TRIPS

/

ASIA

The Best Asian Countries to Visit in Autumn

Make your summer last longer by taking a warm-weather autumn vacation in Asia. These specially curated TRIPS by Culture Trip group adventures are sure to inspire your imagination.
Lucie Grace
13 Dec 2021
Whether you’re tempted by the flavours and ancient history of Jordan and Israel, the rainforests of Northern Thailand, or the serene, mountain landscapes of Nepal, a bounty of unforgettable experiences awaits on this vast continent. Here’s our pick of the best Asian countries to visit in autumn – and the unforgettable experiences that lie in wait with TRIPS by Culture Trip.
1. Israel, for gripping history, fantastic food and personal encounters
At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa; the complex web of culture and religion that makes up the fabric of Israel is something everyone needs to experience for themselves. Autumn is an ideal time to visit, with pleasantly warm temperatures – but not the stifling heat of summer. Tel Aviv, the nation’s metropolitan centre, is awash with impressive architecture, captivating museums and gastronomic treats, but it’s Jerusalem where you’ll want to spend the bulk of your time. On this seven-day tour, you’ll explore the city through the perspective of two locals, one Arab and one Jewish, to gain a balanced view of the Israel-Palestine conflict. You’ll also venture beyond the main cities to visit the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, cruise across the Dead Sea, and sleep in a Bedouin-style desert resort.
From$2709Next available from22 May 2022
Secure your spot with a low deposit
View Trip
Chat To Us
2. Petra, for ancient cities, fine wine and desert wilderness camping
You may well have seen pictures of Petra, but nothing compares to visiting the magnificent, ancient city in real life. There’s so much more to Jordan, though, and you can experience the best the country has to offer in the company of a local insider and a small group of culturally curious travellers on this specially curated, nine-day adventure. Hike the rugged Shaq al Reesh trail through rust-coloured mountains, climb Mount Haron at sunrise, snorkel in the Red Sea and wild camp under the stars in Little Petra. Be sure to sample authentic Jordanian street food in Amman, and sample wine at Haddad, Jordan’s oldest winery. You’ll also visit Petra, of course, but through the exclusive back door entrance, allowing you to beat the crowds.
From$2599Next available from14 May 2022
Secure your spot with a low deposit
View Trip
Chat To Us
3. Northern Thailand, for jungle trekking and waterfall swimming
Undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Asia, Northern Thailand is often overlooked for Thailand’s southern islands – but it holds plenty of appeal, from its ancient Buddhist monasteries to rolling, jungle-covered hills and geothermal springs. Visiting in autumn means you’ll avoid the heaviest crowds and hottest, most humid days of summer. On this 10-day trip, you’ll start in Chiang Mai, gaining an insight into the city’s street food and street art scenes on a bicycle tour, before veering off the beaten track. Climb up the Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls, take a dip in the Pam Bok Waterfall, and hike alongside the majestic Pai Canyon. A sunrise trek to the summit of Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, is another highlight, as well as soaking in the Ngam Hot Springs and visiting an elephant sanctuary.
From$1599Next available from14 Apr 2022
Secure your spot with a low deposit
View Trip
Chat To Us
4. Vietnam, for culinary delights, luxury cruising and lantern-lit streets
Vietnam boasts some of Asia’s most sumptuous food, atmospheric cities and idyllic landscapes. On this captivating 12-day adventure, you’ll tuck into sumptuous street food and visit the most important landmarks on a walking tour of the capital, before experiencing rural farm life in the lush valley of Mai Chau, while staying in an eco-lodge. After cruising across Lan Ha Bay on a luxury junk ship, board an overnight train to Hue, where you’ll learn about the country’s history at the Imperial City and attend a cooking masterclass. Finally, arrive in Hoi An, and explore the Unesco-listed Old Town, with its canals, lantern-lit streets, and fascinating blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and French architectural styles.
From$1609Next available from3 May 2022
Secure your spot with a low deposit
View Trip
Chat To Us
5. Nepal, for white-water rafting and wildlife encounters
Think of a trip to Nepal and the Himalayas probably come to mind – but while the mountains are truly spectacular, there’s so much more to see and do in this extraordinary country. In autumn, you have the best possible chance of clear, sunny days to make the most of your time. This 11-day adventure takes you from Kathmandu, the capital, up to the hilltop village of Nuwakot, renowned for its seven-story palace complex. Watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range from Sarangkot, row across Phewa lake, and learn how to cook traditional momo dumplings at a refugee camp. You’ll also cascade down the Seti River on a white-water rafting adventure, and have the chance to spot rhinos and tigers on a safari in the Chitwan National Park.
From$1829Next available from1 Oct 2022
Secure your spot with a low deposit
View Trip
Chat To Us