Asia Tours

Got itchy feet, but not much dosh? Well, scratch that itch, because holidays in Asia don't cost an arm and leg. Or an itchy foot. Whatever you'd like to see and do in Asia, Student Flights has stacks of affordable tour packages.

See the exotic sights of Asia

If you're the kind of traveller who likes to visit a few countries on each trip, Indochina tours are perfect for you. Indochina tours will take you to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia.

A great way to see all these countries is with Indochina Odyssey tours – they've got more Indochina tours than you can think of! And, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, you can even have a customised South East Asia tour created.

Student Flights also has some sweet tour packages to Vietnam's 'rice basket' – the Mekong Delta. Here, you can explore quaint riverside villages, taste exotic fruits from the Mekong's floating markets and get to know the super-friendly locals by choosing a homestay as your accommodation. If you want a taste of the real Vietnam, Mekong Delta tours are definitely for you.

And if you're a keen golfer, perhaps the One Asia tour is your cup of green tea. One Asia is all about making the most of playing opportunities for the best golfers in the Asia Pacific. It's a great alternative to the PGA Tour or European Tour. So if you're looking at taking an Asian golf tour, the One Asia golf tour might be just the tour for you to follow.

For all the goss on what's happening in Asia now, the lowdown on the best Indochina tours, South East Asia tours, Mekong Delta tours and Asian golf tours, call Student Flights. We've always got sweet deals on stacks of other Asian tours including Asian Quest and Asia Discovery and Contiki Asia tours too! Whatever Asia tours you're looking for, give Student Flights a call now on 1800 046 462.

Asia Tour Holiday Packages

  • WAS $740*, NOW $629*, SAVE $111*

    Cambodia Discovery, 12 Days, SAVE $111*

    from $629*

    • 12 day small group tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 1 night accommodation Homestay.
    • 10 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
    • Services of an Intrepid's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by Bus, Ferry, Private minibus, Private vehicle.
    • WAS $740*, NOW $629*, SAVE $111*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh - Kompong Cham - Siem Reap/Angkor Wat - Bangkok

    Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
    Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi
    Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

    Day 2 Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.

    Day 3 Homestay
    Sitting close to the greenery and beauty of the Kirirom National Park, Chambok provides serenity, an abundance of nature and a taste of traditional Khmer life.

    Days 4-5 Sihanoukville
    Sihanoukville - or Kompong Som to locals - is a small port town with long stretches of beach and beautiful, sleepy islands just off the coast.

    Day 6 Phnom Penh
    Sitting on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is buzzing with modern life, while still retaining some of its French Colonial heritage.

    Day 7 Kompong Cham
    Situated on the mighty Mekong, Kompong Cham retains the charm of traditional Cambodia. Sit back and relax into its peaceful nature, French flavour and Khmer heritage.

    Days 8-10 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
    A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.

    Days 11-12 Bangkok
    Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

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  • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*

    Explore Vietnam, 11 Days, SAVE $123*

    from $697*

    • 11 day small group tour departing Hanoi.
    • 8 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 2 nights accommodation on an overnight sleeper train.
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
    • Activities: Bike hire in Hue, Boat, charter, Hue, Perfume River (Mr Tran Tan), Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison, Hanoi - Temple of Literature, HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels, Hoi An - Ancient town, Hue - Royal tomb, Mr Luong Nha Trang full day boat trip - Hon Mun.
    • Services of an Intrepid's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by an overnight sleeper train.
    • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

    Days 1-2 Hanoi
    Arrive early to explore the chaotic capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is an alluring city of contrasts, best discovered on foot. Walk along Hanoi's pagoda-studded lake and perhaps visit some of its rich cultural sights.

    Day 3 Hue
    As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

    Days 4-5 Hoi An
    Indulge in the riverside delights of beautiful Hoi An. Quaint, yet with an air of French chic, spend some time meandering around the Old Town of this graceful city. Famous for its quality tailors, why not get measured up for a suit, dress or a new pair of leather shoes - with a turn around of 24 hours, it would be mad not to make the most of this shopping paradise.

    Days 6-8 Nha Trang
    Time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the beautiful coastal town of Nha Trang. Grab a snorkel and head out to sea in search of crabs, seahorses and the rare zebra moray eel. Otherwise spend the day on land, worshipping the sun, eating fresh seafood and resting up before another ride on the Reunification Express, headed for Ho Chi Minh.

