Explore Indochina

Explore Indochina information and booking

from
$1550
  • Duration
    22
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

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

Highlights

Sail across stunning Halong Bay, Admire ancient royal relics in Hue, Slip into tailor-made clothes in picturesque Hoi An, Soak up the sun on Nha Trang's sandy beaches, Haggle with traders at the grand Russian Market in Phnom Penh, Become part of family life in rural Cambodia, Be awed by the first sight of the ancient Angkor complex, Feast on traditional Thai favourites

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Experience the very best of Indochina on this awesome adventure through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Enjoy a steaming bowl of pho from a street stall in Ho Chi Minh City, relax on a beach in Nha Trang, admire the temples of Angkor and get some insight into everyday Khmer life at a rural homestay. With faded colonial elegance in Hanoi, the rustic charm of Kompong Cham and the urban buzz of Bangkok, there's a lot to dazzle your senses on this exploration through Indochina.

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi
Arrive early to explore the chaotic capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is an alluring city of contrasts, best discovered on foot. Walk along Hanoi's pagoda-studded lake and perhaps visit some of its rich cultural sights.
Day 2 Halong Bay
With more than 3000 spectacular limestone islands, World Heritage-listed Halong Bay is one of the most visually stunning places in the world. After an afternoon of cruising among these islands, spend the night in Halong City.
Day 3 Hanoi/Overnight Train
Take a bus back to Hanoi (approx 3.5 hrs). Catch an overnight sleeper train to Hue.
Day 4 Hue
Explore the beautiful countryside around Hue by bike, take a boat cruise down the majestic Perfume River and discover royal relics. If time permits, meander through the bustling Dong Ba Market and pick up a delicious royal rice cake or three.
Days 5-7 Hoi An/Overnight Train
Preserved in all its perfection, Hoi An is as charming as it is pretty. Step back in time as you stroll the city’s lantern-lit streets and soak up the ambiance of the colourful markets. Why not take a trip out to beautiful Cua Dai Beach, cycle through lush rice fields or explore the array of art galleries.
Days 8-9 Nha Trang/Overnight Train
Home to picture-perfect beaches, vibrant nightlife, amazing snorkelling and consistently superb weather, Nha Trang dazzles with its myriad delights. Tear yourself away from its sandy shores in time to catch an overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City.
Days 10-11 Ho Chi Minh City
Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s largest city. Wander streets lined with shops and stalls, listen to the chatter of vendors and smell the fragrant aromas of some of the best street food in the country.
Day 12 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.
Day 13 Homestay
Sitting close to the greenery and beauty of the Kirirom National Park, Chambok provides serenity, an abundance of nature and a taste of traditional Khmer life.
Days 14-15 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 16 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 17 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.
Days 18-20 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.
Days 21-22 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.