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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
US$1529 View Tour
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 29th of Jun 2019
Vietnam Encounters
US$1529 View Tour
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 20th of Jul 2019
Vietnam Encounters
US$1529 View Tour
Vietnam Encounters Vietnam 11 10th of Aug 2019
Vietnam Encounters
US$1529 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 25th of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 26th of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 27th of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
North Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 8 28th of May 2019
North Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 25th of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 26th of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 27th of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
South Vietnam Explorer Vietnam 7 28th of May 2019
South Vietnam Explorer
US$1579 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 25th of May 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
US$2669 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 29th of Jun 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
US$2669 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 20th of Jul 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
US$2669 View Tour
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters Vietnam 16 10th of Aug 2019
Vietnam & Cambodia Encounters
US$2669 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 4th of Jun 2019
Cambodia Encounters
US$1039 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 9th of Jul 2019
Cambodia Encounters
US$1039 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 30th of Jul 2019
Cambodia Encounters
US$1039 View Tour
Cambodia Encounters Cambodia 6 20th of Aug 2019
Cambodia Encounters
US$1039 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

The Encounters team was supportive and on time with everything - good to work with.
This was a good package for the budget and time. Many of the cultural stops were tied into local artisans, this can good and bad, dependng on how you react to a potential sales pitch after. The desert camp was outstanding. We traveled in a group of 6 which we good, but they said it could be as high as 25 - that would be a downer.

I found your service very good but I think that you should provide a more personalised pre tour info email. Apart from that very good. I had a query which was responded to and resolved very quickly and efficiently.
The driver and guide on our tour were both excellent and my whole party very much enjoy the tour. The hotels are not very central which particularly in Marrakesh made free time sightseeing especially at night less appealing. That would be my suggestion to make it perfect but it was excellent overall.

My dealings with Encounters were all excellent however there must have been a breakdown with Fez Travel as we weren't expected at Istanbul Airport and our guide was unaware we were leaving the tour a day early.( A Fez Travel rep eventually turned up and we were taken to our hotel so it was sorted.)
The tour was well organized and the tour guide and driver were excellent. Being a small group everything ran smoothly.Really appreciated the cold water being provided on the bus as we had some warm days.

This trip was about the same price as competitors but Encounters included the transfers and many meals. Some people may prefer to travel in local buses and stay in small hotels, but Encounters offers a more luxurious experience. On long hot days, the air con on the coach kept me going and I was delighted to take a swim in the hotel pool. The guide was brilliant, funny and engaging and managed to squeeze in some bonus excursions too.
Turkey was much greener and more modern than I expected. The historic sites were impressive and the tour went at the right pace. The hotels were all good quality, in good locations and had some impressive buffets. Of course there are plenty of ancient ruins, but each tells a different story so there were plenty of wow factors. My only regret was not giving myself more time in Istanbul.

Very efficient service, easy to book and answered all our questions and concerns thoroughly. Simple to book and good price. Changed suggestions to suit our needs and checked at each hotel that the booking we requested (2 joining rooms) was actually made in reality. Good introductory overview of Egypt on first morning too.
The welcome agent and drivers were excellent in Egypt. The Egyptologist guides superb, especially with including our two children, aged 7 and 9 years. We had a private family tour as went March 2014 when few tourists were visiting Egypt but found everywhere safe and everyone so friendly.

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