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Perfect Pairs

Distant Journeys offer a number of combination tours that allow you to explore two countries in one incredible holiday. These perfect pairs include the vibrant and culture-rich Vietnam & Cambodia; the varying and magnificent landscapes of Australia & New Zealand and the untamed beauty of Canada & Alaska. These are itineraries that offer the best of both. In Africa, as well as tours spanning the likes of South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique you can enhance your adventure with extensio.. Read More >


Celebrating 10 years of Distant Journeys

A special anniversary... This month we are celebrating 10 years of Distant Journeys. Since 2014, we have been designing and delivering an exciting style of touring holiday that meets exceptional standards and offers unbelievable value. Operated at a leisurely pace and providing unrivalled flexibility, our itineraries are perfectly tailored to the tastes of UK travellers. Simon Whittle, Managing Director, says: “As we approach this milestone, I am reminded of what we set out to do from the very b.. Read More >


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When Is Cherry Blossom Season In Japan

Japan is graced with the beauty of its iconic Sakura trees, widely known as cherry blossom trees. But when exactly does this breathtaking event take place? Usually, the blooming of the Japanese cherry blossom begins on Okinawa Island in late January. From there, it gradually moves up the country until late April or early May. When Is Cherry Blossom Season in Japan in 2024 This year Japan’s cherry blossoms have started to bloom in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka's. The period during which they bloom depen.. Read More >


Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay Cruise | Things to Do in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is a stunning natural attraction nestled along the coastline of Vietnam, stretching over 1,500 square km. Characterised by its emerald green waters, impressive limestone karsts, and picturesque small islands, the bay is also a UNESCO World Heritage site - making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The name "Ha Long" translates to "Descending Dragon” in Vietnamese. According to local legend, the bay was formed by dragons who came down from the mountains and.. Read More >


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Things to Do in Siem Reap | Siem Reap Travel Guide

Get ready to explore Siem Reap, a charming city in northwest Cambodia and home to the world-famous Angkor Wat Temple, along with a collection of historical sights from the Khmer Empire. Whether you're a history buff or an adventure seeker, Siem Reap has something for everyone. In this Siem Reap travel guide, we'll take a closer look at some of the must-see sights and activities to enjoy in the city when taking a tour of Cambodia and Siem Reap. The Best Things to Do in Siem Reap There is no short.. Read More >


Sri Lanka

Spotlight on… Sri Lanka, where ‘a warm welcome’ awaits

Earlier this month, one of our Directors visited ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka, and described it as “one of the most breathtaking countries I have ever been fortunate enough to visit”. From the warm and welcoming people to the abundance of elephants that wander contentedly along the side of the road, Sri Lanka is a place of resilience and pure joy; a sensory overload of colours, aromas and culture that truly embraces the people who visit. With tourism thankfully now beginning to ret.. Read More >


Hand Candle Release India

The Best Trips For Solo Travellers

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Join a small group of like-minded travellers as you explore with Distant Journeys. You will be accompanied by a Tour Manager, dedicated to taking away any worries and ensuring you get the best from every moment of your well-deserved holiday. Our solo tours are an incredible way to experience new cultures and meet new people, and our range of included activities and sightseeing will create friendships forged through shared experiences, and memories t.. Read More >


Aerial View of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a beautiful city located in the southern part of Vietnam. It’s the largest city in Vietnam and also a major financial hub, but it’s Ho Chi Minh’s captivating history, impressive sights and delicious food that make it a must-visit destination for any traveller. There are so many things to do in Ho Chi Minh that you'll never run out of activities and experiences to try. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or an adventurer, Ho Chi Minh has something f.. Read More >


Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh

The Best Things to Do in Phnom Penh

As the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a vibrant and lively metropolis that exudes the charm of old Asia, with remnants of its colonial past still visible throughout. It’s a destination that offers a unique and memorable travel experience. Located on the banks of the Mekong River in southern Cambodia, Phnom Penh has undergone significant transformation in recent years and is popular with travellers from all over the world taking a tour of Cambodia. In this guide, we will take you on a jo.. Read More >


vietnam food market boats

Top Foodie Experiences

When on a Distant Journeys’ escorted tour, it's not just about visiting the well-known sights - we want to immerse you in local cultures and share with you wonderful experiences that make lasting memories. One of the best ways to truly get to know a destination is to discover local food and traditions. This way you will experience an authentic and genuine perspective of the countries you’ve chosen to explore, and gain a deeper understanding of the place, its people and their way of life. We also.. Read More >


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