    Days 9-11 Ho Chi Minh City
    Hectic, gritty and full of surprises, explore Ho Chi Minh City with a local to discover the secrets of this bubbly metropolis. Perhaps head to the Cu Chi Tunnels for an intriguing history lesson on Vietnamese guerrilla warfare tactics, before taking a trip to the War Remnants Museum. For a little rest and relaxation, why not head to a local pho house for a bowl of slurpy broth, or sit back and watch the world go by from a terraced balcony with a refreshing Vietnamese ice coffee in hand

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  • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*

    It's a Jungle Out There, 12 Days, SAVE $123*

    from $697*

    • 12 day small group tour departing Bangkok.
    • 1 night accommodation homestay.
    • 10 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • Free time to explore Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, the temples of Angkor and Bangkok.
    • Local homestay experience in Cambodia.
    • Services of a Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by Private bus, Public bus.
    • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok - Siem Reap - Kompong Cham - Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Ho Chi Minh City

    DAY 1: BANGKOK
    Attend a weclome meeting at 6pm. Arrive early and take a short walking tour and visit some of Bangkok's most famous sights, including the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Shop for bargains, eat in exotic restaurants and perhaps hit some bars or nightclubs.

    DAY 2-4: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
    It's the one you've all been waiting for - Angkor Wat. Best bits: sunset at Phnom Bakheng, Elephant Terrace, Bayon and Ta Prohm (the Tomb Raider one).

    DAY 5: KOMPONG CHAM
    Kampong Cham. A strong name, for a strong location. Visit Ko Paen Island for a bike ride or explore some ancient mountain temples. Both activities are equal levels of awesome. Travel by public bus to Kampong Cham (approx 4 hrs).

    DAY 6: PHNOM PENH
    Discover Cambodia's tragic history through the eyes of a local. Visit Tuol Sleng Prison where up to 20,000 Cambodians were executed and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields.

    DAY 7: HOMESTAY
    A homestay in a local village will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Partly because of the fascinating and friendly company, and partly because of the delicious home-cooked Cambodian food. Travel by private bus into rural Cambodia (approx 3 hrs). Witness everyday Cambodian life and enjoy a traditional-style dinner at a local homestay. Facilities are basic and multishare with mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets all provided.

    DAY 8-9: SIHANOUKVILLE
    Sihanoukville is like Cambodia's version of Bondi Beach, but nicer. Actually, it's not like Bondi Beach at all, but it is tipped to be South East Asia's next hot spot. Get in before the crowds, you won't regret it. Take a private bus to Sihanoukville (approx 3 hrs) - named for the Cambodian royal family. Sihanoukville is a beach town with welcoming people.

    DAY 10: PHNOM PENH
    Shake the sand off your 'nads and jump on a bus back to the capital. Soak up more reminders of the country's horrific past in Tuol Sleng Museum, or visit Seeing Hands for a massage. Take a local bus to Phnom Penh (approx 4 hrs)

    DAY 11-12: HO CHI MINH CITY
    Get to grips with Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps Vietnam's best. It's fast, it's loud and it's colourful. It also has the largest concentration of bars, pubs and discos in all of Vietnam. Uh oh. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh and explore this fascinating city. Spend some time Vietnam shopping in the city's main business district, or take a cyclo ride through the busy city streets to Saigon's Chinatown district, Cholon. The trip ends after breakfast on day 12.

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  • WAS $740*, NOW $629*, SAVE $111*

    Cambodia Discovery, 12 Days, SAVE $111*

    from $629*

    • 12 day small group tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 1 night accommodation Homestay.
    • 10 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
    • Services of an Intrepid's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by Bus, Ferry, Private minibus, Private vehicle.
    • WAS $740*, NOW $629*, SAVE $111*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh - Kompong Cham - Siem Reap/Angkor Wat - Bangkok

    Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
    Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi
    Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

    Day 2 Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.

    Day 3 Homestay
    Sitting close to the greenery and beauty of the Kirirom National Park, Chambok provides serenity, an abundance of nature and a taste of traditional Khmer life.

    Days 4-5 Sihanoukville
    Sihanoukville - or Kompong Som to locals - is a small port town with long stretches of beach and beautiful, sleepy islands just off the coast.

    Day 6 Phnom Penh
    Sitting on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is buzzing with modern life, while still retaining some of its French Colonial heritage.

