Discover ‘The Good Life’ in Asia with Trafalgar
September 2018 | By Trafalgar |
From iconic to unexpected, Trafalgar is excited to connect you to the very essence of Asia like no other, with the launch of their new 2019 Asia program. Journey through magnificent landscapes and discover the rich and colourful settings of Japan, India, Nepal, China and South East Asia all while becoming a local yourself and living ‘The Good Life.’ Discover Asia’s hidden gems, centuries old traditions and cultural highlights while experiencing the diversity of these destinations.
Trafalgar understands travellers’ desire for authentic interactions and to connect with the cultures and communities we visit across the globe. While offering 27 handcrafted trips to 44 cities, to Asia alone, our award-winning travel company is able to help your bucket list become a reality as you explore this continent’s ancient histories, vibrant cultures, exquisite art and delicious local cuisines. It’s truly all about exclusive, authentic and enriching up-close experiences while make a difference with the communities you will visit with our ‘Join Trafalgar’ initiatives.
Here’s how you can discover the “Real Asia” with Trafalgar:
Discover the soul of Japan from iconic Tokyo to Takayma to the former ancient capital of Kyoto, when you join Trafalgar’s 9-day Splendors of Japan adventure. Gather for an immersive tour of a breathtaking traditional Japanese ryokan and stunning gardens, built on the hillside of Mt. Yoshida and once the second residence of the uncle of Emperor Akihito which will leave you speechless. You will learn first-hand about local customs over a delicious ‘kaiseki’ lunch and receive a seasonal Waka poem of gratitude written personally by your host. With ‘Join Trafalgar,’ you will be making a difference by supporting a local business with a visit to a washi paper workshop.
India and Nepal
Awaken your senses on this once in a lifetime journey through the timeless splendor of India and vibrant Nepal with their stunning landmarks, ancient cultural traditions and friendly local people. Live the legacy and walk in the footsteps of history (literally), with hand-selected exceptional hotels, such as on Trafalgar’s 14-day Treasures of India guided vacation. On this exhilarating adventure, you will explore Narlai and check into Rawla Narlai, a beautifully maintained heritage resort, that was once the hunting lodge of Jodhpur’s Royal Family. During this special visit, meet with a member of a noble family, and feast like royalty at a 16th century stepwell under the night sky for a truly unforgettable and magical evening to remember.
Dive headfirst into culture, not just to see, but to experience it like a local. On Trafalgar’s 15-day Best of China with Yangtze Cruise you will discover the iconic capital of Beijing to Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors, elegant Shanghai to a voyage along the Yangtze River. Visit the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine and learn about traditional cooking practices and customs. Immersive yourself further and cook flavourful dishes under the guidance of an expert chef, then eat your delicious creations. Take a stroll around Restaurant Alley to catch a glimpse into the dining experiences from the past – all while taking away new culinary skills and to bring back home your enhanced cooking talents.
South East Asia
Travel today, sustain tomorrow. ‘Make A Difference’ on Trafalgar’s unique 5-day Secrets of Cambodia’s Angkor trip, where you’ll join the company of local Khmer villagers in Peak Sneng Village and visit a local school to interact with children and see how they spend their everyday lives. Learn about some traditional Cambodian arts and crafts, including: weaving national hats from palm leaves and folding Lotus flowers into creations by local community members. Adventure seekers and history buffs will enjoy exploring the ancient lost city of Angkor. A 'Local Specialist' and notable Khmer scholar brings to life the stories of the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat