Vibrant colours, delicious smells and idyllic islands are just a very small collection of the gifts that Asia has to offer. Think of Asia and think of images of saffron-robed Buddhist monks, golden temples and glorious adventures. Whether you want to roam the rainforests, gaze at the marine life or feel the glistening sun sparkle over your skin as it rises, Asia offers opportunities that can turn these wishes into a reality.
Dive into the wonders Bhutan has to offer, spot a tiger or a black bear at one of the national parks or trek to the awe inspiring heights of the world famous Taktsang Palphug Monastery.
Cambodia has fascinating temples, mountain ranges, the Mekong River and the vast Sap Lake. Along the South West coast there are some beautiful white sandy beaches. You can visit rural villages, take a helicopter ride or kayak on the lake – it’s simply breathtaking.
The Indonesian archipelago has over 17,000 islands and approximately 6000 of those are inhabited. Amongst the largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Borneo and New Guinea. It’s a place rich in heritage and culture where you’ll be greeted with unending and warm hospitality. Bali boasts impressive mountains and rice paddies in the north and is fringed with perfect luxurious beaches and colourful coral reefs.
Singapore is a great place to visit to break your journey if you’re travelling around Asia or on the way to Australia. Shoppers will feel right at home as the city has over 200 malls to choose from. You must try a Singapore Sling in the famous Raffles Hotel.
As well as all these fascinating and beautiful places mentioned above, you’ve also got The Philippines, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – you are truly spoilt for choice in Asia with an outstanding and amazing choice of luxury destinations to consider.
Designer Travel has experts that know Asia inside and out and they can help you plan a luxury holiday where you will be inspired by the beautiful and diverse surroundings, cuisines and atmospheres of Asia, and be left with a wealth of unforgettable experiences to add to your memory boxes. We can build a bespoke holiday itinerary tailored to your exact requirements and, as we are independent, we can offer you a huge range of flights and accommodation choices. Our attentive and personalised service extends throughout your holiday too so you have support if you need it plus we offer a full after sales service. You can book safe in the knowledge that we are one of the UK’s leading luxury travel specialists who take pride in doing their very best for each and every customer.
- Public transport in the cities in Asia is generally excellent
- Singapore is perfect for keen shoppers
- The Night Safari at Singapore Zoo is a wonderful experience for all the family
- Bhutan’s highlight is Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site located on a cliffside
- Visit the world famous UNESCO protected temples of Angkor in Cambodia
- Indonesia is an ideal destination for scuba divers
- See the prehistoric Komodo dragons on Komodo Island
- Treks and guided tours can be arranged and are a great way to maximise your time and get some outstanding photo opportunities
- Hong Kong offers bustling markets, modern malls and a wide selection of hotels and eateries
- Malaysia has everything from jungle walks and river cruises to museums, galleries and shops
- The island of Lagkawi is a peaceful retreat that nature lovers will definitely appreciate
- For genuine historical interest visit the old Spanish colonial city of Vigan on Luzon Island in the Philippines
Flying Time: 13 hours
GMT +3 hours in the west
GMT +12 hours in the east
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Asia has many different climates with the most prevalent ones being the tropical rainforest climate, hot desert climate and humid subtropical climate. Southwestern summer monsoons occur from June through to September.
Singapore has average temperatures of 26.8°C and a significant amount of rainfall during the year.
Leisure & Activities
Walk the Great Wall of China
This has got to be one of the greatest experiences in the world: walking the Great Wall of China. Visit this magnificent slice of history which previously fortified the Chinese border and was built over 2,000 years ago.
Get up close to the wildlife of Asia
Spot orangutans swinging from vines and elephants grazing the vast spaces of Asia - a magical experience that will leave you with lasting holiday memories that make you smile again and again.
Taste the aromatic flavours
Asia has some of the most dynamic and unique flavours and cuisines in the world making it a dream destination for foodies. With mouthwatering street food, spicy Thai curries, fabulous fresh sushi and much more to choose from, you'll definitely find something that tantalises your tastebuds.