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

Head out on your first game drive of the trip
Big Five of India
elelphants, rhinos, leopards, tigers, lions, and more wild treasures of the subcontinent
Head out on your first game drive of the trip
Land Cost: $6,495 - $7,495
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Duration:
14 days
Dates:
Mar 21-Apr 3, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
Explore Manas, Kanha, and Tadoba in India in search of India's Big Five; discover Kolkata, the city of joy; and more on this amazing wildlife safari with senior naturalist guide Avi Sarkhel.
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:
Dec 17-26, 2018 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:
Sep 18-29, 2018 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
India: Festivals of Nagaland and Manipur
hornbill, sangai, and weaving festivals plus village visits and wildlife safari
Headhunter from Lungwa
Land Cost: $6,195
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Duration:
15 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures
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 more popular highlights and natural wildlife. 
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 Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
Tamerlane's Tomb is just one example of Samarkand's stunning architecture (Photo from Journeys On Quest)
Land Cost: $5,300 - $6,500
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Duration:
25 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Travel overland through four countries: 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.
See the Potala Palace that soars above Lhasa
Tibetan Treasures
Lhasa, plateau villages, palaces and monasteries, plus the Shoton Festival
See the Potala Palace that soars above Lhasa
Land Cost: $4,230
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
Aug 7-17, 2018 Staff led departure or custom & private on your dates
Satisfy your curiosity about Tibet on this 11-day journey that will fill your spiritual well and leave you wanting more. With visits to Tibetan cities, countrysides, villages, and mountains, plus palaces, monasteries, and handicraft centers, this trip is a cultural, scenic, and engaging feast for the senses. And if you join the group departure in August, top off your trip by participating in the Shoton Festival, the grandest festival in all of Tibet, complete with Buddhist activities, authentic local food and colorful performances. 
The heritage of Chinggis Khan is reenacted as part of the Naadam Festival
Ultimate Mongolia with Naadam Festival
The amazing Naadam Festival plus the Gobi Desert, Lake Hovsgol, Yol Valley and more
The heritage of Chinggis Khan is reenacted as part of the Naadam Festival
Land Cost: $4,900 - $5,900
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Duration:
16 days
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2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Outstanding leadership, scenery, accommodations, and a celebration of Mongolian culture and rituals. The Naadam Festival will be a highlight, with its great displays of horsemanship, wrestling, and pageantry. Nothing else like it on the planet!
Yaks grazing at Terlj National Park
A Taste of Mongolia
Gobi Desert, Karakorum, Yol Valley, and Ugii Lake
Yaks grazing at Terlj National Park
Land Cost: From $4,150
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Duration:
10 days
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Custom & private on your dates
This shorter trip through Mongolia is an opportunity to see the top highlights of this beautiful and sparsley populated country. During these 10 days, you'll meet the friendly, but shy nomadic...
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: From $5,100
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12 days
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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.
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