18 Days / 17 Nights
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Discover Southeast Asia

Discover Southeast Asia and encounter the vibrant cultures of Indochina. An 18-day journey that will take you to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

  • Cruise along Halong Bay and explore the marvelous Angkor Wat.
  • Interact and get to know how local families live.
  • Taste some of the world’s best street food at Chiang Mai’s night markets.
  • Soak up the rich culture of this corner of the globe that’s steeped in tradition.
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    Service Level: Upgraded

    Stay in quality accommodations. Enjoy more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, such as meals, private transport, and activities.

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    See and Do More

    Enjoy greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing your comfort.

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    D1

    Arrive in Bangkok

    Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. There are no activities planned. You are free to relax, explore the city and adjust to the frantic pace and humid heat of Bangkok.


      At this meeting your CEO will ask to see your travel insurance, check that you have a visa for Vietnam and complete some other paper work. Please note that you MUST arrive on tour with your Vietnam visa. Please refer to the visa information section of these trip notes for more information on obtaining your Vietnamese visa.

    Private Vehicle Suvarnabhumi Airport – Bangkok: 45m-1h30m
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting 1h 18:00
      The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
    D2

    Bangkok - Chiang Mai

    Explore Bangkok and take a boat along the klong canals. Visit the Grand Palace and sacred Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew temple. Later, catch a flight to Chiang Mai.

    Later today, settle into exquisite surroundings in Chiang Mai and take a relaxing break from the fast pace of Bangkok.

      Klong Riverboat Tour Bangkok
      Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.
      Grand Palace Visit Bangkok
      Visit the King’s official residence (made up of many buildings, halls, lawns, gardens, and courtyards) on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and see the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

    Plane Bangkok – Chiang Mai 1h30m
    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

    D3

    Chiang Mai

    Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist Temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Opt to visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market.

      Our hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai city, a five-minute walk from the famous night bazaar.

    Private Vehicle Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep 45m
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class
      Pick out the best ingredients at a local market and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes.
      Doi Suthep Temple Visit Doi Suthep
      Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

    Optional Activity – Day 3

      Night Market Chiang Mai
      Pick up a a souvenir at this shopper’s paradise. Wander through the market to find music, food, and local artists selling handmade crafts.
    D4

    Chiang Mai

    Today, explore Chiang Mai with some free time. This evening, visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down around an authentic khantoke for dinner in a local family’s guesthouse.

    Travel to the countryside near Chiang Mai and enjoy chant dinner, a must-do when you reach northern Thailand. Khantok in the Northern dialect means a wooden tray used for carrying dishes, round in shape, made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. The main dishes on the khantok usually include sticky rice, hang-le curry (Burmese-styled curry), and some chili-pasted crispy pork. After, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living.

      Free Time Chiang Mai Half Day
      Opt to visit local handicraft workshops and the bustling Chiang Mai night market.
      Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Home Dinner
      Visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down to an authentic Khantoke dinner in the home of a local family. Dishes typically include sticky rice, hang-le curry, and crispy pork with chilli paste. Over tea, learn about life in rural Thailand and visit the family garden and learn about herbs and spices popular in local cooking.

    Optional Activities – Day 4

      Night MarketChiang Mai
      Pick up a a souvenir at this shopper’s paradise. Wander through the market to find music, food, and local artists selling handmade crafts.
      Chiang Mai Cycling TourChiang Mai
      Meander through Chiang Mai by bike and get an alternative view of this bustling city.
      Bamboo RaftingChiang Mai
      Take a traditional raft along the Mae Wang River and enjoy the luscious rural surroundings of Chiang Mai. Made of bamboo, these rafts are unlike your typical beach rafts and you will certainly get wet! It’s a great way to cool off while exploring the natural beauty of the area.
    D5

    Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang

    Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos, and take an orientation walk around this town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Plane Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang
    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

      Your CEO will assist with the arrangements for your Laos visa at the start of your trip. Please have 3 passport pictures and approx. $50 USD ready.
      Orientation Walk 30m-1h
      Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
    D6

    Luang Prabang

    Rise at dawn to watch the monks collecting offerings of food from the locals in exchange for blessings, then visit the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xiengthong. Continue on to Wat Visoun, where a local monk will explain the architecture and history of the temple as well as discussing Buddhism and daily life. After, catch a boat to Pak Ou Temple caves and stop in local villages.

