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Cambodia – Street Photography by Jeff Perigois. Getting those picturesque photographs of Cambodia’s sublime landscapes or spectacular, atmospheric shots of jungle-clad temple ruins is a relatively straightforward task. You’ll need someone to ensure you get to the right place at the right time then hope for a fortuitous monk to stroll past the stone carvings or an old ox-cart to…

This seriously off the beaten track Thai tour, Hidden Thailand, takes you from Bangkok, via UNESCO World Heritage Sukhothai, through the picturesque mountains of Thailand’s far north before finishing in the historic northern capital of Chiang Mai. We’ve still got available places on our guaranteed 12th August departure so here are a few pictures to whet your appetite… Our Bangkok…

Surprisingly, some of the most spectacular and best-preserved of all Angkor period temples aren’t even in Cambodia. The magnificent 11th and 12th-century sites of Phnom Rung and Muang Tam – the former spectacularly perched atop an ancient volcano, the latter surrounded by delightful lily ponds – are actually situated in northeastern Thailand’s Buriram Province. Furthermore, one of the most attractive…

Despite being one of Southeast Asia’s most remote destinations and still – at least nominally – under a communist regime, entry procedures and Lao visa regulations are actually some of the simplest in the region. There is no need for advanced application and to our knowledge, no e-visa system is currently in place, but 30-day tourist visas are issued at…

This is a round-up of Thai visas and passport regulations for anyone embarking on a tour of, or short break in Thailand and does not pertain to long-stay visitors or ex-pats. Although in so far as most nationalities simply receive a 30-day stamp on arrival and you can dispense with visa on arrivals, e-visas etc, etc in terms of the…

The following Cambodian visas information was valid for late 2017, early 18 but bear in mind firstly, that regulations can change at short notice and secondly, that our information is primarily applicable to UK, Australian, NZ, Canadian, US, and Western European nation passport holders. With regards Cambodia, your choice is applying for an e-visa in advance or obtaining a visa…

6 more countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand have now been added to the list of nationalities eligible for the Vietnam visa online scheme.  Rates are $25 for a single entry, 30-day visa with processing time set at 3 working days. Passport holders of 40 countries including the UK and Ireland are all already eligible for such e-visas and…

Perched atop a nearly 5,000 ft mountain the old French hill-station of Sapa in Vietnam’s far northern reaches can get a bit stuck in the clouds from time to time so a big cheer all round as we awoke on the morning of our projected one-day Sapa trek to this magnificent view. This was the breakfast vista from the restaurant…

We’re delighted to see Cambodia gain a 3rd UNESCO World Heritage Site, after Angkor and Preah Vihear, with the granting of such status to the ruined 6th and 7th century Khmer capital at Sambor Prei Kuk.   These picturesque ruined temples, scattered through forest north of Kompong Thom in central Cambodia, represent the remains of the royal capital, Ishnapura, of…

Images of Angkor is a 4-day photography tour fully accompanied by one of our professional travel photographers, long-term Cambodia resident Jeff Perigois. The tour is designed for any level of ability with a flexible itinerary depending upon your personal preferences. For beginners, there’s plenty of hands-on assistance, tips and advice while for the more experienced, our experts will do their…

Our 4-day, 3 night Chiang Mai tour will show you just a few of Thailand’s northern capital’s highlights from the picturesque, narrow lanes, ancient temples and lively street markets of the old town to a circumnavigation of nearby Doi Suthep National Park by scenic mountain roads. Visits include the famous Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, Doi Suthep temple and a wander…

Explore the former Lao royal capital and now UNESCO listed World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang and discover its beautiful ancient temples, well-preserved French colonial architecture, bustling markets and riverside cafes. You’ll also travel by boat up the Mekong River to visit the dramatic Pak Ou cave temples, head into the surrounding hills to the picturesque Kuang Si Waterfalls and…

Our exciting 2-week road, rail and river journey – Hidden Thailand – will take you through some of the country’s most spectacular, yet surprisingly least-visited, regions. From the labyrinth of back-streets and bustling local markets of vibrant Bangkok and the glorious temples of the ancient capital, now World Heritage site, Sukhothai, we’ll travel to the historic town of Lampang; picturesque,…

All Points East’s private tours to Southeast Asia   In addition to our regular, scheduled itineraries we also organise tailor-made and special interest tours throughout Southeast Asia. Is there anywhere or anything you fancy that we haven’t yet covered in our regular tours – either in terms of activity or destination? Or perhaps you’re after a combination of regions or…

Tours All Points East’s series of original photography tours to Southeast Asia keeps to our signature style by combining the well-known and off-the-beaten-track destinations as well as both the iconic sights and images of everyday life. All tours will be fully guided by one of our professional travel photographers, Gary Latham or Jeff Perigois. Both of whom highly experienced in…

Here you’ll find a wide range of varied tour extensions which you can add before, after, or even on occasions during any of our regular tours. These stretch from a half-day, in the case of a cookery class, up to 5 or 6 days, or indeed for a beach or island extension – as long as you wish. For those…

A fantastic cruise in Vietnam’s celebrated UNESCO World Natural Heritage site of Halong Bay including an overnight stay onboard a comfortable, traditional-style wooden junk. You’ll visit the incredible limestone, karst scenery of the spectacular and famous Bay as well as the equally dramatic, but far less visited, Bai Tu Long Bay, lying just to the north of Halong in Bai…

Lampang – a town not usually on visitors’ itineraries for north Thailand although we reckon it certainly deserves to be and indeed – all the more reason for visiting! One of the oldest settlements in the region, the history of Lampang dates back over 1,500 years to the pre-Siamese, Mon, Dvaravati civilisation. This laid back provincial town, a short but…

A unique Bangkok city tour with a difference. An exploration of Thailand’s famous capital: bustling and vibrant, hectic and congested but always fascinating, exciting and also often picturesque! Plenty of adjectives apply to this sprawling Asian metropolis and our one day tour of the City is designed to show you the famous sites as well as the parts other visitors…