Best of Indochina Overview

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      USD $2,970
      CAD $3,005
      AUD $3,125
      EUR €2,110
      GBP £1,870
      NZD $3,700
      ZAR R28,455
      CHF FR2,595
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore Indochina travelling through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos

Tour South-East Asia on an Intrepid trip that takes in the best of Indochina. Breathe in wafting scents of incense as we discover the mysticism, history and ancient traditions of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. This trip covers all the highlights of Indochina: from the majestic Angkor ruins and the pristine beaches of Sihanoukville to the frenetic pace of Ho Chi Minh City, the relaxed vibe of Hoi An and the riverside beauty of Luang Prabang. The warmth and candour of the locals you meet along the way, and the delicious range of cuisines on offer, perfectly complete this adventure through Indochina.

  • Admire the stunning limestone crags around Vang Vieng
  • Delve into Khmer history in Phnom Penh
  • Experience rural village life at a Cambodian homestay
  • Relax on Nha Trang's beaches
  • See the temples of Angkor rise out of the jungle
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Hoi An
  • Take a riverboat cruise on the Mekong
  • Wander through Hanoi's Old Quarter

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (7 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Hotel (25 nts), Overnight sleeper train (4 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    Bien Ngoc boat, Halong, Day trip Ha Long - Cat Ba, Hanoi - Walking tour, Hoi An - Ancient town, Hoi An - Bike tour, Luang Prabang - Walking tour, Mekong Delta - Boat cruise and homestay, Vientiane - COPE visit, Vientiane - Walking tour, Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    729kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip please see trip notes for further information.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,970
    CAD $3,005
    AUD $3,125
    EUR €2,110
    GBP £1,870
    NZD $3,700
    ZAR R28,455
    CHF FR2,595
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    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $74
    CAD $75
    AUD $78
    EUR €52
    GBP £46
    NZD $92
    ZAR R711
    CHF FR64
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Day 1 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.

Days 2-4 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.

Day 5 Kompong Cham

Situated on the mighty Mekong, Kompong Cham retains the charm of traditional Cambodia. Sit back and relax into its peaceful nature, French flavour and Khmer heritage.

Day 6 Phnom Penh

Sitting on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is buzzing with modern life, while still retaining some of its French Colonial heritage.

Day 7 Homestay

Sitting close to the greenery and beauty of the Kirirom National Park, Chambok provides serenity, an abundance of nature and a taste of traditional Khmer life.

Days 8-9 Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville - or Kompong Som to locals - is a small port town with long stretches of beach and beautiful, sleepy islands just off the coast.

Day 10 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.

Days 11-12 Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

Days 13-14 Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods. Your trip starts today with your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. No activities are planned until your evening group meeting, so you may arrive at any time. Please check the welcome board or reception desk, located on the ground floor of the hotel, for information on your upcoming tour. This will advise you of your tour leader’s name, telephone number and the time and location of your group's Welcome Meeting. Normally, the meeting is at 6pm. Until your meeting we encourage you to get out and discover the delights that Vietnam has to offer. Make sure that you take a hotel business card so that you will be able to find your way back to the hotel. Please note that your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details at the meeting, so please bring them with you. The meeting is generally followed by an optional group meal out at one of Ho Chi Minh City's many fantastic eating spots.

Days 15-16 Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a charming town on Vietnam's southeast coast with pristine beaches, consistently good weather, a vibrant nightlife and excellent diving.

Days 17-19 Hoi An

With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

Days 20-22 Hue

As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

Day 23 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 24 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 25-26 Hanoi

With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.

Day 27 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 28-29 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 30-31 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 32-34 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 35 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 36 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 37-38 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 39-40 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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      USD $2,970
      CAD $3,005
      AUD $3,125
      EUR €2,110
      GBP £1,870
      NZD $3,700
      ZAR R28,455
      CHF FR2,595
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