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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
This trip take highlights of Cuba – walks in some of the finest timeless colonial towns, a unique ride in an 1950s convertible around town, picturesque villages and vivid historical sites. Soak up the captivating culture of eastern Cuba in this wonderfuly diverse region dominated by towering mountain range of the Sierra Maestra.