Educational Tours to Central Asia

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Asia is a hotpot of colour and culture.

From the megacities of china to the azure waters of the Philippines, there’s something for everyone in Second Nature’s vast array of International Tours to Central Asia. Our local guides are ambassadors for their respective countries and provide a uniquely personal perspective on the places we visit so that your students come home impassioned global citizens.

What We Provide 

  • Award-winning educators/ facilitators
  • Local guides in each country visited
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Information Sessions at your school or university
  • Transportation options (we arrange flights and provide options for ground and/or water transport)
  • Accommodation options (we provide quotes to utilise the most affordable and most appropriate accommodation to suit your needs)
  • Catering options (all food is covered through our fantastic range of reliable third-party providers)
  • Curriculum-based work-booklets (where requested)
  • Pre/Post Tour Activities (usually a PPP)
  • Risk Assessment (location specific)

Central Asia Tours for School & University/TAFE Groups

Our International Tours for school and university groups are all-inclusive, affordable and fully customised. Tours are generally facilitated with a cultural, environmental, tourism or design technology focus depending on a school or university’s preferences.

Cultural Programs spend time exploring the ideologies, history, customs, arts and foods that differentiate countries visited. They encourage interaction with local peoples and expose students to different modes of living.

Environmental Programs concentrate on immersion and adventure in exceptional natural environments. They allow contextual exploration of Environmental Management principles and deliver a strong conservation message.

Tourism Programs focus on the Tourism Industry including drivers, challenges and innovations. They investigate major tourist attractions from an economic and environmental perspective to evaluate the sustainability of current operations.

Design Technology Programs investigate Sustainable Development in the context of megacities like Beijing and Tokyo. They showcase innovations in architecture, agriculture and tourism.

The flexible design of our International Tours means itineraries can be adapted to fulfil curriculum requirements for any of the following subjects: Geography, Biology, Earth & Environmental Science, Marine Science, Investigating Science, Agricultural Science, Languages, History and Tourism. Schools or universities can experience one of our pre-existing itineraries or choose from a variety of incredible destinations to build a program that perfectly suits their needs.

Destination Highlights

Any number of destinations from this list can be combined in a customised tour itinerary for your school or university group. Enquire now.


  • Visit the hypermodern Eco-city of Tianjin
  • Ride a bullet train (350km/h)
  • Relax in the Yu Gardens of Beijing
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the Imperial Sites in Beijing including the Forbidden City!
  • Witness the astounding terracotta warriors at Xi’an
  • Be inspired by the sky bound karsts of Zhangjiajie National Park
  • …and so much more!


  • Look down at Tokyo from the world’s second tallest building
  • Visit a karaoke bar!
  • Participate in a traditional tea ceremony at Kodaji Temple
  • Ride a bullet train (350km/h)
  • Pay your respects at the Peace Monument in Hiroshima
  • Wander through 1000 torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
  • Ski the slopes of Hakuba
  • …and so much more!

South Korea

  • Explore World-Heritage listed Changdeokgung palace in Seoul
  • Travel through time in the wooden village of Jeonju Hanok Maeul
  • Marvel at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
  • Join the crowds at the buzzing Gwangjang market
  • Bust a move in the Gangnam District
  • Visit the SM Town Coex Artium K-pop recording studios
  • Climb to the rim of an extinct volcano at Seongsan Ilchulbong
  • …and so much more!

Sri Lanka

  • Visit the suite of palaces and monasteries at Anuradhapura
  • Seek out the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa
  • Cycle through tea plantations at Nuwara Eliya
  • Look out for Sri Lankan elephants in Yala National Park!
  • Canoe through the jungle on the Kalu River
  • Discover the lion-shaped rock fortress of Sigiriya
  • Climb the 5,500 steps to the top of Adam’s Peak, the holiest mountain in Sri Lanka
  • …and so much more


  • Relax in the hot springs at Lengshuikeng
  • Wander between ancient rock formations at Yehliu geopark
  • Spend a night in the lantern-lit streets of Jiufen’s Old Town
  • Follow the path of Indigenous Taiwanese people on the Caolong historical trail!
  • Soak up the sun at Baishawan (or White Sand Bay)
  • …and so much more!


