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How to get more from Asian holidays

Ready to explore Asia like a seasoned traveller? From hidden gems to cultural experiences, learn how to make the most of every moment and create unforgettable memories on your next holiday adventure in Asia with Indus Experiences.

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How to get more from Asian holidays
  • Discover the secrets to maximising your holiday adventures, from vibrant cities to tranquil temples.
  • Indus Experiences can make your Asian experience full of wonder.
  • Explore India's vibrant streets, Nepal's majestic landscapes, and Bhutan's mystical allure.
  • Indus travel experts can shape a trip around what you want to do, see, taste and experience.

How to get more from Asian holidays: FAQs

  • What Asian holiday is best in July?

    July in Asia offers many holiday options, including visits to stunning destinations like Thailand, Bali, or the Maldives. These places boast beautiful beaches and vibrant cultures, perfect for summer getaways. Whether you're seeking relaxation by the sea or exploring bustling cities, Asia in July promises unforgettable experiences.

    British summer time is also the best time to visit the remote, northern parts of India which are isolated and cutoff by snow October-Mar. Experience the unique culture and landscape of Ladakh - India’s ‘Little Tibet’.

  • What holidays are in Asia in April?

    In April, Asia welcomes you with a range of holidays, including visits to modern cities like Tokyo, Seoul, or Singapore. These bustling urban hubs offer vibrant cultural experiences, futuristic architecture, and eclectic cuisine.

  • What is the major holiday in Asia in November?

    Diwali, the festival of lights, is a major holiday celebrated across Asia in October / November. It signifies the victory of light over darkness and is observed with colourful decorations, fireworks, and traditional sweets, fostering a sense of unity and joy within communities.

    November - February are the peak time for holidays in Asia.

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Embark on a journey of discovery as we unveil the secrets to maximising your next holiday. From India's vibrant streets to Thailand's serene temples, Asia offers a tapestry of cultures, flavours, and experiences.

ABTA and ATOL-protected Indus Experiences specialises in crafting tailor-made Asian holidays that cater to your dreams. Their expert consultants listen closely to your preferences, ensuring each holiday is a perfect fit. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, Indus ensures you experience the best of Asia while staying in top-notch accommodations and travelling with knowledgeable guides. Plus, their commitment to sustainability means your trip has a minimal environmental impact, with plans to go carbon-neutral and paper-free by 2025.

Join us as we explore some of the unforgettable experiences Indus offers. 

  1. India
  2. Nepal
  3. Bhutan
  4. Sri Lanka & The Maldives
  5. Thailand
  6. Laos
  7. Cambodia and Vietnam
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Oman

    1. India

From the Taj Mahal's timeless elegance to Delhi's bustling markets, each corner of India reveals a unique aspect of its rich culture and heritage.

Embark on a 12-day journey through the heart of India, explore ancient temples steeped in history, and wander through dreamy beaches on the tailor-made Forts, Palaces and Beaches trip. You will experience the vibrant energy of the capital city, Delhi, before marvelling at the grandeur of the Amber Fort. Discover the romantic allure of Udaipur's tranquil lake city, and then retreat to the paradise of Goa for some well-deserved relaxation. This itinerary is a traveller's dream, blending sun, sea, sand, spices, spirituality, and seafood.

You can also set sail on an unforgettable journey along the majestic Brahmaputra and Hugli rivers. From the bustling streets of Calcutta to the tranquil waters of the Ganges, immerse yourself in a wealth of experiences. Witness breathtaking wildlife, stroll through quaint villages, and tour tea gardens. Explore charming country towns on cycle rickshaws, indulge in barbecues on remote river islands, and delight in vibrant dance performances.

Every encounter in India is an invitation to delve deeper into its complexities, making it a journey that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

2. Nepal

Embark on the captivating Classic Nepal journey that unveils the essence of this breathtaking land. Ascend to the majestic heights of the Himalayas and venture into the lush jungles in search of the awe-inspiring Royal Bengal Tiger. Immerse yourself in the tranquil monastic life with a stay at a Buddhist monastery guest house, and delve into the spiritual core of the region with a visit to the sacred site of Swayambhunath. Explore the rich heritage of Newar Artisans through their fabulous architecture and marvel at the beauty of Patan. This tour promises to enchant you with the diverse wonders of the land.

If you prefer a walk on the wild side, the Wilderness Nepal trip may just be up your street. Nestled amidst breathtaking natural landscapes, with stunning views of Mount Everest visible from Koshi Tappu on clear days, you can immerse yourself in the abundant wildlife and birdlife across four remarkable National Parks and Reserves. From the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve to the Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park, and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, each destination shines as a conservation jewel in Nepal. Additionally, excursions offer unique opportunities to engage with the local communities in and around these Parks, enriching your overall experience.

3. Bhutan

Holidaying in Bhutan, also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, offers a unique experience immersed in tradition, spirituality, and culture. Tucked away in the Himalayas, Bhutan's towns exude medieval charm with colourful facades. Perched on rocky outcrops, monasteries provide breathtaking views, while valleys and meadows burst with vibrant colours. Prayer flags flutter, prayer wheels spin, and religious sites adorn the landscape, showcasing a living faith. Exploring Bhutan is a journey through a mystical far east land where the past meets the present in perfect harmony, leaving lasting impressions on every traveller.

