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Your big ideas – designed by our specialists and delivered with meticulous attention to every single detail. Just sit back and enjoy the experience.

We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

Whether it’s supporting conservation programs, sustainable hotels or expert local guides, you will have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.

Luxury Southeast Asia Itineraries

These example itineraries are here to get you inspired, but no two True Travel holidays are the same. Our Southeast Asia experts start planning each trip with a blank piece of paper, designing every itinerary 100% personalised to you.

William & Sue

Our travel is inspired around food experiences and we love Vietnamese cuisine. Katie really listened to our interests and tailored such a memorable trip, we felt like everyone was briefed before we got there so it just all ran so seamlessly. A wonderful holiday.

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Why We Love South East Asia

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Bustling City Life

Asia’s sprawling cities are bursting with energy. Thriving business districts, modern retail markets and restaurant’s compete for their space in the market whilst tuktuks, traditional vegetable markets and old age histories still prevail. If you rise early to wander around Chiang Mai’s old town, you will spot monks dressed in satin robes, practicing in their Alm’s offerings. In Vietnam’s capital,  head to Hanoi’s charming old quarter to marvel at the famous train that runs through a residential street and sit on street corners drinking coffee with the locals. Head to Vietnam’s cultural capital, Ho Chi Minh, where you are encouraged to get down on your hands and knees and crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels, an extensive underground network built to protect soldiers during the war.

Craftsmanship

South East Asia is a destination known to be rich in handicraft tradition. Whether you are learning to weave a basked in Hoi An, or mould a clay pot in the Cambodian countryside, spending time and learning from these local craftsmen is incredibly refreshing. With every textile comes a story, most families have been passing the techniques down the family tree for decades.

Experience traditional fishing techniques, such as night squid fishing, on the island of Phu Quoc or learn to weave silk in Thailand. For over 200 years, the heritage of cotton weaving in Ban Nong Ngueak has been preserved. An ethnic group from Myanmar, called the Yong people have been passing down their weaving techniques for generations.

 

Beaches & Bays

Asia is renowned for having an abundance of  soft, palm-fringed sand beaches and world class hotels. Southern Thailand is most commonly known for having some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches to include Krabi, Khao Lak, Koh Lanta, Koh Samui and Phuket. For diver’s, head to Similan Islands off the coast of Phang Nha. Vietnam’s coast is brimming with beautiful beaches. Ninh Van Bay provides the ultimate luxury beach escape in a serene setting, while watersports lovers should head to the more lively coastal city of Nha Trang, a popular scuba-diving location. Alternatively, simply grab a snorkel to discover the vibrant tropical reefs around the Cham Islands. Private islands are popping up in the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, not to forget Langkawi and the Tioman Islands that are never far away. 

Rural Scenery

Feast your eyes on the unspoilt nature in Thailand’s Hill country or whilst sailing down the Mekong River. When travelling around Laos, there is plenty to see. Dense jungles, caves, great mountains, rivers, limestone cliffs and rice fields. This is one of the hidden charms of this magnificent country, still relatively untouched and undiscovered.

Trek through the luscious green rice fields of Sapa, go sandboarding across the rolling dunes in Mui Ne, interact with locals as you explore the extraordinary Song Doong caves (largest in the world) and spend an afternoon soaking up nature’s finest nutrients in a mud bath in Ninh Van. The mesmerising Mekong Delta, awash with floating markets amidst mangrove forests, is best traversed by boat. 

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Hanoi

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Vietnamese Dong

Local Currency

Pho

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Ho Chi Minh City

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INDULGENT:

These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.

EXCEPTIONAL:

A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.

EXCELLENT:

These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.

CLASSIC:

Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.

EXPERIENTIAL:

These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.