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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. 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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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 voluntour
Thailand Voluntour
This Voluntour trip lets you combine a time in Bangkok and Koh Phangan and a week staying in an elephant village. On this voluntour you'll experience the Thailand's highlights including world famous beach parties and learning to cook traditional thai dishes and yoga sessions. You'll also be helping the local community to plant harvest crops for elephants and feeding them.

 

Includes: Airport pick up and all transfers, accommodation and some meals.

From £788​
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Vietnam on a Shoestring
Vietnam on a Shoestring | 12 days
Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll visit Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Huế, Hanoi and Ha Long over 12 days.

On this tour you'll explore the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, soak of the tranquility of the beaches, discover Hue's citadels and pagodas and explore the magnificent caves of Phong Nha.

 

Includes: Accommodation (twin share hotel, hostel and sleep train), some meals, transport.

Depending on travel dates there are two itineraries available.

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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.
ASIA

Indonesian Island Hopper

Bali > Nusa Lembongan > Gili Trewangan > Candidasa > Canggu

from £760

14 days

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ASIA

Best of Borneo

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

From £1,413

12 days

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ASIA

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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