Trafalgar announced its 2020 Asia itineraries, including the addition of 9 new trips. The brand is now offering 32 Asia itineraries across nine countries, with each trip including "Be My Guest" experiences, allowing travelers to meet, dine and connect with locals.
New 2020 additions include the Saigon and Bangkok Explorer, allowing guests to submerge fully into cultures of two Asian cities. Available as a nine-day standalone trip or with a three-day Phuket extension, this itinerary provides guests with an in-depth look at the cities. "Be My Guest" experiences include a farm-to-table lunch on an organic farm outside Ho Chi Minh and a trip to Thai silk factory where textiles are made.
Also new for next year, travelers can experience India’s Holi festival on Trafalgar’s Colorful India – Celebrate Holi itinerary with a local family. Guests will have the chance to witness the magical “Festival of Colors.” The opportunity to experience Diwali, the “Festival of Light,” is back for another year in conjunction with the Colorful India trip. Guests will join a local family to celebrate the festival.
Other "Be My Guest" highlights include a traditional lunch in stilt house with a family in a hilltribe village in northern Thailand, a homemade Chinese meal with a family in their hutong in Beijing, and a new Japanese Kaiseki and Tea Experience including a Yamato tea drinking ceremony with a local family before visiting their scenic mountainside tea plantation.
The brand also offers one JoinTrafalgar on each Asia itinerary, where guests make a difference in the places they visit. Asia JoinTrafalgar highlights include a performance by a group of blind youth musicians that supports the work of the Ho Chi Minh Blind Centre and a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Center in Darjeeling.