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If you think its impossible to cover all of Indochina in 41 days, well, wed like to prove you wrong. This epic, fast-paced journey covers five countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar), making it the perfect snapshot for both first-time visitors and those making a return trip. Your days will be packed to the gills with activities like visiting Angkor Wat, trekking with hilltribes in Myanmar (Burma), cruising on Halong Bay, and touring temples and markets. And with two overnight homestays, sleeper trains, and three included flights, you can rest easy knowing youre getting the most out of your time in this mind-blowing region.

  • Duration: 41 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATII.C/201442
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Sihanoukville
  • Cần Thơ
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Nha Trang
  • Da Nang
  • Hoi An
  • Huế
  • Hanoi
  • Ha Long
  • Vientiane
  • Vang Vieng
  • Luang Prabang
  • Muang Pakbèng
  • Chiang Khong
  • Chiang Mai
  • Kengtung
  • Inle Lake
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Yangon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Bangkok/Siem Reap

Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.
Cross from Thailand into Cambodia, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat. Arrive in time for our included dinner at a Planeterra-project restaurant or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap.

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Day 3: Siem Reap

Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.

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Day 4: Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Orientation walk around Phnom Penh.

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Day 5: Phnom Penh

Opt to learn about Cambodia's sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields.
Sights you might choose to visit this afternoon include the National Museum and adjacent complex which includes the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. To learn about Cambodia's sombre history, visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields, reminders of the genocide that took place under Pol Pot's reign as leader of the Khmer Rouge.

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Day 6: Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville

Swim and relax on the beach after transferring to Sihanoukville.

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Day 7: Sihanoukville

Swim and relax by the beach, or take an optional snorkelling boat trip.

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Day 8: Sihanoukville/Cần Thơ

Cross the border to Vietnam. Overnight at a local village homestay.
Cross into Vietnam and stay in a basic village homestay that includes dinner.

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Day 9: Cần Thơ/Ho Chi Minh City

Continue on through the scenic Mekong Delta region to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO, opt to take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the Ben Thahn market or check out the War Remnants Museum.
This evening, head to one of the rooftop bars such as the Rex Hotel, one of the classic colonial Saigon institutions, where there is often live music.

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Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang

Free day to explore. Overnight train to Nha Trang.

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Day 11: 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.
Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party.

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Day 12: Nha Trang/Da Nang

Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.
In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An.

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Day 13: Da Nang/Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project before free time in the afternoon. Go on an evening street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.
From Danang, it is only a short drive to the picturesque port town of Hoi An. Once known as Faifo, it was an important trading town with strong south Chinese influence and connections.

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Day 14: Hoi An

Enjoy free time; opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.

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Day 15: Hoi An/Huế

Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.

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Day 16: Huế/Hanoi

Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

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Day 17: Hanoi/Ha Long

Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.

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Day 18: Ha Long/Hanoi

Get to know Hanoi 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.

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Day 19: Hanoi

Spend time exploring Hanoi.

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Day 20: 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.
Explore a bit of Hanoi in the morning before an afternoon flight to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. There is a wealth of cultural delights to discover - on foot, by bicycle or, for the less energetic, by tuk-tuk.

Visit Laos' most important national monument, Phat That Luang, or meander down the dusty riverside tracks to find villages full of friendly children, dogs and chickens. A visit to Vientiane's vibrant, colourful morning market (which incidentally is open all day!) is worthwhile, to find plenty of local treasures. A great way to round off the day is to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Mekong.

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Day 21: Vientiane/Vang Vieng

Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.
A picturesque drive north takes us to beautiful Vang Vieng. This quiet town is set along the Nam Song river amidst rice fields and limestone karsts.

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Day 22: Vang Vieng

Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk.
Why not explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of Vang Vieng as the sun sets over the river.

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Day 23: Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang

This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.

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Day 24: 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.
Traditional Laotian culture is to give daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. On one of your mornings here, you may decide to rise with the sun, and watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos. This is simply an unforgettable Southeast Asian experience.

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Day 25: Luang Prabang/Pak Beng

Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.
We board our boat for the two-day journey up the mighty Mekong River making our way to Chiang Khong.

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Day 26: Pak Beng/Chiang Khong

Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.
This morning we re-board our boat and continue our leisurely cruise along the river before arriving at the Laos/Thai border and crossing to Chiang Khong in the late afternoon.

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Day 27: 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.
Departing Chiang Khong after breakfast, we drive to Chiang Mai where you have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city, once the capital of the Kingdom of Lan.

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Day 28: Chiang Mai

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match, or grab a bargain at the famous night market.

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Day 29: Chiang Mai/Kengtung

Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma), then travel inland to the ethnically diverse town of Kengtung.

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Day 30: Kengtung

Enjoy an included trek through rice paddies along a countryside dotted by various hilltribes. Try Shan khao swè, a noodle soup and regional staple—it's delicious.

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Day 31: Kengtung/Inle Lake

Opt to soak up the lively atmosphere of Kyaing Tong Market with a free morning. This afternoon, travel in style with a quick flight to serene Inle, home to the Intha people, floating villages, and leg rowers.

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Day 32: Inle Lake

Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt to rent a bike, take a cooking class, or tour the lake by boat, visiting some of its floating villages and gardens.

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Day 33: Inle Lake/Bagan

Continue exploring Inle Lake with another free day. Later this evening, board an overnight bus to Bagan.

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Day 34: Bagan

Arrive early in the morning and visit the ancient site of Bagan for a sunrise temple tour. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

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Day 35: Bagan

Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.

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Day 36: Bagan/Mandalay

Enjoy an included breakfast at Sanon, a G Adventures-supported restaurant and culinary training school. Afterwards, travel to Mandalay and enjoy free time. Opt to climb Mandalay Hill or visit the Golden Monastery.

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Day 37: Mandalay/Yangon

Enjoy a free day before boarding an overnight bus to Yangon.
Opt to check out Mandalay's ancient temples, visit the nearby ancient royal capital of Amarapura, or traverse the world's longest teak bridge.

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Day 38: Yangon

Enjoy an orientation walk in the country's largest city, and opt to visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Day 39: Yangon

Spend a free day exploring the country's former capital.

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Day 40: Yangon/Bangkok

Fly back to Thailand. Enjoy a final night with the group in the country's capital city.

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Day 41: Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Local Khmer Meal, Siem Reap G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An G Adventures for Good: Meal at Sanon Restaurant and Culinary Training School, Bagan Big Night Out: Siem Reap Local Living: Mekong River Homestay, Muang Pakbèng
    • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
    • Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch
    • Witnessing the giving of alms (Luang Prabang)
    • Slow boat up the Mekong
    • Trekking excursion (Kengtung)
    • Sunrise temple tour (Bagan)
    • Orientation walks in Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, and Yangon
    • Two street food crawls in different cities
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (33 nts), sleeper trains (3 nts), homestays (2 nts), overnight bus (2 nts)
    • 28 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, air-con bus, private vehicle, train, walking, tuk tuk, local boat, junk boat, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Revel in the majesty of Angkor Wat
  • Witness monks receiving alms in Luang Prabang
  • Trek along the rice paddies in Kengtung
  • Cruise magical Halong Bay
  • Scour markets across five unique countries
  • Explore temples and stupas from ancient times in Myanmar (Burma)