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Hampi in Style, India

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Darjeeling & Sikkim – The Eastern Himalaya

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Trekking Through Tiger Leaping Gorge

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The UNESCO-listed ancient ruins of Hampi in India has beckoned travelers for centuries, but it took decades before the town offered a luxury property deserving of its celebrated beauty. With its majestic façade and panoramic views, Orange County, Hampi has proven to be worth the long wait. Why you’ll want to go: A relatively new hotel, …

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This exciting Himayalan journey explores the tiny north-eastern state of Sikkim, otherwise known as ‘The Garden State’, on account of its spectacular flora and fauna and abundant flower nurseries. Boasting a plethora of monasteries and exceptional mountain scenery, this beautiful state is inhabited predominantly by gentle Buddhists and small settlements of tribal people. Just over …

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Tiger Leaping Gorge is among the deepest gorges in the world, able to be leapt in a single bound, according to legend. At every corner on its high trail you will come face-to-face with rugged cliffs diving sharply into jade-colored, rushing waters. This getaway boasts 6 days of views that will leave the most seasoned …

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Treat yourself to the best Cambodia has to offer with this luxury 10 day tour. Start with a visit to the temples of Angkor. Experience sunrise at Angkor Wat, visit jungle-clad Ta Prohm and gaze on the enigmatic faces of the Bayon. Visit one of the stilted villages on the Tonle Sap and head into …

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When it comes to art and design, all eyes are on Greater China this year thanks to these eye-catching initiatives. 1. Design SocietyA collaboration with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the first major museum in China devoted to design debuted in December inside Shenzhen’s Sea World Culture and Arts Center. More information here. 2. Tank …

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Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) is located 110km North East of Urumqi. Heavenly Lake is a natural alpine lake, in Summer it is full of flowers everywhere, and the snowcapped mountain peaks are visible at good weather. After one and half hours driving from Urumqi, you will arrive to the entrance office of the Heavenly lake geological park, after …

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As Rudyard Kipling wrote ‘this is Burma and it is quite unlike any land you know about’. Experience the cultural delights of this extraordinary country across eight days, visiting the many religious buildings of Yangon, cruising down Irrawaddy River and exploring the many ancient stupas which fill Bagan’s incredible landscape. Myanmar’s climate is marked by …

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Hidden in the Pu’er tea garden which is always wreathed in clouds and mist, Jingmai Mountain boasts a peaceful atmosphere. Discover Xishuangbanna, lying on the Mekong River, the only tropical rainforest nature reserve in China and home to 13 ethnic minority groups.   Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival Jinghong, and transferred to Huimin village (approx. 3 …

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Returning to Vietnam, or just want to see somewhere that no-one else has been? Skip Halong Bay for the on-land Limestone Karsts of Ninh Binh and Tam Coc, and forgo the central regions for the twisting, winding canals of the mangrove forests in the Mekong Delta. Basic Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi. Day 2: Hanoi …

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When travelling to a new country it’s easy to visit only the main cities and sites. But what about the areas that aren’t so well known? Are they worth your time and effort? I’m here to say for certain that yes, they are. In Nepal, many travellers only base themselves in the capital of Kathmandu, …

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