      Royal Palace Museum Visit Luang Prabang
      The ornate rooms of this royal palace-turned-museum house the country’s crown jewels, many religious artifacts, and a 50kg (110 lb) Buddha, cast of gold, silver and bronze. Gifts from visiting heads of state are on display, as are the beautiful silk screens crafted by the Queen.
      Wat Xien Thong Visit Luang Prabang
      Once a royal temple where Kings were crowned, the importance of this 16th-century Buddhist temple as a religious monastery is not lost on visitors. Wat Xieng Thong stands resplendent among shrines, pavilions, chapels, towers and gardens, and its gilded wooden doors, mosaics, and ceiling displays are representative of typical Laos art and craft.
      Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Visit Wat Visoun with a Monk
      Originally built in 1513, Wat Visoun is Luang Prabang’s oldest operating temple. Walk through with a Buddhist monk, who’ll discuss the site’s dramatic history, the Buddhist art that was once housed here, and its unusually shaped stupa – known as the “watermelon stupa.”

    Boat Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave 2h
    Climb aboard and get your float on.

      Pak Ou Caves Visit Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang
      Visit these dramatic caves considered an important spiritual site by many Lao people. See thousands of Buddha statues and images that line the limestone walls.

    Boat Pak Ou Cave – Luang Prabang 1h30m
    Climb aboard and get your float on.

    D7

    Luang Prabang

    The morning is free for optional activities such as visiting textile galleries, relaxing in one of the town’s cafes, or visiting the Ethnology Museum. In the afternoon, we take an excursion to Kuang Si waterfall.

      Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion Kuang Si Falls
      Journey to this magnificent multi-level waterfall, where relaxing is highly recommended. Explore the multiple picture-perfect pools as well as the nearby Asiatic black bear rescue centre (located between the park entrance and waterfall).
      Your Discover Moment Luang Prabang Full Day
      There’s plenty to see and do in Luang Prabang, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like learning about Laotian cuisine with a cooking class, getting a massage, and cycling around town. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

    Optional Activities – Day 7

      Night Market Visit Luang Prabang
      Shop until your heart’s content at the night market in Luang Prabang – one of the best in Southeast Asia. Head to the market around dusk. Tour the vendor stalls lining the streets offering food, wooden statues, clothes, trinkets and souvenirs to dozens of people wandering up and down the market. Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with the sellers and gently negotiate a good price.
      Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Entry Luang Prabang
      Take an independent tour of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) to learn about the traditional arts and cultures of Laos’s many diverse ethnic groups. Shop in the TAEC Boutique for authentic village-made handicrafts and relax with a drink at the museum café.
      Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit Luang Prabang
      Visit Ock Pop Tok “East Meets West” Living Crafts Centre on the banks of the Mekong River to learn from artisans about Laos handicrafts and the importance of woven textiles in Laos culture. Opt to enjoy a drink in the cafe.
    D8

    Luang Prabang - Hanoi

    Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before catching a late afternoon flight to Hanoi.

      Free Time Luang Prabang Half Day
      Get out and explore this picturesque city with some free time.

    Plane Luang Prabang – Hanoi 1h-2h
    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Visas for Vietnam need to be arranged ahead of time (BEFORE your trip) as the processing time varies and they are not available at the borders. We enter Vietnam on day 8 of the trip. Please ensure your visa “valid from date’ is on or before day 8 of the trip.

    Some nationalities don’t require a Visa for Vietnam for shorter stays – please contact your Foreign Ministry for up to date entry/exit requirements.

    D9

    Hanoi - Ha Long

    Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, then continue to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat 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 World Heritage site. Continue to cruise around the bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.

    Board a junk boat, our home for the evening. This traditional wooden sailing boat offers a unique way of navigating the lime karsts of Halong Bay with all the comforts of a motorized, floating hotel. The boat crew will prepare an included seafood lunch and dinner to feast on.

