Traveling Southeast Asia

There have been backpackers exploring Southeast Asia for decades. It’s generally a popular destination because it’s relatively safe and inexpensive to visit.

Also, there are tons of activities to enjoy and some stunning natural and historical attractions. If you are thinking to travel Southeast Asia and this is your first trip to the region, here are our travel tips and advice for Backpacking Southeast Asia!

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Southeast Asia Travel Destinations

You’ve decided make a trip – great! The really tricky bit is to decide whereto go. There are eleven countries in Southeast Asia. Some are more popular travel destinations than others.

Some have well established tourist infrastructure, while others are more off-the-beaten-track. You’ll need to consider what route you will take, and which countries are realistic to see in a single trip.

Advice on Planning Your Journey

It’s time to start piecing together your dream trip and plan your journey! It might seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. There are so many different ways to see Southeast Asia, that you can choose to do it however you please.

Sketch out your ideal trip, and then look through all the options to make it a reality. You might keep it simple and opt for classic backpacker tours. However, this is your adventure. Therefore make the most of it.