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Experience Autumn in Asia

Story by Asia Transpacific Journeys

Posted: September 15, 2015
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As The West Cools, The East Heats Up, and Asia Becomes the Ultimate Fall Travel Destination

Asia Transpacific Journeys’ philosophy, “Journey Beyond the Ordinary™,” is far more than a motto – it’s the guideline by which they carefully curate exhilarating, educational and luxurious travel opportunities for travelers in search of unique experiences. The company’s team of highly esteemed guides, Tour Leaders and Travel Specialists has earned Asia Transpacific Journeys a reputation as one of the world’s leaders of foreign travel, recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the World’s Best Tour Operators, and the only to specialize in Asia.  They honor and build upon that reputation with each individual itinerary they develop. This fall, Asia Transpacific Journeys looks forward to a season of creating their most individualized, luxurious and educational itineraries to date.

Japan, a popular fall and winter destination, is a melting pot of contemporary and traditional culture. Witness the snow-topped peaks of Mount Fuji, fiery fall foliage and the bustling, urban landscape of Tokyo. Asia Transpacific Journeys’ unparalleled expertise in Japanese travel experience is vouched for by the Harvard Alumni Association—it entrusts Asia Transpacific Journeys with their Japanese excursions, knowing that the company’s signature blend of luxury and cultural immersion will delight their members.

Asia Transpacific Journeys likewise curates the ultimate Indian experiences, taking travelers on voyages of cultural awakening, rich in color and spice. Renowned for creating experiences both intimate and grand, Asia Transpacific Journeys invites its travelers to embrace everything that India has to offer—watch the sunrise illuminate the opulence of Taj Mahal, experience the pleasures of Indian home cooking with a personalized lesson in a family home or venture into the jungle to seek out the elusive Bengal tiger.

Sri Lanka, an often-overlooked travel destination, rewards intrepid travelers to its tropical shores with ancient Buddhist archaeological sites, colonial tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and age-old cities. Witness elephants and other native wildlife peacefully roaming the countryside and seek out deserted beaches—some of the region’s best. Having spent decades gained invaluable experience and insight into the people, landscape and sights of Sri Lanka, Asia Transpacific Journeys is a go-to travel resource for this charming, emerging destination.

With an accommodating climate (fall brings temperatures in the tropical mid-80s °F) and little rainfall, old French Indochina (Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos) makes for the perfect autumnal escape. New for 2015, Asia Transpacific Journeys’ travelers are invited to a luxury camping excursion at a deserted Khmer temple, nestled deep in the Cambodian countryside, Banteay Chhmar. After a day spent exploring the evocative, intimate ruins and conversing with the friendly local villagers, guests retire to their exclusive tented camp (complete with full en-suite) for a refreshing cocktail as they watch the sun set over the picturesque ruins.

This autumn, Myanmar’s popularity shows no signs of waning. For travelers looking to experience Myanmar (Burma) and all the wonders this jewel-box of a country has to offer, Asia Transpacific Journeys has curated the ultimate Burmese adventure, a four-night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan aboard an exquisite riverboat with cabins that rival luxury hotel rooms. During the day, stop and explore remote sites, inaccessible by land then spend the evenings at the on-board spa or enjoying a cocktail on deck. Back on solid ground, perhaps you’ll want to explore Burma from an entirely different perspective – high above the ground from the basket of a hot air balloon. Asia Transpacific Journeys’ many decades of experience in the region allows for endless possibilities.

For more information about a Custom Journey to Asia or the Pacific this autumn, please visit www.AsiaTranspacific.com or call (toll-free) 800-642-2742.