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About Us

About Us

We are travel nerds who fell in love with Southeast Asia, simple as that!

Our aim is to combine the best of both worlds with ‘Western’ organizational and logistical skills associated with the in-depth local knowledge and expertise of our locally employed staff.

We’re also very proud, and reckon it’s a good sign, that many of our staff, both full-time and freelance have been with us for many years so are all well versed in the unique All Points East style as well as being highly experienced. Our tours hope to show you the ‘must see’ sites and some of the lesser known ones but importantly doing this in a relaxed, flexible and fun way. We won’t forget you’re on holiday and guides’ social skills are at least as important as knowing exactly what year that temple was built in!

 

"All Points East are the Thailand specialists. If anyone can show you the real Thailand, All Points East can."
- Chris Lee, Director of Marketing (UK), Tourism Authority of Thailand

Responsible Travel

All Points East takes great care to ensure that our practices in Southeast Asia not only provide exciting and memorable holidays for those who travel with us, but that they make positive contributions to the region. Read about our efforts on our Responsible Travel page.

ATOL

The air holidays shown are ATOL protected by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5318. ATOL protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. If you want to know more, please visit the ATOL website.

Know Before You Go

We work with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to help ensure British, (and indeed all), travellers stay safe overseas. Before you travel, check out the FCO web site, which is packed with essential travel advice and tips, and (usually) up-to-date country-specific information.

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Our Team

A few of the faces that make it all happen...

GM - Southeast Asia

Mark Ord

Mark has over 25 years experience in Southeast Asia, including several as researcher for guidebooks before establishing APE in 1999 as a result of a bet with a mate in a South London pub

GM - United Kingdom

Lesley Schofield

Anyone making enquiries or booking a tour will have come across Lesley in our UK office. Her lack of opportunity to travel is made up for by time spent walking her dogs in the jungles of Hampshire

Manager - Thailand

Wipaporn Ord

Wipaporn, or Wi, is a 2016 Silver medallist in the World Guide of the Year Awards. Originating from Bangkok, she runs the Southeast Asia office. Being a mum herself Wi’s speciality is family tours

Manager - French dept.

Pascal Rimpault

Pascal, hailing from Angers, France, has called Thailand his home for over 25 years and his wealth of local knowledge and love of the region are both invaluable on our Thai and Lao tours

Ground Crew

Organizing tours and travel in such a widespread area as Southeast Asia entails a fair amount of staff; admin, tour-leaders, guides, drivers etc so below is just a selection of our co-workers with the main criteria being merely whoever we happened to have a photo of to hand.

Our crew on the ground includes nuclear scientist turned guide Dalat in Saigon; Aor and Oh in Bangkok; Nak, Chet, Veng, Rani and all our wonderful ground staff in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; Pong in northern Laos plus of course Sone in southern Laos, Leo and Tony in China, Hadji, Yap and all the Malaysia team, our awesome Borneo guides Alex and Henry and Patrick (Po Po), Win Win, Nae Mo, Hla Maung, (who also kindly provided some of his excellent photos for our new site), in Burma, (Myanmar). Many thanks also to the tireless Phyu Phyu in Yangon, Laos’s one and only Crewe Alexandra supporter Rob in Vientiane, Jeremy in Kota Kinabalu and Rene in Hanoi for all their help and organizational skills that ensure the smooth running, (well most of the time!) of our range of Southeast Asian tours and holidays.

Office Locations

UK Office

Hidden Places Adventure Tours Ltd.
1 Frenchies View,
Denmead, PO7 6SH
United Kingdom

+44 (0)23 9225 8859

+44 (0)23 9225 0574

Thailand Office

47/1 Nimmanhemin Road Soi 9
Suthep
Chiang Mai 50000
Thailand

+66 (0) 81 885 9490

+66 (0) 53 894 158

Cambodia Office

c/o The Fin Inn,
Phsa Leu
Siem Reap
Cambodia

+855 (0) 12 460 036

+855 (0) 16 213 337

Awards & Accreditations

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