Why Southeast Asia?
Known as the earth’s spice garden, Southeast Asia ranks high on the travelers’ list as a diverse melting pot. With its rich culture, ancient histories and religions, superb cuisines, colorful costumes, divergent languages, and complex customs, there is something to suit every sort of traveler and keep all ages engaged. The ease of accessibility within the region allows for great contrast for Ker & Downey travelers. Explore luxurious seaside resorts and retreat to serene countryside villas. Stay on pristine islands and adventure into ancient rainforests. Interact with locals in remote tribal villages and meet the movers and shakers in the bustling modern hubs. From the spectacular temple complexes to shrines in remote wilderness, and from simple street food stalls to exquisite fine dining, Southeast Asia lives up to its wildly diverse reputation.
Seasonality & Pricing
In Southeast Asia, the seasons generally revolve around the monsoon patterns rather than the traditional four-season cycle found in temperate regions. Keep in mind that the exact timing and intensity of these seasons can vary depending on the specific location within Southeast Asia. Additionally, some areas, particularly those with distinct microclimates such as mountainous regions, may experience variations in their seasonal patterns.
November to February: High Demand Season. During this time, the weather tends to be drier, with clear skies and lower humidity. This season is popular among tourists as it offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
June to September: Low Demand Season. During this time, the region experiences heavy rainfall, high humidity, and sometimes even tropical storms or typhoons. While the rain can be intense, it often comes in short bursts rather than continuous downpours. The wet season is essential for replenishing water sources and maintaining the lush vegetation that characterizes much of Southeast Asia's landscape.
March to April, October: Shoulder Season. A wonderful time to travel to avoid larger crowds. Weather patterns may vary more at this time.
Customized Itinerary Pricing
$1,500 per person per day
$1,000 per person per day
$1,300 per person per day
Important considerations when traveling to Southeast Asia:
- New Year festivals take place in March and April in Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
- Dragon boat racing occurs every September in Laos.
- Lantern festivals such as Loi Krathong are held each November in Thailand.
The Ker & Downey
The Ker & Downey Difference is in the hand-picked experiences we create that are unique to you. Experiences include:
- Get insight from the leading experts in archaeology, history, food, photography, and wildlife in the region.
- Visit wildlife conservation projects on the island of Borneo.
- Dine in a private villa in the Cambodia countryside.
- Exclusive use of a southern Thailand beach resort, with the entire property reserved only for Ker & Downey clients.
- Private access to temple sites in Cambodia that are closed to public.
- Helicopter tours soaring over the region’s temples.
Southeast Asia offers an endless variety in geography, culture, history, identity, adventure, all found in one compact region with easy logistics, decadent luxury resorts, hospitable people, and amazing cuisines. One of the fastest transitioning regions in the world, visitors can readily see where old meets new with a stroll past picturesque back alleys and colonial buildings in the old quarters, and emerge just a short walk away into the heart of the modern city with its towering skyscrapers and glimmering high rises. Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel consultant to begin creating your custom itinerary.