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South East Asia Solo Group Tours

Join us for a South East Asia adventure- where we’ll take you to places only those in the know go.

South East Asia Group Tours

Discover South East Asia with our budget-friendly, backpacking group tours for the young and the young at heart. Our adventure leaders will guide you around the region’s hidden gems and major highlights so you can get the most out of your trip. Whether that be washing playful elephants, sleeping on deserted beaches or exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat Tour

31-day Southeast Asia Adventure Tour


South East Asia

31 Days
Bangkok Loop
Trek through the jungle, meander down the Mekong, and snorkel by white sandy beaches.
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20-Day Vietnam to Cambodia Group Tour


South East Asia

20 Days
Hanoi to Siem Reap
Embrace Southeast Asia’s wealth of unforgettable experiences on our 20-day adventure tour of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Sunset over green rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

14-Day Thailand To Laos Group Tour


South East Asia

14 Days
Bangkok to Hanoi
Embrace Southeast Asia’s wealth of unforgettable experiences on our 13-day adventure tour of Thailand and Laos.

About our South East Asia Group Tours

Travelling Sustainably

Our group tours travel in Southeast Asia with respect and care. We use public transport, stay in small hostels and with local communities, and ensure we clear up after ourselves as we go.

The Adventure Leaders

Your guide will be a local expert, leading you through fascinating, budget friendly, authentic experiences. Adventure Leaders have the passion and knowledge to ensure that they can help you have a great time.

The People

 Each trip is different, but our travelers come from all over the world and from every background- why not connect with fellow Dragon Trippers or meet people on The Dragon Trip Facebook page.

Reviews of our South East Asia Trips

Average Customer Rating:  4.7/5  

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31-Day Southeast Asia Group Tour

Best month of my life! Felt like we covered all the best parts and activities within each location and the accommodation was surprisingly nicer than expected…


20-day Vietnam to Cambodia Tour

Brilliant guides, I have seen everything I wanted to in each and country and more! I have learnt so many new facts from people and made friends on the way! Thankyou to all the lovely guide in each country!


12-Day Thailand and Laos Tour

Very nice people and a great program with a lot of free time that gives a good insight into the different cultures.


31-Day Southeast Asia Group Tour

Excellent range of activities. Very organised and great guides in each country. I would recommend this trip to friends travelling alone.


Travel the real South East Asia

With us, on your group tour to South East Asia you’ll traverse land and sea. You will journey through the night on sleeper trains before sliding down waterfalls and rafting the Mae Tang River. You will experience places and people that you’d never otherwise meet. From 13 day highlight tours that pack in all the sights, sounds and delicious smells of Thailand and Laos, through to full 31 day or one month adventures of extensive exploration deep into the heart of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam – your Dragon Trip Southeast Asia group tour will take you from nights spent amidst Thailand’s treetops to Vietnamese tribal villages – and beyond.

Choose between our 31-day Southeast Asia Adventure, 20-Day Vietnam to Cambodia tour or our 2 week Thailand To Laos Group Tour! With The Dragon Trip, your Southeast Asia adventure is guaranteed to be packed full of excitement, unforgettable experiences and of course, delicious food!

About our Southeast Asia Group Tours

South East Asia is known for its great weather, golden beaches, lush rainforest and incredible food. As a tropical climate, temperatures are usually high all year round but they can vary massively from destination to destination. Most countries in South-East Asia experience three main seasons throughout the year, dry season, hot season and wet season. It’s always warm by UK standards though and when it rains, it pours but rarely for very long.

South East Asia is so easy to get around and their public transport networks are comfortable and relatively reliable. When travelling long distances around South East Asia, buses are the most popular mode of transport and will be used a lot throughout our tours. You may even travel overnight on buses where you will have your own bed.

When travelling from Bangkok to North Thailand, you will be on an overnight train. It’s a great experience and you’ll get the opportunity to take in the stunning mountainous views. Between Laos and Hanoi you will fly. There is a mountain range separating Laos and Vietnam and the roads can be quite windy and the journey very long. Instead, a flight is quick, cheap and the best way of getting to Hanoi. 

Songthaews are very popular in Thailand and Laos and are used as a style of taxi for travellers. They’re cheap, quick and very easy to find. Just make sure you negotiate and settle on a price before getting in. You will also be able to cycle, which some people say is the best way to explore South East Asia. It creates a more intimate, rewarding travel experience as you’ll have the freedom to travel at your own pace and enjoy the wonders of local life.

Many of the hostels we use on our Southeast Asia group tours are very snazzy, but the standard can vary from one place to another. Throughout your time in Southeast Asia, you will share dorm rooms with your fellow Dragons. The only exceptions are in Thailand, where you will spend the night with a local family in a homestay and on the paradise island of Koh Rong. Here, you will spend one night camping and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. You can also upgrade to private single, twin or double rooms at an additional cost.

There are parts of this trip in which you may not have hot water or electricity during the day – please bear this in mind and keep an open perspective, especially in countries such as Laos and Cambodia, where the local levels of development or infrastructure may not be the same as your country of origin. Please also be aware that where upgrades on accommodation are available through the tours, not all of these upgrades to private rooms include en suites. In certain hotels, upgrades to double rooms may include an en suite, where twin rooms may include a shared bathroom usage. In others, due to the layouts of the accommodation, shared bathroom facilities may be the norm across all room upgrades.

Think Thai green curry and steaming bowls of pho, fresh spring rolls or oodles of noodles for days. Southeast Asia has some of the freshest and tastiest of ingredients and with street food being cooked on every corner, delicious smells mean you are constantly hungry and never far from your next meal.

You will be able to indulge in the wonders of Southeast Asian cuisine on all of our group tours and enjoy the delicious taste of fresh hearty dishes. Our tours will take you to some of the best night markets where you’ll be introduced to new dishes that will leave your taste buds tingling. You’ll also get some time to explore on your own. Our Adventure Leaders will advise you on where to find the best local street food. Unsurprisingly some of the best authentic food will be found on a pavement but some are even tucked down obscure and impossible to find alleyways.

Many of the hostels on our Southeast Asia trips now offer filtered water which you can access for free or for a small free. Bring your reusable water bottle to reduce your plastic waste as every little helps in Southeast Asia. If you want to drink from the tap, you can do, but use a water purifier or filter to zap all the nasty bacteria away.

Alcohol is cheap and available everywhere in Southeast Asia with beer being less than a pound a pint. Many of the places on your group tour are known for their party atmosphere but please drink responsibly and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

The whole visa process is very simple for Southeast Asia. For most travellers, you don’t need to prepare anything in advance, as you’ll be able to purchase your visas when we cross each border. For travellers on British passports, Visas for Thailand and Vietnam are free while you have to pay for visas for Laos ($35) and Cambodia ($30)

For more information about visas for South East Asia click here.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably still overflowing with questions about our Southeast Asia group tours. Why not head over to our Southeast Asia Frequently Asked Questions or drop our Adventure Specialists an email on

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