More than just a paradise of beaches and cuisine, there’s something about South East Asia that draws Western travellers in…

You hear them talk about it when they return from trips: the food is exquisite. Thai and Vietnamese cooking is an art based on five flavours and the principles of yin and yang. Much like the cooking, philosophy pervades every part of life, from the humble village rice patty to the chaotic urban alleys. Buddha statues and sparkling temples are everywhere. Myanmar and Cambodia are still very much strange new worlds, still partly sheltering in their Buddhist religiosity. But no matter where you go in the region, the locals are smiling and never turn away a chat. 

Why we love South East Asia

  • The popular image of South East Asia is often of the locals, and no wonder. Whether it’s a saffron-robed monk, conical-hatted farmer or colourful street hawker, wherever you go in the region a smile is always at the ready
  • In Burma, our local leaders will show you Rangoon’s golden Shwedagon Pagoda, the bustling U Bien teak bridge at sunset, the silver sands of Ngwesaung Beach and the amazing leg-rowers on Inle Lake
  • Hire a bike in Hoi An and cycle to An Bang Beach from your accommodation to relax among the sun chairs under the palm-frond umbrellas. If you feel peckish it’s not unknown for restaurant owners to swim out and check their crab pots, then bring you back a meal
  • In Ayuthaya, Thailand you’re hosted in a traditional teak house. And when you take a culinary tour you’ll cook for Buddhist monks in Sukhothai on their morning alms round
  • See Borneo’s big drawcard wildlife in their natural habitat, and follow the well-worn Headhunters Trail in the footsteps of the Kayan warriors
  • A drink at Phnom Penh’s rowdy Foreign Correspondent’s Club contrasts with a gentle Laotian river cruise and caves with miniature Buddhist statues

Highlights of South East Asia

Trips and tours in South East Asia

Trip Name Days From CHF
Cruising Thailand & Malaysia - Phuket to Penang

8

FR2,367

Vintage Vietnam

15

FR2,265

Magical Myanmar

14

FR3,325

Borneo Adventure

10

FR2,395

Cruising the Coast of Vietnam - North to South

15

FR4,420

Vietnam Food Explorer

12

FR2,011

South Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Ho Chi Minh to Danang

8

FR2,303

Jewels of Indochina

20

FR3,950

Cambodia In Depth

12

FR2,260

Cambodia Discovery

6

FR1,355

Spirit of Southern Thailand

9

FR1,630

North Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Hanoi to Danang

8

FR2,154

Vietnam Insight

13

FR2,430

Indochina Explorer

27

FR7,095

Cambodia & Vietnam In Depth

26

FR4,825

South Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Danang to Ho Chi Minh

8

FR2,303

Northern Thailand & Laos Experience

15

FR3,695

Laos Highlights

5

FR1,540

Northern Thailand Adventure

11

FR2,185

Cruising the Thai Islands ex Phuket

8

FR2,384

Cruising the Coast of Vietnam - South to North

15

FR4,420

Best of Northern Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

20

FR5,410

Laos & Cambodia Impressions

10

FR3,240

Thailand & Laos Discovery

23

FR5,495

Northern Thailand & Laos Experience

15

FR3,960

Cruising Thailand & Malaysia - Penang to Phuket

8

FR2,367

Vietnam Snapshot

8

FR1,410

North Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Danang to Hanoi

8

FR2,154

Thailand-Burma Railway - Limited Edition

13

FR2,225

Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea - Limited Edition

8

FR3,285

Indochina Insights

22

FR5,325

Heritage Vietnam & Cambodia

13

FR3,135

Angkor Wat Experience - Independent

4

FR580

Essential Sapa

6

FR1,095

Cambodia and South Vietnam by Land and Sea - Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

14

FR4,445

Cambodia and South Vietnam by Land and Sea - Phnom Penh to Danang

14

FR4,445

Cambodia and North Vietnam by Land and Sea - Phnom Penh to Danang

14

FR4,320

Cambodia and the Vietnam Coast by Land and Sea - Phnom Penh to Hanoi

21

FR6,860

Cambodia and the Vietnam Coast by Land and Sea - Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

21

FR6,905

Thailand and Laos by Land and Sea - Phuket to Vientiane

24

FR7,160

Borneo and the Malaysian and Thai Islands by Land and Sea - Phuket to Kuching

18

FR5,580

North Vietnam Coastal Cruising with Sapa

13

FR3,475

South East Asia tour destinations

What our travellers are saying about the region

Northern Thailand & Laos Experience, June 2018

Bunsovivan Heng

Borneo Adventure, June 2018

Brian Semmens

Borneo Adventure, June 2018

George Leslie

Borneo Adventure, June 2018

Gary Cleary