Great Indochina Loop

$2,763, 29 days, across Cambodia, Thailand, & Vietnam Trip code: TKSV

  • Adventure 4 out of 5
  • Relaxation 4 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Ride a longtail down Bangkok's canals
  • Explore the ancient temples of Chiang Mai
  • Cruise down the Mekong River
  • Swim under a waterfall in Luang Prabang
  • Unwind in Vientiane
  • Enjoy Hanoi's French charm
  • Be enchanted by beautiful Halong Bay
  • Discover imperial elegance in Hue
  • Channel the spirits of old traders in Hoi An
  • Tantalise tastebuds in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ponder Phnom Penh's volatile past
  • See the incredible temples of Angkor

Trip Summary

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Travel to the heart of Indochina on a tour that visits Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Get set to discover something new and different every day on this ultimate trip through the region. See the hidden treasures of Chiang Mai in Thailand, visit laidback Vang Vieng in Laos, experience enchanting Halong Bay in Vietnam and discover the moving history of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Get to know the locals, sample sumptuous cuisines, sail over pristine waters and scramble through a wealth of temples on this incredible adventure through Indochina.


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Dates of Departures Duration Price (Land Only) Trip Status
11 June 201429 days$2,763AvailableBook now

What will I be doing?

  • 29 day Itinerary ()

29 day Itinerary:

Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

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Days 1-2 Bangkok
Escape the clamour of Bangkok with a cruise down the khlongs and a visit to Wat Pho.
Day 3 Chiang Mai
Climb the 300 steps to Doi Suthep temple to enjoy a panorama of Chiang Mai.
Day 4 Huay Xai
Explore remote border towns and soak up the riverside serenity of Huay Xai.
Day 5 Mekong River
Watch village life pass by while cruising along the Mekong River in Laos.
Days 6-8 Luang Prabang
Visit the Pak Ou Caves, which are adorned with thousands of carved Buddhas. Discover Laos's history in Luang Prabang before checking out the spectacular Kuang Si Falls.
Days 9-10 Vang Vieng
Get active among the limestone cliffs or simply relish the serenity of Vang Vieng.
Day 11 Vientiane
Explore Vientiane and pay a visit to an Intrepid Foundation-supported prosthetic limb centre.
Day 12 Hanoi
Fly to Vietnam's northern capital, Hanoi, and enjoy a traditional water puppet show.
Day 13 Halong Bay
Be enchanted by the beauty of Halong Bay. Explore caves, share a seafood feast and sleep on a junk boat.
Days 14-15 Hanoi
Experience Hanoi's seductive French charm, and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before travelling overnight on the Reunification Express.
Day 16 Hue
Wander the Imperial Citadel, discover the wealth of the Nguyen emperors and take a dragon boat down the serene Perfume River.
Days 17-19 Hoi An
The heritage of this port town is evident in the shuttered windows and pitched roofs of the traditional merchant houses. Packed with artisans and tailors, Hoi An is a shoppers delight.
Days 20-21 Ho Chi Minh City
Browse Ben Thanh Market then jump in a cyclo and get acquainted with the tangle of Ho Chi Minh City streets and alleyways.
Days 22-23 Phnom Penh
Learn about Cambodia's violent past at the Killing Fields. Later, appreciate the peace of present-day Phnom Penh at a cafe on breezy Sisowath Quay.
Day 24 Homestay
Enjoy a traditional dinner with a host family on a homestay.
Days 25-27 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
The enigmatic ruins of Angkor provide endless photo opportunities. Explore the wealth of temples dotted around Siem Reap with a local guide.
Days 28-29 Bangkok
Back in Bangkok, sip spicy specialties or hit the markets.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Some meals
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

The minimum age is 18 years old. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!

 

Accommodation

Hotel (19 nts), Guesthouse (5 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt)

 

Transportation
Overnight sleeper train, Boat, Cyclo, Longboat, Bus, Tuk-Tuk, Plane

Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group

Budget
Allow USD $500 for meals not included.

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Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel adviser who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24-hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our staff at any time should you need to.

 

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What were the highlights of your trip?

The overnight in Halong Bay, time spent exploring in Luang Prabang and Hoi An, and exploring temples at Angkor. Really stunning, one of the best months of my life.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

1) The art of bargaining is the walk-away. 2) Wear your bag slung over your head and shoulder. Bag-snatching is real. 3) Participate in as many activities and experiences as possible!

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Our days were very full and interesting, the only thing missed out was taking the hot air balloon over Angkor, which was down for maintenance. Overall, I'm not sure how much more could be crammed into the trip!

Would you travel with our company again?

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Would you recommend us?

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