Indochina Encompassed

Resort: Indochina Encompassed
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Thailand
Price From: £1879.20

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From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay’s magnificent limestone karsts, this trip encompasses the highlights of Indochina. Marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail the Mekong, and savour noodles in Hoi An. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside caf in Hanoi. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure offers up the perfect combination of must-see highlights and free time.

Itineraries

Day 1
Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
BangkokChiang Mai

Guided longboat tour of Bangkoks klongs and Wat Po. Optional Grand Palace and National Museum visits. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 3
Chiang Mai

Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.

Day 4
Chiang MaiChiang Khong

Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.

Day 5
Chiang KhongMuang Pakbng

Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.

Day 6
Muang PakbngLuang Prabang

Continue down the Mekong for most of the day. Take a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves before arriving in Luang Prabang.

Day 7
Luang Prabang

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre before a lunch with a local family. Relax in the afternoon at the Kuang Si waterfalls.

Day 8
Luang Prabang

Enjoy a free day exploring all Luang Prabang has to offer. Options include cooking classes, temple visits, massages, night market shopping, bike riding, and hiking.

Day 9
Luang PrabangVang Vieng

Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.

Day 10
Vang Vieng

Enjoy free time in Vang Vieng. Move to a hotel for the night, an ideal location for exploring the countryside by bicycle or kayak.

Day 11
Vang ViengVientiane

Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.

Day 12
VientianeHanoi

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.

Day 13
Hanoi

Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, stilt house, and Presidential Palace. Enjoy an included water puppet show. Opt to visit the Temple of Literature, museums, and Hoa Lo Prison.

Day 14
HanoiHa Long

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.

Day 15
Ha LongHu

Enjoy breakfast on board before a morning sail back to the port and return to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.

Day 16
Hu

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.

Day 17
HuHoi An

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An’s many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.

Day 18
Hoi An

Explore all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.

Day 19
Hoi An

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Day 20
Hoi AnHo Chi Minh City

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.

Day 21
Ho Chi Minh City

Guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning, free time in the afternoon.

Day 22
Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.

Day 23
Ho Chi Minh CityPhnom Penh

Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.

Day 24
Phnom Penh

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.

Day 25
Phnom PenhSiem Reap

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.

Day 26
Siem Reap

Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonl Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.

Day 27
Siem Reap

Spend another day in Siem Reap, exploring more temples of Angkor or going further afield.

Day 28
Siem ReapBangkok

Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

Day 29
Bangkok

Depart at any time.

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