3 New Asian Expeditions for Adventurers

India, Nepal, and Vietnam are calling

BY TAYLOR PRESLEY — Summer 2019

The Mehrangarh fortress

INDIA

“Riding the Real Rajasthan”

This fall, Grasshopper Adventures will take cyclists on a tour through Rajasthan, India. Known as the “Land of Kings,” Rajasthan is rich with majesty, evident in the vast number of fortresses and palaces such as the 15th-century Mehrangarh fortress, one of the tour’s highlights. Kicking off in Delhi and ending in Udaipur, the eight-day journey runs Oct. 26-Nov. 2. Dates also available this December and in March and October 2020. grasshopperadventures.com


Shrine in Nepal

NEPAL

“Nepal Hiking”

Discover the magic of Nepal on a hiking journey by Butterfield & Robinson. Walk through the Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples of Patan, an artisan city; keep an eye out for one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers at Chitwan National Park; or opt for a helicopter ride over Mount Everest. Four 10-day excursions are scheduled from Feb. 21, 2020, through Jan. 2, 2021. butterfield.com/trip/nepal-walking/


A Hoi An, Vietnam, local

VIETNAM

“Hoi An & Central Vietnam Discovery”

Channel your inner adventurer with an above- and below-ground multisport tour of Vietnam. Cycle through the country’s most populous cities, such as Saigon, as well as hidden gems such as the seaside port town of Dong Hoi, before exploring the rivers of the underground Phong Nha cave. You’ll even have the option to kayak along the Thu Bon River at sunrise. Eight trips are available from August 2019 to November 2020. grasshopperadventures.com

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