Holidays in the Far East
The Far East and the Orient are areas that conjure up a myriad of images; from a swaying palm tree backing a white sandy beach on a secluded island off the coast of Thailand, to the high rise hustle and bustle of the most modern cities in the world, such as Tokyo or Singapore. It really is a land of contrasts; the climate can go from idyllic blue skies with scarcely a breath of wind to Pacific Typhoons battering the coasts of China and Korea.
Bali is an island almost unreal in today's hectic and changing world. Terraced ricefields dominate the landscape, with an impressive background of mountains and volcanoes. Visitors are drawn to the island for its relaxed way of life and especially the stunning beaches, combined with some of the friendliest people in the world, make Bali an irresistible holiday and stopover destination.
The emergence of China in the last 20 years into a mainstream holiday destination is testament to its stunning natural landscapes and its mystical cultural background. From the Great Wall to Tiananmen Square, the capital Beijing offers a good introduction to this fascinating city. Shanghai's skyscrapers and capitalist feel contrasts with this and again offers a stunning destination in its own right.
Hong Kong & Macau
Hong Kong, the worlds most famous harbour and one of the most stunning backdrops in South East Asia, is really a must see destination on any round the world excursion or trip to the Far East. Incredible culinary delights with an array of restaurants, a shoppers delight, world class hotels and even the newest Disneyland Resort. Hong Kong, Live it! Love it! Just seventy kilometres from Hong Kong, Macau is the gambling capital of Asia. New resort hotels contrast with the peaceful scenery.
Discover the warmth and hospitality of a gentle, ancient culture, a country of festivals, of relaxing in warm baths and experiencing tea ceremonies. If you would prefer something more action-packed, then try one of the many theme parks, sporting events, or going shopping. Whatever your pleasure, the time you spend in Japan will certainly be unforgettable.
Malaysia is a very varied country from the rainforests of Borneo to the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. Countless beaches surround tropical island paradises, the infrastructure is modern and the value for money is fantastic (the pound in your pocket goes a long way here).
We are delighted to present a small selection of mini trips as an introduction to holiday ideas in the Far East. From three nights in bustling Hong Kong to complete relaxation on a stunning tropical island paradise. We can offer many diverse destinations throughout this fascinating and exciting region - cities, beaches, rainforests and mountains.
Singapore is one of the most popular stopover destinations in the world; however its attractions surely deserve a longer stay from overseas visitors. The tropical climate lends itself to relaxing by a sparkling hotel pool, although with shopping a plenty, the history and culture, vibrant markets and tasty cuisine, it is difficult to keep away.
South Korea is a modern and dynamic country, boasting the tenth largest economy in the world, it has played host to major international events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup. South Korea is a lush green and mountainous country. Its eastern shores are fringed with many sandy beaches, while on the west coast the mountains plunge dramatically into the ocean. Off the southern coast are dotted more than 3,000 islands, providing beautiful and unparalleled scenery.
A country that has realised its potential in every area, from idyllic beaches to hi-tech cities, from its proud history to its breathtaking scenery. Sophisticated hotels, exotic island hideaways, smiling people and a fabulous cuisine - what more could you ask for in a destination?