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East Asia travel guide

Nothing quite prepares you for East Asia - a world where the ancient and the futuristic collide, where tradition and innovation exist side by side, where complex cultures intertwine with global trends. Lose yourself in cities filled with thousands of years of history, explore elaborate temples and glimpse the region's spiritual way of life.
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East Asia adventure tours 

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Discover Japan | 14 days

Capture the many faces of Japan on this condensed tour - savor the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji. You'll stay in a traditional ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs. A great combination of the traditional and the contemporary, this adventure provides a taste of the rich culture of Japan.
A view of the Terracotta Army sculptures in Xi'an

Hong Kong to Beijing | 14 days

Visit the Shaolin Temple on the holy mountain of Song Shan, Experience the hustle and bustle of Beijing, Explore the ancient city of Xi'an and sing your heart out during a private karaoke session, Taste the spicy food Chengdu is known for.
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Japan in One Week | 8 days

You might only have a week but what a week it is! Tick off three major cities: Tokyo, where you'll dive into futuristic like the Robot Restaurant before jumping on the iconic bullet train to Kyoto with a contrasting ancient atmosphere. Finally, give your taste buds a treat in foodie heaven, Osaka.

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