Luxe Getaways: 5 Interesting travel experiences in Asia
When it comes to luxe getaways, we have plenty of options whether it's top haute suites, stunning celeb-worthy destinations or decadent trips. It's only natural that eventually we all start searching for something more... unique. The Asia Pacific team from Viator, which is a TripAdvisor company and one of the leading resources for global tours and activities, has thus unveiled their top five most luxurious experiential tours in Asia.
Taking place in Yala National Park - Sri Lanka's second biggest wildlife park and home to the world's highest density of leopards - the tour will take guests through the wilderness for a chance to spot the elusive leopards, elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and various other exotic wildlife. To end the adventure, a starlit dinner will be prepared outdoors before retiring for the night in a private, luxury tent.
It's hard to admire the mesmerising beauty of the iconic Mount Fuji in a large tour group so it's nice to have a more exclusive option with a personal guide. After enjoying the panoramic view off the snow-sprinkled peak, guests will be taken to visit a sacred Shinto shrine where a local priest will take the lead of the tour while sharing some of his own anecdotes. Finally, it ends with a visit to Mount Fuji's 5-station, a lookout point that has been called 'the border between heaven and earth', and a traditional Japanese lunch in a local village.
Experience the beauty of northern Thailand from the skies in a private one-hour experience for two in a hot air balloon just slightly before sunrise. The trip will gracefully take you above the countryside with stunning panoramic views before finishing off with a picnic-style breakfast and a glass of bubbly.
Prefer something with a little more history? Take flight and admire the wonder that is Angkor Wat while a guide provides a commentary about the history of the ancient landmark. The tour ends with a traditional dance performance and a delicious Cambodian dinner.
Did you know the Langkawi archipelago is made up of 99 islands - making it a perfect base for island hopping - and is known as the Jewel of Kedah? The luxury yacht excursion sets sail from Langkawi to explore the outlying islands and nearby beaches, and includes a delicious barbecue lunch onboard complete with unlimited complimentary drinks.