Asia + The Middle East

The strangeness and shock of Asia is, for the Westerner, part of its seductive magic; its wild and wonderful chaos has a way of getting right under your skin. More than most others, this region rewards those who persevere.

In this part of the world, the way we make a luxury trip special is usually in the detail of how we select guides or plan different days.

Often it’s down to insisting on a certain room in a hotel – even changing an itinerary around to ensure that a particular room is available, without compromising the trip as a whole.

From the moment we start planning your luxury trip, we are constantly working behind the scenes to improve it, usually without you even knowing it. It is the detail that makes the difference.

Destinations

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Burma

Burma is currently still unspoilt by tourism. We tend to focus on the history, religion and ancient cultures to make your trip truly memorable. The need for an informative and engaging guide is essential to ensure you get the most out of your visit whether to Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan or Lake Inle. We also use a few luxury boats to discover the less accessible areas.

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Bhutan

We have been wowing clients with innovative itineraries to this indescribably beautiful mountain kingdom for years. Recently a new breed of luxury, small hotels has emerged. Our knowledge of the country and network of guides still deliver authentic Bhutan. Few visitors are privileged to experience this. Now, as always, Bhutan is one of the most special countries on Earth.

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Hong Kong

Part of China since 1997, Hong Kong remains as exciting as it always has been and offers visitors some great sights along with an excellent dining scene and a vibrant nightlife. Hong Kong is your classic ‘East meets West’ destination and is often seen as the ‘Gateway to China’. Luxurious hotels, incredible city buzz and a food scene good enough to come back for seconds.

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Cambodia

We have spent many years making good relationships with some really interesting guides and developing cultural experiences in Cambodia. We have also found success taking clients to the coastal hideaways of Southern Cambodia and hidden corners of Phnom Penh. As always with c+l it is the hand-picked specialist guides who really make the difference.

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Central India

Most tourists visit Madhya Pradesh for its tiger reserves and beautiful Kipling-like landscapes. However for those who want to see spectacular architectural sights with no other tourists, the ruined temple complex at Mandu and the unique tiled fort at Gwalior are difficult to beat.

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Indonesia

Indonesia embodies an extraordinary variety of geography and hundreds of distinct island cultures. Discover the Komodo islands or to explore remote dive sites. With numerous luxurious hotels, the choice can be daunting which is where our expertise comes into play to match the hotel to our client’s desires.

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Japan

Japan is a place of ancient gods and customs, but is also the cutting edge of cool modernity. You can catch sight of a farmer tending his paddy field, then turn the corner and find yourself next to a neon-festooned electronic games parlour in the suburb of a sprawling metropolis.

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Kerala

Kerala’s welcoming and relaxed attitude allows you to embrace the sleepy backwaters, the dramatic landscapes of the Western Ghats and the palm fringed beaches along the coast. In Fort Cochin we can organise private cooking classes in a part of India famed for its fresh ingredients and tasty cuisine. With plenty of new boutique hotels and homestays, we visit this part of India on a regular basis to guarantee we always know the best place to stay.

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Laos

Any visit to Laos is incomplete without Luang Prabang. And it now has some excellent places to stay. c+l really make the difference here with hand-crafted experiences around an otherwise well-trodden path. In the city we can offer private access to museums, monasteries and homes. And further afield we have created some unique ways to see the best of the Mekong River and its tribal peoples. Most clients also combine a visit to Laos with Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand.

Luxury trip to Jordan

Jordan

Jordan, a kingdom which once captivated ancient travellers, continues to attract a new generation as a modern and vibrant nation. From the great starkness of Wadi Rum, to the majestic ruins of bygone civilisations, to the wonders of the Dead Sea, Jordan is being unveiled as a completely unique destination. The Jordanians are multicultural, well-educated,…

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Nepal

The attraction of Nepal lies in the magnificent Himalayas and the country’s tribal heritage. We like to organise trekking in the locations where few others tread, combined with a great guide some of the lesser known and more remote routes are well worth discovering. Meet artists, weaving workshops and carpenters whilst exploring the three medieval cities; Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. For those wanting a rural experience Pokhara offers the perfect balance of relaxation and sightseeing.

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Oman

Oman works well as a short exotic break encompassing diverse landscapes from the rolling sand dunes of the Empty Quarter to the dramatic Hajar Mountains and the stunning coastline with its wonderful marine life. With an expert guide we can also arrange cultural trips to Muscat, Nizawa and Sur. Enjoy a unique and completely private mobile camping experience offering total privacy in remote locations with plenty of creature comforts and excellent food.

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Malaysia

This stunning archipelago is part of the heart and soul of South East Asia and amongst the most diverse places in the world. Heavily influenced by its cosmopolitan make up there is plenty to keep culture vultures in awe. Aspects of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture can be found at every turn. The Petronas Towers loom over the dramatic Kuala Lumpur skyline, while isolated tribes in the remote North seem a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

Luxury holidays to Rajasthan

Rajasthan

The quintessentially Indian experience lies in Rajasthan. Naturally the magnificent iconic forts and magnificent palaces are a ‘must’ and we have devised unique ways to show them off to their best at different times of the day or with private access. No trip is complete without experiencing rural Rajasthan which offers a real insight into a more traditional way of life experiencing something a little more authentic away from the cities.

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Northern India

We work with a special group of village houses in some of the most unspoilt foothills in the Himalayan region as well as further North in Ladakh. The mountainous desert in Ladakh or the rolling lush paddy fields beneath the Himalayas create dramatic backdrops in spectacular locations and showcase a way of life which is much as it was centuries ago. As always, we design every itinerary around you and can add in longer in Uttarakhand, perhaps near Rishikesh or to take in the wildlife around Corbett.

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Southern India

The overwhelmingly Hindu state of Tamil Nadu has a wealth of historical and cultural attractions from the spectacular temples of ancient dynasties, to the colonial heritage. Combining Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka gives you a true insight into the culture of this fascinating country. Knowing which properties to use – and particularly which rooms within those properties is essential in this part of the world.

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Sri Lanka

Romantic, boutique hotels and private villas open up the interior of this tropical island getaway. Sri Lanka is perfect for getting out in the great outdoors with trekking and white-water rafting to balance the cultural sites of the North and the tranquil beach scene on the South coast. Sri Lanka is also great for families and first timers to Southern Asia. The Maldives is only a short flight away, making it the perfect beach add-on.

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Thailand

From the stunning beaches and magnificent karst islands of the south to the lush jungle and verdant rice paddies in the north, Thailand’s diverse landscapes, excellent infrastructure, sublime cuisine and extremely hospitable people justifiably make it one of the most visited countries in Asia.

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United Arab Emirates

We focus on three of the seven Emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras-al-Khaimah. Barren desert and rugged mountains are bordered by two Gulfs and the contrast of these beautiful landscapes with the more brash cosmopolitan cities makes for a diverse holiday destination.

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The Maldives

For those looking for sun, sand and crystal clear sea, The Maldives ticks all the boxes. We have visited all the best hotels in The Maldives and we know the owners of the hotels we work with, as well as the chefs and managers which allow us to make sure that they go the extra mile for you during your stay.

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Vietnam

Vietnam is interesting in itself but also combines well with its neighbouring countries, Cambodia and Laos. The country lends itself to some of the best cuisine in Asia and we have numerous gastronomic guides to introduce our clients to the wonders of Vietnamese cuisine from the authentic street food to the bustling food markets.

Where to Go
Asia + The Middle East

Burma
Bhutan
Hong Kong
Cambodia
Central India
Indonesia
Japan
Kerala
Laos
Jordan
Nepal
Oman
Malaysia
Rajasthan
Northern India
Southern India
Sri Lanka
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
The Maldives
Vietnam

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Asia + The Middle East

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