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INDOCHINA DISCOVERY

30 Days, Bangkok to Bangkok
INDOCHINA DISCOVERY

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Discover the heart and soul of Indochina on this tour of four very diverse countries. Encounter history, both ancient and modern, and witness the unbelievable splendour o read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 29 Nights accommodation (Simple hotels (23 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), homestays (2 nts).
  • 21 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners..
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  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Local bus, air-con bus, train, walking, tuk tuk, local boat, junk boat, plane).
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex.
  • Local Khmer meal at Planeterra-supported project New Hope or a local home (Siem
  • Reap).
  • Orientation walks in Phnom Penh and Hanoi.
  • Noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra
  • supported project.
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch.
  • Witness the giving of alms in Laos.
  • Slow boat up the Mekong.
  • Street food crawls in multiple cities.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes

EXTRAS
Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.


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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap
Day 3 Siem Reap
Day 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh
Day 5 Phnom Penh
Day 6 Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville
Day 7 Sihanoukville
Day 8 Sihanoukville/Can Tho
Day 9 Can Tho/Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang
Day 11 Nha Trang
Day 12 Nha Trang/Da Nang
Day 13 Da Nang/Hoi An
Day 14 Hoi An
Day 15 Hoi An/Hue
Day 16 Hue/Hanoi
Day 17 Hanoi/Ha Long
Day 18 Ha Long/Hanoi
Day 19 Hanoi
Day 20 Hanoi/Vientiane
Day 21 Vientiane/Vang Vieng
Day 22 Vang Vieng
Day 23 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang
Day 24 Luang Prabang
Day 25 Luang Prabang/Muang Pakbeng
Day 26 Muang Pakbeng/Chiang Khong
Day 27 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai
Day 28 Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Day 29 Bangkok
Day 30 Depart Bangkok
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Bangkok
  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Sihanoukville
  • Can Tho
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • On Board Train
  • Nha Trang
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Ha Long
  • Hanoi
  • Vientiane
  • Vang Vieng
  • Luang Prabang
  • Muang Pakbeng
  • Chiang Khong
  • Chiang Mai
  • On Board The Train
  • DAY 1 Arrive Bangkok

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap

    Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a Planeterra project or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap (depends on the departure).

    Cross from Thailand into Cambodia, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat. Arrive in time for our included dinner at a Planeterra-project restaurant or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap.

    Private Vehicle
    Bangkok - Aranyaprathet 4h-4hMorning
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Border Crossing (Thailand - Cambodia)
    Aranyaprathet - Paoy Pet
    Get ready to cross into Cambodia. Aranyaprathet is known for being one of the most hectic border crossings but CEOs will help make the process go as smoothly as possible. The border crossing is done on foot and can take up to an hour so be patient and think of all the fun Cambodia has in store.

    Private Vehicle
    Paoy Pet - Siem Reap 3h-3h Afternoon
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
    Siem Reap
    Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at the New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant - an initiative kickstarted by Planeterra, that provides skill-building opportunities to marginalized community members and funds the adjacent free community school and health centre. Visit the restaurant run by locals and see how the New Hope project has supported positive change in the community. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Siem Reap

    Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex.
    Angkor Wat Guided Tour
    Angkor Wat
    Enjoy a tour of these impressive ancient ruins with a local professional guide. Wake early to watch the sun rise over the magnificent Angkor Wat temple. Visit the enigmatic faces of Bayon within the walled city of Angkor Thom, and tour Ta Prohm (aka the 'Tomb Raider' temple), which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle.

    Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.
    Optional Activities
    Tonle Sap Floating Village

    Siem Reap
    Tour the floating villages of Tonle Sap. See what life is like living on a lake - rice planting, pig farming, even attending churches and school, are all done on top of water.

    Angkor Museum Visit
    Siem Reap
    Learn about the story of Angkor and the Khmer empire at the interactive Angkor Museum. Explore the museum's inspiring galleries and interactive technology, which bring Angkor's past to life.

    Phare - The Cambodian Circus
    Siem Reap
    Take in Phare, a unique circus that injects Cambodian culture and history in its inspiring shows. See acrobatics, contortion, and aerial arts melded with theatre, modern dance, and more; performers train for up to 10 years to master their art. Arrive before 20:00 (entrance closes at 20:05). Come early if you wish - the cafe opens at 18:00 and there is an option to enjoy dinner with the show. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

    Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Orientation walk around Phnom Penh.

