Our Asia never seems to stop developing, with new projects sprouting up ever so often – hotels, tour options and sustainable attractions – all with the potential to make their foray into our portfolio of products blazing new trails in travel.
It has always been our aim since 1999 to handle new tourism options, keeping the responsible tourism aspect at the forefront of our operations, yet venturing into new products and activities with a sense of belonging. We are moving into an era where operating with responsibility becomes an essence within our company, and we are keen in continuously implementing this ‘Giving Back’ philosophy into our daily operations.
Shanghai’s Peacock Room for a Contemporary Taste of Sichuan
The Peacock Room in Shanghai’s Taikoo Hui district is a beautiful restaurant that offers high quality Sichuan cuisine in a modernist setting.
The venue in the Chinese city was once the playground of American artist James McNeill Whistler famed for his paintings of peacocks, now on display in the Freer Gallery of Art, after which the restaurant is named. With a seating capacity for a maximum of 115 guests, the owners of this rejuvenated establishment brings Sichuan cuisine to the table with a contemporary twist. Definitely a place to visit when in Shanghai, and craving for authentic Sichuan food.
Sailing Trip to Thailand’s Ang Thong National Marine Park
Asian Trails Thailand is meeting the demand for more tour options around Koh Samui with the inclusion of fabulous full-day sailing option to Ang Thong National Marine Park, a pristine archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. A must-see for visitors to Samui, this marine paradise features towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white sand beaches, waterfalls and hidden coves and lakes.
Working in collaboration with a new sailing boat operator we take guests to the magnificent park in a 30-metre comfortable yacht fitted with modern amenities. The tour is inclusive of on board meals – breakfast, lunch and all-day snacks.
Malaysia’s Conservation Village for Elephants in Terengganu
Malaysia is one of the countries that has joined the growing movement to protect the world’s elephant population. Its latest project to help preserve these gentle giants is the Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village (KECV), built on a 256-hectare of land on the shore of Lake Kenyir in Terengganu. Its proprietors and conservationists have left 90% of the expansive land untouched, giving ample space for the pachyderm population to roam freely.
The conservation village currently takes care of 13 elephants. Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about these magnificent mammals, and how they, and the local community, live together in harmony.
Hub for Overnight Mekong Cruises
A charming resort comprising 45 suites and villas, it offers all-inclusive stays with ample activities for guests eager to explore the region. Amenities include a pool with Jacuzzi, spa, lounge and all-day dining restaurant, alongside its own vessel for Mekong cruise activities.
New Mainland Tour Option Off Thailand’s Koh Chang
Unseen Chantaburi’ is a new tour for guests travelling to the island of Koh Chang who want to see more than just its beaches. This full day excursion covers Chantaburi province’s main attractions including the famous Khuk Khi Kai prison, coastal mangrove forests and Thailand’s largest cathedral.
The province together with its capital, with the same name, is relatively untouched by developments and is a popular holiday destination for locals. This tour, away from the famous beaches and with so much to see, do and eat, adds diversity to Asian Trails Thailand’s existing excursion options from Koh Chang.
Cardamom Tented Camp
The safari-style camp offers 3-4 day packages and various excursion options aligned with the work of the Wildlife Alliance. The nine tents come with western-style amenities, spacious balcony, double /twin bed and fans. Parts of the proceedings go directly to Wildlife Alliance.