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Southeast Asia

UNEARTH THE TREASURES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

The countries of Southeast Asia offer a wealth of cultural and adventurous holiday options. The bustling city of Bangkok, the spectacular ruins of Angkor Wat, the jungle covered hills of Vietnam, and the many tranquil islands and colourful coral reefs are just a taste of what's on offer.

Thailand welcomes millions of tourists every year, with most drawn to the idyllic islands & beaches of the south and the colourful sights and sounds of Bangkok. However, there is much more to offer, including historical sites, wildlife parks, jungle treks and cultural encounters. Getting off the tourist trail in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos will offer a rewarding experience, and all these countries combine well into longer multi-stop itineraries. The crowded and fascinating city of Singapore is steeped in history makes an ideal stopover en route. The beautiful spice islands of Indonesia are perfect for a relaxing beach based holiday with enough interesting sights and activities to keep the more adventurous traveller occupied. These include scuba diving the coral reefs, wandering the chaotic city streets or trekking inland in search of wildlife and mountain views.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 25th of May 2019
Vietnam Encounters
£999 View Tour
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 29th of Jun 2019
Vietnam Encounters
£999 View Tour
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 20th of Jul 2019
Vietnam Encounters
£999 View Tour
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 10th of Aug 2019
Vietnam Encounters
£999 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 21st of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 22nd of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 23rd of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 24th of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 21st of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 22nd of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 23rd of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 24th of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
£1029 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 25th of May 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 29th of Jun 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 20th of Jul 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 10th of Aug 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
£1799 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 4th of Jun 2019
Cambodia Encounters
£699 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 9th of Jul 2019
Cambodia Encounters
£699 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 30th of Jul 2019
Cambodia Encounters
£699 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 20th of Aug 2019
Cambodia Encounters
£699 View Tour

Southeast Asia TOURS

Thai Spice

This 7-day tour exploring the major sights of Bangkok and the surrounding area is the perfect introduction to beautiful Thailand. Visit the Grand Palace, floating markets and the historical sites of Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya.

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Price

Tailor-made

7

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On Request


Jungles & Beaches

The perfect introduction to Thailand, this 11-day tour starts in bustling Bangkok, heads south to explore the rainforests of Khao Sok National Park staying in tree & rafthouses, before ending on the party island of Ko Samui.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

11

From

On Request


Thailand Encounters

This 12-day tour through Thailand as we explore the capital Bangkok, discover the historical sites of Kanchanaburi & Ayutthaya before heading north to enjoy a jungle trek & bamboo raft through hill tribe villages.

Type

Days

Price

Tailor-made

12

From

On Request


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS Southeast Asia

Waleed our tour guide was beyond fabulous and catered for everyone's needs, nothing was too much for him. The service and information provided prior to the holiday was of an excellent standard and set the scene for the holiday. Being met at the airport upon arrival calmed everyone's nerves and set the standard of support for the remainder of the holiday.
A little rough and ready in places, overnight train and sleeping on the felucca, but still these and others are experiences that I would never have normally opted for but I am glad I did as I completely enjoyed them. The optional balloon ride, even if you are frightened of heights, like me, is a must.

Customer service was excellent. Every time I sent an email, I received a response very quickly. I took a trip last year and had to continually contact the company for responses, so getting detailed answers quickly was great and appreciated. In all honesty, not getting ignored after paying is a sign of a great company that cares about their client.
I enjoyed the trip. Only issue is that the tour guide changed a part of the trip because he didn't want us to do something. Not the fault of encounters. But otherwise the trip was great. I would like to say that travelling from Fez to Marrakech should be on a plane or train. Driving was too long and wasted a day.


The tour well and truly exceeded our expectations. Credit definitely needs to be given to Prakesh, our guide, who was very knowledgable, funny and a pleasure to spend two weeks with. Ishwor, our porter, was also great! We had the time of our lives :-)

The responses were quick when I had a question and there was helpful suggestions along the way.
The tour guides were amazing! They really wanted to show off Morocco and its deep history. The one draw back was the food. It was not what I expected and I feel like we could have had better. Overall everything was great and I couldn't have been more happy with my experience.

Anthony was very helpful when we added on days in Jordan both before and after our tour and also offered border crossing advice. We'd definitely use Encounters Travel again.
Our guide Salah was excellent throughout the tour, tour bus was very good as well. Only minor problem was with our Amman hotel, which was a bit out of the way, but that's the downside of chosing a 'shoestring' holiday.

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