Accept the challenge and join a small group tour in Asia.
We offer you a fine choice of guided group tours to Tibet, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma and to a variety of other Asian countries.
Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia - Group tours to Vietnam in November 2017, discovering the high-lights as well as remote areas of Vietnam.
India - Group tours to Southern India in December / January 2017, diving into an almost forgotten time. Group tours to Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, exploring the ethnic diversity of the region.
Myanmar / Burma - Group tours Burma / Myanmar in Febuary 2018 to the cultural high-lights visiting Bagan, Chindwin Valley, Inle Lake and Mrauk U.
Bhutan - Group tours to Bhutan in March 2018. Diving into an unknown world and exploring hidden gems in the towering Himalayas.
Indonesia - Group tours Indonesia in July 2018, experiencing cultural and ethnic diversity in Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and Bali. Adventure travel to Borneo / Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara and Papua / Irian Jaya.
Tibet - Pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash / Tibet in September 2018 and trekking tours into the Kang Shung Valley. Cultural journeys to Lhasa and central Tibet. Jeep safaris through Amdo and Kham.
Nepal - Trekking tours to serveral regions of Nepal. Cultural journeys in the Kathmandu valley. Wild-life safaris at Chitwan National Park or Bardia National Park.
China - Group tours China visiting Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, Xinjiang and Guizhou. Adventure travel to Lugu Lake, the Red River Valley and Kaili. Cultural tours along the Silk Road.
The group size is restricted to 6 - 8 participants, and we accompany these journeys ourself.
On our journey we discover a variety of different aspects of Vietnam, encounter the country's historical past and present, meet
the charming inhabitants and learn about their ways of life.
We start off by diving into the atmospheric alleys of Hanoi's old quarter, wind down in old grand cafˇs, and enjoy the colonial style ambience as well as experience the awakening of modern Vietnam.
In the remote North-West of the country, we discover a gorgeous nature and learn about life and culture of the local ethnic minorities.
In the southern part of former North Vietnam, we explore the Ponh Nha National Park and in the atmospheric alleys of Hoi An, we follow the foot steps of Asian traders of enturies past.
From Ho Chi Minh City, the old Saigon, synonym for hustle and bustle and fuming activity, we venture onto the waterways of the rural Mekong Delta, explore markets and the way of life with the river, before winding down for the last days at the scenic beaches of Phu Quoc island.
On this journey we will get into closer contact with Vietnamese mentality, culture and history. We do visit the famed cultural hot spots, but also venture into the stunning nature of more remote areas.
An exciting journey through India's lush and vivid South. We encounter spiritual places, charming people, ancient sites and
experience buzzing cities, endless jungle, vast mountain ranges and peaceful coast lines.
In the state of Tamil Nadu we explore some of Southern India's legendary temple towns, like Mamallapuram, Trichy, Thanjavur and Madurai, centre of knowledge and learning for centuries.
We enjoy the mellow atmosphere, relax and take a glimpse into a bye-gone era in the colonial ambience of the former French colony Pondicherry.
In the jungle covered mountains of the Western Ghats, we embark on a wildlife safari and spend a day and a night on a houseboat, cruising through the calm waters of the lagoon. For a couple of days we wind down in timeless fashion on one of Kerala's tropical beaches.
Cochin's atmospheric blend of early Christian and Jewish, Portuguese, Dutch and South Indian history and architecture, will be the last stop on our South Indian adventures.
The dense atmosphere of this region has been woven into various books in recent times and will move us back into an almost forgotten time.
There is always the scent of something fairytale and ancient oriental in the air ....
Myanmar / Burma works as a time machine.
After indulging in colonial reminiscent Yangon we we travel north and discover Bagan, the enchanting Golden City of Temples, spread out along a bend of the vast Ayeyarwady River. On an excursion into the Chindwin valley we experience rural life in upper Myanmar and discover the amazing Hpo Win Daung caves, gaining an insight into Myanmar beyond the well travelled roads.
