Southeast Asia Tours12 tours available
LA1 Laos Tour
9 days from Luang Prabang to Viangchan
We peruse stalls brimming with trinkets and souvenirs as we wander the colourful markets of Luang Prabang, Laos, also known as the "Land of a… Read more
ID6 Indonesia Tour
14 days from Medan to Denpasar
MA4 Malaysia & Brunei Tour
14 days from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu
We get off to a strong start on this extraordinary fortnight adventure through two remarkable countries by exploring what is perhaps one of the most… Read more
VN1 Vietnam Tour
15 days from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
This 15-day tour begins in the beautiful Hanoi with its sprawling lakes, beaches and parks. You will be quick to examine the magnificence of this… Read more
TH6 Southeast Asia Circuit Tour
16 days from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap
At just over two weeks in length, this short yet highlight-packed cultural adventure through some of Southeast Asia's most popular destinations gives… Read more
ID7 Indonesia Discovery Tour
18 days from Jakarta to Jayapura
This itinerary has been designed to encompass the highlights of a country that is so vast and with attractions so diverse! True adventure seekers… Read more
VN2 Vietnam & Cambodia Tour
20 days from Hanoi to Siem Reap
Our Vietnam and Cambodia tours for over 50s explore the beauty of Vietnam from the Forbidden Purple City to the soaring mountains of Ha Long Bay. In… Read more
LA2 Laos & Vietnam Tour
22 days from Luang Prabang to Ho Chi Minh
This 22-day tour will give you the chance to discover the relentless beauty of Laos and Vietnam. Laos's rich history, matched with its splendid… Read more
TD1 Trans-indochina Discovery Tour
22 days from Hanoi to Saigon
This is a very special cultural journey across Northern and Southern Indochina, from Vietnam to Laos and Cambodia. Discover the Red River Delta… Read more
MCSP South Pacific Explorer Tour
24 days from Guam to Apia
This is an itinerary like no other -- 100% unique! We explore an amazing array of islands in the South Pacific, including Palau, Samoa, Guam,… Read more
LA3 Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia Tour
27 days from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap
Our adventure starts at Luang Prabang, Laos, which has a vast array of colonial era buildings that are interspersed with many interesting shops and… Read more
More About Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Tours by Adventures Abroad: The tropical regions of Southeast Asia have long been a staple for those seeking an exotic escape. Visions of the lone worker tending to terraced rice fields of Vietnam pull on the heartstrings. Dreams of wandering the crumbling temple complexes like those at Angkor Wat in Cambodia have inspired for generations. From the âGolden Cityâ of Mandalay to the ancient city of Bagan, with over 2000 temples to the island paradise of Indonesiaâs 17,000 islands. On Southeast Asia tours, there is no shortage to see and do.
Wedged between two superpowers, China and India, much of Southeast Asiaâs history was influenced by these two nations. Trade routes often dominated early interactions, however, the meetings between these nations brought along an exchange of many ideas and notably religions.
India first made its way into Myanmar in the 1st century and legend has it that two Burmese merchants travelled to India and met the Buddha under the sacred bodhi tree. This interaction later inspired one of the most impressive Buddhist monuments in the world, the complexes at Bagan. Other notable buildings are on Mount Kyaiktiyo, the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda.
Around the same time in the eastern nations, Chinaâs influence was far reaching in Vietnamâs land, however, the religious influences of India were also abundant. The Chams adopted many Indian customs which are visible in structures such as My Son near Hoi An.
Throughout Southeast Asia many religious and royal rivalries started appearing as time went on. The expansion of trade in maritime routes meant many more coastal cities began emerging. With safe harbours easily set up in the Mekong Delta and Red Rivers of Vietnam, expansion stretched as far as Indonesiaâs Sumatra and Java islands. Singapore was placed well in the centre of all trade routes between China and India therefore an emerging merchant centre in Malacca appeared which would also serve as an important centre for the European colonizers in the later centuries.
Along with a rich and deep history, Southeast Asia tours also highlight the natural beauty and wildlife of the region. Borneo has the Sepilok Orangutans, the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world. Nearby is the high Mt. Kinabalu, home to some of the 24 species of flowering rhododendron, 10 species of carnivorous pitcher plants, an estimated 1,400 species of orchid, over 600 species of fern, and more than 40 species of oak and over 300 bird species.
Across the South China Sea sits the majestic islands of the Philippines. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of the most important biodiversity conservation areas of the Philippines, features a spectacular limestone or karst landscape that contains an 8.2 km long underground river.
Southeast Asia tours can lead you to bustling capital cities like Bangkok in Thailand, where city craftsmen earn their living by selling hand-made crafts in the massive market places near the Grand Palace and Wat Po. Or tours can take you to the charming imperial capitals such as Luang Probang in Laos, nicknamed the âland of a million elephantsâ.
One thing is certain, the tour will definitely be interesting.