Why South Asia?

The areas of South Asia, which include India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka have been the seat of many aspects of life which have intrigued and fascinated those living outside this micro-world. Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity have all had, and still do have, a role to play here; Traditions and beliefs that may sound superstitious to many are followed even today. Many modern writers and philosophers have dwelled in this area gaining insight and inspiration from this fascinating area. The subcontinent offers, for all travellers and people in pursuit of knowledge, a world that is so unique and diverse yet homogeneous. This is a destination that you will want to explore many times. Our South Asia tours provide you with an experience of the culture, people, practices and beliefs as well as the scenery and history of the region. Come see for yourself on one of our South Asia tours.

Our South Asia Cultural Tour Packages

Women's Wellness Journey
Duration:15 days
Join noted health and wellness expert Lori Faren on an intimate 15-day journey through one of the world’s most vibrant countries—India! Under Lori’s expert guidance, connect with a group of like-minded women, enjoying authentic cultural and wellness experiences every step of the way.. Read More >>>
Culinary Journey of Kerala & North India with Chef Joe Thottungal
Duration:19 days
includes international air
Join Joe Thottungal, Executive Chef at Ottawa’s popular Coconut Lagoon restaurant and silver medal winner at the 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships, on an intimate small group tour through the culinary secrets of India.. Read More >>>
Treasures of Indochina
Duration:17 days

Cultural journey through Siem Reap (Cambodia), Vietnam & Shanghai (China)

Journey through Vietnam, Cambodia and China in luxury and comfort while exploring 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this exciting 17-day adventure through the heart of former Indochina.. Read More >>>
India with Paul Saltzman - A Fusion of Colour, Music & Soul
Duration:17 days
Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television producer-director. The two documentary feature films, Prom Night in Mississippi, and The Last White Knight, each featuring Morgan Freeman, are his most recent movies.. Read More >>>
Discover the Culinary of South India with Chef Joe Thottungal
Duration:18 days
includes international air
Joe Thottungal, Executive Chef at the popular Coconut Lagoon restaurant in Ottawa and silver medal winner at the 2017 Canadian Culinary Championships, will be leading his fourth small group tour through South India for a select group of gourmands.. Read More >>>
India as a Maharaja
Duration:11 days
includes international air

A cultural tour of India (ONE-TIME DEPARTURE)

Experience the best of Northern India in these 11- and 14-day journeys. This tour includes not only the famous Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, but also the fascinating opportunity to spot tigers and other wild animals at the Ranthambore National Park.. Read More >>>
Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India
Duration:16 days
After the success of our first Exploring the Arts & Artisans of South India tour, cultural travellers will now have another opportunity to discover one of the richest civilizations in the world under the expert guidance of Dr. Stephen Inglis, an authority on Indian art and artisans as well as a curator of ten major exhibitions,.. Read More >>>
Best of Nepal
Duration:08 days
It is best known as the home of the Mt. Everest, but there is much more to this country than just one mountain. Nepal is a fascinating land of ancient history, vibrant cultures and people, and scenic grandeur.. Read More >>>
Best of India with Dubai
Duration:12 days
includes international air
Splendors of North India
Duration:10 days
Splendors of North India (SPECIAL VALUE TOUR)

A Cultural tour of India

India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent, featuring diverse geographical and cultural regions, where ancient civilizations and religions flourished. At Bestway Tours & Safaris we have developed a number of tours that focus on India’s varied regions and its attractions.. Read More >>>
Golden Triangle with Ranthambore
Duration:08 days

