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AT07 – Mystical Valleys

3:21 pm in China, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

One week from £1975pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be   Find out more.

One week from £1975pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

As gentle mists shroud unfathomably steep, verdant valleys, your eyes will widen as you struggle to take in the beauty of the view. But this is just the backdrop to Yuzi Paradise, a billion dollar, 1,320-acre park dedicated to the creation of art. A stay here is an adventure that will inspire the artist in you. 

What to do there…

Guilin is packed with activities and perfect for 7 to 10 days:
  • Major: Art-classes, Cycling, Nature-walks, Cave-treks, Yoga, Meditation, Tai-chi, Spa/Massage.
  • Other: Boat-trips, Fishing, Hiking, Kid-friendly, Swimming.

Where to stay…

The 5* Hotel of Modern Art (HOMA) is at the heart of Yuzi Paradise. It pairs each group of guests with a VIP host whose job is to anticipate your every need and facilitate your every whim. Stay in luxurious and, of course, artistically designed rooms, and let your host arrange the perfect blend of action, art and indulgence.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Guilin airport is 1.5h from Hong Kong (HK) or 2.5h from Shanghai. Guilin to Lijiang flights change in Kunming or Chongqing (2h flying + connection). Lijiang to HK or Shanghai flights connect similarly and take at least 5h.
  • Weather: Guilin is hot Jun-Sep and wet Apr-Jul, otherwise mild and generally dry. Lijiang is cold Nov-Feb and wet Jun-Sep, otherwise mild and generally dry.
  • Warning: Lijiang is special, but getting there takes a day of internal travel. Consider HK for ‘extensions’ <4 days.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

Trips to China are sometimes hard work, but always very rewarding. HOMA offers something different, though; a trip where the biggest challenge is choosing between activities, classes and spa treatments. Otherwise, it is pure pleasure in a scenic location. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Mystical Valleys

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AT08 – Powder Paradise

3:21 pm in Japan, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

One week from £2375pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be   Find out more.

One week from £2375pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

Niseko is blessed with track-free powder throughout the winter season, and its beautiful mountains and cool river rapids are bathed in pleasant warm sun most of the year. Hokkaido island is Japan’s ultimate adventure playground and a great luxury activity destination for travellers looking for something unusual and exclusive. 

What to do there…

Niseko is packed with activities and perfect for 7 days:
  • Major: Skiing/Snowboarding, Off-Piste, Snow-mobiles, Snow-shoeing, Hot-springs, Nature-walks.
  • Other: Night-skiing, Rafting, Fishing, Mountain-biking, Golf, Kid-friendly.

Where to stay…

The Chalets at Country Resort is a beautiful estate with 33 serviced 4* chalets with 2-5 bedrooms. Exclusive and private, its wood cabins fit perfectly into their environment and are packed with all the facilities you might need. The helpful concierge service sets up activities and equipment, stocks your kitchen and books meals out.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Niseko is about 2h by air and road from Tokyo or Osaka. Karuizawa is 2-2.5h by train from Tokyo.
  • Weather: Niseko’s ski season is Nov-May, with warm weather the rest of the year. Nagano’s ski season is Dec-Apr, with the region experiencing warm weather May-Oct.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

This is a mountain escape like no other. Where most ski resorts are a bit crowded and impersonal, this one feels as if it has been designed just for you. There is still a great buzz in the village and on the bigger lifts, but when you are out on the mountain or back in your chalet, it feels like the world has melted away. The friendly concierge service really ‘gets’ what you need and tries hard to exceed expectations. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Powder Paradise

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AT09 – Genghis Can

3:21 pm in Mongolia, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

One week from £1395pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel What it feels like to be   Find out more.

One week from £1395pp - based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation at a featured hotel

What it feels like to be there...

Mongolia embodies adventure like no other country on earth, with genuine wilderness from the steppes to the Gobi desert. Stunning Gorkhi-Terelj National Park sits near the capital Ulaan Bataar like an ornate gateway to the harsher lands beyond. Trek in the footsteps of the young Genghis Khan at the nearby Burkhan Khaldun mountain. 

What to do there…

Gorkhi-Terelj is packed with activities and perfect for 7 days:
  • Major: Horse-riding, Camel-riding, Bird-watching, Cycling, Nature-walks, Fishing, Boat-trips, Kayaking, Ice-skating, Cultural-visits, Historical-sites, Photography, Spa/Massage.
  • Other: Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Swimming, Kid-friendly.

Where to stay…

The 5* Terelj Hotel has brought unbridled opulence to Mongolia, finally making it accessible to luxury adventurers. Its palatial style makes you feel like the guest of royalty, and the concierge staff treat you with helpful deference. Its location and the activities on offer make it easy to live out some great wilderness-conquering fantasies.

Some practical information worth knowing…

  • Travel: Ulaan Bataar airport is just over 1h away by car. Eznis Airways flights to Dalanzadgad take 1.5h, running 4 times per week. A 4x4 journey into the Gobi takes 1.5h from there.
  • Weather: this is a land of extremes, from below freezing Nov-Mar to pleasantly warm in Jun-Aug. Very little rain all year.