    All cabins are twin share and have an en-suite bathroom. The boat features an enclosed dining and sitting area and of course plenty of outside deck space to enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

      On rare occasion Halong Bay is closed to tourist vessels by the government authorities due to extreme weather conditions. Should this occur, an alternate activity will be provided.

    Private Vehicle Hanoi – Ha Long 4h
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Halong Bay Overnight Junk boat Cruise Ha Long
      Cruise through stunning and secluded Bai Tu Long Bay, a less visited section of Ha Long Bay. Relax on board our comfortable traditional wooden junk boat. Enjoy your time afloat eating fresh seafood, admiring the magnificent karst formations and exploring Me Cung Cave. Spend a peaceful night anchored in the bay under the stars.
      Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guided Tour Hanoi 2h
      Take a guided tour of the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body is housed in a glass case.
      Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open until 11:00am and closed on Monday and Friday.

    Optional Activity – Day 9

      KayakingHa Long Bay 1h-2h
      Transfer from boat to kayak in this guided water tour, giving you the chance to get even closer to the stunning natural surroundings.
    D10

    Hanoi - Ha Long

    Return to land and head back to Hanoi. Enjoy lunch at Hoa Sua, an NGO and training school for disadvantaged youth. After lunch, set out on a guided cyclo ride and orientation tour of the Old Quarter.

    Classic French colonial architecture, beautiful decor and a scenic location makes Hanoi a fantastic place to visit.

    Private Vehicle Ha Long – Hanoi 4h
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lunch at Hoa Sua
      Savour a meal of Western (mainly French) and Vietnamese cuisine at this restaurant while supporting a training program that prepares local disadvantaged youth for careers in the culinary arts. After 19 years of operation the Hoa Sua School has trained more than 7,000 young people giving them the skills to overcome poverty, many of them going on to have very successful careers. Meet with one of the organizers to learn more about this successful organization.
      Hanoi Cyclo Tour Hanoi
      Take a seat on a cyclo for a tour of Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter. Let the driver navigate through the bustling streets and start taking some photos or just use the tour to help get familiar with the area.
      Free Time Hanoi Evening
      Head to dynamic Hang Gai Street or the night market for some evening shopping.

    Optional Activities – Day 10

      Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour Hanoi 20USD per person
      Indulge your inner foodie with a street food tour through bustling Hanoi. Follow your guide through the back streets and markets of the city’s old quarter, sampling local fare along the way. Mingle with city natives and experienced street food artists alike, as you taste a variety of Hanoi faves like “nem ran” and “banh goi.” Stop at a streetside bar to savour a draught beer like Hanoians do. Cap off the tour at the Hanoi Food Culture restaurant, a G Values Fund Project, and try the city’s signature specialty coffee.
      Temple of Literature Entry Hanoi1h-2h
      Visit this sprawling temple built to honour Confucius, sages, and scholars. Dedicated to learning, it housed the country’s first university in 1076. Independently explore its five courtyards, containing various gates, altars, sanctuaries, shrines, the stelae of doctors, and the Well of Heavenly Clarity.
      Museum of Ethnology Visit Hanoi – Luang Prabang
      Learn about Vietnam’s various ethnic groups on this visit to the Museum of Ethnology – considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam.
      Hoa Lo Prison Entry Hanoi 1h-2h
      Independently tour the museum of Hoa Lo Prison, referred to as Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners, to learn more about the Vietnam War.
      Fine Arts MuseumHanoi 2USD per person
      Wander through the Fine Arts Museum, where you’ll find over 20,000 works of art housed in a former French colonial boarding school. Stand before some of Vietnam’s National Treasures, immerse yourself in traditional folk art, find sculptures inspired by deities or admire intricate lacquer and silk paintings you won’t find anywhere else.
      Vietnamese Women’s Museum Hanoi
      The Vietnamese Women’s Museum highlights the significant contributions made by women in Vietnam. Take in an independent tour of the museum to gain an in-depth knowledge of women’s role in Vietnamese culture, with a key focus on family, history and fashion.
    D11

    Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

    Catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city.

    Plane Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City 2h
    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

      Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour Ho Chi Minh City 2h
      Take a city tour on a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) – a great way to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Ho Chi Minh City. Watch your belongings though – they’re easy for people to grab, if you’re not careful.

    Optional Activity – