Ninjas, fireflies and the Forbidden City: Isango unveils latest Asian tours

Mount Fuji

Global tour operator and experience provider Isango has announced an updated range of Asian itineraries including trips to Malaysia, Japan, China, and Taiwan. To celebrate Isango’s updated product, I am going to take a closer look at what these new adventures have to offer.

Taiwan

Tea Plantation
Pinglin Tea Plantation

Thousand Island Lake & Pinglin Tea Plantation Tour with Hotel Transfers from Taipei

Designed as a retreat or a getaway from the daily stress and pressure of city life, this itinerary is a remarkable journey into a slower, more peaceful way of life set against the fecund beauty of Thousand Island Lake and the serene spectacle of the regions endless tea plantations.

Indeed, the tea plants and its production is at the core of this trip with guests taking in the daily operations of the Pinglin Tea Plantation, where they can learn all about what goes into making the perfect cup of tea, not to mention discussing the history and future of Britain’s favourite beverage at the Pinglin Tea Plantation.

The five-hour tour departs daily and is priced from GBP 40 (USD 52) per person, including hotel transfers, a local guide, tea tasting, and entry to the Pinglin Tea Museum admission.

Japan

Ninja training at Oshino Shinobi no Sato

One-Day Mt. Fuji Bus Tour with Fuji Airways 4-D and Ninja Experience from Tokyo

Mount Fuji, a true icon of Japan, has always held a special allure for tourists, domestic and international alike. And Isango’s day-long outing into the environs of the still active volcano is a fascinating roundtrip taking in the dramatic vistas from Fuji at three different vantage points for some of the best photo ops in all Japan.

If the world of espionage and assassins floats your boat, then you’re in luck, the tour also includes a visit to Oshino Shinobi no Sato, a ninja village where guests can learn all about the culture of the country’s ancient band of hired killers.

The trip departs daily and is priced from GBP 82 per person. This price includes a pick-up service, admission for Shinobi no Sato & Fuji Airways and an English speaking guide.

China

The Forbidden City

Forbidden City Admission Ticket

For over 500 years the Forbidden City was closed off to the world, reserved for only the eyes of the emperors. Today, located in the heart of Beijing, the citadel is open to a limited number of daily visitors. With an admission ticket from Isango guests can explore the stunning architecture, immense symbolism, and rich history of the complex, and walk in the footsteps of emperors. The one-day admission tickets are available daily except on Mondays and are priced from GBP 8 per person.

Malaysia

Fireflies in Kampung Kuantan

The Firefly Watching & Kuala Selangor Kampung Tour, from Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Selangor, which means Estuary of Selango River, is a traditional Malay fishing village little more than an hour away from Kuala Lumpur.

Famous for its firefly colonies, some of the biggest in the world, it is believed that certain species of the luminescent Lampyridae can only be found in the mangrove swamp of Kampung Kuantan, where guests are taken upstream to witness the on-off lights of the charismatic creatures a sight known as the ‘blinking trees’.

This tour departs daily and is priced from GBP 44 per person. This price includes hotel transfers in an air conditioned vehicle and an English-speaking driver/guide.

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