  • Lie on the pristine white sands of Boracay
  • Explore World Heritage Listed San Ignacio Church and historic Intramurous district
  • Volunteer at a residential shelter for children
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Batad Rice Terraces
  • Snorkel the tropical blue lagoons of Coron
  • Float atop an underground river in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  • …and so much more!

More Information

Tour Outcomes
  • Enhancement of curricular learning through the contextualisation of course content
  • Appreciation for the diversity of cultures that exist on Earth
  • Respect for people who abide by different beliefs and cultural practices
  • Sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things (including food)
  • Independence in learning and problem solving
  • Expansion of vocabulary in one or more languages
  • Memories of a truly unique and life-changing experience
Example Itinerary 1: Japan Highlights

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on culture and environment in Japan.

Day 1 Arrive in Tokyo
Day 2 Imperial Palace, Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree
Day 3 Word Heritage Listed Kiyomizu Temple and Kodaji Temple. Cultural show
Day 4 Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. Peace Memorial Park and ‘Atomic Bomb Dome’
Day 5 Tōdai-ji Temple and Nara. End the day with Nishiki Markets or karaoke
Day 6  Kyoto Handicraft Centre, Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Temple) and Bamboo Forest
Day 7 Travel from Kyoto to Hakuba
Day 8-9 Skiing and Snowboarding in Hakuba with hot springs and traditional food
Day 10 Travel back to Tokyo and board a flight to Australia


Example Itinerary 2: Singapore and China

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on design technology in China and Singapore.

Day 1 Arrive in Singapore for a Night Safari at Singapore Zoo
Day 2 Gardens by the Bay including “Flower Dome” and “Cloud Forest”
Day 3 Visit innovative green buildings at Nanyang University and Park Royal Hotel
Day 4 Juron Bird Park, Botanic Gardens and historic China Town
Day 5 Asian Civillisations Museum and city tour then travel to Bejing (China)
Day 6 Tianjin Eco-city and Qilihai National Wetland Park
Day 7 China Porcelain House Museum and Palace of Queen of Heaven
Day 8 Hike the Great Wall of China and walk the Sacred Way to the Changling Tomb
Day 9 Forbidden City then dinner with a Sichuan Opera show
Day 10 Travel to Shanghai for Yu Garden and City God Temple
Day 11 Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre and “GoodtoChina” visit
Day 12 Shanghai -> Kuala Lumpur
Day 13 Kuala Lumpur -> Australia
Example Itinerary 3: Asia Tour

Below is an example itinerary with a focus on culture in Japan, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Day 1 Arrive in Tokyo (Japan)
Day 2 Imperial Palace, Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree
Day 3 Word Heritage Listed Kiyomizu Temple and Kodaji Temple. Cultural show
Day 4 Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima. Peace Memorial Park and ‘Atomic Bomb Dome’
Day 5 Kyoto Handicraft Centre, Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Temple) and Bamboo Forest
Day 6 Arrive in Bangkok (Thailand). Dinner and cultural show
Day 7 Grand Palace, Wat Pho’s ‘reclining Buddha’ and Chao Praya River cruise
Day 8 Floating markets and Hua-Hin Beach
Day 9 Erawan Waterfall and Taweechai Elephant Camp
Day 10 Chatuchak Market and Bangkok National Museum Day
Day 11 Travel to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Dinner and cultural show
Day 12 Angkor Temple Complex
Day 13 Return to Angkor Temple Complex then Siem Reap Night Markets
Day 14 Travel to Pnomh Penh via a village where tarantula is a delicacy!
Day 15 S21 Secret Prison and Killing Fields
Day 16 Volunteer at HIV/AIDS Education and Care Project then visit Russian Markets
Day 17 Travel to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). War Remnants Museum and city tour
Day 18 Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 19 Ho Chi Minh City -> Auckland
Day 20 Auckland -> Australia