Bangkok To Hanoi
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Travel from Bangkok to Hanoi experiencing the delights of northern Thailand, the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the pristine wilderness of northern Vietnam. Join us on a voyage of discovery and relaxation, taking in the bright lights of Bangkok in Thailand, the age-old charms of Luang Prabang in Laos and the buzz of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. Travel down the mighty Mekong River and become immersed in the tranquillity of remote villages and friendly locals along the way.
- Cruise down Bangkok's canals on a longtail boat.
- Bargain up a storm in Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar.
- Relax on a slow boat down the Mekong.
- Take a dip beneath Kuang Si falls.
- Soak up the French-inspired culture in Vientiane.
- Traverse lush mountains in Laos.
- Experience diverse South-East Asian cultures.
Days 1-2 Bangkok
Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.
Day 3 Chiang Mai
Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.
Day 4 Chiang Khong
Sitting on the Mekong, Chiang Khong is a quiet town on the Thai side of the Thai-Lao border with beautiful countryside and a relaxed atmosphere.
Day 5 Mekong River
The Mekong River gently flows through Laos providing food, water and a transport channel for millions, as well as the aesthetic pleasures of life on the river.
Days 6-8 Luang Prabang
Nestled in the hills of northern Laos, the tranquil city of Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples, brimming with colourful markets and enriched by French colonial architecture.
Days 9-10 Vang Vieng
Surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery, Vang Vieng is a small haven with fascinating caves to explore, a myriad of water-based activities and a relaxed atmosphere.
Day 11 Vientiane
As the most relaxed capital in South-East Asia, Vientiane is a lovely mix of riverside calm, outstanding temples, fabulous food and charming locals.
Days 12-13 Hanoi
Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Guesthouse, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train
Boat, Jumbo, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Tuk-Tuk
A single supplement is available on this trip.