You may select the standard of hotels that suits you. We offer a range of
accommodation in the four and five star categories and occasionally we will use hotels of a lower standard in more remote areas. We also highlight some of our favourite hotels in our Inspired range. This includes properties boasting unrivalled luxury such as Peninsula Hotels, Shangri-La and Banyan
Tree or more unique experiences such as the heritage rooms of Raffles Hotel in Beijing, the Violet Junk in Halong Bay and the Manvar Desert Camp in Rajasthan. Other unusual options include staying in a Buddhist lodge
in Japan or a ger in Mongolia. Inspired accommodation is not necessarily the most luxurious, but instead may be notable for its individuality, specific location or heritage. Cruising options are also popular and include the Yangtze River in China, the
Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in Southeast Asia and kettuvallam houseboats on the backwaters of Kerala.
While touring you will have the benefit of your own private vehicle (unless stated otherwise). With no waiting for other people you can travel at your leisure and maximise your time sightseeing. You will have a separate guide and driver to ensure you always have personal attention, although transfers may sometimes be without a guide. Travel between destinations will usually be by flight due to the distances involved with trains also an option. These connections are unguided; however you will enjoy private transfers to and from airports with your guide on-hand to assist with check-in.