Enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner in a rural village, observe the daily life of monks and visit sacred temples, learn about Cambodian history (both ancient and modern), take thrilling cyclo rides for a different perspective in bustling cities, eat well while giving back at a Planeterra-supported training restaurant in Siem Reap
Past meets present in this fast-paced adventure that takes you from Bangkok to Hanoi and just about everywhere in between. With a busy culture richly steeped in tradition, there's always something to see or do on this journey through Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, be it witnessing the daily rituals of monks, participating in an authentic Thai cooking class or taking cyclo rides through impossibly busy city streets. A series of included flights lets us cover more ground and take you on a whirlwind throughout Southeast Asia. Make sure you stay up late for the night markets, too!
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Explore Bangkok and take a boat along the klong canals to visit the Grand Palace and sacred emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew temple. Later, catch a flight to Chiang Mai.
Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Later, enjoy an authentic khantoke dinner and community visit in a local village. Option to visit the Elephant Conservation Centre or local handicraft workshops.
Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy our creations for lunch. Later, visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market. Options for shopping or spa.
Flight to Luang Prabang, Laos. Visit the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xiengthong and Wat Visoun Temples, then catch a boat to Pak Ou Temple caves with stops in local villages.
On Day 6, rise at dawn to watch the monks collecting offerings of food from the locals and receive a blessing. Afternoon excursion to stunning Kuang Sii waterfall. Upon returning climb Phuosi Hill to watch the sunset over this UNESCO World Heritage designated town. Day 7 is free for optional activities, such as visiting textile galleries and the night market, relaxing in one of the town's cafés or visiting the Ethnology Museum.
Flight to Hanoi. Guided cyclo ride and orientation tour of the Old Quarter and enjoy lunch at Hoa Sua, an NGO and training school for disadvantaged youth.
Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, then continue to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise in a traditional junk boat with a local guide. Explore the limestone caves around the bay, enjoy sumptuous local seafood and relax on deck with a cool drink while watching the passing scenery.
Enjoy a morning cruise around Halong Bay with an option to kayak before transferring back to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure to visit local markets, shops and museums.
Catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city. On Day 12, take a guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.
Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Take an NGO-supported cyclo city tour along the waterfront and key city sites, with option to visit the famous Foreign Correspondents club for drinks. On Day 13 explore recent history with a local expert, including Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and Choeung Ek (the Killing Fields).
Drive today to Siem Reap, Cambodia and take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market.
Spend two days exploring the ruins of the Angkor Wat temple complex with a local expert guide. Also experience a Khmer lunch at New Hope, a local training school and Planeterra-supported project. Option to visit Angkor National Museum and Tonle Sap floating village.
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