Past meets present in this adventure that takes you from Bangkok to Hanoi and just about everywhere in between. With a busy culture richly steeped in tradition, there’s always something to see or do on this journey through Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, be it witnessing the daily rituals of monks, participating in an authentic Thai cooking class or taking cyclo rides and guided boat excursions. Make sure you stay up late for the night markets, too!
Arrival transfer. Tour of Bankok including boat tour of the Klong canals, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew temple. Doi Suthep Buddhist Temple visit. Rural village visit with authentic khantoke dinner in a local family’s home. Thai cooking class with market visit. Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market. Tour of Luang Prabang, including the Laos Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xiengthong and Wat Visoun temples, and sunset on Phuosi Hill. Boat tour to Pak Ou Temple caves and local village visits. Observe a Laos sunrise Buddhist ritual. Kuang Sii waterfall excursion. Hanoi old town cyclo tour with lunch at a local training restaurant. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit. Halong Bay traditional boat with cave and island tour. Ho Chi Minh City cyclo tour. Cu Chi tunnels tour. Phnom Penh cyclo tour. Tuol Sleng Prison Museum tour and Choeung Ek memorial (the Killing Fields) tour. Siem Reap orientation walk and night market. 2-day guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Visit and lunch at New Hope (a Planeterra-supported project).
17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD300-400 for meals not included.)
Comfort hotels (15 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt).
Private bus/van, boat, train, tuk tuk, plane, cyclo, traditional junk boat, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.