Discover Asia with us

Flexible departure dates 

Exciting itineraries

Tour highlights available nowhere else

Guaranteed departures

Discover Stories

What separates the tourist from the traveller? In a word, stories. Tourists fly home with suntans and trinkets; travellers return with tales of unexpected encounters and uncommon experiences. Many countries of the world have so much to offer travellers both culturally and in the form of genuine authentic experiences.

Group of tourists with backpacks descends down mountain trail to lake during a hike in the national park Lantang, Nepal - Discover Asia
Group of tourists descends down mountain trail in the national park Lantang, Nepal
Amazing view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang, Yunnan province, China - Discover Asia
Amazing view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Black Dragon Pool, China
An elephant walking along the road at Amber Fort. India. Rajasthan - Discover Asia
An elephant walking along the road at Amber Fort. India. Rajasthan
Mt. Fuji with red pagoda in autumn, Fujiyoshida, Japan - Discover Asia
Mt. Fuji with red pagoda in autumn, Fujiyoshida, Japan

With Discover Asia, the world is limited only by your imagination.

Discover Asia takes away the hassle, ensuring you maximise your experiences, time, money and enjoyment. We don’t believe in selling you a cheap holiday with hidden extras so you don’t need to worry about your budget running out before you’ve seen all of the great sights. We set the highest standards for our tours, from the exciting itinerary with experienced staff, to included meals where options are few and far between as well as an exhaustive list of hands on experiences not on offer by any other company.

Ancient royal palaces of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China
Ancient royal palaces of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China

Distinctive Style of Travel

Discover Asia’s distinctive style of travel offers a range of unique itineraries categorised by the experiences on offer in your chosen country and really taking you to the heart of your destination. Our priority is that you don’t just visit a destination, you discover it.


Sydney Harbour - Discover Australia - Discover Asia
Cao Bang in Vietnam - Discover Asia
Family visiting ancient Preah Khan temple in Angkor Archeological area - Discover Cambodia - Discover Asia
Hot air balloon over Nam Song river at sunset in Vang vieng, Laos - Discover Laos - Discover Asia
Young girl tourist from behind looking at view of Great Wall of China at famous Badaling tourism attraction during travel vacation in Beijing - Discover Asia
Beautiful Thailand - Discover Asia
Hiroshima Castle in springtime - Discover Asia
Tomb of Safdarjung in New Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style - Discover Asia
View on Namche Bazar, Khumbu district, Himalayas, Nepal - Discover Asia

About us

Discover Asia is part of McLachlan Travel Group, a family company that has been prominent in the Australian travel industry for more than 40 years.

The McLachlan family first began organising holidays for Australian travellers in 1979, with a small travel agency in West Wyalong, a town of 3500 people in the NSW wheatbelt. Since then the company has grown, but is still very much a family enterprise.

As part of McLachlan Travel Group, Discover Asia shares the core values that were established by Gil and Leonie when they opened their first travel agency all those years ago: to provide knowledge and value to Australian travellers, and the best holiday experience possible.

The company’s dedication to providing quality travel products and unique experiences led to the launch of Discover Asia, the company’s brand for Asian tour products. Discover Asia is a specialist tour operator that caters for groups of all sizes, and themed touring of all interests. 

Discover Asia sets itself apart by the unique travel experiences and flexibility it offers to travellers. Discover Asia passengers don’t just visit a destination – they are immersed and live it. Food and wine tours, cultural exploration, amazing festivals and other truly unique and inspiring experiences are all part of a Discover Asia experience.

What Our Clients Say

I just had the most amazing conversation with the organiser of this trip and she was over the moon with how everything went! I cannot thank you enough! You truly are incredible with arranging these trips so thank you thank you! K.J. Travel agent, Sydney
K.J. Travel agent, Sydney
Everyone felt the itinerary was perfect for our group, every day was interesting and enjoyable. The highlight for me was Ha Long Bay, but I have to say it’s really hard to put my finger on one best spot - as I enjoyed every minute. Our guides were knowledgeable, flexible, always on time, great with the kids, and so accommodating. The tour ran seamlessly.
V. Wheeler, NSW
I organised a group of 30 people to travel to India and Bhutan in August 2018 with Discover Asia. The whole experience was made so simple from the great advice received when planning the itinerary to the wonderful service from the guides who accompanied us on our journey through these vibrant destinations, not to mention the special touches like the interaction with Buddhist monks and the incredible hotels in India. I am now already planning my next group with Discover Asia.
Nancy Green