    Day 7 Kompong Cham
    Situated on the mighty Mekong, Kompong Cham retains the charm of traditional Cambodia. Sit back and relax into its peaceful nature, French flavour and Khmer heritage.

    Days 8-10 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
    A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.

    Days 11-12 Bangkok
    Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

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  • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*

    Explore Vietnam, 11 Days, SAVE $123*

    from $697*

    • 11 day small group tour departing Hanoi.
    • 8 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 2 nights accommodation on an overnight sleeper train.
    • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
    • Activities: Bike hire in Hue, Boat, charter, Hue, Perfume River (Mr Tran Tan), Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison, Hanoi - Temple of Literature, HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels, Hoi An - Ancient town, Hue - Royal tomb, Mr Luong Nha Trang full day boat trip - Hon Mun.
    • Services of an Intrepid's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by an overnight sleeper train.
    • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

    Days 1-2 Hanoi
    Arrive early to explore the chaotic capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is an alluring city of contrasts, best discovered on foot. Walk along Hanoi's pagoda-studded lake and perhaps visit some of its rich cultural sights.

    Day 3 Hue
    As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

    Days 4-5 Hoi An
    Indulge in the riverside delights of beautiful Hoi An. Quaint, yet with an air of French chic, spend some time meandering around the Old Town of this graceful city. Famous for its quality tailors, why not get measured up for a suit, dress or a new pair of leather shoes - with a turn around of 24 hours, it would be mad not to make the most of this shopping paradise.

    Days 6-8 Nha Trang
    Time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the beautiful coastal town of Nha Trang. Grab a snorkel and head out to sea in search of crabs, seahorses and the rare zebra moray eel. Otherwise spend the day on land, worshipping the sun, eating fresh seafood and resting up before another ride on the Reunification Express, headed for Ho Chi Minh.

    Days 9-11 Ho Chi Minh City
    Hectic, gritty and full of surprises, explore Ho Chi Minh City with a local to discover the secrets of this bubbly metropolis. Perhaps head to the Cu Chi Tunnels for an intriguing history lesson on Vietnamese guerrilla warfare tactics, before taking a trip to the War Remnants Museum. For a little rest and relaxation, why not head to a local pho house for a bowl of slurpy broth, or sit back and watch the world go by from a terraced balcony with a refreshing Vietnamese ice coffee in hand

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  • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*

    It's a Jungle Out There, 12 Days, SAVE $123*

    from $697*

    • 12 day small group tour departing Bangkok.
    • 1 night accommodation homestay.
    • 10 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • Free time to explore Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, the temples of Angkor and Bangkok.
    • Local homestay experience in Cambodia.
    • Services of a Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by Private bus, Public bus.
    • WAS $820*, NOW $697*, SAVE $123*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok - Siem Reap - Kompong Cham - Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Ho Chi Minh City

    DAY 1: BANGKOK
    Attend a weclome meeting at 6pm. Arrive early and take a short walking tour and visit some of Bangkok's most famous sights, including the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Shop for bargains, eat in exotic restaurants and perhaps hit some bars or nightclubs.

    DAY 2-4: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR
    It's the one you've all been waiting for - Angkor Wat. Best bits: sunset at Phnom Bakheng, Elephant Terrace, Bayon and Ta Prohm (the Tomb Raider one).

    DAY 5: KOMPONG CHAM
    Kampong Cham. A strong name, for a strong location. Visit Ko Paen Island for a bike ride or explore some ancient mountain temples. Both activities are equal levels of awesome. Travel by public bus to Kampong Cham (approx 4 hrs).

    DAY 6: PHNOM PENH
    Discover Cambodia's tragic history through the eyes of a local. Visit Tuol Sleng Prison where up to 20,000 Cambodians were executed and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields.

    DAY 7: HOMESTAY
    A homestay in a local village will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Partly because of the fascinating and friendly company, and partly because of the delicious home-cooked Cambodian food. Travel by private bus into rural Cambodia (approx 3 hrs). Witness everyday Cambodian life and enjoy a traditional-style dinner at a local homestay. Facilities are basic and multishare with mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets all provided.

    DAY 8-9: SIHANOUKVILLE
    Sihanoukville is like Cambodia's version of Bondi Beach, but nicer. Actually, it's not like Bondi Beach at all, but it is tipped to be South East Asia's next hot spot. Get in before the crowds, you won't regret it. Take a private bus to Sihanoukville (approx 3 hrs) - named for the Cambodian royal family. Sihanoukville is a beach town with welcoming people.

