Great Indochina Loop Overview

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      AUD $3,420
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £2,045
      NZD $4,050
      ZAR R31,090
      CHF FR3,085
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel into the heart and soul of Indochina

Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Bangkok, get lost in the chaos of Thailand's capital city before succumbing to the slightly more relaxed pace of Chiang Mai. Cruise along the Mekong River to reach peaceful Luang Prabang, a colourful town dotted with monks, pop-up stalls and French-inspired eateries. In Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, travel back to the time of Vietnam’s emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be wowed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Then discover Cambodia's fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh's heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor, before wrapping up the adventure back in Thailand.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Hanoi
  • Cruise Halong Bay on a junk boat
  • Feel the pulsating energy of Thailand's capital, Bangkok
  • Relax beneath a waterfall in Luang Prabang
  • Discover a slower pace of life in the Mekong Delta
  • See the incredible temples of Angkor
  • Uncover Cambodia's tragic history in Phnom Penh

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (7 nts), Hotel (19 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Jumbo, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Tuk-Tuk, Van
  • Included activities:

    Angkor Archaeological Site - Guided Tour, Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise, Hanoi - Water puppet show, HCMC - KOTO dinner, HCMC - Mekong Delta day trip, HCMC - War Remnants Museum, Hoi An - Ancient town, Hue - Imperial citadel, Hue - Motorbike trip including lunch, Hue - Perfume river cruise and Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue - Royal tomb, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum, Phnom Penh - Entrance to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choeung Ek Killing Filelds, Phnom Penh - Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields), Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass, Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake boat trip, Vientiane - COPE visit, Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    421kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,230
    CAD $3,290
    AUD $3,420
    EUR €2,495
    GBP £2,045
    NZD $4,050
    ZAR R31,090
    CHF FR3,085
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $107
    CAD $109
    AUD $114
    EUR €83
    GBP £68
    NZD $135
    ZAR R1,036
    CHF FR102
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About Cambodia , Laos , Thailand , Vietnam

Great Indochina Loop Summary

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Days 1-2 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.

Day 3 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.

Day 4 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.

Day 5 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.

Days 6-8 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.

Days 9-10 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.

Day 11 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 12-13 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.

Days 14-15 Halong Bay/Overnight train

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. In the evening we enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets.

Days 16-17 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.

Days 18-19 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 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 23-24 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 25-27 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 28 Battambang

With the Sangker River running alongside, Battambang has wonderfully preserved French Colonial architecture, ornate Khmer temples and a laidback feel, despite being Cambodia's second-largest city.

Days 29-30 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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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,230
      CAD $3,290
      AUD $3,420
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £2,045
      NZD $4,050
      ZAR R31,090
      CHF FR3,085
      *
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