Experience Indochina

Experience Indochina information and booking

from
$1500
  • Duration
    26
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Bangkok
Accommodation
Homestay, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Transportation
Boat, Bus, Ferry, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Van
Important Notes
1 A single supplement is available on this trip please see trip notes for further information.

Highlights

Take a remork to explore the Angkor temples, Experience rural village life at a Cambodian homestay, Explore Sihanoukville's tropical surrounds, Delve into Khmer history in Phnom Penh, Soak up the energy of Ho Chi Minh City, Relax on Nha Trang's beaches, Stroll the atmospheric streets of Hoi An, Discover Vietnam's Buddhist heart, Cruise peaceful Halong Bay, Experience the French air of Hanoi

Tour description provided by Intrepid

From the cool calm of rural villages to the steaming chaos of thriving cities, experience the diversity of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the way, revel in the sheer beauty of the landscape, the friendliness of the locals and the intriguing ancient traditions that give each country its unique flavour.

Itinerary

Day 1 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.
Days 2-4 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.
Day 5 Kompong Cham
Situated on the mighty Mekong, Kompong Cham retains the charm of traditional Cambodia. Sit back and relax into its peaceful nature, French flavour and Khmer heritage.
Day 6 Phnom Penh
Sitting on the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is buzzing with modern life, while still retaining some of its French Colonial heritage.
Day 7 Homestay
Make tracks into the countryside for a local village homestay - a great chance to enjoy rural life and a bevy of home-cooked treats.
Days 8-9 Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville - or Kompong Som to locals - is a small port town with long stretches of beach and beautiful, sleepy islands just off the coast.
Day 10 Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.
Days 11-12 Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.
Days 13-14 Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods. Your trip starts today with your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. No activities are planned until your evening group meeting, so you may arrive at any time. Please check the welcome board or reception desk, located on the ground floor of the hotel, for information on your upcoming tour. This will advise you of your tour leader’s name, telephone number and the time and location of your group's Welcome Meeting. Normally, the meeting is at 6pm. Until your meeting we encourage you to get out and discover the delights that Vietnam has to offer. Make sure that you take a hotel business card so that you will be able to find your way back to the hotel. Please note that your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details at the meeting, so please bring them with you. The meeting is generally followed by an optional group meal out at one of Ho Chi Minh City's many fantastic eating spots.
Days 15-16 Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a charming town on Vietnam's southeast coast with pristine beaches, consistently good weather, a vibrant nightlife and excellent diving.
Days 17-19 Hoi An
With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.
Days 20-22 Hue
As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.
Day 23 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.
Day 24 Halong Bay
Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.
Days 25-26 Hanoi
With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.