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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Duration:
12 days
Dates:
Apr 2-13, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
We've taken the original and very popular Classic and Festive Japan itinerary and tweaked it for those interested in exploring more of the arts, crafts, and gardens that Japan is famous for. Your adventure takes you from vibrant Tokyo to Mt. Fuji and scenic Lake Ashinoko in Hakone, then to the old capital of Kyoto via bullet train.
Soak up amazing vistas on your hike
Bhutan: Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Soak up amazing vistas on your hike
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
Experience the Buddhist character, spectacular scenery, and ancient trails of Bhutan. After a warm-up hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery, trek to the remote home village of your guide, with several Monpa tribe encounters along the way. This is one of the easiest and least frequented treks in Bhutan.
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
Dates:
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.
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
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 Women's & staff-led departure
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.
Nuns in Yangon
Myanmar (Burma): Ruins and Rivers
Sacred Buddhist sites and Irrawaddy River boat ride
Nuns in Yangon
Land Cost: $3,950 - $4,500
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Duration:
15 days
Dates:
Nov 6-20, 2017 or custom & private on your dates
Take time to reflect and meditate on the special wonders of Burma. Drift down the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Mingun and bask in the Buddhist spirit of an ancient land.
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.
Enjoy Sri Lanka and its many colorful sights
Splendors of Serendib
A wide-ranging exploration of Sri Lanka's cultural, natural, and historical sights
Enjoy Sri Lanka and its many colorful sights
Land Cost: $3,800
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
Dec 10-20, 2017 or custom & private on your dates
This is a fantastic overview of culture and history. Explore ancient cities, the roots of Buddhism, the tea-covered hill country, fantastic beaches, and exemplary wildlife sanctuaries on this beautiful isle in the Indian Ocean.
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