Who We Are

Discover the Real Culture
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Far East Travel Specialist

Magical Explorer Ltd, has been operating since 2003 and is one of the earliest independent Tour Operators specialising in holidays to the Far East. All our travel consultants have a minimum of 15 years’ experience, and have lived or travelled extensively to the countries we promote.

We are passionate to promote the best of the Orient and explore the hidden beauty of the countries we promote. This is what makes our tours different, as we have the true knowledge and desire to create magical tours of exploration. We believe detailed preparation contributes greatly to a smooth and enjoyable holiday. All our experienced English-speaking tour guides are professionally qualified.

Give us a call or email and you can talk directly with our knowledgeable tour specialists. We are happy to provide tour suggestions to suit your budget and desires.

Company History

Our company originally specialised in providing luxury holidays to China, under our company trading name, Magical China Ltd. Not long after we developed our Magical Japan division and became one of the first tour specialist for these two countries.

As our valued return customers sort new destinations to explore, we included the Indochina region and South Korea in our portfolio. Therefore, to encompass our growing Far East portfolio and due to the spirit of exploration in our hearts and desire to create a magical experience for our customers. we changed our name to Magical Explorer.

We are an environmentally aware company and feel holiday brochures are soon out of date and do not include current offers and new tours. Therefore, we have decided to reduce paper wastage by advertising all our tours online. Our office is now 95% paper free, we carbon-neutralise all staff flights and recycle religiously. Our website is updated daily and our online 'Travel Guides' contains valuable information to help you plan your trip.

Ling’s message – Director of Magical Explorer

My long-haul travel started when I was six years’ old, witha 2 full day train journey from Guizhou (in Southwest China where majorityareas are covered by mountains and also has the largest waterfall in China) to Beijing, then after a short stop in Beijing, on goes with an overnight train toShenyang (in Northeast of China). 

Although young, I remembered feeling overwhelmed by the vast change of landscapes, weather and people. With more train journeys in my teens,I discovered further China’s beautiful countryside and diversity of culture, which seeded my love for travel.

In my early 20’s, I travelled independently to UK to study MBA.I didn’t know anyone in the country and this was in the late 90’s. My first travel encounter from Heathrow was by taking National Express to Wolverhampton. After stopping at Birmingham Station, I was the only passenger still had anonward journey. I will never forget the dedicated staff, who changed to a carand drove me all the way to the university campus. 

I feel fortunate that I caught my travel bug early, and afteroften giving advice to families and friends about where to go and see in China, eventually my love for travel has naturally turned to a business venture. 

As travel explorers ourselves, we only provide tour arrangements that we would like to receive ourselves, and we understand ourservice is crucial to form a part of the unforgettable memories for our guests.The spirit of delivering a service that was promised when I first arrived inthe UK is what we will always trying to achieve, for every of our customers.

The Far East especially China has changed massively in thelast 20 years. Where landmarks still unravelled in the world such as the GreatWall, a lot of places are now flooded by mass tourism. Our in-depth knowledge of these fascinating countries made us in a better position to provide a travel servicefor you that is still as authentic as it can be.

The details of our personal service starting from yourinitial enquiry. We handling the booking process the traditional way by taking notes of your special requirements, then tailor your itineraries with hand-picked hotels. So, give us a go, we’d be thrilled to hear from you!