Hong Kong is not exactly known for being cheap. The former British colony, perched on the shore of the South China Sea, frequently graces ‘most expensive cities in the world’ lists for its sky-high rents,
Lonely Planet’s guide to adventure and small group tours Feeling the urge for a high-adrenaline holiday or an exciting new destination? It’s never been simpler to book an adventure tour. With a huge range
Local tour companies know their countries better than anyone else. Readers pick their favourites in south-east Asia. To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a Jack Wolfskin backpack
Pack Angkor Wat, Khmer culture and nights out into a thrilling three-day tour of Cambodia's temple centre, Siem Reap DAY 1: STAR ATTRACTIONS Morning Most travellers come here to explore Angkor archaeological
Sojourn Boutique Villas One of Siem Reap's most unique places to stay is also one of its most caring. A socially responsible resort of 10 villas set within palm-filled gardens around a swimming pool, supports
I'm sitting in the conservatory of Kuala Lumpur's newly reopened Majestic Hotel, surrounded by a thousand different orchids, enjoying an afternoon tea that could rival that served at the Ritz. When I in
I have been in India nearly six months. The rupee has lost 20% of its value. On my first visit to Orchha in 2009, the manager at the Bundelkhand Riverside hotel apologised for the road from Gwalior to
Forget yoga retreats. If you want to find yourself in south-east Asia, says Susan Smillie, try learning to dive in Thailand, jumping on a motorbike in Vietnam or just chilling in Cambodia I've been sitting
Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can choose from a wide range of boat trips into the Mekong delta, but one of the first to take tourists beyond the towns and well-known Cai Be floating market to smaller farms
With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia. Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock ziplining
Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island
Essential information Flights Expect to pay from around £500 for an economy return. You can fly into one city and out of another for a similar cost. A non-stop flight to Delhi takes around eight hours.
Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s offer.
Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting