Tours by Region: Asia & the Far East

Small Group Tours to
Asia & the Far East

Discover remote lands of rich tradition, abiding spirituality, and deeply hospitable people. On our distinctive small group journeys, you’ll encounter ancient sites and contemporary life, dramatic landscapes and colorful cities, and everywhere, enjoy first-rate accommodations.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
19 days from $6,087 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($5,595 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $492 airline taxes and fees)

This distinctive small group journey combines a special visit to remote, spiritual Tibet with a memorable cruise on the Yangtze, China’s fabled “long river.” Adding grace notes to this highly popular itinerary: intriguing Beijing, the extraordinary Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian, and cosmopolitan Shanghai. East meets West in a joyful convergence.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
14 days from $4,184 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($3,695 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $489 airline taxes and fees)

Comprehensive in scope yet briefer in duration than many China tours, this relaxed, well-paced journey combines monumental Beijing, a cruise on the fabled Yangtze, fascinating Xian, and cosmopolitan Shanghai. Traveling in your prized small group, you’ll have the good fortune to meet local people and to experience a host of China’s highlights, both ancient and of the moment.

Tour membership limited to 12-18 guests
15 days from $4,597 total price from Boston, New York, Washington, DC

($3,995 air & land inclusive plus $602 airline taxes and fees)

On this exhilarating journey, we discover two distant and devout lands, different in fact yet similar in spirit. Hinduism in Nepal and Buddhism in Bhutan suffuse all aspects of life; in both, tradition and belief abide – and surrounding Himalayan scenery casts a truly awe-inspiring spell.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
16 days from $4,474 total price from Boston, New York, Washington, DC

($3,595 air & land inclusive plus $879 airline taxes and fees)

Experience India off the beaten tourist path – and in excellent accommodations – on this distinctive small group journey from Mumbai south to cultured Mysore and the wildlife haven of Nagarhole; to tranquil resorts and “techie” Bangalore; to cosmopolitan Kochi and the canals of Kerala, where we enjoy a houseboat cruise.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
13 days from $5,191 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($4,995 air & land inclusive plus $196 airline taxes and fees)

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama, Kanazawa, and Nara.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
16 days from $3,457 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($3,195 air & land inclusive plus $262 airline taxes and fees)

In a land of breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler. And in our flexible and congenial small group we encounter rewards aplenty on this comprehensive journey featuring all the highlights plus the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta, where we spend two days.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
14 days from $4,398 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($3,895 air & land inclusive plus $503 airline taxes and fees)

With traditions unchanged from time immemorial, a rich Buddhist culture, and diverse ethnic groups, Myanmar presents a singular travel experience. As our small group sets out on the road to Mandalay, we see the spectacular temples at Bagan, tour colonial Yangon, and explore the pastoral Inle Lake region on a journey of deep discovery and reward.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
17 days from $4,387 total price from Boston, New York, Washington, DC

($3,495 air & land inclusive plus $892 airline taxes and fees)

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. We also search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve; and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
15 days from $3,792 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($3,195 air & land inclusive plus $597 airline taxes and fees)

Journey with us to Siam of old, where art and beauty reign, Lord Buddha is revered, nature’s bounty is savored, and gentleness prevails. On this thoughtful small group tour, we encounter many of Thailand’s treasures, both renowned and remote.