Why Choose Asia?
Every traveller worth their backpack should go to Asia at least once. Timeless, mysterious, and endlessly enchanting, it captivates like no other.
In Thailand, each moment is an invitation to discover something extraordinary. Tuck into the best street food of your life in Bangkok, dive into paradise in the tropical south, practice your haggling in Chiang Mai’s famous night markets, and trek through misty mountains in the north.
Cambodia is ancient temples with a side of beaches. Tick the big one off your bucket list as you watch the sun come up over Angkor Wat’s mystical spires, learn about the country’s tragic past in Phnom Penh, and snorkel with thousands of tropical fish on postcard-perfect islands.
With soaring mountain landscapes, sleepy riverside towns, and colonial architecture to die for, you’ll lose your heart to dreamy little Laos. Days here are all about chasing waterfalls, cycling through emerald-coloured rice paddies, and tubing on the river. Life doesn’t get much better than this.
It’s little wonder Vietnam is such an up-and-coming destination. From the jewel-like waters of Ha Long Bay, and the charming chaos of Ho Chi Minh City’s high-octane streets, to Sa Pa’s ethnic hill tribes, and the tranquil backwaters and floating markets of the mighty Mekong River, it’s an unforgettable travel destination.
With the whitest of sands and the bluest of waters at every turn, the Philippines is a dream destination for beach lovers. From Palawan’s dazzling coastline, and Boracay’s jaw-dropping sunsets, to the laid-back village atmosphere of Port Barton, it’s the definition of paradise.
If it’s beaches you’re after, Bali’s no slouch either. Split your time between the island’s lush interior and the beach, riding the rollers in Canggu, hitting the beach bars in Uluwatu, and finding your spiritual side amidst the terraced rice fields of Ubud.
From its high-octane cities and lightning-fast shinkansen to traditional ryokan and frothy cherry blossoms, Japan is a cultural experience like no other. With an approach to life that’s unlike anywhere else in the world, expect to encounter food, traditions, and inventions that you’ve never heard of on a daily basis.
South Korea may be small, but it packs a big punch. Think martial arts and meditation in the morning, a visit to the DMZ (demilitarised zone) in the afternoon, and karaoke and K-Pop by night, and you’ve got the picture.
With Himalayan vistas, charming hill villages, and some of the best trekking in the world, Nepal has to be one of the ultimate destinations for adventurous travellers. Spot the elusive Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park, drink in mountain views in laid-back Pokhara, and lose yourself in Kathmandu’s marigold strewn temples.
Sri Lanka is officially irresistible. Whether you’re exploring the island’s rolling tea plantations, snoozing under a palm tree on the secret beaches of the south, chatting to the monks in a Buddhist monastery about the universe, or taking the most beautiful train ride in the world, it’s a destination you’ll never forget.