TLC told us to stop chasing waterfalls and stick to the rivers and lakes that we’re used to. But did they ever swim beneath a Laotian waterfall or glide past stilt houses on Myanmar’s Inle Lake?

You know when the guy on your meditation tape tells you to go to your ‘happy place’? We bet you a million ringgit it involves strolling through dappled jungle sunlight to the chime of birdsong or stargazing with a dishy young Leo on a Thai beach. We bet you all the coconut rice in the world it’s shopping up a cheap tropical storm in Singapore, getting a Balinese massage in Ubud or doing this silly meditation exercise in an ancient Cambodian temple rather than on the train on your way to work. So why go there in your mind when you could go there for reals? Listen to your inner child and get yourself on a Geckos South East Asia adventure, stat.

Why we love South East Asia

  • Monkey see, monkey do. Swing over the rainforests of temple-rich Siem Reap on the ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ zip-line course
  • Will the real Bangkok please stand up? The true name of Thailand’s capital is actually 169 letters long (we won’t even try to spell it). An epic tongue-twister of a name for an epic mind-and-soul twister of a city
  • Find inner and outer peace in the cruisy town of Luang Prabang, where orange-robed monks roam the streets and everyone is snoring in their beds by 11pm
  • Indonesia is made up of 17,508 islands (you better Balieve it). Swim, snorkel and hitch a ride on a horse-drawn cart into town on the remote island of Gili Trawangan
  • Sweet iced coffee, spicy payaya salad, salty funky fishy fish sauce – Vietnamese food hits all five scientifically approved taste types, plus invents a dozen more. Say it with us, Ross Geller: umaaaamiiii…
  • ‘Orangutan’ is a Malay word meaning ‘person of the forest’. See why when you get up close to these highly intelligent (but scarily endangered) dudes in the wild jungles of Borneo

Trips in South East Asia

Trip Name Days From AUD  
Northern Thailand At A Glance

8

$810

Vietnam Highlights

15

$1,062

Essential Thailand

16

$1,730

Vietnam Traveller

11

$965

Super South Thailand

9

$1,000

Ultimate Cambodia

12

$845

The Real Cambodia

6

$495

Discover Bangkok to Singapore

14

$1,585

Discover Laos

12

$1,032

Essential Cambodia

12

$995

Indochina Highlights

26

$2,225

Indochina Odyssey

22

$1,895

Bali and Beyond

14

$1,445

Discover Sabah

10

$1,870

Discover Myanmar

12

$1,965

Laos & Cambodia Highlights

17

$2,101

Our Destinations for South East Asia tours

REVIEWS

Vietnam Highlights, June 2016

ALBERT KHAI-LUAN PHUNG

Discover Laos, May 2016

Kimberley Murray

South East Asia stories