Cultural

Cultural

The cultural highlights of the Indus Experiences tours is wide ranging and encompasses the best each nation has to offer perceptive travellers. Tours, for example, explore the mysteries of Angkor Wat, delve into the beauty of the fragile Shore Temple and majestic Temples of Tamil Nadu, and wander the beauty of Sri Lankas ancient cities listening to the fading echoes of time. Explore the cuisine, watch artisans at work – wood carvers, paper-mache making, jewellery or miniature painting. Meet the locals to suit particular interests, simply ask your Personal Consultant for more information.

Our Tours in Cultural

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A JOURNEY THROUGH VIETNAM

11 days from £2,595.00

LONDON - HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - LONDON

This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam. Explore the ‘Paris of the East’, Hanoi, before taking an overnight excursion to the stunning Halong Bay on the Bhaya Classic Cruise. Travel through central Vietnam visiting Hue and Hoi An before heading to the south to soak up the vibrancy of Vietnam’s commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), taking in the highlights of the City and visiting the Mekong Delta.

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Taprobane Meander

18 days from £4,125.00

Colombo – Anuradhapura – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla Caves - Kandy – Train to Hatton - Dickola – Tea Experience – Yala National Park - Weligama – Galle Fortress Tour – Colombo

This intriguing tour immerses the traveller in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka. Explore the glorious past with visits to the most significant historical sites.

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Classical India

16 days from £3,375.00

Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

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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Classical Golden Triangle

8 days from £1,779.00

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

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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The Great Indian Train Traverse

15 days from £3,339.00

Kolkata - Darjeeling - Varanasi - Agra - Shimla - Delhi

Discover the beauty of the mighty Himalayas catching a glimpse of some of the world’s highest peaks.

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Himalayan Kingdom: Tea & Tuskers

15 days from £3,978.00

Kolkata - Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Guwahati - Kaziranga - Kolkata

Discover the beauty of the mighty Himalayas catching a glimpse of some of the world’s highest peaks.

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Central Treasure Trail

15 days from £3,298.00

Delhi - Gwalior - Bhopal - Indore - Mandu - Dhar - Maheshwar - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora - Mumbai

This tour is a true voyage of discovery, for around every corner a treasure trove will delight and amaze!

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Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon

15 days from £4,125.00

Delhi - Thinphu - Gangtey - Bumthang - Punakha - Paro - Delhi

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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Journey through India, Nepal & Bhutan

19 days from £4,275.00

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Thimphu - Paro - Delhi

This is a breath taking tour of discovery encompassing some of the finest sights and sounds of India, Nepal and Bhutan.

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In the footsteps of Geoffrey Bawa

13 days from £3,750.00

Kotugoda – Yapahuwa – Kandalama - Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla Caves - Kandy – Peradeniya Gardens - Temple of the Tooth - Nuwara Eliya – Tangalle – Rekawa Turtle Conservation - Galle Fort – Lunuganga – Colombo City Tour

This tour pays homage to the greatest of Sri Lankan Architects, the late Geoffrey Bawa, whose inspirational work has led to a flowering of young architects - dedicated to cultural protection, yet allowing contemporary style to shine.

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Island Odyssey

14 days from £3,060.00

Colombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya / Village Experience - Polonnaruwa / Minneriya Safari - Dambulla / Kegalle – Maldives

This tour gives the traveller a real taste of the heart of Sri Lanka exploring the cultural centres of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy.

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Ancient Memories & East Coast

16 days from £2,975.00

Colombo - Galle – Yala – Ella – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy – Horton Plains – Kandy – Pinnawela – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla – Passekudah – Anuradhapura - Negombo

‘Serendipity’ is a land rich in cultural treasures with ancient cities still echoing their might and majesty. Wildlife parks team with flora and fauna: breathtaking vistas are around every corner, and stunning beaches are just perfect to dance though the dazzling white surf.

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The Colonial Collection

12 days from £2,090.00

Colombo – Kandy - Peradeniya Gardens – Optional Train Journey – Dickoya – Tea Experience – Galle – Mount Lavinia

This is a splendid tour taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the land whilst staying in traditional colonial style accommodation. In Colombo the Galle Face Hotel is the quintessential colonial hotel.

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A Whisper of Paradise

13 days from £2,135.00

Colombo - Kandalama - Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa - Minneriya - Dambulla/Kegalle - Galle

This is a wonderful tour ‘taster’ for the first time visitor; or, just perfect for a short break to recharge the batteries.

