Designed for those wanting to immerse themselves further in the unique charm of Asia; experience this amazing region differently by taking part in authentic, cultural and active experiences.
Hike along a remote section of China’s Great Wall, trace the Silk Road through Central Asia, visit Mount Everest's Base Camp, cycle between Yangshuo’s peacefully sentinel limestone karst mountains, or take in the magnificence of the Temples of Angkor from the back of a rickshaw. Our enticing range of Discovery Tours gives you the opportunity not only to visit, but to be fully embraced by Asia.
Travelling in groups of no more than 18, you will embark on an exciting adventure of discovery and exploration.
Why Choose a Discovery Tour?
Unique, active experiences
Smaller group sizes (18)
More free time
Days at leisure
Visa fees included for Australian passport holders
Immerse yourself further in the authentic charm of Asia. Trek through the hill tribe villages of Northern Vietnam, cycle through Yangshuo’s beautiful landscapes or embrace the carnival atmosphere at Mongolia’s Naadam Festival. Our Discovery tours feature unique cultural and active experiences to make your journey extraordinary.
Meet The Locals
Get more than just a glimpse of daily life. Take the opportunity to meet the locals and gain insight into their unique culture and fascinating traditions.
Tempt Your Tastebuds
We’ve designed our Discovery Tours to include free time for your own personal exploration of local restaurants and to sample traditional cuisine. Head to the local markets and street stalls to eat like a local.
Don't Miss The Classics
Our Discovery Tours promise to take you to some of the more remote parts of Asia. We also know that you won’t want to miss the iconic highlights. That’s why our itineraries still include the classic sights, from the Great Wall to the Taj Mahal.
Chinese New Year is the world's biggest festival and there is no better place to experience it than the great cities of China. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture and celebrate this special time of year like the locals do; with fireworks, family festivities and temple fairs.
Pairing China's classic sights with a Yangtze cruise, this itinerary brings you closer to the
authentic charms of China. Revel in atmospheric ancient towns and hike along the incredible,
undulating Great Wall.
Sichuan differs markedly from the rest of China, with varying attitudes, cuisine and spectacular
landscapes of forest and mountain. Richly endowed with natural and cultural wonders, touring this magnificent province never fails to steal your breath away.
Spend more time hiking on the Great Wall and through the beautiful rice terraces of Longji
on this active tour of China. Soak up the simple rural beauty of Yangshuo, the history of Xian, the majesty of Beijing and the fast pace of dazzling Shanghai.
The most wonderfully complex of all China's provinces, Yunnan boasts a rich diversity of people
and landscapes. Explore verdant forest and dramatic mountains, archaeological sites and
encounter indigenous cultures on this varied adventure.
Slow down the pace and thoroughly explore China's great cities, Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, on a relaxed itinerary that introduces you to the very best sights, with the option to do even more. Discover more at your own pace and in your own way.
Take a journey like no other. This is your chance to see the classical sights, and also explore a different side of this beautiful country – be it from the back of a bicycle; on a hike through serene countryside, or a walk through buzzing city streets.
Take a relaxed journey through the great sights of China, walking on the Great Wall, admiring the Terracotta Warriors and visiting with the Giant Pandas, while also having plenty of free time and optional excursions to make the holiday your very own.
Towering pinnacles swathed in mist, sky-skimming mountains and nature at its most verdant are just some of the wonders included on this scenic tour. Indulge your senses with China's most dramatic natural highlights.
The complete China adventure – this itinerary takes more time to explore the highlights of this eclectic country, from busy cities to rural utopias and quirky
ancient towns where you are free to absorb the relaxed atmosphere.
Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world. Then discover the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.
Journey through the diverse landscapes of Yunnan Province up to 'the roof of the world' where you will experience the many wonders of Tibet. Admire ancient monasteries and Himalayan vistas before taking in the ultimate view of Everest.
Follow in the footsteps of adventurers by journeying along one of the world's most famous trading routes, the Silk Road. Beginning in ancient Xian, venture
across this vast land to reach the fascinating outpost of Kashgar and its famous Sunday market.
Laos has remained the most pristine and culturally-intact country in Indochina. Experience the old-fashioned charm of its cities, explore untouched landscapes, and meet the incredibly friendly people, who have faced adversity yet still
maintain a smile.
An ever-changing country, born of external influences, Vietnam offers unsurpassed cultural experiences and natural sights. Cycle through lush countryside, taste beautifully spiced food and get to know the locals on the
Come face-to-face with the mischievous Japanese Snow Monkeys in the beautiful Alps, before experiencing the world's largest Snow and Ice Festival in Sapporo. There is also time to discover Japan's many treasures – old and new – in Tokyo and Kyoto.
Traditional versus modern, nature versus urban – Japan is a land of contrasts. This exhilarating tour encompasses it all, delving deeper into Japan's rich past, present and future, covering robot restaurants to tranquil temples to potent saké and all that's in between.
A land ripe with incredible adventure, journey through Sri Lanka's extensive history, culture
and nature, discovering the ruins of ancient civilisations, spotting exotic wildlife and hiking the hill country as you go.
Explore the colourful and lively Rajasthan state; from the big cities to the small, remote villages.
Your imagination will be captured with the sights and sounds and engage with the people
that make this such a magical region of India.
This tour is a journey of discovery through the land of Genghis Khan, traversing the endless plains to explore sites of immeasurable beauty. Meet the lovely people and get involved in local festivities.
Delve into the rich culture and spectacular landscapes of Mongolia. Experience the Danshig
Nadaam before traversing the stark beauty of the Gobi and the endless steppes and spending
each night in the authentic surroundings of a ger camp.
Journey through the heart of Central Asia crossing beautiful deserts and mountain landscapes. Discover ancient cities full of intricate Islamic architecture,
thriving bazaars and a mystical old-world atmosphere, all linked with the legends of the Silk Road.