Asia, the world’s largest and most diverse continent, offers everything from some of the world’s most high-tech and cosmopolitan cities to traditional temples, lush green jungles, majestic snow-capped mountain ranges, white sandy beaches, paddy fields, and plains. Here you will find the majestic mountains and history of Nepal, the remarkable temples of Angkor Wat, turquoise waterfalls in Laos, the hectic streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and so much more. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular travel destination filled with history, adventure, spirituality, and intrigue.
To help you discover this incredible continent, you need experienced and knowledgeable hands, from a company like Youin Travel. They have passion, knowledge, and experience. Although a relative newcomer to the market, with the company being established back in 2019, its two founding members, Van Nguyen and Greg Hyland, have more than 20 years of combined experience in the travel industry and customer service, and their love of Asia comes across in everything they do.
Youin Travel offers fast and easy online booking for tours right across Asia; the ability to customize private tours with their dedicated travel specialists, zero service fee, and finally, but most importantly, the ability to book with confidence offering you greater peace of mind while traveling. Now is the time to embrace Youin’s core values: “Travel More, Be More, Live More”…
Here we recommend their Top 10 Travel Experiences in Asia:
1. Vietnam Comprehensive Luxury. 21 Days
Experience 13 incredible and luxurious days spread across the delights of Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Paradise Cave, the Mekong Delta, and the stunning white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc island and Saigon. Your tour will start with discovering the city highlights and delicious street eats of Hanoi and exploring the northern Vietnam countryside At Hoa Lu And Tam Coc. This will be followed by visiting the largest rice fields in Sapa, heading to Halong Bay for a speedboat transfer to your home for the next couple of nights: Stellar of the Seas cruise ship, where all meals are included, and you can enjoy cruising, kayaking, swimming, cooking demonstrations, BBQ’s and relaxing in the panoramic bar. While you tour, you will also stay in hotels, including Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi, Hotel De La Coupole Sapa, MGallery By Sofitel, Anantara Hoi An Resort, Hotel Majestic Saigon and the Pullman Phu Quoc Beach Resort.
2. Vietnam Highlights. 14 Days
This wonderful 2-week tour gives you a real taste of Vietnam in just 14 days. Experience delicious street food in Hanoi, visit stunning temples, enjoy a cruise from Halong Bay with a kayak or bamboo boat trip, or relax in the sauna before dinner on board. You will get to practice Tai Chi on deck, visit caves with impressive stalactites and stalagmites, attend a water puppet show, fly to Danang to visit the UNESCO World Heritage CentreSon with all of its 20 temples and then join a pottery workshop. Then enjoy a boat trip and lunch, followed by a Vespa Street Food Tour in Saigon with free local beers, soft drinks, coffee, and street food. In Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, finishing by visiting the 200km network of Cu Chi Tunnels.
3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 13 Days
On this incredible experience, you will join Youin’s trekking expedition to Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain at 8,091m (26,545 ft) above sea level. Apart from the Annapurna 1 peak, the Annapurna massif includes thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft). The journey begins in Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake City’, which offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machapuchare, and Annapurna. During our trek, you will encounter cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna. This trek is perfect for those of us that are a little time-poor (and who isn’t these days!?), this trek has a short, 13-day itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. This particular route is designed for trekkers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted on time. You can bid on this trek in our luxury travel auctions too!
4. Tamang Heritage Trek. 11 Days
This trek offers culture, nature, and heritage. It takes place in the Buddhist cultural trekking region in the Langtang National park of Nepal. It has been designed to build the lifestyle of the local communities in exchange for educational, cultural, and culinary experiences. The Tamang trek trail lies in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, to the north of Kathmandu, and close to the Tibetan border of Kerung. Guests will visit temples and experience cultural exploration in the village of Nepal, where the people are completely dependent on the trade and agriculture for a livelihood. During the trek, you’ll visit places such as Chilime, Briddim, Timure, and Rasuwagadhi. As well as cultural diversity, this trek also offers stunning natural beauty as the Langtang National park is rich in flora and fauna. You can take a dip in natural hot springs, visit many natural viewpoints, enjoy sightseeing, and witness the Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Himalaya range, Manaslu range, and Langtang trek. You will walk through sub-tropical vegetation traverse a forest of Rhododendron, Oak, and Pine, before reaching alpine vegetation and whilst on your travels, you might encounter a few Himalayan animals, including red panda, Himalayan Thar, yak, and more!
5. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. 15 Days
Described by one client as “a trip of a lifetime…and a fantastic life-changing experience”, the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is an experience you’ll never forget. Discover the backyard of the world-famous Sherpas, including Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and the mightiest viewpoint of Kala Patthar, and of course, Mount Everest Base Camp itself, all on this breathtaking 15-day trek. Visit the Tengboche Monastery, the highest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal, and come close to four of the world’s tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. The experience begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, equipped with all necessary permits and trekking equipment, followed by a total of two acclimatization days so trekkers can rest, recharge and enjoy their natural surroundings. Following this, you will visit Namche Bazaar, where you can take a day hike to Thame, visit Khunde, or relaX and explorE Namche Bazaar itself, which is known as the gateway to Mt. Everest. Onwards you travel right up to Duglha with its stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse, and the trail goes through Khumbu Glacier before reaching the village of Lobuche. From here on out, you can expect colder nights. On Day 10, you will reach Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) via rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather to summiting Everest. Due to the reduced oxygen supply at EBC, your time will be limited to 1-2 hours, but you will still have plenty of time to stroll around, breath the freshest air you can image, and take amazing photos to take home. You will then begin your return journey and flight back to Kathmandu, filled with the most amazing memories.
6. Japan World Heritage. 13 Days
For those of us that want to discover the real Japan, this tour encompasses so many great experiences that you will feel like you have spent month here! Enjoy the sights and sounds of Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Mt. Koya, Osaka, and so much more besides. During your tour, you will discover one of the most exciting, vibrant cities in the world: Tokyo, by visiting a market, shrine, or museum, amongst other sights, and experience the bullet train. In Takayama, you will visit the Morning Market, enjoy a guided tour of Kanazawa, visit temples, castles and shrines, or have tea in Kyoto; have a guided tour of Mt. Koya with a cable car experience, and the following day take a dip in the Kawayu/Yunomine hot springs before visiting Kumano Hongu Shrine or the Ancient Pilgrimage Trail Kumano Kodo, visit waterfalls in Nachi and finally end your tour in Osaka where you will discover the Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building Observatory and Dotombori area.
7. Glimpse Of Cambodia. 6 Days
For those with very little time but an urge to explore the stunning landscapes and heritage of the incredible nation of Cambodia, then this is the tour for you. Start in Siem Reap discovering temples and carvings at the Terrace of the Elephants and The Terrace of the Leper King before discovering the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world. During your tour, you will visit the Banteay Srey Butterfly Center, an interactive butterfly farm nestled in a luxurious tropical garden; explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, by visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, National Museum, enjoy local cuisine, and take a moment to commemorate the 17,000 lives lost at the genocide museum and Cheung Ek.
8. Southern Vietnam Private Tour. 10 Days
The Youin Travel Southern Vietnam 10-Day Private tour covers everything south Vietnam has to offer, from the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc Island to the metropolis that is Ho Chi Minh City with charming UNESCO architecture and high-rise rooftop bars, Cu Chi Tunnels, and the war remnants museum, and also includes a tour to the floating markets and waterways in the Mekong Delta region, plus much more. This itinerary offers the best action-packed experience while also ensuring you have the opportunity to indulge yourself by relaxing on pristine secluded island beaches, making it the perfect introduction to Vietnam for families, couples, newlyweds, and anyone that would like a combined city and beach vacation.
9. Glimpse Of Laos. 7 Days
For those wishing to discover the mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries of Laos this tour might just be what you’re looking for. You will begin in Vientiane exploring Vientiane’s Buddha Park, with more than 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues and a stunning panoramic viewpoint at the very top, as well as its temples, monuments and museums. Next, you will visit a textile studio and learn about traditional weaving methods and have the opportunity to buy some of the creations. Onwards to UNESCO-protected Luang Prabang at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan (Khan River) with its beautiful mix of ancient, gilded temples, saffron-clad monks, faded Indochinese villas, and peaceful river scenery. The following day you will visit the cascading Kuang Si Waterfall with its electric turquoise waters, as well as the vibrant Phousi Market and the nearby Ock Pop Tock Weaving Centre. During the trip, you can take a leisurely hike through the natural park past the Asian Bear Rescue Center, and a swim in the refreshing waterfall waters is possible too.
10. Highlight Of Japan. 9 Days
If you don’t have as much time to discover Japan, then this 9-day whistle-stop tour will give you a taste of this vibrant and diverse country. Explore markets, temples, shrines, and museums in Tokyo, visit Mount Fuji and take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi, take a bullet train, and discover Todai-ji Temple with the Great Buddha and Nara Deer Park. Uncover temples, markets, and shrines and the rich history of Kyoto. Take a moment at the Atomic Bomb Memorial Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum of Hiroshima. Finally, your tour ends in Osaka, where you will discover the Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building Observatory, and Dotombori area.
Youin’s core value of putting clients’ needs first before everything else by providing top-notch service and taking a personal and adaptable approach to arranging your tour, means you are guaranteed an unforgettable and incredible vacation in Asia.
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