Company : G Adventures
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)
If you want to explore South-East Asia this 22 day adventure tour of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam will appeal to you.
This is a special trip which will take you to see more of South-East Asia, starting in the Thai capital city of Bangkok you will travel North crossing into Laos before flying to Vietnam and traveling down the coast. There are so many highlights of this tour where you will see cities, remote towns and villages, countryside and more. All countries are full of culture, history and tradition and there are so many old temples you will get to see. You will also get to participate on a homestay program and also float down the legendary Mekong river by boat.
Day 1 - Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Bangkok/Chiang Mai
Guided longboat tour of Bangkok’s klongs and Wat Po. Optional Grand Palace and National Museum visits. Overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 3 - Chiang Mai
Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.
Day 4 - Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong
Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.
Day 5 - Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng
Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.
Day 6 - Muang Pakbèng/Luang Prabang
Continue down the Mekong for most of the day. Take a guided tour of the Pak Ou caves before arriving in Luang Prabang.
Day 7 - Luang Prabang
Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Kuang Si waterfalls.
Day 8 - Luang Prabang
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 9 - Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng
Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.
Day 10 - Vang Vieng
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 11 - Vang Vieng/Vientiane
Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.
Day 12 - Vientiane/Hanoi
Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.
Day 13 - Hanoi
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 14 - Hanoi/Ha Long
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 15 - Ha Long/Huế
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 16 - Huế
Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda. Optional countryside motorbike tour.
Day 17 - Hoi An
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 18 - Hoi An
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 19 - Hoi An
Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.
Day 20 - Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City
Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.
Day 21 - Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 22 - Ho Chi Minh City
Depart at any time.
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