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Five luxurious "experiential" tours in Asia

17 Aug 2016 by Clement Huang
Mt. Fuji tour, credit: DoctorJoeE, cc4.0, wikipedia

TOKYO, JAPAN

WHAT A private tour of Mount Fuji and Sengen Shrine

INFO A fully guided tour of the iconic Mount Fuji. Travellers will have the opportunity to experience the mountain’s snow-covered peak and capture panoramic photos of the surroundings. This tour package also comes with a visit to a sacred Shinto shrine, lunch at a traditional Japanese village, and a trip to Mouth Fuji’s 5th station – where a small observatory is located delivering views of Yamanaka – one of five lakes that lie at the foot of the mountain.

COST From US$350

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CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

WHAT A hot air balloon ride over the jungle with breakfast

INFO The northern Thai city is well known for its lush mountainous rainforests and hill tribe communities. Trekking through the forest is a popular option to experience the region, but for a different perspective, why not enjoy a birds-eye view. A private one-hour hot air balloon ride will see travellers drift above the countryside, just as the sun is beginning to rise. A picnic-style breakfast is provided, accompanied with a glass of champagne and stunning views.

COST From US$342

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Chenang Beach, Langkawi

LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA

WHAT Sailing in Langkawi

INFO Affectionately known as the “Jewel of Kedah”, Langkawi is made up of 99 islands and is listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark. With its impressive rock formations, powder-white beaches and cascading waterfalls, Langkawi is a great spot for travellers to island hop. A luxury yacht excursion around the archipelago allows travellers to explore the outlying islands and beaches, while enjoying a barbecue lunch from the comfort of their vessel, with free-flow beverages.

COST From US$164

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SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

WHAT Helicopter ride over Angkor Wat

INFO As an UNESCO World Heritage listed site, Angkor Wat is one of the most popular and busiest attractions in Cambodia. However, travellers can choose to beat the crowds by experiencing the beauty of this landmark from the air. A helicopter ride around the area comes with an informative guide who will provide commentary about the historic attraction. The experiences is rounded off by a traditional dance performance and a Cambodian dinner.

COST US$591

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Yala National Park, credit: Adbar, cc3.0, wikipedia

SRI LANKA

WHAT Overnight safari in Yala National Park

INFO This tour takes travellers to Yala National Park – the second largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka. Home to the world’s highest density of leopards, the experience will see two guides take guests through the wilderness in search of the big cats. Expect to see other animals on the way, such as elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and deer. To top it off, guests will enjoy a starlit dinner and accommodation in a luxurious private tent.

COST US$375

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