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11 tickets to ride Asia

Published February 11th, 2016

The deals on the bus have been found, found, found … all throughout Asia.

Discover more of Asia for fewer pennies on a guided Busabout tour with explorers just like you and transfers, accommodation and extras included in the price.

Here are 11 of the best tickets to ride Asia courtesy of Busabout that will have you bathing in waterfalls, hedonistic cities, friendly faces, Southeast Asian history, warm waters off tropical islands and the rest in no time.

You probably don’t need anymore incentive, but here it is anyway – save up to $369* if you book your Busabout tour with Student Flights by 29 February.


Thailand


1. Thai Island Flexi-Hopper-East, 7 Days

Highlights: Dive, kayak, Thai box, yoga and beach party your way across some of Thailand’s best tropical islands with this seven-day Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan tour.

Deal: Prices from $477 (save more than $80).

2. Thai Island Flexi-Hopper-West, 9 Days

Highlights: There’s more to Phuket than notorious party strip Bangla Road, like gibbon rehabilitation projects and waterfalls. Not a bad way to start your nine-day journey west across waters from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Ao Nang.

Deal: Prices from $619 (save up to $113)

 

3. Thailand Intro, 5 days 

Highlights: There’s more to Thailand than tropical islands and partying, but it’s still a banging way to end a tour. Say sawadee ka to the Land of Smiles from bustling city markets to waterfalls swims and tropical island bliss on a five-day Thailand fling visiting Bangkok, Chumphon, Khao Sok National Park and Phuket.

Deal: Prices from $843 (save up to $118)

4. Thailand Adventure, 7-days

Highlights: Get to know Thailand outside of the south islands with a week full of temples, bars, beanbags, rafting, trekking and markets to the country’s two biggest cities and hippie epicenter: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pai.

Deal: From $615 (save up to $87)


Thailand and Laos


5. Mekong sail Thailand to Laos, 5 days

Highlights: From night markets to ancient caves and waterfalls, discover life along one of the world’s most famous rivers on your own private long boat tour porting in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng and Luang Prabang.

Deal: From $1134 (save up to $155)

6. Northern Thailand and Laos Adventure, 8 Days

Highlights: Go easy on the Lao Lao (rice whiskey) in preparation for early starts with the monks and climbing the hills of Northern Thailand and Laos on your way to waterfalls, monkeys and spectacular views with this eight day adventure through Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane.

Deal: From $1310 (save up to $184)

7. Thailand and Laos Adventure, 14 days

Highlights: From the hedonistic temptations of Bangkok to long boating-it along the Mekong River to reach countryside village stays, you will love your two weeks exploring Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane.

Deal: From $1852 (save up to $261)


Vietnam


Vietnamese feast. Image: Khy Orchard
Image: Khy Orchard

8. Vietnam Adventure, 14 Days

Highlights: Bike ride around the countryside, sleep in traditional stilt houses and dance in mega clubs in between taking in Vietnam’s most famous sites on your two-week trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with stops in Mai Chau, Phong Nha Ke Bang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Dalat.

Deal: From $1345 (save up to $189)


Burma


9. Burma adventure, 11 days

Highlights: Now’s a great time to contribute to Burma’s future as well as get in before the rest of the world does. From gracious villagers to ancient sites and untouched greenery to marine life abundance spend eight days exploring this beautiful country via Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, Inle Lake and capital city Yangon.

Deal: From $2700 (save up to $369)


Cambodia


 

Stunning Angkor Wat

10. Cambodia Adventure, 9 days

Highlights: Visit Tonle Sap Floating Village by boat, ride a bamboo train and explore thousand-year-old temples on your nine-day Cambodia experience to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh, Kampot, Sihanoukville and Battambang.

Deal: From $791 (save up to $112)


Laos


11. Laos Adventure, 6 days

Highlights: This six-day Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane tour includes the country’s best known highlights plus a humbling visit/chance for you to give back at the COPE Centre of Rehabilitation where they provide treatment and prosthetics to survivors of land mines.

Deal: From $984 (save up to $138)

Jolee Wakefield

A seasoned backpacker and travel writer, Jolee has spent the past decade wandering the globe in pursuit of good vibes, unusual conversations and unforgettable adventures like cave diving in Mexico, mountain climbing in Borneo and learning (failing at) local dances in the Pacific nation of Kiribati.