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Experts in tailor-made vacations to Southeast Asia

Experts in tailor-made vacations to Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a vast region of Asia, lying east of the Indian Subcontinent and south of China. It includes the mainland area, made up of Indochina and the Malay peninsula, and a string of archipelagos to the south and east.

The region is inhabited by many different peoples and unique wildlife, and offers the traveler a wide range of experiences. Whether you want to discover cultural heritage, meet local tribes, explore rainforests, relax on a beach, sample local cuisine or cruise along a busy waterway; Southeast Asia has something for you.

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Where you can travel with us in Southeast Asia

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Trip ideas in Southeast Asia

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to exploring Southeast Asia

Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in Southeast Asia, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.

River cruising in Asia

Our short video covers six destinations we’d recommend exploring by boat, from a cruise along the Yangtze in China, and the UNESCO heritage sites in Myanmar, to traveling along the historic trade routes of Indochina and exploring the islands and wildlife of Indonesia. We also cover a two day rice barge excursion in Thailand and river cruises in the northeast of India.


Choosing the right Indochina experiences for you

Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos may come under one umbrella as Indochina, but each one has its own idiosyncrasies. Our specialists have collated some of the region’s experiences to help you choose where to go, whether you’re interested in the Khmer architecture of Phnom Penh or sitting down to lunch with a Laotian family.

Sunrise on the Mekong, Khong Jiam

Cruising in Southeast Asia

Travel by river, lake or sea in Southeast Asia to explore places which would otherwise be inaccessible. Cruising in Southeast Asia offers the chance to relax and observe everyday life, the scenery and wildlife.

Baby orangutan, Malaysian Borneo

Orangutan spotting guide

Critically endangered, with a population as low as around 15,000 today, orangutans are found wild on only two islands in the world: Borneo and Sumatra. For anyone planning an orangutan spotting vacation, the first question is which country to choose?

Singapore skyline

Stopover in Singapore

The sights and sounds of Little India and Chinatown, wonderful hotels such as the iconic Raffles, delicious cuisine and all year round temperate weather. Singapore is the perfect stopover option when you are en-route to other destinations in Southeast Asia.

A delicious spread of Vietnamese cuisine

Southeast Asian cuisine

Trade routes, historic connections, colonialism and common sources of ingredients have left many strong links between the dishes found throughout Southeast Asia. We investigate the very distinct national variations that have evolved in this region.

Lowland clansmen, Tufi, Papua New Guinea

Meeting indigenous cultures in Southeast Asia

Visit Southeast Asia's minority groups and discover how to give something back to the areas in which you spend time.

Mekong Delta, Chau Doc, Vietnam

French Indochina

Known collectively as French Indochina, or more commonly as Indochina, the countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos offer a diverse range of attractions from exquisite temples to delicious regional cuisine.

Gibbon at Khao Yai

National parks of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has some of the oldest national parks in existence containing some wonderful wildlife, much of it unique. We look at some of the most popular parks as well as activities you can do.