    Local bus
    Siem Reap - Phnom Penh 6h-7h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Phnom Penh

    Opt to learn about Cambodia's sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields.

    Sights you might choose to visit this afternoon include the National Museum and adjacent complex which includes the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. To learn about Cambodia's sombre history, visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields, reminders of the genocide that took place under Pol Pot's reign as leader of the Khmer Rouge.

    Free Time
    Phnom Penh Full Day
    Free time to tour the sites of Phnom Penh.

    Optional Activities
    Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour
    Phnom Penh
    Learn about the dark history and devastation that occurred at Security Prison 21 (S-21); the prison, used by the Khmer Rouge regime, is now Tuol Sleng Museum. Take a guided tour to hear the stories behind the sombre photos lining the museum walls.

    Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour
    Phnom Penh
    Learn more about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek; the grounds now stand as a powerful memorial filled with victims' skulls and mass graves. Tour this sombre, yet serene, site with a guide. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville

    Swim and relax on the beach after transferring to Sihanoukville.
    Private Vehicle
    Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville 4h-5h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Sihanoukville 14:00-21:00 Evening
    Rest up for an optional fun night out with the group starting with a barbecue on the beach and then a night out on the town for some dancing. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Sihanoukville

    Swim and relax by the beach, or take an optional snorkelling boat trip.

    Free Time
    Sihanoukville Full Day
    Take a look at life under the water with a snorkelling trip or just hang around on the beach.

    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling Boat Trip

    Sihanoukville
    Come on this snorkel adventure to explore Cambodia's unique reefs and underwater world. See coral-crested ridges that support a wide range of marine life - you may spot moray eels, sting rays or dolphins. The trip includes a stop on a secluded island beach for a seafood barbecue before heading back to shore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Sihanoukville/Can Tho

    Cross the border to Vietnam. Overnight at a local village homestay. Opt to cruise the Mekong on a boat trip.

    Cross into Vietnam and stay in a basic village homestay that includes dinner.

    Private Vehicle
    Sihanoukville - Can Tho 9h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam)
    Bavet - Moc Bai
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Get ready to cross another country off your bucket list.

    Home Meal
    Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal served at a local residence - it's a great way to peek into day-to-day regional living. (Dinner)

  • DAY 9 Can Tho/Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel through the scenic Mekong Delta region and onto Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO, opt to take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the Ben Thahn market or check out the War Remnants Museum.

    This evening, head to one of the rooftop bars such as the Rex Hotel, one of the classic colonial Saigon institutions, where there is often live music.

    Private Vehicle
    Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City5h-6h Morning
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Street Food Crawl
    30m-2hEvening
    Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang

    Overnight train (beds)
    Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang10h-11h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

    Free day to explore. Overnight train to Nha Trang.
    Free Time
    Ho Chi Minh City Full Day
    Use your free time as you want in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Shop 'til your heart's content, immerse yourself in local culture, or just wander the streets to take in the city's unique vibe.

    Optional Activities
    Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour

    Cu Chi
    Take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of tunnels (200km or 125 mi) that the Viet Cong lived in to protect themselves from opposing forces during the Vietnam War. Try crawling through some of the tunnels (if you're not claustrophobic) - these tunnels stored ammunition, had underground hospitals, and served as a hidden base for attacking allied forces.

    Ben Thanh Market
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander this bustling market for more insight into Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up souvenirs, sample local cuisine, and experience local living. Talk to your CEO to learn about the market's origins - Ben Thanh started as a cluster of street vendors selling wares by the Saigon River and formalized into a true market in 1859.

    Reunification Palace Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Wander the historic halls of the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace), a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. This former home of the South Vietnamese president during the Vietnam War became the location of the end of the war when a North Vietnamese tank pushed through the palace gates on April 30, 1975.

    War Remnants Museum Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Visit the War Remnants Museum, a gut-wrenching but worthwhile experience that includes three storeys of exhibits and military hardware. Learn about the devastation that occurred in Saigon during the Vietnam War, a period that greatly contrasts the joy and liveliness of the Vietnamese people today.

    Cholon Visit
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Take in the busy rhythm of daily life in Cholon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City. Tour the area full of teahouses, pagodas, and people, and learn a little more about the unique culture within the city.

    Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Take a city tour on a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) - a great way to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Ho Chi Minh City. Watch your belongings though - they're easy for people to grab, if you're not careful. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Nha Trang

    Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites.

    Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party.

    Free Time
    Nha Trang Full Day
    Spend your free time in this scenic resort town any way you want - go for a spa treatment, cycle around the city or just kick back and relax on a white sand beach.

    Optional Activities
    Boat Tour

    Nha Trang
    Board a boat in the morning at Nha Trangs harbour for a full day of fun. Begin with a visit to an island fishing village to take in daily life by foot, then take a ride in a basket boat. Afterwards, go for a swim or snorkel. You've surely worked up an appetite, so enjoy a banquet of local dishes and fresh fruit. Relax on the beach for a few hours at the end of the day before heading back to Nha Trang.

    Snorkelling
    Nha Trang
    Book a snorkelling day trip near one of the local tropical islands. Grab a snorkel and explore Nha Trang Bay's underwater world. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Nha Trang/Da Nang

    Overnight train to Hoi An.
    In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An.

    Free time in Nha Trang.
    Free Time
    Nha Trang
    Spend your free time in this seaside resort town any way you want - go for a spa treatment, cycle around the city or just kick back on a white sand beach.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Nha Trang - Da Nang 9h-10h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling

    Nha Trang
    Book a snorkelling day trip near one of the local tropical islands. Grab a snorkel and explore Nha Trang Bay's underwater world.

    Boat Tour
    Nha Trang
    Board a boat in the morning at Nha Trangs harbour for a full day of fun. Begin with a visit to an island fishing village to take in daily life by foot, then take a ride in a basket boat. Afterwards, go for a swim or snorkel. You've surely worked up an appetite, so enjoy a banquet of local dishes and fresh fruit. Relax on the beach for a few hours at the end of the day before heading back to Nha Trang. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Da Nang/Hoi An

    Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the Planeterra-supported Oodles of Noodles Project before free time in the afternoon. Go on an evening street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties. From Danang, it is only a short drive to the picturesque port town of Hoi An. Once known as Faifo, it was an important trading town with strong south Chinese influence and connections.

    Private Vehicle
    Da Nang - Hoi An 45m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch
    Hoi An
    Try some of the oodles of noodles (more than 26 types!) available in the city in this tasty cooking class. Run by Planeterra Foundation partners, STREETS International, the class was developed exclusively for G Adventures. Former street youth that are part of this hospitality training program, will help you prepare and cook a number of different types of noodles. This program helps these youth practice their English, increasing their skill-set and opportunities available to them in the tourism industry. Enjoy your yummy creations while learning more about the local cuisine and this initiative which empowers street youth through skills and employment training.

    Street Food Crawl
    Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum!

    Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.
    Free Time
    Hoi An Afternoon
    Get out and explore this beautiful city.

    Optional Activities
    Cua Dai Beach

    Play in the surf at Cua Dai beach about 4km (2.5 mi) away from the Old Town. Make your own picnic of local food and rest under one of the palm trees lining the shore.

    Tailor Shops
    Hoi An
    Go home with some new (handmade!) clothes from one of Hoi An's famous tailor shops. Walk the streets lined with hundreds of local shops that turn out gorgeous suits, dresses, winter coats, shoes, purses - almost anything - in a day's time to create next season's wardrobe. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 14 Hoi An

    Enjoy free time; opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.

    Free Time
    Hoi An Full Day
    Enjoy some free time in Hoi An any way you want. Check out the beach, take in some local culture or purchase some custom-made clothing from one of the talented tailors in town.

    Optional Activities
    Hoi An Cooking Class
    Hoi An
    Take a cooking class to learn more about Vietnamese food and its distinct flavours. Tour the local market to buy fresh ingredients before preparing some popular regional dishes. Enjoy your creations when you're done!

    Hoi An Bike Tour
    Hoi An
    Enjoy a peaceful exploration of the villages around Hoi An, cycling through rice paddies and along narrow country lanes. Take advantage of this tour - it includes a boat trip through the water palm forest and a visit to the farming village of Tra Que.

