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Southeast Asia travel guide

From the pulse-pounding streets of Bangkok to the winding Mekong river, and from the captivating temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, to the blissful beaches of the Philippines – Southeast Asia truly is a thrill to the senses. Its sights, sounds, colours and flavours will stay with you forever - and keep you coming back time and time again. Want a piece of the action? Let us take you there, one country at a time…

TOP PICK: THAILAND

Probably the most visited country in Southeast Asia, Thailand has it all: luxury island retreats and humbling hill tribe homestays, ancient culture, and neon lights. Whatever your style of travel, whether you’re more backpacker or glampacker, you’re sure to find your place in Thailand, and an island, volunteering project or tour that suits you. Plan your escape now, with our Thailand travel guide.
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Other places to visit in Southeast Asia...

If you want dazzling cities, Southeast Asia's got them. James Bond style islands? No problem. Hilltops and rice paddies, you can throw a few of those in too. With such a large and varied area it’s difficult to decide on the best places – there are just too many amazing options - but the best thing about Southeast Asia the ease of travel, meaning you can tick more than one country off in a single visit! Here are a few ideas to start you off with...
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Vietnam

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Cambodia

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Bali & Indonesia

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The Philippines

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Laos

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Malaysia & Borneo

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Singapore

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Adventure tours in Southeast Asia

Indochina Discovery
Indochina Discovery | 30 days
Leave no stone unturned in the cities, temples, rainforests and spiritual havens of the Indochina route in Southeast Asia. Knock your senses for six in bustling markets and hit the highlights by boat, bus and tuk tuk. Visit tropical Thailand, cultural Cambodia, historical Vietnam and charming Laos on this 30-day trip.

 

Includes: Accommodation (simple hotels, hostels, and homestays), two nights on a sleeper train, 21 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, transport, a Chief Experience Officer and local tour guides throughout.  

From £1,749
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thailand and cambodia volunteer
Thailand & Cambodia Voluntour | 21 days
This Voluntour trip lets you dip your toes in three seperate projects around Bangkok and Surin; a real winner if you are after variety as well as a fulfilling experience. Your final project will be at the elephant village near Surin with a lot of fun guaranteed. Reward your efforts with a cycle tour around the otherwordly Angkor Wat.

 

Includes: Aiport pick up (Bangkok only), all accommodation, transfers, four breakfasts, materials needed for project work, your tour guide.

From £1,009
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Asian Adventure tour
Asian Adventure | 16 days
Starting in Bangkok, you'll soak up culture, architecture and delicious flavours around Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, and Ayutthaya before drifting through Loas' idyllic waterfalls, temples, rivers and jungles. After your fill of paradise, it's on to Cambodia for moving history and of course, Angkor Wat. 

 

Includes: Accommodation (hotels and guest houses, plus one night in a Chinese-style junk boat), overnight sleeper train, 22 meals, air-conditioned transport and your Contiki Trip Manager. 

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Tailor make your world, your way

With INDI tailor made you have the flexibility and control to create your own adventure across South East Asia, exactly how you like it. Plan a totally bespoke itinerary, or simply add to one of our sample itineraries.
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Indonesian Island Hopper

Bali > Nusa Lembongan > Gili Trewangan > Candidasa > Canggu

from £760

14 days

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Best of Borneo

Kota Kinabalu > Sepilok Nature Resort > Turtle Island > Bilit Rainforest > Gaya Island

From £1,413

12 days

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Cambodia & Vietnam Explorer

Phnon Penh > Siem Reap > Sihanoukville > Ho Chi Minh City > Hue > Hoi An > Hanoi > Halong Bay > Hanoi

from £1,158

14 days

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Get inspired with some of our blog posts on South East Asia!

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There are tribes in Malaysia that will out-headdress even the most seasoned festival-goer, and in Indonesia, there's an island ruled by dragons.

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