There is no simple way to describe the wealth of opportunity that Asia travel offers the adventure seeker. Markets and bazaars, souks and stupas, ancient ruins constructed by grand civilizations long gone, modern cities and villages where life goes on much as it has for centuries. From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Delhi, Beijing, Amman and Kathmandu to the overwhelming immensity of the Himalayas, an Asia tour provides the traveller with as much to marvel at as Marco Polo and the explorers of old. Whether you're looking to cross Mongolia, follow the Silk Road to China, trek to Everest base camp, explore Tibet, visit Vietnam or island hop in southern Thailand, Asia is waiting to entrance you.
Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak (AVHB)
Perfect for the active adventurer, this trip will have you hiking, biking and paddling through the best of Vietnam. Kayak through Halong Bay’s towering limestone karsts, trek the Mai Chau area and cycle through small towns for an authentic taste of Vietnam. When you’re not pedalling or paddling, you'll visit the country's cultural highlights like the Cu Chi Tunnels and Emperor's Tomb, or overnight at a local family’s homestay. Whether by bike or on foot, this tour will keep you grounded in Vietnam's intriguing culture.
Highlights: Kayak through limestone karsts in Halong Bay, trek in the hills of Mai Chau, cycle through the countryside, enjoy the frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the tailors and beaches of Hoi An, wander the vibrant streets of Hanoi
Indochina Cycle (AVIC)
Many visitors to South East Asia spend much of their time rushing around clogged city streets—break free and see the region from a bicycle seat on this 12-day trip. You'll roll past the temples of stunning Angkor Wat, cruise around Phnom Penh and ride between the jungle, mangrove forests and beaches of Ream National Park. It's perfect for pedal pushers of all levels looking to explore less well-known regions at a leisurely pace. Consider this an introduction to the joys of South East Asia and cycling.
Highlights: Cycling around the ruins of the Khmer Empire at Angkor Wat, keeping an eye out for rare bird life in Ream National Park, biking out along the Mekong River to a village homestay.