What the AdventureTemples travel community says…

It is an amazing experience being this far off the tourist trail. With so much wild space to explore in every direction, adventures seem to seek you out. To get the real Genghis Khan feel, don’t miss the chance to ride horses through the beautiful meadows, the wind in your hair and high mountains on the distant horizon. The friendly guides will proudly share it all with you. We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Genghis Can

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Country – China

3:21 pm in China, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

What it feels like to be there… In recent times, China’s martial arts films have taken to showcasing its amazing natural environment   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

In recent times, China’s martial arts films have taken to showcasing its amazing natural environment – soaring mountains and valleys, tall bamboo forests and eerie mists. They make it look so beautiful most of us assume it is all computer-generated. Not so. Write your own adventure film script in some of the most amazing scenery on earth. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Most nationalities need to get a visa before travel. You should apply at least 1 to 2 months before you fly. On arrival, regional airlines can be a challenging experience, with safe but ageing aircraft and sometimes abrupt service. Plan in advance how much currency you need as it can be tricky to obtain outside airports, hotels and cities.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: China

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Country – Japan

3:22 pm in Japan, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

What it feels like to be there… Japan’s cities are super high-tech and bustling, but its fascinating countryside is quiet and serene   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

Japan’s cities are super high-tech and bustling, but its fascinating countryside is quiet and serene. Visit your fill of temples, castles and beautiful cherry blossom-filled parks and get up into the mountains for fresh powder and dramatic rocks. Take time out to watch snow monkeys in the hot springs before enjoying your own onsen spa. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Tokyo and Osaka airports are the main travel hubs in Japan, and other locations can be reached in style either by plane or on the speedy bullet trains. Coastal Japan is typically warm, especially in the south, but in mountainous regions the temperature drops away fast.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Japan

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Country – Mongolia

3:22 pm in Mongolia, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

What it feels like to be there… A land of horse-riding warriors and the ‘great unifier’ Genghis Khan, Mongolia is famous for the g   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

A land of horse-riding warriors and the ‘great unifier’ Genghis Khan, Mongolia is famous for the great grass plains of the steppe and the wild Gobi desert. Luxury has just arrived in the wilderness, allowing you to be one of the first to get out and explore it in style. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Ulaan Bataar has the only international airport in the country, and local flights to Dalanzadgad airport service the Gobi region. The weather is dry and cold Nov-Mar, and while temperatures are warm in summer, harsh winds make weather-proof clothing vital.
  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Mongolia

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Hotel – Banyan Tree Lijiang

11:48 pm in China, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

The luxurious resort villas in 5* Banyan Tree Lijiang, Yunnan reflect the rich fabric of this locale through their design and furnishings. R   Find out more.

The luxurious resort villas in 5* Banyan Tree Lijiang, Yunnan reflect the rich fabric of this locale through their design and furnishings. Romance beckons in the form of an intimate suite dressed in an oriental palette of red, gold and black. The suites follow traditional sweeping roof designs, adapted from the local Naxi culture. Take in the rejuvenating morning air in the tranquillity of your private lawn in the Deluxe Suites and relive the ancient Chinese saying "To own a plot of land under your feet, and a piece of sky overhead is the ultimate luxury". 

  The pulse radiating from Lijiang itself resonates a symphony full of soul, peace and ethnic harmony. To the north of this beautiful city rises the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a sacred sanctuary which has protected the ethnic minorities and their unique cultures since ancient times. Another splendour is the Old Town of Lijiang, regarded as the Venice of the Orient because of the many bridges and canals that lace through the maze of cobbled streets. This historic town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 for its ethnic charm, historical milieu and architectural landscape.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT07 Mystical Valleys We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Banyan Tree Lijiang

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Hotel – Chalets at Country Resort

11:48 pm in Japan, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

Tales of bottomless champagne powder snow have drawn thrill seekers from near and far to Niseko, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkai   Find out more.

Tales of bottomless champagne powder snow have drawn thrill seekers from near and far to Niseko, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. Now those same adventurers are discovering the long sunny days, amazing activities and delicious local produce of the Niseko summer. In the natural surroundings of this unique island, Japanese and international influences blend together to make a destination not only for exhilarating outdoor pursuits in winter and summer, but also fine food, world class service and sought after lifestyle. It's easy to see why it is loved by so many.


  Stay in natural Niseko at The Chalets at Country Resort. This community of luxury chalets in a beautiful forested valley has stunning mountain views and is bordered by crystal clear streams. All only 5 minutes from the ski slopes, restaurants and nightlife of Hirafu village. From these modern self-contained chalets you can enjoy all Niseko has to offer such as golf, rafting, hiking and cycling in summer as well as skiing and snowboarding on the world famous slopes in winter. Your next holiday destination, naturally The Chalets at Country Resort.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT08 Powder Paradise We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Chalets at Country Resort

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Hotel – Hoshinoya Karuizawa

11:48 pm in Japan, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

At the foot of Mount Asama, surrounded by dense forests of Japanese maple, running streams and hot springs, HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is a place o   Find out more.

