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Jasmine Whitney

I love putting together unforgettable adventures for travelers almost as much as I enjoy traveling myself. Traveling and cycling in Asia has transformed my life, so one of my favorite things to do is help others create wonderful travel memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize primarily in cycling tours in Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Sri Lanka.

These biking destinations are fantastic for taking in the gorgeous landscapes - but that's not all! Exploring each country's charming cities, lovely village communities, vibrant cultures, and delicious cuisines makes for fantastic well-rounded excursions. I believe in the value of getting off the typical tourist path to create a unique experience that friends, couples, families, and solo riders can enjoy all the same."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was lucky enough to have a family who encouraged international travel from a young age. From family trips to Costa Rica when I was 11 years old, to solo trips to Ecuador when I was 15. When I was 17, I moved to Cambodia where I've now resided on and off for the past 9 years while frequently traveling to other destinations in Asia. I feel extremely fortunate to enjoy this lifestyle and give others a taste of the region I now call home.

I didn't always explore countries by bicycle, but after years of living in Southeast Asia, there were plenty of gems I discovered only after exploring the region on two wheels. It's now safe to say that it's my favorite way to travel!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Bringing my dad on a cycling tour in Vietnam for his 65th birthday and then my mom on a bike trip in Sri Lanka will always be my most cherished travel memories."

Featured trips & expertise

Japanese Cycling Adventure - 7 Days

The beautiful ancient city of Kyoto is the spiritual home of Japan and the perfect base for this week-long cycling adventure. Explore the streets of Kyoto by bike and venture further afield as you delve into Japanese culture and cuisine. Take an exhilarating ride from the city to sacred Mount Koya and around the region's stunning landscape for an unforgettable vacation.

A foggy jungle view
Southern Sri Lanka: Active Adventure - 10 Days

Perfect for active travelers and nature-lovers, this 10-day tour covers everything from sunny coastlines to national parks to tea plantations. Walk, swim, and drive your way through rainforests, across sandy beaches, and - if you're lucky - past some of the country's most exotic wildlife.

Buddha statue in Sukhothai Historical Park
A Taste of Culture in Northern Thailand - 8 Days

Get ready to spend a lot of time on your bike as you travel to villages in the rolling green hills of the countryside, taste incredible local flavors and home-cooked meals, and immerse yourself in the history of Northern Thailand. You'll explore the impressive temple ruins in the ancient city of Sukhothai, stay with the Karen tribe in their village, and hang out with a herd of wild elephants.

The northern Thai mountains are calling
Highlights of Northern Thailand Trekking: 7 Days

From the third highest peak in Northern Thailand to the authentic night markets of Chiang Rai, this 7-day trek is a great choice for avid hikers who also want a taste of Thai city life before heading home. Enjoy sweeping mountain panoramas, intricate temples, and bustling, colorful night markets.

Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang
Northern Laos Adventure: Biking, Hiking and Kayaking - 4 Days

Mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, cultural sightseeing in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a homestay with a local family, and a luxurious stay in a private bungalow — all in a four-day trip? You've got it. This active getaway is short but action-packed, well-suited to travelers who want to get away from it all, breathe some fresh air, and fit in a couple of workouts along the way.

Recent trip reviews for Jasmine

Cambodia, Cambodia - Dec 28 - Jan 12, 2019

Traveler: Janet R. - Local specialist: Jasmine Whitney

A truly beautiful holiday - every aspect - thankyou

Steve Grace, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Janet! It was fun working with you on this itinerary. Hope to see you again.
Steve