Asia

We are at home in the Himalayas and all of Asia. Our trips emphasize nature, outdoor activities, and cross-cultural experiences rather than shopping, big cities, or luxury resort experiences. Since our first Mount Everest Trek in 1978, Journeys has been building relationships with Asian guides and leaders to enable our travelers to enjoy their Asia trip with a confident sense of family friendship.

 

We offer group and individual guided treks, nature and culture tours, photo safaris, vehicle explorations, and in-depth adventures in Nepal, China, Bhutan, India, Ladakh, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysian Borneo, Indonesia, and other areas of Central Asia. We were the first company to establish completely private trips in Burma. We can help you find tigers, rhinos, and orangutans in the wild and in nature reserves. Circumnavigate Kailash, Annapurna, or Swaymabhunath. Meditate in Leh, Angkor Wat, or Mandalay.

 

Our services cover all activity levels, travel interests, and accommodation preferences. We have lots of personal experiences, trip reviews, and references to help you benefit from our assistance. Trust, confidence, and personal relationships are the keys to your successful Journeys trip in Asia. We want to share our experience and our cherished relationships with you.

Asia Trips

See geishas in Kyoto's old Gion entertainment district
Ancient Arts and Temple Gardens of Japan
Arts, crafts and gardens of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hakone
See geishas in Kyoto's old Gion entertainment district
Land Cost: $5,100 - $7,250
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12 days
Dates:
Apr 2-13, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Welcome to an Arts & Crafts version of our signature trip, Classic and Festive Japan! We've taken the very popular original itinerary and tweaked it for those interested in exploring more of the arts, crafts, and gardens that Japan is famous for.
Nabji's landscape is captivating
Bhutan: Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Nabji's landscape is captivating
Land Cost: $4,250 - $4,650
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Mar 19-31, 2018 Staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
Trek through vast mountain forests, stopping in small, welcoming Buddhist villages. Of the few foreigners who hike in Bhutan, almost none come this way.
Autumn at Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju
Discover South Korea
An intimate, guided exploration of history, traditional culture, and modern wonders
Autumn at Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju
Land Cost: $3,800 - $4,750
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13 days
Dates:
Oct 2-14, 2017 or custom & private on your dates
A superbly guided exploration of the most venerated, significant and impressive cultural, religious and historical sites of South Korea. Explore Seoul, Gyeonju, Jeju, Busan and the DMZ, learning about the unique aspects of Korean culture and history. Gain a personally-guided insight into the spirit and energy of contemporary Korean society.
Hang out with elephants
Thailand: Elephants, Arts and Adventure for Families
An active family adventure featuring highlights of Thailand
Hang out with elephants
Land Cost: $2,450 - $2,850
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Duration:
10 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Your family will enjoy this active and hands-on experience—it's a great first-time visitor's overview including some fantastic quality time with elephants.
Everest at dusk
Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Trek to Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp on a classic route
Everest at dusk
Land Cost: $4,450
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Duration:
19 days
Dates:
Oct 9-27, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime.
Take in the color and pageantry of the festival
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
Featuring the Great Paro Tsechu Buddhist celebration
Take in the color and pageantry of the festival
Land Cost: $3,950 - $4,350
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Duration:
12 days
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2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
The Great Tsechu is the cornerstone event of a guided exploration featuring festivals and rituals, Himalayan views, and encounters with remarkable people. Trip fills quickly so we recommend booking early.
Meet Japanese students on the street
Family-Friendly Japan
Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto—from samurai to anime
Meet Japanese students on the street
Land Cost: $4,100 - $6,500
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10 days
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Aug 17-26, 2017 Departure for teens or custom & private on your dates
Japan is a spectacular dynamic destination for the entire family. Experience the profound traditions and the 21st century energy. Join a group in summer or visit on your dates. Early April is cherry blossom time!
Headhunter from Lungwa
Hornbill Festival and Wildlife Safaris of India
See the wildlife of India and visit the friendly tribes of the Nagaland people
Headhunter from Lungwa
Land Cost: $6,395
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Duration:
16 days
Dates:
Nov 26-Dec 11, 2017
This tour is a celebration of the tribal life of Nagaland in northeastern India, with a dash of wildlife in Kaziranga and city life in Kolkata. Our senior guide Avijit (Avi) Sarkhel hand-crafted this Indian adventure to showcase a cultural side of India that most travelers never see, while ensuring that you don't leave India without experiencing some of the country's highlights. 
Captivating pagodas throughout Bagan
Myanmar (Burma): Magnificent Myanmar for Women
Yangon, Bagan, Kalaw, and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
Captivating pagodas throughout Bagan
Land Cost: $3,750 - $3,995
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Duration:
14 days
Dates:
Oct 16-29, 2018
This women's-only adventure in Myanmar provides the opportunity to proceed at a more contemplative pace, with time for in-depth exploration and opportunity for cross-cultural interaction. Enjoy encounters arranged especially for this women's group, such as meeting with women's organizations, village groups, and fabric and lacquerware artists.
Tamerlane's Tomb is just one example of Samarkand's stunning architecture (Photo from Journeys On Quest)
Central Asia: Silk Road through the Stans
Trace the paths of past and present through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
Tamerlane's Tomb is just one example of Samarkand's stunning architecture (Photo from Journeys On Quest)
Land Cost: $6,500
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Duration:
25 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Travel overland through five countries: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Spectacular Islamic architecture will take your breath away on visits to many mosques and mausoleums. Learn how history has unfolded and traditions have persisted in these unique countries, from the days of the silk road through the confederation and dissolution of the Soviet Union, and continuing today. Find deeper understanding of the crossroads between Asia, the Middle East, and Europe on this epic journey.
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