For those seeking thrills beyond the ordinary or looking to add an element of competition to an already active itinerary, Asia has a variety of challenging sports – some of them quite unusual and bound to get your pulse up. While some have age or height restrictions and are not suitable for children (such as paragliding or ultra-light planes in Nepal), most of these activities can be customized so that the whole family may participate.
Enjoy this week-long trek through Kyrgyzstan, as you explore the sights and sounds of capital city Bishkek, the natural beauty of the Suusamyr valley and Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve, and the exciting traditions of Jalal-Abad and Osh. For an awakening of your senses, this trip combines adventure with culture.
Begin your Philippines adventure by trekking to a volcano within a volcano and a lake within a lake. While the trip starts off active, finish your 13-day holiday by lounging on El Nido’s lush white-sand beaches. This is a luxurious adventure balanced with culture, history and of course, fun in the sun.
See the legendary Mt. Everest from up-close on this challenging and rewarding 15-day luxury adventure. You’ll trek through dense forest and lush valleys, walk alongside roaring rivers, lunch in small towns, and capture unrivaled views of Mt. Everest from various breathtaking viewpoints on your hike to Base Camp.
Immerse yourself in Siberian natural beauty as you explore the storied Altais for more than a week. Spend nights beneath the stars and days on the roads, lakes and rivers that make up the stunning scenery of this majestic area.
Take in Bhutan’s lush landscape on this 16-day luxury bicycle adventure, pedalling past ancient Buddhist temples like the Taktsang Monastery, climbing Bhutan’s highest road pass, Thrumsing La, and gaining insight into local religion at a Buddhist festival in Jakar, while staying in luxe hotels like Uma by COMO.
Spend 7 days in Laos’ stunning Northern region, where you’ll visit ancient UNESCO-listed temples, hike a mountain, kayak down a river keeping an eye out for exotic wildlife, and sit down to a traditional village dinner, all while staying in some of the best hotels in Laos, like Luang Prabang’s Amantaka.
Take an adventurous 7-day luxury journey through the center of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, the country’s outdoor playground. You’ll snowshoe to the summit of Mt Taisetsu, sink into a steaming hot spring bath, canoe the thrilling Kushiro river, and enjoy Hokkaido delicacies like chocolate and ramen.
Reap the rewards of challenging yourself to this incredible 13-day trek through Bhutan’s majestic mountains. You’ll hike and camp in breathtaking spots like the base camp of Mount Chomolhari, visit historic landmarks in Paro like the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, and stay in luxury at the Amankora or Uma by COMO.
Take in northern Kyrgyzstan in this classic tour: From the capital city of Bishkek to the mountain lake of Issyk-Kul and the Chon-Kemin Valley, you will see the best this stunning country has to offer, while maintaining your ideal levels of comfort.Take in northern Kyrgyzstan on this comfortable, once-in-a-lifetime tour: From the capital city of Bishkek to the mountain lake of Issyk-Kul and the Chon-Kemin Valley, you will spend a week seeing the best this stunning country has to offer.
Spend 10 action-packed days exploring the best Nepal has to offer. You’ll pass over the stunning Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake by plane, explore ancient UNESCO-listed palaces and temples, trek through Chitwan National Park on the back of an elephant, and stay at some of Nepal’s best hotels, including the luxurious Dwarika’s.
From barely-visited lakes to secluded towns, this 9-day tour through Tajikistan takes you past some of the country’s most natural and stunning destinations. Starting off in Dushanbe, you will experience the highlights of modern-day Tajikistan, alive with a colorful culture and untouched by mass tourism.
Thailand has it all – from towering mountains, vibrant corals, ancient ruins and powdery white-sand beaches. Enjoy a 10-day luxurious adventure through the diverse landscape of what’s known as the Land of Smiles. The hospitality along with the mouthwatering cuisine make this country a traveler’s favorite.
Explore Myanmar’s great outdoors on this exhilarating 14-day adventure. You’ll make friends with local villagers, check out Bagan’s 2,000 temples, cruise down the legendary Inle Lake, raft the exciting Malikha river, and stay in some of Myanmar’s most luxurious hotels, like the iconic Governor’s Residence.