In and around bustling Mandalay we encounter Myanmar today as well as the remains of ancient royal cities, religion, and a unique array of still performed traditional local craftsmanship.
High up on the Shan plateau the serenity and peacefulness of the Inle Lake and the ethnic diversity and culture of the local inhabitants will delight us as well as the joyful boat-rides through lush vegetation, visiting villages and markets enroute.
In the extremely remote West of the country we spend a few days exploring the ancient royal city of Mrauk U, overgrown by jungle, on a journey by boat up a mighty river.
The last days we wind down on a tropical paradise beach at the Bay of Bengal, before travelling back to atmospheric Yangon.
In western countries the kingdom of Bhutan stands for many qualities we seem to have lost on our way of rapid materialistic development. The lost Shangri La,
the Happiness Index instead of the DOW and a sustainable ecological development, just to mention a few.
Hidden in the eastern Himalayas, we will discover a fascinating world, topographically as well as mentally and give in to a way of life, so alien and so close to us.
We enter Bhutan in the South-East through India's Assam state and tour the different regions of Bhutan, until we reach Thimphu and Paro towards the end of our trip. In the remote East of the kingdom we participate in the yearly colourful festival at Gomphu Kora in honour of the famous trantric master Guru Rimpoche.
On our journey traversing Bhutan from East to West, we experience grand scenery, lovely and kind people, a rich flora and fauna, remote valleys, wild rivers, hike from time to time through stunning nature, and enjoy the always present Buddhist culture of Bhutan.
The tropical islands of Indonesia connect South-East Asia with Polynesia and form part of the Ring of Fire, a chain of active
volcanoes stretching around the Pacific.
We enter the Indonesian Archipelago in Java and discover bustling cities, calming rural areas and the occasional hill station. We explore pulsating volcanoes and experience the serenity of peaks above the clouds, visit a variety of mystical sites and dive into the elaborate culture of the old Sundanese Sultanates.
In Sulawesi/Celebes we travel into the interior, cross protecting mountain ranges, and enter the fascinating hidden world of the Toraja people. We learn about a unique culture, where the beyond is always present in daily life.
We take a flight to the remote islands of Nusa Tengara in Eastern Indonesia and explore a very different environment. We cruise the sea by boat and sometimes venture on foot into the local flora and fauna, home to the famed Komodo Dragons.
The last days we wind down on magical Bali, enjoy the inspiring ambience of the mountains and open our mind for aspects of the local culture. For beach bunnies, an individual extension of the holiday is always possible, either on Bali or Lombok.
All these regions are famed for friendly and welcoming people, fascinating culture, stunning art and architecture, authentic ceremonies and dramatic landscape.
An exceptional journey to Asia's most sacred mountain, worshipped by
Buddhists, Hindus, Animists and Jain alike. This is the journey each faithful dreams to complete once in a lifetime.
Situated high up on the Tibetan Plateau, Mt. Kailash is the mythological Mount Meru, the 'Navel of the World', a place where the divine takes earthly form. Mt. Kailash rises in the Ngari region of Western Tibet, one of the highest, loneliest and most desolate places on this planet. Nearby Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshas Tal, the representations of the power of consciousness and subconsciousness complete the trilogy and are inseparable from Mt. Kailash. Placed in a landscape stripped to earth, water and sky, far from impoverishing it, creates the space for a certain essentiality to shine through, which vanishes when things, material or mental, begin to pile up.
We follow an archaic pilgrimage on the sacred 3 day Kora (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash. Drolma La ,the Kora's climax, is the site of mythological death and rebirth at almost 5800m. The experience of the extreme will change our life. After spending a few days in Lhasa exploring the most important of the holy city's palaces and temples, we encounter the cities and villages of the upper Brahmaputra on our wild drive west. At ultimately remote Tsaparang, we explore stunning remains carved into the rock and outstanding early Tantric murals of the ancient kingdom of Guge.
We complete this epic journey by crossing the mighty Himalayas and cruise down through one of the most intoxicating landscapes of this world into the lush valleys of Nepal.