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Asia

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Kyrgyzstan

Mountain climbing; railroads; crafts

 

Hyatt in Bishkek

Package tour itineraries

Kyrgyzstan arts and crafts

More info

Bhutan Trekking   Bhutuan does not normally allow individual travelers... required all to go on organized tours.  A workaround this policy is arranged by the reputable agency http://www.asiatranspacific.com/ .

China

Pandas country

July

NYT: Panda Inn and reserve research center

More on Panda preserve and environ Sichuan province

 

Off the beaten path

 

Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang: thousands of Buddhist statues and myriad fifth-century frescoes fill labyrinthine caves. Mountainous Lijiang, hiking in Guizhou Province,  trekking along the Dragon's Backbone in Longsheng, where dramatic rice terraces ascend steep mountains. Jinshangling: remote section of Great Wall - great viewing at sunrise.

 

Yangshou: bike and hike in Yunnan Province ("Shangri-La").  REI Adventures tours.

 

River cruises

 

VictoriaCuises Shangahi to Chongping on the Yangtze, 65 cabin luxury ship

Viking River

Indonesia Bali hiking   Off the beaten path location: hotel Puri Lumbung, activities: Indonesian cooking classes, hiking, nearby ocean.

Cambodia

Country tour (dirt bicycles?)

Floating villea of Kampong Chhnang, Oudong Moutain (temples).  Killing Fields in Phnom Penh.

Alsosee MS Mekong Pandaw (Vietnam)

Mongolia

 

Ulaanbaatar,  Ulaanbaatar Hotel

Nepal Hiking Sherpa City - near Everest

Tailand

River cruise

Manohra Song barge, rt from Bangkok on the Chao Phraya

 

Cooking class

 

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.  Expensive.

Vietnam-Cambodia

River cruise

 

Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap (Cambodia) on 64 passenger MS Mekong Pandaw

 

 

Middle East

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Israel

Negev

Falafel tour

 

Israel accommodations - eats - activities

Egypt Gilf Kebir - remote western desert   Movie location of English Patient; interesting geology; adeventure travel destination; remote, primitive. Travel safari style.

 

Africa

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Mozambique

 Safari

 

New, still cheap after civil war.  Nkwichi Lodge. Boat to lodge; chalets; lake; fishing; safari wildlife

Morocco

Cooking class

 

Marrakech Medina: La Maison Arabe hotel & restaurant
Mountain lodge - trekking (60 miles from Marrakech)

Namibia

Safari

 

wilderness-safari.com: Luxury safari tents; African version of American SouthWest. Rainy season (Dec-March) is OK since downpours are brief, refreshing, spring desert flowers. After Safari stay do a few days of self-drive with a Budget 4x4. Good roads and road signs.