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

CHF 1,949

Cruising Thailand & Malaysia Southbound - Phuket to Penang

15

CHF 5,245

Cruising Malaysia & Thailand Northbound - Penang to Phuket

15

CHF 5,245

Vintage Vietnam

15

CHF 2,065

Magical Myanmar

14

CHF 2,860

Borneo Adventure

10

CHF 2,395

Northern Thailand & Laos Experience

15

CHF 3,140

Northern Thailand & Laos Experience

15

CHF 3,960

Cruising the Coast of Vietnam: North to South

15

CHF 5,200

Cambodia In Depth

12

CHF 2,350

Cruising the Thai Islands from Phuket

8

CHF 1,963

South Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Ho Chi Minh to Danang

8

CHF 2,710

Indochina Explorer

27

CHF 7,095

Jewels of Indochina

20

CHF 4,110

Heritage Vietnam & Cambodia

13

CHF 3,260

Spirit of Southern Thailand

9

CHF 1,548

Vietnam Insight

13

CHF 2,430

Vietnam Food Explorer

12

CHF 2,235

Indochina Insights

22

CHF 5,325

Vietnam Snapshot

8

CHF 1,245

Cambodia Discovery

6

CHF 1,198

North Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Hanoi to Danang

8

CHF 2,535

South Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Danang to Ho Chi Minh

8

CHF 2,710

Cambodia & Vietnam In Depth

26

CHF 5,020

Laos Highlights

5

CHF 1,540

Northern Thailand Adventure

11

CHF 2,185

Cruising the Coast of Vietnam - South to North

15

CHF 5,200

Best of Northern Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

20

CHF 5,320

Laos & Cambodia Impressions

10

CHF 3,240

Cruising Thailand & Malaysia: Penang to Phuket

8

CHF 1,949

North Vietnam Coastal Cruising - Danang to Hanoi

8

CHF 2,535

Thailand & Laos Discovery

23

CHF 4,945

Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea - Limited Edition

8

CHF 3,285

Essential Sapa

6

CHF 1,095

Angkor Wat Experience - Independent

4

CHF 580

Thailand and Laos by Land and Sea - Phuket to Vientiane

24

CHF 7,160

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

14

CHF 4,445

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

14

CHF 4,445

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

14

CHF 4,320

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

21

CHF 6,860

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

21

CHF 6,905

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

18

CHF 5,580

North Vietnam Coastal Cruising with Sapa

13

CHF 3,475

South East Asia tour destinations

What our travellers are saying about the region

Cambodia Discovery, August 2018

Adrian Severin

Borneo Adventure, July 2018

Barbara Wyatt

Magical Myanmar, February 2018

Jane Thompson

Borneo Adventure, July 2018

Barbara Wyarr