21 Days / 20 Nights - Travel from the natural riches of Halong Bay in Vietnam to the preserved ruins of Angkor Wat and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang in Laos. Begin in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, as you walk through Ba Dinh Square and then take a cyclo ride to discover the city’s bustling Old Quarter. Head to Halong Bay and cruise the emerald waters with one night among the dramatic limestone peaks rising from the sea. Greet the morning with views of the bay and a Tai Chi lesson before heading to Hue in Central Vietnam. Gain insight into the country’s Imperial past at the citadel & ancient royal tombs before you travel over the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An where leisure & relaxation awaits. Take a walking tour of the old town and vibrant riverside market, and leisurely cycle through the countryside and help with planting trees. After some time at your leisure in Hoi An; head to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Take a city tour, and learn of the Cu Chi Tunnels before heading to the lush Mekong Delta for visits to charming villages along narrow canals. Conclude your trip in Cambodia & Laos as you explore the Temples of Angkor, the colonial facades of Phnom Penh, and the charming town of Luang Prabang in Laos.
Where does it go: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang
23 Days / 21 Nights - This 23-day extravaganza is the most thorough and in-depth tour of China ever offered by Tour East and is designed at a pace that will make you fully appreciate each stop along the way. You’ll get to see all the major sites in great cities like Shanghai and Beijing and will have lots of time to absorb the 5,000-year-old culture China offers, like the Great Wall, Suzhou’s silk markets, the Terracotta treasures of Xian and natural wonders like West Lake in Hangzhou. Then float lazily down the mighty Yangtze and Li rivers. Plus, this tour offers you the experience of walking Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), which was the inspiration for the blockbuster 3D movie Avatar. Then it’s on to exciting Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China’s two bold southern cities. This tour shows the real contrasts of China!
Where does it go? Beijing, Great Wall, Shanghai, Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise, Yellow Mountains, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong
10 Days / 9 Nights - Take an exclusive private journey of China including a cruise on her mother river, the Yangtze. Start in Beijing taking in the city sites from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China before flying to your cruise embarkation point in the city of Yichang where you will board your well appointed ship for your four night cruise through the legendary three gorges. Disembark in the city of Chongqing and fly to Xian, home of the Terra Cotta Warriors. Stay in the city center within the ancient city walls, and explore the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum, the bustling Muslim quarter, the Bell & Drum Towers, and the Han Yangling Mausoleum. Step back in time with dinner accompanied by a Tang Dynasty performance and then head to historic Hangzhou and charming Suzhou before your trip concludes in exciting Shanghai. Enjoy an acrobatic show, take some time to shop along Nanjing Road, see the impressive garden & bazaar of Yu Yuan and walk along the bund waterfront to admire historic buildings, and the impressive skyline over the Huangpu River.
Where does it go? Delhi, Taj Mahal, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Khajuraho
14 Days / 13 Nights - Take an exclusive private journey of China including a cruise on her mother river, the Yangtze. Start in Beijing taking in the city sites from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China before flying to your cruise embarkation point in the city of Yichang where you will board your well appointed ship for your four night cruise through the legendary three gorges. Disembark in the city of Chongqing and fly to Xian, home of the Terra Cotta Warriors. Stay in the city center within the ancient city walls, and explore the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum, the bustling Muslim quarter, the Bell & Drum Towers, and the Han Yangling Mausoleum. Step back in time with dinner accompanied by a Tang Dynasty performance and then head to historic Hangzhou and charming Suzhou before your trip concludes in exciting Shanghai. Enjoy an acrobatic show, take some time to shop along Nanjing Road, see the impressive garden & bazaar of Yu Yuan and walk along the bund waterfront to admire historic buildings, and the impressive skyline over the Huangpu River.
Where does it go? Beijing, Great Wall, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai, Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors, Suzhou, Hangzhou
10 Days / 9 Nights - Explore Japan from her modern bustle in the city streets of Tokyo to the traditional alleys and ancient traditions of Takayama and Kanazawa. Begin your tour in Tokyo with panoramic views from Tokyo tower, a traditional tea ceremony at a Japanese garden, and an exciting walk along the Nakamise walkway to the Sensoji Temple before taking a tour outside the city to the natural scenery of Nikko. Head to Mt. Fuji and marvel at Japan’s national icon followed by a cruise on Lake Ashi. Take a ride on the Hakone Ropeway and then observe volcanic activity in the Owakudani valley. Travel to Takayama and visit the morning market before departing for the town of Shirakawa-go to see the traditional architecture of this UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Continue on and explore the town of Kanazawa before heading to the former Imperial Capital of Japan, Kyoto. Explore the city’s many shrines & temples including a visit to the famed Todaiji temple in nearby Nara. Explore Japan’s most impressive highlights by road and rail on this journey to the land of the rising sun.
