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Choose a Naturetrek wildlife holiday to Asia and benefit from our experience of 30 years, and amazing network of local contacts, on this incredibly diverse continent.

Wildlife holidays in Asia

The variety of landscapes, peoples, cultures and wildlife to be found in Asia is quite remarkable. We have an intimate knowledge of this incredibly diverse continent and an amazing network of local contacts. Our holidays focus on iconic species like Tigers as well as more subtle delights such as Himalayan flora.

Our Asia specialist recommends..

"I’d recommend our ‘Splendours of Nepal’ holiday for an excellent introduction to the Himalaya. For Tigers, ‘Tiger Direct!’ maximises wildlife sightings and minimises travelling time. Our ‘Brahmaputra Cruise’ or ‘Snow Leopard Quest’ both offer a very different Indian experience, plus we have a good choice of bargain and family tours." - David Mills

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Featured Tours


Red Leaf Monkey (Janice Fiske)Binturong (Derek Brown)Black-and-white Helens (Janice Fiske)Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Dani Free)Tuli Tiger Corridor, PenchRose-ringed Parakeet (Peter Johnson)Gaur (Peter Johnson)Jungle Babblers (Peter Johnson)The start of the walk up Sigiriya Rock (Thomas Mills)Sigiriya fortress atop the rock (Thomas Mills)Sigiriya Rock (Thomas Mills)Dambulla Cave Temples (Thomas Mills)IbisbillBeautiful NiltavaBlue Whistling-thrushBlue-fronted RedstartBlue-bearded Bee-eater (S. Y. Phanich)Great Hornbill (S. Y. Phanich)

What can I see?

Seeing Asian wildlife presents more of a challenge, in terms of patience and field skills, than traditional African style safaris. Whether you want to look for rainforest birds on foot or undertake a Himalayan trek, here’s a taste of Asia’s special wildlife experiences:

  • Tigers – 100% sightings record on ‘Just Tigers!’ & ‘Tiger Direct!’ tours
  • The Himalaya – Nepal, China & Bhutan
  • Tropical rainforests of Borneo, Thailand & Malaysia
  • Flowers, plus oak & rhododendron forests of the temperate Himalayan foothills
  • Deserts, steppes & Tulip meadows of Kazakhstan

Asia’s ‘big game’

Tigers, Leopards, Snow Leopards, Asiatic Lions, Asian Elephants, Gaur (Asian Bison), Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, and Brown, Black and Sloth Bears are all seen on our holidays.

I really want to see Tigers …

With a 100% sightings record on our dedicated Tiger tours, we’re the right people to talk to about Tigers.

How about birds?

Our Asia tours go in search of South East Asia’s elusive rainforest birds, fabled Siberian species and remote high-altitude specialities of the Tien Shan and Himalayan mountains and much more.

Whats the accomodation like?

We stay in fine hotels, luxury jungle lodges and tented camps, but for some remote areas we make use of more basic government guesthouses and campsites.


Our trip was made easy and exciting by our guide, Durgesh Singh. He is polite, helpful and calm, with a fine sense of humour. Added to this, he is an excellent naturalist with comprehensive knowledge of the local wildlife and eagle eyes. He could also answer our questions on local customs. And we saw TIGER!! Several with excellent views. There is no other animal on the planet with such majestic presence.
The wildlife watching was extraordinary and exceeded my expectations. Haswan clearly had outstanding knowledge and experience of the Bornean avifauna and was dedicated to finding and showing as many species as possible to his clients. Terry did an excellent job of managing the very varied interests and physical abilities of this group, with patience and good humour. As a mammalogist, I very much appreciated his excellent spot-lighting skills which helped to maximise the number of mammals we saw on this trip. As a lone traveller, I am grateful for his company between scheduled activities and as a fellow biologist enjoyed sharing our wildlife experiences of other countries.


The agents in Thailand provided probably the best arrangements Ive ever had. They paid close attention to small details for example a bottle of water for everyone each morning; hot/cold drinks at regular intervals; taking care of luggage, check-ins etc. Cannot praise them enough! Also the post-tour extension was well worth the money. Would recommend it to everyone going on this trip.