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Indochina Encompassed

28 Nights Small Group Tour from £2,859 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

An amazing trip which encompasses the highlights of Indochina, from buzzing Bangkok to the beautiful serenity of Ha Long Bay. During your stay you will marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail along the Mekong and devour delicious noodles in Chiang Mai. This is small group tour with the emphasis on experiencing the culture and main sights with the perfect mix of local experiences that you might well miss when travelling independently. Your accommodation will be comfortable and characteristic of the local area with some unusual locations along the way. All  transport and a variety of activities are all included in this tour, it's the perfect balance of must-see highlights and fun-filled free time.(GCL)

Details

Day 1

Bangkok

Arrive at any time into Bangkok.

Day 2

Bangkok

Take a guided klong tour today at Wat Po temple, with the option to visit the Grand Palace of the National Museum. Then you’ll board an overnight train to Chiang Mai for the next stage of your trip (flight and extra night in Bangkok during monsoon season, depending on conditions).

(Breakfast included)

Day 3

Chiang Mai

Today sees you take part in a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple, and where possible you should try to watch the chanting monks. There’s an optional bike tour of Chiang Mai, cooking lessons, a city walking tour and visits to nearby temples.

Day 4

Chiang Khong

Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun, a dazzling White Temple, and enjoy your first view of the mighty Mekong.

Day 5

Mekong River

Cross the river border today into Laos, then travel all day by boat along the Mekong River. This relaxing journey is the perfect chance for you to relax and watch as the world goes by, followed by a traditional village visit. You’ll also be able to take part in a town and local market walk in Pakbeng.

Days 6-8

Luang Prabang

On day 6, you will take part in a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves. Following that you will see the Kuang Si waterfalls and make a stop at the Ethnology Museum to learn about the local customs and dress. You can opt for a bike trip, an elephant trek, cooking class or shopping at the night market.

(Three breakfasts and one dinner included)

Days 9-10

Homestay/Vang Vieng

Spend the night in a local village with a traditional Laotian meal, then on day 10 you will drive the picturesque town of Vang Vieng where you can explore the countryside by bike or kayak.

(Two breakfasts and one dinner included)

Day 11

Vientiane

Today you will take a city walking tour of Vientiane to visit some of the temples, the National Museum, That Luang and the morning markets.

(Breakfast included)

Days 12-13

Hanoi

Take a morning flight to Hanoi on day 12 to enjoy a water puppets show, a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and a stilt house. There’s also the option to visit the Temple of Literature, Joa Lo Prison, the museums and the Old Quarter.

(Two breakfasts included)

Days 14-15

Ha Long Bay/Hanoi

Enjoy an overnight cruise to Ha Long Bay, with an included seafood lunch and dinner. Visit the caves and dip into the waters for a swim, with optional kayaking around the bay. An overnight train takes you to Hue on day 15.

(Two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner included)

Day 16

Hue

Today you’ll take part in a guided tour of the Imperial Citadel and Royal Tombs at Hue, with an optional guided countryside motorbike tour.

Days 17-19

Hoi An

Explore the historic city of Hoi An then take part in a cooking class, boat cruise or a visit to the local tailor shops.

(Three breakfasts included)

Days 20-21

Ho Chi Minh City

Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City on day 20, with a guided tour of the Cu Chi tunnels and the optional visit to the War Remnants Museum, Ben Thahn market and the Colonial Quarter.

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 22

Mekong Delta Day Trip

Today is spent at the Mekong Delta with a guided trip and boat cruise, and a visit to the traditional sweet-making factories.

(Breakfast included)

Days 23-24

Phnom Penh

Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh on day 23, with a guided tour of Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). There’s the option to visit the National Museum and Royal Palace, go shopping at the Central or Russian Market, and see the city at street level with a cyclo tour.

(Two breakfasts included)

Days 25-27

Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

Take a guided your of Angkor Wat temple complex, with an optional visit to Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food either at the New Hope project or in a local home.

(Three breakfasts and one dinner included)

Day 28

Bangkok

Today is a travel day where you’ll journey through the scenic landscape of Cambodia, followed by a border crossing into Thailand.

(Breakfast included)

Day 29

Depart Bangkok

Depart from Bangkok. (Transfer is not included)

(Breakfast included)

 

What's Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: train, local bus, air-con bus, plane and songthaew, boat
  • Hotels (24 nights), village homestay (1 night), sleeper train (2 nights), junk boat (1 night)
  • 20 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners (allow USD600-800 for meals not 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). 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 New Hope project or with a local family (depends on departure).
  • Tour guide throughout, local guides
  • Small group experience (max 15, avg 10)

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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