Discover Asia | Small Group Tours Asia

Odyssey presents a diverse array of small group tours delving into Asia and the Orient, each offering the chance to explore some of Asia’s pivotal landmarks alongside uncovering hidden treasures. Embark on a journey to China, the world’s most populous nation, and delve into the intricate tapestry of local cultures that unify its people, entwined with a rich history dating back to ancient times. Venture to the awe-inspiring terrains of Mongolia to immerse yourself in its nomadic culture and engage with traditional herders.

Tailored for mature travelers, couples, and individuals, our small group tours cater to groups no larger than 16 individuals. Typically spanning 21 days, these tours are expertly guided by a combination of a local guide and an Odyssey Program Leader for a truly enriching experience.

Asia, as a continent, beckons as a captivating destination brimming with the allure of exploration and revelation at every turn. Boasting paradisiacal island beaches, verdant rainforests, majestic snow-capped mountain ranges, and expansive desert landscapes, Asia offers a diverse tapestry of terrains waiting to be discovered. For the avid traveller, the continent presents an endless array of captivating experiences, ensuring that each return visit unveils a fresh and enthralling adventure. With its multitude of countries, cultures, histories, awe-inspiring natural marvels, and a profusion of regional cuisines, Asia stands out as a travel destination that invites perpetual exploration.

Embark on treks through the Himalayan wonders of Bhutan and Nepal or retrace the ancient paths of the Silk Road. Venture off the beaten path to uncover the enchanting ‘Stans’ – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan. Immerse yourself in the vibrant urban hubs and picturesque rural landscapes of Japan . Explore the enchanting Southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and the newly emerged Myanmar. In the subcontinent, India, offers a vibrant tapestry of destinations and heritage sites, while Sri Lanka beckons with its idyllic beaches. Indulge your senses in a culinary journey through a myriad of tantalizing flavours, from decadent creamy curries to steaming noodle bowls, succulent dumplings, and fresh herb-laden rice paper rolls. Asia caters to every taste and preference, ensuring a journey of a lifetime, no matter where your explorations begin.

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Transmongolian Transiberian

Singapore to Lisbon by train

A small group railway journey from Singapore to Lisbon. The longest in the world for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore over some 56 days, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, France, Spain and Portugal. Limited to 10 travelers on this escorted program.

65 days
Departing Mar, Jul, Feb

The Stans Small Group Tour: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan

This Odyssey is designed for the adventurous traveller, a couple or solo traveller on a small group tour who is prepared for a range of accommodation styles, for walking excursions and some long travel days in 3 Central Asian countries. The program combines experiences with great scenery, ancient and modern histories, family visits and lifestyles that differ dramatically.

Departing May, Aug

Travel on the Silk Road with Odyssey Traveller | Small Group Tour for Seniors

The Silk Road is an ancient trade route linking China and Imperial Rome through Central Asia. Few areas in the world remain as unexplored or offer such richness in terms of ancient and modern history, culture, and scenic diversity as Central Asia. Our Small group Silk road tours  itinerary explores the Road through remote deserts and mountainous environments as we visit key sites between Xi’an and Bukhara.

29 days
Departing Aug, May, Sep
Silk Road specialist small group history tours for mature travellers
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Travel on the Silk Road of Central Asia | Small Group Tour for Seniors

The Silk Road is an ancient trade route linking China and Imperial Rome through Central Asia. Few areas in the world remain as unexplored or offer such richness in terms of ancient and modern history, culture, and scenic diversity as Central Asia. Our Small group Silk road tours itinerary explores the Road through remote deserts and mountainous environments as we visit key sites between Almaty and through to Samarkand over 31 days.

Departing May, Aug

Mongolia Dinosaur Dig Tour | Small group tour in the Gobi Desert

The first dinosaur nest of eggs was discovered in Mongolia during 1928.Following an introduction to Mongolian history, culture and desert landscapes, participants will Experience eight days on a paleontological dig. Small group tour for couples and solo mature travellers interested in Mongolia and Dinosaurs.

16 days
Departing May, Aug, Sep

Tour of Pakistan including Skardu Valley

This 22-day tour begins much like our 16-day tour of Pakistan, travelling from Karachi to Islamabad with a six-day extension that allows us to further explore the northern parts of the country.

22 days
Departing Mar, Sep, Aug

Mongolia Small Group Tour | Discover the history and culture of Mongolia

Mongolia is a relatively unexplored country for travellers but it has many diverse landscapes to explore, and interesting cultures to become acquainted with, all existing in a country with few cities and towns but with extensive rural lands that remain the domain of nomadic herders. Small group tour for couples or solo travelers

20 days
Departing Sep, Aug
Specialist Escorted Small Group cultural Tours exploring Japan
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Japan Odyssey - Small Group Tours for Mature Travellers

During this small group program we encounter history from ancient periods; religions such as Buddhism and Shintoism; the philosophy of the people through visits to world renowned temples and shrines; and old towns full of ancient legends  of Samurai and more in Japan. Together we, as mature and senior couples or solo travellers will share some traditions which the Japanese have inherited. A variety of sites including UNESCO World Heritage sites, has been chosen for this tour, all filled with clues such as Hanami or forest bathing  to understand the essence of Japan including astro boy.

