We are the regional experts in tailor-made private itineraries across
North and South East Asia for leisure, corporate and incentive travel
Reasons for travelling with us
Enjoy a higher quality of service with access to the best guides, restaurants, sights and hotels
Get news, tips and suggestions from our staff as you travel
Have access to lesser known sights, restaurants and events through our ongoing research
Western run company based in Asia with a strong understanding of a Western traveller’s wishes
Get a phone for the duration of your trip for 24 hour support and assistance in fluent English
Have any problems dealt with swiftly and efficiently, no waiting for the overseas office to open
Be whimsical! Change your plans as you travel (within reason), we are just a phonecall away!
Travel in the Far East is exciting and invigorating. From the windswept heights of
Tibet, across the historic Silk Road, into the lush jungles of Indochina and the
enthralling diversity of Japan, China and Thailand, let us show you the true face
of Asia. We operate from the Far East and offer up to date information, highly
competitive prices, unrivaled support and a deep understanding of local culture.
A bit about us...
As a Western run company based in China and operated by former tour managers
and expats, we are uniquely placed to understand the needs of Western travellers.
We offer unparalleled service in the field of tailor-made cultural journeys.
Collectively we spend several months every year on research trips across our destinations
to refresh our personal knowledge, seek out exciting new areas for you to visit,
cherry-pick the most comfortable hotels for you to relax at and assess the safety of our
tours and excursions.
As former tour managers and long term residents of Asia we have repeatedly visited the
sights and places we recommend so that we can offer you balanced and comprehensive
Most importantly, we love this vibrant and exciting part of the world and we are
determined to show you the places, people and sights that will undoubtedy make
you fall for this thrilling region as well.
A typical Mandarin Journeys holiday in Asia blurs the line between traditional luxury
holidays and grassroots adventure travel. We understand that visitors want to experience
the essence of Asian culture in style and comfort while occasionally also stepping out of the
comfort zone to get up close and personal with the wild and adventurous side of Asia.
The majority of our holidays are experienced on a private basis for individuals, families or
small groups of friends. Our travellers never have to share guides and transportation with
strangers. Every individual is entitled to any amount of personal attention they require while
on tour and we even provide our groups with mobile phones for the duration of their stay so
that they can communicate with us directly when necessary.
GUIDES are carefully vetted and selected based on their knowledge, guiding experience,
English proficiency and overall performance. Guides can make or break the experience and
enjoyment of any given place so we have taken great care to select only the best available.
DRIVERS are fully licensed and have been safely transporting foreign visitors for many
years. Courteous and efficient, drivers typically speak little English but they know their
region inside out and are delighted to show travellers the best it has to offer.
RESTAURANTS are chosen for cleanliness, variety and food freshness. In the more remote
regions where high-quality restaurants are sparse we will seek out the best available dining
options. Unique regional delicacies are often featured and recommended in our quotes.
A holiday, an adventure and an experience...
Of epic proportions and with a
tumultuous but fascinating history,
China is an unfathomable land of
contrast and diversity. Now once Some of the highlights...
again a major player on the global
Hike a remote section of the iconic Great Wall
stage and increasingly accessible to
outside visitors, China invites you Marvel at the ancient Terracotta Warriors
to explore its cultural wealth and
marvel at its natural abundance. Wander around the legendary Forbidden City
Travel now to a magical and
Cycle through the stunning Yangshuo scenery
Explore the mysterious Yellow Mountains
Admire the spectacular Hong Kong harbour
Have some tea at Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake
See the otherworldly lakes of Jiuzhaigou Valley
Walk along the Bund promenade in Shanghai
Hug a Giant Panda at Chengdu’s Panda sanctuary
Stand at the foot of Mount Everest in Tibet
Meet fascinating tribes in remote villages
Feast on fresh and delicious local food
TOUR SAMPLE • China Elite
Treat yourself to a truly luxurious and unforgettable journey of
excellence. Stay in former imperial courtyards, exclusive villas and
grand urban towers. Dine at China’s most prominent restaurants.
Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Hong Kong
Days 1 to 4 Spend three days exploring the imperial past of Beijing;
see the Forbidden City, the Hutongs, the Temple of Heaven and more.
Days 5 & 6 Fly first class to Xian and visit the Terracotta Warriors,
the Muslim Quarter & Mosque, the pagodas and city walls.
Days 7 to 9 Fly first Class to Shanghai. See the Yu Garden and Old
City market area,
the Bund, art districts and museums.
Days 10 to 13 Fly first class to Guilin. Cruise on the Li River and
explore the countryside of Yangshuo on a guided walk or bike ride.
Days 14 to 16 Fly first class to Hong Kong. Visit the markets, Peak
Tower, beaches and take a helicopter ride over the city.
TOUR SAMPLE • Hong Kong & Islands
From the bustle of Kowloon to the glamorous avenues of Central
and along the beaches of Hong Kong’s islands you will find an entire
destination waiting to be explored.
Hong Kong - Macau - Outlying Islands
Day 1 A walking tour of Kowloon to see the famous Victoria Harbour, the
markets and glamourous Nathan Road. Also take the Peak Tram and enjoy
the nightly light show over the city.
Day 2 A day of island hopping to explore several of the peaceful outlying
islands like Lamma, Lantau and Cheung Chau.
Day 3 Take the express ferry to the former Portuguese colony of Macau.
Visit the historical heart of the island and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.
