The Best Private Trips to Book in Southeast Asia

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Whether you’re looking to book a private trip with family, friends or a social group, these are the best Culture Trip itineraries you can book in Southeast Asia.

There’s plenty of pros for going private. Obviously it means you can keep the guest-list locked down, but it also allows for far greater flexibility on travel dates, group sizes (minimum of 4) and even age requirements. Simply get in touch with our Travel Experts to organise your personalised Culture Trip adventure.

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Blissful Bali

How does 12 days in paradise sound? That’s what you can have with our Bali itinerary, which beautifully encapsulates the island’s unique ability to combine outdoor adventure with relaxation and authentic local culture. We’ll start with the latter, creating a traditional Balinese offering to place in a sacred temple, before embarking on a hike through rural villages and rice paddies. You’ll have a yoga class and a cooking class, swim in jungle waterfalls and visit Lempuyang Temple. You’ll even hike an actual volcano, Mount Batur, at sunrise for stunning views of the island. Then it’s time to relax with an escape to the tiny island of Gili Trawangan, where a luxurious beach resort awaits. Snorkel with sea turtles, chill on the beach and book yourself a massage, before we return to Bali to round off the trip with a traditional Balinese blessing ceremony.

From US$1847

Next available from 7th Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Bali, Indonesia

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ENDS AT

Bali, Indonesia

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Incredible Thailand and Laos by Train

Ever thought about exploring Southeast Asia by train? Probably not. Well, this two-week Rail Trip blends two of the region’s most beautiful countries thanks to the joys of train travel. You’ll explore the ancient ruins of Sukhothai and take an authentic Thai cooking class, before heading out to the jungle to walk with elephants, go bamboo rafting and glamping. Then it’s across the border to Laos, where we’ll briefly swap train tracks for the Mekong river on a boat cruise. Visit rural villages, ancient caves and a world famous waterfall in the wilds of Laos before taking a high-speed train to Vang Vieng. Explore the Nam Song river by kayak before returning to Thailand and taking the sleeper train to Bangkok, where your group can end the trip with a guided tour of the city and a delicious farewell dinner.

From US$1686

Next available from 13th Jul 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Bangkok, Thailand

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ENDS AT

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DURATION

14

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

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STYLE

Discovery

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Angkor Wat at sunrise

Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Three countries in 11 days? Why not? This food-inspired, border-crossing extravaganza might just be the ultimate Southeast Asian adventure. Start with ancient temples and street food in Bangkok – we’ll use Tuk Tuks to get around in style! – before crossing the border in Cambodia. Experience a local Phare circus show, marvel at the wonder of Angkor Wat at sunrise and explore the ancient ruins of Ta Prohm by e-bike. After an urban forage food tour in Phnom Penh you’ll cross into Vietnam in style, zooming down the Mekong on speedboat. You’ll spend a day and a night on a river cruise, before using a traditional sampan rowing boat to explore the river’s many islets, canals and rural villages. Finally, the trip ends in Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll be treated to an expert Vietnamese cooking class and a walking tour of the city. Three countries, three major cities and a whole lot of good food – what more could you ask for?

From US$2374

Next available from 14th Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Bangkok, Thailand

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ENDS AT

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

DURATION

11

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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