Travel: 21 bestSouth-East Asian holidays

1 Philippine beaches

Philippine Islands Connections (tel: 0171-409 7519) offers 14 nights in the Philippines, with 11 nights on Boracay, from pounds 695 per person, based on two sharing, including flights, transfers and b&b.

2 Jungle-trekking in Borneo

A 15-day trek with Exodus (tel: 0181-675 5550) through the jungles and caves of Malaysian Borneo costs from pounds 1,295 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, transfers, b&b and some meals.

3 Philippine island-hopping

Philippine Islands Connections (tel: 0171-409 7519) offers three nights in Manila, four on Boracay, one in Cebu and six on Dipolog from pounds 790 per person, based on two sharing, including flights, transfers and b&b.

4 Diving off Thailand

A two-week trip with one week on a dive boat and a week on Phi Phi Island in Thailand, with Tony Backhurt Scuba Travel (tel: 0800 0728221) costs from pounds 1,700 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, transfers, b&b on land and full board on the boat.

5 Golfing in the Philippines

A three-night golfing break in the Philippines with Optima (tel: 0171- 734 9200) costs from pounds 240, including transfers, b&b, two rounds of golf and a guide. Flights extra.

6 Vietnam overland

A 19-day tour of Vietnam with Exodus (tel: 0181-675 5550) costs from pounds 1,495 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, transfers, accommodation and most meals.

7 By train to Bangkok

Travel between Singapore and Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express. Six nights with British Airways Holidays (tel: 0870 2424245) costs from pounds 1,623 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, accommodation in four-star hotels, full-board on the train and transfers.

8 Full moon in Thailand

Visit Hat Rin on Ko Samui, site of the world-famous "full-moon parties", with STA (tel: 0171-3616262). Return flights to Bangkok cost pounds 356 for students/under-26s. Return flights from Bangkok to Ko Samui cost pounds 60.

9 Cycle through Vietnam

A 15-day trip off the beaten track through Vietnam with Imaginative Traveller (tel: 0181-742 8612) costs pounds 720 per person, including accommodation. Flights and food cost extra.

10 South-east Asia cruise

A 16-night trip of the region, including a seven-night cruise calling at Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Singapore, with Penang Star Cruises (tel: 01293 422244) costs from pounds 1,199 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, transfers, meals on board and nine nights' hotel accommodation.

11 Malaysian wildlife

Take a six-day trip watching orang-utans and visiting jungles and a turtle island in Malaysia with Magic of the Orient (tel: 01293 537337) costs pounds 425 per person, based on two sharing, including transport, accommodation, all meals and guides. Flights extra.

12 Singapore city break

Five nights in Singapore with Kuoni (tel: 01306 747000) costs pounds 599 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, room-only accommodation and transfers.

13 Feasting in Thailand

Join a 15-day gastronomic trip with Symbiosis (tel: 0171-924 5906), including a four-day cookery course, for pounds 1,495 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, accommodation, guides, transfers and most meals.

14 Bali spa

Until 22 December you can take a two-night spa break at the Bali Hyatt (tel: 0845 7581666) for pounds 120 per day, based on two sharing, including transfers, b&b and a one-hour aromatherapy massage and body scrub for two. Flights extra.

15 By train to Vietnam

Fly from London to Moscow and then continue by train to Vietnam with Regent Holidays (tel: 0117-921 1711) for pounds 950, including on-board accommodation and the flight back. Food costs extra.

16 Philippine photo project

Symbiosis (tel: 0171-924 5906) offers two weeks in the Philippines led by a top foreign correspondent and photographer, producing photo-reportages on the lifestyles of remote peoples. The price is pounds 1,395 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, accommodation and meals.

17 Vietnam gourmet tour

The Imaginative Traveller (tel: 0181-742 3113) offers a 15-day gourmet tour of Vietnam for pounds 850 per person, including accommodation, most meals and transport. Flights extra.

18 Birdspotting in Vietnam

Naturetrek (tel: 01962 733051) offers a 14-day trip to the forests and marshes of Vietnam for pounds 1,995 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights, accommodation, transport, food and guide.

19 Last-minute flights

ATAB (tel: 0171-636 5000), is offering return flights to cities in South- east Asia before Christmas for pounds 425. Book by 19 November, travel by 9 December.

20 Thai luxury

Steppes East (tel: 01285 810267) offers a week in Phuket, Thailand, at the exclusive Aman Puri resort for pounds 2,100 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights and accommodation in villas with ocean views.

21 Drive through Malaysia

Drive from Singapore through Malaysia over 11 nights with Abercrombie and Kent (tel: 0171-559 8777) from pounds 1,185 per person, based on two sharing, including return flights and accommodation in luxury hotels.

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