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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

A short series of some our all-time, personal favourite tour destinations. Certain will be well-known and already popular and others much more off the beaten track and rarely visited, First up; Cambodia’s delightful coastal town of Kep. The above photo of Kep’s delightful Crab Market was admittedly taken a few years ago and some upgrading of the waterfront cafes has…

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 Burma (Myanmar) visa information was valid for late 2017, early 18 but bear in mind that regulations can change at short notice and that furthermore, our information is primarily applicable to UK, Australian, NZ, Canadian, US, and Western European nation passport holders. Visas are required for all nationalities other than those of ASEAN member states and they are…

In the light of a few recent incidents we’ve encountered, we’d like to reiterate some essential passport requirements to check prior to any travel in Southeast Asia. They may seem minor and are easily overlooked but aren’t necessarily so in the eyes of immigration officials or airline staff. We do already mention such requirements on our site but it is…

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…

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 12-day, Vietnam and Cambodia tour – Saigon to Angkor – takes you through the fascinating heart of exotic Indochina from Vietnam’s bustling and colourful Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon to the locals) through the myriad waterways and serene landscapes of the Mekong Delta before travelling by boat up the mighty Mekong River itself to Cambodia’s chaotic but great fun…

A 2-week Central and South Laos tour following the mighty Mekong by boat and by road from the riverside capital Vientiane through rarely-visited parts of central and southern Laos to remote cliff-top Preah Vihear and the town of Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia. The lesser-known central and southern parts of the country hide some of Lao’s – and indeed Southeast…

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…

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…

Koh Mak; a wonderful and still largely unspoilt island lying in the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand just south of its more famous neighbour Koh Chang. We reckon Koh Mak is the perfect compromise with enough of a tourist infrastructure to keep visitors comfortable, well-fed and occupied but without the over the top commercialism of some of the…

Scenic Koh Chang; a large island lying on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand with an unspoilt, mountainous, jungle-clad interior and a series of picturesque sandy bays down its west coast is another of our recommendations for some quality island and beach time after finishing your tour. Koh Chang has what we’d describe as a medium level of…

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…

Images of Phnom Penh is designed as an introductory tour – not only to travel and street photography but also as to photography in Cambodia in general, while for more experienced photographers we’ll try and ensure you get to the right place at the right time. Long-term Phnom Penh resident and highly experienced travel photographer Jeff Perigois will show you…

Our Angkor tour provides a perfect visit to Cambodia’s awe-inspiring World Heritage site, with its vast jungle-clad temples and mysterious stone carvings. We include a comprehensive tour of all the major sites, plus some lesser-known ones, including a short jungle trek to some rarely visited temples as well as both sunrise and sunset visits. We’ve spent over 15 years fine-tuning…

A 2-week fully-escorted Laos family tour. This tailored family adventure begins in the old capital – UNESCO World Heritage-listed Luang Prabang – before taking you overland to the spectacular karst landscapes of Vang Vieng and the laid back contemporary capital, Vientiane, situated on the banks of the Mekong River. From here we’ll travel to the lesser-known, far south of the…