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Insider Journeys

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 1993
Headquarters
  • Westminster, Colorado
Trips
  • 4

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Tour Reviews

J

Recommends

We had an amazing holiday July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had an amazing holiday covering Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Hotels were fab. Tour Guides lovey and so informative and knowageable. We had days off planned in and the three weeks passed in a flash. Would highly recommend this company.
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Recommends

An awesome holiday June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just got back from 2 weeks in Vietnem and Cambodia with private tour organised by Insider Journeys. Never heard of Private Tours but if you want to explore, see, experience and understand a destination, then Private Tour is the answer.
Insider Journeys had drivers and guides waiting for us, took us everywhere and explained it all. They made this an awesome holiday that we have no problems recommending to family and friends.
Thank you
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M

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Best time ever August 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As it was my first time overseas I don't have anything to compare to but in saying that I had the best time ever. The whole trip was filled to the brim with culture, spirituality, humility, great food, the making of long friendships, terrific local guides who were so informative & just great people. I cannot speak highly enough of our tour guide Dave who went above & beyond with all aspects of the tour. Nothing was of any trouble to him (especially for me as I got a tummy bug in the middle of the trip) as he had a wide rang of ages to accommodate. I would not hesitate in recommending the Highlights Tour Of Vietnam to anyone and look forward to the day that I can return to do it all again. Thank you Insider Journeys...
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N

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Probably the most exciting and enjoyable three weeks we have ever spent August 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our second holiday with Insider Journeys. Thanks to our excellent tour leader we managed to explore a huge part of India ranging from the beautiful Taj Mahal to a Bollywood film in an Art Deco cinema. This holiday seemed to have a "surprise" around every corner! Probably the most exciting and enjoyable three weeks we have ever spent! We are currently planing our third trip with Insider Journeys!
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M

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Guides were excellent August 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Well organized, good hotels in the center of cities which makes easy access for shoping & sight seeing. Guides were excellent, helpful & knowledgeable

Stride Review

Insider Journey is an Asia travel specialist that focuses on providing small group tours, custom tours and river cruises to Asia. It emphasizes on responsible travel and is committed on creating community tourism through meaningful and respectful exchanges between travelers and local people.

Who Travels With Them?

Insider Journeys caters to the needs of travelers that are genuinely interested in getting a deeper insight and experiencing new culture. While their comfortable travel arrangement appeals to older traveler, its trip also attracts travelers seeking an authentic tour.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

It specializes on small group tours, custom-made tours and river cruises to Asia. Insider Journeys focuses on providing a comfortable yet authentic travel. Its small group tours have a max of 16 travelers and an average of 12, so this means the travelers get much attention they deserve to.

Where Do They Operate?

Insider Journey previously known as Travel Indochina was establish in the year of 1993. It focuses on creating a unique trip to Asia region: China, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Sri-lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

How Does It Work?

Its 22 years of experience has helped provide trips that are expertly created and are unique. It wants travelers to experience the culture of the destination they are traveling to and do so by providing insider guides that introduces travelers to the destination’s culture and also Western tour leaders that understand the needs of the traveler.

Why Travel With Them?

If you are a culture enthusiast, like the comfort of small group, prefer to travel comfortably and want to visit Asia then Insider Journey’s trips would be a perfect fit for you.

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From Insider Journeys

Since 1993 we have been creating experience and culturally focused journeys across 11 destinations in Asia. Hear from our travelers, staff in Asia and learn more about our flexible small group tours and tailor-made vacation programs.

We have spent 21 years on the ground in Asia developing the best ways to discover the unique beauty, incredible people and delicious cuisine of this amazing place
A combination of Western tour leaders and local English-speaking guides on our Small Group Journeys
Our Small Group Journeys have a maximum of 16 travelers with an average of 12
Unique and authentic insider experiences

100% Guaranteed departures

The best accommodation options

The flexibility to explore independently

The best itineraries to make the most of the destination

Share your experiences and make connections with new friends

On the ground support team

We travel responsibly

When you travel with us you’ll discover all the must-see attractions, while you weave your way through Asia as an insider. We’ll help you uncover genuine experiences and real insights into the places we travel that will leave you with stories worth telling for a lifetime.

Specialist Small Group Tours

Want to cook your way through Vietnam or follow the exotic Silk Road? Our Specialist Journeys offer a more intense focus on activities or places, giving you the opportunity to learn, explore and understand more. These journeys are perfect for travelers that are looking for a trip that goes beyond a vacation.

Cooking tours offer you the chance to discover, cook, and eat authentic regional cuisine, cycling tours let you hit the roads and really experience the sights and sounds around you, while other trips get off the beaten track for an in-depth exploration of some more remote areas, perfect for repeat visitors to a country, or those with a passion for a bit of adventure.

Private group travel

Our Asia experts have designed tailor-made vacations in Asia for all kinds of groups from Vietnam veterans groups, incentive groups, conference groups, photography groups, cooking groups, cycling groups, shopping groups – the list goes on!

