Asia & The Orient Luxury Travel

Custom Tours to Asia and The Orient

Asia and the Orient have the feel of a good mystery, one you can never quite finish. 

Luxury travel and tours in Asia and the Orient are for anyone who took to heart Rudyard Kipling’s stories as a child, and for those who possess a richness of spirit and a readiness to engage the unfamiliar.  Asia and the Orient encompass such amazing destinations including the Himalayan countries of Nepal and Bhutan as well as Tibet, China; incredible India with its dynamic cities, historic forts, heritage properties, tiger reserves, and cultural diversity; Thailand’s floating markets and hill tribe villages; Cambodia’s compelling Angkor Wat temple complex; and China’s renowned antiquities.

There is still so much more to Asia and the Orient that you will discover here.  We invite you to select your own storybook destination from the classic destinations here.  Big Five Tours & Expeditions’ award-winning luxury Asia and the Orient tours open the door for you to experience the magic and many mysteries of the Orient.


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Custom Sri Lanka Luxury Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Sri Lanka offers the traveler so much more than just a day at the beach with its rich cultural history, wealth of temples, tea plantations, rubber tree forests and rice paddy fields as well as unique endemic wildlife.


President’s Pick: Southern India’s Vijaynagar Empire 14 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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"I have always been fascinated with the southern part of India, especially the heritage that dates back to the 6th and 7th century. When I use the phrase ‘the space between’, I am often talking about India and about the locations in this itinerary. They represent India beyond the Maharajas, they represent a different segment of Hinduism and Buddhism. This region of India also represents the best example of sustainable tourism, offering you a window into what India could become."


India: A Northern Adventure 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $7,150

Experience India’s first luxury mobile tented camp in stunning high latitude settings while exploring the towns and villages of the northern province of Ladakh. On this journey, you can participate in a traditional sunrise prayer ceremony at a monastery and explore Nubra Valley and the village of Turtuk, the only place in India where you can witness the centuries-old Balti culture. Experience the Ganges at sunset and witness the Aarti Ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. Explore the striking spiritual ambience found in Haridwar.


Authentic India 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Rajasthan is home to rich traditions and customs that capture the very pulse of North India. Witness an aarti ceremony along the sacred river Ganges, where prayer ceremonies are performed with passion and few tourists are found. Explore the open-air bazaars of Jaipur. Take a local train between Jodhpur and Udaipur and up the scenic Kambli Ghat Pass. Go on Jeep safari into the countryside around Jojawar. This is authentic India.


Silken Thread – India’s Tribal Connections 18 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Step off the well known trails to carve out a one-of-a-kind travel experience that is uniquely yours, Northeast India is home to more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own tribal language. This journey takes you into villages rarely visited and offers a wealth of cultural encounters with traditional people who still operate under the tribal system. Most of these people can trace their history directly back to Southern China, which you will see in their faces and in their handed-down traditions.


India: Saving Tigers 12 Days Precious Journeys® Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

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Explore India's natural wonders on this dynamic family adventure that includes learning to be a junior naturalist with stays in luxury tented camps. Track tigers and sloth bears and so much more.


India 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Explore the desert kingdoms and historic cultures of India's Rajasthan, including the fascinating, 500-year-old Ranakpur Temples, magnificent Jain temples, situated in a deep secluded valley in the Aravalli Hills.


Northeast India, Sikkim & Bhutan 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Discover the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling and Glenburn, the high-altitude scenic landscapes and the historic monasteries and fortresses of Bhutan.


India: Gujarat & Karnataka 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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This journey explores one of the oldest world religions, Jainism. The adventure also celebrates the home state, Gujarat, of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi; and includes rich cultural encounters that include meeting with one of three families known for their unique textile art.


Custom China including Taiwan & Hong Kong Luxury Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Take on infinite China, home to incredible wonders - both man-made and natural - from the Stone Forest in the southwest to Beijing's Great Wall to, Xian's incredible Qin Dynasty (246-209 BCE). clay army. The cultural, historic and natural wealth of China would take a lifetime to fully explore and comprehend, but you can experience some of the most dynamic and thrilling aspects of China. Explore the natural personality of Taiwan, with its surprisingly diversity of nature-based activities such as mountain biking, climbing, rafting, scuba diving, sailing and more; while Hong Kong is home to traditional monasteries such as Po Lin, Big Buddha, and world-renowned high-fashion shops, restaurants and more, China represents a kaleidoscope of unique experiences.


Custom India Luxury Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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India is surprising and impressive, daunting, and few countries can match India’s frenetic pace and boundless energy. Some of the world’s oldest cities contrast with high tech areas rushing headlong into the future. India offers a remarkable experience for the adventurous traveler and those passionate about history.


South India 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Enjoy the rich variety South India has to offer from high-tech Bangalore, to the wildlife haven of Nagarhole National Park. Take in Chikmagalur, an important Jain pilgrimage center with its colossal, 10th-century statue of Gomateshwara. Experience the quiet charm of Mysore’s verdant gardens, tree-lined boulevards and sacred temples, and savor an overnight river cruise on the backwaters of Kerala on your own private, traditional houseboat.


North India 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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North India presents a remarkable wealth of culture, history, heritage and majestic architecture to explore.


Speed Collection India 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Fly within India by private jet and tour in Jaguar, Mercedes, and vintage cars from Dodge, Chevrolet and Chrysler from the 1930s and 1940s. Track wildlife in two of India’s premier tiger parks. Discover the temples of Khajuraho, Stay in former palaces that have been transformed into exquisite heritage hotels.


Indonesia’s Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Indonesia's Forests, Beaches and Traditional Cultures explores the world of orangutans and allows you to spend some time in the company of these extraordinary animals. Discover the rich cultural tapestry and important historic Hindu temples of Bali and Ubud. Venture out on a thrilling helicopter exploration over villages, deep river valleys, beautiful picturesque rice fields and the volcanic Kintamani Caldera. This is a spectacular Indonesian experience.


Indonesia in Depth 22 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Explore Indonesia, a country of islands… more than 17,000 islands that encompass a world of cultures, pristine islands, unique and rare wildlife, and adventure activities from exploring cave systems to spectacular diving.


Custom Indonesia Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Discover this extraordinary nation of islands, mist-shrouded mountains, amazing wildlife and vibrant cultures. Bali and Lombok are two of the country’s most famous islands, with lively culture, tranquil mountains, traditional villages and stunning beaches but Indonesia also has vast areas of wilderness that support the world’s second highest level of biodiversity.


Lake Hovsgol & Gobi Desert 10 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Kayak, hike, and visit historic sites in the country of nomads and the sweeping steppes.


Ulaanbaatar, Gobi Desert & Gorkhi Terelj National Park 7 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Explore a world of tradition and cultural encounters.


Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve & Gobi Desert 9 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Discover Mongolia, a mix of modern and ancient traditions.


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