Real Asia

Just like you, we relish the chance to explore all corners of the globe. Over the years we have as a team travelled extensively in six out of seven continents often in search of wildlife encounters to rival those we know and love in Africa. We've travelled with our families, explored as individuals and Rob has taken it one step further and used his in depth knowledge of Nepal, to write a guide book for Footprint Travel Guides (published Spring 2017).

Our Real World portfolio is not a new thing - for years we've booked destinations around the world for our repeat clients from a Real Americas fly-drive in California to a Real Asia trip to Borneo to see orangutans.

With such a depth of expertise and experience in Asia travel, we felt the time was right to share a selection of some of our favourite tried and tested Asia holidays, from seeing elephants in Sri Lanka to searching for tigers in Chitwan.

About Real World: our tailor-made Real World journeys encompass Real Asia and Real Americas and are crafted with the same trademark care and attention as our Real Africa Safaris. They're the holidays we recommend to our friends, and the style of travel we enjoy with our own families. We're not trying to compete with high street agents but prefer to offer boutique style hotels wherever possible, and characterful accommodation and itineraries which reflect our client’s interests, often visiting more off-the-beaten track destinations and including stays in eco-lodges. Underpinning all journeys is a commitment to responsible travel and wildlife conservation.

Here you'll find a selection of Asia holidays to inspire you - do chat to us and customise to create your perfect trip. If your preferred destination is not listed, or you'd like to visit the Americas just give us a ring on 01603 964 730.

13 days
From £1147
Vietnam - Hanoi and Hoi An

A relaxing two centre holiday based in Hanoi and Hoi An combining sightseeing and relaxing on the beach

11 days
From £1540
Sri Lanka - Family Adventure

A wonderful family tour of Sri Lanka including culture, wildlife viewing, and time at the beach

10 days
From £1595
Thailand - Kanchanaburi and Khanom Beach

A two centre holiday staying in a fabulous riverside safari camp in Kanchanaburi followed by a stunning beach resort

14 days
From £1599
Thailand - Elephants and Beaches

A tour of Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khao Sok finishing with an idyllic island retreat

8 days
From £1680
Maldives - Baros

Get away from it all at this truly gorgeous beach resort in the Maldives offering excellent value with style

14 days
From £1690
Vietnam - Family Wildlife Adventure

An exciting tour in northern Vietnam taking in the wildlife and national parks as well as the highlights of Hanoi, Ninh Binh and Halong Bay

13 days
From £1875
Vietnam - Highlights of Vietnam

A two week private tour of Vietnam from Hanoi down to Saigon via Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An

15 days
From £2045
Cambodia and Vietnam - Temples, Rivers and Islands

An exciting tour visiting the temple complex at Angkor, the Mekong River and a beach resort on Phu Quoc island

12 days
From £2305
India - Unspoilt Kerala

A gorgeous 12 day tour around Kerala staying in quiet and unspoilt locations and handpicked hotels throughout

15 days
From £2473
Vietnam and Cambodia - The Best of Both

A two week tour encompassing the best bits of Vietnam and Cambodia including Halong Bay and Angkor Wat

15 days
From £2785
Nepal - Mountains and Elephants

Explore Nepal's stunning Himalayan scenery and discover the wildlife of Chitwan National Park including elephants and tigers

10 days
From £3085
India - Rhinos of Assam

A trip to Assam in search of the endangered rhino as well as elephants and tigers in Kaziranga National Park

19 days
From £3830
Sri Lanka - Wildlife and Wonders

This luxury private tour of Sri Lanka takes you to all the cultural highlights as well as on safari to see the wildlife - one of our most popular tours!

8 days
From £3985
Maldives - Soneva Fushi

Spend 7 nights swimming and diving at this famously relaxed barefoot beach resort in the beautiful Maldives

14 days
From £4205
India - Land of the Tiger

A fabulous tour staying in traditional safari camps and lodges taking you to the best wildlife viewing areas in India to seek out the elusive tiger

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Stay a while in Phnom Penh, the so called ‘Paris of the East’ with its tree lined boulevards and café culture before journeying to Siem Reap where the sun rising over the ancient Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat, engulfed in jungle, is a magical experience. Stay in the lap of luxury at Amansara, built in 1962 as the royal guesthouse of King Sihanouk or Residence D’Angkor for understated luxury. Travel on to the sun-drenched beaches of Sihanoukville and Kep, laid-back and beautiful or splurge with a stay at wonderful Song Saa, an indulgent island resort in the Gulf of Thailand - Cambodia is no longer a quick add-on to Thailand but a destination in its own right.

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Immerse yourself in a world of fairy tales and pink palaces in Rajasthan, sleep under the stars in the Thar desert of Jaisalmer or enjoy the grandeur of the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. Drift along the tranquil backwaters of Kerala or retreat to the Himalayas and spend lazy days swathed in mountain haze in Darjeeling. India is truly intoxicating. From deserts with walled oasis towns, rambling and ruined palaces and temples, jungles and mighty rivers, this is a country to capture the imagination like no other.

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From the crumbling Victorian mansions lining the charming streets of central Yangon, to the pristine new beach resorts of Myanmar’s uncommercial coast, Myanmar, like a rare butterfly, is beginning to emerge from a troubled past and to spread its wings – a true undiscovered gem of the Orient. The sweeping panoramic vistas and fabled destinations are ready-made for adventure. Your mobile phone won’t work here and a credit card won’t get you far but old-school charm is what makes Myanmar such a treat. See Bagan’s ancient Buddhist pagodas at sunrise from a hot air balloon, stay on the shores of picturesque Inle Lake and journey to Ngapali for deserted white sand beaches.

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Nepal is a magical destination with lofty peaks, mysterious cliff-top monasteries and steamy jungles home to the Bengal tiger and Asian elephant and rhino.

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Sri Lanka

From the 16th century walled city of Galle, perched enchantingly on the windswept south-west coast of Sri Lanka to the jaw-dropping temples of Sigiriya and Dambulla in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle, exploring this country is a joy. Journey further north to the hideaway heaven of the Hill Country for old-world charm or escape to Gal Oya and get back to nature with a stay in an eco-lodge.

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Wonderful Thailand with its frenetic cities, ancient temples and golden sandy beaches and islands is an exciting and very accessible holiday destination for all the family.

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The Maldives

The Maldives are made up of a necklace of 26 coral atolls containing around 1200 islands. Only 25% of these islands are inhabited, some by local people and others by luxury resorts. The Maldives is a sophisticated get-away-from-it-all destination where you have powder sand, crystal blue lagoons and extraordinary marine life.

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With a 2000km coastline and charming gateway cities in old-world Hanoi and vibrant Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam is a wonderful choice for a holiday. Cruise amidst spectacular limestone islands on a Chinese Junk on Halong Bay, explore Hoi-An’s atmospheric night market illuminated by glittering lanterns and take time-out on the sunny beaches of Nha-trang.

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