"The unplanned and unexpected encounter with a traditional Burmese procession taking young boys to the monastery to become monks and girls to have their ears pierced. Half a mile long, it consisted of ridden horses, oxcarts, ponies & traps, elephants and motor vehicles, all festooned with flowers and gay decorations and accompanied by loud music. It was not in a tourist location and was by the locals, for the locals. Absolutely glorious.
Mr Jeremy Waters"
"The terracotta army was outstanding . All the main sights – the Great Wall, panda reservation, the Three Gorges and Guilin were up to expectations.
Mr Simon Moffat"
"The whole holiday was a fantastic experience, made especially so firstly by the fantastic guide, and secondly by the wonderful company of your other guests.
Mr David Carter"
"We have recently returned from our honeymoon in Japan and just wanted to let you know what an absolutely fantastic time we had! Our guide was fantastic, the accommodation in Tokyo and Kyoto was first class and the ryokan on Miyajima Island was an amazing experience.
Angela and Adrian Turner"
"The whole organisation worked incredibly well and we had a most informative and enjoyable visit. Yoshie Matsumoto must be the most outstanding guide in Japan. She was absolutely superb and added a great deal to our enjoyment.
"This was a fabulous trip from beginning to end with charming and attentive local guides throughout and wonderful accommodation. The dawn balloon ride over Bagan was particularly magical as was the opportunity to get very close to the fishermen on Inle Lake – a photographer's dream!
Mr Peter Bradbrook"
"Everything went so smoothly, the tour was very well-organised and excellent value for money.
Mr P Osborne"
"Our contact Ewen Moore was readily available on the phone and dealt with all enquiries in a pleasant and efficient manner.
"We cannot fault any part of the holiday, everything ran as smoothly as it could. The accomodation and the tour guide were excellent and we would dearly love to travel with Cox & Kings again. One of the many highlights were the hotels which were stunning, as well as the trip in Ha Long Bay and the attention to detail. Many thanks for the room upgrades and little extras we received in recognition of our wedding anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Keith"
"The contrast between high-tech Tokyo and the Bullet trains, and the tranquility and peace of the Rock Garden and the floating gate at Hiroshima. The two nights in the Ryokens were memorable experiences. We also deliberately chose to go in November to experience the Autumn colour, and we were not disappointed.
Ms Janice Murton"
"We have recently returned from our honeymoon in Japan and just wanted to let you know what an absolutely fantastic time we had! Our guide was fantastic, the accommodation in Tokyo and Kyoto was first class and the ryokan on Miyamira Island was an amazing experience. The trip was certainly the holiday of a lifetime, which was perfect as it was our honeymoon.
Mr & Mrs Turner"
"Our holiday was all we hoped it would be and more - the standard of hotels and itinerary were superb and a credit to Cox & Kings. Your staff in this country were also most helpful and courteous, so again congratulations.
"For me, the most inspirational part of my holiday was the hot air balloon flight over Bagan - it was brilliant and I would encourage everyone to book this. Balloons over Bagan provided excellent service and the whole experience is one I will never forget.
Ms Karen Hendy"
"The highlight of the holiday was indoubtedly the visit to the Angkor Wat temple and the other temples at Angkor Tom; both the scale of the temples and the detail of the bas relief carvings were absolutely stunning.
Mr Douglas Hutton"