Indochina Discovery

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Indochina Discovery

from £1,869
Duration: 30 days
Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Discover the heart and soul of Indochina on this tour of four very diverse countries. Encounter history, both ancient and modern, and witness the unbelievable splendour of Angkor Wat.
Summary

Indochina Discovery

Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap
Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good project or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap (depends on the departure).

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3 Siem Reap
Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast

 
Day 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh
Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Orientation walk around Phnom Penh.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Phnom Penh
Opt to learn about Cambodia's sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville
Swim and relax on the beach after transferring to Sihanoukville.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7 Sihanoukville
Swim and relax by the beach, or take an optional snorkelling boat trip.

Day 8 Sihanoukville/Cần Thơ
Cross the border to Vietnam. Overnight at a local village homestay. Opt to cruise the Mekong on a boat trip.

Meals included: Dinner


Day 9 Cần Thơ/Ho Chi Minh City
Travel through the scenic Mekong Delta region and onto Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO, opt to take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the Ben Thahn market or check out the War Remnants Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang
Free day to explore. Overnight train to Nha Trang.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Nha Trang
Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites.

Day 12 Nha Trang/Da Nang

Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 13 Da Nang/Hoi An
Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project before free time in the afternoon. Go on an evening street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.

Day 14 Hoi An
Enjoy free time; opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 15 Hoi An/Huế
Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 16 Huế/Hanoi
Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 17 Hanoi/Ha Long
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.

Meals included: Lunch


Day 18 Ha Long/Hanoi
Explore Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Hanoi
Spend time exploring Hanoi. Included street food crawl.

Day 20 Hanoi/Vientiane

A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 21 Vientiane/Vang Vieng
Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 22 Vang Vieng
Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 23 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang
This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 24 Luang Prabang
Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market. Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 25 Luang Prabang/Muang Pakbèng
Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving to a village homestay for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 26 Muang Pakbèng/Chiang Khong
Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


Day 27 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai
Drive to Chiang Mai via Wat Rong Khun. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market.

Day 28 Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Free time in Chiang Mai. Overnight train to Bangkok.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 29 Bangkok
Opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage.

Day 30 Bangkok
Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


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What's included

Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
Local Khmer meal at G Adventures-supported project New Hope or a local home (Siem Reap)
Orientation walks in Phnom Penh and Hanoi
Noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project
Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch
Witness the giving of alms in Laos
Slow boat up the Mekong
Street food crawls in multiple cities
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Simple hotels (23 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), homestays (2 nts)

Meals

21 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD325-425 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, air-con bus, train, walking, tuk tuk, local boat, junk boat, plane.

Staff & Experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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Angkor wat

Angkor wat

Mekong River boat in Laos

Mekong River boat in Laos

Thailand highlands

Thailand highlands

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Halong Bay sunrise

Halong Bay sunrise

Hoi An street market

Hoi An street market

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