Uncharted Destinations

For the experienced traveler that’s been almost everywhere, Country Holidays has tours to distant and hard to reach places that are well off the tourist trail and receive few if any visitors.

It’s about fulfilling a quest for an authentic experience. Being mesmerized by the planet’s most breathtaking destinations. And being the only one to say I’ve been there!

 
Ha Giang - Off The Beaten Path To The Roof Of Vietnam
7 days | Vietnam
From AED5,700/Adult

Northeast Vietnam is home to various ethnic groups and spectacular mountain passes. Meander off the beaten tourist track to unveil the pristine beauty and traditional flavor of the Northeast unbeknownst to many.

Remote Yunnan - Seeking the True Shangri-la
10 days | Yunnan
From AED13,000/Adult

Access untamed corners of Yunnan, all presenting contrasting experiences and scenes! Indulge in the beautiful rice terraces of Tacheng, pristine Tibetan villages in the valley of Benzilian and snowy mountain backdrop of Meili! Stay in a series of boutique lodges built in remote lands.

Tibet - Journey to the Far West
11 days | Tibet & Qinghai
From AED11,600/Adult

Head to the remote and inaccessible far west of Tibet on this itinerary via the gateway of Ali, this itinerary is perfect for the intrepid and adventurous. Expect to be amazed by the virtually-unknown ruins of the ancient Guge kingdom at Tsaparang, the sacred Mt. Kailash, and Lake Manasarovar, on top of the very stunning and diverse landscapes from turquoise lakes to craggy mountains to glaciers.

North Korea - Pyongyang - The Unexplored Corner Of Asia
4 days | North Korea
From AED8,200/Adult

Visit the capital of Pyongyang, its memorials and museums; and take a ride in the sleek underground Pyongyang Metro. Travel to Panmunjom – the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and border to South Korea. Experience how total obedience to the state is possible. This plus the glimpses of local life that you can catch make North Korea a fascinating destination.

North Korea - Pyongyang, Dmz & Mt. Myohyang - Exploring The Hermit Kingdom
5 days | North Korea
From AED7,200/Adult

This 5 days trip concentrates on the capital of Pyongyang and review the country as the “Kimland” with its many stunning monuments dedicated to the “eternal president Kim II Sung”. The story from the country’s point of view is being told through its memorial and museum. Also be taken out to experience the countryside of Myohyangsan and to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Gansu Luxury Camp on the Tibetan Plateau - Authentic Tibetan Culture in Remote Grasslands
5 days | Xinjiang & Silk Road
From AED8,200/Adult

Stand in front of Binglingsi Cave and enjoy the magnificent grottoes of ancient China. Walk the “kora” around Labrang Monastery and witness the monk debating for the Buddhist classics. Sip a cup of milk tea and immerse into the real life of local nomad life.  This is the most authentic of Tibetan Culture. 
(Note: Norden Camp is open from 1 May – 15 Oct 2015)

Vietnam Wilderness Caving Adventure
5 days | Vietnam
From AED5,100/Adult

Escape civilization and journey into the rugged and untouched nature in Central Vietnam. Explore the UNESCO designated caves, karst mountains, underground rivers, jungle and waterfalls in the Phong Nha National Park.

Exquisite Temples Of Orissa
7 days | East India
From AED6,000/Adult

Home to some of the most exquisite and architecturally unique Hindu temples, the Golden Temple Triangle of Orissa draws thousands of pilgrims and tourists for a glimpse of these treasures. This is also the very site of one of the bloodiest battles in ancient India was fought – and King Ashok converted to Buddhism.

Karnataka Treasures
7 days | West and South India
From AED7,100/Adult

Karnataka is home to the World Heritage–listed monuments of Hampi and Pattadakal, virtually untouched beaches and devout temple towns. Mysore, the jewel in Karnataka’s crown, is where you’d find the spectacular palaces and an atmospheric fresh product market.

Kyrgyzstan Across The Tian Shan - Overland From Bishkek to Almaty
7 days | Xinjiang & Silk Road
From AED8,600/Adult

The mountain range known as Tian Shan (‘Celestial Mountains’) marks the border of Chinese Xinjiang and the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan, and continues across northern Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan border. This is a country of dramatic scenery, with dozens of peaks over 5000 m high, thousands of glaciers and some beautiful highland lakes.

Oman Ultimate Adventure In Luxury Camps - Road Less Travelled, Salalah and the Empty Quarter
8 days | Oman
From AED28,000/Adult

Take a journey to the less traveled parts of Oman. Explore Salalah, the capital of the Dhofar region, is a colourful, subtropical city. Camp under the stars in the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world.

NEW!
Papua New Guinea Festival I 14 to 23 Aug 2017
9 days | Australasia | 18 Sep - 27 Aug 2017
From AED31,680/Adult
Thousands of years in the making of the culture of Papua New Guinea is unique and untouched.  In the remote villages, you will find tribes that passionately maintain traditions through art, initiations and Sing Sings.