Indochina Adventure Itinerary

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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Wat Si Saket, Laos’ oldest temple in Vientiane

Happy local children in Laos

Durian fruit

Hilltribe Trek

Beautiful Thai smile

Streey noodles, Bangkok

Local Vietnamese woman

Day 1 Hanoi

If arriving in advance, why not hire a cyclo and discover Hanoi's unique blend of beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards and spirited marketplaces.

Day 2 Vinh

There's time for some last minute shopping before making tracks to the border town of Vinh.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 3-4 Vientiane

Slow down on a walking tour of sleepy Vientiane, where the morning market stays open all day and riverside paths are packed with children, dogs and chickens. Visit the inspiring COPE centre, an Intrepid Foundation-supported prosthetics service, and admire the intricate detail on Wat Si Saket, Laos’ oldest temple.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-7 Vang Vieng

Be wowed by the gorgeous setting of Vang Vieng, which is surrounded by stunning limestone karst mountains. Relax in a chilled out cafe or dive into the river to escape the heat.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Days 8-10 Luang Prabang

As the jewel in Laos's crown, Luang Prabang is bursting at the seams with temples. Perhaps climb to the top of Phu Si at sunset for magical views.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Day 11 Mekong River

Unwind on a slow boat up the Mekong River, enjoying idyllic rural scenes along the way.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 12 Chiang Khong

Cruise further down the Mekong and cross the Thai border. Overnight in Chiang Khong, which is an important market town for the surrounding region.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 13-14 Chiang Mai

Mystical yet modern, Thailand’s Chiang Mai is a charming place to spend a few days. There are plenty of activities on offer including cycling, rock climbing, a meditation class or indulgent spa treatments.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 15-17 Hilltribe Trek

Embark on a trekking adventure through the rural villages of northern hilltribes. Meet smiling locals in distinctive traditional dress and sleep in bamboo huts. Back in Chiang Mai, there is free time for more sightseeing before taking an overnight train to the capital.
ACCOM: Hilltribe village - 2, Hotel - 1

Day 18 Chiang Mai

Do some last-minute shopping or perhaps check out the tranquil temple of Wat Chiung Man before boarding an overnight train back to Bangkok.
ACCOM: Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 19 Bangkok

Arrive in the rambunctious capital of Thailand. Why not stay a bit longer - floating markets, Chinatown, temples and street stalls - Bangkok has it all.