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Safety and Security (Southeast Asia)

All travelers should maintain a high level of personal security. Although Southeast Asia is considered safe for travelers, please keep in mind that cash or wallets in pockets, obvious jewellery, swinging handbags etc. may attract unwanted attention. Keep your belongings with you at all times and beware of pickpockets in market areas and at train stations.

Do not leave any valuables unattended in your hotel room or on the coach Lock away cash you do not need during the day/evening, credit cards, airline tickets, passports, jewellery etc either in your room’s safe or at reception; as not all hotels will have an in-room safe deposit box. Likewise whilst travelling each day, do not leave any valuables unattended on the bus.

Wearing a money belt under your clothing is strongly recommended. We advise you not to bring valuable jewellery etc. with you to Southeast Asia and keep a photocopy of your passport and debit/credit card(s).


Some remote areas of Cambodia and Northern Laos have not been cleared of Unexploded Ordinance (U.X.O.). All areas within our group itineraries are cleared and considered very safe. If you are travelling independently through remote areas, keep to marked paths and roads regularly used by the locals. Do not pick up metal objects.