Focus On Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most popular touring destinations, and for a reason. Some of the countries here have it all: a tropical climate, warm (or hot!) all year-round, rich culture, gorgeous beaches, wonderful food and last but not least, relatively reasonable prices. While its history and modern-day politics are complex, most of it is also quite safe for the traveller and easy to get about.

Southeast Asia’s culture is dominantly influenced by the Indians and Chinese as well as its colonizers. Thai, Burmese, Cambodian and Lao culture is heavily Indianized as well as Chinese-influenced in areas such as faith, folklore, language and writing. Malaysia and Indonesia are also influenced by the Indians, Malays and Chinese with a touch of Arab culture due to the large Muslim populations. Vietnam is the most Chinese-influenced country while Brunei’s culture is Malay-influenced. The linguistic saturation here is also immense, as is religious diversity.

Variety of landscape is also overwhelming—from the terraced rice fields of Laos to the soaring limestone pinnacles of Vietnam’s Halong Bay, the verdant jungles of Northern Thailand to the wide, sinewy curves of the Mekong River—the region’s natural attributes defy it’s relatively compact geographical area. And some of the world’s most incredible monuments are superimposed upon this backdrop—the temples of Bagan, Myanmar; the Angkor complex of central Cambodia, Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda, Indonesia’s Borobudur to name just a few—all lend spectacular testimony to the region’s rich cultural and historical legacy.

We are gearing up for another busy season in one of the most popular areas in which we operate; happily the best time to travel to SE Asia coincides with the best time to escape the northern winter! The following are just a few of our most popular itineraries; click through to our website for a complete listing for 2017 /18.

Vietnam & Cambodia
VN2 | 20 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Nov 2017

Laos & Vietnam
LA2 | 22 Days | Details
Departure date: 31 Oct 2017

Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia
LA3 | 27 Days | Details
Departure date: 31 Oct 2017

Myanmar
SE5 | 14 Days | Details
Departure date: 26 Nov 2017

Cambodia & Myanmar
SE6 | 19 Days | Details
Departure date: 21 Nov 2017

Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar
SE7 | 33 Days | Details
Departure date: 7 Nov 2017

Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar
SE8 | 40 Days | Details
Departure date: 31 Oct 2017

Indonesia (Sumatra, Java & Bali)
ID6 | 14 Days | Details
Departure date: 11 Mar 2018

Indonesia Discovery (Java, Borneo, Sulawesi & Papua)
ID7 | 18 Days | Details
Departure date: 13 Sep 2017

Malaysia & Brunei
MA4 | 14 Days |Details
Departure date: 26 Feb 2018

Southeast Asia Roundup
TH6 | 16 Days | Details
Departure date: 16 Oct 2017

 

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