Great Indochina Loop Itinerary

Take the ultimate trip through Indochina. Travel to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia on an adventure that visits the region's treasures from Bangkok to Siem Reap.

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Days 1-2 Bangkok

Escape the clamour of Bangkok with a cruise down the khlongs and a visit to Wat Pho.
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Day 3 Chiang Mai

Climb the 300 steps to Doi Suthep temple to enjoy a panorama of Chiang Mai.
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Day 4 Huay Xai

Explore remote border towns and soak up the riverside serenity of Huay Xai.
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Day 5 Mekong River

Watch village life pass by while cruising along the Mekong River in Laos.
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Days 6-8 Luang Prabang

Visit the Pak Ou Caves, which are adorned with thousands of carved Buddhas. Discover Laos's history in Luang Prabang before checking out the spectacular Kuang Si Falls.
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Days 9-10 Vang Vieng

Get active among the limestone cliffs or simply relish the serenity of Vang Vieng.
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Day 11 Vientiane

Explore Vientiane and pay a visit to an Intrepid Foundation-supported prosthetic limb centre.
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Day 12 Hanoi

Fly to Vietnam's northern capital, Hanoi, and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.
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Day 13 Halong Bay

Be enchanted by the beauty of Halong Bay. Explore caves, share a seafood feast and sleep on a junk boat.
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Days 14-15 Hanoi

Experience Hanoi's seductive French charm, and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before travelling overnight on the Reunification Express.
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Day 16 Hue

Wander the Imperial Citadel, discover the wealth of the Nguyen emperors and take a dragon boat down the serene Perfume River.
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Days 17-19 Hoi An

The heritage of this port town is evident in the shuttered windows and pitched roofs of the traditional merchant houses. Packed with artisans and tailors, Hoi An is a shoppers delight.
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Days 20-21 Ho Chi Minh City

Browse Ben Thanh Market then jump in a cyclo and get acquainted with the tangle of Ho Chi Minh City streets and alleyways.
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Days 22-23 Phnom Penh

Learn about Cambodia's violent past at the Killing Fields. Later, appreciate the peace of present-day Phnom Penh at a cafe on breezy Sisowath Quay.
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Day 24 Homestay

Enjoy a traditional dinner with a host family on a homestay.
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Days 25-27 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

The enigmatic ruins of Angkor provide endless photo opportunities. Explore the wealth of temples dotted around Siem Reap with a local guide.
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Days 28-29 Bangkok

Back in Bangkok, sip spicy specialties or hit the markets.
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