Our team at InsideAsia Tours
The sun never sets on the InsideAsia Tours team (well, maybe on Sundays) and here you can meet the people behind our Southeast Asian tours and holidays.
We have a wide range of backgrounds and interests, but you can be sure that the one thing that ties us all together is a love of travel, foreign cultures and a passionate desire to share that with other people.
From the accounts department, through the travel consultant teams to the tour leaders and guides on the ground, you can rest assured that everything we do is to make sure you have the best possible experience in Asia.
- Tyler Palma
- Group Tours Ground Manager & Senior Tour Leader
- Email: [email protected]
- Location (Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma...)
Tyler has worked in the travel industry for over a decade in roles spanning seven countries.
Originally from Wyoming, Tyler moved to Vietnam at the age of 22 and began leading walking tours of the northern regions of the country, as well as kayaking trips in Halong Bay. Since then, he has spent over a decade travelling in Southeast Asia and beyond - visiting over 67 countries, living all over East Asia, and leading tours across Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Korea, Japan and Burma. Though he is now based in Tokyo, Japan, Tyler continues to lead tours for InsideVietnam and never fails to get glowing reviews from his customers!
Today, Tyler is a senior tour leader and ground manager for all InsideAsia tours - not only in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia but also Japan and Burma.
Recently, Tyler received his Masters degree in the Political Economy of East Asia - a great personal achievement that he has been working towards for some time. Not only is he conversant with the ins and outs of East Asian politics and economics, he is also an avid practitioner of Japanese calligraphy, a whiskey aficionado, and a fan of East Asian art.
Tyler's top tip for those planning to travel in Southeast Asia is always to greet everyone with a smile. Good advice for travelling anywhere, of course, but it makes a big difference in this region!
Where is your favourite place in Southeast Asia, and why?
"My favorite place in Vietnam is Mai Chau. I love walking through the terraced rice paddies and staying in the local villages here. In Cambodia, I really love the Tonle Sap lake. Not the area that's nearest to Siem Reap but deep into the lake and on to the river. It's another world and has some of my favorite scenery in the world. In Laos, I love Nhong Khiaw. The towering rock formations and beautiful Nam Ou River make for an unbeatable combination."