Frenetic yet tranquil, modern yet traditional, sweet yet spicy – South East Asia is the best of everything wrapped up in one tidy package.

A place where natural beauty, sleepless cities, taste-bud-tingling cuisine and wondrous wildlife collide. It’s here, amongst this cluster of captivating countries, that you can honestly say there’s something for everyone. From devouring banh mi at a street food stall in Hanoi to cycling through the green hills of Ubud. Interacting with the local Batak tribe living on Palawan to visiting the world’s first elephant hospital in Chiang Mai. We dare you to discover South East Asia and be able to leave not already craving more. 

Our tours in South East Asia

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Highlights of South East Asia

Stay with a local Khmer family

Visit Chambok, a rural spot in Cambodia renowned for its ecotourism, where you’ll join a member of the local community on a village walk and hear stories of their history, lifestyle and ecotourism projects. Meet the family you’ll be staying with before heading to a nearby community centre for a traditional Khmer dinner and dance performance.

Take a Thai cooking class

Ready yourself for a hands-on masterclass in Central Thai cuisine. Start the day with a trip to the morning markets in Kanchanaburi, where you’ll find stalls piled high with fresh fruit and veg, meat, fish and spices. Then make your way into the kitchen where you’ll whip up classics like jungle curry, wing beans and banana flower cake, then feast on your creations for lunch.

Spot wildlife along the Kinabatangan River

Spend two days at a lodge in the heart of the Bornean rainforest. As the sun goes down on your first day, embark on a boat trip going in search of macaques, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and the critically endangered orangutan. Once it’s dark, make your way into the jungle looking for other native species like western Tarsiers, mouse-deer and more – just don’t forget your headtorch.

Kayak around Halong Bay

Grab your paddle and explore the far reaching corners of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. Kayak between the gigantic limestone karsts that lie off the coast of Cat Ba Island and pepper the lesser-visited Lan Ha Bay. If you’re feeling adventurous, make your way through water-carved tunnels and caves. When kayaking at dusk be sure to take a break to admire the sunset over the South China Sea.   

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A trio of travellers enjoying a boat road down the Mekong.

What to see in 7-10 days in South East Asia

If you’ve only got a week or so to play with, you’re probably better off sticking to a single country. That way you’ll be sure to tick off the highlights whilst leaving time for a bit of rest and relaxation. Vietnam would be perfect! Fly into the vibrant capital of Hanoi, spend the night on a boat at Halong Bay and ride the overnight train to heritage-listed Hue. You could then take the Hai Van Pass to Hoi An, squeeze in a visit to the Mekong Delta, before winding up in Ho Chi Minh City.

Another option would be to head to Myanmar. Home to the floating village communities on Inle Lake, mouth-watering Burmese delicacies, a plethora of golden-domed temples and more. Alternatively, with 10 days in Borneo you could experience Kinabalu National Park, meet the locals in Dusun, meet mischievous orangutans in Sepilok and soak up the sun on Manukan Island.

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Vietnam Express Southbound

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10740

Beautiful Bali

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11405

Cambodian Traveller

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9008

Classic Borneo

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24210

Myanmar Highlights

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Taking photos of the sunrise on Mt Batur, Bali.

What to see in 3 weeks in South East Asia

You’ll see a fair bit in three weeks and combining the likes of Cambodia and Thailand will help you get a proper feel for South East Asia. You’d be able to amble around the temples of Angkor, experience the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and snorkel off the beaches fringing the idyllic Thai islands. And even after all that, you’d still have time to uncover Cambodia’s tragic past in Phnom Penh and take a bike ride around the tiny rural villages near Battambang.

Swap Thailand for Laos and you could add a two-day slow-boat trip down the Mekong, a refreshing swim at Kuang Si Falls and a pit-stop to explore the Buddha-filled Pak Ou Caves. Island hopping around Indonesia would be another great idea, where you could do everything from witnessing the mythical dragons living on Komodo to watching the sunrise from the summit of Bali’s Mount Batur.

Trip Name Days From ZAR
Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

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20371

Real Thailand
Ages 18 to 29

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17760

Philippine Adventure

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45190

Cambodia & Thailand Traveller

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26755

Bali, Komodo & Flores Adventure

19

31375

Epic Laos & Cambodia
Ages 18 to 29

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23775

Kung Si Falls in Luang Prabang, Laos.

What to see in 6 weeks in South East Asia

With six weeks to spare, South East Asia is your oyster! The traditional loop of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia never disappoints. Travelling in a circle from Bangkok, you’ll visit the elephant hospitals in Chiang Mai, admire the colonial architecture of Luang Prabang, cruise around picture-perfect Halong Bay and experience the majesty of Angkor Wat. Add a couple of days in Myanmar and you’ll enjoy Yangon, Bago and the famous Golden Rock pagoda too.

Or, if you’ve already tackled the classic route an extended trip through Malaysia would be amazing. You could conquer Mount Kinabalu, soak up the city skyline with a cocktail at the Petronas Towers and see turtles laying their eggs in the sands of Turtle Island. You won’t regret a fleeting visit to Singapore either, stopping off at Little India, Gardens by the Bay, Raffles Hotel and Sentosa Park.

Trip Name Days From ZAR
South East Asia Loop

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47690

Cambodia & Vietnam Experience

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South East Asia Unplugged

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Bangkok to Bali

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Malaysia's Ultimate Adventure

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