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We’re a travel company that likes to do things a little differently.

We challenge the traditional concept of a “tour” and give adventurous travellers what they crave: fun, adventure and the opportunity to give back.

That’s why we created the Stray Adventure Travel Network.

Check out our amazing destinations

New Zealand

New Zealand is renowned for its amazing landscapes; from white sandy beaches to rugged snow-capped mountains and lush green rainforests.

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Australia

Australia - the land of golden beaches, a humongous wild outback, cheeky local wildlife and sunshine for days! Australia will steal your heart.

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Southeast Asia

Discover vibrant cities, ancient ruins from bygone empires, mouthwatering cuisine, lush mountain jungle and sparkling beaches.

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More reasons than ever to Stray in Laos

By Emily | 12 June 2013

  Laos has been named the World’s Best Tourism Destination 2013 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) for its “perfect record of promoting clean, ecological and social orientated tourism”. Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam […]

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The Road from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

By Emily | 8 October 2012

The journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng by road is an arduous one. The broken road twists, winds and climbs through the mountains, churning the stomach and rattling the bones of even the hardiest of backpacker. The drive is six to seven hours – if you’re lucky. Delays are common. Large transport trucks, clueless […]

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Interview with Nate – Stray Asia Tour Leader

By Emily | 6 October 2012

The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Nate” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Nate, Stray Asia tour leader, tatted herbivore, all round cool dude. Tour Leader – Nathaniel Home, before Straying: Australia Stray nickname: The first local Lao guide called me “ga ti” which means sensitive – actually, it […]

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Review of Phone Noy / Stray Asia

By Emily | 3 October 2012

Cindy Fan of SoManyMiles.com is a travel writer and photographer based in Southeast Asia. She recently travelled on Stray Asia’s Phone Noy pass through southern Laos. Describe the trip through southern Laos in one sentence. An eye-opening adventure through stunning natural landscape. You live in Laos. So why did you choose to travel with Stray? […]

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Interview with Mr Sack – Stray Asia Local Expert

By Emily | 1 October 2012

The following is an interview with Stray Asia local expert “Mr Sack” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Mr. Sack, one of the friendly faces and local experts you’ll find at our office in Luang Prabang, Laos. Mr. Sack – Sales Crew What does your name mean? In Lao, it is “teak” as in […]

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Homestays: Experiencing The Real Laos

By Emily | 28 September 2012

The following is a guest post by Cindy Fan Stay in remote hill villages when trekking in northern Laos (Photo credit: Cindy Fan) Pull up a stool and dig into a home-cooked meal (Photo credit: Cindy Fan) Sharing photos with kids in Ban Dong Muong (Photo credit: Cindy Fan) The children huddle together in awe […]

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Interview with Mr Vanh – Stray Asia Guide

By Emily | 27 September 2012

The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Mr Vanh” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Mr. Vanh, one of the friendly faces you’ll find at our sales office in Luang Prabang, Laos. Mr. Vanh – Sales Crew Home, before Straying: Xayaboury province, famous for its elephants! What is your favorite […]

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Interview with Mr Noy – Stray Asia Guide

By Emily | 24 September 2012

The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Mr Noy” by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Noy, one our local guides in Laos who will entertain you with facts, stories and in-depth insight into Lao culture and history. Mr. Noy – Local Guide in Laos Home, before Straying: a village near […]

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Interview with “Spits” – Stray Asia Tour Leader

By Emily | 19 September 2012

The following is an interview with Stray Asia Tour leader “Spits” aka Sarah by power blogger Cindy Fan. Meet the Stray Crew Meet Sarah, one of our tour leaders there to help you have the time of your life in South East Asia. Tour Leader – Sarah Home, before Straying: England Past life: Working in Luang […]

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Easy guide to voluntourism in Southeast Asia

By Emily | 14 September 2012
Get the homestay experience when travelling with Stray.

I just stumbled across a couple of great website resource for Voluntourism – the recreation of tourism combined with volunteering work for charities and non-profits. It’s called True Travellers. Keep reading for even more info about voluntourism in Southeast Asia and these guys.

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