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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President’s Pick: Incredible Indochina 29 Days President’s Picks Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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“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 wine tasting 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

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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.


Thailand 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Visit this land of natural beauty, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and amazing ruins of ancient kingdoms. Explore the intricacies of Thai cooking during a day-long cooking class and savor two relaxing days on the lovely island of Phuket.


Custom Thailand Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Come to Thailand for distinctive cultures, striking mountain landscapes and stunning beaches as well as a menu of adventure activities from elephant encounters to scuba diving.


Indochina 19 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Discover Indochina with its remarkable landscapes, amazing cultures and welcoming people as you experience a Vietnamese cooking class, Cambodia's remarkable Angkor Wat and Loas' rural lifestyles.


Custom Vietnam Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s):

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Discover the best of Vietnam from stunning Halong Bay to Hue’s Old Imperial City to the vast Mekong Delta.


Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam 15 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Experience traditional lifestyles and exquisite natural attractions of Southeast Asia. Cruise Vietnam's scenic Halong Bay, with its thousands of limestone islands, stroll the busy lanes of Hoi An, and Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor Wat. Explore Luang Prabang, Laos, an enchanting town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its wealth of historic temples and colonial-style buildings.


Custom Malaysia & Singapore Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Malaysia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur bring to mind images of adventure. Wildlife, diverse ethnic groups, exotic flora, dramatic cave formations and distinctive cities are just the beginning of this southeast Asia region.


Myanmar 10 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Explore Myanmar's rich tapestry of ancient temples, villages and cultural traditions. Experience the extraordinary Bagan temple site from two unique perspectives - by hot air balloon and by bicycle!


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

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Hot air ballooning over Bagan's ancient temples; some 800 tropical islands in the Andaman Sea; the Irrawaddy River, the bloodline of the nations and the stilt villages of Inle Lake are but a taste of all that Myanmar has to offer.


Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos: Minority Tribes of Indochina 21 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Experience Myanmar’s spectacular Bagan dotted with thousands of 800-year-old temple ruins. Explore Cambodia’s fabled Angkor Wat and Koh Ker sites. Discover Loas’ rural towns and villages, home to some of the region's last traditional cultures. This adventure stirs the imagination of travelers willing to take in new experiences.


Japan 8 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Discover multi-faceted Japan, from ancient temples to high energy cities such as Tokyo. Experience Japan's Shinkansen bullet train between Hakone to Kyoto. In Kyoto, try your hand at one of Japan's ancient art forms --the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy, origami, or cooking.


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

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Japan is a unique mix of both traditional and high-technology society, and blend ancient castle towns to the hundreds of islands in the Ryukyu Island chain. From tea ceremonies to bullet trains, Japan offers a rich and varied travel adventure.


Central Bhutan 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Bhutan is the only country in the world that supports a policy of “Gross National Happiness”. Experience the dramatic, high-altitude landscapes, the kingdom's historic monasteries, hidden villages and welcoming people.


Custom Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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The fabled Himalayan mountains have profoundly shaped the cultures Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. Incredibly scenic Himalayan landscapes, rich traditions and welcoming people are on hand for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime journey into another world.


Laos & Cambodia Rural Landscapes 12 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Journey through the traditional towns and villages and rural landscapes of Laos and Cambodia. Experience Cambodia's staggering 12th century site of Angkor Wat. Enjoy a personal encounter with Asia elephants at elephant camp. Hike across bamboo bridges, past waterfalls, and fantastic limestone formations. Raft down Nam Khan River and take a quad bike into the forest to reach a nearly forgotten temple. Visit organic farms and rice fields in the heart of Cambodia. Discover Laos' relaxed capital of Vientiane and the temple-rich city of Luang Prabang.


Custom Cambodia & Laos Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Explore Cambodia's ancient temple complexes of Angkor Wat, and Laos, land lost in time. Learn about their cultures and traditions, and discover the towns and provinces of northern Laos,


Cambodia & Laos 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Cambodia and Laos offer a wealth of history, cultures, arts and architecture from Cambodia’s crown jewel of Khmer art - the fabled Angkor temple complex, and Laos' Luang Prabang, an enchanting UNESCO World Heritage Site of historic temples, monasteries and colonial-style buildings.


Legendary China 29 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Explore the depth of China, its vast history and amazing cities and towns. See the inspiration for the mountain in the movie "Avatar." Enjoy unique excursions such as traveling in a sidecar of a replica of a 1930’s BMW M71 motorcycle in Shanghai; touring Guilin by bicycle; and taking a bamboo raft along the Yulong River through amazing landscapes.


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