It seems rare to hear someone say they’re traveling solely to Vietnam...or only to Cambodia. More often than not, people are traveling to the ethereal region of Southeast Asia, combining several countries into one trip. In the past few years, the region has worked hard to increase the number and quality of flights, to expedite border crossings, and to reduce the hassle of getting multiple visas. Until recently, 2 weeks might have only been enough time to see Vietnam due to the hassle of traveling overland or the limitation of just one flight per week to Cambodia. Now, with improved overland routes and abundant air connections, we can offer 12 day itineraries that span Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia without breaking the bank.
If you want your next trip to SE Asia to cover a lot of ground, be sure to take advantage of the frequent flights between major cities. The air travel in Asia is cheap, reliable, and most likely, you’ll be served a snack if not a full meal on an hour long flight! Local air carriers offer first class service with budget prices and connections to every major city in the region. Hanoi to Bangkok? 5 different airlines fly the route leaving every hour 7 days a week. Luang Prabang to Siem Reap? 3 different carriers, 3 times a day.
Wildland's focus is always on helping you make deeper connections and finding memorable and unique ways to experience our world. Flying from one region to another allows you to combine more diverse habitats and cultures, while gaining more time on the ground. We can utilize more transportation modes and routes where it really counts to experience remote natural areas, ancient sites and daily rural life. For example, flying from Hanoi to Hue easily connects you to the scenic train from Hue to Hoi An. A quick flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi gives you more time to explore on bikes, pedaling through the countryside. Flying from the North to South of Thailand gets you there in time to ride bareback on an elephant in the morning and lounge under mangroves on a pristine beach in the afternoon.
SE Asia is an region of the world that is jam-packed full of history, culture, and nature just waiting to be explored. Deciding where you want to go and what you want to do can be a daunting task. SE Asia reminds me of Legos; you can stack the countries and sights you’d like to see in whatever combination you like and they’ll probably fit together, but knowing how to build something amazing in the most efficient way is where I come in!
Your friendly SE Asia travel guru,