Welcome to the Bamboo Travel blog where we post our latest news and travel ideas. Please use the filter below to find articles relevant to your interests, and please come back regularly to be kept abreast of the very latest developments in Asia.
We are delighted to report our stable of destinations continues to grow with the recent addition of South Korea: the Land of Morning Calm.
Bamboo Team Travels, Vietnam News, Laos News
The Vietnam War has left traces all over Vietnam and beyond, both visible and more subtle. One of the more dramatic legacies of this troubling period is the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Bamboo Team Travels, Sri Lanka News
The spectacular festival of Esala Perahera takes place over a 10 day period in either July or August (Esala). It is celebrated to honour both the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is kept in Kandy's famous Temple of the Tooth, and also the ‘guardian' Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and the Goddess Pattini. The origins of the festival date back as far as the fourth century AD when a tooth relic from the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka, from India, and offered to the Kingdom of Anuradhapura.
General Articles, Myanmar News
Burma may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of luxury cruises, but it is fast becoming Asia's premier river-cruise destination. The ever growing selection of cruises on offer mean that Myanmar is now able to rival and arguably surpass the variety of vessels found in India, China and nearby Indochina.
Tokyo's attractions are vast. One could spend a week in the city and still have plenty to do, but a run-down of our personal recommendations would be as follows...
Taiwan News, Wildlife and Conservation
An easy hour and a half drive from Taiwan's vibrant port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second city and a similar distance from the cultural hub of Tainan there is a completely different world. This world is Maolin, where the people look different and speak a different language; the houses are built by hand using local slate and at certain times of year, clouds made up of a million purple butterflies bounce around the rolling mountains and deep valleys.
Floating markets are one of the stand-out images of Southeast Asia. A seemingly chaotic mixture of boats of all colours and sizes, squeezing into every space possible, while the wide-eyed tourist looks on, wondering how it all fits together.
Bamboo Team Travels, Indonesia News
The name ‘Java’ immediately conjures thoughts of tropical exploration. Sprawling jungle, ancient cities, the whole island dotted with a spine of rumbling volcanos – as evocative a destination as one could hope for!
Bamboo Team Travels, Vietnam News
Only recently opened up to tourism, Phong Nha is yet to experience the development of other areas in Vietnam, and for those who venture here, it offers a truly breath-taking look at some of Vietnam’s natural wonders.
Bamboo Team Travels, Myanmar News
Departing from Yangon on a highway that heads west, and ultimately south, I set out in search of adventure in a somewhat forgotten, but nevertheless rewarding, part of Myanmar.
Bamboo Team Travels, Vietnam News, Wildlife and Conservation
Vietnam has a lot to offer any traveller, whether they’re looking for gleaming sandy beaches, ancient historical relics, jaw-dropping scenery or untamed wildlife. Cat Tien National Park is one of Vietnam’s best wildlife and bird-watching destinations, and can be a real adventure for anyone who makes the journey.
Malaysian Borneo is a great place to for a holiday between March and October, and is synonymous with abundant wildlife, pristine rainforest and idyllic tropical islands, but many visitors end up having little or no exposure to another of Borneo's unique draws - the indigenous tribal culture.