• The indus experience

    Discover the indus experience - a collection of carefully crafted holidays designed with you in mind - offering you an outstanding selection of individual and group tours from our exclusive brochures. We also specialise crafting tailor-made experiences for discerning travellers. Our expertise has been recognised with our numerous awards for excellence.



    " Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. " - Mark Twain

  • Experts in tailor-made holidays

    Indus tailor-made experiences are just that. Personalised experiences designed solely for our guests to savour and enjoy. A Specialist Consultant based in Harrow, London will be dedicated to you - listening and advising on how to craft your dream tailor- made holiday to our captivating destinations: backed by 25 years of bespoke tour operations indus works with you to create a holiday to suit your interests and your budget.
  • Outstanding collection of holidays

    The indus experience collection of tours is a perceptively created compilation designed to maximise your experience in your chosen country. Each tour has been thoroughly tried, tested and continually updated to ensure an unforgettable indus experience. Choose a brochure tour or a tailor- made experience to India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Thailand or North Africa. Our specialist portfolio offers a range of indus experiences including art, wildlife, culinary, skiing in Kashmir, golf and Remembrance tours.
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  • Nepal

    Weaves a web of enchantment, overwhelming the senses with spell binding beauty…the stunning magnificence of the Durbar Square...
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  • Indochina

    Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are blessed with ancient cultures, outstanding scenery and wonderful welcoming people...
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  • Beach Stay

    Indusexperiences destinations offer guests the choice of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches… to spend lazy days on sun kissed shores..
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  • Sri Lanka

    Ayubowan! Taprobane comes alive as a new day dawns: the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura shake off the dewdrops…
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  • River Cruising

    River Boats give a totally different perspective of a country to the traveller….life slows down as days laze into one another…
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  • Luxury Trains

    Thunder across the vastness of the Indian plains in a leviathan crossing the mighty continent - first class of course! Chug up the precipitous mountain...
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  • Bhutan

    The Land of the Thunder Dragon, cradled in the heart of the massive Himalayan ranges, is steeped in rich tradition, spirituality and culture...
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  • India

    A holiday in India is a not just a holiday - it memorises the senses with sights and sounds that become treasured memories for life…
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  • Thailand

    Bangkok is a fascinating melange of old and new - one minute pulsating: the next…an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Don’t miss the buzzing Chatuchak...
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  • Burma

    Myanmar, or Burma as it was once known, is a land of culture and ancient beliefs it’s a destination to be absorbed, slowly and without
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  • Vietnam

    Vietnam is a palette of colour: greens of every hue cover the craggy mountains of the north with their emerald paddy fields and ancient...
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  • Wildlife

    Throughout all our destinations indusexperiences offers guests fascinating insights into the flora and fauna of the chosen country...
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Travel Inspirations

  • Laos
  • Burma
  • Vietnam
  • River Cruising
  • Cambodia
  • Sri Lanka
  • India
  • Bhutan
  • Nepal
  • Thailand

Selective Journeys LaosLaos Selective Journeys

Once known as the 'Land of a Million Elephants', Laos offers a refreshing change from the modernity of the rest of the world. There are no trains to rush for, traffic lights are seldom seen outisde of the capital and the pace of life remarkably slower. It has a long and fascinating history of royalty, occupation and struggle for independence, awe inspiring ‘vats’ (temples) and a unique mix of French colonial and traditional architecture.Laos is still unspoilt – a less touristed and relatively undiscovered country packed with beautiful scenery, relaxed and friendly people, great food, stunning sights and, relatively speaking - still ‘off the beaten track’ of mainstream tourism.Our series of Selective Journeys captures the essence of Laos and will enrich your visit with memories, an experience and an education and most importantly discover the true meaning of getting away from it all.

Selective Journeys BurmaBurma Selective Journeys

Myanmar, or Burma as it was once known, is a land full of culture and ancient beliefs. It is a destination to be absorbed, slowly and without haste. Time is not important here.Gradually emerging from a troubled history, the country has, unshakably, held firm to its strong Buddhist beliefs. Its unique ambience harks back to more tranquil times and it continues to capture the hearts and minds of travellers as it has done for centuries. Burma (Myanmar) holds endless wonders, waiting to be revealed.Myanmar is referred to Amarapura, the Land of Immortality, and Yadanarbon, the Land of the Gems. Today it is known as Suvanabhomi, the Golden Land. Experience the rich heritage and natural resources of Myanmar with our Selective Journeys, and you will see just why these titles are such a true reflection of this fascinating land.

