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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Asia & The Orient Tours

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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.


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

Starting Price: $12,600

“I’ve traveled to the furthest corners of India ever since I was a child, and have always been in love with the country, its history, and its politics. For a long time now, I have felt that India had all the tools to be truly great, if it would just get out of its own way. That applies especially to tourism. For years, every commercial and magazine article talked about palaces and grand monuments. All integral parts of India, however, hardly the complete story. I began to look for community involvement – an integral component to the equation of authenticity. I was disappointed with the answers I received. Where was the value, where was the authenticity? Many seemed reluctant to explore new ideas. I want to introduce you to the India I know such as in this itinerary where we take you to Haridwar, closer to the source of the sacred Ganges River, where the water flows clean. You witness an aarti ceremony in the evening along the river, where prayer ceremonies are performed with passion, not for tourism’s sake. Indeed, you’ll find few tourists here. This is the authentic North India I want to share with you.”


The Silken Thread – Tribal Connections 18 Days 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

Starting Price: $5,350

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


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

Starting Price: $8,695

Discover the famous tea plantations of Darjeeling and Glenburn, and the historic monasteries and fortresses of Bhutan.


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.


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

Starting Price: $8,350

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

Starting Price: $6,690

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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Indonesia’s forests, beaches and traditional cultures 16 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Explore the world of orangutans as 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

Starting Price: $10,470

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 Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $2,450

Discover this extraordinary nation of islands, mist-shrouded mountains, and vibrant cultures.


Custom Mongolia Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $6,500

Discover the country of Genghis Khan, the last wild horses and the Gobi Desert.


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.


President’s Pick: Incredible Indochina 28 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $12,050

“I first visited Indochina with my family in 1998, and remembered thinking how much potential this region had if the infrastructure could just be improved. Fast forward to today and the conversation has changed completely to ‘how do we keep these areas authentic?’ This itinerary answers that question. Noted chef and author Daniel Hoyer introduces you to Hanoi's street foods, and you will visit the studio of celebrated artist Helene Kling in Ho Chi Minh City, who has lived in Vietnam since 1996. You even spend a night on a floating luxury hotel on the famous River Kwai. From world-class accommodations to sailing the Mekong River, this exceptional journey takes you to the cutting edge.”


Thailand – A Natural Adventure 20 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Thailand offers adventures from the newest craze - wine tasting at a boutique vineyard, to canoeing mangrove swamps. Explore rainforest canopies by zipline and encounter the some of Asia's traditional Hill Tribe villages.


Thailand & Cambodia 17 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Starting Price: $11,350

This extraordinary Southeast Asia adventure explores new territory from a cutting-edge winery, to quad biking in the rainforest, to exploring ancient Khmer temples, to a luxurious private island stay. Explore Asia with us. Learn about Asian elephants and the mahouts that work with them at a training school. Discover the art of Thai cooking. Spend a day experiencing a tropical rainforest canopy on zip lines, across sky bridges, and abseiling from towering trees. Set out on quad bikes to encounter Banteay Ampeul Temple, nearly lost in time.


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