The Southeast Asia Travel TrailPosted on Aug 03 in Travel Tipsby ShelynPrint
For many tourists the world over, Southeast Asia is an exotic and exciting destination that incorporates all the elements of a cultural experience while retaining the appealing qualities of a tropical vacation. Because Southeast Asia boasts a collection of culturally unique countries, visitors often tour the region on extended visits toexplore several of these countries in the one trip. Travellers are always amazed at how fast the holiday ends, from the luxury and opulence of the Jimbaran hotels in Bali tothe poverty-stricken streets of Siem Reap in Cambodia, your visit will whir by in a blur of sights, sounds, smells and life-changing encounters with friendly and vibrant locals. To get the most out of your Southeast Asian adventure, we’ve put together a suggested itinerary to work off.
Why not start off your Southeast Asian adventure in style with a visit to tropical, beachy Bali. Hit the resorts and go for a surf, and ease yourself into the wonder of this intensely spiritual and beautiful region.
Your trip should begin in breathtaking Thailand, a land of extremes. From Bali, make your way over the Phuket, and then explore the islands and parties that come with them! Experience the overwhelming chaos of Bangkok that somehow manages tosustain itself, and visit its range of temples and markets. Experience the nightlife for yourself, and then move on to less-hectic shores before it swallows you whole! Work your way up to the beautiful Northern city of Chiang Mai and let yourself been chanted by the lush natural scenery and mountains.
From Chiang Mai, make your way over into land-locked Laos, where a tubing adventure down the river in Vang Vieng is definitely in order! Experience for yourself breathtaking Buddhist Temples and largely untouched natural jungle and rainforest. Laos, until recently, was not big on the tourist trail, but in the last few decades has become a favourite among backpackers wanting a bit of peace and quiet.
From Laos make your way into Hanoi, in Northern Vietnam. The mix of French and Asian culture will surprise and delight you, as you partake in some of the best food in the region and let yourself be amazed by the fusion you see. Vietnam hotels range in terms of cost and quality, but it is possible to secure even the most opulent accommodation for a fraction of Western prices, so why not treat yourself? After you’ve seen Hanoi, make your way down to see Hoi An and Ho Chi Min City(Saigon), both destinations well worth a visit.
Southeast Asia is a delight for the senses, and with affordable prices, friendly locals, steamy tropical weather and lush jungles, who could blame the millions of tourists that flock here each year? When will you make the trip?