Small Group Journeys

For over 22 years we’ve been helping travellers, like you, discover the real Asia, creating unique experiences and stories that last a lifetime.

When you travel with one of our small groups, you’ll discover all the must-see attractions, while you weave your way through Asia. We’ll help you uncover genuine experiences and real insights into the places we travel.

Our small groups mean you won’t lose spontaneity, flexibility or your sense of independence. Our expert guides take care of everything so you can simply relax and enjoy your holiday. When it comes to carefully handcrafted journeys that create stories to last a lifetime, you can be sure we’ll take you there.

Why you’ll love small group travel

With an average of 12 and a guaranteed maximum of only 16 travellers, we don’t do ‘bus tours’, we do Small Group Journeys.

Travelling in a small group ensures more personal attention. We travel at a pace which allows you to make the most of each destination, in a small group you will never feel rushed. We’ll show you the best of your destination and also allow time for you to explore further or just relax, it’s your choice.

What’s included?

Small group touring

All touring and entrance fees are included, so there are no hidden extras. We’ll show you the best of your destination, but also travel at a pace that allows some time for you to explore on your own, or just relax.

Western tour leader

All groups of seven or more travellers will have a Western tour leader accompanying them for the entire trip. A tour leader understands your culture and needs, and ensures everything runs smoothly as well as offering a new perspective on your destination. Our tour leaders are some of the best in the business and receive outstanding reviews from returning travellers.

Local English-speaking guides

Our highly trained local guides are destination experts and will introduce you to true Asian experiences. They will show you their favourite places to eat, drink or shop, as well as give you a local’s perspective on the culture and history of the places you visit.

Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in quality hotels, chosen for comfort, location and where possible, local flavour. We’re proud of our hotels and list each one by name on your itinerary.

Meals

Breakfast is always included, as well as some lunches and dinners. When a meal is a unique part of your destination we’ll include it, like lunch at a local home in a Beijing hutong or a cooking class atop a Rajasthani palace. We also leave some meals free, so you can explore Asian cuisine your way. Otherwise you can count on your local guide to steer you and your travelling companions to authentic and fun local dining experiences.

Guaranteed departures

Each of our Small Group Journeys is guaranteed to operate once two travellers have booked and paid. If you are a single traveller and want to find out if your trip is guaranteed to depart, just call one of our Asia experts and they can advise how many people are booked on your trip.

Transfers

Arrival and departure transfers are included.

Tailor Made Tours - Itineraries Designed For the Independent Traveller!

If you'd prefer not to be part of a group, we specialise in tailor-made tours to suit the individual requirements of our customers. All of our itineraries and tours are privately escorted, and are fully flexible in terms of content, route and duration. So, if you would like to stay additional nights in a particular area, or omit part of a tour, we can adjust the itinerary to suit you.