South East Asia has remained high on the backpacking bucket list for decades. Packed with tropical paradise islands, stunning landscapes, underwater wonderlands, fascinating cultures, ancient cities, legendary parties and a wealth of tasty food - it’s easy to see why! There’s also the minor fact the region enjoys a tropical climate and your money can go a long way here!
We start our guides off with the regions most popular backpacker destination, Thailand.
Famous for its countless paradise islands, the country's steady development of tourism means that many locations now have ultra-modern amenities, with plenty of activities to keep you entertained. But for those looking to get away from it all, you can still find your own secluded bit of paradise, away from all mod-cons, and discover some pieces of genuine Thai culture to enjoy and cherish.
The first thing that springs to mind for most people when thinking of Cambodia is the ancient city of Angkor, with its world-famous monument, Angkor Wat. The city is indeed a spectacular sight, and while not to be missed, Cambodia has so much more to offer.
The country has emerged from its recent turbulent history to show the world a welcoming, friendly face. It also has some superb beaches, which are yet to suffer from the effects of commercial tourism.
We hope you'll have as much fun exploring these countries as we have.