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Travel through South East Asia on a tour through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China. This trip travels from Bangkok to Hong Kong via the beautiful landscapes of the dragon's backbone.

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Tour South East Asia on an adventure from Bangkok to Hong Kong.

Discover colourful cultures and vibrant landscapes as you travel along the dragon’s backbone from busy Bangkok, through the sacred rice fields of rural China and into the modern hum of Hong Kong. From the mountain markets of Chiang Mai, across the emerald waters of Halong Bay, to the footbridges of sleepy Chengyang, take a journey that will capture your heart and imagination. Get set to explore ancient temples, colourful markets and vast, striking landscapes on an adventure that will bring your senses alive.

  • Be wowed by the big city lights of Hong Kong
  • Chill out in the mountain village of Hua Shan
  • Cruise down Bangkok's khlongs on a longtail boat
  • Cycle through the Yangshuo countryside
  • Relax on a slow boat down the Mekong
  • Soak up the French-inspired culture in Vientiane
  • Traverse the lush mountains of eastern Laos
  • Trek through the terraces of Longji

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (13 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Boat, Bus, Jumbo, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Taxi, Train, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Countryside cycling tour, Culture show, Hanoi - breakfast at KOTO restaurant, Hanoi - Water puppet show, Informal Chinese language lesson, Informal Vietnamese language lesson, Longji - Guided Rice Terraces trek, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum, Overnight boat cruise, Vientiane - COPE visit, Village walk, Walking tour, Wind and Rain Bridge

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    893kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. Please note this tour has been discontinued for 2013. You are still able to complete to Bangkok to Hanoi leg - please see trip code TLSV for details.

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Days 1-2 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

Day 3 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Day 4 Chiang Khong

Sitting on the Mekong, Chiang Khong is a quiet town on the Thai side of the Thai-Lao border with beautiful countryside and a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 5 Mekong River

The Mekong River gently flows through Laos providing food, water and a transport channel for millions, as well as the aesthetic pleasures of life on the river.

Days 6-8 Luang Prabang

Nestled in the hills of northern Laos, the tranquil city of Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples, brimming with colourful markets and enriched by French colonial architecture.

Day 9 Vang Vieng/Vientiane

Surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery, Vang Vieng is a small haven with fascinating caves to explore, a myriad of water-based activities and a relaxed atmosphere.

Days 10-11 Vientiane

As the most relaxed capital in South-East Asia, Vientiane is a lovely mix of riverside calm, outstanding temples, fabulous food and charming locals.

Day 12 Lak Sao

Lak Sao is located very close to the Vietnamese border and is surrounded by pristine forest and limestone mountains.

Days 13-15 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.

Days 16-17 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 18-19 Hua Shan

Sheer cliffs, temples, hiking trails and dramatic scenery feature in stunning Hua Shan, the beautiful, sacred and precarious mountain region of China's Shaanxi Province.

Day 20 Liuzhou

With the Liu River running through its centre and surrounded by beautiful karst scenery, the big city of Liuzhou is filled with parks, markets and modern shopping centres.

Days 21-22 Chengyang

Verdant Chengyang is famed for its bridges, especially the exquisite Wind and Rain Bridge, and is the home of the Dong people.

Days 23-24 Longji Terraces

Known as the Dragon's Backbone and built around 500 years ago, the Longji rice terraces are remarkable, with colourful terraces covering entire mountainsides.

Days 25-27 Yangshuo

With great cafes and bars, scenery that is out of a painting and located within traditional Chinese countryside, Yangshuo is understandably one of China's most popular towns.

Days 28-29 Hong Kong

A British colony until 1997, Hong Kong's cityscape is spectacular and its modern fast-paced life is only minutes from picturesque islands and beaches.
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