    Hoi An Walking Tour
    Hoi An
    Stroll through the narrow winding streets of Hoi An's Old Town to see the Chinese Assembly Halls, ancestral homes, the Japanese Covered Bridge, and well-preserved pagodas. Stop for a riverside lunch to sample delicious local delicacies and fusion food at one of the restaurants for which Hoi An is becoming famous.

    Cua Dai Beach
    Play in the surf at Cua Dai beach about 4km (2.5 mi) away from the Old Town. Make your own picnic of local food and rest under one of the palm trees lining the shore.

    Tailor Shops
    Hoi An
    Go home with some new (handmade!) clothes from one of Hoi An's famous tailor shops. Walk the streets lined with hundreds of local shops that turn out gorgeous suits, dresses, winter coats, shoes, purses - almost anything - in a day's time to create next season's wardrobe. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Hoi An/Hue

    Continue the journey north to the city of Hue.
    Private Vehicle
    Hoi An - Hue4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.
    Free Time
    Hue Afternoon
    Enjoy your free time in Hue any way you want. Shop, eat, wander or relax - whatever suits your fancy.

    Optional Activities
    Imperial Citadel Tour

    Hue
    Tour this one-time capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the walled fortress and former palace, which has many palaces, gateways, courtyards and gardens to explore. The Forbidden Purple City (modelled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.

    Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
    Hue
    Visit Tien Mu, one of the tallest and, perhaps, most elegant pagodas in Vietnam, at seven storeys high. Take a step back in time touring this historic temple - built more than 400 years ago along the north shore of the Perfume River, it has been the site of many political protests.

    Hue City Tour
    Take a tour of this imperial city to see the Thien M? Buddhist pagoda, the tallest religious building in the country, the Japanese bridge, and the tombs of the emperors. Visit the Dong Ba Markets for local specialties such as banh khoai (savoury pancakes) and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp).

    Perfume River Cruise
    Hue
    Enjoy this scenic cruise down the Perfume River. Shoot some memorable photographs and, perhaps, enjoy a nice cool breeze off the water. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Hue/Hanoi

    Overnight train (beds)
    Hue - Hanoi 14h
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

    Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

    Free Time
    Hue Full Day
    Enjoy your free time in Hue any way you want. Shop, eat, wander or rest - whatever suits your fancy.

    Optional Activities
    Hue City Tour
    Take a tour of this imperial city to see the Thien M? Buddhist pagoda, the tallest religious building in the country, the Japanese bridge, and the tombs of the emperors. Visit the Dong Ba Markets for local specialties such as banh khoai (savoury pancakes) and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp).

    Perfume River Cruise
    Hue
    Enjoy this scenic cruise down the Perfume River. Shoot some memorable photographs and, perhaps, enjoy a nice cool breeze off the water.

    Cycling
    Hue
    Take to two wheels to see a true highlight of Hue - the countryside. See rural Vietnam, its villages, and cottage industries too.

    Imperial Citadel Tour
    Hue
    Tour this one-time capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the walled fortress and former palace, which has many palaces, gateways, courtyards and gardens to explore. The Forbidden Purple City (modelled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.

    Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
    Hue
    Visit Tien Mu, one of the tallest and, perhaps, most elegant pagodas in Vietnam, at seven storeys high. Take a step back in time touring this historic temple - built more than 400 years ago along the north shore of the Perfume River, it has been the site of many political protests. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Hanoi/Ha Long

    Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
    Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.

    Private Vehicle
    Hanoi - Ha Long 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Ha Long Bay Junk Boat Trip
    Ha Long Bay
    Come aboard a sailing junk to cruise past thousands of limestone islands and karsts that rise from the waters of Halong Bay. See the intricate caves and beauty of the islands up close. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a visit to one of the island's caves before transferring to the mainland for our overnight stay. (Lunch)

  • DAY 18 Ha Long/Hanoi

    Explore Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter.
    Private Vehicle
    Ha Long - Hanoi 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Old Quarter Orientation Walk
    Hanoi
    Take an orientation walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter, a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. Each street is named after the trade practiced on that street for several generations; it's an interesting glimpse into the life of a Hanoian in one of the oldest parts of town. Need a rest? Stop at Bia Hoi corner and pull up a plastic stool. Drink the local brew with the locals and make new friends.

    Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.
    Free Time
    HanoiAfternoon
    Enjoy free time in the afternoon to wander through the city.

