Indochina Encompassed

Classic, Bangkok to Bangkok

Image by G Adventures

Tour description provided by G Adventures

From the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok to Halong Bay's magnificent limestone karsts, this trip encompasses the highlights of Indochina. Marvel at the wonders of Angkor Wat, sail the Mekong, and savour noodles in Hoi An. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure offers up the perfect combination of must-see highlights and free time.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your G for Good Moment: Local Khmer Meal, Siem Reap Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Meal with Local Family, Luang Prabang Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang Your Local Living Moment: Vang Vieng Homestay, Vang Vieng Your Discover Moment: Hoi An
  • Bangkok klong trip
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Mekong River slow boat excursion
  • Pak Ou caves entrance
  • Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour (Luang Prabang)
  • Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre
  • Kuang Si waterfalls trek (half-day)
  • Water puppets performance (Hanoi)
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance (when open)
  • Halong Bay caves entrance
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
  • Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Huế)
  • Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour
  • Mekong Delta day trip
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) entrance and guide
  • Two-day Angkor Wat complex entry and guide, including sunrise tour (Siem Reap)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Float down the mighty mekong river
  • Explore the bustling streets of hanoi
  • Sail on a junk through halong bay
  • Village homestay with a host-prepared laotian meal

Itinerary

Bangkok Arrive at any time.
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.
Chiang Mai Enjoy a guided tour of Doi Suthep temple. Optional activities include a cooking class or visit to the night market.
Chiang Mai/Chiang Khong Head to Chiang Khong via Wat Rong Khun and enjoy the view of the mighty Mekong.
Chiang Khong/Muang Pakbèng Cross the border into Laos then travel by traditional boat down the Mekong River.
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.
Luang Prabang Enjoy a guided tour of the Ethnology Museum and Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre before a lunch with a local family. Relax in the afternoon at the Kuang Si waterfalls.
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.
Luang Prabang/Vang Vieng Spend the night in a local village enjoying traditional Laotian food. Sleep and eat like a local.
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.
Vang Vieng/Vientiane Explore the capital of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the National Museum, or explore highlights of the town.
Vientiane/Hanoi Fly from Vientiane to Hanoi.
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.
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.
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.
Huế Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.
Huế/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.
Hoi An Explore 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 G Adventures-supported project.
Hoi An Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.
Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.
Ho Chi Minh City Guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning, free time in the afternoon.
Ho Chi Minh City Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.
Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.
Phnom Penh Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.
Phnom Penh/Siem Reap Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.
Siem Reap Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.
Siem Reap Spend another day in Siem Reap, exploring more temples of Angkor or going further afield.
Siem Reap/Bangkok Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.
Bangkok Depart at any time.
Advertisement