Thailand, Laos & Vietnam Adventure

Classic, Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

See the highlights of Indochina on this epic 22-day adventure. Explore the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok, marvel at the majestic granite peak of Doi Suthep, and savour pad thai in Chiang Mai. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. This adventure is the perfect balance between have-to-see highlights and free time to venture out on your own.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An 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 Pho entrance and guide
  • Doi Suthep entrance (Chiang Mai)
  • Mekong River slow boat excursion
  • Pak Ou caves entrance (Luang Prabang)
  • Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum guided tour
  • 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
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the canals of bangkok
  • Float down the mighty mekong river
  • Visit majestic caves and stunning limestone karsts in halong bay
  • Browse the tailor shops in hoi an
  • Squeeze through the cu chi tunnels

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 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.
Ho Chi Minh City Depart at any time.
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