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Southeast Asia Travel Guide

Southeast Asia Travel Guide

By Ruby ZhaoUpdated Jul. 6, 2022

Southeast Asia welcomes you! SE Asia consists of 11 countries, and they're conveniently connected together by 1–3-hour flights. More than 95% of travelers choose to visit 2–3 SE Asian countries in one trip.

Why Visit Southeast Asia?

Are you longing for an exotic vacation? A 10–30-day trip to Southeast Asia will fulfill your dreams for a tropical travel experience with its sunny beaches, verdant jungles, adorable elephants, charming old towns, dynamic metropolises, diverse tasty foods, traditional floating markets, and mysterious temple complexes.

Beautiful Beaches
Beautiful Beaches

Southeast Asia is home to some of the best beaches in the world (white sand, crystal-clear waters, exciting or relaxing nightlife...)

A Sweeping Variety of Cuisines
A Sweeping Variety of Cuisines

Colorful curries in Thailand, delightful pho in Vietnam, laksa in Singapore...

Exotic Massages and Spa Treatments
Exotic Massages and Spa Treatments

Thai massage, Vietnamese massage, Balinese massage in Indonesia...

Incredible Wildlife
Incredible Wildlife

Visit elephants in Thailand, see orangutans in Malaysia, say hello to monkeys in Indonesia...

Unique Festivals
Unique Festivals

Experience Songkran and Loy Krathong in Thailand, attend Nyepi in Bali, enjoy Tet in Vietnam...

Tons of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Tons of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Luang Prabang in Laos, Halong Bay in Vietnam...

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Popular Southeast Asia Tour Packages

The suggested itineraries below are the top recommendations for your first Southeast Asia tour. Your 1:1 travel advisor will be happy to tailor-make a private package for you — enjoy a SE Asia tour that's uniquely your own!

14-Day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Tour

14-Day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Tour

Cruise in the Halong Bay, touch the Angkor Wat, offer alms to the monks, and bath an elephant.
17-Day Unique Indochina Tour

17-Day Unique Indochina Tour

Discover Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos
12-Day Essential Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

12-Day Essential Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

The attractive Hanoi, picturesque Halong Bay, historical Siem Reap, and beautiful Phuket
14-Day Classic Vietnam and Thailand Tour

14-Day Classic Vietnam and Thailand Tour

Visit the bustling cities and floating markets in Thailand, and to the historic sites and natural wonders in Vietnam
11-Day Best of Thailand and Cambodia Tour

11-Day Best of Thailand and Cambodia Tour

View the Angkor Wat and learn the Thai cuisine, enjoy the wonderful beaches in Phuket
12-Day Laos to Vietnam Tour

12-Day Laos to Vietnam Tour

Experience Laos' religious treasures. Discover the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
19-Day Highlights of  Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

19-Day Highlights of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Historical treasures, bustling floating markets, vibrant metropolis, idyllic countryside, and green jungle
12-Day Cambodia and Vietnam Highlights

12-Day Cambodia and Vietnam Highlights

Walk with a schoolar at Angkor Wat. Enjoy the cruise of a Halong Bay.

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Top Travel Destinations in Southeast Asia

Here we have selected the top 6 destinations in Thailand, including its main cities — Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai; and its pristine beaches and islands — Phuket, Ko Samui and Krabi. Most visitors enter Thailand via Bangkok, continuing their trip to the old Lanna capitals of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and ending their trip on the east coast at Ko Samui.

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