Convinced that the post-Covid era will further change the travel expectations of your customers, in the last few months we have created, inspected and tested new itineraries in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand to create even more “responsible” SIC tours for 2022, in line with Easia Travel’s values and sustainable projects.
We have called this new collection: “Slow Travel in Southeast Asia”.
This range, with a handful of departures per year, has been designed to allow travelers to:
- Discover our destinations through longer, more immersive trips
- Spend more time in each stop at every stage of the trip
- Travel in small groups (12 pax maximum)
- Encourage human encounters through community-based activities with locals (Community Based Tourism)
- Respect the environment by favoring “alternative routes” away from the typical trails
- Transport options with a smaller carbon footprint, such as the train in Vietnam, or the metro & skytrain in Bangkok
- Overnight stays in accommodation selected for their environmental actions
- Visit the most important places outside of peak hours
- Resist the use of plastic bottles through the Refill Not Landfill project
- Contribute to a more responsible tourism industry through our local actions linked to the certification and commitments with the Travelife organization
We are therefore delighted to present these new tours:
Slow Travel in Cambodia (10 Days / 9 Nights, max 12 people)
Siem Reap, known as the “City of Temples”, is located at the gateway to the Angkor Archaeological Park. It is an essential stop on any trip to Cambodia, however few travelers take the time to explore the region in depth. We propose an itinerary that allows a complete immersive discovery of the Angkor area and its majestic temples, from the famous to the most secret, but also to experience Tonle Sap Great Lake and its particular way of life before exploring the jungles of Phnom Kulen mountain. A program is rich in encounters, experiences, and authenticity.
Slow Travel in Vietnam (18 Days / 17 Nights, max 12 people)
Slow Travel in Vietnam is an itinerary that takes its time. By spending 2 nights at almost every stop and by taking advantage of many moments of freedom, this trip allows travelers to experience Vietnam differently. Moving from South to North, the chosen stages allow a varied overview of the country with spectacularly diverse landscapes from deltas to mountains and rice fields to caves. The itinerary also highlights the history of Vietnam with the discovery of many of Vietnam’s alluring eras, from the Nguyen Dynasties to Chinese influences and the Vietnam War.
Particular care has also been taken on the responsible side of this trip, with the choice of several ecolodges (notably in Can Tho, Hue & Phong Nha) but also many activities with a true local impact such as the visit of a “Community Based Tourism” island in the Mekong Delta, the discovery of a training center in Hue, and relaxing moments in a tea house that only employs differently-abled people in Hoi An.
Slow Travel in Laos (14 Days / 13 Nights, max 12 people)
Laos is often “in the shadow” of its better-known neighbors, but a visit to Laos is perfectly suited to the expectations of a “Slow Travel” trip in Southeast Asia. This itinerary has been specifically crafted to allow travelers to experience each stop in-depth and feel the soul of the magical places they visit. By spending a few nights in each place and including not only the must-sees but also a careful selection of hidden gems and rarely visited natural wonders a little off the beaten track, this itinerary offers cultural encounters, local experiences, and incredible authenticity that is increasingly difficult to find in the modern world.
Slow Travel in Thailand (13 Days / 12 Nights, max 12 people)
Take the time to feel the heart of Thailand. Ignore the tourist sites and take the back roads. From Chiang Mai, immerse yourself in local communities and stay with local people. Meet the Akha tribe and experience a night in a traditional lodge. Gradually return to Bangkok and Amphawa, traveling by day train to limit your impact on the environment but also to discover the country and its people differently.
Contact us to receive details of the programs for these Exclusive/Signature Easia Travel trips from our SIC 2022 collection.
Alternatively, all our guaranteed departures (rates, programs, and departures) are also available on Travel Exchange, the SIC booking platform.
We hope that these new itineraries will help you as you resume sending travelers to Southeast Asia. In the meantime, our team remains at your disposal for any questions you may have about the “Slow Travel” range or any other trips to Southeast Asia your customers desire.