South Asia
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Mustand_shrine
16 days

Everest Base Camp

The classic route to Everest Base Camp
Lukla (2 days) Namche Bazaar (2) Tengboche Monastery (1) Dingboche (2) Lobuche (1) Kala Patthar (1) Everest Base Camp (1) Pheriche (1) Phortse (1) Monjo (1) Lukla (1) Lukla (2)
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14 days

Annapurna & Poon Hill sunrise

A customisable trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hill
Pokhara (2 days) Ghorepani (1) Poon Hill (1) Chhomrong (1) Sinuwa Hill (1) Deurali (1) Machhapucchare Base Camp (1) Annapurna Sanctuary (1) Dovan Chhomrong Pokhara Pokhara (2)
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14 days

Forbidden Mustang

A Trek Through Nepal’s Restricted Tibetan Side
Pokhara (2 days) Kagbeni (1) Chhusang (2) Samar Ghilin (1) Lo Manthang (1) Yara (1) Tange (1) Chhusang (1) Jomsom Pokhara (2)
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15 days

Manaslu Circuit

A wilder, quieter and more remote trek to see Himalayan giants
Kathmandu (1 days) Soti Khola (1) Machha Khola (2) Philim (1) Deng (1) Namrung (1) Lho (1) Samdo (2) Larkya Glacier (1) Larkya La Pass (1) Dharapani (1) Kathmandu (2)
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15 days

Helambu & Langtang

Crowd-free trekking on Kathmandu’s doorstep
Kathmandu (1 days) Chisapani (1) Gul Bhanjyang (1) Magingoth (1) Tharepati (1) Surche Phedi (1) Lauribina (1) Thulo Syabru (1) Lama Hotel (1) Langtang Valley (1) Kyanjin Gompa (2) Lama Hotel (1) Syabru Besi (1) Kathmandu (1)
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8 days

Classic Golden Triangle

Explore the culture and history of northern India
Delhi (3 days) Agra (2) Jaipur (3) Delhi
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13 days

India's Golden Triangle & tigers

Taj Mahal and Rajasthan tiger safari
Delhi (3 days) Agra (3) Ranthambore National Park (2) Jaipur (3) Mumbai (2)
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21 days

Classic northern India

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan by train, plane and automobile
Delhi (3 days) Agra (3) Jaipur (3) Jaisalmer (3) Udaipur (3) Mumbai (3)
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13 days

Golden Triangle and Goa

A journey through India's cultural triangle and Goan beaches
Delhi (3 days) Agra (2) Jaipur (3) Goa (4)
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15 days

Golden Triangle and Rajasthan extended

A journey into the heart of Rajasthan
Delhi (3 days) Agra (3) Ranthambore National Park (2) Jaipur (3) Jodhpur (2) Udaipur (2)
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11 days

Beach, islands and tigers

Desert island beaches and Royal Bengal tigers
Chennai (1 days) Andaman and Nicobar Islands (3) Chennai (1) Ranthambore National Park (3) Jaipur (2) Delhi (1)
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7 days

Keralan tea and beaches

Backwaters, plantations and hidden beaches
Kochi (3 days) Periyar National Park (2) Kumarakom (3)
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14 days

Golden Triangle and best of Kerala

India's classic route combined with Keralan adventure
Delhi (2 days) Agra (2) Jaipur (2) Kochi (3) Periyar National Park (2) Kumarakom (3)
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16 days

Complete Sri Lanka

Ancient temples and endless beaches
Colombo (2 days) Polonnaruwa (3) Kandy (2) Haputale (2) Udawalawe (1) Tangalle (3) Colombo (3)
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13 days

Southern Sri Lanka experience

Tea, treks and Tangalle’s beaches
Galle (3 days) Haputale (3) Yala National Park (2) Tangalle (4) Colombo (1)
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17 days

Nature and wildlife explorer

The best of rural Sri Lanka
Colombo (2 days) Paramakanda Rock temple (3) Polonnaruwa (2) Knuckles Mountain Range (2) Gal Oya National Park (3) Yala National Park (2) Galle (3)
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14 days