A Cultural tour of India

On this 8-day journey, we immerse ourselves in India’s vibrant cities, legendary monuments, mouthwatering cuisine and multi-faceted culture. Start with bustling Delhi, then discover Agra, home of the glorious Taj Mahal.. Read More >>>
Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing to Moscow
Duration:15 days
Experience one of the last great travel adventures. Your journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s most fascinating and safest train routes, is even more interesting, comfortable, and entertaining with our private train “Tsar’s Gold”... Read More >>>
Tracing Jewish Heritage in India
Duration:16 days
India, the largest democracy in the World and a truly Secular State is home to all of the world’s greatest religions.. Read More >>>
Journey to Bangladesh
Duration:08 days
Bangladesh is home to more than 114 Million people and is located in South East Asia, surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, Gangetic Plains of India.. Read More >>>
Bhutan - Land of Thunder Dragon
Duration:07 days
Itinerary Revised
The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled high in the Himalayas, has resisted outside influence for thousands of years. The snow-capped peaks, deeply forested slopes and raging, boulder strewn rivers sit largely undisturbed, while the people still follow their age-old rituals and traditions,.. Read More >>>
Discover Nepal
Duration:11 days
Nepal - nestled at the feet of the mighty Himalayas, was until recently a kingdom where the king was revered as a god.. Read More >>>
Himalayan Sanctuaries
Duration:15 days

A Cultural tour of India, Sikkim, Bhutan & Nepal

Experience the majestic and serene Himalayas as we explore the highlights of West Bengal and Sikkim in India, the Kingdom of Bhutan and Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.. Read More >>>
World Heritage of Northern China
Duration:15 days
Explore China's cultural treasures, including the sprawling Great Wall, the regal Forbidden City and thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors standing guard in Xian.. Read More >>>
World Heritage of Southern China
Duration:17 days
Explore China's cultural treasures, including the sprawling Great Wall, the regal Forbidden City and thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors standing guard in Xian.. Read More >>>
The Sunday Bazaar: Kashgar to Ashgabat
Duration:18 days

A Cultural tour of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan & Turkmenistan

The growth of bazaars was a natural phenomenon as the silk road and caravans routes started growing.. Read More >>>
Silk Road: Khiva to Kashgar
Duration:17 days
The Silk Road is the story of one of the world's oldest and grandest of the trade routes which cast its shadows on the cultures of China, Central Asia and Western Asia.. Read More >>>
Silk Road: From Hunza to Samarkand
Duration:23 days

A Cultural tour of Pakistan, China, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan

The Silk Road was probably the most important development in human history, which brought close trading and subsequently.. Read More >>>
China: Forever Yangtze
Duration:14 days
The Yangtze Rivers has been the bread of China - and it gorges crosses some of the most beautiful scenery not only in China but.. Read More >>>
Silk Route to Bukhara
Duration:25 days

A Cultural tour of China, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan

The Silk Road was probably the most important development in human history, which brought close trading.. Read More >>>
Pushkar Festival Special
Duration:13 days
Itinerary Revised
Travel from Delhi to Varanasi on this 13-day tour that explores some of India’s top highlights. The crown of this journey is the chance to attend Pushkar’s Camel Fair, a vibrant festival that will immerse us in India’s culture and history. More than 30,000 camels, as well as artisans, pilgrims and attendees from across north-west India are all a part of this experience of a lifetime.. Read More >>>
Best of South India
Duration:16 days
Best of South India (SPECIAL VALUE TOUR)

A Cultural tour of India

Journey through the vibrant culture, stunning scenery and mouthwatering cuisine of South India’s three most important states on this jaw-dropping 16-day adventure.. Read More >>>
Gems of Kerala
Duration:08 days
Gems of Kerala (SPECIAL VALUE TOUR)

A Cultural tour of India

Spend 8 days exploring Kerala, God’s Own Country. Here we experience the tranquility of the beautiful backwaters and lush, green surroundings. Wander scenic tea estates and spice plantations, sample mouthwatering delicacies and unwind with unique Ayurvedic massage therapy.. Read More >>>
Royal Rajasthan
Duration:16 days
Royal Rajasthan (SPECIAL VALUE TOUR)

