Experience the best of the world's largest and most varied continent when you travel to Asia and the Pacific Islands with Cox & Kings. As you travel like a local, enjoy insider experiences, unique cultural interactions, and a host of extraordinary discoveries and moments on one of our Asian luxury tours.
Our featured journeys will take you to four distinct geographical regions. There is so much to experience and encounter, and we will help you find the best fit for your perfect Asian or Pacific excursion, and highlight some of the key features in each region.
Located in the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan offers much to experience culturally and historically. Travel along the Silk Road. In the capital of Tashkent, explore the textile workshops as you trace the course of commerce in the Uzbekistan National History Museum. Travel to Samarkand, and find out about the wonders of Registan Square, and visit the birthplace of Timur.
Travel to Mongolia and follow the footsteps of the great nomadic people of Asia. Take in the splendor of the Flaming Cliffs of the Legendary Gobi Desert on the back of a camel. Explore the wide-open expanses of the grassy-steppes, and view the wild horses that inhabit them. Mongolia offers so much natural beauty and untamed frontiers, it is a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers of all kinds.
Embark on journey through the past and present in the great land of China. An enormous and dynamic country home to over 1.3 billion people. Its vast landscapes include grasslands, deserts, mountains, lakes, rivers, and coastline. Enjoy the splendor of the famed Great Wall and the Legacy of its Warriors, along the northern portion of China. Embark on a journey throughout China to see the great cities of the past and present with the Modern and Ancient Cities tour.
Discover the roof of the world in Tibet. This once-forbidden land, offers majestic views from its monasteries perched high atop the towering mountain peaks of the Himalayas. With most of the region located on the Tibetan Plateau, it is situated in one of the highest average elevations on Earth. Take a Pilgrimage to the Land of The Gods, and explore the home of the Dalai Lama and the spiritual traditions of Buddhism.
Visit Bhutan, often referred to as The Dragon Kingdom. Here you will find a deeply rich culture, with many wonderful museums and schools, the Memorial Chorten, erected as a sign of hope for world prosperity, many religious artifacts, and Rinpung Dzong, one of the oldest and most venerated Buddhist monasteries in the country. Explore one of Bhutan's holiest monasteries, the Tiger's Nest.
Explore South Korea, one of the most fascinating countries in Asia. Learn about the history of the Korean War, and the heavy influence of Buddhism on the country. Discover the capital city of Seoul and try some of Korea's extraordinary cuisine. Leave the city and visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the only location where South and North Korean forces stand face-to-face. Learn about the history of the conflict between these two nations.
Experience the magic of Japan when you travel to the Land of the Rising Sun with Cox and Kings. Visit the futuristic city of Tokyo with it brilliant lights and towering skyscrapers. Take in the splendor of Mount Fuji, or take the Shinkansen bullet train to the Peace Memorial at Hiroshima. With so much history and culture in Japan, it is the perfect location for all types of travelers.
Travel to Taiwan, often referred to as the beautiful island. It is a country filled with rugged landscapes, delicious cuisine, museums featuring ancient art and relics from 5,000 years of Chinese history, and much more. Visit the capital city of Taipei in the northern part of the island, or head to Taroko National Park and admire the Tarolo Gorge, along with the hilly tea estates of Yulan and Susin.
Take a trip to the golden land of Myanmar. This country offers incredible temples, local villages, the mighty Irrawaddy River and much more. Check out the capital city of Yangon, and see its magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. Or explore the temple of Bagan, which is one of the most majestic and ancient sites in all of Asia. Travel like a local while Exploring Myanmar By Land & By River.
Explore the land of smiles when you visit Thailand. Ride on the back of an elephant through the tropical rainforest in Chiang Mai. Take a trip south to Bangkok and cruise along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the Thonburi canals, often referred to as the Venice of the East. Or further south embark on an island escape to Koh Samui, which features white-sand beaches, a dense tropical jungle, mountains, and a coral reef full of marine life. Enjoy a unique journey through Thailand's Icons and experience this wonderful country for yourself!
