Bagan Monastery

Asia Trip Planner

Let the trip begin... Planning your trip to Asia should begin with a quick glance at weather conditions for your period of travel and also availability during peak travel seasons. Some destinations , such as Myanmar (Burma) have very limited infrastructure and hotels often fill up to a year in advance while other places, including Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, allow for a smaller window. Using miles for your intermnational flights? Mileage rograms open seats up a nine months to a year in advance and fill a limited amount of business class seats very quickly.

With us, planning your trip to Asia will be a simple and efficient process. We've organized trips for over two decades and not only simply arrange trips, but will spend time with you to determine the places, experiences, and sightseeing that best match expectations for your trip.

Any trip planning should begin with a quick glance at weather conditions for your period of travel and also availability during peak travel seasons. Have a glance at our climate chart below to view by destination. Some destinations, such as Japan during the early April cherry blossom season and Myanmar (Burma) during the winter see hotels fill up to a year in advance while other places, such as Thailand and Vietnam, allow for a shorter window.

Airlines
If you plan on using miles for your international flights be aware mileage programs open seats up a nine months to a year in advance and fill a limited amount of business class seats open to Asia typically very quickly. We obtain competitive pricing on international air and can assist with any flight options.

Weather

"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get" observed Mark Twain. Much of Asia's weather is subject to a monsoon season, which along with extreme heat in some places during the year should dictate an ideal window to travel. Typically, the best times to travel in Asia are during late winter months and Spring, although Fall harvest season can be pleasant as well in some areas, such as Sapa. Please scroll over our weather chart below to learn more about optimal times for travel in various destinations.



When to travel? High Season & Lunar New Year Airlines Availability
With limited infrastructure and international flight arrivals into Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, hotels and preferred airline routes begin to fill by mid to late August for high season (December through March). International flights are the best value over the summer period for high season travel but go up dramatically in price the few months before combined with limited availability. For mid- to late-December travel dates, hotels and airlines are often full by mid-September. The lunar new year period, every January or February, is an exceptionally busy travel period within high season for returning Chinese and Vietnamese families and hotels and regional flights will book far in advance.

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