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Hidden Ladakh

14 days from £3,198.00

London - Delhi - Leh - Nurla - Lamayuru - Dha Hanu - Lamayuru - Dha Hanu - Khardung La - Nubra - Leh - London

High in the Indian Himalayas lies Ladakh, a high-altitude desert and extension of the Tibetan Plateau. Glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks dominate the skyline in every direction

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The Road to Mandalay Cruise

10 days from £3,750.00

Bangkok - Yangon – Bagan - The Road to Mandalay cruise – Bagan Market – Sagaing - Maymyo with Shan lunch - Mingun and Mandalay – Village visit – Mount Popa – Yangon - Bnagok

Board the Orient Express, ‘Road To Mandalay’ for a very special seven night cruise in elegant luxury.

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The Mekong Voyage of Discovery

14 days from £3,645.00

Ho Chi Minh City – Cao Dai and Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh - 7 nights Mekong Cruise - Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Discover vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) visiting the colourful markets and Temples: at Cu Chi explore the intriguing network of tunnels built to assist the Vietnamese in their war struggles, initially against the French and then the Americans.

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The Irrawaddy Experience

18 days from £4,135.00

Yangon - Irrawaddy Delta – Danupyu - Manaung and A Kuak Taung - Prome & Thayetmyo Frontier Post - Minhla Forts and Magwe Gold Bricks - Sale Monasteries - Pagan - Tan Chi Tuang - Ohn Ne Kyaung Monastery - Yandabo – Amarapura - Sagaing Hills and Mandalay - Mingun – Mandalay

This is a most exhilarating 14 night cruise showcasing the highlights of Burma. The boat journey cruises over 600 miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the land, allowing passengers to disembark to absorb local culture.

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Vietnam Discovery

18 days from £6,150.00

Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise – Hue – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Con Dao Island – Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnam Discovery is the perfect way to experience the highlights of Vietnam. See Vietnam in Style on this extraordinary voyage via seaplane and private boat, and have remarkable encounters with local characters, sensational food, and memorable cultures.

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The Spirit of Cambodia

15 days from £4,750.00

Bangkok – Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Beng Mealea - Ta Prohm - Angkor Thom - Ankor Wat - Tonle Sap Lake cruise - Phom Penh – Killing Fields – Koh Kong - Song Saa Experience

This is an outstanding tour covering the main highlights of evocative Cambodia from its wondrous Temple heritage at Angkor Wat, beauty of Tonle Sap Lake, and, the still recent echoes from the infamous Killing Fields of the Khymer Rouge.

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Secrets of Laos

14 days from £3,215.00

Luang Prabang - Baci Ceremony - Cookery Class - Mekong River Cruise- Pak Ou Caves – Elephant Trek - Vientiane - Bolaven Plateau - Tad Lo Waterfalls - Champasak - Wat Phou - 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don) – Pakse

The perfect itinerary for discovering the very best of Laos. Marvel at the majesty of Luang Prabang, cruise the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers – perhaps glimpse the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins.

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Memories of Thailand

16 days from £3,750.00

Chiang Mai – Bangkok - Kanchanaburi & River Kwai - Train Ride - Bangkok - Khao Sok National Park – Jungle / Lake Safari - Koh Samui

Experience Thailand on this tailor-made journey, combining the highlights of this beautiful country; Explore Chiang Mai, gateway to the rural valleys and minority hill tribe villages before heading to the verdant rainforests in the River Kwai area.

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Land of The Golden Spires

15 days from £3,950.00

Yangon – Mandalay - Amarapura and Inwa - Irrawaddy River Cruise - Sagaing and Yandabo - Pagan – Mount Popa - Inle Lake - Indein Village - Yangon

This is a wonderful tour exploring the hidden secrets as well as the major highlights of the land of ‘The Golden Spires’.

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Grand Tour of Indochina

21 days from £6,750.00

Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise– Hue – Boat trip on the Perfume River – Hoi An – My Son - Ho Chi Minh City – cu chi Tunnels – Mekong Boat ride - Phnom Penh - Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temples – Tonle Sap Lake - Luang Prabang – River Cruise – Pak Ou Caves – Elephant and Bamboo Raft rides

This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In Vietnam explore the ‘Paris of the East’, Hanoi, then take an excursion to the stunning Halong Bay.

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Ancient Kingdoms of South East Asia

14 days from £3,650.00

Bangkok – Sukhothai – Bangkok - Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat - Phnom Penh

Discover South East Asia’s fascinating history on this World Heritage circuit tour visiting highlights of early Siam, Lao and Khmer Kingdoms.

