Two friends smiling with a waiter in Vietnamese restaurant

Holidays with groups of friends

Catching up with friends is always time well spent. But catching up with a group of friends on holiday? Now that’s some unmatched quality time.

Celebrating a special occasion? Want to pursue a shared interest? Simply after a group getaway somewhere different? Good news: Asia is made for groups of friends. From cycling through the mangroves of the Mekong Delta to cruising amidst the karsts of Halong Bay, preparing local delicacies at a cookery class in Busan to clinking cocktail glasses in Phuket, we put our all into selecting experiences that’ll have you making memories from the word ‘go’. And if you’d rather laze by the pool instead? No problem. You can do that, too.

Whatever your grand vision for your friends’ escape, we’ll work with you to make it happen. With fuss-free transport, local guides on hand to help you soak up the culture, and hotels that are perfectly suited to ensemble travellers (think: plenty of communal spaces, well-stocked bars and restaurants with a view), our trips allow you to be as flexible as can be, so all parties are happy. In short: all you’ll need to worry about is pleasing yourself!

Asia itinerary ideas for groups of friends

Our sample routes packed full of fun activities for your entire group

A$7,000
Classic
Honeymoon
Active
Wildlife

Indulge your inner Attenborough and experience the world’s oldest rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia’s wildest state.

A$4,700
Classic
Culture & History

Compare and contrast Vietnam’s great cities with the temples of Angkor and spiritual Luang Prabang on a whistle-stop journey around Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

A$4,100
Classic
Culture & History
Food & Drink

Pho noodles and amok curry, merchant houses and temples, villages and karst islands. Discover the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia.

A$5,400
Cruise
Classic
Cruising
On the water
Scenery

Linking two dramatically different cities, this cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia will introduce you to the joys of slow travel.

A$3,600
Activity
Classic
Cruising
Culture & History
On the water

Don’t know where to begin with Vietnam? This trip combines cultural, scenic and historical highlights for a perfectly balanced introduction.

A$5,300
Activity
Classic
Culture
Food & Drink

Go far beyond pho on this gastronomic adventure – covering Vietnam’s classic destinations with a focus on fabulous food.

A$3,700
Classic
Culture & History
Scenery

This itinerary unspools like a reel of Cambodia’s greatest hits, from Angkor and Phnom Penh to the countryside and coast.

A$4,100
Classic
Active
Culture
Food & Drink
Scenery

Taste the very best of Laos on this food-focused adventure, showcasing three classic destinations in a fresh (and delicious) light.

The best destinations in Asia for group trips

A selection of our most popular destinations for groups of friends

Northern Vietnam

Combining canary-yellow French palaces with colourful and chaotic market streets dating back to the imperial dynasties, Hanoi is the place to soak up the atmosphere of old Vietnam.

Northern Vietnam

Jungle-clad islands cloaked in atmospheric sea mist and 2,000 limestone pinnacles thrusting skywards: Halong Bay is indisputably one of Asia’s great landscapes.

Central Vietnam

It may be best-known for its lantern festival and World Heritage architecture but, for us, Hoi An’s true appeal lies in its charming rural outskirts and mouth-watering foodie experiences.

Southern Vietnam

Buzzing with longtail taxi boats and crowded with barges piled with mangoes, pineapples and fresh fish, a trip to the Mekong Delta is all about getting to know the rhythms of life on the water.

Southern Vietnam

The yin to Hanoi’s yang, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon to its friends) offers a more internationally minded counterpoint to that northern bastion of tradition — not to mention an exciting base from which to explore Vietnam’s most interesting war sites.

Cambodia

The laid-back, low-rise town of Siem Reap is the gateway to one of the most spectacular man-made sights on the planet: the sprawling, root-strangled ruins of Angkor.

Laos

Luang Prabang is Laos’s Shangri-La: sweeping golden roofs and colonial shophouses against a lush backdrop of jungle-covered mountains, and a laid-back atmosphere of peace and serenity.

Thailand

Bangkok is an assault on the senses. Clouds of aromatic steam battle with exhaust fumes, neon signs blink jarringly alongside confection-like temples, and 30-degree heat and humidity heightens the sensation that you’re simmering in a heady, spice-laden stew.

Thailand

The largest and most popular of the Thai Islands has as many different personalities as it has beaches — and that’s quite a few! Pay no heed to those who say Phuket is past its prime: there are pockets of paradise here to compete with anywhere in the world.

Malaysia

Langkawi is a jungle-clad island paradise amid the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea. The best way to round off a day of snorkelling, trekking or mangrove kayaking? Satay skewers and an ice-cold beer on its white, sandy beaches.

The best guided tours and excursions to do as a group

We can arrange any number of fun, hands-on activities to keep everyone entertained during your holiday

Hanoi
Food & Drink
Hands on
Insider

If you ask us, there’s no better way to kick off your trip to Vietnam than with this cooking class at the home of Vietnamese MasterChef finalist Chef Ai.

Upper Mekong
Cruising
Culture
Relaxation

Where the Lower Mekong is broad, slow, and pulsing with life, the Upper Mekong is faster, narrower, and altogether more remote.

Vietnam
Active
Food & Drink

Vietnam is notorious for its scooter-snarled streets, but we say — if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Ho Chi Minh City
Culture
Culture & History
Food & Drink
Insider

Sipping a sweet iced coffee at a street-side café is an unmissable Vietnamese experience — but there’s more to it than just a few ground beans and some condensed milk: these days, Vietnam is a bona fide, world-class, bean-brewing pro.

Hoi An
Active
Culture

Usually we don’t like telling people what to do, but we’ll make an exception here: you can’t visit Hoi An without exploring its rural outskirts – and this is one of our absolute favourite ways to do it.

Luang Prabang
Culture
Food & Drink
Insider

What does Laos have in common with turn-of-the-century Provence? An abiding love of the boules, for one thing.

Vientiane
Culture
Insider

There are few people better placed to introduce you to traditional and contemporary Lao textile culture than Carol Cassidy.

Kinabatangan River
On the water
Wildlife

A riverboat safari on the Kinabatangan River just might be the best wildlife experience in the world.

Bangkok
Food & Drink

Bangkok is the city that never stops eating, as you’ll discover on this late-night tuk-tuk tour of the city’s finest street-food spots and drinking holes.

Two couples kayaking through mangrove

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