Cultural Tours in Asia

Asia is a living museum, a multifaceted melting pot of ageless customs and new ideas.

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Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

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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.

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A company's services are best described by genuine unfiltered client feedback. Reviews for Backyard Travel Tours have been compiled from genuine customer feedback in partnership with leading review service, Feefo. A closed invitation only platform, we guarantee every single review is matched to a genuine customer who has travelled through Asia with us. We currently have 31 Client Reviews of Asia, of which 100% had a good or great time with us, and we hope you will be next!

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Service rating : Working with Joy was a pleasure. She was very patient in helping me...

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They Recommend Our Cultural Tours in Asia

CNN - Myanmar - Bagan

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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TheGuardian - Cambodia - Siem reap - PP - Battambang

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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Chicago Tribune - China - Xian

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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NY Times - Japan - Nozawa

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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What to Expect from an Asia Cultural Tour?

An Asia cultural trip 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 archaeological sites in Myanmar, our Asia cultural tours are designed by local experts to provide fascinating and immersive experiences.



EXPERT ADVICE

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.



INDIGENOUS BELIEFS

Participate in ancient Dayak rituals in Borneo, or chat with a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. Delve into local beliefs for rewarding, enlightening tourism.



LOCAL COMMUNITIES

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.



GENUINE ENCOUNTERS

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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