Indochina Trails Itinerary

On this trip to Indochina, travel through Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, and discover the histories and cultures of this remarkable region. Journey from Bangkok, through Vientiane to Phnom Penh.

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Burning incense stick, Cambodia

Angkor Wat at sunrise, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Meeting local children on a bike ride

Monks in Siem Reap

Tuk tuk driver, Thailand

Days 1-2 Bangkok

Glide along the famous city khlongs in a longtail boat for a great introduction to Bangkok. Visit Bangkok's oldest temple and then board an overnight train bound for Nong Khai.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Vientiane

Cross the mighty Mekong and travel onwards to Vientiane. Scour the market for bargains or wander the gilded Pha That Luang. When bellies rumble, dine at the Intrepid Foundation-supported Makphet Restaurant, a local business that provides education and training to street kids in Vientiane.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-6 Vang Vieng

Head north to the backpacker mecca of Vang Vieng. Chill out riverside or hire a bike and explore nearby caves.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 7-9 Luang Prabang

Peruse a local arts museum then take a jumbo, Laos’ version of a tuk-tuk, out to Kuang Si Falls for a refreshing dip.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Day 10 Pakse

Fly to the sleepy southern town of Pakse. Gain an insight into the lives of the local tribespeople while travelling across the Bolaven Plateau.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-12 Si Phan Don

Hire a bike to explore the island, famous for its cultivation of coconut and bamboo, or simply laze the day away in a hammock.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 13 Homestay

Visit a silk weaving centre that provides jobs for local women while on the way to Kratie. Get a taste of island life during a local family homestay on Koh Trong.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 14-15 Phnom Penh

Sample fried spiders in Skuon en route to Phnom Penh. In the capital, make a sobering visit to S-21 prison and the Killing Fields.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 16-19 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

Discover elaborate temples and awe-inspiring architecture. A visit to the mysterious Ta Prohm is a must, as is seeing a remarkable Angkor sunset.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3