    DAY 10: PHNOM PENH
    Shake the sand off your 'nads and jump on a bus back to the capital. Soak up more reminders of the country's horrific past in Tuol Sleng Museum, or visit Seeing Hands for a massage. Take a local bus to Phnom Penh (approx 4 hrs)

    DAY 11-12: HO CHI MINH CITY
    Get to grips with Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps Vietnam's best. It's fast, it's loud and it's colourful. It also has the largest concentration of bars, pubs and discos in all of Vietnam. Uh oh. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh and explore this fascinating city. Spend some time Vietnam shopping in the city's main business district, or take a cyclo ride through the busy city streets to Saigon's Chinatown district, Cholon. The trip ends after breakfast on day 12.

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  • WAS $995*, NOW $845*, SAVE $150*

    Vietnam in a Banana Leaf, 15 Days, SAVE $150*

    from $845*

    • 15 day small group tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 3 nights accommodation on a sleeper train.
    • 10 nights accommodation in hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation Homestay.
    • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
    • Day cruise on Halong Bay and overnight on Cat Ba Island.
    • Free time to explore Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Lang Co Beach, Hue and Hanoi.
    • Overnight 'Reunification Express' sleeper trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang, Nha Trang to Danang and Hue to Hanoi.
    • Services of a Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by Boat, Ferry, Private Bus, Private Vehicle, Sleeper Train.
    • WAS $995*, NOW $845*, SAVE $150*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay

    DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY
    You know how when you're camping, you can sit and watch the fire crackle for hours? That's what it's like watching the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City. Grab an outside seat, a bowl of pho and prepare to be mesmerised. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. There will be a pre departure meeting at approx. 6pm tonight.

    DAY 2-3: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY - OVERNIGHT TRAIN
    Cruise the mighty Mekong River before spending the night with local friends on a homestay by the water. Take a boat down the Mekong River. It's an experience that will fill you with joy, as will staying with a local family in the evening. Head down to the Mekong Delta and visit Ben Tre. On arrival, board a private boat and cruise along the waterways to visit local cottage industries. Head to our overnight homestay along the water. Sleep on simple camp beds in dorm-style rooms. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Shared toilet and bathroom facilities are basic. Rise early and enjoy a simple breakfast before boarding the boat, and catching a bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. Board an overnight train to Nha Trang - conditions are basic, but this is the best way to travel long distances in Vietnam. The berths sleep 4- 6 and you may be sharing with locals and different genders.

    DAY 4-5: NHA TRANG - OVERNIGHT TRAIN
    When you're lying on the beach and feeling peckish, it might be time to order fresh lobster. Pick a vendor, find the biggest lobster of the bunch and Bob's your uncle (or is he?). Enjoy plenty of time to worship the sun during two full days in Nha Trang. A great optional excursion (at additional cost) is a day to cruise around the islands where you spend stacks of time swimming and snorkelling and indulging in a lunchtime feast of freshly caught seafood. Board an overnight train to Danang.

    DAY 6-8: HOI AN
    Cheap is definitely tasty in Hoi An. Now's your chance to try pho from the Motherland. Slurp away to your heart's content. Enjoy free time - there's such a broad choice of things to see and do, and they can all be experienced without difficulty. Perhaps join an optional Vietnamese cooking class? Perhaps rent bicycles and set off to explore the surrounding countryside, take a boat trip on the river, relax on the nearby beach, enjoy the cuisine on offer at some of the town's numerous cheap cafes or have some clothes made up. Why not venture further afield to Vietnam's world famous 'China Beach' (known locally as My Khe Beach) and the adjacent Marble Mountains. An optional visit to the Kingdom of Champa, the ancient ruins at My Son, can be completed in half a day.

    DAY 9-11: HUE - OVERNIGHT TRAIN
    Perhaps an optional bike ride in the countryside, then fill up on banh - Hue's very own steamed rice cakes with a little fish sauce or a dollop of chilli sauce. Travel across Hai Van Pass to the fishing village of Lang Co. After a quick stop, continue on to Hue (approx 5 hrs including stops). Enjoy some free time, perhaps visit the Dong Ba market. Check out the Forbidden Purple Palace and some royal tombs. Maybe take a Dragon Boat cruise up the Perfume River and also visit Thien Mu pagoda? Perhaps cycle out to one of the Royal tombs such as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, one of the best remaining examples of its kind. Board overnight train to Hanoi.

