Orient Express Chronicles of Southeast Asia


“Loved the idea of travelling across South-East Asia, but we didn’t want to plane-hop and miss out on local flavour. We spent seven days touring from Bangkok, over the River Kwai to Trang and the Adaman Sea and onto the colonial architecture of Kuala Lumpur. Luxurious cabins and good food. Can’t wait to hop on the next one! Other itineraries include: Thailand, Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands and Laos.”
- Trusted Friend: Andrea Diluca, Lausanne
(Date Experienced: October 2010)

Great for
A real taste of local culture without sacrificing comfort

With whom
Recommended for couples rather than families — quite formal setting and not a lot of space for kids to run around onboard

Memorable moment
So many! Thai cookery class with local chef, dugong trekking in the Andaman islands — amazing to see one of these unusual creatures close-up — meeting the elephant trainers at Kwai...

Best time to go
Lower humidity and heat November - Feb

Be aware
Although super luxurious — this is still a train trip, so don’t expect oodles of space...

From £2,400 for 4 day/3 night Laos journey, from £5,500 for 7 day/6 night other journeys


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