The “quiet season” means lots of different things – it means periods outside of school and national holidays, it means times when the weather is not considered “optimum” in Asia, and it can even mean times that are stuck somewhere between high and low season! Confusing, right?
Well, sort of. It’s actually a well-kept travel industry secret that travelling in the “quiet season” is one of the most rewarding travel experiences going. Not only are hotel and flight prices lower, but there are less crowds and more space to explore and really get under the skin of the country. Even when the weather is considered “bad” – a little bit of rain is actually a good thing in our minds, as it makes the beautiful scenery in Asia all the more lush, tropical and down-right breathtaking. What’s not to like?
Check out our insider tips on the best places to visit in the “quiet season”.
1. EAST COAST, SRI LANKA
May and June
Excellent weather and glorious beaches.
Speak to a Sri Lanka specialist consultant here.
May, June, September, October
Fantastic “quiet season” offers on amazing hotels and flights. Hot, sunny and dry.
Speak to an Indonesia specialist consultant here.
3. SAPA, NORTHERN VIETNAM
October to December
Reduced chance of mist in the Sapa Hills to enjoy those amazing, rice paddy views.
Speak to a Vietnam specialist consultant here.
4. THE MALDIVES
April, May, June, September, October
Save money on “quiet season” hotel rates. There may be a little rain, but it will blow over so quickly you’ll hardly notice it was there!
Speak to a Maldives specialist consultant here.
5. NAM ET NATIONAL PARK, NORTHERN LAOS
May and June
Best time for wildlife and beautiful flora brought on by the early wet season rains. In Laos it’s known as the Green Season.
Speak to a Laos specialist consultant here.
6. ANGKOR WAT AT SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
Much fewer tourists and amazing photo opportunities of the temples reflected in the lakes that are full of water at this time.
May to October
Speak to a Cambodia specialist consultant here.
We hand craft distinctive, personalised and experience based holidays to Asia. Call us today on 0207 924 7133 to chat about your quiet season holiday. We love to talk about travel.