This 73-day overland tour is operated by Oasis Overland.
This expedition starts in Xi’an, China and travels via Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia before finishing in the ultra-modern metropolis of Singapore. From the hustle and bustle of some of South East Asia’s most dynamic and modern cities to the isolation and tranquility of its unspoilt beaches and rainforest, this local transport trip takes in many of Indochina’s iconic highlights, while also uncovering some unknown gems well off the backpacker trail.
Is this trip for me?
If you have decided that overlanding is for you, but just need to know which trip will best suit you, here are some things to think about:
Accommodation – this trip is 100% accommodation (no camping), so this is a great trip for you if you aren’t too keen on camping. Accommodation varies, it is usually hotel style accommodation on a twin-sharing basis, however hostels (dorms) are also used – note it may be possible to upgrade to a private room at your cost if preferred.
Weather – South East Asia has a tropical climate and you can expect hot and humid conditions during this overland tour.
Nature vs Culture – If you love vibrant cities, visiting historical ruins, trying new foods and relaxing on the beach then this is a great trip for you! In Indonesia you will also get the chance to immerse yourself in nature with jungle treks and wildlife viewing.
Luggage – this trip uses a variety of transport from buses to trains, long tail boats to tuk-tuks. Your tour leader will make all the arrangements so it is nice and easy for you to travel around, but it is worth noting that the less luggage you can have with you, the better, as you will need to carry it with you on and off all the different transport modes. The maximum weight is 20kg for your rucksack/backpack plus a day bag, but if you can reduce your backpack weight below this you will be ahead of the game! The weather will be hot when you are travelling through, so no need to pack bulky coats!
To find out more about overlanding in general, be sure to visit our Overlanding page.