This thrilling 16-day trek through Tajikistan will take you through some of the most incredible natural scenery the country has to offer. You’ll start in Dushanbe, traveling through the majestic Fann mountains and beyond, stopping to picnic and camp high in the sky in total serenity.
Birdwatcher's paradise and a fisherman's haven are only a flight away with this 12-day itinerary taking you deep into exotic Papua New Guinea's wildlife culture. Stay in comfortable, eco-friendly lodges as you get up close and personal with the country's fascinating wildlife, including pelicans and fig parrots.
The Yangykala Canyons, situated seven hours away from Ashgabat, are amongst the most spectacular of sights - not just in Turkmenistan - but in the whole of Central Asia. This three-day excursion is your chance to see the isolated, atmospheric, and deep flame-colored canyons in all their glory.
Venture where few travelers have gone before - isolated Siberia and the rural South Gobi Desert in this 16-day tour through Russia and Mongolia. Meet isolated cultures in the desert and learn about Soviet-era times from within an authentic setting as you stay in luxurious hotels and camp underneath the stars.
Travel from snowy ski slopes to steaming hotsprings on this magical 9-day luxury journey through southern Hokkaido. You’ll spend time in one of the world’s best ski resorts, meander through Sapporo’s Christmas market, and see the region on ski, snowmobile, or perhaps even horseback, while staying at luxury hotels.
An incredibly well-rounded adventure, this 13-day itinerary takes you through many of Papua New Guinea’s most remote, beautiful locations. Trek in the rainforest, canoe winding rivers, chat with local tribes and lounge on the soft, powder-white beaches in both the Southern Highlands and along the Sepik River.
Experience the best winter activities South Korea has to offer on this exhilarating 7-day luxury trip. You’ll carve up the slopes at the nation’s largest ski and snowboard park, Yongpyong Ski Resort, skate on the massive rink at Lotte World, and soak in hot springs surrounded by snow and ice in Asan.
This thrilling 11-day journey through Tajikistan starts off in the country’s capital, where you’ll explore its historic museums and markets, before heading off on a challenging and rewarding trek through mountains, passes, canyons, valleys, and lakes, boasting some of the most incredible beauty Mother Nature has to offer.
Untouched rainforests, the winding Sepik River, the stunning Madang beaches and the friendly local tribes await you on this 13-day Papua New Guinea adventure. Trek through the lush forest, celebrate the traditional Sing-Sing and enjoy the end reward with time to relax on the stunning, powder-white beaches.
Cross the rugged terrain of remote Mongolia on this exhilarating 7-day luxury adventure. You’ll explore the Northern Gobi desert on the back of a camel, ride horseback through lush pastures, stop at ancient, historically-important sites, and stay in luxurious-yet-traditional Mongolian Ger tents.
Take an exciting 6-day tour of Nepal’s stunning great outdoors. You’ll stay in some of the country’s most luxury hotels, visit ancient temples and palaces in Kathmandu, trek through the lush forest of Chitwan National Park, and enjoy a sunset boat cruise on Phewa Lake.
The legendary voyage to Mustang needn’t take weeks - with this 4-day luxury tour, you’ll take in the best Mustang has to offer in a short amount of time. You’ll helicopter in to Mustang, sit down with local royalty, explore the area on foot and horseback, dine with monks, and stay in the luxurious Dwarika’s hotel.
Gain fascinating insight into Nepal’s past on this exciting 8-day luxury journey. You’ll step back in time as you walk through the passageways of Nepal’s ancient and UNESCO-listed sites, trek through the lush Chitwan National Park, and stay in some of the country’s best hotels, like the Dwarika’s.
A unique peek into a culture few travelers are lucky enough to see, this 10-day itinerary will show you a whole new side of Papua New Guinea. Meet fascinating, rare species, scuba dive exuberant coral reefs, hike in the sprawling Kaironk River Valley and enjoy a motorized canoe ride along the Sepik River.
