Trips to Southeast Asia
Vang Vieng EscapadeOnce known chiefly for its raucous backpacker scene, the pretty town of Vang Vieng is now coming into its own as a haven for rest and recreation. This satisfying escape exposes visitors to the full array of attractions in the local vicinity. Highlights of the tour include Tham Chang Cave and a Lao cookery class at Vang Vieng Organic Farm.
Discover Northeastern VietnamGet back to nature in Cao Bang. Be surrounded by stunning landscapes where lush mountains conceal cascading waterfalls and impressive limestone grottoes. Explore hill tribe villages untouched by the modern world and soak up the tranquillity of this spectacular and remote province.
Ijen Crater & Mt. Bromo AdventureThe trek up Mount Ijen leads you to a spectacular view point for the eerie turquoise crater lake. Wafts of multi-coloured smoke drift upwards from beneath you and all along the shoreline are bright yellow sulphur deposits creating a barren but beautiful landscape. The smoking Mount Bromo, best viewed at sunrise, has to be one of the most breathtaking views one will ever see.
Mount Ramelau Summit Hike | Highest Peak on Timor LesteMt Ramelau at 2,963m is the highest mountain in Timor-Leste. On a typical day its peak floats above the clouds providing the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises over the north and south coasts. Trekking to the summit takes about 3 hours from the highland village of Hato Builiko.
Festive Mandalay | Oct 22-26, 2018 | MyanmarVisit Kyauk Se in Mandalay and join the locals in celebrating 'Swun Daw Gyi Pwe' or the 'Food Offering Festival' at one of the city's most festive times during the year. Explore the former capital with a visit to its most revered pagodas, Shwenandaw Monastery and Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views across the city. Festival trip dates, ex-Singapore, are from Oct 03-07, 2018.
Northern Laos AdventureExplore the incredible countryside and cultures of Northern Laos with this incredible 5-day itinerary. Starting from the country’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed former royal capital, Luang Prabang, visitors are taken on a journey through lush landscapes, across soaring mountains, and to colourful villages, to get a true taste of this unspoiled land.
Toraja ExplorerVisitors to Tana Toraja are either attracted by its unique culture and rituals, most of which are centered around graves and death ceremonies while others prefer to avoid the morbid images and go trekking through the spectacular, almost untouched Toraja countryside visiting remote villages, or exhilarate in rafting the Sa’dan river rapids.
Flores & Komodo: Rinca Trails & Kelimutu LakesThe exploration of Flores’ beautiful lakes is an ideal introduction to the island and the perfect addition to a Komodo Island tour. A full day boat trip then takes you to Komodo and Rinca Islands where you will see the fascinating Komodo dragons and other exotic wildlife in their natural environment.
Riding the Northwest Mountains of VietnamStarting in Hanoi, we take the train to the scenic hill-station of Sapa and ride the amazing mountain trails around Fansipan, Indochina's highest peak, before riding over a 2 km high mountain pass, the first of many. This tour goes to a part of Vietnam where few foreigners ever venture and you’ll be amazed at the colourful clothing of the many ethnic tribes as you ride through valleys and river gorges to Dien Bien Phu.
Northwest Vietnam AdventureVietnam’s northern mountain ranges are breathtakingly beautiful, rich in cultural diversity and great fun to explore. Travel along roads snaking through high passes and through fertile valleys, see incredible rice terraces, visit colourful hill tribe markets and check out some of the areas historic sites.
Java Explorer – Temples, Plantations & VolcanoesThis week-long programme focus on two of Indonesia’s most iconic features: temples and volcanos. Traveling overland from Jogjakarta to the island’s east coast, you’ll visit Borobudur, Prambanan and temples along the central plateau as well as Mount Bromo. The journey winds through tea and coffee plantations and rural villages, providing views of some of Java’s most beautiful areas.
Essential Myanmar – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle LakeTake a whirlwind trip to Myanmar’s highlights. Gaze upon ancient pagodas in Bagan and explore Inle Lake’s scenic waters. Delve into Myanmar’s spiritual traditions in Mandalay and be enchanted by Yangon’s blend of old and new. This is the ideal introduction to one of Asia’s most remarkable countries.
North Vietnam Explorer – Ha Giang and The Far NorthTake an epic road trip across the ‘Roof of Vietnam’ where spectacular scenery abounds. Rub shoulders with members of ethnic hilltribes at vibrant markets and catch glimpses of their traditional customs. Traveling over high mountain passes and spectacular valleys, this trip has more than its fair share of awe-inspiring moments.
Biking Southern LaosOur Biking Southern Laos cycling tour is a sojourn along the Mekong River to the former colonial outpost of Champasak, the serene beauty of Si Phan Don and the rich fertile lands of the coffee growing Bolevan Plateau. From the natural attractions of amazing waterfalls to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and to the cultural Khmer temples of Wat Phu, this tour explores the quiet back roads of Southern Laos. Trip prices valid until Dec 23, 2018.
Burma Biking AdventureOn this 14-day journey we explore central Burma, traveling from the Irrawaddy River plain up to the Shan Plateau and all along we will be greeted by warm, friendly people few tourists get to meet. From the heights of Mt. Popa we cycle down to the ancient city of Bagan and cycle amongst the temples dominating a river valley that once formed the centre of a great and deeply religious empire. Trip prices valid until Dec 31, 2015.