    DAY 12: HANOI
    There's a big art scene here, so head to Art Vietnam in the West Lake area or Dong Phong Art Gallery in the French Quarter and pick up a memento before heading home. Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Visit the Dong Xuan Market and stroll through the ancient '36 Streets'.

    DAY 13: HALONG BAY
    Sure, the water looks a bit murky when you board your junk. But that's just because of all the other dirty, smelly boats stinking up the joint. Wait until you get out into the open - the water is so clear you'll be gagging for a swim. Which is exactly what we're gonna let you do. Drive through the Red River Delta to Halong Bay (approx 4 hrs), stop on the way for refreshments at a handicraft workshop run by disabled people. Halong Bay is a breathtaking secluded harbour with 2000 limestone islands rising from the water. Board a boat and cruise the bay with its limestone karsts rising from the clear emerald waters. Enjoy a seafood lunch onboard, explore some of the limestone caves in the area and go swimming during the warmer months. Stay on Cat Ba Island. The foreshore is a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset.

    DAY 14-15: HANOI
    Travel by ferry to Tuan Chau, then take the bus back to Hanoi. Feast your eyes and belly on the wondrous world of Hanoi once again. Do some final exploring or just grab a beer, Vietnamese coffee or freshly squeezed juice and get terminally chill. Enjoy some free time, wander around town and check out the lifestyles of Hanoi's people. Perhaps visit One Pillar Pagoda near the Soviet-inspired mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh or walk to the Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first educational institute. The trip ends in the morning on day 15.

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  • WAS $1085*, NOW $922*, SAVE $163*

    Laos (Rhymes with wow), 12 Days, SAVE $163*

    from $922*

    • 12 day small group tour departing Bangkok.
    • 1 night accommodation on a sleeper train.
    • 8 nights accommodation in Guesthouses.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel.
    • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where relevant): Bangkok - Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha, hundreds of Buddha statues in Pak Ou Caves; Kuang Si Falls; Vang Vieng Caves.
    • Slow boat cruise down the Mekong River to observe local life, with a night in a simple hostel in Pakbeng - home to the Hmong and tribal Tais.
    • Free time to explore Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Huay Xai, Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng.
    • Overnight sleeper trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
    • Services of Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guides in each country, and professional local site guides at some sites.
    • Transport by an aircon bus, Boat, Local bus, Mekong slow boat, Mini-van, Pirogue (narrow canoe), Songthaew, Taxi, Tuk-tuk.
    • WAS $1085*, NOW $922*, SAVE $163*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok - Chian Mai - Huay Xai - Mekong River - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane

    DAY 1-2: BANGKOK - OVERNIGHT TRAIN
    The hunt for your favourite Thai street food begins. It'll be a toss-up between phad thai and som tam. Walk it off on a city tour before the sleeper train to Chiang Mai.

    DAY 3: CHIANG MAI
    See how many activities you can pack into 24 hours, starting with a cooking class, the 300 steps at Doi Suthep and a tour of the Night Bazaar. Spend a free day exploring the northern city of Chiang Mai, with over 120 temples in the centre alone. Set off on an excursion to the top of Doi Suthep, with fantastic views over the city. Perhaps get a traditional Thai massage or even partake in a cooking class. Why not visit the Night Bazaar a great chance to practice those bargaining skills.

    DAY 4: HUAY XAI
    Our first stop in Laos is this peaceful little town where you'll have loads of free time. Are you a book or a Kindle person? Either way, this is a good place to get stuck into your holiday reading. Take a small boat across the Mekong River to Huay Xai, the first stop in Laos. Enjoy time to wander around this small place and perhaps ascend the Naga stairs to Wat Jom Khao Manilat. Perhaps visit a nearby minority village, where they make rice whiskey, noodles and handicrafts.

    DAY 5: MEKONG RIVER - PAKBENG
    Cruise the mighty Mekong and say sabai dee to locals along the way. You'll feel right at home tonight in your little guesthouse in Pakbeng. Board a slow boat for a trip down the Mekong River. Arrive in the late afternoon at Pakbeng; a colourful village situated at the junction of the Mekong River and the smaller Beng River.