    Optional Activities
    Tran Quoc Pagoda Visit
    Hanoi
    Visit one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam located on the eastern shore of Tay Ho. Learn about Tran Quoc's history from the 17th-century stela found on site. View it later in the day, if you can - the tall structure is striking against the setting sun.

    Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) Visit
    Hanoi
    Visit this sprawling temple built to honour Confucius, sages, and scholars. Dedicated to learning, it housed the country's first university in 1076. Explore its five courtyards, containing various gates, altars, sanctuaries, shrines, the stelae of doctors, and the Well of Heavenly Clarity.

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Visit
    Hanoi
    Tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum built in the square where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in 1945. Get in line to tour the grounds; queues of visitors come to pay their respects daily.

    Hoan Kiem Lake Walk
    Hanoi
    Take a break from city strolling and wander down by Hoan Kiem Lake. Walk along the water's vibrant shoreline for some prime people watching. See if you can spot one of the famous 100-year-old turtles, which may still live in the popular lake.

    Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance
    Hanoi
    Watch a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 19 Hanoi

    Spend time exploring Hanoi. Included street food crawl.

    Free Time
    Hanoi Full Day
    Get out and explore Hanoi.

    Street Food Crawl
    30m-2h
    Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum!

    Optional Activities
    Tran Quoc Pagoda Visit

    Hanoi
    Visit one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam located on the eastern shore of Tay Ho. Learn about Tran Quoc's history from the 17th-century stela found on site. View it later in the day, if you can - the tall structure is striking against the setting sun.

    Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) Visit
    Hanoi
    Visit this sprawling temple built to honour Confucius, sages, and scholars. Dedicated to learning, it housed the country's first university in 1076. Explore its five courtyards, containing various gates, altars, sanctuaries, shrines, the stelae of doctors, and the Well of Heavenly Clarity.

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Visit
    Hanoi
    Tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum built in the square where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in 1945. Get in line to tour the grounds; queues of visitors come to pay their respects daily.

    Hoan Kiem Lake Walk
    Hanoi
    Take a break from city strolling and wander down by Hoan Kiem Lake. Walk along the water's vibrant shoreline for some prime people watching. See if you can spot one of the famous 100-year-old turtles, which may still live in the popular lake.

    Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance
    Hanoi
    Watch a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage.

    Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of the group and learn about the next leg of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 20 Hanoi/Vientiane

    A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos.

    Explore a bit of Hanoi in the morning before an afternoon flight to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. There is a wealth of cultural delights to discover - on foot, by bicycle or, for the less energetic, by tuk-tuk.

    Visit Laos' most important national monument, Phat That Luang, or meander down the dusty riverside tracks to find villages full of friendly children, dogs and chickens. A visit to Vientiane's vibrant, colourful morning market (which incidentally is open all day!) is worthwhile, to find plenty of local treasures. A great way to round off the day is to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Mekong.

    Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets.

    Free Time
    Hanoi Morning
    Explore Hanoi on foot, by bicycle or by tuk-tuk.

    Plane
    Noi Bai International Airport - Wattay International Airport1h15m
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Free Time
    Vientiane Afternoon
    Set out and explore the capital of Laos.

    Optional Activities
    Wat Pha That Luang Visit

    Vientiane
    See Laos's national symbol and most important sacred monument, Pha That Luang (Great Stupa), completely covered in gold leaf. Every November, devoted Buddhists come here to celebrate Vientiane's most important festival, Bun That Luang, with parades, music and religious ceremonies. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 Vientiane/Vang Vieng

    Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng.
    A picturesque drive north takes us to beautiful Vang Vieng. This quiet town is set along the Nam Song river amidst rice fields and limestone karsts.

    Private Vehicle
    Vientiane - Vang Vieng 3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.
    Free Time
    Vang Vieng Afternoon
    Set off and explore the beautiful Vang Vieng area, or relax to your heart's content.

    Optional Activities
    Hiking

    Vang Vieng
    Set off along the banks of the river to explore nearby caves, countryside and meet local villagers to find out more about their way of life.

    Cycling
    Vang Vieng
    Rent a bike and explore the countryside.

    Swimming
    Vang Vieng
    Head to the river for a dip. There are also tube rentals available in the area if you'd rather spend some time floating around.

