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Adventure through Indochina on a trip through Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Travel from Hanoi in Vietnam, via Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos, to Thailand's Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

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Explore Vietnam, Laos and Thailand on an adventure through Indochina.

A region with a dazzling array of rich cultures and traditions, Indochina is a feast for the senses. Travel through Vietnam, Laos and Thailand from the French-colonial heritage of Hanoi in Vietnam to the multicultural melting-pot of Bangkok in Thailand. Whether you're slurping up a steaming bowl of Vietnam's traditional pho at a street stall in Vinh, dining at one of Laos' stilt restaurants in Vientiane, taking it easy in the laidback riverside paradise of Vang Vieng, swimming at waterfalls in Luang Prabang, gliding down the Mekong in a slow boat, meeting friendly hilltribes in rural Thailand or bargaining up a storm in Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar, you'll gain a wonderful insight into Indochina during this incredible adventure.

  • Be wooed by the magic of Laos
  • Admire the scenery of backpacker mecca Vang Vieng
  • Explore the hidden treasures of Luang Prabang
  • Take a slow boat up the Mekong
  • Discover the northern charm of Chiang Mai
  • Meet locals on a trek through the hills
  • Sleep in traditional Thai bamboo huts
  • Enjoy the best of Thailand's shopping in Bangkok

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (8 nts), Hilltribe village (2 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Songthaew, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Luang Prabang - Walking tour, Vientiane - COPE visit, Vientiane - Walking tour, Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    179kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Our trip finishes on arrival at Bangkok train station on Day 19 at about 7am. If you are leaving Thailand today, please don't book a flight departing before midday as train delays can and do occur.

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Day 1 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 2 Vinh

Vinh’s claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh. It is a lively port city with the mountains of Laos looming in the background.

Days 3-4 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.

Days 5-7 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 8-10 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 11 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.

Day 12 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.

Days 13-14 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.

Days 15-17 Hilltribe Trek

Meet the hilltribes of Northern Thailand while walking through lush, verdant jungle, enjoying the hospitality, cuisine and friendliness of the people who call this area of Thailand home.

Day 18 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai means 'new city', even though it was founded in 1296! It's a favourite among travellers due to its relaxed feel and cultural richness.

Day 19 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.
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