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Indochina Discovery

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.

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Service Level: Basic
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller, Planeterra Project

Holiday 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
Pricing Information

Total From €2,049
Nights  29



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes

You must arrive on tour with your Vietnamese visa. See the Visa section of the Tour Details for more information and exceptions.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap

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.

Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Thailand - Cambodia)
  • Local Khmer Meal


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00-4.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (3.00-3.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 3 Siem Reap

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

Included Activities
  • Angkor Wat Guided Tour
  • Big Night Out


Included Meals

1B

Day 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Take an orientation walk around Phnom Penh.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 5 Phnom Penh

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.

Additional Notes

Phnom Penh can be confusing and we recommend to always keep a hotel card with you when you are exploring.

Included Activities
  • Street Food Crawl


Included Meals

1B

Day 6 Phnom Penh/Koh Rong

Travel to Koh Rong and feast on fantastic local seafood, take a day trip to snorkel the coral reefs and explore the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves splash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better than this.

Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Ferry (2.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 7 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.

Day 8 Chambok Homestay

Travel back to the mainland, then to a village homestay. Enjoy a homecooked meal with the hosts.

Included Activities
  • Home Meal


Transport

Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 185km)

Included Meals

1D

Day 9 Chambok Homestay/Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam)


Transport

Private Vehicle
Local bus

Included Meals

1B

Day 10 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.

Additional Notes

During January/February, Tết (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) sees millions of Vietnamese commute to be with their families and celebrate. While this is a fascinating time to travel through Vietnam, availability of transport may mean that we will replace the overnight train with an overnight bus.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (10.00-11.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 11 Nha Trang

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

Included Activities
  • Street Food Crawl

Day 12 Nha Trang/Da Nang

In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An.

Additional Notes

During January/February, Tết (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) sees millions of Vietnamese commute to be with their families and celebrate. While this is a fascinating time to travel through Vietnam, availability of transport may mean that we will replace the overnight train with an overnight bus.

Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 13 Da Nang/Hoi An

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.

Included Activities
  • Hoi An Orientation Walk


Transport

Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 28km)

Day 14 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.

Included Activities
  • Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch


Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 15 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.

Feel like hopping on a motorbike instead? Pre-book the Hue Motorbike Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.

Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 137km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 16 Huế/Hanoi

Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (14.00-15.00 hours, 673km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 17 Hanoi/Ha Long

Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.

Included Activities
  • Hạ Long Bay Junk Boat Trip


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1L

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.

Interested in local cuisine? Hanoi's got some of the best street food around! Pre-book the "Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour" on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.

Included Activities
  • Old Quarter Orientation Walk


Transport

Shared Van (4.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 19 Hanoi

Spend time exploring Hanoi.

Day 20 Hanoi/Vientiane

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.

Transport

Plane (1.25 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 21 Vientiane/Vang Vieng

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.

Transport

Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 22 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.

Feel like a full-day kayaking and caving adventure is more your speed? Pre-book the Vang Vieng Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.

Included Meals

1B

Day 23 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang

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

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 24 Luang Prabang

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.

Included Meals

1B

Day 25 Luang Prabang/Pak Beng

We board our boat for the two-day journey up the mighty Mekong River making our way to Chiang Khong.


Included Activities
  • Mekong River Slow Boat
  • Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony


Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 26 Pak Beng/Chiang Khong

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.


Included Activities
  • Mekong River Slow Boat
  • Border Crossing (Laos - Thailand)


Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 27 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai

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.

Experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class.

Transport

Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)

Day 28 Chiang Mai/Bangkok

Today, why not visit the magnificent temple of Doi Suthep standing watch over the city from the hills above, taking a bicycle ride in the countryside or embracing the bizarre by getting a massage from the training school at the local woman's prison! Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure. Tonight we catch an overnight train to Bangkok.

Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 29 Bangkok

We'll arrive early in the morning to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. The day is free to explore the many sights of Bangkok. The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, National Museum, and Jim Thompson's House are just a few suggestions. A trip along the Chao Praya river and through the canals (or klongs) gives you a different perspective of daily life in this busy city.

In the evening, we'll say good bye and enjoy a Thai meal and perhaps a beer together to celebrate the end of an amazing journey.

Day 30 Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Included Activities
  • Departure Day


Included Meals

1B

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 Big Night Out Moment: Siem Reap
    Your Discover Moment: Phnom Penh
    Your Local Living Moment: Home Meal
    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.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin-share) (10 nts), hostels (multi-share) (13 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts) homestays (2 nts).
Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

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