Which places in Southeast Asia should be on your 2018 Travel Wishlist?

by Duong Vuong

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before”  Dalai Lama.

As we recently bid goodbye to 2017, a whole new 365 pages book opens up just waiting to be replenished with memories, adventure, and unique experiences.

If you are stuck for inspiration on which destinations you should visit in 2018, allow us to help you! Far back from our experience in Southeast Asia havens, we will introduce you to the beauties and virtues that have been putting the Mainland Southeast Asian countries in the spotlight recently.

Southeast Asia as a trendy destination for 2018

Among these bright spots, you will find the most beautiful beaches in Asia, epic waterfalls, and rice fields, unspoiled natural beauty and some of the utmost delicious foodie experiences. You don’t just visit Asia. You taste it, bit by bit, and you experience it with all of your 5 senses. It is no wonder why Southeast Asia is becoming more and more of a trendy destination and 2018 definitely will be a shining year for places like Vietnam, Cambodia or Myanmar.

Which places should be on your travel wishlist to Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia offers a magical mix intertwining postcolonial charms, tropical beaches, UNESCO heritage sites, stunning landscapes, world-renowned cuisine and the most friendly people and safe environment.

With a variety of luxury hotels, resorts and exclusive cruises, Southeast Asia is seen as a fast emerging luxury destination as well.

Want to start planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Ask our agents for advice on choosing the combination that suits you best.

Vietnam, Timeless charms:

Southeast Asia on your 2018 Travel Wishlist

Magnificent Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam charms lie in its people, food, and incredibly diverse landscapes. Come for the French colonial influence, beautiful beach resorts and spas, mountains, lakes, caves and world heritage sites including the world wonder Halong Bay.

Thailand, it begins with the People:

Southeast Asia on your 2018 Travel Wishlist

Clear water and blue sky in Krabi, Thailand

The Buddhist country of Thailand remains one of Asia’s most gratifying vacation destinations. This is the land of smiles and enchanting temples and pagodas. Beside its postcard turquoise beaches and islands, you can combine one of the world’s most delicious foods and a fast and vibrant nightlife for every taste.

Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonder, feel the warmth:

Southeast Asia on your 2018 Travel Wishlist

Angkor Wat panorama. Siem Reap, Cambodia

A tourist destination that primary is known for the Angkor Wat and other temples of Angkor in Siem Reap. In addition to that, the country still offers a lot of ‘unspoiled’ experiences in the beaches of Sihanoukville and nearby islands not yet spoiled by too much tourism.

Laos, Simply Beautiful:

Southeast Asia on your 2018 Travel Wishlist

Kuang Si Waterfall, south of Luang Prabang, Laos

This mountainous country is gaining a reputation as an eco-tourism destination. Its many rivers and pristine national parks are ideal for activities such as trekking, kayaking and caving diving.  Despite not having a coastline, Laos offers 4,000 islands in the south.

Mystical Myanmar:

Southeast Asia on your 2018 Travel Wishlist

View around Shwesandaw Pagoda, Bagan, Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) remains to this day one mysterious destination but those who adventure there will find virgin jungles snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches. Ancient cities and glorious heritage sites lie there just waiting to be discovered. You can opt for a cruise in the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River or see Bagan from up above in a hot air balloon. Come to Myanmar (Burma) for unique experiences mountain trekking, rafting, and diving in the Mergui Archipelago, that depicts a breathtaking charm.

Now is as good of a time as any to start planning the biggest and most special trip to take in 2018. Put together a wishlist, start researching, check our blog for even more information and discover exciting new cities, all inviting in their own unique way.

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Derek January 28, 2018 - 2:32 am

Great pictures and recommendations guys! Vietnam and Thailand look particularly appealing!

Esther Delbreil February 22, 2018 - 8:23 am

Thanks! Don’t hesitate to write to us if you need any recommendations on which places to visit :).

Robert Samuel February 22, 2018 - 8:15 am

Southeast Asia is an all time favourite destination for tourists from all across the globe. Its natural diversity and cultural richness are something to admire and experience.

Esther Delbreil February 22, 2018 - 8:30 am

Hi there Robert, you are absolutely right! We love that you enjoyed discovering Southeast Asia and hope we can help you in your next trips with our blog posts and experienced team!


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