The Orient

Mysterious and exotic, the countries of the Far East hold great allure and fascination.



The cultured traveller is well at home here discovering age-old secrets, remarkable landscapes and fascinating experiences. From China, the world’s most populous nation with its myriad ancient monuments to the charming delights of Myanmar, the culinary appeal of Vietnam to the unspoiled attractions of Laos and fast-paced Japan, there’s a well organised infrastructure here supported by elegant and sophisticated hotels. Travelling with A&K throughout the Orient, you can expect an affable uniformed face to meet you at every turn, friendly and efficient service at your chosen hotels, the most suitable rooms booked, the finest transport, worrisome extras taken care of, restaurant reservations made and someone on call 24/7.

Experience Counts

A&K specialises in luxury travel for discerning guests and for over 30 years, A&K has been delivering outstanding journeys throughout the Orient. The company has eight offices in the region including three in China & Vietnam, two in Cambodia, one in Myanmar and one in Thailand and over 75 dedicated staff. A bevy of dedicated experts is on hand to deliver expertly designed holidays with nothing left to chance.

Tour Highlights

Browse our Orient Journeys to discover curated itineraries with enviable highlights.

  • Visit Mongolia’s striking and rugged landscapes, dotted with timeworn Buddhist monasteries and crystal-clear lakes. 
  • Visit Samye Monastery the oldest of all Tibet’s monasteries

The Orient Countries

Featured The Orient Journeys

Group of 189 days, from AU$16,805
Classic Japan - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Immerse yourself in Japan’s diverse culture, as you explore Tokyo, stay at a ryokan in Hakone, savor a foodie tour in Osaka, witness sumo wrestling, and enjoy entertainment by a geiko (geisha) in Kyoto.

Group9 days, from AU$16,805
Group of 1817 days, from AU$15,280
Across China: Tibet & the Yangtze - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Experpience an intriguing journey through China, travelling from Beijing and Chengdu to Lhasa, where you visit Potala Palace, before cruising through the stunning Yangtze River, and finish in Shanghai.

Group17 days, from AU$15,280
Group of 2412 days, from AU$17,250
Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival with Palani Mohan - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

One of the last travel frontiers, Mongolia is vast, remote and hauntingly beautiful. Nomads still eke out a living on the steppe as they have for centuries passing from generation to generation age-old practices of horsemanship, herding and hunting.

Group12 days, from AU$17,250
Group of 1813 days, from AU$16,180
Southeast Asia: Timleess Rituals of Indochina - A Wellness Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Immerse in a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, delving into enduring spiritual traditions and activities that promote well-being, experiencing lush, serene landscapes and relaxing on a private island.

Group13 days, from AU$16,180

Featured Accommodation

Sanctuary Ananda

Sanctuary Ananda carries guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

​Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Is without compare. Supremely elegant, She sets the standard for luxury cruising in China.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Combining the history and culture of the celebrated Shanghai Bund with a taste for 21st century sophistication, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund offers a heritage ambiance, legendary service and timeless amenities to make your stay memorable..

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