Up for Adventure? Explore Asia with a Local Expert

Bangkok based Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative tour and travel operator, today announced the launch of new adventure tours in Asia designed to maximize authentic travel experiences.

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Adventure holidays in Asia

Travelers are expressing the desire to get off the beaten track and see a destination from the seat of a bicycle or from the top of a mountain, or to have their children engaged in more energetic activities.

Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) August 04, 2012

Crafted by regional Asia based travel specialists, the latest adventure tours at Backyard Travel promise excitement and discovery, plus unique cultural insights accessible only through local knowledge. Tours and packages across the Asia region promise to get adventure travelers off the beaten track and into ‘real’ Asia, facilitating exciting and meaningful cultural exchange.

From short trips to extended adventures, Backyard Travel’s on-the-ground consultants have created a range of packages catering to different traveler types at varying levels of intensity. Kayaking, cycling, trekking and white-water rafting are just some of the activities available through tailored packages, each designed to increase traveler engagement in their destination of choice.

For travelers who prefer two wheels to four, a cycle and trek tour through Angkor, Cambodia, is the perfect way to discover this immense ancient city and engage in local village life. On foot, travelers can literally stumble across forgotten temple ruins, fully immersed in ancient Angkor. Modern Cambodian history is also part of the journey, with a visit to the Landmine Museum and an overnight stay in a local pagoda.

Families can also be adventurers. Bali is a fantastic family-friendly destination and for the more thrill-seeking brood, offers endless opportunities for fun. Backyard Travel has a specially designed Four Wheels, Farms and more itinerary that lets kids experience traditional Balinese family life – harvesting coconuts, exploring rice fields – before launching into some high-speed slides for a splash-fest at the exhilarating Waterbom Park.

Particularly hot on the travel radar right now is Japan, though most tourists never get to experience it beyond Tokyo, lured by shopping in Shinjuku and the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Outside the capital, lie countless opportunities for adventurers to connect with Japan on a more organic level, with volcanic trekking and onsen baths just part of the Another Japan itinerary. Dining with pilgrims and staying at a traditional ryokan guesthouse are also highlights of this trip.

Backyard Travel Product and Operations Director Maeve Nolan says: “We are seeing a lot more requests for adventure tours, whether it be short half-day excursions or more hardcore multi-day trips. Travelers are expressing the desire to get off the beaten track and see a destination from the seat of a bicycle or from the top of a mountain, or to have their children engaged in more energetic activities. For some other clients, they see adventure travel as an eco-friendly way to experience the world.”

Asia is diverse, exotic and full of contrast and there’s much intrigue within its different regions for the adventure-seeking explorer. Even less-discovered paths – and rivers, mountains and characters – lie within Asia, so check Backyard Travel’s Adventure Tours section for the updated range of adventure holidays on offer.

ABOUT BACKYARD TRAVEL:
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com. See their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel


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