Asia is a living museum, a multifaceted melting pot of ageless customs and new ideas.
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Asia’s cultural diversity is astounding. Across rivers, mountains, and even city blocks, you’ll find different languages, diverse religions, and new ways of seeing the world. An Asia cultural holiday with Backyard Travel can take you to traditional Bhutanese farmhouses, ancient Shinto sanctuaries, even avant-garde galleries on the streets of stylish Saigon. Whatever you’re looking for, our Asia cultural tours are an opportunity to see a destination through the eyes of locals and understand the beliefs that shape this vibrant continent.
Our focus on local expertise ensures authentic cultural exploration. Start your adventure by browsing our itineraries.
An Asia cultural holiday is the best way to see the region—connecting with people, discovering histories, and entering new worlds. From China’s modern metropolises to tiny Himalayan hamlets and far-flung archeological sites in Myanmar, our Asia cultural tours are designed by local experts to provide fascinating and immersive experiences.
Our customizable Asia cultural vacation packages are designed by in-country experts, people with a deep appreciation for local culture and access to the latest developments and travel opportunities.
Participate in ancient Dayak rituals in Borneo, or chat with a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. Delve into local beliefs for rewarding, enlightening tourism.
Through homestays, cooking lessons, and personal encounters, we bring you into close, intimate contact with the local communities that make our destinations extraordinary.
HERITAGE & HISTORY
Enjoy expertly guided archeological trips, museum visits, city walking tours, presentations by local experts, and excursions to the sights at the heart of Asia’s rich cultural heritage and millennia-long history.
Imagine yourself sipping yak butter tea in a Bhutanese farmhouse or rice wine in a Chinese village. Our Asia cultural tours provide genuine encounters with welcoming locals.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Art is culture made beautiful. Spend an afternoon in a Balinese silver workshop, explore colorful craft markets, admire decorative Buddhist murals, or venture into Bangkok or Kyoto’s contemporary art scene.
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