Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions and modern culture of the Far East with our wide selection of guided tours, day trips, festivals and tailor-made holidays with a useful travel guide to help you plan.

Travel to the exotic lands of the Far East – China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet - on one of our award winning holidays. With our experienced local English-speaking tour leaders you'll gain a true insight into these fascinating countries and immerse yourself in the local way of life. We also offer a wide variety of touring styles to the Far East, from guided group tours and family adventures to festival tours and tailor made holidays, so you're bound to find the trip that's right for you.

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Our tours to the Far East include some unique local experiences - spend a night in a traditional Hanok Village in South Korea, weave your way through the Hutongs of Beijing on a rickshaw, meet the Yau ethnic minority group along the Dragon's Back Bone in China, join a sunrise class of Tai Chi at Beijing's Temple of Heaven, try your hand at cooking tempura at a home-based cooking class in Japan.

Far East Group Tours

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South Korea and Jeju Explorer

12 days | FROM R31,900

SEMI INDEPENDENT TOUR: Take in the highlights of South Korea on this...

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Best of Japan

8 days | FROM R52,000

Discover the best of Japan in 8 captivating days. Travelling from the...

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Backroads to Beijing

8 days | FROM R19,900

Take the road less travelled from Shanghai to Beijing. Explore the...

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days | FROM R24,900

Uncover the best of China, from Beijing to Shanghai and Xi'an to...

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Great Wall & Giant Pandas

9 Days | FROM R26,900

Journey from Beijing to Chengdu on this 9-day group tour which takes...

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Land of the Samurai

12 days | FROM R84,600

On this wonderful 12 day group tour of Japan you’ll not only take in...

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Chinese Checkers

11 days | FROM R27,900

Kick off in Beijing, explore the Forbidden City, ride around the...

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Harbin Ice Festival

11 days | FROM R28,900

Discover China this Christmas to see the Great Wall, Beijing's...

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Highlights of China & Tibet

12 days | FROM R44,900

Exploring Beijing’s grand Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the...

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Harbin Ice Festival Express

5 Days | FROM R21,900

Let it snow! See the world's largest and most elaborate ice sculptures...

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Tokyo to Takayama

13 days | FROM R91,900

This 13 day adventure takes in the must-see sites of Tokyo and Kyoto...

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Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days | FROM R45,900

Take a rickshaw through Beijing’s happening hutongs and climb the...

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Cherry Blossom Festival

13 days | FROM R103,300

ESCORTED GROUP TOUR: See Japan in 2021! Springtime is possibly...

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Fine China

13 days | FROM R29,900

Climb the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyonguan Pass and enter the...

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Tokyo to Shanghai

18 Days | FROM R108,200

Experience the best of Japan and China. Marvel at the Terracotta...

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Best of China

14 Days | FROM R51,900

Setting out from Beijing uncover some of China’s most famous and...

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Mandarin Sunrise

15 days | FROM R37,900

Travelling a full circle from Beijing, you will discover temples,...

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Yin and Yangtze

16 days | FROM R55,900

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China’s...

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China Express

6 days | FROM R16,900

Hide out in the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, bike ride along...

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South Korean Express

7 days | FROM R34,900

Escorted Group Tour: See the best of South Korea, from vibrant Seoul -...

Far East Overland Adventures

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Silk Road of China

22 Days | FROM R36,900

Journey through the stunning scenery of China on this 22-day overland...

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Silk Road of China Westbound

22 Days | FROM R36,900

Cross the extent of western China on this 22-day overland adventure...

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Highlights of the Silk Road Westbound

56 Days | FROM R92,900

Cross Western China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on this...

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Silk Road Encompassed Westbound

89 Days | FROM R156,900

Starting in the fascinating Chinese city of Xi’an, this 89-day group...

Far East Family Holidays

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China Discovery For Teenagers

8 days | FROM R27,900

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA (for children aged 12 years and above): Climb the...

