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Photos by Lisa van der Heijden

What is Booktique Travel?

Booktique Travel organizes and books a unique holiday in Southeast Asia. You visit special destinations and stay in idyllic boutique hotels, such as in colonial houses, next to a rice field, a cottage on the beach or in the Asian jungle. Booktique Travel focuses on comfortable hotels in the middle and upper price range. Personal contact is key for us to understand your preferences in order to design a memorable holiday.

We look forward to helping you to experience and discover Asia!

Malay people

How Booktique Travel works?

Booktique Travel organizes customized trips in Southeast Asia. For a list of countries see the Destinations.

We explore with you what kind of holiday you would like to have, what your interests are and what level of comfort you prefer.

The process:

  • Free introductory call.
  • You receive a draft itinerary.
  • We process your feedback.
  • We send you the itinerary and quote.
  • Payment of the quote.
  • We book your holiday.

Booktique Travel takes care of your trips from a few days to several weeks.

Lisa van der Heijden

Who are we?

Lisa van der Heijden started Booktique Travel in 2017. She is born and raised in Amsterdam and currently living in Singapore. Her passion is organizing trips and finding beautiful and unique places.

Her interest in travel started at an early age by booking holidays for her parents. Her hobby has turned into her profession: Booktique Travel. Over the years she has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia. She focuses primarily on expats and family/friends who are visiting friends and family in Singapore.

Apart from running Booktique Travel she is a clinical child psychologist and runs a B&B with her father in Amsterdam: Canal View Amsterdam.

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Travels

For inspiration read below examples of travel plans:

Prambanan Java

1. Culture and Nature in Indonesia

After arriving in Java we take a taxi to a small boutique hotel in the centre of Yogyakarta. After a refreshing dip in the pool we go out for delicious food to enjoy the Indonesian cuisine.

The next day we are welcomed by rickshaws. We experience Indonesia through experiencing all the different scents and sounds. Making several stops at Kraton Palace, the old town or the batik museum.

The following day we go cycling through rice fields which will bring us to the impressive Prambanan temples.

After a few city and culture days, it is time for nature! In East Java are the enormous Bromo and Ijen volcanoes. Although we have to wake up early, the sun rise view after a short walk in the morning is breathtaking! Marvelling at the sunrise and after that we enjoy a well deserved delicious breakfast at the cabin.

Cambodia Angkor Wat

2. City and culture in Cambodia

We discover Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia, which is known for its French-colonial buildings and royal palaces. We visit several museums and enjoy the culinary restaurants and characteristic bars. The city has many different small boutique shops where we can go shopping.

To discover the countryside of Cambodia in the north we travel by private taxi. In the mysteriously hidden jungle of Cambodia we admire the world's most beautiful temple complex Angkor Wat (Khmer ruins).

After an intense sightseeing day we take a refreshing dip in the pool. We end the day with dinner at one of the restaurants in the city of Siem Reap.

Longtailboat Thailand

3. Beach holiday in Thailand

While looking over the see from the beach we experience the ultimate holiday feeling with a cocktail in our hand. The next day we enjoy breakfast overlooking white beaches and blue sea.

We rent a scooter and explore the island. Visiting beautiful Buddhist temples and small villages. After a day of scooter riding we relax on the beach to eat delicious fresh fish. The next day we take a snorkel excursion by boat with picnic on the beach.

During the Thai cooking course in the evening, we learn how to make our own local delights. The next day we treat ourselves with a traditional Thai massage and another spa treatment before heading to our next destination.

