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Elyssa in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Elyssa, Thailand & Vietnam Specialist

Growing up as a first generation American, language and culture has always played an important role in my life. I was always encouraged to push myself to experience life outside of my comfort zone, which is why a couple of years after college I knew that working in the tech industry was not where I belonged.

My strong desire to pursue what my family had always instilled in me led me to several solo trips across Europe and eventually to Thailand where I experienced a rush I never felt before. I became captivated by the world’s greatest street food, the beautiful beaches and turquoise seas, and the lively city streets. Since then I haven’t turned back.

Upon returning and finding Audley I knew that I wanted to pursue my passion for Southeast Asia and help others to experience the same life-changing encounters that I had while there.

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Start planning your trip to Southeast Asia with Elyssa by calling 1-855-201-7761

Elyssa kept in touch with us throughout our travels and shared her expertise along the way — we were extremely pleased with the service she provided. We already have our next vacation booked with Audley.

Kekku and David traveled to Thailand and Cambodia for 16 days in January 2019, organized by Elyssa F

Elyssa, our country specialist, first discussed our trip wishes with us and then tailor-made a dream trip to Thailand and Cambodia. We saw temples and hiked the mountains, met the elephants and spent a morning cooking with a Thai family. At Angkor Wat our guide was able to take us away from the crowds, making the experience truly unique. Elyssa kept in touch with us throughout our travels and shared her expertise along the way — we were extremely pleased with the service she provided. We already have our next vacation booked with Audley.

I'll never forget when…

Seeing the traffic racing and winding around Ho Chi Minh City I was filled with nerves knowing I was going to be doing it all on the back of a Vespa but my city tour ended up being a highlight of my trip to Southeast Asia. As soon as I was seated on the Vespa I felt like I was one of the locals. For the next few hours I was guided around the city, saw the sights, and visited some of the best local restaurants and bars. I felt part of Vietnamese life rather than a tourist and loved it.

Photos of Elyssa

Elyssa at the Bridge on the River Kwai, Thailand Elyssa at the Bridge on the River Kwai, Thailand
Elyssa visiting Hue Temple, Vietnam Elyssa visiting Hue Temple, Vietnam
Elyssa taking a train journey in Kanchanaburi, Thailand Elyssa taking a train journey in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Elyssa on a motorbike tour in Saigon, Vietnam Elyssa on a motorbike tour in Saigon, Vietnam