This is a new trip designed by our Operations Manager, which features some of his (and our) favourite destinations in the Far East and Southeast Asia. Variety is the name of the game here, from the rugged mountain beauty of the Korean Peninsula, to the verdant jungles of Borneo, five Asian countries are featured in a regional roundup that showcases the diversity of the region.
Seasonality and Weather
Due to the number of different climate zones visited on this tour, the range of conditions encountered will vary widely. We have attempted to time this trip for either ideal or acceptable conditions throughout, but barring this, we have made some compromises here and there, and have also considered that this seasonality also means that we are able to take advantage of off-season rates in some locales.
February is a relatively rainy time in Bali, but showers are short-lived and temperatures balmy. Feb is dry season in the Philippines - ideal. Korea will be cold but clear and bright. Feb should be just after monsoon season in both Singapore and Malaysia.
October is the dry season for Bali, and the end of the rainy season in the Philippines. Most rain falls in Singapore, November to January; otherwise it is hot and humid year round. Malaysian Borneo - Oct is the transition period from wet to dry and is usually pleasant. South Korea has fine weather with comfortable temperatures.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Transport will vary, but will always be air-conditioned / heated and private. Internal flights via scheduled regional carriers. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Laundry facilities are available at most hotels for a reasonable price. Safe deposit boxes are available in most hotels either free or for a nominal fee. All are air-conditioned / heated.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local guides, local driver/s.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)