Want to combine a Beijing shopping trip with a trek along the Great Wall? Or cycle among the rice paddies and canals of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta? Perhaps you’re thinking about a luxury escape to Thailand’s beaches with a foodie tour of Bangkok thrown in? Our Asia specialists in Australia will work with you to plan the perfect tailor-made vacation for your group, no matter how big or small. And once you’re there, rest assured our on-the-ground support staff will be on hand to take care of you and make sure everything goes to plan.

Luxury Tours To Asia

Expect the very best when you choose our Gold Accommodation option. You get the same great Insider Journeys experience each day, with enhanced luxury and style at night, staying in some of Asia’s most impressive hotels. Not only do these hotels offer the ultimate in comfort and splendour, they are often a highlight of the trip themselves, with local or cultural significance.

Imagine waking up in the former palace of a maharaja, or falling asleep amid the grandeur of one of Indochina’s restored colonial hotels. Such moments become a reality when you choose one of our Gold Accommodation journeys, so go ahead and spoil yourself.

Responsible Travel

Insider Journeys practices a thorough, realistic responsible travel policy. We believe that travel should entail an exchange of knowledge and perspectives, a sharing of wealth, and a genuine appreciation of Asia’s beautiful natural environments.

This philosophy underpins the heart and soul of our style of travel. It drives all that we strive to deliver to our travelers, and shapes the contact we have with our supplier colleagues in Asia. We recognize that poorly planned itineraries or poorly informed tourists contribute less to cross-cultural understanding and less to the livelihoods of local people. We also recognize that we largely work in a developing part of the world.

Political and social factors sometimes impede the short term implementation of our responsible travel initiatives, so we do not make blanket, unrealistic statements about the achievability of our goals - doing so would make us irresponsible. We aspire to short or medium-term implementation of our policies where this is realistic and to incremental change where there are constraints of a governmental or cultural nature.

Associations:

United States Tour Operators Association

Awards:

Travel Indochina nominated for Responsible Tourism Awards 2009

 

Travel Indochina has been nominated for the prestigious Virgin Vacations Responsible Tourism Awards.


Trips & Specials

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10 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,665

Highlights

  • Explore Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore the exotic streets of the Muslim Quarter
  • Discover Tiananmen Square
  • Visit to Forbidden City
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13 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,615

Highlights

  • Enjoy Mekong River Cruise
  • Explore beautiful Luang Prabang
  • Discover Plain of Jars, a mysterious archaeological site steeped in legend
  • Visit Wat Sisaket and Haw Phra Kaew
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10 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,785

Highlights

  • BURMA - INLE LAKE: The tranquil Inle Lake is located in Burma's Shan State, and is home unique fish species and prolific bird life. Many of the communities who live in villages surrounding the lake are from Burma's various ethnic minority groups, such as the Danu and Bamar people. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, visit nearby monasteries, and look for the distinct woven bags and silk fabrics made in the area.
  • BURMA - IRRAWADDY RIVER: Embark on a boat ride on one of the country's most significant waterways, the Irrawaddy River. Stop at rural villages, local pagodas and to see intricate carvings at Kyauk Gu U Min. The river is home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, who are under threat from dam construction. The river eventually flows into the Andaman Sea via the Irrawaddy Delta.
  • BURMA - LOCAL MARKETS: Experience Burma's local life, colorful produce and fantastic array of local handicrafts in its numerous fascinating markets. Near Inle Lake, frequent a local market where many diverse ethnic minority groups gather, and in Yangon and Mandalay, search for exquisite examples of Burmese lacquerware, fabrics and other eye-catching merchandise. Enjoy interacting with Burma's warm, friendly people as you peruse their wares.
  • BURMA - SAGAING HILL: Sagaing Hill, located outside Mandalay, is an important religious center. It is home to numerous pagodas and monasteries amongst its hills, and is a highly picturesque and spiritual place to explore. The site is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, with the buildings spread amongst lush, tropical foliage. Visit a local nunnery, and explore some of the 600 whitewashed pagodas and monasteries.
  • BURMA - SHWEDAGON PAGODA: Burma's striking Shwedagon Pagoda has a sparkling golden stupa which can be seen from all over Yangon. It is considered one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Burma. It contains various ancient relics, and you can witness devout locals going about various rituals on their visit. All visitors should remove their shoes before the first step at any of the entrances.
  • BURMA - HILLTRIBE EXPERIENCE: Embark on a trek beyond the shores of Inle Lake to visit various hilltribe villages, home to Burma's numerous ethnic minority groups including the Intha and Pa-O people. You can also take in a Shan cooking school, or pay a visit to a local orphanage. Learn more about the different cultures that make Burma home, and gain insights into their traditions and way of life.
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10 days
Small Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,990

Highlights

  • Discover Phnom Penh's
  • Explore Royal Palace
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Sambour Prei Kuk
  • Explore Tonle Sap Lake
  • Visit Ek Phnom
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