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A Vignette of Burma

14 days from £3,075.00

Yangon – Mandalay- Amarapura - Maymyo and National Kandawgyi Gardens – short Cruise on the Ayeyarwady River - Pagan - Sagaing - Inle Lake – Inn Thein Pagoda – Yangon

This is an excellent tour exploring many of the main highlights of Burma. See the sights of vibrant Yangon and romantic Mandalay.

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Golden Temple Monasteries & Mountains

13 days from £2,685.00

Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamsala - Pragpur - Shimla - Delhi

Visit Amritsar - the home to the Golden Temple and spiritual & cultural centre of Sikhism.

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Kashmir – The Secret Garden

9 days from £2,229.00

London - Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Delhi - London

A name when softly murmured stirs memories of bygone Golden Ages. The whisper evokes a portrait of beauty: stunning snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, flower strewn valleys dazzling the eye with all the colours of the rainbow.

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A Plant Hunters Trail
Friday 23 April – Sunday 09 May 2021

17 days from £3,795.00

Kolkata - Darjeeling - Sikkim

Experience what it must have been like for plant hunters in the Victorian Era who dared the wilderness and dangers in search of new and exotic plants, now enjoyed in our gardens the world over. Walk in the footsteps of Sir Joseph Hooker, the first European to map and sketch these unknown territories in search of plants. Led by Perveen Nicoll (Nicky) BA.

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Rajasthan Rural & Regal

16 days from £3,059.00

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Manvar - Rohetgrah - Rawla Narlai - Udaipur - Mumbai

This is a journey of exploration: delve into the life and culture of the people of fascinating Rajasthan. Forts, palaces, awe-inspiring monuments, simple villages all make Rajasthan a vivid and evocative destination. This tour gives a truly comprehensive insight into Rajasthan.

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A Journey Through Vietnam for Families

16 days

LONDON - HANOI - NINH BINH - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - HO TRAM - LONDON

This relaxing tour of Vietnam is Ideal for those travelling as a family in the summer months.

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A Meander Through Taprobane

14 days

London - Colombo & Kotugoda - Nuwara Eliya - Galle Fort - Balapitiya - London

Experience Sri Lanka taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the land whilst staying in charming boutique style accommodation, each of which enshrine their individual destinations through a sense of history, unique character and sublime location.

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A Tribal Odyssey

14 days from £2,880.00

London- Dubai- Kolkata - Sibsagar - Mon - Jorhat – Majuli – Kaziranga - Guwahati – Kolkata- Dubai- London

This Odyssey is a true voyage of discovery exploring way off the beaten track into deepest Nagaland, to absorb the culture and lifestyle of the people.

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Classic Nepal

8 days from £1,065.00

KATHMANDU - PHARPING (Neydo Monastery) - KATHMANDU - CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK - POKHARA - KATHMANDU

This is a delightful tour discovering the very essence of this stunningly beautiful land. It takes travellers to the soaring heights of the magnificent Himalayas and to the depths of the jungle seeking out the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger.

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Journey Through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Kyrgyzstan

16 days

Tashkent - Samarkahand - Bukhara - Shakrisabz - Mary - Merv - Ashgabat - Khiva - Bhiskek - Karakol

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The Spirit of Uzbekistan

10 days from £2,350.00

London - Tashkent - Ferghana - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - London

Uzbekistan is still very much off the beaten track. Thus, this tour sheds a fascinating insight into a country with a history going back to the depths of time.

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India’s Glorious History – The Essential Highlights
09 – 22 October 2021

14 days from £3,485.00

London - Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - via Mumbai to London

This tour is Led by Dr Rima Hooja consultant director at MSMSII Museum City Palace Jaipur. Delve into the fabulous and fascinating history of India.

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Small Group Tour

Geological and Cultural Tour to Annapurna Region and Mustang – Nepal Himalaya
17 – 31 October 2020

15 days from £3,700.00

London - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Tatopani - Jomsom - Syanboche - Lo Manthang - Chhuksang - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu - London

Participants on this trip will study aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya. Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes.

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A Tale Of Three Cities

10 days from £2,650.00

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cookery Class – Cu Chi Tunnels – Cai Be – Angkor Wat – Tonle Sap Lake Cruise

This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam and Cambodia. In Vietnam explore Hanoi, and take an excursion to the stunning Halong Bay.

