Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and modern culture of the Far East with our wide selection of guided tours, day trips, festivals and tailor-made holidays with a useful travel guide to help you plan.

Travel to the exotic lands of the Far East – China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet - on one of our award winning holidays. With our experienced local English-speaking tour leaders you'll gain a true insight into these fascinating countries and immerse yourself in the local way of life. We also offer a wide variety of touring styles to the Far East, from guided group tours and family adventures to festival tours and tailor made holidays, so you're bound to find the trip that's right for you.

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Our tours to the Far East include some unique local experiences - spend a night in a traditional Hanok Village in South Korea, weave your way through the Hutongs of Beijing on a rickshaw, meet the Yau ethnic minority group along the Dragon's Back Bone in China, join a sunrise class of Tai Chi at Beijing's Temple of Heaven, try your hand at cooking tempura at a home-based cooking class in Japan.

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Best of Japan

8 days | FROM R50,900

Discover the best of Japan in just 8 days. Travelling from the modern...

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Harbin Ice Festival

11 days | FROM R28,900

Discover China this Christmas to see the Great Wall, Beijing's...

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Cherry Blossom Festival

13 days | FROM R115,900

Escorted Group Tour: See Japan in 2020! Springtime is possibly one of...

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South Korea and Jeju Explorer

12 days | FROM R31,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Take in the highlights of South Korea on this...

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Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM R19,900

Take the road less travelled from Shanghai to Beijing. Explore the...

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM R24,900

Explore the highlights of China starting in Beijing with Tiananmen...

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Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM R83,900

On this wonderful 12 day group tour of Japan you’ll not only take in...

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Essence of China

9 Days | FROM R28,900

Take an exhilarating 9 day journey of discovery through China’s most...

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Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM R27,900

Kick off in Beijing, explore the Forbidden City, ride around the...

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Highlights of China

11 Days | FROM R38,900

Experience the very best of China with its spectacular landscapes,...

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Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM R44,900

Exploring Beijing’s grand Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the...

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM R21,900

Let it snow! See the world's largest and most elaborate ice sculptures...

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Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM R90,900

This 13 day adventure takes in the must-see sites of Tokyo and Kyoto...

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Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM R45,900

Take a rickshaw through Beijing’s happening hutongs and climb the...

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Fine China

13 days | FROM R29,900

Climb the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyonguan Pass and enter the...

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Tokyo to Beijing

15 Days | FROM R74,900

Take in the highlights of Japan and China on this 15 day tour from...

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Classic China & Yangtze Cruise

13 Days | FROM R43,900

From bustling Beijing to Shanghai, be astonished as you capture the...

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Great Wall & Pandas

14 Days | FROM R51,900

Setting out from Beijing uncover some of China’s most famous and...

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Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM R37,900

Travelling a full circle from Beijing, you will discover temples,...

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Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM R55,900

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China’s...

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China Express

6 days | FROM R16,900

Hide out in the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, bike ride along...

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM R34,900

Escorted Group Tour: See the best of South Korea, from vibrant Seoul -...

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Shanghai to Beijing

8 days | FROM R24,900

Travelling from Shanghai to the capital, cruise the canals of Suzhou,...

Far East Budget Group Tours

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Hong Kong to Chengdu

8 days | FROM R11,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Uncover the delights of China’s vibrant cities and...

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Japan Explorer

13 Days | FROM R38,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Discover the iconic sites of Japan’s most famous...

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Beijing to Shanghai Express

9 days | FROM R13,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT: This whistle stop tour of China uncovers some of...

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Epic Japan Adventure

19 Days | FROM R69,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Immerse yourself in the organised chaos of Tokyo,...

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Hong Kong to Beijing

15 days | FROM R27,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT: Take in the buzzling metropolis from Victoria Peak...

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Hong Kong to Hong Kong

16 days | FROM R26,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Discover China’s ancient and reinvented...

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Essential China Adventure

18 Days | FROM R33,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: From Shanghai discover the karst landscape of...

Far East Overland Adventures

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Silk Road of China

22 Days | FROM R36,900

Journey through the stunning scenery of China on this 22-day overland...

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Silk Road of China Westbound

22 Days | FROM R36,900

Cross the extent of western China on this 22-day overland adventure...

