The East has always woven a spell to enchant the West. Asia
is vast and teeming and infinitely complex, an inexhaustible
source of riches and wonder, and from Marco Polo to Somerset
Maugham, Westerners have fired their imaginations with its color
and strangeness, its size and diversity, its violent extremes
and brilliant contrasts, its challenge and reward.
Asia is divided into two basic areas, South Asia and East
Asia. Most of South Asia, or what geographers call the
Indian Subcontinent, lies south of the lofty Himalayan
Mountains, one of the most awesome sights in the world. On the
border between Nepal and Tibet looms the world's highest peak,
Mount Everest. A spectacular variety of scenery awaits the
traveler, this includes both desert and jungle, as well as the
greatest variety of wild animals in all Asia.
The climate generally consists of warm, wet summers and cool,
dry winters. Although much of the weather is controlled by
monsoons, and winds which change direction with the seasons. The
best time for touring is late fall through midwinter.
The vast region of East Asia, sometimes called the Far East,
is larger than the U.S., Mexico and Central America combined.
Much of East Asia is mountainous, with small plains scattered
among the hills.
East Asia has nearly every climate known to man, from the
sunbaked sands of the Gobi Desert to the bitter cold of the
Arctic to the steamy heat of southern China. Visit the fabled
cities and the teeming modern ones. Open yourself up to the
wonders of the East.
Some of the countries for which we offer tours.