Asia

beyond the beaten path

Asia is too massive and diverse to conceptualize as a single digestible travel "destination". Even defining the borders of this continent is difficult - from the mountains around the Black Sea in the west, to the snow fields of Siberia in the east,there are more people and cities in Asia than outside of it.
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Y Ty, Vietnam by Peter Hammer
Chiang Mai, Thailand by Colton Duke

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Silvia Pisci
  • China
  • Israel
I believe in the wisdom of nature and in the transformative power of Travel. We believe that our local communities hold the keys to create new,healthy and vibrant social systems. And that the time is NOW to drive all the right energies into a Change for the travel industry. I've has been working in luxury travel since the age of 25. Born and raised in Italy, I've lived in China, Israel, Peru, and am currently based in The Netherlands.
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Owen Gaddis
  • Argentina
  • Belize
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
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Earthtones Journeys
  • Chile
  • Colombia
At Earthtones, we believe that tourism — when implemented thoughtfully and intentionally — can be a force for regeneration in the world: regenerative to local economic,social, and ecological systems. Partnering with individuals, guides, and communities rich in natural capital — from farmers to community land trusts and ranches — we're co-creating a network of local-powered, immersive nature experiences.
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SLSiddhi Lama
  • Croatia
  • Japan
I'm a world traveler who is passionate about sustainable travel, gastronomy, and the intersection between art and science.I bring this passion to each journey I help create.
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Kolena Allen
  • Chile
  • Mongolia
I believe in the power of tourism to be transformational for the traveler and communities that tourism impacts. We create, exciting, fun,and immersive adventures around the world, helping you dive deeper into the places you visit. We are also focused on helping tourism be a positive force within the communities we visit.
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SMSaya M
  • Japan
Hello! My name is Saya, and I'm an expert on Japan's alpine flora, easy day hikes from Tokyo, gastronomy and folk art. I'm fluent in English Spanish and Japanese,and I can connect you with local guides, as well as guide tours myself.
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Frank Castro
  • Argentina
  • Bhutan
I grew up in Malibu, California and have spent much of my life traveling in search of perfect waves, beautiful peaks, and inspiring wildlife safaris.I have spent over a decade running lodges & camps and curating adventure programs in Africa. I have spent many years traversing the Himalayas and curating trips in that region. After becoming a father, I have highly focused on Central & South America. My focus is on sustainable and ethical travel, with top notch services and guiding. Adventure travel is vital for local economies and also the greatest connection to nature and the human essence.
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Auxane Oget
  • Japan
  • Switzerland
• digital nomad family since 2014 • • Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe• • in a van • • experts of Switzerland and Japan •
Adam de Lancey
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
For the past 12 years, Indotrek have specialized in adventure tourism throughout Southeast Asia. From humble beginnings, Indotrek now operates and has offices in Vietnam,Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Indonesia and welcomes people from all over the world. For us, adventure travel is not just about hardcore mountain biking, extreme trekking and white water rapids, but also about unique and hands-on experiences that allow you to engage with local communities and its people. With years of expertise, we believe that we can provide truly different and memorable adventure tours.
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Everest Expeditions Nepal
  • Argentina
  • Austria
Everest Expeditions Nepal is an organization operated by dedicated professionals, properly prepared to meet the expectations of all trekkers, climbers,mountaineers, general visitors and tourists as well as those with special interests, for example geologists, earth scientists and anthropologists. We have great pleasure to be able to tailor make trips to suit your needs best.
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Friendship World Treks
  • Bhutan
  • China
I am Nima Tamang and I love Trekking, Mountaineering, Volunteering! I am an adventure seeker and outdoor activities are my passion. I am very experienced in Trekking,Climbing, but also in natural good producing. I am passionate about offering knowledge and new experiences with people. I have also been awarded for my activities and gained a prize in some competitions! Trekking & Hiking, Climbing is a hobby that I do almost every weekend. I want to share this experience with you all. Have a nice Journey!!
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Luke Jeffery
  • Australia
  • Cambodia
I am an independent Filmmaker and Photographer with a passion for travel, discovery and a great story. I love to create amazing and captivating content while traveling to the most inspiring locations.I am currently based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
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Valentyn Syenin
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
I’ve been traveling to connect further with myself and nature for the past 2-3 years as a film maker and photographer.It has opened doors for me and expanded my horizons beyond measures. Travel has been a source of inspiration of ephemeral beauty I can capture and share with others. I have never done a group trip but have always desired to drive so. This sounds like an interesting opportunity to make it happen and share some experiences with my audience.
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Exotic Heritage Group
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
The ultimate purpose of a journey is to discover oneself among signboards, cultures and individuals along new destinations and routes.Some realize this consciously while others just make them a part of their memories. We curate luxury experiences across South Asia that take you through ancient river routes, forests in the heart of the subcontinent, and indigenous birds and animals in their natural habitat. Independent owner-managed firm since 1979, our successes directly benefitting local peoples, we have offered you the purpose and also helped you realise it.
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Carrie Back
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
Carrie Ann Back is a part-time travel writer and full-time globetrotter based in Southeast Asia. She’s been to over 30 countries,including living in the Amazon jungle in Bolivia and working for elephant conservation in Thailand. I love anything off-the-beaten path! Carrie continues to be a sought-after travel expert for digital media, print materials & magazines, and conferences all over the world. Carrie is also a digital copywriter for hotels and restaurants worldwide. When not traveling, she can be found sampling new wines, planning her next trip, or trying to perfect her
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Sonam Therchen
  • Bhutan
Nothing is much more fulfilling than being on tour with guests. I come a long way from a quaint village of Minjey, Lhuntse to the capital city of Thimphu.It wasn’t an easy journey, nothing was served on a platter. I earned every bit of rave review from guests through my hard work and dedication. “Hard works beats talent
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Countryside Adventures
  • Vietnam
The team of Countryside Adventures aims to offer a unique experience to worldwide travelers discovering Vietnam. We make your travel meaningful,true experiences by thinking really, thinking local, thinking for YOU as Travelers and LOCALS as community and service providers. The way we make an adventure trip for those who travel with us only a vacation but it’s a trip of a lifetime.
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Marija Stevanovic
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
I'm a 30 something adventure seeker who just recently left her 9-5 job behind and joined the travelling world as an aspiring digital nomad.I'm travelling South East Asia and working to create my own business both online and in the hospitality industry! I want to connect travellers all over the world with the wondrous beauty the world has to offer and work to change lives in the way that travelling has impacted mine in a positive way.
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Bryan Hermannsson
  • Australia
  • Austria
I was raised camping and exploring the South west and US national parks. From this and spending 10 years as a cub and Boy Scout,I have developed a major appreciation for the natural world. For the past 12 years I have organized a rock climbing trip to the magical desert of Joshua Tree NP for 15-150 friends and friends of friends. From this spawned my love of guiding people through nature and up cliffs. I would love to join your team to support facilitating people connecting with nature and adventure. Thank so much! Cheers, Bryan
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Gal Oya Lodge
  • Sri Lanka
Gal Oya Lodge is the perfect haven for wildlife enthusiasts and those looking to live in the heart of nature. Set amongst 25 acres of private forest in the East of Sri Lanka,there’s no better place to experience all the amazing wildlife Sri Lanka has to offer. Just 3½ hrs drive from the city of Kandy and 2 hrs drive from Arugam Bay, our high-end eco-lodge is situated on the border of the Gal Oya National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s least explored National Parks. It’s the perfect location to stay and enjoy the island’s only boat safari.
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