    Caving
    Vang Vieng
    Explore some of the many caves in the area. Some have lagoons for tubing in the dark or smooth terrain perfect for walking through. Ask your CEO about for recommendations of which cave to visit for the best time. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 22 Vang Vieng

    Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk.
    Why not explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of Vang Vieng as the sun sets over the river.

    Free Time
    Vang Vieng Full Day
    Set off and explore the beautiful Vang Vieng area, or relax to your heart's content.

    Optional Activities
    Hiking

    Vang Vieng
    Set off along the banks of the river to explore nearby caves, countryside and meet local villagers to find out more about their way of life.

    Caving
    Vang Vieng
    Explore some of the many caves in the area. Some have lagoons for tubing in the dark or smooth terrain perfect for walking through. Ask your CEO about for recommendations of which cave to visit for the best time.

    Swimming
    Vang Vieng
    Head to the river for a dip. There are also tube rentals available in the area if you'd rather spend some time floating around.

    Cycling
    Vang Vieng
    Rent a bike and explore the countryside (Breakfast)

  • DAY 23 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang

    This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang.

    Private Vehicle
    Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang 7h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 24 Luang Prabang

    Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market.

    Traditional Laotian culture is to give daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. On one of your mornings here, you may decide to rise with the sun, and watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos. This is simply an unforgettable Southeast Asian experience.

    Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.

    Free Time
    Luang Prabang Full Day
    From witnessing the giving of alms in town to exploring the countryside, Luang Prabang has something for everyone. Get out and explore!

    Optional Activities
    Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion
    Kuang Si Falls
    Journey to this magnificent multi-level waterfall, where relaxing is highly recommended. Explore the multiple picture-perfect pools as well as the nearby Asiatic black bear rescue centre (located between the park entrance and waterfall).

    Phousi Temple Visit
    Luang Prabang
    Climb more than 300 steps to the top of Mount Phou Si for a panoramic view of the sunset over Luang Prabang. Ornate Buddhist shrines dot the pathway up and the glistening seven-tiered golden pagoda of Wat Chom Si awaits at the summit.

    Royal Palace Museum Visit
    Luang Prabang
    The ornate rooms of this royal palace turned museum house the country's crown jewels, many religious artifacts and a 50kg (110 lb) Buddha, cast of gold, silver and bronze. Gifts from visiting heads of state are on display as are the beautiful silk screens crafted by the Queen.

    Wat Xien Thong Visit
    Luang Prabang
    Once a royal temple where Kings were crowned, this 16th century Buddhist temple's importance as a religious monastery is not lost on visitors. Wat Xieng Thong stands resplendent among shrines, pavilions, chapels, towers and gardens and its gilded wooden doors, mosaics and ceiling displays are representative of typical Laos art and craft.

    Wat Visoun Temples Visit
    Luang Prabang
    Originally built in 1513 and still operational, Wat Visoun is Luang Prabang's oldest temple. Over the years invaders stole many of its priceless Buddha images, but this temple still offers some unusual architecture like the domed lotus flower stupa-designed by a royal and affectionately called 'The Watermelon Stupa'.

    Cooking Class
    Luang Prabang
    Enjoy the sights and smells of fresh produce, local spices and exotic ingredients and learn the secrets of Laotian cuisine. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 25 Luang Prabang/Muang Pakbeng

    Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving to a village homestay for the night.

    We board our boat for the two-day journey up the mighty Mekong River making our way to Chiang Khong.

    Mekong River Slow Boat
    Luang Prabang - Muang Pakbeng
    Enjoy the ride down the Mekong River on our private boat (it's pretty comfortable and spacious, and there's a toilet on board). Have some fruit, tea, and coffee (free of charge); water and soft drinks are available for purchase.

    Mekong River Homestay
    Overnight in a basic village homestay along the Mekong River to get a glimpse into rural daily life. Enjoy a simple but tasty home-cooked dinner that consists of typical Laotian cuisine. Your local guide will take time to explain the local life of the people in this village. You have the option of swimming in the Mekong. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 26 Muang Pakbeng/Chiang Khong

    Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.

    This morning we re-board our boat and continue our leisurely cruise along the river before arriving at the Laos/Thai border and crossing to Chiang Khong in the late afternoon.

    Mekong River Slow Boat
    Muang Pakbeng - Ban Houayxay
    Enjoy the ride down the Mekong on our private boat (it's pretty comfortable and spacious, and there's a toilet on board). Have some fruit, tea, and coffee (free of charge); water and soft drinks are available for purchase.

