Indochina Discovery: Seasides and Street Food

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Bangkok to Bangkok

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Discover the heart and soul of Indochina on this tour of four very diverse countries. Encounter history, both ancient and modern, and witness the unbelievable splendour of Angkor Wat. Push through hectic city lanes and tap into the pulsing nightlife. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered — so you can choose the activities that interest you. And with other travellers your own age, you can be sure to get down with adventurers that’ll keep up.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Local Khmer Meal, Siem Reap Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your G for Good Moment: Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony, Muang Pakbèng Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Big Night Out Moment: Siem Reap Your Discover Moment: Phnom Penh Your Local Living Moment: Home Meal, Chambok Your Discover Moment: Ho Chi Minh City Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
  • Orientation walks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and Luang Prabang
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch
  • Witness the giving of alms in Laos
  • Slow boat up the Mekong
  • Two street food crawls in different cities
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore history at angkor wat
  • Taste local flavours with a khmer meal in a small village
  • Relax in the sunshine on golden beaches
  • Take in majestic views of halong bay
  • Wander local markets
  • Bond with your travelmates on a night out in siem reap
  • Cruise the mekong on a long houseboat over two days
  • Explore the caves of phong nha-kẻ bàng national park

Itinerary

Bangkok Arrive at any time.
Bangkok/Siem Reap Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.
Siem Reap Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.
Siem Reap/Phnom Penh Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Take an orientation walk around Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh Opt to learn about Cambodia's sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields. Later, head out for a street food crawl with the group and CEO.
Phnom Penh/Koh Rong Transfer to Sihanoukville then take a boat ride to your own private beach on Koh Rong. Check in and go for a swim in the warm waves before relaxing with a drink on the beach.
Koh Rong Swim, relax by the beach or opt to go snorkelling, fishing, hiking or kayaking. On nights without a large moon opt to swim in a sea of blue sparkles caused by phosphorescent plankton.
Chambok Homestay Travel back to the mainland, then to a village homestay. Enjoy a homecooked meal with the hosts.
Chambok Homestay/Ho Chi Minh City Cross the border to Vietnam and continue on to Ho Chi Minh City. Opt to visit the Ben Thahn market before enjoying a night out in town.
Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang Discover the energy of Vietnam's biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. Overnight train to Nha Trang.
Nha Trang Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites. This evening, go on a street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties.
Nha Trang/Da Nang Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.
Da Nang/Hoi An Get your bearings with an orientation walk before free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.
Hoi An Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.
Hoi An/Huế Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, or take a cruise along the Perfume River.
Huế/Hanoi Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.
Hanoi/Ha Long Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Ha Long/Hanoi Relax and enjoy the scenery on the ride to Hanoi. Get to know the big city with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.
Hanoi Spend time exploring Hanoi.
Hanoi/Vientiane A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets.
Vientiane/Vang Vieng Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.
Vang Vieng Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of the countryside as the sun sets over the river.
Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.
Luang Prabang Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market. Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Luang Prabang/Pak Beng Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.
Pak Beng/Chiang Khong Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.
Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai Drive to Chiang Mai. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market.
Chiang Mai/Bangkok Free time in Chiang Mai. Overnight train to Bangkok.
Bangkok Opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage.
Bangkok Depart at any time.
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