We’re inspired by a fascination for the continent we call home, and have a genuine, personal enthusiasm for discovering and sharing Asia’s hidden gems. We’re knowledgeable because Asia is our home, innovative because we’re continuously looking for new treasures to show our clients, and reliable because, as much as you, we want our trips to be unforgettable. We’d like to think that our passion makes us stand out as a top travel agency in Asia. Below you’ll find quotes from publications that love our tailor-made holidays.

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March ’16 "During a week in Bhutan, stressed-out scribe Duncan Forgan exhales deeply, downs firewater and tries his best at monastic life. Let the mythmaking begin."

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Nov ’15 "Learn the craft of bamboo weaving (from US$26) and batik (from US$60) at social enterprise Ock Pop Tok overlooking the Mekong ... or explore the arts and crafts scene with a three-night tour with Backyard Travel"

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Aug ’15 "Asia specialist Backyard Travel has an action-packed 10-day guided tour around Bali, with half-board accommodation, starting at £469 per person."

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Apr ’15 "Book a tour with Backyard Travel and ask for Shi to be your guide: you‘ll explore the countryside around Hue in central Vietnam by bicycle and he‘ll take you to meet one of the city‘s cycling legends and war heroes ... in a place you‘d least expect."

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Mar ’15 "Get to know Thai food on a private ‘Eating Bangkok’ tour with Backyard Travel. You’ll be taken through the quieter back streets and canals to a traditional floating produce market, and learn to cook a few dishes in a private home."

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Mar ’15 "Food, writing, photography and culture come together in Backyard Travel’s eight-day tour of Cambodia with travel and food writer Lara Dunston. Participants will visit the country‘s landmark locations and develop their culinary travel writing."

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Mar ’15 "A popular destination for Thai visitors, Myanmar is just too close and too special to miss. We explored Yangon for a few days with Backyard Travel to get a feel for what some are calling Asia’s "last frontier"."

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Feb ’15 "Located in Myanmar’s central west, Bagan is serviced by flights, buses and trains from Yangon. Accommodation is centered in the surrounding villages of New Bagan and Nyaung Oo. Tours are available with Backyard Travel."

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Feb ’15 "Backyard Travel is including a hot-air balloon flight over Burma‘s Inle Lake – normal price £280 – in the price of its two-week Myanmar in Depth tour, which costs from $2,789 (£1,860), excluding international flights."

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Jan ’15 "Asian tour specialist Backyard Travel has launched a new eight-day Bhutanese Adventure which promises to take travellers to preserved dzong fortresses, remote villages and Himalayan peaks."

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Oct ’14 "Asia-based Backyard Travel has a three-day ‘Beyond Angkor: Battambang and its Countryside‘ tour, taking in many of these experiences, which departs from Siem Reap."

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Sep ’14 "Luxurious Myanmar from Backyard Travel, a bespoke travel outfitter that creates insider experiences across Asia. The Deal, six nights at upscale hotels in Rangoon, Inle Lake, and Bagan. The Highlight, a guided tour of colonial Rangoon in a 1945 Chevrolet."

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Mar ’14 "Backyard Travel specializes in tours in Asia, its location there giving it the advantage of providing an insider\'s view of the continent. Many of the company\'s trips plow new ground in visiting what sometimes are familiar destinations. An example is the two-day Ancient Xian by Vintage Sidecar & Jeep tour."

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Jan ’14 "The Asian operator Backyard Travel offers 10-day itineraries to explore Nozawa and nearby sights like a seventh-century temple and a refuge for the area’s famed snow monkeys."

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Sep ’13 "Backyard Travel offers a two-day, behind-the-scenes Phare Circus Experience, including rehearsals, dinner at Phare Café, the show, meeting performers afterward, a cruise to Battambang to visit the PPS school, meals, hotels and transfers."

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