Dive into South East Asia on this epic journey.
Wanna head to South East Asia but can’t quite decide on exactly where to go? Quit it with the quandaries, we’ll make your dreams come true (except that one where you get a pet dugong) on this 34-day trip. Think of this trip as the most delicious-and-exciting degustation of your life. A little bit of Bangkok here, a pinch of Luang Prabang there, some Vang Vieng caves, Hue food and Angkor Wat, plus a whole lotta good times in between. Buckle up because this is gonna be a real adventure.
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Laos means laaaid-back. It's one of the most chilled-out countries going around
Two days of cruising down the Mekong River in a traditional-style boat is one of South East Asia's classic trips, with more photo-ops than you can shake a bamboo cane at
Who'd have thought green seas and giant mossy rocks could be so pretty? Cruising on Lan Ha Bay is bliss
Is Angkor the most incredible place in South East Asia? Decide for yourself as you temple-hop with an expert local guide
A homestay in Chambok puts you right in the heart of everyday village life in Cambodia
Cut loose in Bangkok, a frenetic wonderland of delicious street food and tuk-tuks, and the ideal launching pad for further travel in Thailand
A 34-day trip with a lot of public transport might feel a little taxing now and then. There are some long stretches of travel involved, so be prepared for some bumpy roads (and occasional delays). It's all part of the adventure!
We cover a lot of distance on this trip, including on overnight trains. Accommodation and amenities are shared and basic, but the experience of rubbing shoulders with the locals makes it all worthwhile. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight.
If you're prone to motion sickness, some over-the-counter medication is a good idea for some of the windy drives (such as from Hue to Hoi An, and Luang Prabang to Vientiane via Vang Vieng).
In the larger cities, roads can be hectic and intimidating to cross, especially in Vietnam. Never fear – your leader will show you how to do it like a local in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Accommodation is basic – a combination of simple hotels, guesthouses and homestays.
You'll be spending a night with a local family on this trip. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Read more about the experience here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodia-homestay-experience
This trip is for travellers who appreciate a bit of independence. You'll get plenty of free time in each location to make your own choices and do your own activities. Your leader is always there to give you tips and suggestions.
1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and train tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2, 16, 20 & 22 (Overnight train), Days 3, 4 & 5 (Hostel), Day 7 (Guesthouse) and Day 29 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. . Please note that the flight from Vientiane to Hanoi is still suspended. The only option is to take transit flight via Bangkok. You may need to go through Thailand immigration for this and register Thailand Pass for the transit. This may take a total of 8 hours to travel from Vientiane to Hanoi depending on flights availability on the day. Your tour leader may advise you on the confirmed flight for this section and immigration requirements. We'll revert to using direct flight once the flight route resumes.
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