Best of Indochina Overview

Travel out from Bangkok, via Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City and Luang Prabang, and explore the best of Indochina. Visit Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and see the real South-East Asia.

    • 40
    • TKRDC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,135
      CAD $3,230
      AUD $3,170
      EUR €2,180
      GBP £1,830
      NZD $3,530
      ZAR R31,730
      CHF FR2,640
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Basix
Book
There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Best of Indochina.

Trip Map


Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore Indochina, travelling through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos

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 all-encompassing adventure.

  • Admire the stunning limestone crags around Vang Vieng
  • Bargain like a local in Bangkok's markets
  • Delve into Khmer history in Phnom Penh
  • Discover the charm of Chiang Mai
  • Experience rural village life at a Cambodian homestay
  • See the temples of Angkor rise out of the jungle
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets of Hoi An
  • Take a riverboat cruise on the Mekong

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (9 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Hotel (23 nts), Overnight sleeper train (4 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    Angkor Archaeological Site - Guided Tour, Chambok Homestay Traditional Dance, Halong Bay - Boat cruise, Hanoi - Walking tour, Hoi An - Ancient town, Luang Prabang - Walking tour, Mekong Delta - Boat cruise and homestay, Siem Reap - 1 day Angkor Pass, 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 $3,135
    CAD $3,230
    AUD $3,170
    EUR €2,180
    GBP £1,830
    NZD $3,530
    ZAR R31,730
    CHF FR2,640
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $78
    CAD $80
    AUD $79
    EUR €54
    GBP £45
    NZD $88
    ZAR R793
    CHF FR66
Book

About Cambodia , Laos , Thailand , Vietnam

Best of Indochina Summary

Add to Shortlist

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/Overnight Train

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.

Days 15-16 Nha Trang/Overnight Train

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.

Days 27-28 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 29-30 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 31-33 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 34 Pakbeng - 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 35 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 36-38 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.
    • 40
    • TKRDC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,135
      CAD $3,230
      AUD $3,170
      EUR €2,180
      GBP £1,830
      NZD $3,530
      ZAR R31,730
      CHF FR2,640
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Basix
Book