We all want authentic interactions and a local’s grasp of the cultures we encounter when travelling. Wendy Wu Tours’ new collection of trips do just that, helping you experience the real Asia…
As travellers, we're always seeking ways to get closer to the cultures we visit. Whether it's hiking the iconic rice terraces of China or learning more about the traditions of minority tribes first-hand in Burma (Myanmar), authenticity is key. Specialist tour operator Wendy Wu Tours feel the same way. As a result, deeper cultural experiences are taking centrestage on their latest range of trips, the brand new 'Immerse Yourself' collection, which offer a welcome opportunity to grab an up-close glimpse of local life on your travels across Asia...
Wendy Wu Tours' new trips offer a unique chance to get in on the action. Instead of simply observing a tai chi demonstration in one of Guilin's local parks, learn classic moves direct from a master of the martial art. Join the new Japan tour and you'll also find yourself banging out rhythms in a taiko drumming class - an ancient form of percussion - or discovering the intricacies (and reasons behind them) of a finely choreographed tea ceremony.
Head to Burma (Myanmar) and you'll enjoy a morning walk through a local market before visiting an Intha house for a cooking class with a local chef. Of course, you'll then get to enjoy the tasty dishes that you've created for lunch.
But that's not all. The new tours are focused on trying to find a new angle on the traditional Bucket List sights, typically by experiencing them from different viewpoints. This might involve visiting a Black H'mong family in Sapa, Vietnam, or hiking along Jinshanling, a part of the Great Wall of China away from the huge crowds that descend on its better-known sections.
You'll find all these and more in Wendy Wu Tours' new 'Immerse Yourself' experiences. They also accommodate smaller groups than many tour operator's standard 'Classic Tours', hosting a maximum group size of 18.
What's just as important, though, is that you'll come back with a deeper understanding of the local cultures and ways of life that you've experienced. As travellers, that's what we all seek to gain from our adventures. So, what are you waiting for? Immerse yourself...
For more information, travel inspiration and full details of Wendy Wu's Immersive Tours, or to book your next holiday, see www.wendywutours.co.uk.
This article was paid for by Wendy Wu Tours.
Main image: Chinese woman pouring tea in tea ceremony (Dreamstime)