Asia

Castles, Cobbles, and Crosses

If you choose to take this excellent holiday, be prepared for your friends to ask: “Are you going on a cruise?” Then try to explain that you are going with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays to three countries, with three languages and three currencies, all in two weeks! 

Castles, Cobbles, and Crosses
Mark KirbyVietnam, Asia, 47700

Our Vietnam Adventure

Vietnam is a name to many people which reminds them of the 1960s and 1970s war against America. To us, it is the Vietnam War; to them it is the American War.

Mark KirbyVietnam, Asia, 47700
Our Vietnam Adventure

Jewels of Jordan

I have just returned from my 28th trip with Ramblers Worldwide, which as usual was well organised and well led. The highlight was as expected, the city of Petra, which was wonderful and really does need the four nights spent at the very good Petra Palace Hotel, as this enabled the group to fully explore the vast site.

Jewels of Jordan

Walking in the Holy Land

I was very happy when Ramblers Worldwide Holidays asked me to visit Israel to survey the walks for their new Biblical Footsteps tour. I arrived in Israel after dark and checked into the hotel that the group will use on the tour.

Walking in the Holy Land
Janet PanuskaArmenia, Asia, 29600

Walking Holidays in Armenia

Quite a long time ago, I walked among the bewitching, hallowed ruins of Ani, longing to cross the ravine eastward into her founding land of Armenia.  This long-held memory and yearned-for visit finally came to pass this autumn with a Ramblers Worldwide Holidays group who were eager to hike, ready to explore, and open to participating in the culture of Armenia. 

Janet PanuskaArmenia, Asia, 29600
Walking Holidays in Armenia
Gemma SmithUzbekistan, Asia, 42440

Unique Uzbekistan

I have often found myself in awe of the photos of Uzbekistan and wondered if the real thing would be just as wonderful as it is captured in publications. I cannot wait to find out for myself!

Gemma SmithUzbekistan, Asia, 42440
Unique Uzbekistan
Pat and JohnVietnam, Asia, 47700

Vietnam Adventure

For several years now this trip has been reported by enthusiastic Ramblers as a great one to go on and we would endorse that. The itinerary has been put together by ACT Travel in Vietnam and we heard from them that they are always looking to make improvements.

Pat and JohnVietnam, Asia, 47700
Vietnam Adventure
Diane CollinsIndia, 47260, Asia

Trek India And See Spices, Plantations and Hill Stations

Another chance to visit India, and no disappointment.  What a lovely holiday, really lives up to its title!  The spices grow deep in the forest – cloves, cardamom, vanilla and much more – and we were given fragrant vanilla pods by a villager and taught to shoot bows and arrows by another.  

Diane CollinsIndia, 47260, Asia
Trek India And See Spices, Plantations and Hill Stations
Bill Kenneyoman, Asia

Oman Adventure

Mahaba (welcome). I’m Bill Kenney and I hope to welcome you to Oman, a country that is truly different. Closed to outsiders until 1970, Oman offers tranquility, majestic scenery with mountains to 10,000 feet, beautiful beaches, and the Wahiba Sands with red dunes up to 300 feet high. The diversity is enormous; we start in Dubai with its ultra modern architecture, then to Buraimi Oasis with the camel market, forts and museums. We drive on to Nizwa the former capital with its 300 year old fort. We will walk in the mountains and up wadis visiting atmospheric villages unchanged for centuries.

We then visit the Wahiba Sands where you can sleep out under the stars. Then it’s onwards to the eastern tip of Arabia where we hope to see the giant turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs at night.

Finally we head to Muscat with impressive mosques and palaces and an afternoon dhow cruise to round off the Oman experience. The traditional culture and heritage remains strong in the country and people wear the customary clothing.

I lived and worked in Oman and Abu Dhabi (then part of Trucial Oman later renamed UAE), and I fully integrated with the local population. I have a deep knowledge of the countries, people, tribes, customs, history and language, plus a whole host of unique anecdotes. I would be delighted to share my love of the countries with you so why don’t you join me?

Bill Kenneyoman, Asia
Oman Adventure

Walking on Top of the World

It is now over a month since we returned from our first Ramblers Worldwide Holiday. The fact that it was to India is perhaps the main reason why it has taken me so long to sift through the kaleidoscope of memories, impressions and sensations, to gather together sufficient coherent thoughts and words to express just how wonderful it was.

Walking on Top of the World

​Spices, Plantations and Hill Stations – a Traveller’s Tale

Sophie Hughes recently travelled with us on a walking holiday to South India, a trip that shows the many faces of India, from teeming cities to glorious lakes and mountains – and everywhere, she was charmed by its people. India is certainly an assault on the senses, and here Sophie has written an elegant and very atmospheric account of her experiences.
 

​Spices, Plantations and Hill Stations – a Traveller’s Tale

Sunrise Over Masada

The Biblical Footsteps tour provides walkers with the phenomenal opportunity of climbing to the top of Masada in order to see a magnificent sunrise. Masada is a rock shelf located 400 metres above the Dead Sea; it is a natural fortress and was captured by the Zealots (a Jewish Sect) in 66AD in their revolt against Rome. 

 Sunrise Over Masada

Trek in India – From Delhi To The Himalayas

Our adventure started on the first day of this trip to India to visit the Himashel Pradesh region which is situated at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. We travelled first by taxi and then by coach to Heathrow Airport to catch our flight to Delhi. 

Trek in India – From Delhi To The Himalayas

Exploring the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Sun shining and locals dining – what a phenomenal first glimpse of Istanbul. Our warm welcome in Istanbul began immediately as we exited the airport and observed the people of Istanbul enjoying the weather by the Bosphorus.

Exploring the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Trekking in Nepal

Ramblers Holidays have been organising treks in Nepal for many decades.  In recent years, however, they have abandoned the rigours of camping treks for the more comfortable delights of tea houses.

Trekking in Nepal

Nostalgic Nepal

Nostalgic Nepal: Reliving a Remarkable Holiday. We began our journey at London Heathrow airport where we flew over eight hours to reach Bombay, India.

Nostalgic Nepal

A Tea House Trek through Nepal

Kathmandu is always a captivating city – chaotic, dusty, noisy, colourful and fascinating in its difference from the order of my home city. The tourist areas never fail to draw me in.

A Tea House Trek through Nepal