Selective Journeys VietnamVietnam Selective Journeys

It is all too easy to travel to the main centres of a destination and consider having ‘seen it’. However, the true backbone of Vietnam’s culture and society is found in the unknown, the unaware, the places and areas where throngs of tourists do not tread because, quite simply, the knowledge and insight is not there to begin with. This is where we come in. As tourism in the country expands and develops most of us yearn for a travel experience away from the commercial centres. We have therefore carefully researched and created a series of select journeys that best represent another side of Vietnam ... a Vietnam that will enrich a trip with memories, an experience and an education.This is about travelling with style, a degree of comfort but, at the same time, being out of ones comfort zone to formulate a travel experience that will enrich a visit with insights and exchanges that will, hopefully, prove to be the highlight of your stay in this enigmatic country. Ranging from the exclusive to the moderate these selective journeys are either half or full day excursions from the main centres of Vietnam and are therefore easily placed into your itinerary.

Selective Journeys River CruisingRiver Cruising Selective Journeys

No other region in the world is blessed with more water than Southeast Asia. Not only does water make up most of the geographic area but also many of the largest nations are completely surrounded by this watery paradise.

Today visitors can take a short cruise through the maze of waterways scattered throughout the region or spend a few days cruising in elegant luxurious cruise boats taking in the sights and sounds of the river bank villages, seeing some of the incredible ancient highlights. Cruising down the river” takes on a completely new meaning when you ply the waters on a very special voyage of discovery - where every ripple is telling. We have chosen some Selective River cruising ideas that can be easily included into your holiday itinerary.

 

Selective Journeys CambodiaCambodia Selective Journeys

Cambodia is a land wreathed in mystery. A land shrouded with secrets still to be discovered. The land of the incomparable Angkor Wat: the crown jewel of ancient Cambodia, it never fails to impress even the most seasoned traveller.From the deserted beaches on the Gulf of Thailand, to the exotic senses generated during a visit to Phnom Penh, from the deep jungles and minorities of the northwest, to the final mystique and grandeur of the Angkorean period in all its glory, Cambodia is a land of warm, enigmatic people maintaining the richness of their culture for the world to see.Although no visitor to Cambodia should miss the magnificent temples of Angkor, there is much more to discover and our collection of Selective Journeys are designed to show you more facets of this amazing country. Whether you crave nature, adventure, or relaxation, Cambodia offers a wide range of pursuits. So stay an extra day and explore more of this wonderful country.

Selective Journeys Sri LankaSri Lanka Selective Journeys

Sri Lanka is a traveller’s delight, with echoes of ancient cities still dominating the pulse of the country. Rich in cultural treasures and breath-taking vistas it never fails to enchant the senses. Serendipity, an ancient name, describes this country to perfection - unexpected discoveries and pleasure. This is what you’ll find in Sri Lanka… lasting memories of incomparable ancient ruined cites and glorious sculptures: luxuriant hues of emerald green Hill Country strewn with Tea Plantations - perilously terraced on steep hill sides. Shores caressed by the translucent waters of the Indian Ocean, fringed with softly murmuring palms. Elephant, buffalo and shy leopard roaming in the Wildlife Parks; and in the turquoise off shore waters memories of awe inspiring whales and dolphins. Sri Lanka has it all - a land of discovery, a land of intense beauty and superb cultural heritage...and a land of welcoming people... Our carefully created Selective Journeys offers that extra special experience that would make your visit to this emerald island a little bit special.

Selective Journeys India India Selective Journeys

"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."
-- Mark Twain

Indus Experiences is pleased to offer some Selective Journeys which are greatly missed amidst the normal run of the mill sightseeing’s. These journeys enhance your overall travel experience in India.

 

Selective Journeys Bhutan Bhutan Selective Journeys

Hidden behind snowy Himalayan peaks and sandwiched between the giants of India and China is one of the world’s best kept secrets, Bhutan. Ancient temples filled with incense, soaring mountains, rolling lush green valleys, colourful festivals and a nation built on ‘Gross National Happiness’ it’s like nowhere else on earth.

From visits the remote monasteries and spiritual temples, to trekking the wondrous Himalaya and mountainous pastures. Travelling into the mystical land of Bhutan is a rare pleasure. We have carefully chosen some special experiences that could be included to your holiday to make your journey through the Land of the Thunder Dragon a memorable one.

Selective Journeys Nepal Nepal Selective Journeys

High up in the Himalayas, framed by majestic Himalayan peaks, lies a place of magic and mystique, place of time worn temples and pagodas, stunning walking trails through the Rhododendron forests -among the lofty peaks , home of Buddhism, century old Royal Palaces and of course the famous Gurkha warriors! A land of geographic icons, historic adventurers and monumental landscapes; the country is a treasure trove of Medieval Architecture and deep Spiritual meaning. Nepal sits in the shadow of Everest but shines with myriad treasures. Nature lovers have so much choice- Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO natural treasure – home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and the majestic Bengal tiger. Birders have a paradise – with over 800 species documented! Nepal’s vibrant cities are filled with art and culture and simple villages preserving an ancient way of life make Nepal a constant source of inspiration for curious globetrotters in search of enlightening experiences. Our selection of Selective Journeys capture the real essence of what Nepal has to offer and will make your holiday to this majestic land a little bit special.

