Southeast Asia is a colourful area of great contrasts, from rural villages and French Colonial cities to modern skylines. On this active tour we will see spectacular scenery, magnificent temples and ancient monuments in a variety of architectural styles. In all of the countries we visit, open-air markets and villages with their unique culture and traditions thrive along the rivers, surrounded by incredibly lush vegetation.
Vietnam stretches from the misty mountains on the Chinese border to the lush tropical Mekong Delta. One of the most beautiful countries in Asia, the land remains relatively unspoiled and the people are extremely friendly, especially to visitors. The scenery, cuisine and history all make this country a fascinating and delightful destination.
Cambodia is another recently opened country of wondrous beauty. Not yet as advanced as Thailand or Vietnam, Cambodia does offer several architectural wonders of its own, the most famous being the many temples in and around the 12th century Angkor Wat. Once a huge city and the capital of Khmer Empire, it is now one of the “Wonders of the Ancient World”.
Laos is a mountainous and landlocked country that has long been isolated from the outside world, and because it remains untouched by the stress of modern demands you will experience here a laid-back, simpler way of life. Laos offers pristine landscapes, century-old traditions and a rich cultural heritage. Much of its beauty lies in the peacefulness and warmth of the people who have lived much the same way for hundreds of years.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Asia must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.