The world's largest continent is as diverse as its vast population. From the silent and sacred Himalayas to glitzy cosmopolitan cities, from the world's highest summit to an entire village inside a Malay longhouse, from gargantuan ancient temples to the human-sized Terra Cotta Warriors, the magnitude of five millennia spreads across a land that must be experienced to be believed.
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Himalayan peaks frame an scene of yaks grazing in mountain meadows. Colorful religious festivals celebrate an ancient Buddhist culture remarkably intact. Tucked between India and Tibet, this real-life Shangri-la is nearly as elusive as the revered snow leopard that lives here. Independent travel to Bhutan is not allowed, making an official tour the only way to visit.
The world's third largest island is divided among the nations of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Borneo's currency is adventure: explore miles of caves or meet an orangutan face-to-face. Smiling children meet wooden canoes on a journey into the Sarawak jungle. Enjoy song, dance, and tuak rice wine from a people whose ancestors practiced headhunting. Friendly Planet makes discount travel to Borneo easy and affordable!
Experience sun rise or set from the breath-taking ruins of Angkor Wat, once the largest preindustrial city in the world. The centuries weigh heavy at the towers of Angkor Thom, where giant, stone-carved faces gaze silently at the four points of the compass, and Ta Prohm, a lost temple shrouded in mystery and twisted banyan trees. Friendly Planet makes discount travel to Cambodia both easy and affordable!
The sheer magnitude of the world's third largest nation with 5,000 years of history is brought down to human scale by the sight of an old woman pushing a wooden cabbage cart or the 8,000 life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors. China offers travelers a wealth of adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences. From sparkling Macau, the Las Vegas of China, to the holy temples of Beijing, China holds surprises at every turn. Touring China is an experience you'll never forget, let a discount China tour package from Friendly Planet help take you there!
Rickshaws race through Delhi streets crowded with vendors, camel carts, motorcycles and cows. Elephants take tourists uphill to Amber Fort, a 16th century palace decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. A discount tour of India from Friendly Planet will leave no shortage of places to explore and things to see. Find respite inside the Taj Mahal, a world masterpiece of Persian, Indian and Islamic architecture.
At Sensoji, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple, believers rub incense smoke on ailing body parts, while neon in the Ginza shopping district exudes sophisticated affluence. Iconic Mt. Fuji rises above trendy hot springs resorts, an electric cable car soars above 400,000-year-old Lake Ashi, and the Shinkansen bullet train speeds to ancient Kyoto. With so much to see, let Friendly Planet help you find the perfect Japan travel package -- at an incredible discount too!
Savvy travelers have known about Malaysia's many wondrous touring opportunities for years. It is an irresistible vacation spot for everyone - from nature lovers who long to explore the flora and fauna of pristine rainforests to sophisticated urbanites who crave great food and night life, fantastic shopping, and futuristic architecture. Malaysia has something to offer to any traveler, let a discount tour from Friendly Planet help take you there!
For seekers of spiritual enlightenment or the world's highest summit, travel to Nepal holds a mystical allure. Take a scenic flight over 29,000-foot Mount Everest, explore Buddhist and Hindu temples, then come down to earth in the medieval streets of Kathmandu, capital of this ancient kingdom. The aroma of colorful spices and the clang of cymbals intoxicate.
Incense mingles with aromatic foods as your tuk-tuk zips through Bangkok's narrow streets lined with Buddha statues for sale. Chants drift from Buddhist temples and the chatter of locals fishing from the Chao Phraya River. Mediate on the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam or the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Our discount tours of Thailand include everything you need for the trip of a lifetime!
A Tibet tour package to the "rooftop of the world" steals your breath away, quite literally with a 12,000-foot capital city at Lhasa. Surrounding the peacefulness of the Dalai Lama's palace is the Bakhor market where shoppers bargain for colorful carpets and prayer wheels. In Tsedang, the 1200-year-old Samye monastery mimics the design of the ideal universe described in Buddhist scripture. A discount tour to Tibet with Friendly Planet is like nothing else you'll ever experience!
French cathedrals, gothic architecture, a vibrant Chinatown, and miles of underground Viet Cong tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bespeak a culture of colonization and conquerors in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), while Hanoi stands as Vietnam's culture and the arts center. Long-burdened by memories of war, Vietnam today is recast as a bustling tourist destination. A discount tour from Friendly Planet helps make traveling to Vietnam easy and affordable!