SOUTH EAST ASIA
The people are warm and friendly and the scenery breath taking.
Surrounded by mystery and mystic, a kaleidoscope of ancient temples, pristine beaches and tropical rainforests, South Eastern Asia is a land rich in diverse races and culture.
If your preference is to be out and about, exploring the country you are visiting, then this could be the destination of choice for you. Go even further and try a multi-centre holiday, travel between destinations - in Asia it is quick and convenient giving the traveller the advantage of enjoying a variety of different experiences, the combination of resorts is almost limitless. If ‘flying and flopping’ is not your thing, then give us a ring.
A country with a rich cultural tradition with a wonderful combination of ornate temples, ancient pagodas, exotic beaches, bustling cities and ‘colourful’ nightlife. Bangkok is most people’s first introduction to Thailand, a vibrant city where you can experience the floating market, the elegant Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha, drift along the canals in a longtail boat or soak up the atmosphere of the nightlife of Bangkok. Love it or hate it, you really must see it!
Thailand’s second city, Chaing Mai together with Chaing Rai, form part of the Golden Triangle offering a very different experience from the rest of Thailand. Here the lush jungle scenery gives way to the hill tribe villages, the elephant treks and longtail boat trips offer a genuine insight to the real Thailand.
For those seeking a little relaxation, then head for islands and the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea, find your dream hideaway where you can soak up the sun and take in the island vibes – with so many to choose from it can be difficult to pick the perfect one.
With direct flights now available from London to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, formerly one of Asia’s best kept secrets, has well and truly opened it’s doors for the world to see – and see it you should. Intriguing, magical and fascinating. The capital city of Hanoi retains its elegance and charm reflected in the fine colonial buildings and tree lined boulevards, this is the staring point for your Vietnam itinerary and gateway to the famed Halong Bay, where jutting limestone pinnacles create a picture perfect scene. Inland to the country’s interior lies mountainous landscapes that separate the north from the southern beaches and the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh, often still referred to as Saigon and is the cultural heart of the nation. A busy mix of street markets, gilded pagodas, shops and restaurants, best seen on a cyclo tour of the city where the country’s turbulent past is revealed.
There is much to see and discover in Malaysia, it boasts a unique and diverse culture of people, Malays, Chinese, Indian and European groups all live in harmony with each other. Direct flights operate from the UK on daily basis and the journey takes approximately 13 hours. Peninsular Malaysia is the more developed of the country’s two regions and is home to the ever-developing
City of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Borneo(the states of Sabah and Sarawak) on the other hand are a must see and are particularly famous for the resident orang-utans. Malaysia lies in the heart of South East Asia on one of the world’s most ancient and important trade routes. From rice paddies to tea plantations, from vibrant cities to wild forested landscapes, from pristine beaches and five star resorts Malaysia provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable holiday.
Also known as Myanmar, a journey into this magical land is a journey into a bygone era, a journey into the Asia of old. Dominated by lush mountain slopes and alpine forests in the north to steamy jungles in the south. Bordering Thailand, India, Laos, Bangladesh and China the population is very diverse with many ethnic groups. After years of self imposed isolation the tourism boycott has been lifted and is now positively encouraged in small groups. The chance is now available to visit this spellbinding country whilst tourism is in its infancy and the opportunity should not be missed. Burma remains largely undiscovered and undeveloped. Visit the famous cities of Rangoon and Mandalay, float effortlessly over Bagan in a hot air balloon, or take a slow boat up the Irrawaddy to Royal Mandalay. Visitors to Burma are venture off the well-trodden tourist tracks and are rewarded with a very special travel experience.