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YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE ALONGSIDE THE EAGLE HUNTERS AS THEY PREPARE FOR THEIR ANNUAL FESTIVAL, THEN RIDE 60KM WITH THEM ACROSS THE PLAINS
Work your way around the world with these bucket list ideas from the Lightfoot Travel Designers 

 

Ride With The Eagle Hunters Of Mongolia

For a holiday with a difference, head into the wilds of Western Mongolia and spend time with the eagle hunters of Mongolia. You will be able to live alongside the family as they prepare for the annual eagle hunting festival (6 – 7 October), then ride 60km with them across the plains to the festival site to watch them compete in their annual competition.

 

Take Tea With A Famous Author In Myanmar

Sit down with Ma Thanegi for a tea and an hour question and answer session with the famed Burmese author. The author, who has 25 published works to her name, also served as Aung San Suu Kyi’s personal assistant before the politician’s arrest in 1989.

 
Learn How To Be A Samurai Warrior In Japan

Follow in the footsteps of the Samurai warriors and learn the traditional art of Kembu in Kyoto. Not only will you be able to don the traditional robes, but you will be taught about the different types of Japanese sword and learn how to wield one.

Enjoy A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Bagan

Get a bird’s eye view of Bagan by enjoying a ride at sunrise or sunset over the ancient city in Myanmar. Drive to the launch site in a romantic converted vintage bus, before you take to the air to view temples as far as the eye can see. The pilot will take you to a picturesque landing spot where you can toast your journey with a glass of bubbly.

 

Paint With A Celebrated Contemporary Artist In Beijing

Want to brush up on your technique? Stay at the Rosewood Beijing. Guests can book a one-on-one shan shui landscape painting masterclass with contemporary artist Zhang Zhaohui. Zhang will offer guidance on the brush and ink technique that has won over emperors and scholars. Once your masterpiece is complete you can then join a curator for a private tour of the artists’ studios in the famed 798 Art District.

Suggested Itineraries

From $10,500 pp

Classic Taiwan

Taiwan

  • Hiking in Taroko National Park 
  • Taking a dip in Taiwan’s famed hot springs 
  • Experiencing a handful of Taiwan’s iconic night markets – you will not go hungry on this trip!
  • Spending a few days in the capital Taipei getting a sense of the island’s unique history

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights

From $14,300 pp

Russian High Arctic

Russia The Arctic

  • Sail around the Russian High Arctic in luxury with all modern comforts onboard Sea Spirit 
  • Experience a true expedition cruise to the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Visit a soviet-era research facility, once a base for polar exploration
  • Look out for colonies of nesting seabirds on the rugged, steep cliffs of the islands
  • Spot polar bears, walrus and endangered bowhead whales around the archipelago

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 13 nights

From $7,500 pp

Trekking in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar & Central Heartland

  • A camping trek through some of the most remote parts of Mongolia, the western Altai Mountains
  • Meeting the famed eagle hunters and staying alongside a host family
  • Exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia’s heartland, including the stunning Orkhon Valley
  • Spending the night in Mandala Mongolia – the most luxurious and intimate accommodation available in the country

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights
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Japan, Mount Fuji, Autumn Season, Lake Kawaguchiko

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