When you arrive in an Asian city like New Delhi, Bangkok, Hanoi or Beijing, most travelers suffer from a little unease. The noise, the speed, the smells and the intensity of people can be a little disorienting. Instead of trying to absorb the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the big city, people tend to escape to the beach and to the slow life. Get out of the big city as fast as possible. And before getting away, you might spend a few hours walking down bustling alleyways or visit well-defined attractions from your hastily purchased travel guide.
Take the Blue Pill
If you want a magic pill to make the most of your upcoming Asian journey, our basecamps may be what you're looking for. You'll be picked up at the airport or train station and spirited away to your first accommodation. No haggling with taxi drivers, no walking around to find the hotel in the middle of the night. Our basecamps are designed to get you settled, adjust to your jet lag and have the time to relax and plan the next steps on your journey all while enjoying the best things to do in your arrival city.
(Scroll down to see in which cities you can find Arrival Packages)
Finding the Right City Experiences
Asia megacities continue to grow. The art scenes are moving and booming, the music scenes are hip, whether it be V-POP in Vietnam or T-Pop in Thailand. The local foodscape grows in all dimensions. The curious travelers want to go where the locals go, to find the colorful and vibrant neighborhoods, and to see things that are not usually in guidebooks. If that sounds like what you're looking for, try our half or full-day tours in any of our cities.
Across Asia’s urban spaces, we always recommend guided bicycle trips as the best way to explore. On a bike, you get close to the action. You can stop where-ever you like, go down narrow alleys, have a taste of dumplings at a roadside shop, talk to locals and get the chance to be invited into someone's home.
In Bangkok, we do get you on both a local boat and a bike for a full-day experience seeing the contrasts of the big city and the famous "green lung" of Bangkok.
In Beijing, we take you biking to get an insight into this vast city's topography, bringing you to the heart of the 798 art district, and off-the-beaten-track at the Great Wall.
This is the way to see the city from a different angle guided by locals who know their city.
Our arrival packages:
- Hanoi, Flower Garden Hotel.
- Hanoi, Medallion Hotel.
- Hanoi, La Siesta Hotel.
- Hanoi, MK Premier Boutique Hotel.
- Ho Chi Minh, Saigon Odyssey Hotel.
- Ho Chi Minh, Alagon Western Hotel - Deluxe.
- Shanghai, Shanghai Mansion Hotel.
- Shanghai, Captain Hostel.
- Beijing, Jade International Youth Hostel.
- Yunnan, Lost Garden Guest House.
- Xian, Days Inn City Centre.
- Xian, Bell Tower International Youth.
- Goa, Prainha Resort by the Sea.
- Delhi, Guest House.
- Delhi, Hotel Le Benz.
- Delhi, Hotel Le Roi.
- Mumbai, Budget Class Hotel.
- Mumbai, Upgraded Budget Class Hotel.
- Mumbai, Comfort Class Hotel.
- Ladakh, Jigmet Guest House.
- Ladakh, Hotel Lotus Leh.
- Cochin, Backpackit.
- Cochin, Comfort.