Undiscovered Sri Lanka

Explore the hidden northeast
Colombo (2 days) Jaffna (3) Trincomalee (4) Wilpattu National Park (2) Paramakanda Rock temple (2)
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14 days

Slow travel Sri Lanka

Culture, countryside and beaches
Colombo (2 days) Polonnaruwa (3) Kandy (3) Galle (6)
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16 days

Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle and Maldives beaches

Luxury Sri Lanka and Maldives adventure
Colombo (2 days) Polonnaruwa (3) Kandy (2) Haputale (3) Colombo (1) Maldives (5)
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  • India

    India

    A dazzling kaleidoscope of colour
    Over one billion people and 23 major languages — India is one of the world's most diverse places...
  • Nepal

    Nepal

    The country at the top of the world
    With the spectacular Himalayas running down its eastern side, it’s no surprise Nepal is known as the roof of the world...
  • Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka

    Ancient civilisation and endless beaches
    From ancient ruins to a vibrant and welcoming contemporary culture; from lazy afternoons on glorious beaches to hikes through the rolling hills of tea country and wild elephant spotting in untouched national parks; this is a destination that truly has it all...
  • Maldives

    Maldives

    Perfect beaches and the best diving in the world
    Made up of more than 1,100 individual islands, the Maldives is home to arguably the world’s finest beaches...

Where to go in South Asia

Our recommended places

India

India

Over one billion people and 23 major languages — India is one of the world's most diverse places. You could visit every year for a lifetime and still not see all of it. Many come for its colourful history and tongue-tingling food, or to find themselves at the feet of a Yogi. However, the list of adventures in India is never-ending. You can trek in the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, hunt for tigers deep in the jungle, head out to watch a desert sunset on camelback or get lost in aeons-old temples — many of which are still used for worship today.

The contrasts in this kaleidoscopic world can be extreme, particularly in the cities where you'll see sleek skyscrapers on one street and people sleeping on pavements on the next. It's the kind of destination that you have to respond to: the intensity of the experiences will challenge and enthral you. Some find it a little overwhelming, but many more get utterly hooked and come back time and again.

Nepal

Nepal

With the spectacular Himalayas running down its eastern side, it’s no surprise Nepal is known as the roof of the world. Getting out into these vast panoramas with their immense snowy peaks, flower-strewn meadows and sparkling lakes — while also making time to relax at chilled out Pokhara — is reason enough to visit. But there's far more to Nepal than just mountains and trekking.

Down on the hot lush plains of the Terai, you'll find a brace of magical national parks where rare beasts like one-horned rhino and tiger roam and the trees twitch with birdlife. Your chances of seeing rhino are surprisingly high if you visit in the spring. Then there are the cultural jewels, a scattering of ancient cities stuffed with serene temples, cobbled alleys and hidden squares. In parts of Bhaktapur, Patan and the vibrant capital Kathmandu, it feels like life hasn't changed in generations.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

From ancient ruins to a vibrant and welcoming contemporary culture; from lazy afternoons on glorious beaches to hikes through the rolling hills of tea country and wild elephant spotting in untouched national parks; this is a destination that truly has it all.

Despite having its hard-won stability rocked by the tragic events of Easter 2019, Sri Lanka's tourism infrastructure is developing in leaps and bounds. Hospitality is warm and abundant, transport is convenient, and accommodation — particularly in the independent boutique sector — is world-class.

Maldives

Maldives

Made up of more than 1,100 individual islands, the Maldives is home to arguably the world’s finest beaches. There are literally hundreds of fine white powder beaches jutting up against an impossibly blue Indian Ocean. But it’s what’s in the water that makes the Maldives truly special.

The archipelago’s clear waters teem with marine life, lively corals and underwater caves waiting to be explored by intrepid divers. Look for schools of brightly coloured tropical fish, manta rays, turtles and sharks — all in water so warm that wetsuits normally aren’t necessary.

The Maldives isn’t just about the ocean. Recent changes have allowed locals to open independent guesthouses, allowing travellers to explore the islands beyond the big resorts. Island-hopping is now possible, opening up the Maldives to a whole new type of travel.

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