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 $5,887 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($5,395 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 $4,084 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($3,595 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 12-24 guests
16 days from $4,553 total price from Boston,
New York, Washington, DC

($3,595 air & land inclusive plus $958 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 $4,391 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($3,995 air & land inclusive plus $396 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 and Kanazawa.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
16 days from $3,347 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

($2,795 air & land inclusive plus $552 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
15 days from $3,492 total price from Boston,
New York, Houston

($3,095 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $397 airline taxes and fees)

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where we board privately chartered "gulet" yachts for a distinctive four-day voyage, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

Tour membership limited to 12-24 guests
14 days from $4,298 total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco

$3,795 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 $4,153 total price from Boston,
New York, Washington, DC

($3,195 air & land inclusive plus $958 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 $3,654 total price from Boston,
New York, Houston

($3,195 air & land inclusive plus $459 airline taxes and fees)

It’s a land fashioned from a sultan’s dream; immortalized in myth and ennobled by antiquity. A crossroads of civilization … East and West ... the ancient world and contemporary culture. From splendid Istanbul and stunning Mt. Nemrut to southeastern Turkey’s Bible lands and Cappadocia’s surreal landscape, our small group enjoys a broad view of a fascinating nation.