If you enjoy bird-spotting, the Birds of Bhutan - Land Of The Thunder trip will likely be your dream holiday. Until recently, Bhutan remained elusive and off-limits to foreign visitors. Now, it emerges as a haven for birdwatchers and photographers alike. Boasting over 670 bird species, with many more awaiting discovery, Bhutan offers unparalleled opportunities for birding enthusiasts to explore its rich avian diversity.

Yorkshire Coast Nature's Co-Director, Richard Baines, leads this small group tour.

4. Sri Lanka & Maldives

Experience the ultimate island hopping adventure with the Island Odyssey trip, where you'll discover the enchanting isles of Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history as you explore the temples of Kandy and visit a historic plantation. Then, surrender to pure relaxation as you bask in the sunshine and the bliss of pristine beaches.

This 14-night Asian getaway begins in London and takes you on a journey of discovery before transporting you to the idyllic Maldives. Whether diving into crystal-clear waters or simply soaking up the sun, it's the perfect island-hopping escape if you're craving adventure and relaxation.

A hop skip and jump away you can combine a visit to Maldives, 

5. Thailand

Embark on a fabulous 16-day adventure in Thailand, perfect if you're craving a blend of city break excitement and jungle exploration. Memories of Thailand begins in bustling Bangkok, where ancient temples and modern marvels collide in a vibrant urban landscape. Dive into the city's rich culture, from golden temples to lively floating markets, all while zipping through the streets in a tuk-tuk. Next, recharge in the serene Elephant sanctuaries amid the lush greenery of Khao Sok National Park, where majestic elephants await your company. Then, journey to Chiang Mai to discover rural valleys and hill tribe villages before delving into the verdant rainforests of the River Kwai area.

Afterwards, immerse yourself in the frenetic markets of Bangkok once more before venturing to the untouched wonders of Khao Sok's rainforest. Finally, unwind on the tropical beaches of Koh Samui, soaking up the sun and sea. This tailor-made journey offers the best of Thailand's diverse landscapes and experiences in one unforgettable trip.

6. Laos

Laos, often described as the region's hidden treasure, emerges gracefully from its turbulent past, unveiling unparalleled beauty. With its breathtaking landscapes, delectable cuisine, and warm hospitality, Laos is a far east destination like no other.

The Secrets of Laos is a multi-centre holiday where you can embrace the culture and beauty of this captivating destination. This trip begins with a traditional Baci ceremony in Luang Prabang to receive protection for your journey. Join the morning almsgiving to monks and learn to communicate with elephants as you explore the Lao countryside. Enjoy bathing the elephants in the Nam Khan River before embarking on a scenic cruise along the Mekong River. Take a sunset swim in the Tad Lo waterfall and relax at the peaceful La Folie Lodge.

7. Cambodia and Vietnam

The Mekong Voyage of Discovery sails through two of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia - Vietnam and Cambodia. This unique journey takes you aboard a boutique-style small ship, cruising along the majestic Mekong River—one of the world's great waterways. Experience a serene water blessing from a Buddhist monk at the stunning Tep Pranamm pagoda nestled within Angkor Thom. As you glide past the magnificent floating villages illuminated by the evening sun on Tonle Sap Lake, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Mekong Delta, exploring its myriad waterways and charming villages. For the adventurous palate, don't miss the opportunity to sample Cambodia's local delicacy—fried spiders!

This immersive experience takes you through centuries of history, navigating to quaint riverside villages and ancient Temples that remain inaccessible by road.

8. Uzbekistan

Discover Uzbekistan's rich tapestry of history and culture on an unforgettable journey. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Registan and delve into the ancient Silk production process in Margilan. Explore Tajikistan's ancient Sogdian Civilization and wander through Bukhara's old quarter for locally-made handicrafts. Take advantage of Urgut's famous Sunday bazaar or the moonlit charm of Khiva's walled inner city. Visit a UNESCO silk carpet workshop and enjoy supper with a local family. Experience unique accommodations and travel in style on Uzbekistan's fastest train.

One thing is for sure - Unravelling the Silk Road tour promises adventure and cultural immersion at every turn.

9. Oman

Discover the diverse wonders of the Middle East in the Taste of Oman trip, where ancient traditions blend with breathtaking natural beauty. Visit Jebel Akhdar, the highest peak in Eastern Arabia, and marvel at the Mesozoic shelf carbonates that reveal the region's geological history. Take a drive to the rim of Oman's Grand Canyon to enjoy stunning views of hill villages, flowing streams, and deep wadis.

In Salalah, you can explore the enchanting allure of frankincense, set against dramatic mountains and the lush greenery brought about by the 'khareef' monsoon during the summer months. Lastly, explore the magnificent coastline of Muscat, cruise through the fjords of Bandar Jissah, and wander through the old souq at Muttrah to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Omani culture.

Exploring the best of Asia

Asia holidays offer many experiences to suit every traveller's desires, from tranquil beach breaks to bustling modern cities. Whether you seek relaxation on pristine shores or excitement amidst towering skyscrapers, Asia has it all. By incorporating a diverse range of destinations and activities into your itinerary, you can maximise your holiday experience.

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