MUMBAI | UDAIPUR | JAIPUR | AGRA | DELHI | VARANASI
India is on everyone’s list and usually at the top of the list. If you are traveling to India, you will want to know that you are selecting the best program available. Coda Tours founder, Jim Smith, has been sending high-end travelers to India since 1980. Jim has created the “best of the best” tour of Northern India, including Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi and Varanasi (the soul of India.) If you have wanted to see this amazing and life-changing country, here is your opportunity.
Start in Mumbai (BOM), End in Delhi (DEL).
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO HIROSHIMA
TOKYO | HAKONE | TAKAYAMA | KYOTO
On this exclusive 11-day program across Japan, we journey from cutting-edge Tokyo to the pleasures of nature and a celebrated Japanese inn in the shadow of Mount Fuji at Hakone, explore the traditional life of the Japanese farmer in Takayama, and end— as we must — in splendid Kyoto, the Japan of our imagination. “The charm of Kyoto works slowly and imperceptibly,” wrote Italian photographer Fosco Maraini, “finally emerging as one of the most enchanting places in the world.” Start in Tokyo (NRT); End in Kyoto (Fly out of Osaka Kansai - KIX).
There's always something fascinating to see in South India and Sri Lanka! Incredible temples with centuries-old rituals, colorful festivals, lively bazaars, World Heritage monuments, parks with exotic indigenous wildlife, old British hill stations, emerald-green rice paddies, tea plantations, and fragrant spice farms. It's a kaleidoscope of images that never stops spinning. On this journey, you will not only discover the wealth of South India's artistic heritage, but also the colonial history of the spice trade on the Malabar Coast, cruise in a comfortable houseboat on the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, and see rich wildlife in one of India's noted biosphere reserves. Sri Lanka will offer you a lush tropical climate, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, a landscape of verdant mountains, rainforests, tumbling waterfalls and sweeping gorges. From ancient cities, to rich religious festivals, to colonial memories, to rolling tea plantations, to the best beaches, to an astonishing variety of bird and animal wildlife, you will be mesmerized by its potpourri of cultures, religions, races, customs -- its sheer natural beauty and its way of life.
Start in Cochin; End in Colombo.
FEATURING A 4-NIGHT CRUISE ABOARD THE DELUXE SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER.
Discover China's past and present - from the bustling capital, Beijing, to the myriad faces of the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian and the rising skyscrapers of Shanghai. Explore the storied Yangtze River on an all-balcony river cruiser, the luxurious Yangzi Explorer. China is a must-see destination. The country plays an extremely important role in world politics and is home to some of the world’s most famous historic sites, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden city and the Terra Cotta Warriors. Join us for this classic, yet, fresh look at an ancient and ultra-modern society. We feature fine restaurants, luxury hotels and a cruise aboard the best river cruiser on the Yangtze river.
Start in Shanghai, End in Beijing.
Combine our two extraordinary trips in two very different parts of the world, yet close by each other. Myanmar is decidedly Southeast Asian and struggling to enter the 21st century after being shut out from the world until the turn of this century. Bhutan has been closed to the world also. TV only arrived in 1999 and smartphones have not yet arrived. How refreshing! You will not want to miss these popular destinations if you are a serious traveler.
Start in Yangon, End in Bangkok.
See mysterious Myanmar (Burma) on a 10-day visit to the cities of Mandalay, the lost temple city of Bagan, the colonial outpost Yangon and the beautiful region of Inle Lake. Seemingly untouched by time, Myanmar is a land of golden pagodas and saffron-robed monks. Myanmar is one of the last must-see places on earth. Golden temples, saffron-robed monks, ancient legends and gracious people - Myanmar holds endless wonders, waiting to be revealed.
Start & End in Yangon.
The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world's last few strongholds against an encroaching modern civilization. In the charmed isolation of the Himalayan heights, Bhutan's ancient and alluring ways of Mahayana Buddhism continue richly intact to this day, and permeate every aspect of Bhutanese life and culture. Our Coda trip visits the highlights of this tiny kingdom and our accommodations are luxurious and often spectacular. Although the trip can be physically challenge (with heights up to 12,000 ft and climbs lasting up to 5.5 hours), our experience has been that everyone can enjoy this trip who is reasonable healthy. This is a unique opportunity to see an authentic part of the world.
Start & End in Bangkok (BKK)
Myanmar is the new hot destination! At Coda, we have been going there since the early 1980s. Explore the Myanmar (Burma) with visits to Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay and a cruise aboard Belmond's Road to Mandalay or one of the many new river boats now plying the Irrawady.
15 days / 13 nights in Magical Northern India, including Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi. Start in Mumbai. End in Delhi.