A Cultural tour of India

Welcome to the Land of the Kings, showcasing India at its magical best. Like a legend come to life, Rajasthan boasts an incredible array of mighty forts, elaborate palaces and cities awash in searing, riotous colour.. Read More >>>
Best of North India
Duration:13 days
Best of North India (SPECIAL VALUE TOUR)

A Cultural tour of India

Travel on an epic 12-day journey from Delhi to Varanasi as we discover the wonders of North India. En route, explore India’s vast artistic legacy, from the ancient monuments of Khajuraho to the medieval Moghul marvels of Agra and Delhi.. Read More >>>
India Forts & Palaces tour
Duration:16 days
Itinerary Revised
Each era of India’s history is different and distinct, and one of the country’s golden ages of architecture, art and culture was that of the Maharajas.. Read More >>>
Kolkata to Darjeeling
Duration:12 days
Between the snow-capped Himalayas and the lush Ganges Delta lies the mighty Brahmaputra River. To take a trip down the Brahmaputra is to take a trip into the history of the fascinating region of West Bengal.. Read More >>>
Delhi to Darjeeling
Duration:16 days
India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent. On this tour we traverse the country from Delhi to Kolkata travelling through time exploring India’s Hindu, Buddhist,.. Read More >>>
Journey to the Ganges
Duration:16 days
Itinerary Revised
India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent. Our journey to the Ganges will take you to the cultural heart of India. You will watch thousands of Hindu pilgrims congregate on the bank of the River Ganges to bathe in this holy river in Varanasi.. Read More >>>
India: Eastern Heritage
Duration:15 days
India has rightfully been referred to as the sub-continent rather than a country. Within this massive land of people and culture, several civilizations have flourished in different areas.. Read More >>>
India: Western Heritage
Duration:17 days
Itinerary Revised
A 17-day small group journey through Western India’s centuries of cultural heritage. We start in bustling Delhi, then cover the magnificent legacy of the Moghul Empire in Agra, Bhopal and Mandu.. Read More >>>
Tiger Trails
Duration:13 days
Follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most fascinating predators on this 13-day small group cultural tour through tiger country. Starting in Mumbai, where we discover the deep history and fascinating culture of this vibrant city,.. Read More >>>
Exotic Nepal & India
Duration:13 days
Exotic Nepal & India (SPECIAL VALUE TOUR)

A Cultural tour of Nepal & India

Combine the great highlights of the Kathmandu Valley with stunning Northern India in this two country adventure. This is a popular mix for travellers who want to enjoy both culture and nature – we will see not only the magnificent heritage of ancient Buddhism and the Moghul Empire, but also beautiful national parks and the world’s highest mountains.. Read More >>>
India: Northern Heritage
Duration:15 days
Our 15-day small group journey through India’s Northern Heritage offers authentic cultural experiences, delicious Indian cuisine and insight into some of the country’s top architectural and archaeological gems.. Read More >>>
India: Southern Heritage
Duration:17 days
Explore India’s rich southern heritage on this 17-day small group journey, enjoying incredibly mountain scenery, stunning beaches and some of the country’s top cultural highlights.. Read More >>>
The Moghul Raj
Duration:15 days
Itinerary Revised
Experience delicious cuisine, vibrant cityscapes and one-of-a-kind cultural gems, including the Taj Mahal, highlight of all India holiday tour packages, on this luxurious small group cultural tour through Moghul India.. Read More >>>
The Southern Raj
Duration:14 days
Itinerary Revised
From the endless beaches of Goa, to the magnificent ancient temple sites of Mahabalipuram, to the spices and spice plantations South Indian cuisine is so famous for, a visit to South India is a tantalizing mix of sights, smells and experiences.. Read More >>>
Southern Spices
Duration:16 days
Itinerary Revised
Sample the diverse heritage, cultures and sites of southern India as we travel from Chennai to Kovalam on this exciting 16-day journey.. Read More >>>
Indian Himalayas
Duration:15 days
Itinerary Revised
Discover the scenic vistas, towering mountains and traditional culture of the majestic Indian Himalayas on this 15-day tour. See Amritsar’s famous Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikhs, Dharamshala,.. Read More >>>
World Heritage Sites of Pakistan
Duration:12 days
Itinerary Revised
Pakistan is home to the most important centres of the Indus Valley Civilization, the ancient Kingdom of Gandhara and some of the most magnificent sites of the Moghul Empire.. Read More >>>
Pakistan: Shangri-la Hunza
Duration:10 days
James Hilton’s Shangri-la. Hunza is the land of longevity, serenity, towering mountain, lush green terraced valleys, the mighty Indus River, and most importantly, the friendly Hunzakuts.. Read More >>>
Sri Lanka: Jewel of the Indian Ocean
Duration:07 days