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China Family Adventure

8 days | FROM R25,900

FAMILY TOUR OF CHINA - For families with children aged 5 years and...

Far East Private Tours

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Heart of Seoul City Break

5 days | FROM R20,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore Seoul, the cosmopolitan and vibrant...

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Just Japan

8 days | FROM R41,200

PRIVATE TOUR: Take in the buzz of Japan’s capital city, learn...

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Geisha & Gyoza

8 days | FROM R43,100

PRIVATE TOUR: Get lost in the organised chaos of Tokyo, catch a...

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Snow Monkey Explorer

13 Days | FROM R89,100

PRIVATE TOUR: Watch Snow Monkeys bathing, explore Hemiji Castle...

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Seoul & Silla Kingdoms

6 days | FROM R47,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the highlights of captivating South...

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Land of the Rising Sun

14 days | FROM R76,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Travel like the Tokyoites do in Japan’s capital...

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Konnichiwa Japan

14 days | FROM R69,800

PRIVATE TOUR: After fully exploring Tokyo head to Nagano and...

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Seoul Searching & Jeju

9 days | FROM R82,900

PRIVATE TOUR: From vibrant Seoul and Gyeongju the ancient...

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Beijing & Shanghai City Break

7 days | FROM R22,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Enjoy a well-rounded week long city break in...

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Yunnan Experience

8 days | FROM R26,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Home to many of China's ethnically diverse...

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Sizzling Sichuan

8 days | FROM R52,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Explore China’s beautiful Sichuan province!...

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Postcard from China

10 days | FROM R29,900

PRIVATE TOUR: From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan Province,...

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Journey Down South

10 days | FROM R40,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Get off the beaten track and see the highlights...

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Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days | FROM R55,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Journey south from the nation's capital Beijing...

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Spectacular South Korea

12 days | FROM R109,900

PRIVATE TOUR: South Korea is rich in tradition, culture and...

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Southern China Explorer

12 days | FROM R67,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Take in the highlights of southern China on this...

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Silk Road Adventure

13 days | FROM R76,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar and Turpan in China's...

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Totally China

15 days | FROM R61,900

PRIVATE TOUR: Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing,...

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Highlights of Tibet

8 days | FROM R34,900

Discover the highlights of Tibet - the rooftop of the world, locked...

Far East Tailor-made Holidays

Home to majestic temples, grand palaces and spectacular scenery, the Far East of Asia offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor experiences.

We offer Tailor-made holidays to China, Japan, South Korea and Tibet so that you can explore these fascinating countries at your own pace and with your choice of sightseeing and accommodation. Whether it's spending a night in a luxury hotel by the Great Wall or enjoying a traditional tea ceremony with geisha, discovering street food in Seoul or exploring the Potala Palace, our team of Tailor-made experts are on hand to recommend plenty of unique things to do and amazing places to see.

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Far East tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.57 out of 5 based on 119 recent reviews — See All Far East Reviews

We had an amazing time in China as part of this tour. Our tour guide and the local guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We explored the parts of China that had been on our list and so much more! Very easy to book with On the Go through our personal travel agent.”  

Daniel Hughes • Submitted 17 Jan 2020

Just one amazing tour, thank you! Highly recommend.”  

Elizabeth Erasmus • Submitted 14 Jan 2020

Our guide Feng is incredible. I cannot say good enough words. Feng was knowledgable, kind, funny, patient, helpful and kept us safe. Thank you Feng!”  

Clancy Harm • Submitted 7 Jan 2020

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Spiritual spaces
The best temples in the Far East

With the widespread popularity of Buddhism across the Far East mixed with native religions of ancestor worship and mythology, the countries of China, Tibet, Japan and South Korea offer a rich selection of temples, pagodas and other spiritual spaces from the exquisite Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the UNESCO-listed Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, the historic Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto to the mountainside Bulguska Temple in Gyeongju. Discover these and more with our range of tours.

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