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Far East: An Overview

As with so many things - regions are subject to the whims of fashion. While Africa remains a perennial favourite, the likes of Latin America are now appearing far more on the travel radar, and competing with the Far East for travellers' affections.

Well, as far as we at Original Travel are concerned the Far East (comprising South East Asia, China and Japan) is somewhere particularly special. For the most part it represents extremely good value for money (OK, maybe not Japan), is filled to the brim with spectacular land- and city-scapes, and boasts heritage galore and food to die for. Finally, there's that great clincher - excellent service.

So, where to start? We're big on Borneo at present thanks to its combination of abundant wildlife, indigenous tribes, excellent hotels and great diving. It works perfectly for honeymooners and families alike, and certainly fits the 'original' bill. At the far end of the spectrum both mentally and stylistically, Japan is somewhere to wallow in a culture that feels completely 'other', and using a tour operator who knows the lie of the land (like us, for instance) is highly recommended.

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When to go
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Indonesia
Thailand
Vietnam
Cambodia
Mongolia
Laos
Myanmar (Burma)
Japan
Malaysia
Singapore
China
Philippines
Indonesia
Thailand
Vietnam
Cambodia
Mongolia
Laos
Myanmar (Burma)
Japan
Malaysia
Singapore
China
Philippines
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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.