Step into the wilds of Nepal on this challenging and rewarding 15-day luxury journey. You’ll explore some of Nepal’s most remote regions on foot, scale high mountain passes, take in the largest lake in Nepal at Rara National Park, explore ancient ruins in Sinja, and stay in some of Nepal’s most luxury hotels.
Experience Northern Laos by motorbike on this exhilarating 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Vientiane, you’ll rev your way across the country to charming Luang Prabang, making friends with local villagers, climbing mountains, checking out breathtaking views, and staying in some of Laos’ most luxury hotels.
Cover extensive ground on this 10-day luxury adventure through Papua New Guinea by private aircraft. You’ll have the rare delights of learning to make your own traditional wig with the Huli Wigman Tribe, before moving onto see a Mudmen performance, as well as a thrilling canoe adventure on the Sepik River.
Trekking in the jungle, canoeing along seemingly endless rivers, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, and relaxing on stunning white sand are all in store on this 12-day Papua New Guinea luxury adventure. Gain unique cultural insight as you trek between remote villages and stay with welcoming locals.
Frolic under the warm South Korean sun on this exciting 8-day luxury adventure. You’ll windsurf in the Han River, camp in Gangwondo, skydive in Ansan, dive at a famous site in Jeju, and visit age-old cultural relics, all while you rest your head in some of South Korea’s best hotels, like The Shilla.
Over 13 days, this tour will take you on a historic journey through the culture-rich country of Tajikistan. From ancient rock carvings to historic monuments that have stood for centuries, this itinerary guarantees to give you a glimpse of a rare and unseen lifestyle, untouched by the outside world.
Ten memorable days of exploring Russia’s Kamchatka region will see you fly over volcanoes in a helicopter, scale summits at over 6,000 feet, dip in hot springs and venture on a breathtaking trip along the Avacha Bay to Starichkov Island - all while using your hotel in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky as a base.
Take an exciting 4-day expedition into Mongolia’s beautiful backyard, the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. You’ll hike the picturesque Hentii mountains, watch for exotic wildlife like wild boar, red deer, and moose, and make friends with herdsmen, while staying in traditional-yet-luxurious Mongolian Ger tents.
Traveling across Siberia’s expansive landscapes, this 15-day itinerary will take you through three iconic republics that feature the very best that Russia has to offer. On an aesthetic route from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow, you will uncover ancient traditions and alluring sights, hidden amidst stunning natural scenery.
Spend 8 days exploring Japan’s wild side as you travel in luxury from eastern Hokkaido to Sapporo. You’ll capture glimpses of wild cranes, partake in the magical ‘light festival,’ glide through ice aboard an icebreaker cruise, and visit the ultimate symbol of Winter in Hokkaido: the Abashiri Winter Ice Festival.
Get ready for an eye-opening 7-day luxury journey through Laos, with days packed full of adventure, interactions with locals, and unimaginable views, and nights spent in the plush comfort of luxury hotels. You’ll zipline, drink some of the freshest coffee you’ve ever had, and meet members of remote tribes.
Take this exciting, challenging trek to the incredible Annapurna Sanctuary, on this 17-day luxury journey. You’ll stop in remote Himalayan mountain villages, capture scenes of unimaginable beauty from generous viewpoints, watch the sunrise from 11,000 feet above sea level, and stay in luxury accommodation.
Explore a hidden and untouched beauty and connect with the natural elements which dominate Central Asia with this 19-day trekking tour of Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains. After passing over high peaks and crossing rocky terrain, you’ll discover natural springs, ancient villages and historic sites for an unforgettable experience.
Lace up your hiking boots for this exciting adventure, as you trek into the countryside of Tajikistan. This challenging and rewarding journey will take you through the Fann mountains and passes by day, camping in the great outdoors by night.
An unforgettable two-week adventure into the heartland of Tajikistan’s most popular beauty spot. The Fann mountains have it all: flora, fauna, rocky gorges and grassy meadows. Spend fourteen days trekking and climbing to scenic peaks and camping overnight by stunning glacial lakes.