Bangkok to Hanoi

Travel from Bangkok to Hanoi on a tour through Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Visit Thailand's charismatic Chiang Mai, cruise along the mighty Mekong River in Laos and say hello to Hanoi on arrival in Vietnam.

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Explore Thailand, Laos and Vietnam from Bangkok to Hanoi

Travel from Bangkok to Hanoi experiencing the delights of northern Thailand, the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the pristine wilderness of northern Vietnam. Join us on a voyage of discovery and relaxation, taking in the bright lights of Bangkok in Thailand, the age-old charms of Luang Prabang in Laos and the buzz of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. Travel down the mighty Mekong River and become immersed in the tranquillity of remote villages and friendly locals along the way.

  • Cruise down Bangkok's canals on a longtail boat
  • Bargain up a storm in Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar
  • Relax on a slow boat down the Mekong
  • Take a dip beneath Kuang Si falls
  • Soak up the French-inspired culture in Vientiane
  • Traverse lush mountains in Laos
  • Experience diverse South-East Asian cultures

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (7 nts), Hotel (4 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

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

    Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Hanoi - breakfast at KOTO restaurant, Hanoi - Water puppet show, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum, Vientiane - COPE visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    168kg 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. TRIP CHANGES 2013 Please note that for 2013 this tour will be 13 days, and will start selected Saturdays, rather than Sundays. There will now be a flight from Vientiane to Hanoi; the itinerary will be as follows. Days 1-2 Bangkok Day 3 Chiang Mai Day 4 Chiang Khong Day 5 Mekong River Days 6-8 Luang Prabang Day 9 Vang Vieng Days 10-11 Vientiane Days 12-13 Hanoi The detailed itinerary and prices will be released 1st November 2012

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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

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.
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