Weather and Temperatures

Climatic patterns in East and Southeast Asia are extremely diverse, ranging from tropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north, from the wettest spot on Earth to arid deserts.

The question of when is the best time to visit Asia has to be country and region specific. Generally, China, Japan and Korea are best enjoyed in April, May, September and October while Mongolia, Tibet, and the Silk Road region have the most agreeable weather in June, July and August, although the second half of August in Mongolia could be rainy.

If you plan to travel in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, in our case), you should come between October and late March. For those afraid of intense heat, October, November and March may be too hot. For example, temperatures in Saigon and Siem Reap in those months frequently go over 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) during daytime. And the high humidity adds to the discomfort in a big way.

When packing for your trip, please understand all the hotels you’ll stay at have umbrellas to loan to house guests. Also, our guides are trained to provide weather forecast and advise guests on how to dress for the next day.


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