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Far East Holidays

Far East Holidays are designed for those seeking adventure, excitement, relaxation, culture and historical sights, as well as breath taking natural surroundings, and for avid foodies. With a wealth of activities available, including sampling new dishes in kawaii (cute) cafés in Tokyo, exploring tranquil temples in Cambodia and relaxing on picturesque white sandy beaches in Thailand, there’s really something for everyone in Asia.

Learn about the history of the city Hiroshima, which is situated on Japan’s Honshu Island. Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II, killing thousands of people. Walk down some of the Great Wall of China, which was constructed over 500 years ago. The full length of the wall in northern China is thought to be around 21,000 km. After all that history, you’ll need to replenish your brain and body with some delicious traditional dishes, so dig into some authentic sushi in Japan or enjoy some Chow Mein in China.

Unlock a World of Wonder in the Far East

Dedicate a day or two to the fascinating temples of Cambodia, including Angkor Wat, Bayon and the Preah Vihear Temple. Indulge in some well earnt you time at one of the many wellness retreats in Asia, where you can enjoy pool facilities, spa treatments and just sit back and relax. Find your sense of adventure in the Philippines as you venture through the underground river and caves of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and marvel at the unspoilt serene scenery at the Chocolate Hills.

See more of the Far East by opting for one of our multi-centre packages. Combine nature and culture with our Singapore and the Philippines multi-centre. Alternatively, why not discover two of Vietnam’s most bustling and exciting cities with our Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An multi-centre?

Destination Highlights
  • See Asian elephants, orangutans, snow monkeys, tarsiers and incredible sea life
  • Unearth some of the world’s greatest historical sights, such as the Great Wall, Cu Chi Tunnels and the Killing Fields
  • Soothe your soul, mind and body by visiting famous temples, or treating yourself with a trip to a spa
  • Immerse yourself in local culture by as you travel by Rickshaw, moped, bullet train or long boat

Our favourite hotels

Find your dream accommodation and make your Far East holiday a truly magical experience. From luxury to unique hotels with a range of boarding options, we have something for everyone.

Dining on the Beach

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Borneo

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,559  pp

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort and Spa

Lebua Tower Club

Bangkok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,219  pp

Lebua Tower Club
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Soneva Kiri

Koh Kood

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €4,229  pp

Soneva Kiri

Fusion Maia Da Nang

Da Nang

H&J Rating
Fusion Maia Da Nang

Time Zone

From GMT +6.5 hours to +9 hours

Flight Time

Most countries can be reached directly, flight times range from 10 to 15 hours.

Visa Information

Each country has different rules - some require a visa to be arranged before landing

Language

While all countries in the Far East have their own language, English is generally spoken widely, especially in built up areas

Health Information

Contact your GP for the latest recommendations. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations.

Things to do in the Far East

You’ll find an enticing mix of landscapes and cultures in the Far East. Sprawling cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo will keep you on your toes, while otherworldly rice paddies in Indonesia and mystical temples in Cambodia will tell fascinating stories of bygone eras. The ancient customs and traditions you’ll encounter will captivate you long after you’ve left.

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    Exotic culture

    The cherished Geisha culture in Japan will instantly amaze you when you’re in the Gion District of Kyoto. You’ll be transfixed by their elegant kimonos and tea ceremonies. Across the Far East, the incense-filled temples and vibrant floating markets will leave you in awe.

  • Komodo Dragon

    Wildlife

    You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a pre-historic world when you see the Komodo dragons of Indonesia. And we’ve no doubt you’ll be completely moved by the mahout culture when you stay in an elephant camp up in the bucolic hills of Chiang Rai.

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    Cuisine

    Food in the Far East is a sensory experience like no other. From sampling street food at the night markets of Chiang Mai in Thailand to the freshest seafood in the Philippines, there is something on offer for everyone in the Far East. Made with the freshest of ingredients, most Asian dishes are light and almost always come served with rice which is a staple diet item.

  • Outdoor beach spa

    Spa & Wellness

    You need look no further than the Far East if you are after a spot of pampering and indulgence. The Far East will claim they have the best spa's anywhere in the world and there is some weight to this claim. Indulge yourself with full spa programmes at most of the properties in the Far East or why not try taking a course of yoga classes to really relax?

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    Touring

    The Far East lends itself very well to a multitude of touring options. Whether you want an in-depth, insider view of a country in detail or you want to see a variety of countries all in one trip of a lifetime, our tours and suggested multi-centre options will be sure to tempt you. Similarly, our Destination Specialists can tailor-make a tour that's just right for you.

  • Angkor Wat

    History

    Ancient Civilisations and the mystery surrounding them are almost around every corner you turn in the Far East. Explore the numerous temples dotted throughout Thailand, take a step back in time at Angkor Wat in Cambodia or learn about the ancient traditions and rituals of days gone by in China and Japan.

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    “Arriving in the Far East can sometimes give you a bit of culture shock. I highly recommend spending a few days adjusting with massages or a beach break before you dive into the culture.”

  • Nick, Senior Destination Manager

    Nick

    Senior Destination Manager

    “The Far East is all about contrasts. Combine one of the world’s busiest cities before tucking away in a sleepy island town. Then head out into nature with canoeing or hiking to really experience the best of Asia.”

     

Our Far East destinations

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Far East

Vietnam

Vietnam
Marina Bay View Singapore

Far East

Singapore

Singapore
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Far East

Thailand

Thailand
a person standing in front of a stone building with Angkor Wat in the background

Far East

Cambodia

Cambodia
rice terraces ubud

Far East

Indonesia

Indonesia
Palawan, Philippines

Far East

Philippines

Philippines
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Far East

China

China
Temple

Far East

Laos

Laos
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Far East

Japan

Japan
Sungai Balas Tea Plantation

Far East

Malaysia

Malaysia
Balloons over Bagan

Far East

Myanmar

Myanmar

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