Selective Journeys Thailand Thailand Selective Journeys

Surf, gently breaking on golden shores; picture perfect offshore islands shaded by swaying palms. Mesmerising mountains soaring to craggy peaks in the north, home to ancient tribal villages clinging to the jungle covered slopes. Dazzling Temples and venerable monuments echo to the sound of Buddhist Monks, chanting to welcome a new day dawning. Bangkok effervesces with life – the pace is fast and furious. But, saying that, turn a corner and find an oasis of calm and tranquillity in one of the many beautiful Temples. Close by, Sukhothai is famed for its glorious classical architecture and Ayuthaya for its eclectic history........... Ancient and modern sit contentedly side by side in eclectic Thailand with tradition and modernity subtly entwined. Thailand slowly reveals itself layer by layer. Just when you think you’ve got it covered, another fresh, sometimes wild but always endearing experience unexpectedly encapsulates you. Our Selective Journeys reinvigorate some of the most frequented destinations – putting a new spin on Bangkok while offering new and exciting adventures further north that will enrich your visit to the Land of a Thousand smiles with lasting memories.

News

  • India season on the BBC +

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    Programmes inspired by one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world - India.

  • MelanieC - Champions wild tigers +

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  • E-tourist visa for India +

    Tourists wishing to visit India will now be able to apply for an E-tourist visa at:  www.hcilondon.in

     

  • New Brochure – India, Nepal & Bhutan +

    new-india-bro1Exclusive New India, Nepal & Bhutan Brochure

    Call us or request your copy here

     

  • A Voyage to Nagaland +

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     Journey north beyond Homalin from mid-September to Mid-October on an adventure to Nagaland, famous for the fierce and distinctive Naga warriors and various ethnic communities. Along the way, the Chindwin River passes through dramatic scenery of dense jungles, high cliffs and deep gorges and visits remote villages each with a unique way of life. Contact us for further details and prices.

  • 36 Hours in Hanoi By Robyn Eckhardt +

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    Hanoi is changing fast, but with its tree-lined lanes, graceful old architecture, a flourishing arts scene and sophisticated night life, the city is having its moment.

    Video by Jonah M. Kessel and Eugene Yi on Publish Date October 29, 2014. Photo by James Wasserman for The New York Times.

  • The Women Weavers of Gharwal +

    An  exhibition of exquisite weaves from Kedarnath
    25-28 November – Asia House London

    Mandakini-poster-1-AIFThe devastating floods in the kedarnath valley in 2013 killed thousands and left many more homeless and without incomes. Mandakini is a co-operative of women weavers from areas deeply affected by the tragedy. Our products are designed by professionals and exquisitely woven from high quality yarn. Our profits go back to the area to rebuild what was once a devbhoomi – land of the gods.

    For further information visit:  www.panchachauli.co.uk
    For bookings please visit: www.asiahouse.org
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Testimonials

  •   quote-mark  Please pass on to Indus Travel heartfelt thanks for the holiday of a lifetime. My sisters and I could not have been better looked after from start to finish. Everywhere we visited we felt completely safe and secure with the knowledge that we were being taken care of. quote-mark2

    Brenda Frances and Valerie
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Our Brochures

  • Sri Lanka
  • Indochina Thailand & Burma
  • India, Nepal & Bhutan
  • India - River cruises

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Our new Sri Lanka and Maldives brochure is full of imaginative and exciting ideas for the perfect holiday to the beautiful “Emerald Island” and the exotic atolls of the Maldives.

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Step into the pages of our new Indochina, Thailand and Burma brochure to find yourself immersed in a world of majestic cities, ornate temples and landscapes both rugged and tranquil. For so long a place of mystery, claimed by Colonial culture and shaped by historic upheavals, the diverse beauty of the region is at last open to us.

 

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The land of resplendent Maharaja’s, imperious colonial legacy and unrivalled natural heritage, India offers a mesmerising choice of outstanding beauty and culture that awaits you.
Nepal and Bhutan showcase their pristine and beautiful lands awash with history, intrigue and some of the world’s most glorious countryside.

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Our Living Cultures of India and Brahmaputra Cruise Brochure outlines unique opportunities to visit some of the most outstanding areas of India and to become one with the land – not only visiting the cultural and historical highlights but, most importantly meeting with people from all walks of life to learn, and experience first-hand Incredible India!