A Summertime Journey of a Lifetime: Dive into the Wonders of Asia with Asia Transpacific Journeys

Explore New Zealand. It's not just for hobbits anymore!

Explore New Zealand. It’s not just for hobbits anymore!

As the cold and snow of the winter season subsides, it’s time to look ahead to that summertime getaway. This summer, explore the exquisite countries of Asia and the Pacific on an immersive journey with Asia Transpacific Journeys. Whether you are in the mood for a jaunt with a group of friends, an intimate getaway with the one you love or some quality time with the family, Asia and the Pacific offer endless opportunities for adventure, fun and relaxation. Every Asia Transpacific Journeys’ trip begins with a personal consultation with an expert Travel Specialist. These Specialists work closely with each group of travelers to understand their unique travel dreams. From there, they craft a completely customized itinerary to allow those dreams to take shape.

 

Escape not just the cold but also the hemisphere by venturing to New Zealand, a spectacular natural wonderland afloat in the southern seas. The North Island offers everything from bustling metropolitan hotspots to relaxing oceanfront retreats. Begin by exploring Auckland, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city infused with laid-back, urban charm and full of delightful hotels and gourmet dining. Sail the harbor on a prize-winning yacht, walk through a 110-meter-long tunnel aquarium and explore the charming seaside town of Devonport, just a quick 10-minute ferry ride across the harbor. Head south to the beautiful and fascinating Rotorua geothermal area, a bastion of traditional Maori culture. Around Hawkes Bay, wander among playful art-deco architecture of the quaint town of Napier and sample unique wines from small family-run vineyards in the scenic countryside. Then take the inter-island ferry from quirky Wellington to the South Island, soaking up the dramatic views en route.

 

New Zealand’s rugged South Island is known for its steep mountains, dramatic fiords and picturesque glaciers. Nature lovers will be in heaven hiking through the dramatic landscapes of Abel Tasman, Mt. Cook or Fiordland National Parks. And the less hearty need not miss out on the fun, or the views—take an exhilarating helicopter ride to the top of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers or go whale watching in Kaikoura to spot orcas and huge sperm whales. Don’t skip an overnight cruise Milford or Doubtful Sound on a luxury vessel to fully immerse yourself in the region’s natural beauty. As your adventure concludes, toast New Zealand farewell with a class of world-famous Sauvignon Blanc from the acclaimed wineries near Marlborough Sound.

 

If, for you, summer is synonymous with a lush, tropical locale, consider Indonesia for your summertime sojourn. Explore the Flores Sea on a comfortable live-aboard, masted schooner, sailing from isle to isle to snorkel with tropical fish and turtles in the crystal-clear waters. Soak up Bali’s colorful Hindu culture and exquisite artistic heritage, exuberantly expressed among the island’s verdant rice fields, secluded beaches and charming towns. Venture to the island of Java to wander the enchanting site of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. On Borneo, walk along aerial catwalks suspended in the jungle canopy to see the profusion of birdlife, wild organgutans and, if you are very lucky, perhaps glimpse a rare Sumatran rhinoceros or clouded leopard. End your Indonesian journey with a stint of complete relaxation at the Nihiwatu Resort on the remote island of Sumba. This intimate and truly exclusive hideaway is a jewel for those seeking absolute privacy, luxury, serenity and access to one of the best private beaches in Asia.

 

Whatever your summer travel dreams, Asia Transpacific Journeys has the expert knowledge and on-the-ground experience to ensure your journey is the perfect escape you imagined. This summer free your wanderlust and venture to Asia and the Pacific on a Journey Beyond the Ordinary™.

 

About Asia Transpacific Journeys

Asia Transpacific Journeys has been crafting private Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips to Asia and the Pacific since 1987. Our highly decorated staff is committed to providing exceptional service and deeply insightful cultural interpretation based on firsthand experience. Asia Transpacific Journeys has been honored with the designation of World’s Best Tour Operator by Travel + Leisure, received a Travel + Leisures Global Vision Award and was highlighted in National Geographic Travelers Best Trips feature.

 

For more information about a Custom Journey to Asia or the Pacific, please visit www.AsiaTranspacific.com or call (toll-free) 800-642-2742.

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