Start our journey Bangkok, drive north through the beautiful country to Bridge on the River Kwai, Ayuthaya, Phitsanulok to Chiang Mai, visit ethnic villages, see the golden triangle in Chiang Rai, fly to the beaches of Thailand, Phuket, Krabi and more.
Continue to India’s remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which are a group of 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In Port Blair we will see the jail, a local church, and fantastic beaches of Havelock Island and other islands, also see the unusual Nicobar pigeon. Fly to Lakshadweep Island on the Western coast of India, see Kavvrati, Minicoy and Kadmat Islands and learn about its unique Muslim culture.
Fly to modern Colombo, Sri Lanka; see the highlights then drive to Pinnawela Elephant Sanctuary; we will see scores of elephants frolicking in the river; continue to central Sri Lanka and visit Sigiriya Rock with Buddhist wall paintings, tour some of the Buddhist sites of Anuradhapura, Pollonaruwa and a national park. Drive to Kandy, and en route climb to the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple. See Kandy Esala Parehara the annual Festival of the Tooth, drive through the tea country to Nuwara Eliya, drive downhill to the south coast beaches to walk in the colonial city of Galle.
Fly to Male, Maldives and take a boat or seaplane ride to your single island resort. Maldives has over a thousand islands, and the islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and a select few on each of the atolls are resorts. Visit several island resorts, each has its own uniqueness, learn about the overwater bungalows, SCUBA diving and snorkeling on protected reefs, see the underwater restaurant and super luxury resorts.