We offer a selection of exciting group tours timed perfectly to coincide with some of Southeast Asia’s biggest festivals and important special events. Eat moon cake and mingle with locals at the Full Moon Festival in Vietnam or send a lantern into the night sky in Thailand on one of our festival tours for a holiday with a difference.
Alternatively combine history with culture on one of our special events tours in Burma, Borneo or Vietnam. Join the festivities of Burma’s New Year and commemorate ANZAC Day with a special visit to the infamous Death Railway; walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who lost their lives marching the infamous Ranau Death Track; or head to Vietnam and gain intriguing insight into the Vietnam War with visits to important battle fields and poignant memorial sights.
Our festivals and special events tours in Southeast Asia offer fascinating insight into local culture, offering you the chance to join the festivities. The Full Moon Festival in Vietnam originated as an autumn harvest festival and today is the second most important celebration in the country. Lanterns are released into the night sky or onto a river and moon cakes are eaten with family and friends. Join us to celebrate the Full Moon Festival in charming Hoi An, where the festivities are at their best.
Alternatively Thailand’s Yi Peng Festival celebrates of the end of the rainy season, and sees locals floating Krathongs on the river for luck in love and life, or launching ‘Kom Loi’ or paper lanterns to send their troubles away. Join the locals in Chiang Mai to celebrate the wonderful festival.
On one of our special events tours head to Burma in time for the Water Festival – Burma’s most celebrated holiday, and ANZAC Day when you can pay your respects to fallen soldiers who died while building the infamous Death Railway. Discover the delights of Vietnam while paying tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives in the Vietnam War with visits to the desolate Demilitarized Zone, Long Tan battle field and the extraordinary Cu Chi Tunnels. Or walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who were forced to trek through dense jungle on the Ranau Death March in Borneo.
Join us at the spirited and always lively Yi Peng festival of Chiang Mai to witness the timed release of thousands of beautifully coloured, candle lit Lanna-style lanterns into the sky and local river. Kicking off in Bangkok, we see the famed Emerald Buddha before visiting the River Kwai, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai and watching elephant’s bathe along the way.
Vietnam’s Full Moon Festival is as fascinating as it is beautiful. Join us to celebrate the Full Moon Festival in the charming riverside town of Hoi An, where thousands of locals release beautiful lanterns into the night sky or onto a river filled with their hopes and wishes for the future. There is also tasty Mooncakes to be eaten too!
Discover the best of Vietnam, from the charming capital city of Hanoi and picturesque Halong Bay, to sizzling Saigon and the ancient city of Hue, while also paying tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. Visit poignant battlefields and memorial sites from the desolate Demilitarized Zone, to the Long Tan battle field and the extraordinary Cu Chi Tunnels on this Commemorative Vietnam Group Tour.
This tour has been perfectly timed to combine the best of Burma, with the Water Festival - Burma’s most celebrated holiday and ANZAC Day, when you can pay your respects to fallen soldiers at Thanbyuzayat WWII cemetary which contains almost 4000 graves of Allied POWs who died while building infamous Death Railway.
Walk in the footsteps of the Australian and British Prisoners of War who were forced to trek through dense jungle on the infamous Sandakan Ranau Death March during the Second World War on this poignant Commemorative Tour. Plus enjoy the spectacular wildlife and scenery of Borneo en route.