Looking for your next overseas adventure travel destination? Asia and Oceania have some must-see locations, and we’ve rounded up our top five! No matter where you choose—whether it be the bamboo forests of Japan, the iconic Taj Mahal in India, or New Zealand’s cinematic beauty—you’re guaranteed to have a trip of a lifetime with Classic Journeys.

Top 5 Trips in Asia & Oceania


AA pagoda near a lake in Japan
A revealing look at Japan’s history and modern culture. Explore Tokyo and learn to make sushi. Take in the beauty of Hakone with views of Mt. Fuji. Visit Kyoto’s temples, partake in the tea ceremony, and experience the art of the geishas at an elegant dinner.


Laem Sing Beach, Thailand

Stepping far beyond the temple-spired capital, we’ll visit an elephant camp in the foothills of Chiang Dao, and walk from rice-paddy paths to remote villages where we receive the blessing of saffron-robed Buddhist monks at an early morning alms-giving… glide over rivers in long-tail boats… and are welcomed into one of the country’s finest kitchens.


A person in tradition Vietnamese clothing.

Between Saigon and Hanoi, spend a night on a junk in Halong Bay and bike amid Mekong rice paddies. In Laos, care for elephants at an elephant sanctuary. Explore Cambodia’s splendid Angkor Wat. And luxuriate at some of Asia’s finest hotels.


Taj Mahal, India

An epic journey! Delhi. The Taj Mahal at dawn. One-of-a-kind countryside walks that introduce you to villagers and rural life… as well as descendants of royal families, sari-and turban-tying experts, and eminent naturalists.


Sheep in New Zealand

Awesome variety from Auckland to Queenstown! Sail on an America’s Cup yacht and sip wine on lush Waiheke island. Visit a working sheep farm and go jet-boating. All capped by a glacier walk and cruise in the fjords of Doubtful Sound.