Thinking about taking the plunge and using some of your hard earned savings to see the world? After all, what’s the point in that rainy day fund that you’ve worked so hard to build, if you’re never going to spend it? Taking the time out of everyday life is always going to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but going one step further, taking your annual leave at the same time and heading off on a month-long tailormade trip around the world is a once in a lifetime trip you will never forget.
With so much to see and do on this incredibly vast continent, Asia must feature in your itinerary somewhere. You may need to consider things like vaccinations and an Indian visa application, but it’s all worth it to see this astounding corner of the world.
The River Nile
Sit back and relax as you cruise down the River Nile, taking in the majestic sites of the Temples of Luxor, the magnificent tombs of ancient Pharaohs and the unforgettable desert oasis of Aswan. Spend a day or two exploring the ancient ruins in Egypt, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings.
Take to the Dead Sea and marvel as you float due to the high salt content.
Explore the Rose Red City – Petra, the magnificent city carved into the rock, before discovering the fascinating desert landscape of Wadi Rum.
Appreciate the ultimate in luxury with this incredible addition to your Asian itinerary. With some of the tallest buildings in the world, cosmopolitan feel, magnificent hotels and retail opportunities as well as some incredible beaches on which to relax and unwind, Dubai is a fantastic area to visit.
Part of the UAE, the tropical waters are perfect for a snorkelling underwater adventure, or you could enjoy one of the popular dune safaris.
Admire the Terracotta Army in their original excavation site at Xian, wander the Great Wall of China, explore the waterside city of Hong Kong or enjoy a cruise down the Yangtze River. There’s so much to do in this vast country, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Build up your fitness and head for the base camp of Mount Everest, trekking over craggy terrain, along mountainous hill passes and glaciers as you go. Discover the local Sherpa villages and cast your eyes skyward to catch a glimpse of the apex beyond the clouds.
Feast your eyes on the regal Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by a Shah for his beloved wife. Enjoy safaris in the Indian National Parks, where you can catch sight of the beautiful wildlife, including elephants, rhinos and tigers.
Explore the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai, or unwind on the beaches of Goa for the ultimate in relaxation.
Further destinations could include Japan, Singapore, Vietnam and Laos. Make your way south to the Philippines and Indonesia to appreciate the true beauty of these paradise islands.
Whatever you choose, Asia holds many secrets, waiting to