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NEW: TransIndus Southeast Asia brochure

30 Jul 2015 - Asia specialist tour operator, TransIndus, is proud to announce the launch of its new Southeast Asia programme, accompanied by a 144-page Tailor-Made Brochure.

Asia specialist tour operator, TransIndus, is proud to announce the launch of its new Southeast Asia programme, accompanied by a 144-page Tailor-Made Brochure. Covering Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, its mix of destination profiles and vibrant photography is intended to inspire old hands - as well as first-time visitors - to the region, with a wealth of lesser-known, off-track gems featured alongside the famous highlights.

The programme features many experiences in detail, including several that the would-be traveller may not be aware of beforehand. These range from cooking classes in Hoi An or Luang Prabang, Vespa tours in Ho Chi Minh City or guided treks, such as one to the Lao Sung peoples in northern Laos, little visited by tourists. Wildlife plays a big part too: there are visits to various animal sanctuaries, dedicated to habituating animals for life in the wild, the chance to be a bear-keeper for a day and even the opportunity to ‘fly’ through the forest by zip-wire while on the lookout for troupes of black crested gibbons.

On the brochure, Managing Director, Amrit Singh, explains: “We don’t publish brochures every year, preferring instead to create something really special, compiled by professional travel writers and our own destination experts that our clients will want to keep over time. It’s more like a richly illustrated guide book…a comprehensive tool that will help our clients to plan their dream trip.”

As ever with TransIndus, ‘authenticity’ is a guiding principle. “We want our clients to feel they’ve had a genuine insight into the countries visited and we achieve this by encouraging people to venture off the beaten track as much as possible, to places they wouldn’t find in run-of-the-mill guide books.”

A good example is TransIndus’ signature ‘Temple Safari’ at Angkor Wat, which takes visitors to a luxury jungle camp from where they can explore often overlooked corners of the famous archaeological site, well away from the crowds.

There are of course many new and innovative tours and new ideas in this programme. For example, the Sulawesi Explorer is a lot more in-depth than any other tour on the market and Active Myamar uniquely combines cycling with trekking, even with a mountain summit of Nat Ma Tuang (Mount Victoria) included - at 3,053m, it’s the highest peak in Chin State.

A selection of new Southeast Asia tours:

All of these tours are classed as tailor-made, so travel is independent and commences on a date of the customer’s choosing.

Included are flights (London), B&B accommodation (two sharing), all internal transportation and transfers, English speaking guides and entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in the tour itineraries.

Sulawesi Explorer / 19 days from £3,645

Indonesia’s least-visited island offers a beguiling mix of former colonial ports, superb volcanic scenery, wildlife-rich national parks and fascinating indigenous cultures. This in-depth tour takes in all the key sights, ending with a 3-night stay in Ubud.

Active Myanmar / 20 days from £4,290 pp

Cycling and walking trips to remote monuments, minority villages and wild mountain summits feature on this adventure-filled 20-day tour.

Wild Thailand / 15 days from £3,010 pp

In addition to some of Thailand’s key cultural attractions, this varied two-week trip includes explorations of four superb national parks dotted along the Gulf Coast and its jungle-covered hinterland.

Discover Laos / 11 days from £3,090

Experience the scenic and cultural highlights of Laos on this focused 11-day tour, which includes a short Mekong cruise and a stay in the beautiful town of Luang Prabang.

Ethnic Vietnam / 19 days from £3,390

Experience the richness and colour of Vietnam’s ethnic minority villages in this 19 days tour, which combines city and town stays with explorations of the Central Highlands and Tonkinese Alps.

Classic Cambodia / 10 days from £1,390

This 10-day route focuses on the historic highlights of the Angkor temples before delving into the French colonial legacy of Battambang and Phnom Penh further south – the perfect introduction to this compelling country.

Borneo Family Adventure / 15 days from £2,345 pp

Share unforgettable wildlife encounters, sleepovers in a tribal longhouse and a blissful stay at an idyllic tropical beach on this family-oriented tour. The optimum time for visiting Sabah is between April and September – perfect for the school holidays.

Ends: 30 July 2015

For more details on TransIndus’ huge range of holidays across South East Asia and India, visit or call 0844 879 3960 to speak to an expert.

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