29 days,Bangkok to Bangkok

Float down the mighty Mekong River, explore the bustling streets of Hanoi, sail a junk through Halong Bay, shop in Hoi An, experience magnificent Angkor Wat.

From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay's magnificent limestone karsts, this trip encompasses the highlights of Indochina. Marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail the Mekong and savour noodles in Chiang Mai. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. With hotels, transport and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure offers up the perfect combination of must-see highlights and free time.

What's Included

  • Bangkok klong trip
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Pak Ou caves entrance
  • Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour (Luang Prabang)
  • Kuang Si waterfalls trek (half-day)
  • Laotian homestay experience
  • Water puppets performance (Hanoi)
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance (when open)
  • Halong Bay caves entrance
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
  • Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Hue)
  • Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project (Hoi An)
  •  Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Mekong Delta day trip
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) entrance and guide
  • Angkor Wat complex entry and guide, including sunrise tour (Siem Reap)
  • Local Khmer dinner in nearby village either at the Planeterra-supported New Hope project or with a local family (depends on departure)
  • Border crossing support
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 24 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD600-800 for meals not included.)
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus, plane, walking, songthaew, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10
  • Hotels (24 nts), village homestay (1 nt), sleeper train (2 nts), junk boat (1 nt).

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Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Chiang Mai(1B)

Guided longboat tour of Bangkok’s klongs and Wat Po. Optional Grand Palace and National Museum visits. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 3Chiang Mai

Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.

Day 4Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong(1B)

Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.

Day 5Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng

Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.

Day 6Muang Pakbèng/Luang Prabang(1B)

Continue down the Mekong for most of the day. Take a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves before arriving in Luang Prabang.

Day 7Luang Prabang(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Kuang Si waterfalls.

Day 8Luang Prabang(1B)

Enjoy a free day exploring all Luang Prabang has to offer. Options include cooking classes, temple visits, massages, night market shopping, bike riding, and hiking. Enjoy dinner with a local family in the evening.

Day 9Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng(1B, 1D)

Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.

Day 10Vang Vieng(1B)

Enjoy free time in Vang Vieng. Move to a hotel for the night, an ideal location for exploring the countryside by bicycle or kayak.

Day 11Vang Vieng/Vientiane(1B)

Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.

Day 12Vientiane/Hanoi(1B)

Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.

Day 13Hanoi(1B)

Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, stilt house, and Presidential Palace. Enjoy an included water puppet show. Opt to visit the Temple of Literature, museums, and Hoa Lo Prison.

Day 14Hanoi/Ha Long(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.

Day 15Ha Long/Huế(1B)

Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.

Day 16Huế

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda. Optional countryside motorbike tour.

Day 17Huế/Hoi An(1B)

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.

Day 18Hoi An(1B, 1L)

Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project.

Day 19Hoi An(1B)

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Day 20Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City(1B)

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.

Day 21Ho Chi Minh City(1B)

Guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning, free time in the afternoon.

Day 22Ho Chi Minh City(1B)

Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and floating markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.

Day 23Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh(1B)

Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.

Day 24Phnom Penh(1B)

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.

Day 25Phnom Penh/Siem Reap(1B)

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.

Days 26–27Siem Reap(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food either at the Planeterra-supported New Hope project or in a local home in a village outside the city.

Day 28Siem Reap/Bangkok(1B)

Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

Day 29Bangkok(1B)

Depart at any time.

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