At the foot of Mount Asama, surrounded by dense forests of Japanese maple, running streams and hot springs, HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is a place of unsurpassable beauty and the perfect panacea to the stresses and strains of life’s daily demands. Just an hour from Tokyo, here you can relax to the pace of old Japan in a contemporary villa, and enjoy the hot-spring spa and superb Japanese cuisine. 

  HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is a tranquil and restful place. Choose from a riverside, hillside or garden villa. All have a terrace, balcony or garden to commune with nature and make the most of the stunning scenery. Visit the spa and immerse yourself in a natural hot-spring bath and feel life’s stresses lift from your shoulders. Start the day with some morning stretches in the Chaya (teahouse). Then discover the nearby Harunire terrace with its string of outlets and restaurants. In the early evening, take a twilight eco tour through the forest and discover the region’s rare wildlife from songbirds to flying squirrels and glowing fireflies. Then, return to the HOSHINOYA Karuizawa Hotel and choose between three restaurants serving Japanese or French cuisine.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT08 Powder Paradise We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Hoshinoya Karuizawa

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Hotel – Hotel of Modern Art (HOMA)

11:48 pm in China, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

5* HOMA Chateau is one of Asia’s premier design hotels. Located in the famous natural landscape of Guilin and built inside Yuzi Paradise A   Find out more.

5* HOMA Chateau is one of Asia’s premier design hotels. Located in the famous natural landscape of Guilin and built inside Yuzi Paradise Art Park, HOMA Chateau is more than a hotel, it is an experience. From the structure’s innovative architecture and rooms, each featuring unique themes and décor, to the devoted service, a truly unique journey awaits those who dare to dream. HOMA Chateau: Luxury is an art. 

  At HOMA, your needs are not just fulfilled, they are anticipated, by a personal 24-hour VIP Host service. Upon arrival, each group is paired with a Host who serves as a contact and guide for the duration of the stay. From designing a program of exciting activities, to making restaurant reservations, VIP Hosts are ready to assist with any task.
  Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: AT07 Mystical Valleys We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Hotel of Modern Art (HOMA)

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Hotel – Terelj

11:48 pm in Mongolia, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

Nestled in the heart of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, 5* Terelj Hotel and Tereljmaa Spa sets a new standard for luxury, elegance and hosp   Find out more.

Nestled in the heart of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, 5* Terelj Hotel and Tereljmaa Spa sets a new standard for luxury, elegance and hospitality in Mongolia. Located near the birthplace of Chinggis (Ghengis) Khaan, the “great unifier”, the hotel provides a truly a unique experience; a rare opportunity to behold antiques, original art and traditional culture in the most luxurious comfort Mongolia has to offer. 

  Located a mere 50 kilometers from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, Terelj Hotel and Tereljmaa Spa offer sublime refuge surrounded by majestic mountains and the stunning tranquillity of the Terelj River. No expense has been spared to ensure the complete comfort and relaxation of each guest.  
Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Terelj

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Hotel – Three Camel Lodge

11:48 pm in Mongolia, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

Built in the heart of the Gobi according to environmentally and culturally sustainable development guidelines, the characterful Three Camel   Find out more.

Built in the heart of the Gobi according to environmentally and culturally sustainable development guidelines, the characterful Three Camel Lodge offers a blend of adventure and sophistication, combining traditional style with superb service to create the ultimate expedition experience. 

  They take great pride in welcoming you with traditional Mongolian hospitality, providing the highest standard of service, and making every stay at the Three Camel Lodge a comfortable, relaxing and memorable experience. Many staff members were raised in the Gobi, and all are happy to share their love and knowledge of the desert, and treat you as an honoured guest in the home region.
Further Information We carefully select luxury accomodations offering the services and facilities our customers care about and genuinely use. If you would like a factsheet or your party require something specific (e.g. Nanny or Butler services), please enquire and we will email details. For more on travel practicalities or the activities on offer, please see the summary page for this AdventureTemple: We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: Three Camels Lodge

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Region – North & Central Asia

3:15 pm in China, Japan, Mongolia, North & Central Asia by North-Central-Asia

What it feels like to be there… The mist-filled swooping valleys and ancient pagoda temples of the region attain even greater peaceful   Find out more.

What it feels like to be there...

The mist-filled swooping valleys and ancient pagoda temples of the region attain even greater peacefulness in comparison with its soaring skyscrapers and bustling metropolises. Seek out moments of Zen calm and let its fascinating cultures challenge your views. 

Some practical information worth knowing…

Singapore and Hong Kong airports are the largest travel hubs in the region, but Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Osaka are all easily reachable (often direct) from the major cities of the world. The climate in the coastal regions varies from wet to dry as the latitude increases, and is influenced by the Pacific monsoon system. Further inland, especially in the shadow of the Himalayas, the weather is colder and dryer. European languages, especially English, are only sporadically understood, even in tourist areas. But with calm hand signals, it is easy to get most points across. Getting money from cash machines is straightforward with any major provider at airports, but otherwise more difficult – so plan ahead.

  We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. To add a comment or check out what our community has to say, please click here: North and Central Asia

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