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Asia Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Asia in a way like no other. This dense and sprawling continent allures visitors seeking an encounter with the exotic. Home to 48 countries and more than half of the world's population, the list of soul-stirring moments and heart-pounding monuments found here is seemingly infinite. Journey with us as we navigate its diverse terrain and varied rituals, sharing in moments that will challenge your beliefs and inspire your outlook. We'll encounter the energetic streets of Tokyo, unwind on the beaches of Thailand, and taste the Imperial era in slices of seasoned crispy skin duck. In Vietnam, we'll witness life at sea surrounded by limestone islands, while in Cambodia, the re-emergence of a soulful culture will stir us to the very core. Art, culture and history collide here in the most unexpected moments, from clambering into a rickshaw to receiving a bowl of Pho noodle soup. Entire days filled with wide-eyed amazement. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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Wander the energetic streets of Tokyo, unwind on the beaches of Thailand, see the limestone islands in Vietnam, climb Mount Fuji in Japan and discover the soulful culture of Cambodia. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director as you explore the diverse cuisine, culture and history of this alluring continent.
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Asia at a glance

"Every day is an adventure in Asia and I love introducing our guests to the diverse cultures, cuisines and landscapes of this continent."

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What to pack for Asia

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Charcoal tablets

Many visit Asia armed with a pharmacy of pills for the chance of illness. Prevention is always better than cure; take a natural daily supplement such as charcoal to ensure nasties are evacuated from your system as quickly as possible.

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Cool full-length clothes

Many parts of Asia boast a sunny tropical climate that's perfect for days flopped by a pool or sea. When exploring, it can be somewhat uncomfortable. Pack light, full-length clothes so you can respectfully visit religious sites without sweltering.

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Hand sanitizer

During your time in Asia, you might not always have access to soap and water to wash up before eating. Keep hand sanitizer available for clean hands and a happy stomach.

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Insect Repellent

A bug spray will be your best protection against mosquitos and any other creepy crawlies that call Asia home. Pack a bottle to avoid unnecessary itch or illness.

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Water purification devices

The purification of water has come a long way in recent years. Make your way to a specialist travel shop to discuss bottles, gadgets and tablets that will ensure you stay hydrated without falling ill.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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Our Asia destinations