Remote tropical beaches, peaceful mountain retreats, and rich culture: make Asia a getaway to top your 2018 travel list. Ker & Downey has rounded up some of our favorite destinations that still feel untouched and authentic.
Soar in a hot air balloon high above glistening golden temples hidden in lush jungles. Have breakfast near Angkor Wat, one of the most impressive temples ever built. Stay in a private countryside villa with a butler attending to your needs. Unplug from the world on a private island and take a snooze to the sounds of the soft breeze on our Intrepid Cambodia itinerary. Pristine white sand beaches meet calming and clear waters. This is a peaceful destination, still largely untouched by the crowds.
Dive into an underwater world of rainbow-colored fish, hidden in quiet coves of emerald waters, surrounded by huge rock formations. Kayak through limestone caves or island hop on a yacht. Luxury resorts beckon to beach goers wanting to retreat in style. Unwind in an infinity pool, a calming yoga session, or Asian-inspired spa treatment. Ker & Downey takes you on a journey to paradise on our Southern Islands in Style itinerary.
The majestic Himalayas serve as the backdrop to the colorful markets and monasteries of this northern Indian region. A posh camp serves as home base on a journey to explore the sand dunes of the high altitude desert, remote valleys, jagged mountains, and villages that dot this stunning place high in the clouds. It is easy to see why monks find solitude in the peaceful surroundings.
More adventurous types will enjoy rafting and treks to peaks that offer stunning views of the landscape. Discover pristine lakes and rivers and visit the Hemis National Park, home to the elusive snow leopard, Asian ibex, and Tibetan wolves.
Time stands still in this Kingdom. Our Kingdom in the Clouds suggested itinerary includes a stay in a lodge nestled in rural Himalayan surroundings, offering a base to explore this ancient land’s history, culture, and wildlife. The majority of the country is covered in forests. Reflect and meditate in the serene simplicity of this remote country and learn how Buddhism has shaped its heritage. Monks in burgundy robes pray in the temples. There is a calm air here and happiness is a priority. The people of Bhutan are guided by the four pillars of Gross National Happiness, set in place by the fourth king in the 1970s. The focus is on sustainable development, protecting the environment and culture, and good governance.