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Got a Yen for an Asian Adventure? Travel to Japan, China, India, and Beyond

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This week we've collected our best travel deals to help you turn your Asian travel plans into a reality, without costing you a fortune, cookie. We've found airfare on 5-star airlines from $726 roundtrip, an 8-night cruise around Japan for 2 from $1,398, and even a 2-week escorted vacation to China with a cruise along the longest river in the continent.

Cathay Pacific Fares to Asia in the Fall
Vendor: Cathay Pacific via DealBase
Price: From $725.99 Roundtrip
Lowest By: $30
Expires: June 30

Is It Worth It?: To get a bargain on your flights to Asia, we recommend waiting until the fall and flying with Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific is a 5-star airline, famous for its service, legroom, and overall excellence. Did we mention we love this airline? The latest sale features routes to China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and more.

Click on "cathaypacific.com" in the top line to see this sale. We found this price departing from Newark, NJ, (EWR) with arrival in Shanghai, China, (PVG) on September 7 with return on September 14. Book this travel deal by June 30 for select travel from August 17 through December 9.


Myanmar 7-Night Escorted Vacation Package for 2
Vendor: Indus Travel via Dunhill Travel
Price: From $5,980
Lowest By: $400
Expires: June 29

Is It Worth It?: This small-group escorted tour to the Southeast gem of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is a chance to experience the serene and ancient Asia that sometimes seems to have been gobbled up by urban monster-opolises like Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the 11th century temples, pagodas, and stupas of Bagan and then travel to the former capital city of Mandalay, where you can bask at the 200-year old bridge spanning Taungthaman Lake.

This price is based on departure on August 5 from Los Angeles, CA, (LAX); other departure dates and prices are available. This package includes stays in Yagon, Bagan, and Mandalay; daily breakfast; sightseeing tours in air-conditioned cars; taxes; and more. Book this travel deal by June 29.


Emirates International Flights
Vendor: Emirates via DealBase
Price: From $667.70 Roundtrip
Lowest by: $5
Expires: June 30

Is It Worth It?: Travelling to Asia doesn't have to be painful thanks to this Editors' Choice sale for roundtrip flights on Emirates. This 4-star airline will whisk you away in style for as little as $667.70. Set down in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, to experience the city's famous water markets. Or head to the ancient Indian city of Delhi with it's vibrant history, culture, and food.

Click on "Emirates Airlines" in the top line to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from New York, NY, (JFK) with arrival in Milan, Italy, (MXP) on September 13 with return on September 23; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Book this travel deal by June 30 for travel through September 30.


Princess 8-Night Japan Cruise for 2 in July
Vendor: Vacations to Go
Price: From $1,398
Lowest by: $2,082
Expires: July 25

Is It Worth It?: For something a little different check out this Editors' Choice cruise around Japan. Working out at just $87 per person per night, you'd be hard pressed to find to find a better price for an 8-night stay in Japan and cover such far distances. This cruise circles right around Japan, starting in Tokyo and then stopping in Nagasaki, the first city to ever see foreign feet on Japanese soil back in 1543. It also stops in the southern Korean port of Busan where you can pig out on bulgogi and kimchi. Then you'll travel to the western port of Kanazawa, one of the best-preserved Edo-period cities in the country. Finally the cruise stops in Aomori in the northern tip of Japan where you can see the 70-foot Showo Daibutsu Buddah statue.

If prompted, sign up for the free newsletter to see this deal. This roundtrip cruise on the Diamond Princess departs from Tokyo on July 26 and includes stops in Nagasaki, Japan; Busan, South Korea; Maizuru, Japan; Kanazawa, Japan; and Aomori, Japan. Book this travel deal by July 25.


China 15-Night Escorted Vacation for 2 with River Cruise
Vendor: Gate 1 Travel via Dunhill Travel
Price: From 5,838
Lowest By: $1,120
Expires: July 1

Is It Worth It?: When it comes to exploring China, Confucius said it best, "I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge. I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there." There is so much to see and do in China you can't possibly hope to every properly cover it, but this 2-week tour will give you a pretty good introduction. You'll visit the historic cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian (home of the Terracotta Warriors). This vacation package also includes a 4-night cruise along the Yangze River — the longest river in Asia — with breathtaking views of the fabled Twelve Peaks and the Qutang Gorge along the way.

Enter coupon code "DHCYHK420" at final checkout. This price is based on departure on December 3 from Los Angeles, CA, (LAX) with arrival in Shanghai, China, (PVG); other departure cities are available for an additional cost. This deal includes roundtrip airfare, 3-night hotel stay in Shanghai, 4-night Yangtze River Cruise, 3-night hotel stay in Xian, 3-night hotel stay in Beijing, 3-night hotel stay in Hong Kong, 29 meals, flights between cities, sightseeing in an air-conditioned motor coach, hotel taxes, and more. Additional fees may apply. This travel deal ends July 1.

Associate Travel Editor

Paula Kerrigan has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features at DealNews.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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