Train Adventures: Great Railroad Journeys through our Asia
Every carriage, track and whistle bring out a new railroad story in our Asia. There is little to compare in terms of romance, diversity and relaxation as you gaze out of the carriage’s window while the train huffs and buffs along scenic landscapes and ancient historical sites that never fail to amaze and delight.
Railroad journeys, which are popular worldwide, have literally not stood still. While authenticity remains an essential part of the journey modernisation of this mode of transport, as well as vast improvement in speed, evident in high speed trains introduced in many countries, have made this form of travel and holiday more enjoyable. Apart from convenience, travelling on trains is also a great way to mingle with the local people, adding authenticity to the experience.
We at Asian Trails can design how you want to discover our Asia on rails – doing it the fast or slow way, localise the itinerary or, offer options such as overnight on board for discerning travellers. Railroad journeys are one of the many ways we deliver new perspectives in our aim to blaze new trails in travel.
Half-Day Jeep tour of Banteay Srey and Ta Nei Temple
Few travellers to Cambodia would leave the country without going to Siem Reap to explore Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. It contains the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon.
Asian Trails Cambodia has spiced up the visit to Angkor with a half-day tour on a military jeep to Banteay Srey, a beautiful 10th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and Ta Nei Temple, a late 12th century stone temple located deep in the jungles of Angkor built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.
5 Days | 4 Nights Family Excursion in Luang Prabang
Family time is important, and the best way to bond with your loved ones is to travel to new destinations and share some adventure with them.
The 5 Days | 4 Nights family programme from Asian Trails Laos explores the ‘other side’ of the ancient city of Luang Prabang. The adventure includes a trek to the Kuangsi waterfall, visit to the butterfly farm and bathing the elephants at the elephant sanctuary. Sail down the Mekong River in a traditional boat to the eco Kamu Lodge and live in a modern safari tent, getting to see first-hand the rural life in Laos.
7 Days | 6 Nights Discovering Jiangxi Province – China’s ‘hidden gem’
Jiangxi Province in southeast China has beautiful landscapes of rice fields, rivers and mountains. It is rich in culture with the UNESCO Heritage sites of Sanqingshan.
Discover this ‘hidden gem’ with Asian Trails China’s 7-day exploration of Jiangxi Province – a journey embracing nature and culture in visits to the temples at Lushan and Wuyuan that is home to some of China’s best-preserved ancient architecture. Watch craftsmen work at kilns in Jingdezhen, centre of porcelain-making for over 1,000 years, to produce its famous ceramic products. A taste of adventure follows in the hike to Mount Sanqing, known for its spectacular scenery.
Full Day Hiking and Canoeing in Khao Sok nature reserve
Khao Sok in southern Thailand is an amazing place covered by huge limestone mountains, dense virgin jungle, beautiful lakes and towering limestone karst formations. It is also home to rare species of plants and animals including the giant parasitic Rafflesia flower, hornbills and tigers. The perfect place for hiking, rafting and kayaking.
Go on a full day tour to this nature reserve with Asian Trails Thailand to enjoy nature at its best. Canoe down the Sok river along the Cliff Mountains while keeping a lookout for various bird species and animals inhabiting the area.
2 Days | 1 Night in Yandabo – Myanmar’s ‘Pottery Village’
Yandabo is on the Ayeyarwady River in central Burma where The Treaty of Yandabo, which ended the First Anglo-Burmese War, was signed on February 24, 1826. It is also well known as a pottery village with pots made out of clay from the river bank.
‘A night in Yandabo’ with Asian Trails Myanmar is a rare experience to experience the local life and enjoy its natural surroundings. Don’t be surprised, when biking around the area, to see as many as 4,000 buffaloes as the villagers use them to work in the rice fields and fruit and vegetable plots.
Full Day Immersion in Hue’s rich culture and history
The ancient city of Hue in central Vietnam was the capital of the country during the Nguyen Dynasty at the beginning of the 19th Century. A major attraction is the spectacular riverside Hue Citadel or Royal Palace of the Imperial City, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls.
The full day programme from Asian Trails Vietnam immerses visitors in the city’s rich culture and history, the life of resident in the rural villages along the Perfume River who are still practising the age-old arts and crafts, as well as learn the secrets behind the villagers’ healthy and fulfilling life.
Full Day Nusa Lembongan: A Day on a paradise island
Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of Bali. Away from the hustle and bustle of Bali this idyllic isle is the perfect place for those who just want to relax, surf, dive or snorkel in the clear blue waters.
Asian Trails Indonesia has an interesting programme for visitors to Nusa Lembongan that includes s ‘Stand-Up Paddle’ along the mangrove forests with an experienced guide who will give an insight into these tropical coastal vegetation. Go snorkelling or diving to discover the rich marine life and coral reef. The perfect way to spend a day in Indonesia.
3 Days | 2 Nights with Nature at Bayan Atuh Eco Retreat
Explore Asia, Asian Trails’ unique programmes, take travellers to exciting destinations with out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Asian Trails Malaysia has an exciting Explore Asia programme to Sarawak – a 3 day | 2 Night sojourn at Bayan Atuh Eco Retreat. Travel back to nature while hiking through jungle trails, chill at amazing waterfalls, spot exotic wildlife and tropical plants. End the journey with a kayaking trip to relatively untouched off-the-beaten track spots. Ideal for nature and wildlife enthusiasts seeking an adventure holiday.
Bayan Atuh Eco Retreat is within the Bayan Atuh Ecotourism Zone set up for community-based ecotourism activities to benefit the local community.