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Southeast Asia travel guides

Our Southeast Asia specialists have been visiting the region for decades and have built up a wealth of collective experience. In these travel guides, they share their thoughts on how to make the most of your time, offering tips based on their personal explorations. Whether you want to climb Indonesia’s volcanoes, cruise around the karst outcrops of Halong Bay or trace how colonialism has shaped the region’s megacities, we aim to let you know what to expect.

Our travel guides make a good starting point when planning your trip and can help you discover anything from Singapore’s Michelin-starred street stall to Hindu festivals, Khmer temples and the beaches and rainforests of Thailand.

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Ideas for how to explore Southeast Asia

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Southeast Asia. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Sunset upon return to Indochina Sails Junk, Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Indochina cruises

    Southeast Asia specialist Mark shares his cruising in Indochina highlights. Picking his favourite ways to travel down the Mekong through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, as well as taking in the limestone karsts of Halong Bay, and the local culture and landscapes along the Red River and on Lake Tonle Sap.

  • Hanoi,Vietnam

    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.

  • Views on boat to Chiang Rai

    Crossing the border: multi-country trips through Southeast Asia

    The typography of Southeast Asia allows you to travel across borders, on trips that cover not just multiple countries, but a variety of experiences, cultures and landscapes. Our Southeast Asia specialists give their take on five of the most interesting pairings.

  • Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Asia's best city & beach combinations

    Twin a beach stay with time in a city and you’ve got a trip of real contrasts. Asia’s mix of high-rise metropolises and swathes of beach lends itself to some particularly intriguing combinations. Our Hidden Beaches specialists have chosen their top coastal locations to pair with Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thai street food

    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.

  • Young monks studying the bas reilief, Angkor Wat

    UNESCO sites of Indochina

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was set up to protect culturally important sites from around the world. Here, we focus on eight sites in Indochina.

  • 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.

  • Lady of the Akha tribe, Laos

    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.

  • Elephant Sanctuary Visit - Half Day, Chiang Rai

    Southeast Asia: our responsible approach

    Helping you journey responsibly is a core part of our ethos. Read more about how we do this across Southeast Asia, from plastic reduction and community support, to animal welfare and marine conservation.

  • Khmer man resting at Angkor Wat

    Ancient civilisations: The Khmer Empire

    Discover the culture and history of a country on a tailor-made trip, with visits to explore famous sites and others not quite so well known but equally impressive.