Asian Encounters

It’s the Asian Century and this exciting, dynamic continent is right on our doorstep, inviting exploration. Experience Asia’s thriving contemporary arts scene, traditional culture and history, and marvel at the unique coexistence of ancient and modern in peaceful harmony. This region is brimming with creativity, innovation and vibrancy. And of course there’s the cuisine…

Serendipitous Sri Lanka

ANCIENT CITIES, COLONIAL HERITAGE, WILDLIFE AND NATURE

with Richard Mendis

22 April – 06 May 2017 (15 days)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

Autumn Colours of Japan

CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY GARDENS OF NORTHERN JAPAN

with Helen Young

01–16 October 2017 (16 days)

**INCLUDES FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA**

The Foodies’ Tour of Korea

A CULINARY, CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL EXPLORATION

with Heather Jeong

05–15 October 2017 (11 days)

**INCLUDES FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA**

More than Meets the Eye

CONTEMPORARY ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN JAPAN

with Kathryn Hunyor

07–19 October 2017 (13 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

Bhutan: the Last Himalayan Kingdom

MOUNTAINS AND MONASTERIES

with Joyce Morgan

08–21 October 2017 (14 days)

**LIMITED NUMBERS – EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED**

Kyoto

NARA–KYOTO

with Renaissance Tours

19–24 October 2017 (6 days)

Designed as a post-tour to More than Meets the Eye, this tour can be booked on its own.

The Ubud Writers Festival

THOUGHTS, WORDS AND SIGHTS IN BALI

with Robin de Crespigny

22–30 October 2017 (9 days)

**INCLUDES FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA**

Journey Along the Silk Road

XI'AN TO KASHGAR

with Joyce Morgan

September/October 2018 (19 days)

Follow the 2,000-year-old Silk Road through the ancient cities, Buddhist monasteries and bustling bazaars of western China which still throng with traders from across Asia.

Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

TOKYO TO SAPPORO

with John McBride, AM

04-18 September 2018 (15 days)

Discover some of the intricacies of art in Northern Japan, where traditional culture rubs shoulders with sleek modernity.