Where does it go? Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, Kyoto
10 Days / 9 Nights - This remarkable journey through Thailand introduces you to the splendor of three capitals, Bangkok, the current capital of this vibrant nation; Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya, two ancient sites where Thai rulers once called home. See the temples where the royal families worshipped and their palaces and all the golden glitter that comes along with them. Then enjoy some time on the tranquil beaches of Krabi in southern Thailand admiring the craggy limestone cliffs and hidden caves.
Where does it go? Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Krabi
11 Days / 10 Nights - Tour two ancient kingdoms and enjoy some relaxation on the pristine beaches of the Island of Samui in Thailand. Thailand & Cambodia both offer beautiful landscapes, fascinating culture, and delectable cuisine. Start your tour in Bangkok where you will tour the city’s most impressive temples, and the former capital, Ayutthaya, with a boat ride on the River of Kings. Continue your tour into Cambodia to view the imposing Angkor Temples. Tour the temples and gain insight into the Kingdom of Cambodia’s remarkable archaeological park. Return to Thailand and enjoy the end of your holiday on the Island of Samui where you can laze on the beach, soak up some rays, and see some spectacular scenery.
Where does it go? Bangkok, Angkor Wat, Koh Samui
11 Days / 10 Nights - This tour showcases Vietnam’s highlights from North to South. Begin with Hanoi’s illustrious history before cruising Halong Bay on a traditional wooden Junk. Visit Central Vietnam with intriguing visits to Hue to see Tomb’s of emperors past and the Imperial City, and then to Hoi An to see the charming old merchant town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an excursion to see the My Son temples set in a remote valley and then head south to Ho Chi Minh City. Tour the bustling city and the nearby Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh. Gain insight into the recent war with a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, and then visit and take a boat ride in the Mekong Delta region.
Where does it go? Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Delta
10 Days / 9 Nights - Journey to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for an in-depth tour of Petra, old Roman city ruins, desert castles & jeep safari’s, see Biblical sites, and relax in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. Begin your tour in Amman, or Greco-Roman Philadelphia, and see the old citadel & amphitheatre, travel to the old Roman city of Jerash outside of Amman, considered to be one of the best preserved Roman towns in the world, and thendepart for Madaba & Mt. Nebo along the 5,000 year old King’s Highway. Visit the ‘City of Mosaics’, Madaba, and see the Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites, and then stop at nearby Mt. Nebo, a memorial to Moses, before heading to Petra where you will check-in to the Movenpick Hotel at the entrance of the historic city. Explore Petra on a guided full day tour with insightful commentary and have some time to explore at your leisure. Take a jeep safari in the moon-like desertscape of Wadi Rum, stay one night at a well-appointed camp, then travel to the Red Sea resort of Aqaba for some leisure time. See Lot's Cave and the site of John the Baptists settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was Baptized, and then take some me-time at your Dead Sea Resort and float in the mineral-rich waters before returning to Amman.
Where does it go? Amman, Jerash, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba
12 Days / 11 Nights - Discover Myanmar on this comprehensive journey exploring rural villages, old hill stations, ancient temples, mystical Mt. Popa and serene Inle Lake. Receive a warm welcome on arrival in Yangon, and visit the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda. Take a stroll in a public park, see the Sule Pagoda, and take some time to wander the many stalls of Yangon's Bogyok Aung San Market. Travel to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano, and stay at the Popa Mountain Resort as you explore the many monasteries, pagodas and shrines, and then take in the remarkable temples of Bagan, including an evening sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Travel to fabled Mandalay, and enjoy panoramic views from Mandalay Hill, visit the Maha Gandayone monastery in Amarapura, home to more than 1000 monks, and then take a take day trip to historic Mingun and the picturesque U Bein Bridge before flying to Heho and on to Pindaya and Kalaw. Stay in this former British hill station, bathe & feed elephants at the Magwe Elephant Camp and then head to Inle Lake. Take boat rides, admire the leg-rowing skill of the native Intha's, marvel at artisan workshops, visit rural villages, see the Shwe Indaing Pagoda, and relax at your Inle resort before flying back to Yangon to conclude your tour.Where does it go? Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, Mt. Popa, Inle Lake