Flavours of Southeast Asia

Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

On Request

Close  Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon), located on the banks of the Saigon River, Vietnam.

Flavours of Southeast Asia

Travelling has opened up my palate to so many flavours. Thai cuisine is all about balancing sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours. If there is Chinese influence, you will see a lot of noodle dishes. In the Muslim region, the dishes are more rice-based and pork is never on the menu. Along the South China Sea, there are a lot of rural fishing villages. At their markets, you will see crabs, prawns, mackerel, flatfish, kinds you’ve never seen before. Travelling through Southeast Asia provides an extra-ordinary blend of exotic dishes that is hard to taste anywhere else.

UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: AT THE COLONIAL-STYLE LUXURY AT THE RAFFLES.
 

We Love
  • The tour includes your private English speaking guide and driver
  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast
  • Transfers and tours with local English guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Bottled water and cold towels available on the vehicles
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. We can book your international and domestic flights.
  • When travelling in Asia things won't always be like they are in the West so it's best to come with an open mind. If you have some patience, you will find this is an unforgettable place with much to offer.
  • Most hotels in Laos and Cambodia accept credit cards and there are ATM machines in the country. However, cash is still king and credit cards something of a novelty item. Bring lots of money or hit the ATMs regularly.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.
  • You will require a visa to enter Laos. Please check with Laos Embassy for more details.
  • Discretionary gratuity is not included for guides; it is recommended that guests tip the appropriate amount in person.

The Review

This tour features each region's main cultural attractions and a variety of dining experiences as well as shopping for distinctive local goods. Accommodation is at some of the world's most extraordinary luxury hotels, all of which emphasize the local aesthetic and cuisine.

Your private tour starts in Singapore, where Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Middle Eastern influences simmer in the same cultural melting pot. Then continue to Saigon, Vietnam. With your own expert guide and driver, experience the city's most interesting neighbourhoods, historic attractions, museums, art galleries, food markets and excellent restaurants. If desired, take an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels or meet renowned local culinary personalities and chefs.

We travel to Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops. Shop for impressive modern art in the city’s many galleries. Then relax in the French-inflected ambience of the city's many fashionable cafes, sampling pastries and watching local life.

Continue to the rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, the cultural heart of Thailand and stay at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. One day, enjoy a chef-led market tour followed by a cooking class. Learn to prepare a variety of Thai dishes.

The tour concludes with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit the most important temples and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.


Max your Awim
The newest attraction in Singapore is the River Safari – Asia’s first only river themed wildlife park. The park showcases over 150 plant species and 300 animal species, including one of the World’s largest collections of freshwater aquatic animals. The main highlight of River Safari will be the Giant Pandas, who will be living in a special climate -controlled exhibit with the weather and surrounding similar to the Yangtze River, China.

A large portion of the park will be designed to profile the Rivers of the World, such as the Amazon River and Mekong River. Unique aquatic animals from each habitat feature at these exhibits. The main objective of the attraction is to educate visitors the importance of conserving the environment and wildlife. At the one-stop River Safari, you will definitely have an enriching and eye-opening experience learning about the various rivers, landscapes, and animals from all over the World!

Another new attraction in Singapore is the Garden by the Bay. The Flower Dome is one of the key attractions not to be missed. It is a conservatory which replicates climatic conditions for plants and flowers found in various parts of the world. You will be mesmerized by the urban nature landscape and state-of-the-art technology while exploring the various plants and flowers from all around the World.


One More Thing
We make no extra charge for festival add-ons or minor changes to hotels at the beginning or at the end of the existing itinerary. If you wish to customise this itinerary then please let us know your interests.

Getting There

There are few direct flights from Europe to Vietnam’s three main international airports but these are steadily increasing over the years. The majority of visitors take indirect flights routed through Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong. It can be cheaper if you fly to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore or regular international carriers and from there take one of the low cost carriers to Vietnam.  

In Thailand, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down.
 

 
Flavours of Southeast Asia Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam