Bhutan is truly a bucket list destination and one that not a lot of people get to experience. Its unique culture and focus on Gross National Happiness makes Bhutan a special place and a completely unique destination.
When to go: August-April for lower temperatures in a frequently humid country.
The small, landlocked country of Bhutan is blessed where natural beauty is concerned, which you can experience firsthand as you hike picturesque trekking trails in the Himalayas. You’ll find tropical forest to the south, beautiful temples, a colourful folk culture, and friendly people, which all combine to give visitors a travel experience like no other. Find out more about seeing Bhutan with Luxury Gold Vacations.
Situated off the east coast of the Asian mainland, Japan is a master of modernity and a steward of tradition. Its densely-populated cities ooze culture, creativity and neon-coloured lights, while sacred wildernesses and soaring mountains are flecked with ancient temples.
When to go: Late spring (March to May) and late autumn (September to November).
Situated off the east coast of the Asian mainland, Japan is a master of modernity and a steward of tradition. Its densely-populated cities ooze culture, creativity and neon-coloured lights, while sacred wildernesses and soaring mountains are flecked with ancient temples. Find out more about seeing Japan with Luxury Gold.
Even if you aren’t a mountaineer or a trekker, you can still appreciate the awe-inspiring wonder of Nepal’s backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks.
When to go: August-April for a cooler climate to experience this country which houses the most famous mountain in the world.
Nepal is home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains making it a mecca for avid trekkers and mountain climbers. A rich architectural heritage can also be found here, in addition to the vibrant capital of Kathmandu with its many temples to explore and shops selling souvenir-worthy handmade local goods like beautiful cashmere wraps and scarves. Find out more about seeing Nepal with Luxury Gold Vacations.
Vietnam, a southeast Asian country well known for its bustling cities, cultured cuisine and iconic bicycles.
When to go: Spring (Feb-Apr) and autumn (Aug-Oct) as temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter in spring. March and April have lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant.
Head for the Sri Lankan hills to trek among the tea plantations and rain forest peaks. Or watch the scenery unfold on an unforgettably scenic train ride through the area.
When to go: Temperatures are high all year; January-February for the lowest rainfall.
Sri Lanka is somewhat of an undiscovered gem, with travellers not yet fully aware of everything it has to offer. Along with a rich history and friendly people, there are golden beaches stretched out along 1,330 km of coastline, an abundance of wildlife, 15 national parks, lush forests, 350 waterfalls, and some of the most flavourful food you’ll ever eat. Find out more about seeing Sri Lanka with Luxury Gold Vacations.