Why visit Asia with Contiki?

Learn from the locals

Authentic experience anyone? With us, you’ll travel with local Trip Managers and join experiences led by local guides too.

Better experiences

Get more out of your destination with unbelievable experiences. From sushi-making in Japan to an awesome marine safari in the Philippines.

Navigation? no worries

We plan Asia trips for 18-35s like no other. We take care of accommodations, local transportation and your entry to all the major sites, so you can re-lax.


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Asia tour reviews

The Asian Adventure was one of the best trips I’ve done with Contiki. Chamani was also one of the best trip managers I’ve had the pleasure to travel with! [...]

- James Wooding, Asian Adventure

Loved the tour so much! Perfect blend of chill and on the go and also swimming and seeing the towns / cities. Best contiki I’ve ever been on and our trip leader Zoe was exceptionally awesome, made the trip so fun!!

- Giovanni Agosta, Vietnam Experience

I recently attended the Thai Island Hopper West contiki and all I can say is amazing! Great company, great location, great activities and travelling and all thanks to tour guide Jess for pulling this great tip all together. [...]

- Tazmin Fulcher, Thai Island Hopper West

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Frequently asked questions about Asia

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When is the best time to visit Asia?

Asia’s huge. So, the best time to visit depends on where you plan on travelling. For example, between March and April is the perfect time to visit Japan if you wanna catch the cherry blossom festival, or India if you wanna see all the colourful Holi celebrations. If Southeast Asia’s more your thing, the weather is usually best between November and April. Again, it all depends on what’s happening (and when) - so get researching!  

Do I need a visa to travel to Asia?

This will depend on your country of origin. Luckily for you, we made a helpful guide that’ll tell you everything you need to know.

What should I pack for a trip to Asia?

This depends when and where you’re visiting in Asia, not to mention what you plan to do while you’re there. That being said, you probably can’t go wrong with bringing:

• Hydration tablets
• A portable fan
• A sweat rag
• Good socks
• Insect repellant
• Travel adaptors
• Tote/laundry bag 

What is ATM access like in Asia?

ATM access in Asia will depend where you are. In the major cities, you’ll find ATMs pretty easy to come by. In more rural areas though, you may have to look a little harder or go without. Want our advice? Keep some spare cash in your wallet, just in case.

How many days should I spend in Asia?

It depends how much you want to see! Luckily for you, Contiki trips range from one week to one month long, so there’s a trip to suit any amount of free time.

Is it customary to tip in Asia?

This will vary depending on the country/region you’re in, but generally no. Tipping is more common in Europe and the Americas, but is not a staple of Asian culture.

Is tap water safe to drink in Asia?

In most cases, we’d recommend sticking to bottled water during your trip to Asia.

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