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Small Group Tour

Sri Lanka Led by Mark Woodrow 16-30 January 2021

15 days from £3,550.00

London - Colombo - Negombo - Habarana - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Galle Fort - Ahungalle - Colombo - London

A Small Group Tour Led by Mark Woodrow

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The Gurkha Heartland

10 days from £2,145.00

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ker and Downey Trek - Kathmandu

Weaves a web of enchantment, overwhelming the senses with spell binding beauty…the stunning magnificence of the Durbar Square in Kathmandu, glorious Newari Medieval architecture in Bhadgaon and Swayambhunath Buddhist Temple crowned by its golden spire.

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The Essence of Nepal

10 days from £2,398.00

Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Pokhara - Dhulikhel - Kathmandu

Weaves a web of enchantment, overwhelming the senses with spell binding beauty…the stunning magnificence of the Durbar Square in Kathmandu, glorious Newari Medieval architecture in Bhadgaon and Swayambhunath Buddhist Temple crowned by its golden spire.

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The Royal Gujarat

16 days from £2,285.00

Mumbai - Ahmeddabad - Dasada - Palitana - Sasan Gir - Gondal - Bhuj - Mandvi - Mumbai

Explore vibrant and colourful Gujarat for its heritage, textiles and wildlife.

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Southern Splendour

16 days from £3,065.00

Bangalore - Mysore - Coonoor - Cochin - Houseboat - Periyar - Madurai - Chettinadu - Trichy - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Mahalobalipuram - Chennai

From the architectural richness of Karnataka to the lush green Kerala and the stunning majestic Temples of Tamil Nadu, this tour brings out the startling contrast that is Southern India.

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Malabar & Coorg

12 days from £2,580.00

Kozhikode - Sultans Battery - Nagarhole National Park - Mysore - Coorg - Tellicherry - Kozhikode

This scenic tour takes in the pristine beauty of the misty hills and verdant valleys of Malabar in North Kerala & Coorg in South Karnataka.

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Keralan Odyssey

11 days from £2,150.00

Cochin - Munnar - Kanam - Kumarakom - Houseboat - Cochin

A delightful journey through ‘Gods own Country’. Relax in the cooler temperatures of the Hill country, learn about the history of tea and delight in the beauty of the Eravikulam National Park.

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Discover Deccan

13 days from £2,535.00

Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Bijapur - Gulbarga - Hyderabad

This tour, just off the beaten tourist trail, highlights some of the finest architecture in India

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The Foothills of the Himalayas

15 days from £2,845.00

Delhi - Ramgarh - Ranikhet - Kausani - Binsar - Corbett National Park - Delhi

Lying in the lap of the Great Himalayas, the beauty of the Kumaon region is unsurpassable

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Small Group Tour

Classical Golden Triangle… with a twist

9 days from £1,235.00

Delhi - Dholpur - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

This is a classic tour of some of the most iconic places in India… with a twist.

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Rajasthan Rural & Regal

16 days from £2,095.00

Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jojawar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

A fascinating tour embracing the highlights of Rajasthan from the pulsating cities to the quiet of the endless sand dunes.

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Kerala – God’s Own Country

9 days from £1,075.00

Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Marari - Cochin

A wonderful journey of discovery travelling through God’s Own Country, as the Keralans fondly call their eclectic state.

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Southern Splendour

15 days from £2,095.00

Chennai - Pondicherry - Kumbakonam - Chettinadu - Madurai - Munnar - Periyar - Houseboat - Cochin (Kochi)

From the sparkling shores of the Bay of Bengal travel across country through green and verdant hills, covered by vast tea plantations, to the great port city of Cochin.

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Sri Lanka – A Whisper of Paradise

13 days from £1,665.00

Negombo - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park - Galle

This tour highlights the essence of Sri Lanka: visiting the many iconic sites that gives the land its deep spiritual strength.

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Vietnam Discovery & the Spirit of Cambodia

13 days from £2,595.00

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

This two-country tour gives travellers an insight into the colourful and somewhat turbulent past of Vietnam, and the magnificence of Cambodia’s Temples.

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Journey Through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Kyrgyzstan

15 days from £4,285.00

TASHKENT - SAMARKAND - BUKHARA - MARY - ASHGABAT - KHIVA -TASHKENT - BISHKEK - CHOLPON ATAKARAKOL- BISHKEK

Uzbekistan is still very much off the beaten track. Thus, this tour sheds a fascinating insight into a country with a history going back to the depths of time.

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What our clients say

You should by now have received the feedback form, but I thought I would complement that with an e-mail. We had another really good Indus experience. All the locations had a lot to offer in the time we were there and so we got to see much of what we wanted and a very pleasant time  Krabi to conclude.

All the hotels were excellent - the…

Miles Barker - Indochina Holiday