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Highlights of the Silk Road Westbound

56 Days | FROM R92,900

Cross Western China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on this...

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Silk Road Encompassed Westbound

89 Days | FROM R156,900

Starting in the fascinating Chinese city of Xi’an, this 89-day group...

Far East Family Holidays

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China Discovery For Teenagers

8 days | FROM R27,900

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA (for children aged 12 years and above): Climb the...

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China Family Adventure

8 days | FROM R25,900

FAMILY TOUR OF CHINA - for families with children aged 5 years and...

Far East Private Tours

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Heart of Seoul City Break

5 days | FROM R20,900

Explore Seoul, the cosmopolitan and vibrant capital of South Korea....

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Just Japan

8 days | FROM R44,900

Private Tour: Take in the buzz of Japan’s capital city, learn how to...

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Geisha & Gyoza

8 days | FROM R41,640

Private Tour: Get lost in the organised chaos of Tokyo, catch a...

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM R47,900

Discover the highlights of captivating South Korea, the 'Land of the...

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Land of the Rising Sun

14 days | FROM R71,880

Private Tour: Travel like the Tokyoites do in Japan’s capital city,...

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Konnichiwa Japan

14 days | FROM R69,000

Private Tour: After fully exploring Tokyo head to Nagano and Matsumoto...

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM R82,900

From vibrant Seoul and Gyeongju the ancient kingdom of Silla, to the...

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

7 days | FROM R22,900

Enjoy a well-rounded week long city break in China’s top two cities....

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM R26,900

Home to many of China's ethnically diverse minority peoples, Kunming &...

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM R52,900

Explore China’s beautiful Sichuan province! Discover Huanglong...

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM R29,900

From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan Province, visit UNESCO sites,...

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Journey Down South

10 days | FROM R40,900

Get off the beaten track and see the highlights of China’s scenic...

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Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days | FROM R55,900

Journey south from the nation's capital Beijing to the terracotta...

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Spectacular South Korea

12 days | FROM R109,900

South Korea is rich in tradition, culture and natural beauty. Starting...

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Southern China Explorer

12 days | FROM R67,900

Take in the highlights of southern China on this unique 12 day tour,...

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Best of Yunnan and Beijing

13 Days | FROM R98,900

Setting out from Shanghai uncover China’s diverse Yunnan province,...

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Silk Road Adventure

13 days | FROM R76,900

Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar & Turpan in China's far west before heading...

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Totally China

15 days | FROM R61,900

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and...

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Highlights of Tibet

8 days | FROM R34,900

Discover the highlights of Tibet - the rooftop of the world, locked...

Far East Tailor-made Holidays

Home to majestic temples, grand palaces and spectacular scenery, the Far East of Asia offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor experiences.

We offer tailor-made holidays to China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet so that you can explore these fascinating countries at your own pace and with your choice of sightseeing and accommodation. Whether it's spending a night in a luxury hotel by the Great Wall or enjoying a traditional tea ceremony with geisha, discovering street food in Seoul or exploring the Potala Palace, our team of experts are on hand to recommend plenty of unique things to do and amazing places to see.

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Far East tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on 118 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to China. We saw so much and learnt so much about the country's history. The trip was well organised and planned. A few things had to be changed because of the Nations holiday but we got to see other things instead. We found all the tour guides to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Highlights would have been walking on the Great Wall, Terracotta Soldiers and experiencing some of the countryside. We would highly recommend On The Go tours and the Mandarin Sunrise Tour to any one looking to go to China.”  

Martin and Kay Bradley • Submitted 20 Oct 2019

James was excellent, I cannot fault his organisation and skills. He showed genuine concern for our well being.”  

Angus Stansfield • Submitted 16 Oct 2019

Great tour and friendly people & country. ”  

Nisha Laben • Submitted 15 Oct 2019

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Spiritual spaces
The best temples in the Far East

With the widespread popularity of Buddhism across the Far East mixed with native religions of ancestor worship and mythology, the countries of China, Tibet, Japan and South Korea offer a rich selection of temples, pagodas and other spiritual spaces from the exquisite Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the UNESCO-listed Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, the historic Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto to the mountainside Bulguska Temple in Gyeongju. Discover these and more with our range of tours.

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