Asia’s Top 5 Most Luxurious Experiential Tours
Travelling has become more than just sight-seeing and taking tours. Travellers are becoming increasingly demanding and are constantly in search of new, culturally immersive and unique experiences. Experiential tours encourage tourists to engage their senses with memorable hands-on experiences.
Viator’s Asia Pacific team consists of travel veterans who have an obsession with finding the best things to do across the globe. They unveil a list of their top five picks, created especially for those wanting to explore Asia in style:
Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Breakfast in Chiang Mai, Thailand (From SGD 465)
The beauty of northern Thailand is best experienced from the skies, with a hot air balloon ride for breathtaking vistas above the treetops. Nestled among the forested foothills of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains, colourful hill tribes and lush green rainforest. This private one-hour experience for two starts just as the sun begins to rise with a hot air balloon that gracefully drifts above the countryside for stunning panoramic views as far as the eye can see. The tour is finished off with a picnic-style breakfast and a glass of bubbly for the perfect start to a day.
An Exclusive Private Tour to Mount Fuji and Sengen Shrine in Tokyo, Japan (From SGD 475)
This one-of-a-kind exclusive tour from Tokyo showcases the mesmerising and beguiling beauty of iconic Mount Fuji. Accompanied by a personal guide, travellers venture to the majestic mountain to experience its snow-sprinkled peak and panoramic vistas, followed by a visit to a sacred Shinto shrine where a local priest will lead a private guided tour and share some of his personal anecdotes. The tour comes to a close with a visit to Mount Fuji’s 5th station, a look-out point referred to as ‘the border between heaven and earth’, and a lunch of Japanese specialties in a traditional village.
Sailing and Island Hopping Adventure in Langkawi, Malaysia (From SGD 224)
Known as the Jewel of Kedah, the 99 islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago are the perfect base for island hopping. As a UNESCO World Geopark, Langkawi boasts impressive rock formations surrounded by powder-white beaches, ancient jungle, vast caves, wildlife, and waterfalls. This luxury yacht excursion sets sail from Langkawi to explore the outlying islands and nearby beaches, with a delicious barbecue lunch served onboard, complete with unlimited complimentary drinks
Helicopter Flight and Private Temple Tour, Siem Reap, Cambodia (From SGD 792)
Travellers can experience the beauty of Angkor Wat with Viator by being whisked high above the crowds and queues at this famed UNESCO World Heritage listed site. The exhilarating ride comes with an informative guide who’ll provide commentary on the history of the ancient landmark, while guests are treated to exquisite birds-eye-views. The memorable experience ends with a traditional dance performance and a delicious Cambodian dinner.
Overnight Private Leopard Safari with Luxury Tented Camping, Sri Lanka (From SGD 510)
This tour offers wildlife enthusiasts the chance to spot the elusive leopards in Sri Lanka’s second-biggest wildlife park, Yala National Park. Home to the world’s highest density of leopards, two game drives will take guests through the wilderness in search of the majestic cats, as well as elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears, deer and an abundance of exotic wildlife. To top off an unforgettable day, a starlit dinner is prepared outdoors, and accommodation is set up in a private, luxury tent.
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