Monks, Myanmar

South East Asia

From the temples of Angkor in Cambodia to the orangutans of the Borneo’s lowland rainforest, a holiday in South East Asia opens the gate into a region of great historical, biological and anthropological interest, a region of undiscovered ruins and unnamed species which 21st-century historians and naturalists are only now starting to explore.

Because we’ve explored these incredible destinations ourselves, we can recommend the sites, flavours, and activities that will allow you to experience the essence of a place at a pace that suits you. And with our highly qualified guides, you’ll be looked after every step of the way.

Watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat, pay a visit to a traditional Toraja village in Indonesia, observe orangutan in the rainforest canopies, stroll along the gentle, warm sands of a Thai beach and dine like a king. We will ensure your holiday leaves you loving South East Asia as much as we do.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Nirjhara £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Boutique

Contemporary architecture using locally sourced recycled wood and natural stone, Nirjhara fosters a truly sustainable yet stunningly stylish stay. A haven of peace balanced by the relaxing sound of Nirjhara’s waterfall and up and coming Kendung. With only 25 villas and suites, filled with locally crafted furniture and a few moments from Bali’s sacred Tanah Lot temple, Nirjhara encapsulates the essence of this spiritual island.

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Aqua Blu £££££

  • Indonesia

Sailing between the islands of Komodo in the summer months before moving to Raja Ampat during the winter, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht with a strong naval heritage. Formally the British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle, Aqua Blu has been stylishly refurbished to offer sublime cruising throughout this compelling destination.

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The Peninsula Bangkok £££££

  • Thailand
  • City

One of the finest properties in Bangkok, The Peninsula’s riverside location capitalises its position with panoramic views from every room where guests are assured legendary Thai service. Highlighting the best of Thai style and comfort with both traditional and contemporary elements. The Peninsula offers the iconic welcome of a green Rolls Royce, a sublime spa and the best riverside breakfast to be found in this part of the world.

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Villa Samadhi £££££

  • Singapore
  • City

Set in a verdant nature reserve of 54 acres, Villa Samadhi is a charming low rise building that was once an army garrison. Now a boutique hotel of 20 rooms, it has retained its 1920’s colonial feel with original shutters, black and white colour scheme and antique furniture showcasing the owner’s journeys through Asia. Each room features recycled timber with high ceilings and wide verandas, and some have private plunge pools or wooden soaking tubs.

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Road to Mandalay £££££

  • Myanmar

Road to Mandalay started life on the Rhine River in Germany and is now a graceful river cruiser in Myanmar. Expect high standards of comfort and luxury, with unparalleled personal service and gourmet regional cuisine. The 43 cabins are furnished using local materials and are arranged across four decks, all have views onto the passing river scenery. Facilities onboard include a small on-deck swimming pool, large sun deck and a spa.

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Misool Eco Resort £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Misool is a world-class private island hideaway accessible only by boat. With stilted cottages and villas made from reclaimed hardwoods, featuring Balinese style bathrooms and views of either the lagoon or house reef, Misool offers exclusive adventure whilst redefining sustainable tourism. The core belief is to protect and conserve. Misool is back to nature at its most stunning best.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route.

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz.

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