Encounter the colorful cultures of Indochina on an 18-day journey to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Cruise Ha Long Bay, explore incredible Angkor Wat, interact with local families, and taste some of the world’s best street food at the night markets of Chiang Mai. Soak up the richness of this corner of the globe so steeped in tradition.
Experience the vibrant cultures
and treasures of Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Glide along Bangkok’s canals and
venture into Chiang Mai’s markets.
Tour World Heritage–listed
Luang Prabang and take a boat
to visit the cave temples at Pak Ou.
Explore Angkor Wat and enjoy a
Khmer lunch at a G Adventures–
supported vocational training
Itinerary - 18 Days
Day 1 — Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Arrival
transfer is included.
Day 2 — Bangkok/Chiang Mai
enchanting city of Bangkok and take a boat ride
along the canals. Visit the Grand Palace and
sacred Emerald Buddha at the Wat Phra Kaew
temple. Later, catch a flight to Chiang Mai. (1B)
Days 3 & 4 — Chiang Mai
Visit a market with a
local chef to learn about key ingredients before
enjoying a Thai cooking class and lunch. Later,
visit the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Buddhist
temple and experience the lively night market.
The next day, take advantage of free time to
explore Chiang Mai. Then visit a rural village to
meet a local family and sit down for an authentic
Khantoke dinner in their home. (2B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 — Louangphrabang
Louangphrabang, and take an orientation walk
around this UNESCO World Heritage-listed
Days 6 & 7 — Louangphrabang
dawn to meet and receive a blessing from local
monks. Visit the Royal Palace Museum and Wat
Xieng Thong. Continue on to Wat Visoun and
walk through the temple with a local monk.
Then catch a boat to the cave temples at Pak
Ou and stop in local villages. The next day, visit
Kuang Si waterfall before some free time to
explore the night market. (2B)
Day 8 — Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi and enjoy a
guided cyclo ride and orientation tour of the
Old Quarter. Have lunch at Hoa Sua, a training
school for disadvantaged youth. (1B, 1L)
Day 9 — Ha Long Bay
Visit Ho Chi Minh’s
mausoleum before continuing to Ha Long Bay
for an overnight cruise in a traditional-style junk
boat with a local guide surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters. Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site and opt to go squid fishing. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 10 — Hanoi
Continue to cruise around the Bay and explore the Thien Canh Son cave with our local guide. Have an early lunch on board before returning to land and heading back to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure to visit local markets, shops, and museums. (1B, 1L)
Days 11 & 12 — Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city. The next day, go on a guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, known for the vital part they played during the Vietnam
Days 13 & 14 — Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom
Penh, Cambodia. Set out on an NGO-supported
cyclo city tour along the waterfront to see key
city sites, and opt to visit the famous Foreign
Correspondents’ Club for sunset drinks.
The next day, reflect on the darker side of
Cambodian history with visits to the Choeung
Ek memorial and the Tuol Sleng prison. (2B)
Day 15 — Siem Reap
Drive to Siem Reap, and
take an orientation walk. (1B)
Days 16 & 17 — Angkor Wat/Siem Reap
Spend two days exploring the Angkor Wat temple complex with a local guide.
Sit down to a traditional Khmer lunch at New
Hope, a local vocational training school and G
Adventures–supported project. Then enjoy a
fantastic performance at Phare, the Cambodian
Circus. (2B, 1L)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option:From $1,759
Arrival transfer, internal
flights, transport between destinations and
to/from included activities, and activities as listed
in the itinerary. The optional Ha Long Bay kayaking
excursion is at an additional cost.
Accommodations Comfortable, mid-range
hotels (16 nights), Ha Long Bay junk boat (1 night)
Meals Included 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches,
2 dinners. Allow an additional $225–295 for
meals not included.
Transportation Private vehicle, first-class public bus, boat, tuk tuk, plane, cyclo, traditional junk boat, walking.
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.