Asia is a continent of astounding contrasts, where ancient traditions and cutting-edge modernity coexist harmoniously. From the serene temples of Kyoto, Japan, to the bustling streets of New Delhi, India, and the idyllic beaches of Bali, Indonesia, Asia offers an array of destinations that speak to adventurers, history enthusiasts, and relaxation seekers alike.
Experience Japan's unique balancing act of tradition and modernity.
Take a speeding bullet train away from the bright lights of Tokyo towards the countryside, where you will relax in indulgent ryokans, dine on world-class kaiseki cuisine, and enjoy private tea ceremonies in serene gardens.
Visit a family-owned workshop that specializes in Japanese drum making and try your hand at playing the taiko while you learn about its history and cultural significance.
Take a transcendent journey through the Himalayas and trek through pristine mountain-scapes to explore ancient monasteries.
Ride like a local by rickshaw to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Taleju Temple, stroll through the bazaar and old city, meet with a local astrologer, and practice meditation with an expert.
Attempt the intentionally difficult climb to Taktsang Monastery, also known as “Tiger’s Nest,” originally intended as an arduous pilgrimage for Buddhist devotees. Upon your descent, celebrate your trek with a champagne toast and a specially arranged picnic breakfast with local entertainment before trying your hand at archery, Bhutan’s national sport.
Awaken your senses with a trip to South East Asia. Experience the tantalizing aroma of street food wafting through bustling markets, the vibrant colors of tropical flora, the soothing sounds of temple bells, the feel of warm sand beneath your feet, and the exotic flavors that dance on your taste buds.
Watch the sunset as you sail through Ha Long Bay, passing the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan, their striking karsts rising dramatically from the emerald waters. In the morning, greet the day on deck with sunrise tai chi overlooking the bay.
Take a leisurely bike ride through the lush, green, rolling hills of Northern Thailand before bargaining like a local at Chiang Mai's bustling night bazaar.
Explore top and trending destinations below. Reach out to your McCabe World Travel Advisor for more detailed information and recommendations for when and where to go!
Best time to go: Oct-Mar
Best time to go: Apr - Nov
Japan is a year round destination.
Best time to go: Dec - Apr
Best time to go: Nov-Apr
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“Taking a yoga class with views of the Taj Mahal is a really wonderful spiritual and physical experience. Yoga goes back to 5000 BC in India and it's so special to practice it while visiting.”
“While many people choose to relax on the beautiful beaches of Southern Thailand - and for good reason - I always encourage people to explore Northern Thailand! Starting in Chiang Mai, you'll discover a vibrant city full of great food, art, and culture. The rolling green mountains in the region are beautiful and serene, and learning about the history and cultures of the local Hill Tribes in the region is fascinating.”
“In Ho Chi Minh City, an absolute must-do is cruising through the streets on the back of a moped, stopping along the way for street food! It's exhilarating.”
“Nestled between powerhouses China and India, Nepal's own power lies in its breathtaking mountain scenery, deep-rooted spirituality and timeworn temples and towns. Travel back in time in this spellbinding nation.”
“Asia is an overload of the senses in all the right ways. Where else can you learn the ancient history and explore the Great Wall, feast on street delights in Bangkok, ride an elephant and have the opportunity to learn about and see where the Vietnam War was fought.”
“From Bali to Komodo and from Borneo to Java, Indonesia offers travelers beach relaxation, hiking in lush jungles, fascinating religious buildings and customs, and unique wildlife like orangutans and Komodo dragons.”