welcome to asia
If you were to refer to an atlas looking for Asia, you would find a continent that embraces almost one third of the planet's land - ranging from Indonesia's lush, equatorial islands to the sands of Saudi Arabia. While technically correct, we like to look at destinations from a touristic perspective. In our terms, Asia refers primarily to three ancient civilizations, China, India and Japan plus satellites like Bhutan or Nepal. Both China and India are vast as far as land mass and population. Japan is more compact but each region offers a wide variety of touristic experiences as you will see below. Welcome to our Asia...
While most countries can rightly claim a past, present and future, few can beat China for its contrasts and contradictions. With one foot deeply rooted in a complex past and the other stepping into an unknown future, a visit can seem like a spin on a time machine. By all means, walk the Great wall, meet a Panda and embrace the future in Shanghai. With Ultitude, however, our journeys created exclusively with and for you can take you to ancient walled cities untouched by modernity, a National Park that inspired James Cameron in creating Avatar and even a stay in the base camp at Mount Everest.
From the moment you set foot in India, the traditional ‘Namaste’ gesture-two hands joined together in welcome, will greet you. This greeting encapsulates the warmth, hospitality and culture that make a journey to India so memorable. India is a land of fantasy, vibrant colors and history. With its ancient customs that peacefully co-exist with ultra-modern technology, it is a true melting pot of people, languages, religions and cultures. This fascinating diversity continues through dramatic deserts and palm-fringed beaches, verdant valleys, magnificent mountains, wild jungles, intricately planned Mughal gardens, fairytale palaces, soaring skyscrapers, quaint bazaars and opulent malls.
Japan is a nation whose influence far exceeds its land mass particularly when compared to its mainland neighbors of South Korea and China. Since the end of World War II, it has developed into a manufacturing and technological powerhouse but still retains a peaceful and agrarian side. Even its cities are different with the bustle and neon of Tokyo compared to the traditional tranquility of Kyoto. It elevates the making of tea into a Zen discipline but also creates plastic models to duplicate menu items in restaurants. Japan is all of these contrasts combined into an exciting destination for explorers of all ages.