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Great Indochina Loop 2013-2014

29 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Days 1-2 Bangkok
Escape the clamour of the capital with a boat ride down the khlongs and a visit to impressive 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. 

Days 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 out and get active among the limestone cliffs or sit by the riverside and soak up 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 board a dragon boat to cruise 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 the bustling Ben Thanh Market then jump in a cyclo and get acquainted with the tangle of Ho Chi Minh City's 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 with a beer at a bar 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.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Map
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
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.
  • 16 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Overnight sleeper train, Boat, Cyclo, Longboat, Bus, Tuk-Tuk, Plane
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise, Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum, Hue - Imperial citadel, Hue - Perfume River boat ride, Hue - Royal tomb, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum, Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour, Phnom Penh - Guided tour Choeung Ek (Killing fields), Phnom Penh - Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Siem Reap - 3 day Angkor pass, Vientiane - COPE visit, Vientiane - Makphet restaurant meal
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Highlights
  • 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
  • Tantalise tastebuds in Ho Chi Minh City
  • See the incredible temples of Angkor
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Guesthouse (4 nts)
Homestay (1 nt)
Hotel (20 nts)
Overnight boat (1 nt)
Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • Allow USD $500 for meals not included.
  • A single supplement is available on this trip.
  • Expect some culture shock. You will be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 12.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Terms and Conditions
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