Asia is huge. Seriously enormous. If you are looking for vacation ideas when traveling with a group, you can’t go wrong with a trip to one of Asia’s exotic, exciting countries. Everything is spectacularly new and fresh, from the dining experiences to the wildlife to the buildings. You won’t find a more thrilling learning experience anywhere in the world. Some of the most popular places to visit include:

China

There’s so much to see beyond the Great Wall. (But that’s not a bad place to start!) Big, modern cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong are great places to introduce family or friends to foods they can’t get at home. They are also fantastic for seeing the unique architecture and art of the East before partaking in some truly unique festivals. Not only is China one of the largest countries in Asia, it’s one of the largest countries in the world, and there’s even more to experience outside of the cities. Lakes, mountains, and rice terraces will all engage and delight your whole group and have them begging to come back to see it all again.

Japan

As a secluded island in the Pacific, Japan evolved and flourished as its own beautiful culture, and the differences between Japan and mainland Asia make it a very special place for group travel. It may be a culture shock to sit on the floor and eat raw fish, but it’s definitely a shared experience that every member of the group will delight in. The big, beautiful cities are surrounded by nature, and if you aren’t immersing your group in cultural activities, you should be outdoors getting inspired by everything from cherry blossoms to coral reefs.

Thailand

It’s exotic. It’s fun. It’s relaxing. It’s spiritual. The vast green spaces in Thailand are littered with small villages and sacred spaces, banyan trees and warm, smiling faces. Take a dip in the clear blue waters or visit Buddha in one of the spectacular temples. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who won’t love navigating the vibrant markets and spending time at elephant sanctuaries. If you need some serious vacation ideas for group travel, look no further than Thailand.

India

The snow-capped mountains in the north beckon groups to explore hidden wonders together. The sun-soaked beaches in the south invite everyone to romp on the seaside. Everything in between is filled with color and culture. Discovering India as a group may be one of the best vacation ideas you’ve ever come up with! Temples rise up from the ground wishing you welcome, and the most strange gods you’ve ever seen look down from their pedestals watching each person’s life unfold. From the Taj Mahal to a tiger sanctuary, your traveling pack will relish every part of an Indian adventure.

The stunning temples and the strange food will intrigue your group, but the animal encounters and warm welcomes will have them begging for more. Try one country in Asia, or try them all! There’s so much to see and do on this large continent for traveling groups who seek to take their idea of vacation to the next level.