Southeast Asia Holidays
Blessed with tropical weather year-round, an abundance of spectacular beaches, mountains and rainforests as well as delicious cuisine and hospitable people, Southeast Asia has quickly become one of the most popular tourist destinations with good reason.
Culturally, the region is a melting pot of Indian, Chinese and European influences that have resulted in an eclectic mix of food, religion and customs. The majority of the countries within the region are also incredibly affordable to travel around in, and consistently attract traveller’s seeking month long adventure-packed journeys as well as weekenders looking to revel in some of the world’s most exotic nightclubs.
Families and couples looking for luxurious tropical getaways will have to look no further than the wooden chalets that make up the beach resorts of Bali and Phuket. City centers such as Bangkok, Singapore and Brunei boast an exceptional range of international high-end boutiques as well as street markets in most tourist hotspots. For those who love outdoor activities, opportunities to scuba dive amongst the beautiful tropical reefs of Sipadan or trek the lush rainforests of Borneo will have an abundance of options. In Ho Chi Minh city, many take the time to learn how to make well-known Vietnamese dishes such as pho.
Regionally, Thailand remains the most popular destination and offers a wide variety of holiday experiences for travellers. While cosmopolitan Bangkok remains the most popular holiday destination, heading north to the countryside cities of Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai with its ornately decorated temples, elephant jungle tours and traditionally handcrafted goods will be just as rewarding. From the rolling rice paddy fields of Java to the breathtaking limestone cliffs of Ha Long Bay, Southeast Asia is a spiritual wonderland linked by some of the world’s most fascinating cities and bustling beach hotspots.