China

  • See the impressive Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu and experience the unique “Face Changing Opera”
  • Explore the southern Chinese cities of Kunming and Jinghong

Laos

  • Head off on a kayak, mountain bike or on foot to explore the lush surroundings of Luang Namtha, and enjoy your first experience of Laos’ relaxed, friendly vibe
  • Stay in a simple hut overlooking a tributary of the Mekong River, and take a walk through the forest to the waterfall
  • Explore the vibrant night market in Luang Prabang, or get up early to see the monks receiving alms. Plenty of adventure activities here as well!
  • See the remnants of the French influence in Vientiane, Laos’ capital, which even has it’s own “Arc de Triomphe”
  • Take an exhilarating long boat ride through the impressive Phu Hin Bun caves
  • Enjoy a sunset drink by the river in Savannakhet

Vietnam

  • Explore the wonderful citadel in Hue, or take a bike ride to the beach
  • Wander the streets of Hoi An, have some clothes made, or take a cooking course in this wonderful town
  • Relax on the beach, and enjoy a beach BBQ and swimming with the phosphorescence in the evenings
  • Enjoy crazy, vibrant Ho Chi Minh City

Cambodia

  • Explore the edgy town of Phnom Penh, enjoy a drink overlooking the river in the Foreign Correspondent’s Club
  • Take a harrowing, but important, tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields
  • Wander the streets of Battambang town, a sleepy enclave
  • Take a boat trip to Siem Reap via Tonle Sap Lake with its floating houses, churches and even pig pens
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the incredible Angkor Wat temple complex, a true wonder of the world

Thailand

  • Explore the vibrant city of Bangkok, take a massage, party in Khao San Road, enjoy fantastic Thai food from street stalls or put on your glad rags and head up to one of the fancy roof top bars
  • Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and maybe take a cooking course in Kanchanaburi
  • Enjoy a week on Ko Samui or Ko Pha Ngan to do as you please! Stay in a simple beachside hut or treat yourself to a bit of luxury, it’s up to you. A perfect time to go diving, explore the interior of the islands in a jeep or just relax and enjoy this “holiday within a holiday”

Malaysia

  • Explore the diverse culinary scene of Penang, as well as the colonial architecture of this former British enclave
  • Go snorkelling with turtles and (harmless) reef sharks on the stunning Perhentian Islands
  • Be impressed by the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, or get lost in one of the mega malls, some of which even have their own rollercoasters!
  • Visit the maritime museum or take a walk to the top of St John’s Hill in Penang, don’t forget to take a ride in one of the garishly decorated cycle-carts

Indonesia

  • Stay on the beautiful Samosir Island in the middle of Lake Toba and visit the traditional Batik houses
  • Take a hike through the jungle, see the wonderful endangered orang-utans in the wild, and enjoy a relaxing river tube ride back home
  • Explore the mosques and museums of Medan

Singapore

  • Explore the Lion City with its incredible architecture, world-renowned zoo, urban parks and delicious food markets
  • Celebrate the end of an epic journey with a Singapore Sling at Raffles!

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