It's time to turn your ideas into a multi-destination trip to Southeast Asia
In Southeast Asia, it’s easy to combine multiple countries into one incredible bumper trip. But when each has so much to offer in its own right, why consider a multi-country route?
National boundaries and identities may seem set in stone today, but it hasn’t always been that way. Over the centuries, as empires rose and fell, borders shifted, people moved, and different cultures became fused together or pushed apart.
At one time, the Khmer Empire stretched over most of continental Southeast Asia. At another, it was Burma’s Pagan Kingdom. Still later, it was European colonisers who called the shots. The result is that Southeast Asia today is a patchwork of countries — some only a few decades old — with a rich shared history and an infinitely tangled web of cultural influences.
A multi-country trip is not about packing in destinations or ticking more off your list. It’s about exploring the similarities and subtle differences that tie these countries together, and make each of them completely unique.
Latest Coronavirus update
Currently entry into all our destinations in Asia is not possible from the UK, US, Canada and Australia (on standard tourist visas and without the need for quarantine on arrival).
While there are promising developments being discussed about opening up more localised international travel; between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for example, we are unlikely to see the majority of countries fully open to international tourists before late Spring 2021 at the earliest.