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Join us on this luxury China trip and get pampered! Explore ancient sites in Beijing and Chengdu, marvel at the grandeur of the Yangtze river, and savour authentic Chinese cuisine at quality restaurants – this tour lets you do all that and much more.

Founded in 1998, Laurus Travel specializes in premium small-group travel to Asia with a focus on China, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Korea and the Indian subcontinent. As a boutique tour operator with a stellar reputation, Laurus Travel boasts a loyal clientele that is the envy of its peers. At the core of the company’s success is a team whose combined skill set is unparalleled in the industry. Managed by industry veterans, the team of Laurus Travel is as exceptional as the experiences it curates.

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19-day China Odyssey

Beijing – Xi’an – Chengdu – Yangtze Cruise – Wuhan – Guilin – Shanghai

Explore ancient sites in Beijing and Xi’an, admire nature’s beauty in Guilin, sail through the majestic Three Gorges of the Yangtze, savour authentic Chinese cuisines of different regions – this China tour package gives you all that and much more!

25-day China by Fast Train

Shanghai – Suzhou – Qufu – Beijing – Xi’an – Chengdu – Yangtze Cruise – Wuhan – Guilin – Hong Kong

This popular China tour itinerary features inter-city travel by high-speed train. It visits China’s largest metropolises as well as UNESCO World Heritage sites in locations that don’t see many foreign visitors.

26-day Imperial China with Tibet

Beijing – Xian – Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse – Lhasa – Chengdu – Chongqing – Yangtze Cruise – Wuhan – Guilin – Shanghai

This China tour itinerary includes 6 days in Tibet and 3 days on a Yangtze cruise in addition to a long list of world-class attractions such as the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army Museum.

14-day Best of Japan

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone – Kanazawa – Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kyoto – Nara – Osaka – Tokyo

With a focus on history and culture, this premium small-group Japan tour showcases the best of the Land of the Rising Sun. From the present capital of Tokyo to the former imperial seat of Kyoto, Japan’s illustrious blend of ancient traditions with state-of-the-art modernity is on full display.

18-day Classic Japan

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone – Kanazawa – Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kyoto – Nara – Osaka – Hiroshima – Miyajima – Nagasaki – Naha – Tokyo

Conducted by expert guides, this premium small-group tour of Japan is your quintessential introduction to the ancient land of the Rising Sun. The itinerary focuses on culture, history, good food and hiking.

17-day Japan & South Korea

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone – Kanazawa – Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kyoto – Nara – Osaka – Busan – Gyeongju – Seoul

This meticulously crafted itinerary showcases the best of Japan and South Korea, two neighbours that have influenced each other in so many ways since time immemorial and yet still remain so distinct from each other.

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21-day Indochina plus Bangkok

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap/Angkor Wat – Lung Prabang – Vientiane – Bangkok

Explore the essence of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Marvel at Indochina’s ancient glories and intriguing customs. From scenic Ha Long Bay to quaint Buddhist temples in Luang Prabang, the sensory overload is simply overwhelming. Packed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this grand Indochina tour represents truly the best of Indochina.

18-day Vietnam, Cambodia & BKK

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap/Angkor Wat – Bangkok

The itinerary strings together some of Southeast Asia’s best travel destinations including the splendid UNESCO World heritage Sites of Ha Long Bay, the Old Town of Hoi An and Angkor Wat. This is an active cultural journey designed to broaden your horizons and deepen your insight into a dynamic region that is going through rapid transformation.

28-day Southeast Asia Adventure

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hue – Da Nang– Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Singapore

A grand journey of cultural discovery incorporating the best of French Indochina, Thailand and the dynamic city state of Singapore, this incredible tour brings you some of Southeast Asia’s top highlights including numerous attractions on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Key elements of the trip include visits to villages and tasting of authentic local cuisine.

16-day Highlights of India

New Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur – New Delhi

This itinerary serves as an excellent introduction for first-time visitors to India. Trip highlights include Taj Mahal (Agra), Amber Fort (Jaipur), sacred Hindu religious ceremonies (Varanasi), erotic stone sculptures (Khajuraho), and wildlife sighting in Ranthambore National Park famous for Bengal tigers. An extravaganza of art, culture and history, this tour is packed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

26-day Classic India

New Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur – Udaipur – Ahmedabad – Mumbai – Goa – Kochi – New Delhi

This comprehensive tour of India features a long list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but it goes beyond the postcard-perfect landmarks. The expert-designed itinerary allows you to immerse yourself in the untold stories of ancient cities, savor the flavors of diverse cuisines, interact with locals, and connect with the authentic pulse of India.

19-day India – West & South

New Delhi – Udaipur – Ahmedabad – Mumbai – Goa – Kochi – Bengaluru – Hampi – New Delhi

Mainly intended for repeat visitors who have been to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, this itinerary offers an overview of India’s fascinating west and south. On this luxury tour, not only will you visit some of India’s most important cultural and historical landmarks, but you will get to peek into India’s future during your stays in Mumbai and Bengaluru, known respectively as India’s financial capital and “Silicon Valley of India”.

Terracotta Army, Xi'an

10-day Best of South Korea

Seoul – Jeju Island – Busan – Gyeongju – Seoul

South Korea is famous for its high-tech industries and equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages and sub-tropical islands. We invite you to join us on an exciting journey through the Land of Morning Calm!

12-day Best of Vietnam

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, Vietnam beckons with a tapestry of experiences that seamlessly blend the ancient and the modern. From the fascinating chaos of bustling markets to the serene beauty of UNESCO-listed landscapes, Vietnam is a destination that captivates the soul.

12-day Best of Thailand

Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Kanchanaburi – Uthai Thani – Sukhothai – Sri Satchanalai – Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai – Bangkok

The itinerary dives deep into the country’s history, culture and rich traditions of its diverse ethic groups. Spectacular scenery and amazing food are among the highlights you’ll experience on this luxury tour.

11-day Best of Taiwan

Taipei – Taroko National Park – Sun Moon Lake – Tainan – Taipei

Famed for centuries as Ihla Formosa (beautiful island), Taiwan is a land blessed with sandy beaches, marble-walled gorges, tropical forests, and alpine mountain ranges. Taiwan is known for its rich and diverse culture, spectacular natural beauty, and fantastic food. This luxury tour of Taiwan presents the visitor the best the island has to offer in those aspects and much more.

12-day best of Bhutan + Delhi

New Delhi – Thimphu – Punakha – Phobjika Valley – Paro – New Delhi

Join us for an unforgettable journey through Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom often referred to as the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The itinerary also features the key highlights of Delhi, the capital of India. Developed based on our first-hand knowledge and conducted by expert guides, this tour guarantees the participants an experience of a life-time.

13-day Best of Myanmar

Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay – Bangkok

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar fascinates the visitor with glittering golden pagodas, enigmatic ruined temples, picturesque countryside and rich culture. On this luxury small-group tour, you’ll visit Yangon (Rangoon), Bagan (Pagan), Inle Lake area, Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) before flying to Bangkok, Thailand to return home.

WHO IS LAURUS TRAVEL

Founded in 1998, Laurus Travel is a Vancouver-based Canadian tour company specializing in fully guided premium small-group travel to Asia with a focus on China, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Laurus Travel operates as a quality-first boutique tour operator and boasts a loyal clientele that is the envy of its peers. At the heart of the Laurus Travel’s success lies a team whose combined skill set is unparalleled in the industry. Managed by a cadre of seasoned travel industry veterans, some adorned with advanced business degrees, its leadership is as exceptional as the experiences it curates.

Escorted Japan Garden Tour

Tokyo – Mt. Fuji – Hakone – Kanazawa – Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kyoto – Nara – Osaka – Hiroshima – Miyajima – Okayama – Koyasan – Tokyo

Embark on a journey that transcends ordinary travel and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Japanese gardens with Laurus Travel’s Japan Garden Tour. This meticulously crafted experience is designed to captivate your senses and unveil the profound beauty that lies within Japan’s fabled gardens. From historic tea gardens to contemporary Zen spaces, indulge yourself in the serenity that defines Japan’s garden culture.

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