About EastQuest

Since 1985, EastQuest has been arranging travel to Asia. The company was founded by  a backpacker with degrees in Asian Studies and Anthropology. After circling the globe by the age of 21, she began leading groups to China, Russia, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia and saw a need for smaller group trips as well as customized trips. Beginning with small escorted groups exploring the borders of China, Thailand, Burma, Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal, EastQuest became known for our knowledge of newly opened areas and our customized itineraries. Most of us have lived and worked in Asia for years and we make numerous trips back to update our knowledge. EastQuest maintains active membership in ASTA, IATA, PATA, the Better Business Bureau and the Ecotourism Society and will provide client references upon request.


Services Offered

EastQuest caters to intelligent, curious, independent travelers who want to visit remote areas. What sets EastQuest apart is our unusual ability and willingness to tailor our packages to your specific requirements. All itineraries are designed by travel professionals who have lived, worked and traveled extensively in Asia. Your trip is handled by one staff member from start to finish. Personalized attention focuses on individual or specific group preferences regarding destinations, hotels, sightseeing and budget. Our trips include international air, hotels, meals, transfers and sightseeing. In addition, can provide visa and passport processing. 

 

Choose from a range of  land packages or let us customize a trip for you, your friends or family or your group. Keep in mind that our escorted programs are alive to impromptu possibilities. All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of two and will be locally hosted for groups of less than 10. Our tour leaders are personable, knowledgeable and passionate about their favorite peoples and countries. Our local guides and drivers, responsive to individual requests, go out of their way to make your experience truly unique and memorable.

 

EastQuest offers cultural and wildlife explorations, a mix of spiritual and artistic traditions along with rhythms of daily life. Visit homes, museums, monasteries, schools, jungles, temples and markets. Savour local specialties, feast your eyes on magical landcapes and styles of dress, breathe in the rich aroma of the earth mixed with jasmine, sandalwood and incense, as strange instruments and dancers evoke unexpected chords within you. EastQuest provides windows of opportunity for personal interactions, chances to learn more about the local culture. Call for honeymoons, culinary classes and courses in local arts and traditions, as well as trekking, diving, kayaking and sailing.


Holi Festival, Rajasthan

In conjunction with land packages, we offer special rates on air to Asia, reduced coach, business and first class air on Asia's finest carriers. Our tours include all regional flights and surfce transporation. While most transfers and sightseeing are done by coach, but other forms of transportation is available. Sail by junk in the Andaman Sea, cruise on a converted rice barge down the Mekong or a luxurious line on the Irrawaddy or Yangtze River. Rough it on ancient steam-powered trains, indulge on a luxurious rail journey or trek in the Himalayas


Accommodations and Meals
The Pansea Bali

EastQuest offers an unusually wide choice of lodgings. In addition to the larger, more well known properties and hotel chains, we offer intimate accommodations with local ambiance, charm and friendly service. These may range from deluxe villas, simple bungalows, luxury hotels or local inns. Our exceptional knowledge of the area allows us to recommend those that would best suit your own particular tastes and budget. Breakfast is usually included at the hotel, while lunch and dinner may be included at local restaurants, depending on the type of program selected. For those adventurous palates in quest of uniquely local flavors, we are happy to suggest and book other restaurants.