So, with all these options, a flight to just about any destination in theregion is quite simple and pretty cheap. So, no worries there.
The trouble for some is the personnel. If traveling in a big group, with the
elderly and/or with small children, moving north, south, east and west
can be a burden. Just think about it. The packing involved, the travel to
the airport, the air travel and getting from the airport to your new hotel,
currency exchanges, unpacking, familiarizing yourself with a new set of
cultures, languages, food, etc. and you can now see the hassles involved
with multiple destination travel. Just thinking about it is tiring enough.Also, if you want to fully explore and embrace one country, a couple of
weeks can be the time frame you will need. Different regions of eachcountry may feel like a totally different country altogether. Take Thailand
for example. Bangkok, in Central Thailand, is a totally distinct world formthe Lao-like Northeast region, the mountainous north and the beach/
island paradises of the south. You can easily spend four days in eachregion. The same rings true in everyother country in Southeast Asia.Another factor you have to consider is
your travel preference. If it is the beach
you are after, then the obvious choices
are Thailand and Indonesia while theup and comers are Cambodia and Vi
etnam, with Myanmar providing hid
den destinations. Laos is landlocked,
so no beaches there. However, if you
are looking to kick back, relax and let
the environment completely sootheyou, then there is no better place than
Laos. Looking for the even more ex
otic? Then Myanmar is your best bet,
receiving the least amount of visitors
compared to other countries. Cam
-bodia is ancient temple ruin paradise(every country has its own set, but the
Khmer ruins in Angkor truly stand out). Need to stay in a modern city?Bangkok, Thailand and Jakarta, Indonesia as well as Hanoi and Saigon,Vietnam can be your headquarters. Other capitals and big cities in the
region are either resort townships, burgeoning urban areas or just out-right towns. Hills and mountains dominate the landscape throughout
Laos, as well as Northern Thailand, Northern Vietnam and major partsof Myanmar.
However, if you are a young and optimistic go-getter, with a taste for the
new as well as the exotic and looking to add photos to your Facebookalbums and adding experiences to your memory bank, this is it. The well-
connected air routes and low cost of flights will work to your advantage.You will also not have to worry about jetlag as most destinations practi-
cally share the same time zone (mostly falling in the GMT +7 and GMT +8 range). As mentioned before, each country presents its own set ofunique landscapes, foods, people and experiences, so you’ll be in for a
varied journey, that’s for sure.
Single travelers looking to absorb various experiences, couples with ataste for the unique and exotic or small groups of friends ‘hanging out’will find multiple country travel not a problem. In fact, there are severaloptions at Exotissimo that purely cater to this group. If you are one of
them, look no further than our multi-country tours page.
If multiple country tours are not for you, look into our individual country
programs, what we otherwise call our footprint tours. By just staying in
one country, you’ll already get the experience others get by traveling tovarious others, mainly because each country’s region is distinct. It willalso save you travel time, expenses and hassles. This is great for big
groups, travelers with small children or just about anybody wishing to
fully embrace their holiday experience in one country. Remember, you
can always combine or even tailor make our tours to fit your itinerary.