12 days
Departing Sep, Mar

Bhutan | Small Group Cultural Tour

An unhurried ocean of calm in a crowded continent, Bhutan is scenically magnificent. Join our small group escorted tour and walk up the mountain to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery. The Bhutanese will welcome you to share their distinctive culture, unpolluted environment, and colourful festivals.We explore centuries of Buddhist tradition inherited from Tibet that have shaped this land with art, dance, music, and even medicine shaped by religion.

17 days
Departing Sep, Apr

Tajikistan Tour | Central Asian Small Group Tour

We explore the country’s astonishing scenery and monuments. Tajikistan is the smallest of the 5 ‘Stans and is also the most mountainous. On our small group tour for couples and solo travelers we encounter many ranges and mountain chains where we reach well over 3,000 metres above sea level while crossing passes.

7 days
Departing Jun, Sep

Exploring Kazakhstan | Small Group Tour

Visit the largest landlocked country in the world, Kazakhstan. Once part of the Mongol and Russian Empires, Kazakhstan is where man first tamed wild horses on the vast Kazakh Steppe, the dry grassland that dominates its landscape and connects it with Europe and the rest of Asia. A escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers.

22 days
Departing Jun, Sep

Contemporary Japan | Small Group Tour

This small group tour organised by Odyssey Traveller, Contemporary Japan, will take you through modern life in this East Asian jewel. This contemporary tour  for couples and solo travellers is an expedition through Japan’s major urban areas, beginning and ending in Japan’s tantalising capital, Tokyo. For the first 12 days we get our fill of Tokyo fashion, technology, culture, and sights.

21 days
Departing Oct

North East India small group escorted cultural tour

A unique small group cultural tour visiting the North East region of India, this tour was created for seniors travelling as couples and solo travellers. As we journey through the  magnificent landscape and culture we stop to explore Darjeeling, which shares history with Bengal, Sikkim, and Nepal, as well as Tiger Hill, where we witness the changing colours of the sunrise in the Himalayan Range.

15 days
Departing Oct

Tour of Pakistan

This 16-day small group tour for couples and solo travellers explores the long history and colourful culture of Pakistan, and begins in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, and ends in its vibrant capital, Islamabad, includes Lahore fort and Skardu valley.

16 days
Departing Mar, Oct

Walking Japan | Small Group Tour

Escorted small group tourWalking Japan, for mature and senior couples and solo travellers, a walking program traces the journey of 17th century Japanese poet and haiku master, Matsuo Basho. We walk in his footsteps on this 13-day journey around the northeast Tohoku region of Japan.

14 days
Departing Oct, May

Discovering Myanmar | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visitors to Myanmar will find a fascinating country full of old-world charm and rich culture. A beautiful scenic destination, we visit Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan on this small group tour for senior and mature travellers on a small group tour for couple and solo travellers.

Departing Oct, Mar
Taktshang Goemba, Tiger nest monastery, Bhutan
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Tour of Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Bhutan

Join Odyssey Traveller on this small group tour in the Indian subcontinent, taking us from the verdant tea gardens of Darjeeling nestled in the Himalayan mountain range, to the hilltop monasteries of the former independent kingdom of Sikkim, and finally to the pristine and beautifully isolated mountain landscape of Bhutan.

14 days
Departing Nov, Apr

India Short Tour | Small group tour for seniors

A short small group tour for Mature and seniors couples and solo travellers of India and its icons.  Bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by an endless stretch of golden beaches.  India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites, such as the Taj or red fort royal cities, such Dehli, Jaipur , Agra and Madras  colourful people, and rich culture.

11 days
Departing Nov, Mar, Oct

Cultural and History Tour of India | Small Group Tour

Small group tour for mature and senior couples and solo travellers to India. Visiting Delhi and the red fort, Jaipur, Agra and so much more over 22 days explore the world of the Mughal.

22 days
Departing Nov, Mar
Lanterns in Taiwan
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Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour

small group tour  for senior couples and solo travellers to Taiwan. Held annually on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival is one of the most fascinating festivities around the globe. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is part of this spectacular Festival. Our Taiwan Lantern Festival program includes Taipei and its Sky Lantern Festival and its impressive Taipei 101 Tower.

11 days
Departing Feb

Sri Lanka | Culture and History Small Group Tour

A small group tour of Sri Lanka for mature couples and solo travellers is a great introduction to the trading history of the world and “Spice” The centre of the island offers rolling hills, year round cool climate and former British colonial hill stations complete with Tudor hotels, rose gardens and the oldest golf course in Asia.  Scattered around the country are National Parks filled with game. The world’s first game reserves were founded in Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago.

15 days
Departing Mar

Journey through Mongolia and Russia small group tour

This escorted small group tour traverses this expanse, from Ulaanbaatar to St Petersburg; from the Mongolian Steppes to Siberian taiga and tundra; over the Ural Mountains that divide Asia and Europe to the waterways of Golden Ring. Our program for couples and solo travellers uses two of the great rail journeys of the world; the Trans Mongolian Express and the Trans Siberian Express.

30 days
Departing Jul

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