Southeast Asia is a must for travelers of all stripes, with pristine countrysides, sparkling cityscapes and century upon century of history and traditions at every turn. With this in mind, we’re excited to announce two new tours to the region, each offering something new and special for even the most experienced traveler.
Welcome to a land of stunning contrasts, where age-old history and tradition is celebrated in modern cities, creating a spectacular confluence of cultures. Ancient temples share streets with gleaming skyscrapers and shopping centers. Menus take notes from the best flavors of China, India, Indonesia and Europe—making this region the ultimate foodie paradise.
– Hopping aboard a three-wheeled trishaw in Singapore through the city’s Little India to dine at the iconic Raffles Hotel, home of the world-famous Singapore Sling cocktail.
– Stepping into the dreamlike, mossy forests of the Cameron Highlands, where the clouds hang low and the exotic plant-life is otherworldly.
– Exploring Penang’s breathtaking Kek Lok Si Temple. With a name that means “Temple of Supreme Bliss,” it’s Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist temple.
– Visiting the BOH Tea Plantation in Sungei Palas, Malayasia’s largest tea manufacturer, to view the sprawling gardens and sample the region’s best tea.
Newly open to western travelers, Myanmar is the next frontier for lovers of Southeast Asian culture. With one foot planted firmly in the past, the entire country moves at the speed of carriage or canoe. Take advantage of the laidback lifestyle and slow down to appreciate the staggering number of temples and pagodas, eclectically cultural city life, pristine landscapes and spicy curries.
– Zigzagging between the many pagodas of Bagan in a pony cart, en route to a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
– Scouring the nomadic market for fresh ingredients before preparing your own lunch with help from a local chef in the lakeside town of Nyaung Shwe.
– Venturing to the secluded pagodas of Inndein, overlooking charming villages and floating farms on placid Inle Lake.
Which destination is next on your list? Tell us in the comments!