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Louise Canton

London Office

My first encounter with Asia began with a three month trip exploring the islands and beaches of Thailand. This sparked my fascination with the beauty of Asia and a curiosity about its wonderful cultures. I’ve since spent time exploring the islands of Indonesia, visiting the ancient temples of Cambodia, and venturing from the south to the north of Vietnam on a motorbike.

In my most recent travels, I've spent time exploring the city of Hong Kong and a month in Rajasthan, India, and I can't wait to see where I'll go next.

For a photography buff like me Asia is full of inspiration and wonder. It's packed with eye-opening adventures, intriguing cultures and delectable food. I just adore it.

Check out Louise's blogs

ME to WE Lodge Araveli - Going Beyond the Ordinary

Less obvious India

Top Tips for Portraiture

1,683 km across Vietnam...

Long Thanh

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Meet Louise

What my guests have said

"Thank you for helping plan an outstanding holiday. From being whisked through the Bangkok airport to the hotels to the temples it was all spectacular. Louise, you did a stellar job! "

"I wanted to tell you how absolutely wonderful our trip was. Every detail was perfect, and we truly enjoyed every place and every experience. The fact that our hotels did something special for my birthday made it even more glorious! Thank you for all the planning you did, and certainly for this extra touch!"

"Louise, I just wanted to let you know how many times we toasted you for making this the trip of a lifetime! Everything was perfect and we really appreciate your professionalism… you’ll be our first call the next time!"

"I'd leave tomorrow and do it all over again!! You guys are awesome!"

"Louise was so creative with fantastic attention to every detail. We could not have put together such an epic, memorable and seamless travel experience to Thailand for our 11 family members ranging in age from 5 to 76 without her!"

"We had a fabulous trip!! Thank you for your attention to detail. You created a trip of a lifetime."

"Thank you for designing and organizing our incredible adventure in Thailand! We had a fantastic time!" 

<p>"Thank you for helping plan an outstanding holiday. From being whisked through the Bangkok airport to the hotels to the temples it was all spectacular. Louise, you did a stellar job!''</p>

"I wanted to tell you how absolutely wonderful our trip was. Every detail was perfect, and we truly enjoyed every place and every experience.  The fact that our hotels did something special for my birthday made it even more glorious! Thank you for all the planning you did, and certainly for this extra touch!" – DS

<p>"Louise perfectly curated our recent trip to Thailand.  Because she asked us the right questions, and listened carefully to our answers, the itinerary matched our travel personalities perfectly!  We can't thank her enough for her creativity and attention to detail.  It was the trip of a lifetime.""</p>

"You helped me realize my dream of a SE Asia vacation. From the very beginning when you were so responsive to my request, through the process of refining the details, hotels, experiences, and dates, you were responsive and helpful. A reminder for deadlines was expected and received. However, the proof was in the actual trip which was artfully planned from hotel selection to locations we visited. Thank you for making our SE Asia vacation a memorable one."

"Thank you so much for planning and coordinating our adventures in Cambodia and Thailand. Our itinerary in Siem Reap allowed us to see so much of of the amazing temples -- often as the only visitors due to the knowledge & behind the scenes access that our guide facilitated. Bike riding between temples was so much fun, and the special surprises like our late breakfast/tea break along the way, and visiting a working temple and being blessed by a monk was truly magical! And yet that was only the tip of the iceberg on our trip. Hope to work with you again on the next adventure!"

“we owe it all to you, your patience, and good guidance in making our trip to India so special.  You are the most delightful person to work with and I know we’ll find another opportunity to contact you again."

"Louise was wonderful. She planned our family trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia with terrific attention to detail. The excursions she suggested were great, especially the street food tours in Hanoi and Hoi An. Louise also made sure our tour guides were aware of my daughter’s food allergies. The local guides she arranged in Hanoi, Hoi An and Siem Reap were all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our guide in Hoi An even took our laundry for us to an outside laundromat so we wouldn’t have to pay Four Seasons laundry prices! He was very kind. I want my next trip to be to India or Thailand so that Louise can expertly craft another wonderful vacation for my family."

Louise worked professionally with us from start to finish with our first Asia trip. She tailored our trip around our desires making our trip to Cambodia and Vietnam the most memorable, interesting, and completely satisfying. Her knowledge of the areas we wished to visit was spot on. Louise made sure we had all the information we needed in a beautifully detailed handbook along with a check list of visas and necessities for each country. She could not have made it any easier for us and because of our wonderful and very successful trip, we are planning to have her help us again for our next trip to Asia in 2020 since we now have the Asia bug. 

Travel nuggets

  • Travel with a shawl. It packs light and can be used for conservative experiences such as visiting temples in Asia.

  • Take photos of your favourite designer clothing, in Vietnam and Thailand they'll tailor an outift just for you in the finest silks.

  • Go easy on the spice if you’re asked your heat preference. Food in Asia can be a lot hotter than you may be used to!

  • Wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise in Siem Reap when visiting Angkor Wat. It's much more peaceful at that time of day and you'll avoid being shoulder to shoulder with other visitors.

My hot picks

Aqua Mekong, Mekong River - Vietnam & Cambodia

Float along the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia on a 5 star boutique hotel with a Michelin-starred chef on board.

Shahpura Bagh, Shahpura, Rajasthan, India

An idylic countryside house.

Shinta Mani Shack, Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Great location just 15 minutes away from the temples, it has a beautiful pool to relax in and the service is impeccable.

Suján Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

A 19th-century royal palace, that's both historical and beautiful. From the lovely green lawns and birds to the striking wallpaper, it's perfect.

The Leela Palace Udaipur, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

This Bill Bensley designed hotel is like being in Alice in Wonderland.

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