Classic Indochina Adventure Overview

Explore South East Asia with Intrepid Travel. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam are all on offer as you discover the ancient histories, delicious cuisines and diverse cultures of the Indochina region.

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      USD $5,055
      CAD $5,120
      AUD $5,325
      EUR €3,700
      GBP £3,185
      NZD $6,310
      ZAR R48,435
      CHF FR4,560
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Classic Indochina Adventure.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Join an Indochina Adventure through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

The Indochina spice shelf is as flavoursome and diverse as they come. Thailand offers a hectic flurry of colour and tradition, while Laos provides a subtle and subdued vibe by day and a fiery nightlife once the sun goes down. Cambodia packs a punch of history and has a touch of French tang; and Vietnam’s fresh vibrancy calms the senses, despite being just as chaotic as any of Asia’s big cities. This corner of the world is a favourite for many globetrotters and there is little question why - it’s cheap, has fantastic cuisine, pristine beaches, ancient wonders and relatively good air conditioning in the year-round hot weather. But the main thing that keeps adventurers coming back is the people, with their genuine smiles and generous national spirit.

  • Cruise around beautiful Ha Long Bay
  • Cruise down the Mekong River in Laos
  • Explore the mysterious Plain of Jars in Phonsavan
  • Fill your wardrobe with handmade garments from Hoi An
  • Get lost in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok
  • Swim beneath the refreshing waterfalls of Kuang Si in Luang Prabang
  • Take a Vietnam War history lesson in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Uncover the sobering past of Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    19 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (18 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Plane, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei temple, Bangkok - Grand Palace, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise, Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison, Hanoi - Temple of Literature, HCMC - Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum, Hoi An - Ancient town, Koto Restaurant lunch - Hanoi, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Wat Visunnala, Marble Mountains, Phnom Penh - Entrance to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh - Guided Tour of Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh - Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Siem Reap - Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass, Ta Prohm, Vientiane - Plain of Jars Site, Vientiane - Pratu Xai, Vientiane - That Luang, Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip please see trip notes for further information. 2. A complimentary arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at time of booking.

  • Total price from

    USD $5,055
    CAD $5,120
    AUD $5,325
    EUR €3,700
    GBP £3,185
    NZD $6,310
    ZAR R48,435
    CHF FR4,560
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $240
    CAD $243
    AUD $253
    EUR €176
    GBP £151
    NZD $300
    ZAR R2,306
    CHF FR217
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Day 1 Bangkok

Fresh off the plane, be swept into the chaos of Thailand’s capital city. Journey to the hectic souvenir mecca of the night market, discover the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Chinatown or unwind with a traditional Thai massage.

Day 2 Chiang Rai

After a morning of exploring Bangkok’s grungy, yet delightfully hectic streets on a guided walking tour, hop aboard a plane to bound for Chang Rai - the next leg of our journey.

Day 3 Pakbeng

Rise early and cross the boarder into Laos. See the local people preparing their homes and shops for the day on a leisurely boat cruise down the Mekong. Arrive in Pakbeng and settle in before exploring the streets, which are often filled with Hmong and tribal Thais selling textiles and handicrafts. This is an awesome chance to get up close and personal with the ethnic groups of the area.

Days 4-5 Luang Prabang

Continue floating down the Mekong stopping at various sights on the way, such as the Pak Ou Caves, before arriving in Luang Prabang. This French colonial town is the perfect showcase of old and new Laos. At dawn, watch a procession of monks walk the main street collecting alms, then head to the incredible Kuang Si Waterfalls. For the brave, take a dip in the freezing yet fresh ponds or climb to the top of the waterfall for an impressive view of the valley. In the evening, bargain for your dinner at the night bazaar and try some barbequed meats and fruit shakes.

Day 6 Phonsavan

Better understand the devastation inflicted on the Xieng Khuang Province during wartime and visit Muang Khun, the province’s former capital which was sadly destroyed during bomb raids and abandoned in 1975.

Days 7-8 Vientiane

Uncover the mystery surrounding the bizarre Plain of Jars before heading to Laos’ capital. Explore the sights and French influences of the city and watch the sun set over the river while sampling some spicy curries.

Days 9-10 Phnom Penh

Cambodia's tragic past still casts a shadow over its capital city. Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a building that was transformed from a school into a high-security prison by the Khmer Rouge in 1975, then venture to Choeung Ek, the Killing Fields. Throughout the day, learn about the catastrophic genocide that killed millions of Cambodians. In the afternoon, unwind around town with a visit to Psar Thmei (Central Market) or Psar Tuol Tom Pong (the Russian Market), or take an optional cyclo tour for a local perspective of the city.

Days 11-13 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.

Days 14-15 Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

Days 16-17 Hoi An

With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

Day 18 Hanoi

Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Day 19 Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.

Days 20-21 Hanoi

With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,055
      CAD $5,120
      AUD $5,325
      EUR €3,700
      GBP £3,185
      NZD $6,310
      ZAR R48,435
      CHF FR4,560
      *
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