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Experts in tailor-made holidays to Southeast Asia

Experts in tailor-made holidays 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 traveller 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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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 favourite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

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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.

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.

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.

Baby orangutan, Malaysian Borneo

Seeing orangutans: Indonesia or Borneo?

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 holiday, the first question is which country to choose?

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.

Intricate stone carvings at Angkor

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.

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