    DAY 6-8: LUANG PRABANG
    After a busy day seeing Buddhist temples, hiking to Kuang Si Falls and exploring Pak Ou Caves, we think you deserve a rest. Find an herbal steamroom or play some pentanque with the locals (a bit like boules). Don't expect them to go easy on your. Continue on the private slow boat, stopping to stretch your legs and explore the Pak Ou Caves, which contain hundreds of Buddha statues. Arrive in Luang Prabang in the evening and wander the streets of 'the best preserved city in South East Asia'. Trek to the beautiful Kuang Si Falls.

    DAY 9-10: VANG VIENG
    Vang Vieng is surrounded by mountains, rivers and big limestone cliffs. Spend a couple of days checking out the caves, lagoons and forests. Transfer to a local fan cooled bus and head toward the village of Vang Vieng, located on a bend in the Nam Song River. Cross the river to explore the huge caves that line the West Bank. Enjoy plenty of time to make your own discoveries or partake in an optional kayaking day trip along the Nam Song.

    DAY 11-12: VIENTIANE
    It's all over red rover. Continue to the Lao capital, located on the banks of the Mekong River. Check out some temples, including Wat Sri Saket. Swap details so you tag yourself in everyone's photos on Facebook. Trip finishes after breakfast on day 12.

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  • WAS $1335*, NOW $1135*, SAVE $200*

    Hey Hey Malay, 13 Days, SAVE $200*

    from $1,135*

    • 13 day small group tour departing Singapore.
    • 1 night accommodation on a sleeper train.
    • 5 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 5 nights accommodation in a Guesthouse.
    • 1 night accommodation in a Raft house.
    • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
    • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where relevant): Heritage Trail walking tour of Georgetown in Penang; Cameron Highlands; Kuala Lumpur including Merdeka Square, Lake Gardens, National Monument and the old railway station; 15th century port town of Malacca - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque, Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple and Baba Nonya Museum.
    • Stay in rafthouses on the Cheo Lan Lake for a night.
    • Two days relaxing in secluded Ao Nang, with accommodation in comfortable, fan-cooled guesthouses.
    • Free time to explore Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, hill town of Tanah Rata and Penang.
    • Overnight sleeper train from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
    • Services of a Gecko's expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
    • Transport by an aircon bus, Ferry, Local bus, Long-tail boat, Mini-van, Songthaew, Taxi.
    • WAS $1335*, NOW $1135*, SAVE $200*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Singapore - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands - Penang - Ao Nanh - Bangkok

    DAY 1: SINGAPORE
    Loosen your belt buckle and head to our pick for Singapore's best dumpling, Paradise Dynasty on Level 4 of Ion Orchard. If you find better, let us know. We'll take any excuse to head back to Singapore. Arrive in Singapore. Attend a pre-tour briefing at 6pm. Head out to explore this modern city Visit Chinatown, Boat Quay, as well as the Merlion statue - the half-fish, half-lion icon that became the symbol of Singapore.

    DAY 2: MALACCA
    Over the years, Malacca has been ruled by a sultan, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese. We're not sure who was responsible for introducing the colourful trishaws with their lights, decorations and musical horns - but we salute you. Head north to 15th-Century port town of Malacca (Melaka). Stay in the heart of the old town, in an old Baba home. Take a walking tour through the ancient streets. Visit a variety of temples such as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque and Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple. Stop by the Baba Nonya Museum, which showcases the history of the Straits Chinese immigrants. Perhaps hire a rickshaw and explore the intriguing Chinese side streets in free time.

    DAY 3-4: KUALA LUMPUR
    We're staying in the heart of Chinatown so follow your nose to the best dumplings, laksa and chilli pan mee in town. Take a two-hour bus journey to Kuala Lumpur (which means 'Muddy Confluence'). Enjoy time to experience the diversity of old and new Malaysia. Stroll through the renowned markets and perhaps grab something to eat from a hawker stall. Perhaps take a ride up the elevators of the 421 metre tall Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower).

    DAY 5: CAMERON HIGHLANDS
    Time for a quick round of Name That Roadkill on a bus through the highlands. Once you've arrived, you can take a trek, explore a green tea plantation or just tuck into some scones at Ye Olde Smokehouse. Continue to the Cameron Highlands. Travel through a wide variety of scenery from the flat lowlands up through mountainous terrain. Arrive at the scenic hill town of Tanah Rata. Choose from many optional activities such as a trekking, visiting the green tea plantations that have made this region famous or just relaxing in 'Ye Olde Smokehouse'.

