In Herman Heese’s seminal classic Sidharttha, our young protagonist says across the river: “They heard it laugh, but they did not hear it all. Listen, you will hear more. “The river embodies the concept that the only constant in life is change, whether you drive the Irrawaddy in Myanmar, the Mekong in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, or meander through the limestone karst of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam Passages of Asia have the opportunity to hear everything the water has to say.
It is estimated that the Mekong, Asia’s largest river, affects the daily lives of 300 million people. The Mekong is more than just a waterway, from the power supply of the cities to the supply of distant villages. The Irrawaddy, which neatly halves Myanmar from north to south, is the testing ground for the endangered river dolphin, but also connects Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon. Similar stories can be told from all waters of Asia.
Take a break over the Easter holidays with our luxury well-being escapes in idyllic destinations worldwide. From family exciting holidays in Vietnam, to couples beach spa breaks in the Bali and singles yoga retreats in Thailand; there is a health and wellness holiday for everyone. With a variety of options, tailor-make your Easter well-being retreat with a combination of healthy cuisine, luxury spa treatments, fitness classes, sports and activities galore. From hiking to mountain biking, tennis to golf, meditation to detox and scuba diving to boot camps, our Easter wellness breaks will return you home healthier and happier.
Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth, of new-beginnings and fresh starts. Why not take the time to begin a new healthy chapter in your life, and get back to nature with a Spring Renewal Holiday? Focus on your health and wellbeing in stunning holiday destinations including Sapa in Vietnam, Palawan in Philippines, Krabi in Thailand and more. Whether you are looking to detox, lose weight, or just unwind in awe-inspiring surroundings, you can rejuvenate abroad on a healthy holiday that is tailored to help you achieve your wellness goals.
Summer is the best time to travel, especially for those who are traveling with the family. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are only a few holiday destinations in Asia that have good weather in July and August. Everywhere in Far East, Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent summer temperatures can rise up to unbearable heights and the tropical storm threatens to make your holidays to South East Asia to become a washout. Thankfully, there are exceptions and we are confident to recommend the following best places to visit in Asia during the summer months. Brightly sunshine across the Indonesian Islands provides the very best holiday destinations in Asia. Bali promises a successful trip of culture and luxury – from the Ultimate Aman Experience combines Amankila, Amandari and Aman Villas at Nusa Dua – to the options of Boutique Indonesia tour explores further flung tropical islands including Lombok and Moyo Island. Other great Asia holiday destinations include: South Thailand, Hoi An in Vietnam or Malaysia which has warm and sunny tropical weather in July and August and some excellent resorts have opened up here in recent years.
At this time of year, when we’re scraping the ice off our windscreens of the car before work and wearing 10 layers just to nip to the shops, it is Southeast Asia’s dreamy palm-fringed beaches that hold the most allure. South-East Asia (S.E.A) constantly attracts travelers all around the world who want to enjoy the tropical-sunny weather! Located very close to the equator, the countries of this part of the world do not experience any of the four seasons. Instead, the weather perpetually switches between rain and sun – (mostly) all throughout the year, making it a haven for holiday goers outside the region!
Run away from the busy festive season for a healthy trip with our luxury Christmas & New Year Holiday in idyllic destinations in South East Asia. From family fitness holidays in Vietnam, to couples beach spa breaks in the Koh Samui and singles yoga retreats in Bali, there is a winter sun solution for all holiday maker. You may find time to relax over the Christmas Day with our rejuvenating Traditional spa, de-stress and healing wellness holidays, or get a head start on your New Year’s resolution with our active outdoor adventure trip, Yoga and detox retreats. Tailor-make your festive season holiday with a combination of healthy cuisine, luxury spa treatments, local activities encounter or bamboo boat riding in Hoi An.