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Couples Holidays

It’s about time somebody said it. Couples’ vacations in Asia aren’t always romance, honeymoons, and walking side-by-side on a beach (though there is, of course, a time and a place for that).

Traveling as a twosome? Then the real question here is: what are you passionate about? Hiking? Cruising? Eating up a storm? Because whatever interests you and your other half share, we can concoct a trip that won’t only bring you closer together – but will bring you closer to the heart of each destination you visit, too.

Do you need to pack as much enjoyment as possible into a few short weeks off work? Or celebrate a milestone with a dream Asia vacation? Choose a pace that works for you, and we’ll whisk you to each destination – no precious days spent navigating local bus networks, no sub-par accommodation options. Your dedicated travel consultant will collaborate with you and turn your ideas into one meticulously organized trip, leaving you to focus on soaking up the culture.

Asia itinerary ideas for couples

Our sample routes packed full of fun activities for you and your partner

$2,500
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.

$2,600
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.

$4,600
Classic
Honeymoon
Cruising
Insider
Luxury
Scenery

Laos’s most magnificent scenery combined with its finest accommodation: this itinerary is the crème de la crème.

$2,900
Classic
Active
Adventure
Cruising
Culture & History
Scenery

Experience two unique but intertwined cultures as you cruise along the Mekong from northern Thailand to Laos.

$2,400
Classic
Architecture
Culture
Culture & History
History

How did Thailand become Thailand? Follow the threads of history back to the kingdoms and cultures that shaped Thailand today.

$4,800
Classic
Honeymoon
Active
Wildlife

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

$3,300
Classic
Active
Culture & History
Relaxation
Scenery

Balancing city with rainforest, beach and rural life, this is a classic introduction to the absolute highlights of Peninsular Malaysia.

$3,300
Classic
Activity
Adventure
Culture & History
Scenery
Wildlife

Covering both Sabah and Sarawak and balancing wildlife with culture, this itinerary proves Borneo is about much more than orangutans.

$3,300
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.

The best destinations in Asia for couples

A selection of our most popular destinations for couples

Northern Vietnam

Combining canary-yellow French palaces with colorful 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.

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.

Laos

You’d never guess it now, but Champasak was once the seat of an independent royal kingdom that thrived for over 200 years. Today, this tiny, sleepy, riverside town is best-known as the gateway to the lush and laid-back 4,000 Islands.

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.

Chiang Mai

In contrast to the mile-a-minute chaos of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is a breath of fresh air. Here, leafy boulevards and European architecture survive alongside temples dating back to the twelfth century.

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a true cultural melting pot, where jade-topped Chinese gates open out onto palm-lined squares, Indian restaurants serve banana leaf curries in marigold-scented alleyways, and old-fashioned Malay villages lie squeezed between the skyscrapers.

Malaysia

With a history stretching back through colonial rule and the Age of Exploration, Malacca’s Portuguese fortress and lantern-strung Chinese temples make it one of the best places to get a sense of Malaysia’s long and turbulent past.

South Korea

Spend a week in Seoul, and you’ll most likely come away feeling that you’ve barely scratched the surface – this hyperactive, endlessly beguiling megalopolis somehow feels uber-cool, hyper-modern, charmingly traditional and historically fascinating, all at the same time.

Borneo

With coral reefs, dense mangroves, sandy beaches and thick jungle, all just fifteen minutes by speedboat from Sabah’s capital, Gaya Island is a microcosm of the Borneo wilderness and a true tropical paradise.

The best guided tours and excursions to do as a couple

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

Halong Bay
Cruising
Relaxation
Scenery

Every time we do it, cruising on Halong Bay feels almost magical – like we’ve accidentally sailed into a Vietnamese legend.

Hue
Culture & History
History

Hue is best-known for its Citadel, but for us the imperial tombs offer an even more compelling insight into the lives and histories of Vietnam’s royal emperors.

Hoi An
Active
Culture
Food & Drink

Triem Tay, on the rural fringes of Hoi An, is home to nearly 150 families whose livelihoods still revolve around traditional activities such as farming and sedge-weaving.

Phnom Penh
Culture
Culture & History
Insider

It's easy to beeline from landmark to landmark, but the tours we really love dove into the life that goes on in between.

Siem Reap
Culture & History

Magnificent in both scale and artistry, half-supported and half-consumed by buttress-rooted silk-cotton trees, the temples of Angkor are among the most fantastic man-made sights on the planet.

Pakse & Bolaven Plateau
Active
Culture
Scenery

Over a kilometer above sea level, the Bolaven Plateau is your chance to experience a totally different Laotian landscape – where cool temperatures, volcanic soil and plentiful rain conspire to create a wonderfully rich and fertile land perfect for growing coffee, cassava, bananas, tea and cardamom.

4,000 Islands
Active
Culture
Scenery

With 4,000 islands to explore, how do you know where to begin?

Bangkok
Culture & History

Before Bangkok became famous for its busy nightlife and glitzy malls, it was known as the “Venice of the East”: threaded through with hundreds of canals (or khlongs) and lined with teakwood homes and shrines.

Penang
Architecture
Culture & History
History

Begin learning about George Town’s 200-year history over a breakfast of freshly baked Bengali bread, then delve into its Chinese roots with a visit to the former HQ of one of the city’s Five Great Clans.

Danum Valley
Adventure
Wildlife

Exploring Danum Valley is an experience we’ll never forget. Miles upon miles from anywhere, surrounded by rainforest that’s never been logged, settled, or interfered with in any way, this is one of the richest natural wonderlands on Earth.

Couple pushing bicycles across busy road in Vietnam

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