Asia is back with a bang – and this time we’re heading beyond the beaches and megacities.
Our new trips and experiences in Asia for 2023 sidestep the obvious, connecting travellers to the continent’s epic landscapes, ancient cultures and modern communities more deeply than ever before.
Step off Asia’s tourist trail
While there’s a time and a place for Asia’s big-hitting hotspots, we’ve found that the most magical travel moments often happen far from the well-trodden trail. Leave the crowds behind and make tracks for the quiet corners of the continent, where real-life experiences are all around you.
Whether it’s a rural tea farm in Japan, a traditional yurt in Kyrgyzstan, or the world’s highest monastery in Tibet, these new adventures through Asia’s little-visited destinations have a big impact – both for you and the people you meet along the way.6 ways you can go beyond Asia’s hotspots
Trip pick: Japan Highlights
"Japan’s cities are a sight to behold, but it’s the countryside in between that will surprise you the most. The highlight of this trip for me has to be the farmstay in the lush green tea region of Kawane, where you’ll help harvest the leaves and be rewarded with a farm-to-table feast."
Top Asia trips for 2023
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