The cultured traveller is well at home here discovering age-old secrets, remarkable landscapes and fascinating experiences. Here are our top 5 itineraries for those ready for a cultural adventure throughout the Orient.
Surprise and delight of unspoilt Myanmar
For travellers seeking an in-depth experience in Myanmar. Cruise on board Sanctuary Ananda, a luxurious vessel custom built for the country’s rivers and tributaries. During the cruise there are special cultural inclusions such as performances of traditional music and dance, an ethnic dinner, lectures, cooking demonstrations, yoga, meditation and cigar making lessons. The journey also takes in charming Inle Lake and Yangon.
Myanmar in Style | 11 days from $7,075
Charming and mesmerisingly beautiful Vietnam
One of Southeast Asia’s hottest destinations, Vietnam has it in spades and this journey includes all the highlights from north to south. The country boasts a long coastline, bustling cities, beaches, mountains, an iconic river, temples and lush countryside as well as several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hotels are world class and a junk trip on Halong Bay is not to be missed.
Highlights of Vietnam | 12 days from $7,300
Japan the country of contrasts
Get off the beaten path with this short side trip which showcases two of Japan’s most fascinating and little known towns. Kanazawa on the north coast of Honshu Island is fast emerging as the country’s new art and culture capital. It also boasts beautifully preserved samurai and geisha districts, attractive temples, a wealth of museums and a wonderful market. Inland, in the northern alps, the well preserved old town of Takayama with its narrow lanes, quaint wooden houses, galleries and craft shops is a step back in time.
Japan Ancient & Modern | 10 days from $13,565
Follow the ancient Silk Road
The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the backdrop for this extraordinary adventure with a local host to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This is one of the world’s most remote and untouched areas and during the Middle Ages was the epicentre of a powerful empire. On this journey you’ll explore Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, two countries steeped in antiquity with a lasting legacy from the warriors and emperors who made their mark. Visit some of the oldest cities in the world such as the legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Each one boasts a glorious architectural legacy that is simply dazzling.
Ancient Trade Routes of the Silk Road – An A&K Hosted Journey | 15 days from $10,995
A country of diverse beauty, culture and tradition… China
On this perfect introduction to China you’ll discover a vast country filled with diverse beauty, culture and tradition with iconic attractions aplenty. From the magnificent Great Wall of China, the iconic Three Gorges of the Yangzi River, the ancient Terracotta Warriors to the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China offers a kaleidoscope of stunning scenery, ancient religions and one of the world’s oldest and continuous civilisations.
Highlights of China | 12 days from $8,715
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