TOUR SAMPLE • South by Southwest
The large Southwestern province of Yunnan is
perhaps one of Asia’s most diverse and worthwhile
regions. A destination in its own right, Yunnan is
an explorer’s dream come true and a must for
anyone craving a cultural and scenic experience.
Lijiang - Zhongdian - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Dali
Days 1 to 3 Around the ancient town of Lijiang
visit the Jade Snow Mountain, enjoy a bicycle ride
to the nearby town of Baisha and visit the Black
Dragon Pool. Also attend a musical concert by
local Naxi ethnic group performers.
Days 4 to 6 Set out on a scenic half day drive to
the Tibetan town of Zhongdian (also known as
Shangri-La), home to a large Tibetan monastery
and surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visit the
Songzanlin Monastery and explore the Old Town.
Days 7 to 9 Leave Zhongdian and set out by car
to the Tiger Leaping Gorge for the start of a two to
three day hike along the Yangtze River. You will hike
for about 5-8 hours per day with frequent photo
opportunities along one of the world’s deepest
gorges. Accommodation is in small, simple and
friendly guesthouses along the gorge.
Days 10 to 13 Drive for two hours to the town of
Dali, an ancient town by Erhai Lake. A full day will
be free to relax and wander around this small,
walled town with its little cafes, markets and
diverse population. Optionally you can rent a bike
and explore the lake area, cycling past seemingly
endless rice fields. The second day you will visit
the Cang Shan Mountains with an optional hike
to a nearby monastery and a visit to the famous
three Zhongsheng Pagodas.
A comfortable stay
Our hotel portfolio comprises of a wide range of properties, carefully assessed
and inspected by our team to make sure our guests will enjoy a memorable stay.
While many of our most frequently used hotels are part of well-known
international brands, we also support a rapidly growing number of more intimate
boutique hotels and unique heritage properties. In the more remote parts of Asia
we carefully research the available accommodation and select the most appropriate
hotels, guesthouses and homestays. Please refer to our website for a comprehensive
list of properties in our destinations.
Some of the highlights...
Enjoy the temples and gardens of Ueno Park
Get up close and personal with Mount Fuji
Catch a glimpse of Japan’s mysterious Geisha
See the magnificent temples and shrines of Kyoto
Shop, dine and play in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district
Despite its long history and
prominent position on the global Ski or snowboard in the Japanese Alps
stage, Japan remains a tantalizing
mystery to most of the world. See the floating gate at sunset on Miyajima Island
Boasting a truly unique cultural
Visit Himeji Castle and have a picnic in the park
heritage and rich in scenic wonders,
Japan offers all the ingredients for a Bathe in the ancient hot springs of Dogo
memorable and invigorating holiday
in the Far East. With world-class Hike around the national parks of Hokkaido
hotels, intimate guesthouses,
Find inner peace at Mount Koya’s monastery
bustling cities and convenient
transportation this exciting island Explore coral reefs and relax on Okinawa Island
nation offers hassle-free and
comfortable travel. Enjoy a sushi and sashimi meal like never before
Some of the highlights...
Stand in awe of the magnificent
temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap
The thriving and friendly nation of Vietnam has succes-
fully overcome its tormented history to emerge an inviting Explore the former French colonial
town of Luang Prabang
and diverse travel destination. Explore the otherwordly
scenery of Halong Bay, spend time with hill tribes in the Cruise on the Mekong River and visit
North, luxuriate at lush beach resorts and be part of the the ancient temple of Champassak
action in the exciting cities, Vietnam has it all.
See the beautiful scenery of Luang Nam
Tha and meet local ethnic tribes
Home to fascinating tribes, verdant scenery and some
of the world’s oldest, grandest and most mysterious Spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphin
monuments, Laos & Cambodia pack a phenomenal Relax on the beaches of Sihanoukville
punch for such small and thinly populated nations.
Whether by boat, car or bicycle, exciting discoveries Enjoy exciting bike rides, hikes, kayak
await around every corner. trips, cave swimming, camping and
Thailand Some of the highlights...
Visit the imposing Grand Palace of Bangkok
Thailand is the sun-soaked, sparkling gem of Experience the famous floating markets
South East Asia, home to some of the world’s
finest beaches and a joyful, welcoming people. Wander around the temples of Sukhotai
From the exciting streets and canals of
Explore the old city of Chiang Mai
Bangkok, brimming with life, to the ancient
ruins of ancient kingdoms and the fascinating Meet local tribes around Chiang Rai
tribes of the North, Thailand offers visitors
the appealing combination of complete Cross the the infamous Bridge over River Kwai
relaxation and cultural discovery.
Witness rural life around Mae Hong Son
Cruise on the Chao Praya River in Bangkok
While away the day at a beachside resort
Enjoy authentic and delicious Thai food
Asia The Silk Road
Venture off the beaten path and into some
of the world’s most enigmatic and least
visited regions in the world. Retrace
primeval trading routes through Western
China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and
come across bustling markets, soaring
mountain ranges, magnificent Some of the highlights...
maddrassahs and ancient traditions.
See a fortress at the Great Wall’s Western outpost
Explore the remarkable oasis town of Turpan
Experience the Sunday Market in Kashgar
Drive along the fabled Karakorum Highway
Cross the Taklamakan Desert by car
Visit small desert towns and meet the locals
Stay in a yurt (tent) at Tash Rabat caravanserai
Stay at Lake Issyk-Kul, a former Soviet resort area
Hike through the magnificent Kyrgyz scenery
See the palaces and maddrassahs of Uzbekistan
Dine with a local family and try local delicacies
A thing of beauty
is a joy forever
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