Great Indochina Loop Itinerary

Travel into the heart and soul of Indochina on this comprehensive tour of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Explore Bangkok, cruise Halong Bay, visit Phnom Penh and marvel at Angkor Wat.

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      USD $3,695
      CAD $3,815
      AUD $3,740
      EUR €2,575
      GBP £2,160
      NZD $4,165
      ZAR R37,435
      CHF FR3,115
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Days 1-2 Bangkok

Explore beguiling Bangkok and take a longtail boat ride along the city canals. Why not visit the famous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho or indulge in a therapeutic Thai massage.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Chiang Mai

Discover sweeping views of Chiang Mai from atop Doi Suthep. Time it right and you’ll hear the hypnotic chanting of resident Buddhist monks. Afterwards make like a local and devour a bowl of khao soi noodles at the Night Bazaar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 5 Chiang Khong

Journey through rural countryside to Chiang Khong, a peaceful riverside town that is the perfect place to stretch the legs with a stroll around town and dine on Thai cuisine, while Laos beckons from across the mighty Mekong.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 6 Mekong River

Rest, relax and admire the scenery while taking a slow boat down the magnificent Mekong River.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 7-9 Luang Prabang

Visit the sacred Pak Ou Caves, a place of pilgrimage for many Buddhists, before heading out to the former royal capital of Luang Prabang. Uncover local gems at the Traditional Art & Ethnology Centre and take a refreshing dip in the turquoise pool beneath Kuang Si Falls.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Days 10-11 Vang Vieng

Admire dramatic limestone cliffs, jump on a mountain bike, clamber into nearby caves or float in refreshing waterholes.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 12 Vientiane

Spend some time exploring laidback Vientiane and head down to a riverside restaurant to savour a golden Mekong sunset.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 13 Hanoi

Famous for its beautiful lakes, tree-lined boulevards, leafy public parks and charismatic Old Quarter, Vietnam’s capital is as charming as it is picturesque. Stroll the city streets or visit the Temple of Literature.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 14-15 Halong Bay/Overnight Train

A stunning secluded harbour dotted with thousands of limestone islands, Halong Bay paints a picture of serene beauty. Take a cruise around the islands, explore caves filled with impressive stalactites and stalagmites, and swim in the famed South China Sea. Later, take the overnight train to Hue.
ACCOM: Overnight boat - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 16-17 Hue

Appointed as the imperial capital due to its beauty and isolation, Hue will enchant. Let the royal past come to life among the ruins of the Imperial Citadel, enjoy a city tour and unwind on a dragon boat cruise down the Perfume River.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 18-19 Hoi An

Travel along the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hoi An, once a thriving port town. Today, trade remains central to everyday life with shops offering everything from tailored clothes to custom-made shoes and silk lanterns. Perhaps sign up for an optional cooking class or simply enjoy the many fine restaurants along Hoi An’s riverside.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 20-22 Ho Chi Minh City

After a short flight, take to the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a city tour. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant that provides hospitality training to former street kids and then be moved by the displays at the War Remnants Museum. Head out to the Mekong Delta for a fascinating day tour and sample local specialties like elephant ear fish. Board sampans and paddle through the delta's mangrove tributaries via the stunning Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix islets. Return to Ho Chi Minh City where the adventure comes to an end.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 23-24 Phnom Penh

Join locals on a public bus across the border and continue on to Phnom Penh, where a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields provides a glimpse into Cambodia’s tragic past - the site being marked by a stupa made of over 8,000 skulls. There’s also time to explore the chaotic Russian Market, National Museum or the Silver Pagoda - resplendent with a dazzling tiled floor. Alternatively, take a late afternoon sojourn down to Sisowath Quay and watch locals going about their business from a riverside café.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 25-27 Siem Reap

Taste deep fried spiders, peruse bustling markets, temple-hop and visit the impressive Santuk Silk Farm. Then jump on board a boat and explore one of the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake. If you’re not already full to bursting with new experiences, harness up and take the ‘Flight of the Gibbon’, a zipline that zigzags through the rainforest canopy.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 28 Battambang

Discover a mellow country pace and classic French architecture in Battambang. While here, perhaps make the most of the rural surroundings by taking a ride on the Bamboo Train or an excursion out to nearby villages and temples. Then, as the sun begins to disappear, meander along the riverfront to see locals involved in a range of active pursuits before settling in to a waterside restaurant.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 29-30 Bangkok

Skip back across the border from Cambodia to Thailand and enjoy an evening in bewitching Bangkok. Grab a fragrant curry, a soothing Thai massage, charter a longtail boat or take in the Grand Palace's gleaming architecture as a fitting end to this historic journey.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1