When we planned our trip to Southeast Asia we were very excited, but we had to take into consideration many things including weather, culture, and travel conditions wherever we wanted to go.
We want to share with you a list that will help you prepare your trip to Southeast Asia, in fact we believe this list was very useful to us. Keep in mind it’s a rather general list, covering a wide range of conditions in the region.
We decided to backpack around Southeast Asia and we read so many wonderful adventures, especially one where a backpacker got the Japanese encephalitis. We really wanted to take all the health precautions and this tool helped us a lot https://dochq.co.uk/travel-vaccine
Anyhow we can’t find enough words to describe the beauty of Southeast Asia land. We believe that if you are planning to travel to Southeast Asia you have made the right choice!
We found backpacking in Southeast Asia much easier and less complicated that we have ever imagined, the people are really warm and friendly.
The question we always get asked is ” how much time do you need to visit Southeast Asia?”, we backpacked for two months but we believe we needed more, there are so many sights to explore and cultures to experience.
There are many that backpacked to Southeast Asia for nine months but they believe they should have more time, you never get bored. You are always going to have amazing experiences even though you will stay there for a couple of weeks, keep in mind that!
You should start from what your passions are and what you really want to experience on your first trip, from there you choose the places and you decide how much time to spend in each place.
Each country has its own visa, so you should get the right visa
Most countries in Southeast Asia allow fairly easy visa-free entry, or visa upon arrival, for stays ranging from two weeks to three months. For example, Cambodia allows you to the an e-Visa online that will avoid you visit a Cambodian embassy or consulate.
To enter Vietnam for example, US passport holders required to get prior visa approval at a Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate.
Health Precautions you should take
When traveling and visiting Southeast Asia disease risks are possible, so you need to be very cautious from the tap water, to when you explore and hike through the jungles, you need the right jabs in. Make sure to review the travel vaccinations you should take before starting your journey. You should also study the best practices to take when hiking while in Vietnam for example. There is a flu called the Bird flu that many people just don’t take into consideration but you can take unexpectedly.
The Best Time to Go
We backpacked in Southeast Asia during the month of February and March, temperatures are milder during those months as well from November to April. But the temperatures vary depending on which region you are.
If you are going to include Indonesia in your trip the best time to visit is from April to October. In Malaysia the best season is from January to March and June to September, these months are the ones when there is the lowest average rainfall. Thailand’s best season is from November to February. You should avoid the rainy season that is from June to October. In general in Vietnam, it depends on which part you go, but January to May is the best time. In Cambodia, the best time to go is from November to May.
We can say that overall if you’re planning to explore Southeast Asia the best time to go is from November to April.