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  
Ultimate Cambodia

12

$892

Vietnam Traveller

11

$820

The Real Cambodia

6

$420

Discover Bangkok to Singapore

14

$1,585

Discover Laos

12

$1,032

Vietnam Highlights

15

$1,062

Essential Cambodia

12

$796

Indochina Highlights

26

$2,002

Indochina Odyssey

22

$1,895

Super South Thailand

9

$960

Bali and Beyond

14

$1,445

Discover Sabah

10

$1,995

Northern Thailand At A Glance

8

$675

Discover Myanmar

12

$2,075

Laos & Cambodia Highlights

17

$2,335

Essential Thailand

16

$1,525

Our Destinations for South East Asia tours

REVIEWS

Essential Cambodia, April 2016

Emily Guerra

Discover Sabah, April 2016

Rachel Allen

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