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’ – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, 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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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.
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.
Explore historic and present day Japan. Journey by rail to regions and great cities to learn about their historical significance.
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.
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.
Tajikistan is the smallest of the 5 ‘Stans and is also the most mountainous.
Featuring the Trans Mongolian and Trans Siberian Railways and a Moscow – St Petersburg Cruise as well as the Mongolia’s Naadam Festival
Featuring Xi’an, Samarkand, the Great Wall, the Cave Tombs, and the Gobi Desert.
Featuring many walks to experience culture, wildlife, and landscapes.
Featuring Sun Moon Lake, Taroko Gorge, and a Wulai aboriginal village.
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.
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.
An out-of-this-world trip to the Indian countryside.
This tour takes us deep into the region of Annapurna, well away from roads and civilisation.
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.
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.
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.