First Ones Back

For the first time in a year, we're starting to hear whisperings of opening dates! While Southeast Asian countries haven’t pinned down an opening plan yet, we have heard discussion on the possibility of summer/early fall openings for international travelers with proof of COVID vaccination.

So what does this mean for travel planning? 
At Kaanect Travel, we’re planners - it’s literally what we do. So, while some will wait until there are formal opening dates, we like to plan ahead because, with a little flexibility, there is a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity approaching… The chance to be one of the very first travelers to return to Southeast Asia destinations that are just reopening!

If you’re the type of traveler who would appreciate this rare opportunity, we recommend that you start planning now, as it’s always good to be ahead of the game. And in an effort to get you well ahead of the pack, we’ve developed a selection of “First Travelers Back” itineraries to our favorite destinations in Southeast Asia. These itineraries take advantage of the best these countries have to offer, including exciting new hotel openings that no one’s gotten to savor yet and the quiet of those opening days. 

Here’s the deal, book one of our First Travelers Back itineraries and all we have to do is add dates. Once we know the opening dates for the country of your choice we’ll let you know, and as soon as you book your flights, we’ll set up the trip.If one of these trips isn't perfect for you or you want to create a combination of countries let us know and we'll customize a trip just for you!
Contact Us »

Ready to get started?

Please take a look at our menu of options below and decide what suits you best.
Cambodia with the Beach
Itinerary Highlights:
Explore Siem Reap and Phnom Penh
Enjoy Angkor Wat - the UNESCO World Heritage Site - without the crowds
VIP seats at the famous Phare Circus
Cooking class to learn the intricacies of Khmer cuisine
Private photo session with professional photographer at the temples
Relax at the beach and enjoy crystal clear waters
Snorkeling, kayaking and stunning beach views
Head home feeling inspired and relaxed
View Full Itinerary »
Cambodia with the Jungle
Itinerary Highlights:
Explore Siem Reap and Phnom Penh
Enjoy Angkor Wat - the UNESCO World Heritage Site - without the crowds
VIP seats at the famous Phare Circus
Cooking class to learn the intricacies of Khmer cuisine
Private photo session with professional photographer at the temples
Learn about Cambodia’s painful history under the Khmer Rouge
Experience Shinta Mani Wild, a truly unique jungle escape
Head home recharged and refreshed
View Full Itinerary »
Vietnam
Itinerary Summary:
Explore the amazing city of Hanoi on foot
Meet a Vietnamese war veteran and hear his incredible stories
Float through Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and its incredible limestone islands
Step back in time as you explore the Hue Citadel
Kayak in the first light of day to a local fishing market
Tour Saigon, a city reborn with arts, entertainment and amazing food
Visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels and enjoy a special dinner with Mr. Nam
Explore the Mekong Delta with all your senses
Head home knowing that this is the first magical adventure of many
View Full Itinerary »
Thailand
Itinerary Summary:
Explore the bustling city of Bangkok
Tour the city and klongs (canals) using public transit
Visit the world-famous markets and taste incredible street food
Explore Chiang Mai’s vibrant temples
Get up close and personal with elephants, feeding them bananas and watching them bathe in the river
Give alms to the monks and receive a blessing
Explore Krabi and its amazing limestone outcroppings
Head home with new friends and a renewed excitement for travel
View Full Itinerary »

Let us know, we're here and flexible and we love the idea of helping people design their best trip ever.
BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY »

TRAVEL COACHES

Who You’ll Be Working With

JEN BARNABY
Jen is passionate about cultural travel and health and wellness. Having lived in the Middle East for 5 years, Jen is excited to help her travelers explore this exotic region of the world!
ANDREA ROSS
Andrea loves all things travel, she is happiest when she’s on her way somewhere! She lived in Cambodia for 10 years and loves to coach travelers on the best way to see, experience and KAANECT in these amazing countries.
TARA BUFFINGTON
Tara is an outdoors adventure enthusiast. From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, to waterfall hiking in Laos, to hike-bike-rafting in Peru, to bungee jumping in New Zealand, to trekking in Nepal and Romania, to road tripping around Utah seeking out the best trails... exhilarating travel adventures have shaped Tara's perspective and are what make her heart sing.
APRIL COLE
April is the type of person that always gets you the perfect birthday present! She just senses what you want and then puts her own personal spin on it. This same empathy transfers to her travel coaching, at the end of each coaching session you feel you’ve received the perfect gift!

TRAVEL COACHES

Who You’ll Be Working With

Andrea loves all things travel, she is happiest when she’s on her way somewhere! She lived in Cambodia for 10 years and loves to coach travelers on the best way to see, experience and KAANECT in these amazing countries.
ANDREA ROSS
April is the type of person that always gets you the perfect birthday present! She just senses what you want and then puts her own personal spin on it. This same empathy transfers to her travel coaching, at the end of each coaching session you feel you’ve received the perfect gift!
APRIL COLE
Tara is an outdoors adventure enthusiast. From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, to waterfall hiking in Laos, to hike-bike-rafting in Peru, to bungee jumping in New Zealand, to trekking in Nepal and Romania, to road tripping around Utah seeking out the best trails... exhilarating travel adventures have shaped Tara's perspective and are what make her heart sing.
TARA BUFFINGTON
Jen is passionate about cultural travel and health and wellness. Having lived in the Middle East for 5 years, Jen is excited to help her travelers explore this exotic region of the world!
JEN BARNABY
NAIDA DIZDAREVIC