Tailor-made Private Guided Tours from Swire Travel
Travelling is an addiction. We crave new and exciting places, hooked on the taste for adventure and seeking out the unknown. From the food and culture to ancient ruins and vast valleys, we’re constantly seeking our next thrill.
Established in 1948, Swire Travel has swooped in as one of the 852’s largest travel management companies, offering up exciting, tailor-made travel itineraries which take you off-the-beaten-path in an all-inclusive, hassle-free journey. Swire’s guided tours led by professional local guides, offer you not a glimpse, but engulf you in local culture and history. With plenty of public holidays coming up, branch out from your usual beach-bum holiday (not that we don’t love a good sun sesh!) and consider booking in for a real adventure…
Named by Forbes as one of the ‘top 10 coolest places to go in 2017’, tourism in Iran is booming, and it’s easy to see why! Fly from Hong Kong to Shiraz (via Doha) and drink in your fill of picturesque views, culture and incredible Iranian food. Explore traditional bazaars and drive to breath-taking sights, starting with Persepolis, Pasargad and Friday Mosque (all UNESCO World Heritage sites) and explore these ancient cities built back in 6th century BC, filled with tombs of powerful Achaemenid Kings and incredible scenery.
From the serene waters of Big Almaty Lake to vast canyons, you’re bound to find adventure beyond the cities in Kazakhstan. Spend a week taking in the sights and venturing to the highest mountainous skating rink in the world (1,733 metres above sea level!), seeking out falcon farms and wandering through Charyn Canyon. Formed by wind sun and the rain, this unique, natural monument is 12 million years old; walk through a maze of overhanging walls and picnic by the Charyn River. This unexpected travel destination is brimming with lush hiking opportunities, western deserts and charming, underground mosques.
Myanmar is the destination on everyone’s lips at the moment, and for good reason! Often overlooked amidst other popular travel spots in Asia, we’d highly suggest touring the age-old cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan before the tourists do. Book a three-nights Belmond cruise down the Ayeyarwady River and stay at the Belmond Governor’s Residence, an imposing teak mansion hotel dating from the 1920s, visit local villages and join a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony. Those with thirst for adventure can join the ‘Bagan by Bicycle tour,’ an afternoon of cycling around Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples before dining under the stars.
Keen to know more? Swire Travel offer exclusive, travel itineraries to exotic destinations around the world, including Israel, Bhutan and Sri Lanka! Visit Swiretravel.com or give one of their consultants a call on 3151 8855 for more information.
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