Gay TravelJourney Through LGBT Friendly Destinations in Southeast Asia
Gay travel is relatively new to the region, although Thailand has experienced for a longer period of time the flow of gay travel. Lolei Travel is not new to gay travel. We have an understanding of the preferences of gay couples and cater to every need in detail. We offer gay travelers the intimacy and exclusivity often missing on tour. In a region where public affection between straight couples is hardly accepted, to express affection between gay couples in public seems unthinkable. At Lolei Travel we understand that this could lead to frustration among gay couples and therefore we have designed programs that venture off the beaten path and allow gay couples to appreciate intimately the delights Southeast Asia has to offer.
To Lolei Travel, gay travel includes the following aspects:
- Careful selection of gay-friendly hotels and other facilities.
- Careful selection of tour guides who have no problems with your sexuality.
- Intimate moments away from the tourist crowds.
- We familiarize you with the local customs of the individual countries and explain the dos and don’t s.
- Ask your guide or Lolei Travel for places recommended for you that are gay friendly.
- We offer you a full carefree package, so that you can simply enjoy your holiday with your partner.
Over the years we built up a relationship with our partners in the industry that are referred to as “gay friendly” and maintain that relationship carefully. Where some countries in Asia may still be conservative about the idea of gay travel, Thailand and Cambodia in particular enjoy a very open mind to it. Laos is a new destination and a place where many gay couples have opened up gay friendly businesses. In Vietnam, especially the southern part, the scene has busted right open. More and more gay orientated businesses are opening up in the North of Vietnam as well. Like anywhere else, it pays off to do extensive research on what is available and how the community in Asia receives gay couples traveling together.
Keep in mind that general safety starts with your own preparation, as in any part of the world. Being gay is nothing new to this region and gay travel is safe as long as you omit to the basic rules of travel safety in general. Prepare yourself by reading in on customs and be a model traveler.
The facilities we have selected for you, accommodations, restaurants and bars cater perfectly to gay travel. They offer a no-hassle environment that makes you feel ultimately safe and appreciated. Combine it with the intellectual input of experts, the off the beaten trails and the intimate arrangements and you have a great holiday. Share and celebrate your travels with your partner in peace. Let us know your preferences and we will tailor a perfectly fitting tour for you.
Gay Friendly Destinations
Bangkok & Ayutthaya
The Upper Mekong
Ho Chi Minh City
Phang Nga Bay
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Yangon is a city that reminds you of Asia in the 1980’s. Colonial, uncoordinated, typical authentic Asian! In between all of the hecticness you find an old colonial beauty that is unparalleled to any other city in the region. Book Now
Length of tour: 12 days. This tour only focuses on the far north of Vietnam and is easily connected with other parts in Vietnam. By plane it is just a short flight to Hue or Danang (Hoi An), or Ho Chi Minh City. Northern Vietnam can also be perfectly combined with northern Laos. You just need to budget more time for this combination but it is well worth the efforts as only few people travel this route. Book Now
Length of tour: 17 days. The selection of national parks of Thailand in combination with some highlights is well balanced. The tour can easily be adapted to other islands in the south, or Phuket or Krabi. In this program we opt for the slightly more upscale island of Koh Yao Yai as the beach retreat. Book Now
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