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Southeast Asia Tours

Southeast Asia Tours

Southeast Asia is dynamic, deeply spiritual and profoundly beautiful. Its natural scenery is found in mesmerizing diversity — from the mist-shrouded jungles of Malaysia and forested mountains of Vietnam to the palm-fringed islands of Indonesia and rice paddies of Cambodia. Life still moves slowly in its remote rural towns and villages, but the region’s dynamic urban centres are a hub of commerce and creativity.

Ready to start your adventure? Join our small group Southeast Asia tours and see the dazzling natural beauty, vibrant cities, ancient traditions, and diverse local culture that define this endlessly fascinating corner of the world.
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Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.

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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
All-inclusive comfort
Get more value with all-inclusive trips featuring top-rated restaurants and hotels.
Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

Our Southeast Asia Tour Leaders

Our Southeast Asia tours show you the best of the region’s history, culture, and scenery. Groups have a maximum of 18 participants, ensuring you experience more at an easier pace.

Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Where To Go In Southeast Asia
Unforgettable encounters come thick and fast when you join our small Southeast Asia tours. Trek to the remote Hill Tribes of Thailand, observe orangutan in the forests of Indonesia, meander past Buddhist temples in the dusty streets of Laos and board a junk boat as you visit mesmerizing Halong Bay in Vietnam.

 

Cambodia
Despite a tragic past, Cambodia is on the rise. Temples, sleepy villages, and religious sites (like Angkor Wat) are must-sees, but riverside boulevards and galleries reveal Cambodia’s modern side.
Indonesia
Jaw-dropping scenery, dazzling wildlife, tribal culture, and sumptuous cuisine make Indonesia a must-visit destination. Travellers here also get to meet orangutan in their natural environment.
Laos
With its Buddhist monasteries, mountain villages, emerald rice paddies, and lush jungle, Laos is a taste of Southeast Asia as it was. Enjoy a slower pace of life in this timeless and spiritual nation.
Malaysia
Thrilling cities, traditional longhouse homes, powdery beaches and the world's oldest rainforest. Not to mention fabulous food and cultural diversity. Find this and more in mesmerizing Malaysia.
Thailand
Magical moments await in the “Land of Smiles”. Visit remote hill tribe villages, soak up the buzz of Bangkok, sample fiery curries in local markets, and find serenity within its incense-filled temples.
Vietnam
Vietnam’s beauty will dazzle you. Cruise through limestone cliffs in Halong Bay, visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, see indigenous villages in Dien Bien Phu, and enjoy the old-world charm of Hoi An.
Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the best time to visit Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia has significant climate variations across the region, but there’s always a good time to visit. As a general rule, the best time to visit mainland Southeast Asia is during the cool and dry season (November-April) when the weather is less humid. However, mountain regions and areas such as Halong Bay can be pretty cool at this time, so we recommend bringing a jacket and warm clothes.

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What countries are in Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia is composed of eleven countries that cover an area of 4,545,792 km2. The largest country by land area is Indonesia (1,904,569 km2), followed by Myanmar (676,578 km2). The remaining countries in Southeast Asia are Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.