Experience Asia’s magnificence on Belmond’s grand tour
Asia isn’t only Earth’s largest continent; it’s probably also the most diverse and culturally rich.
The buzz of life reverberates all over Asia, not least throughout Southeast Asia where the tropical climate is complemented with irresistible cuisines, delightful people, intriguing cultural heritage and history, and unrivalled natural beauty. The collective result: outstanding experiences for everyone who visits.
From Cambodia’s astonishing ancient temples and Bali’s awe-inspiring natural beauty, to Bangkok’s irresistible street food and Laos’s magical caves, travellers can truly fulfil their wanderlust here.
But where do you start getting acquainted with this action-packed and expansive region?
Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, an exceptional honeymoon, or an indulgent getaway packed with treasures, nothing delivers like Belmond’s Grand Tour of Southeast Asia.
The seven-night tour embarks on an epic journey of discovery across five unbelievably beautiful Southeast Asia locations.
Create your own personalized tour of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand featuring the most unique and captivating destinations.
The itinerary of the tour is entirely up to you. You can curate a sequence that allows you to see all five destinations. Or if you’re particularly interested in Cambodia’s ancient glories, Thailand’s hot food scene, Laos’s natural beauty, Indonesia’s paradise beaches, or Myanmar’s traditional crafts, then stay a while longer there.
What can you expect from the tour?
Belmond’s Grand Southeast Asia tour includes airport transfers, so as soon as you step off that plane, away from reality into luxury, you can expect to be impeccably taken care of.
As part of the tour, guests can choose from five of Belmond’s most deluxe hotels. A minimum of two different hotels must be chosen but with the options available we suspect you may want to try them all.
Let us take you on a remarkable, bespoke tour as we guide you every step of an unforgettable vacation.
Beginning in the golden land of Myanmar, journey back to a gentler time at Belmond Governor’s Residence Hotel in Yangon, a colonial-style mansion that fits its lush green surroundings perfectly.
Spend the morning relaxing by the fan-shaped swimming pool and discover one of the many inspiring experiences that are all part of the package. Perhaps meditate at the mighty Shwedagon Pagoda or take a private yoga class with a professional instructor?
From here, skip up to northern Laos to explore a serene sanctuary amid the mountains that surround Belmond’s La Residence Phou Vao.
At this still, calm and charming retreat from the usual chaos of Southeast Asia, immerse in enchanting Laotian culture.
Take a tour along the Mekong River, stopping off at Buddha Cave and to taste traditional “Lao Lao” whiskey. Then try your hand whipping up a culinary sensation in an expert chef-led cooking class. Then witness Baci, a traditional Lao ceremony performed by a village senior to strengthen community bonds and welfare – a truly spellbinding experience.
Next head southeast into the beguiling land of Cambodia and stay at Belmond La Residence D’Angkor, just moments from the fabled Angkor Wat. Experience awesomeness where ancient traditions meet modern mores.
When done admiring the hand-woven silks and local artefacts scattered around the hotel, head out on a private tour around the ancient temples. You can decide to take along your own private photographer as part of the package.
Alternatively, hop on a bicycle and propel yourself around the temples by peddle power, leaving enough time for a traditional massage to relax well-exercised muscles back at the hotel.
Then again, if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, we strongly recommend adding Belmond Napasai to your itinerary. Idyllically nestled between jungle and sea, Belmond Napasai is a slice of paradise on Thailand’s world famous Koh Samui island.
Let the hotel create a bespoke four-course private beach dinner for just the two of you on the golden sand fringing the resort; an ideal setting, perhaps, to pop a special question.
Thrill-seekers will not wish to miss the opportunity to acquire some basic Muay Thai boxing skills over the course of three private 60-minute sessions led by a master of the martial art.
Furthest south on your tour is Belmond Jimbaran Puri on the paradise island of Bali, Indonesia. Nestled beside Bali’s best beach, with private suites set in a stunningly beautiful Balinese garden, it’s a place of indulgence and luxury like none other.
Head out to sea on an enthralling Dedari sea-faring craft as you sip sparkling wine and nibble delicious canapes. As you glide across the calm waters of Jimbaran Bay and the sun slowly slips below the horizon, toast the treasured journey.
Better yet, the above-mentioned activities are available across most of the hotels, with the exceptions of the Angkor Wat Tour and trip down the Mekong river. So you can choose any four activities at any locations.
Why delay? Book your Grand Tour of Southeast Asia today.
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