Uncover the delights of Indochina on this South-East Asian adventure

Travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing the delights of northern Thailand, the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the cultural richness of Vietnam. From the bright lights of Bangkok to the age-old charms of Luang Prabang and the buzz of Hanoi, join us on a voyage of discovery and relaxation. Travel down the mighty Mekong and become acquainted with the tranquillity of remote villages and friendly locals along the way. Sip coffee by the lake in Hanoi, stroll the pristine shoreline around Halong Bay, take in the charming old-world ambiance of Hue and marvel at the hectic pace of life in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that will introduce you to the delicious cuisine, friendly people, beautiful landscape and cosmopolitan cities of these fascinating countries.

Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Countries
Themes
Explorer
Code
TLSXC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
650kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Meander down the Mekong
  • Discover the thousands of Buddha statues at the Pak Ou Caves
  • Experience colourful Vientiane

Itinerary

Visit the famous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
Devour a bowl of khao soi noodles at the Night Bazaar.
Stretch the legs with a stroll around town and dine on Thai cuisine.
Rest, relax and admire the scenery while taking a slow boat down the Mekong River.
Absorb the atmosphere of this quaint colonial town, uncover local gems at the Traditional Art & Ethnology Centre and cool off in the turquoise Kuang Si Falls.
Explore any way you want; jump on a mountain bike or clamber into nearby caves.
Head down to a riverside restaurant and savour a golden Mekong sunset.
Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Kick back, enjoy dramatic scenery, take a dip in the balmy waters and sleep under the stars.
Enjoy a city tour and unwind on a cruise down the Perfume River.
Spend some coin on tailored clothes and shoes.
Eat at KOTO, a restaurant that supports former street kids by providing hospitality training, then visit the War Remnants Museum for another dose of history.
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Inclusions

Meals
13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Boat, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights), Hotel (14 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho temple
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
  • Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise
  • HCMC - KOTO dinner
  • HCMC - Mekong Delta day trip
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Hoi An - Ancient town
  • Hue - Imperial citadel
  • Hue - Motorbike trip including lunch
  • Hue - Perfume river cruise and Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Royal tomb
  • Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave
  • Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum
  • Vientiane - COPE visit
  • Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

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