    Border Crossing (Laos - Thailand)
    Ban Houayxay - Chiang Khong
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 27 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai

    Drive to Chiang Mai via Wat Rong Khun.

    Departing Chiang Khong after breakfast, we drive to Chiang Mai where you have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city, once the capital of the Kingdom of Lan.

    Private Vehicle
    Chiang Khong - Chiang Mai 6h-7h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) Visit
    Chiang Rai
    Visit Wat Rong Khun (better known among foreigners as the White Temple), an unconventional Buddhist temple designed by prominent Thai painter-turned-architect Chalermchai Kositpipat. Be wowed by the temple's contemporary exterior made up of a mosaic of mirrors. View the interior walls that have a pop culture and sci-fi influence. Find murals of Batman, Superman, Predator, and the Matrix.

    Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market.

    Free Time
    Chiang Mai Afternoon
    Get out and explore this bustling city in northern Thailand.

    Optional Activities
    Muay Thai Fight

    Chiang Mai
    Watch a round of Muay Thai -- it's a sport unique to Thailand that's gaining popularity around the world. Muay Thai has many of the same principles as kickboxing. Learn more about this engrossing sport with a visit to a match -- don't worry, you're not expected to pick up your gloves and fight.

    Doi Suthep Temple Visit
    Doi Suthep
    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

    Night Market
    Chiang Mai
    Pick up a a souvenir at this shopper's paradise. Wander through the market to find music, food, and local artists selling handmade crafts.

    Massage (Southeast Asia)
    Lie back and soothe aching travel muscles with a famous local massage. Affordable and amazing -- don't miss out! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 28 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

    Tonight we catch an overnight train to Bangkok.

    Free time in Chiang Mai. Overnight train to Bangkok.

    Today, why not try your hand at local cuisine with a Thai cooking class? Other options include a visit the magnificent temple of Doi Suthep standing watch over the city from the hills above, taking a bicycle ride in the countryside or embracing the bizarre by getting a massage from the training school at the local woman's prison!

    Free Time
    Chiang Mai Full Day
    Get out and explore this bustling city in northern Thailand.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Chiang Mai - Bangkok
    Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop.

    Optional Activities
    Massage (Southeast Asia)

    Lie back and soothe aching travel muscles with a famous local massage. Affordable and amazing -- don't miss out!

    Cooking Class
    Chiang Mai
    Pick out the best ingredients at a local market, and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes.

    Doi Suthep Temple Visit
    Doi Suthep
    Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

    Chiang Mai Cycling Tour
    Chiang Mai
    Meander through the old city of Chiang Mai on bike. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 29 Bangkok

    We'll arrive early in the morning to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. In the evening, we'll say good bye and enjoy a Thai meal and perhaps a beer together to celebrate the end of an amazing journey.

    The day is free to explore the many sights of Bangkok. The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, National Museum, and Jim Thompson's House are just a few suggestions. A trip along the Chao Praya river and through the canals (or klongs) gives you a different perspective of daily life in this busy city.

    Opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage.

    Free Time
    Bangkok
    Bangkok has so much to offer its visitors. Get out and explore!

    Optional Activities
    Grand Palace Visit

    Bangkok
    Visit the King's official residence (made up of many buildings, halls, lawns, gardens, and courtyards) on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. See the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Phra Maha Monthien Buildings.

    Wat Po Visit
    Bangkok
    This temple is known for its reclining Buddha whose feet are covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha.
    This is also the birthplace of traditional
    Thai massage.

    Klong Riverboat Tour
    Bangkok
    Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.

    National Museum Visit
    Bangkok
    See Thai artifacts on display from the Dvaravati, Srivijaya, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods as well as other Southeast Asian collections.

    Jim Thompson's House Visit
    Bangkok
    Tour the Jim Thompson House, a Bangkok museum that was once the home of American businessman Jim Thompson, the "Legendary American of Thailand." See his collection of Buddhist and secular art, amassed while building his silk company. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 30 Depart Bangkok

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. EXTRAS
    Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.


  2. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. Also note that in some major cities in Vietnam, many hotel rooms do not have windows.


  3. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'

  4. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  5. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  6. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.


  7. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  8. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  9. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 18 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  10. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD USD325-425 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.


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