A Cultural tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was known for many years, offers a breathtaking combination of stunning landscapes, a calm yet dynamic culture and warm hospitality.. Read More >>>
World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka
Duration:12 days
An Indian Ocean island going back to human history – almost to the time when it all began. Rich both in culture and archaeology, in scenic splendour and the very friendly people, Sri Lanka has offered to the world a lot.. Read More >>>
Experience the Diverse Cuisines of India - A Culinary Journey with Nettie Cronish
Duration:15 days
Nettie Cronish is a natural plant based chef, culinary instructor, and author of 6 bestselling Canadian cookbooks. For the past 25 years, Nettie has been sourcing organic and sustainable ingredients and sharing her culinary skills with supermarkets,.. Read More >>>
A Culinary Journey of India
Duration:15 days
Explore one of the world’s richest and most diverse cuisines with an award-winning Indian chef.  For the first time ever, chef Siddharth Choudhary, the mastermind behind Vancouver’s popular Indian restaurant, Siddhartha’s Kitchen,.. Read More >>>
Craig Minielly's Holi Festival Photo Safari
Duration:16 days
Craig is one of the most talented and influential visual artists we have partnered with. His contributions to the Canadian photographic industry have inspired many.” - Nikon Canada.. Read More >>>
Grand Tour of Northern India - Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Tour
Duration:17 days
includes international air
Grand Tour of Northern India - Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Tour

Personally escorted by Bob & Nimi Sangha

Timed with Diwali (Festival Of Lights), this 16-days exciting journey includes visits to Amritsar, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Proud Langley residents and supporters of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation (LMHF), Bob & Nimi Sangha have joined hands with Bestway Tours & Safaris to put together this tour and simultaneously raise funds for the LMHF.. Read More >>>
A Culinary Journey of Northern India
Duration:16 days
includes international air
In 30 years with three restaurants – two in Ottawa and one in Winnipeg, the East India Company are synonym to tasty indigenous Indian cuisine in Canada. Created by the patriarch, the restaurant chain is managed by a team of three passionate brothers – Sachit, Anish and Mitin.. Read More >>>
India Photo Safari
Duration:14 days

Hosted by lead Photographer Clay Ross

This Photo Safari is open to photographers of all skills - from the amateur using smartphones to the seasoned.. Read More >>>
Discover Kerala with Chef Joe Thottungal
Duration:15 days
includes international air
Joe Thottungal, Executive Chef and Owner of the Coconut Lagoon Restaurant in Ottawa, leads for the second time, a small group of gourmands on an exciting 15-day journey to Kerala, his home state in South India.. Read More >>>
Persian Gardens of Mughal India & Kashimir
Duration:15 days
This exciting tour of India and the Kashmir Valley includes the most important of the world-renowned historical and heritage sites combined with a special focus on the gardens of the great Mughal period.. Read More >>>
Spiritual Journey through Nepal & India
Duration:15 days
includes international air

A Cultural tour of Nepal & India with Helen Laity

A Spiritual & Yoga Journey of India
Duration:12 days
This artistically tailored journey of India has combined all of the elements that make India so unique and revered. In this 12 day journey,.. Read More >>>