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Indochina Discovery

A fascinating loop through 4 countries

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Group Size: Avg 12, max 18

Trip code: ATIS

Duration: 40 days

Guided group tour through 4 countries
Explore Halong Bay!
Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat

Enjoy 40 fun-packed days of Indochina discovery in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos! Starting in Thailand, you’ll be charmed by Cambodia, see the best of Vietnam and discover Laos before heading back to Thailand for a final visit to the gorgeous Thai Islands. See stunning temples, spectacular scenery and vibrant cities, immerse yourself in Asian culture and fascinating history, laze on beautiful beaches, bargain in lively markets and try new adventure activities on this amazing Asian odyssey!  See world-famous sights such as the ancient temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay in Vietnam or take a slow boat up the magical Mekong River for a once-in-a-lifetime Asian adventure you’ll never forget!

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy an epic 40 day trip through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and explore the best of Asia!
  • Visit the iconic site of Angkor Wat and soak up some sensational history in colourful Cambodia
  • See the breathtaking beauty of Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay from a sailing junk, and take a slow boat up the Mekong River
  • Laze on beautiful beaches and soak up the sun, snorkel or party, browse for bargains at amazing Asian markets, see stunning temples, perfect pagodas and tons of other cultural highlights
  • There are an incredible range of optional activities and tours on offer all along the route so you can pack in a whole lifetime of adventure into six fantastic weeks!
What's included
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat complex
  • A unique local Khmer meal experience in Siem Reap
  • An orientation walk of Phnom Penh
  • An orientation walk of Hanoi
  • Ha Long Bay boat cruise
  • Noodle making demonstration
  • Witness giving alms to the monks in Laos
  • A two-day trip up the Mekong River
  • Street food crawl
  • All of your accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Trip guide
  • All of your tour transportation, on buses, trains, tuk tuks, local boats, junk boats and a plane from Hanoi to Vientiane
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa costs
  • Some meals
  • Any optional trips or excursions you wish to join
Further trip information

Four countries, four capitals, fourty days, 1 experience.  This epic 40 day Indochina Discovery tour begins and ends in Bangkok.  The route runs as follows:

Thailand – Cambodia – Vietnam – Laos – Thailand. 

Day 1 - Bangkok Arrival - Kick off your epic 40 day adventure in the bustling capital of Thailand: Bangkok. Meet your group and get to grips with city life before a group dinner.

Days 2-3 - Siem Reap & Angkor Wat - Head from Bangkok and over the border into Cambodia, for a day of temple exploration at Angkor Wat.

Days 4-5 - Phnom Penh - Check out the capital of Cambodia! Steeped in local history, this is a fascinating orientation, and your chance to learn about Cambodia's darker history.

Days 6-7 - Koh Rong - Sun yourself silly on the beautiful beaches of Koh Rong, tuck into local seafood, and party hard on Cambodia's coast!

Day 8 - Chambok Homestay - Take in a slice of rural Cambodia with a night at a local homestay, at the heart of one of the country's community projects.

Days 9-10 - Ho Chi Minh City - Cross the border into Vietnam, in search of cultural and historical delights in the former capital!

Days 11-12 - Nha Trang - Kick back in this stunning coastal location, take a snorkel, and dance the night away with your group!

Days 13-14 - Hoi An - Enjoy 2 days and nights in Hoi An, famed for its food and its Chinese-influence architecture. Visit a tailor and have a set of clothes hand-made, or simply kick back, riverside!

Days 15-16 - Hue - Explore from the old citadel to the banks of the Perfume River, in the former capital of Imperialist Vietnam.

Day 17 - Ha Long Bay - Head up the coast to drop in one of the new natural Seven Wonders - the incredible Ha Long Bay - for a boat cruise and delicious seafood lunch.

Days 18-19 - Hanoi - Two days of city exploration takes you on an epic cultural journey through Vietnam's capital including an orientation walk through the winding Old Quarter

Day 20 - Vientiane - Cross into Laos by plane, soak up cultural and historical knowledge in Vientiane, and watch a stunning sunset over the Mekong River.

Days 21-22 - Vang Vieng - Swap the city for the calming pace of village life. Explore caves and rice paddies on foot, or hire out a bike.

Days 23-24 - Luang Prabang - Witness Laos's most important religious ceremony, at a sunrise alms-giving with local monks.

Day 25 - Pak Beng Homestay - Kick off an epic 2-day river cruise this morning, and travel upstream to a traditional Laotian village homestay.

Day 26 - Chiang Kong - Round off your boat trip by crossing the Thai border, and explore the tranquility of Chiang Kong come evening.

Days 27-28 - Chiang Mai - Check out the stunning city of Chiang Mai over a day and a half of epic activities, from yoga, temple visits and meditation, to the famous Night Bazaar.

Days 29-31 - Village Visits - Get set for 3 days of trekking through a fascinating variety of rural villages, for a unique cultural experience you'll never forget!

Day 32 - Chiang Mai - Finish up your Chiang Mai to-do list, ahead of the overnight journey south.

Days 33-34 - Bangkok - Welcome back to Thailand's capital! Take time to explore properly, and experience the sights, culture and delicious cuisine of this epic Asian location.

Day 35 - Khao Sok - Wallow in the turquoise waters of Khao Sok National Park, or skim over in a hired kayak.

Days 36 - 37 - Koh Phangan - Get ready to party! Famed for its nightlife, waterfalls and stunning beaches, Koh Phangan has something epic for everyone!

Days 38 - 40 - Koh Tao - Swim, snorkel and dive your way around the coast of this stunning island, and take time to enjoy your last days, or plan an extension to your Asian adventure!

Please note, from January 10th, 2020 the itinerary will change on days 16 and 17 to include a night and day in beautiful Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.  Unesco-listed Phong Nha is one of the most unspoilt parts of Vietnam with the most incredible scenery and some of the largest underground caves in the world.  The revised itinerary will also feature one day less in Hanoi. 

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Arrival information

You will need to land into Suvarnabhumi airport on Bangkok on day 1 of your trip. There is a welcome meeting at around 6pm that evening.

Airport transfers are not included, but we can arrange a transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.

Your trip ends on Koh Tao island on day 40. A return back to Bangkok is not included but easily arranged locally. We recommend flying out of Bangkok after 9pm on your end date or the day after your trip ends. In case of delays, some people will choose to spend an extra night in Bangkok after the trip and departure the following day.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation

39 nights of shared accommodation are included on this tour. Most are in multi share hostels, guesthouses or homestays. 7 nights will be on sleeper trains.

Meals

28 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 5 dinners are included onto this trip. You’ll need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. There are plenty of tasty options available across Asia, so you can sample some Asian treats with your tour group as you try out the restaurants along the way on this Asian adventure!

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this trip is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.

You will need visas in order to enter Cambodia and Thailand if you plan to remain for durations of longer than 30 days. These MUST be obtained before you travel.

Cambodia: Cambodian visas can either be obtained online, or upon arrival at the border (where you would need to pay the USD 35 fee).

Laos: Visas for Laos are usually issued upon arrival at the border for a USD 35 fee.

Vietnam: British nationals can enter Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days without a visa. You must have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport from the date you enter the country. If you wish to stay longer than 15 days, or wish to leave and re-enter the country within 30 days you will need to apply for a visa before travel.

Thailand: British nationals can remain in the Thailand visa free for a maximum of 30 days. If you wish to stay for longer then you will need to apply for a visa before you depart the UK.

Please note: Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check relevant embassy websites for up to date visa information.

Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.

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