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Destinations

Singapore

Singapore

Malaysia

Malaysia

Borneo

Borneo

Indonesia

Indonesia

Thailand

Thailand

Laos

Laos

Vietnam

Vietnam

Cambodia

Cambodia

Myanmar

Myanmar

Philippines

Philippines

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Japan

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Reviews

Unfortunately, we are back from vacation. Vietnam is a beautiful country and we enjoyed it. The hotels were actually all very nice. All in all, very nice holiday, good impression of Vietnam. Three weeks was a good amount of time, I would definitely recommend it. With the domestic flights it is very doable in terms of distance.
Thanks!
— Sophie in Meerman, May 2018
Great trip through north and central Vietnam. First north Vietnam with our daughter and her boyfriend. Hanoi, cozy, busy and lively city. Then to the north, there we walked and cycled through rice fields. Daughter and boyfriend back to Singapore. We went to Halong Bay were we made a beautiful. We have traveled to Hue, beautiful city with a lot of culture. On the back of a motorbike from Hue to Hoi An was a great experience. Everything was perfectly arranged by Booktique Travel. Beautiful hotels, interesting excursions with extraordinarily nice guides and great tips. We really enjoyed our trip!
Rating 9
— Nick en Els Nemchik-van de Vlekkert, April 2018
The best thing was the motorbike tour. We are not motorcyclists, so we thought it was a bit scary. Booktique Travel convinced us and it was a great experience! Like the whole trip, of course, but with those motorbikes was a complete new experience for us. Glad we did it anyway, thanks to this travel agency!
— Joke van Orden & Guus Bakker, February 2018
Our trip to Vietnam was organized by Booktique Travel in a nice and surprising way.

So we stayed in a wonderfully relaxed environment in the Mekong Delta. Nice trips were organised, so that we had a fun and active (cycling) experience in this coconut culture.

In Ho Chi Minh City we had a nice room (what a panoramic view!) With all the nice amenities. So we could relax (after the hotel massages!) and explore the city. Also the “food tour” organized for us was very nice (Lisa had chosen a good local organization!!). So we could enjoy delicious food at different restaurants.
In short, because of Lisa’s organization we could fully enjoy Vietnam.

An excellent travel experience in Asia. Thanks Lisa!!
— Ruud & Joke Snoeker, January 2018
A friend advised me to book a trip to Vietnam. For me a completely new destination. I know Lisa personally and she helped me with a nice route through Vietnam and also brought me to unique hotels, great restaurant tips and cool excursions. Everything within the budget. She was always available for questions. I found it a surprising and personal itinerary. I visited cities like Saigon, Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue and Halong Bay. I will definitely consult Booktique Travel again in the future for tailor-made travel advice.
Rating 10
— Marloes van der Kamp. November 2017
Fantastic 12-day trip through middle and north Vietnam with my daughter. A perfect combination of nature, city and culture. Hanoi, a romantic city with authenticity, with trendy Western influences. Then to a particularly beautiful eco lodge in a valley overlooking rice fields and mountains. We walked and cycled through these rice fields and made a boat trip. We had lunch with locals. Traveled south to an imposing old town with temples and pagodas.
Our trip ended in the picturesque village of Hoi An, where it was lovely to stay in our luxury hotel with swimming pool on the same floor. Where we could cycle and it is close to a beautiful beach. Furthermore, I enjoyed the delicious Vietnamese food.
Rating 10
— Meta Weyschede, september 2017
We stayed for one week in Singapore and then went hiking and snorkeling in Malaysia. It was our first journey in South-East Asia and we really enjoyed it - thanks to Booktique Travel. They know beautiful accommodations, restaurants, locations and activities. Booktique Travel combines enthusiasm with good-listening to our wishes and possibilities.
Rating 10
— Joke van Orden & Guus Bakker, July 2017
Delightful experiences in Singapore, Java and Bali!
Booktique Travel is characterized by a very personal approach. Wishes are transformed into special, surprising and beautiful places to stay. Booktique’s tips made the visit to Singapore city state an interesting acquaintance. A varied offer of sightseeing and different experiences. Our visit to Java and Bali became unforgettable. Via Booktique Travel we stayed at original locations and met local people and their surroundings. In short, Booktique Travel is a great organisation to prepare your trip to Asia with.
Score 8
— Joke & Ruud Snoeker, May 2017
Just got back from a great short trip (1 week) to Malaysia. My friends and I discussed our wishes with Booktique Travel, and boy they were heard! It was the perfect mix of an active backpack holiday, along with great accommodations to relax, sport, eat and sleep.
Highly recommend Booktique Travel!
Score 10
— Joost de Boer, April 2017
Made a great trip with my daughter, who lives in Singapore. The first week we explored this great modern city. Special architectural large buildings and many art in public spaces with the authentic Chinatown and Little India to beautiful scenery of the Botanical Garden.
Then we made a special trip on Java from Yogyakarta to the east of this island, where you come to another world. We explored Yogya in the funny rickshaws. Riding along the rice fields to the impressive temple the Borobudur and saw the sunrise at the Bromo. When going to Bali it is a completely different experience, highlight was a stay with sea views! What really gave me a Bali feel. A private cottage with private terrace, swimming pool with sea view and delicious healthy and fresh food. All this organized by Booktique Travel. A tailor made trip made for us with pleasant and atmospheric hotels, always beautifully located and outstanding.
Score 10
— Meta Weyschede, Maart 2017
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