Travel to Laos, the land of a million elephants with Cox and Kings. In the capital of Vientiane you can visit the local market, check out the traditional textile arts at a workshop, or view That Luang Stupa, the national symbol. Travel to the best-preserved colonial city in Southeast Asia, Luang Prabang. Here you can observe the monks gathering alms, browse the local market, take in the views from Phousi Hill, or check out the sacred caves of Pak Ou.
In Vietnam, explore the northern city of Hanoi and visit the Temple of Literature and the Lake of the Restored Sword. Then take a rickshaw through the old quarter, or cruise through the emerald waters of Halong Bay while gazing at the awesome limestone landscapes. Head south to check out Ho Chi Minh City. There you can see the Thien Hau Pagoda, or the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of passageways and subterranean houses constructed by the Viet Cong. Immerse yourself in the splendor of Southeast Asia, with a unique journey through cambodia--featuring-cruising-the-mekong/">Vietnam and Cambodia.
Experience Cambodia, and learn about the glory of the Khmer Empire. Go to the Royal Palace and the National Museum in the southern capital of Phnom Penh. Then travel north to see the 12th century architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. Travel through the scenic rice paddies on your way to the floating village on the Tonie Sap Lake.
Take a trip south of Thailand and experience luxury travel in singapore--and-malaysia//">Malaysia and Singapore. Visit Penang, often described as the Pearl of the Orient. Discover the cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur. View the Independence Square, the grand National Monument, and the iconic Petronas Towers. From there head south to Malacca, and stay in the golden age mansions on the banks of the river. Head farther south into Singapore and learn about one of the most famous city-states in the world. Check out the Civic District, Merlion Park and the Thian Hock Keng Temple. Take a bumboat down the Singapore river and into Little India, Arab Street, and Chinatown. These are the three ethnic areas where the Indian, Malay and Chinese immigrants resided during the days of colonial Singapore.
Experience the best of the island archipelago of Indonesia with Cox & Kings. This region is comprised of thousands of volcanic islands and hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. A cultural fusion from Sumatra and Kalimantan to Java and Bali. Take a journey in search of Ancient Temples And Beautiful Beaches. This archipelago offers so many different unique experiences for travelers to embark on.
Travel to Papua New Guinea, and learn about its immense cultural and biological diversity. It features beautiful beaches, granite mountains and coral reefs. Venture into the Tari Valley and encounter the Huli tribe and their handmade wigs. Keep an eye to the skies and trees, with over 217 species of birds and over 40 species of the beautiful Birds of Paradise. There are many walking trails to hike, which wind through the thick jungle and lead to the pleasant waterways of the Karawari River. Travel to Mount Hagen and meet the Melpa people and learn about their unique culture and traditions.
Embark on an unforgettable journey when you travel to the land down under, Australia. Check out the southeastern urban cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Enjoy the wineries of Hunter Valley, or the spectacular landscapes of the Blue Mountains. Explore the Australian frontier wilderness of the Kimberley. Take a journey From The Outback to the Coast. Where you'll encounter wildlife such as crocodiles and kangaroos in the Outback, or rays, sharks and turtles in the World's largest fringing reef, The Coral Coast.
Discover the wonders of the North and South Islands which comprise the nation of New Zealand. Explore Auckland, the country's largest city, located on the north island. Take a private helicopter out of Queenstown and soar above the Milford Sound, before touching down on a giant glacier. Head over to Waiheke island, with its enchanting blend of beautiful beaches, lush native bush, farms, and vineyards. Take a journey to experience all of the Natural Wonders of New Zealand.
Wherever you travel in Asia or the islands of the Pacific Rim, we'll be right there with you. As you experience what it feels like to travel like a local throughout all of these amazing regions, we will ensure that your discovery journey is authentic, innovative, and utterly unforgettable.
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