    DAY 6-7: PENANG
    Today's challenge - see if you can find the hawker stall on Kimberley St where Lean Joo Sean has been selling char koay teow (stir-fried rice noodles) since 1954. You can't miss his white chef's hat and queues of hungry punters.

    DAY 8-9: AO NANG
    We cross the border at Wang Kelian (Malaysian checkpoint) / Wang Prajan (Thai checkpoint) before proceeding up the isthmus. Time to get active. Take a day visiting the amazing islands in the south of Thailand or if you've slipped into extreme holiday mode, we'll also accept "turning the pages of a book". Spend two days in Ao Nang appreciating the peace and tranquillity. Kick back, relax and swim in the warm waters of this hidden tropical paradise. Spend a full day exploring some of Thailand's famous local islands.

    DAY 10-12: KHAO SOK NATIONAL PARK - RAFT HOUSE
    The floating rafthouses on Cheo Lan Lake are literally on the water. So when we say "lake views" we're not mucking around. Also, that's not an alarm clock; it's just a friendly gibbon reminding you to wake up for our jungle walk. Travel onboard a longtail boat through Cheo Lan lake through the limestone cliffs and lush jungle. Enjoy a night where you are literally floating on the lake, if you need to cool off just in the lake from your raft. Your wake up call will just be the friendly gibbon, unfortunately no snooze button. It's an overnight train ride from Surat Thani to Bangkok, so dig out that deck of cards you threw into your backpack at the last minute. Just paid for itself.

    DAY 13: BANGKOK
    The tour ends on arrival in Bangkok.

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    • 13 day small group tour departing Singapore.
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    HIGHLIGHTS: Singapore - Melaka - Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands - Penang - Krabi - Khao Sok National Park - Bangkok

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    Step off the plane, drop off your bags and immerse yourself in Singapore's state-of-the-art, fanciful culture. Whether you choose to wander through Chinatown, Little India, the Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden, the Kranji War Memorial or a glitzy five-star hotel, Singapore has something for everyone. Why not kick off the trip with a bowl of spicy char kway teow (stir-fry noodles) from a street stall and dine as the locals do.

    Day 2 Melaka
    Depart the hustle and bustle of Singapore and say 'selamat detang' to Malaysia. Absorb the easygoing vibes of the historic port-city of Melaka while admiring the unique combination of Chinese, Portuguese, French and Hindu influenced architecture dotted throughout the city.

    Days 3-4 Kuala Lumpur
    Combining Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures, Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cosmopolitan activity. Stay in the heart of the action, fill up on some delicious hawker style foods from a street stall and venture to Menara Tower and Bukit Bintang.

    Day 5 Cameron Highlands
    Tranquil and lush, escape the big city and head to the Cameron Highlands. Famous for its tea and extensive hill stations, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing stroll and sip a cup of the region's best brew.

    Days 6-7 Penang
    Farewell the countryside and head to the ocean. Discover the wonders of Penang Island on a rickshaw ride through the streets of Georgetown. Check out the city's exquisite museums, sleepy temples or perhaps even meet the colourful occupants of a butterfly farm.

    Days 8-9 Krabi
    Wave a fond goodbye to Malaysia and head into Thailand by minibus. Settle into Ao Nang with a stroll along the tranquil beach or consider a visit to a tailor to buy some custom-made garments. This is also a great place to experience a little adventure, so why not go rockclimbing, scuba diving or hire a kayak to explore the aqua-blue seas.

    Days 10-12 Rafthouse/Khao Sok National Park
    Surrounded by thick jungle, towering limestone cliffs and fast-flowing waterfalls, Khao Sok strikes the perfect balance between full-throttle adventure and restful relaxation. Tackle one of the island's challenging jungle nature hikes to spot monkeys swinging in the canopy above, rent a canoe for a relaxed paddle or get up close to lake Cheow Lan with a bit of adventurous river tubing.

    Day 13 Bangkok
    The final stop on this adventure is in Thailand's capital. Bangkok is home to a wealth of historic sights, world-class shopping and a raucous party scene, and is worth spending some extra time in. Unwind from this South-East Asian exploration with a Thai massage or by sipping on a mai tai in any of Bangkok's luxurious hotel bars.

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