Explore has launched three new Discovery tours to China, Indonesia and Uzbekistan, taking customers off the tourist trail to gain an authentic travel experience. Whether it’s exploring the Silk Road, searching for Komodo Dragons or celebrating the Chinese New Year at Dejilin Monastery; there is a unique and exciting adventure for everyone.

A new Highlights of Uzbekistan option offers a seven-day tour to the Silk Road cities in Central Asia. This fast paced adventure takes customers on a journey to the walled city of Khiva, through the old caravan route to Bokhara and to the monuments in Registan Square in Samarkland. Customers will also learn about the colourful history of the Silk Road and explore the capital of Tashkent. Tours depart in September and October and costs from £1,099 per person. The price includes flights; six nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.

The company's new Volcanoes, Dragons and Beaches is a 12-day tour to the islands of Bali, Flores and Komodo in Indonesia. It visits Ubud and its Balinese temples, Kelimutu, famous for its three colourful acid crater lakes and Komodo National Park to go in search for the infamous Komodo dragon. Customers will also spend a nigh on the waters of the Komodo archipelago as well as relax on the beaches of Sanur. Tours depart in September and October and costs from £1,872 including flights; ten nights’ hotel and one night boat accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guides.

Meanwhile, a 14-day Festivals of Yunnan tour of China takes in the Chinese New Year celebrations including the Midu Huadeng Festival, known as the flower lantern festival. During the trip guests will also visit a giant panda sanctuary in Chengdu and explore the Shaxi Friday market. Customers will welcome in the New Year at Dejilin Monastery while watching traditional dances and blessings. Tours depart in February 2016 and cost from £2,747 including flights; seven nights’ hotel and six nights’ guesthouse accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and local guide.

For more information or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252-884723.

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