Tours in Asia

Whether it is the humid mists rising off the glassy surface of the Kinabatangan River with gibbons wailing in the background, or Steller’s Sea-Eagles gathered in their hundreds on the pack-ice off Hokkaido, Japan, Asia is truly inspiring and offers innumerable treats to birders. Electric blue Grandalas standing in snow, Swinhoe’s Pheasants sneaking through bamboo scrub, or massive flocks of Helmeted, Rhinoceros, and Great Hornbills wolfing down fruits at a giant fig are all unforgettable memories. However, it is hard to beat the astonishing pittas, jewels that glow in dark recesses. Birding is enhanced with Buddhist temples, Moghul palaces, tom yum soup, or a casual Cantonese style dim sum dinner.

Asia is full of fantasically ornate pheasants, such as this Swinhoe's Pheasant from Taiwan
Asia is full of fantasically ornate pheasants, such as this Swinhoe's Pheasant from Taiwan (Keith Barnes)

Since we established an office on Taiwan in 2011 our offerings and number of trips in Asia has understandably boomed. Our Mandarin, Japanese and Hindi–speaking staff makes us one of the most efficient and networked operators in this complex and diverse region. Our regular offerings to Taiwan, India, Japan, Bhutan, Borneo, China, Malaysia and Thailand have been supplemented by exciting new destinations like Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia and custom tour offerings to remote China, Philippines, Vietnam, and a score of islands throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

The culture and scenery of Asia make every tour even more unforgettable
The culture and scenery of Asia make every tour even more unforgettable (Keith Barnes)

We have also networked with the photographic communities in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Japan, and have first-hand knowledge of amazing stake-outs for bird and mammal photography throughout the region. So weather you are after a rustic trip through the Cambodian backwaters looking for Giant Ibis, or a high-end photo tour of Red-crowned Cranes dancing in the snow in northern Japan, or the ultimate Tiger-viewing and photography safari, we have the ability, knowledge and experience to pull off the ultimate Asian-experience for you.

Asia has some of the planet's most spectacular mammals, and Tiger is right up there near the top
Asia has some of the planet's most spectacular mammals, and Tiger is right up there near the top (Neil Dyson)

If a private trip with a few friends interests you, remember that we are now able to put together customized trips to Mongolia, remote parts of China, or elsewhere at the drop of a hat. Overall we are spoiled for choice with a set of inspiring trips throughout this vibrant region.

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