour Uzbekistan Registran in Samarkand
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Tour Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

Central Asian and the ‘Stans. This Odyssey is designed for the adventurous traveler: a traveler who is prepared for a range of accommodation styles, for walking excursions, and for some long travel days in 4 Central Asian countries.

27 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Tajikstan small group Central Asian cultural tour
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Tajikstan small group Central Asian cultural tour for mature travelers

Tajikistan is the smallest of the 5 ‘Stans and is also the most mountainous.

7 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Mongolia and Russia small group tours
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Journey Through Mongolia and Russia small group tours for retirees

Featuring the Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian Railways and a Moscow – St Petersburg Cruise as well as the Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

30 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Silk Road specialist small group history tours for mature travellers
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Silk Road specialist small group history tours for mature travellers

Featuring Xi’an, Samarkand, the Great Wall, the Cave Tombs, and the Gobi Desert.

29 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Mongolia cultural history, small group tour for mature travellers
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Mongolia cultural history, small group tour for mature travellers

Featuring many walks to experience culture, wildlife, and landscapes.

22 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 4 - Challenging

Taiwan Small Groups; Taipei culture and history escorted group tours

Featuring Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, and a Wulai aboriginal village.

13 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

China Tea Culture small group tour - Oct 2018

04/Oct/2018 to 17/Oct/2018

Tea has been a fundamental part of Chinese culture for thousands of years.

14 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
China Dinosaurs
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China Dinosaurs small group escorted paleontology tours

Explore Zigong Dinosaur Museum, one of the richest dinosaur fossil burial sites in China and one of the top 3 dinosaurs museums in the world.

12 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

Bhutan points of interest small group cultural festival tours

A fully-escorted 16-day tour of Bhutan, the extraordinary Himalayan Buddhist kingdom where ancient traditions mingle with modern facilities in a culture where Gross National Happiness rather than Gross National Product is the priority.

17 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
21 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
North East India small group
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North East India small group escorted cultural tours for seniors

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

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Trekking in Nepal small group
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Trekking in Nepal small group escorted tours to places of interest

This tour takes us deep into the region of Annapurna, well away from roads and civilisation.

11 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 5 - Advanced

Walking Japan small group tour

This is a 13 day walking tour of the Tohoku northeast region of Japan, following in the footsteps of the 17th century Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho. It begins in Tokyo and ends in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

14 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 4 - Challenging

Small group escorted tours discovering Myanmar places of interest

Visitors to Myanmar find a country that is fascinating, full of old world charm, culture, beautiful scenic destinations, and some of the warmest and most welcoming people found anywhere in the world.

14 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
India tour

Small group tours India - Short Tour

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, royal cities, colourful people, and rich culture.

11 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate