23 Amazing Trips to Take Around Asia This October Holiday

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3-Day Zhangjiajie Avatar Mountain Tour

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Located in the northern mountain ranges of the province, the remote Zhangjiajie National Forest was known only to the Tujia, Miao and Bai minority groups for centuries.

Today, with its towering karst spires and deep, forested canyons, Zhangjiajie has become one of China’s iconic landscapes; made a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1992, it was the inspiration for the film Avatar.

The area also boasts the world's longest and highest glass bridge – walk it if you dare!

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7-Day Xinjiang: Kashgar, Taxkorgan, Urumqi & Turpan

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If you're curious about Xinjiang, this seven day classic itinerary – starting from Kashgar, passing through Taxkorgan, and ending up with Turpan – is the perfect way for you to explore the wider area.

Take in numerous spectacular natural scenes and cultural heritages on the way. The cities selected all represent an aspect of Xinjiang; by visiting them and talking with locals you will discover what the real Xinjiang looks like.

Travel with local operator Xinjiang China International Travel Service and, one day, when you go back home, you can tell your friends: I’ve been to Xinjiang.

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Anji Mountains October Holiday Yoga & Mindfullness Retreat

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This is Yoga for Life Shanghai's 7th time going to Anji Mountains Guanyin Tang Village for October Holiday Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat since 2017. Over the past six years they have brought over 500 yogis here for retreats.

Home for the two retreats is at a heavenly part of Anji Mountain, far away from noise and nestled in a massive lush bamboo forest.

It's located at the top of a mountain (at an altitude of 800 meters) and in the middle of nowhere –surrounded only by mountains. Expect to be greeted by mesmerizing mountains, bountiful bamboo forests and a sky full of stars!

In the mesmerizing surrounding mountain, we come together with the intention of diving deep into yoga and meditation, unwinding our busy nerve system, and rediscovering authentic connection with ourselves and others!

If you've been craving true silence, lots of nature and a deep inner journey dive, this retreat is for you.

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4-Day Escape to Xinchang: Vacation & Festival!

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Tianmu Yangsheng Valley is in the east of Xinchang County, an area that offers an exquisite natural landscapes. Here, you can enjoy a pleasant pastoral stay among misty mountains and red clouds at sunset.

Stay in a simple and elegant hotel with a large terrace, from which you can enjoy views of the bamboo forest and of the mountains in the distance. The hotel also has a gym, a badminton hall, and an outdoor swimming pool.

For the early bird price of just RMB1,680, your room, daily buffet breakfast, hotel dinner, local specialty restaurant dinner and outdoor lawn barbecue on consecutive evenings are all included, and enjoy a lawn party with music every evening.

Xinchang is also a county that is full of beautiful, hidden hiking trails. Trek through green valleys and past gorgeous lakes and rivers, and enjoy the beauty of nature away from the crazy crowds of the city.

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9-Day Vietnam Classic Tour: From North to South

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This nine-day small group tour will take you from the delights of the capital city of Hanoi and the stunning islands of Halong Bay to the beaches of Hoi An and the remote Mekong Delta.

Start a beautiful tour of Vietnamese capital Hanoi with French avenues and tree-lined boulevards; then take a boat tour of the islands in Ha Long Bay and through one of the most beautiful offshore areas in the world.

Fly down to the ancient port city of Hoi An and discover ancient ruins and beautiful beaches, then head to Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to visit one of the most amazing cities in the world.

End the trip with a unique tour of the Mekong Delta and visit the stunning Can Tho Floating Market.

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7-Day Wild Silk Road Adventure: Mogao Grottoes, Rainbow Mountains, Chaka & Qinghai Lake

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If you want to know more about mysterious Western China, but have no idea where to start, then just follow the Silk Road.

Spend seven days traveling the ancient trade route with Gansu May International Travel Service, enjoying both breathtaking landscapes and mysterious religious art, from oases to deserts; this itinerary won’t let you down, no matter what you want to experience in a trip. 

Buddhist temples, Qinghai Lake, Yadan landscapes, Rainbow Mountain, the Great Wall, Mogao Grottoes... the list goes on!

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Anji Mountains Wisdom of the Body Retreat

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Yoga for Life Shanghai invite you to their Wisdom of The Body Retreat on October 27-29. Journey into wholeness and sacred sexuality through the myth of Baubo: Belly Goddess.

This retreat is for those who are seekers. Together through the vehicle of movement, breath, nature, and depth psychology, learn to tap into the wisdom of your body.

This retreat invites you to explore yourself as a woman – your desires, fears, challenges, body, mind, spirit, and power – while immersed in nature.

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7-Day North Vietnam Exloration from Nanning

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A customized, exclusive, in-depth exploration of Northern Vietnam!

This special trip takes you all the way from China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to Vietnam at a slow pace, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the border along the way. 

Taking in two major scenic spots on the border, Detian Waterfall and Mingshi Pastoral, you will also have plenty of time to stroll through Hanoi Old Town, experiencing the culture up close while riding traditional Vietnamese tricycles.

The trip will also include a stay of two nights in the outdoor sanctuaries of northern Vietnam: Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island.

An additional surprise on the itinerary is the most recent discovery in the area, Lan Ha Bay, which has never been commercially developed and which offers truly exquisite mountain and ocean scenery that you would not be able to find elsewhere.

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5-Day Cambodia Tour to Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

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This five-day Cambodia tour includes the best of Siem Reap and the highlights of Phnom Penh.

Siem Reap is the gateway to the Angkor temple complex, covering the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom and the magnificent Angkor Wat. Hidden in the deep, a red temple Banteay Srei is waiting to be explored.

Then, fly to Phnom Penh to have a full-day city tour, taking in the Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Royal Palace and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum; delve into both the glorious and the dark history of Cambodia.

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8-Day Tibet: Lhasa, Yamdrok tso-Shigatse & Everest Base Camp

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Start out in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, and the political, economic, cultural and religious center of Tibet, a city full of both human and natural landscapes. There visit Potala Palace, and explore its maze-like rooms and temples.

Head on to sacred Yamdrok Tso Lake, regarded as the "turquoise earrings scattered by a goddess." Pristine and free of pollution, its waters are as blue as a sapphire.

Visit the Tashilunpo Monastery, that houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya in the world, as well as a tomb of all the Panchen Lama, adorned with jewels and gold.

Finally, take in amazing views of Mount Everest, the highest in the world, located in the border between China and Nepal. 

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3-Day Xiapu Fairy Land & Incredible Mount Taimu

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Xiapu is a land of plenty located by the coast of Fujian and Zhejiang. The hometown of kelp in China, it was the location for the filming of the documentary A Bite of China.

This is the perfect setting to enjoy watching the sun rise and set on the sea. Take pictures of the morning and evening glow, and the interweaving of light and shadow along the golden beach.

The scenery is picturesque, with fishing rafts, wooden houses, boats, tidal surges, and the shadows of the sea appearing different at all hours.

This trip also takes in Mount Taimu, a majestic scenic spot where the mountain and sea come together in with truly unusual scenery, featuring granite peaks, forests, caves, rivers and islands.

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3-Days Xi'an History Exploration & Food Tour

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Boasting over 3,000 years of history, Xi’an always impresses visitors with a large amount of historical and cultural heritage sites.

During this three-day Xi’an getaway, you will be guided to all the highlights of this ancient capital city, including the City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Wild Goose Pagoda, Grand Tang Dynasty Everbright City and – of course – world-renowned Terracotta Warriors.

You'll also have the chance to try Xi'an's most authentic snacks, including biangbiang noodles, ice peak (a kind of drink), soup dumplings, mirror cake, sour plum soup, dried persimmon and lamb skewers.

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11-Day North Xinjiang: Kashgar Old Town, Hemu Village & Kanas Lake

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Xinjiang, such a vast land! No matter what you want to experience from a trip, you can find something interesting there. But how to explore the beauty of the biggest province in China as traveler? 

This 11-day tour will provide you with the best answer! Kashgar Old Town, Hemu Village, Kanas Lake… both of the stunning scenes in northern Xinjiang and amazing cultural landscapes in southern Xinjiang have been included!

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3-Day Gouqi Island Getaway

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Watch the sunrise over mountains and set over an abandoned village; chill on the beautiful beach and have a bonfire party at night; rent a boat and go fishing and enjoy delicious seafood dinners.

Gouqi Island is a serene and picturesque getaway, perfect for a relaxing few days.

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7-Day Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland


Located in the middle of the Tibetan Plateau north of the Himalayas at an altitude of 3,650 meters, Lhasa is a sacred place of Tibetan Buddhism, famous for its gorgeous scenery, long history, unique customs and strong religious culture.

From there, travel overland to Nepali capital Kathmandu, taking in the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Everest Basecamp, and so much more on this magical journey over the Roof of the World.

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7-Day Xinjiang: Kashgar to Urumqi


From Kashgar to Taxkorgan, Urumqi and Turpan, this seven days package will take you to explore Xinjiang.

Enjoying the stunning view of Karakul Lake and the grand landscape of Pamir Plateau, stroll around exotic Kashgar Ancient Town, visit ancient Uygur villages, and much more.

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7-Day Tibetan & Chengdu Adventure for Just RMB5,999


Starting out in Chengdu, and all the deliciousness that that entails – a foodie's heaven – this trip then explores the majesty of the Tibetan Plateau, taking in breathtaking scenery at every turn.

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5-Day High Altitude Hiking on the Tibetan Plateau


This once in a lifetime trip allows trekkers to visit some of the most important historical sites of the Amdo region, including Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, meditation caves and rock-carved Buddhas.

Discover Tibetan culture with a local Tibetan guide while taking in beautiful landscapes of wider grasslands with nomad tents and hiking around Ganjia with its snow-capped mountains.

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3-Day Ruyi Glass Bridge Adventure


Live in a naturally beautiful village in Zhejiang Province, and explore the beautiful local houses and scenery.

Walk on an incredible glass bridge (if you dare!), hike in hidden mountains and bamboo forests, play in stunning waterfalls and bubbling brooks, and jump into natural swimming pools.

Bonfire, music and stars... a unique chance to learn about local culture.

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2-Day Huihang Ancient Trail Hiking


Take a break from busy city life and get close to nature for peace and tranquility, burn those extra calories by hiking, and meet people from different cultures and backgrounds.

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1-Day Stunning Nanbei Lake Hiking

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Just 140 kilometers away from Shanghai, there is an amazing hidden trail dating back thousands of years in the plain area of Haining City. Rambling along the road, you can enjoy the view of the clear vast lake, the verdant mountains, and the lush tea gardens.

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1-Day Dive In-Water Trekking & Natural Pool Swimming


Spend a day trekking in Zhejiang with 90% green cover, swimming in natural pools, cliff diving and breathing the freshest air.

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1-Day Moganshan Mountain Wild Cycling


Explore the beautiful Yu village, and enjoy lunch and coffee, before getting on your bike and setting off across tea fields, bamboo forests, ponds and visiting naked villa.

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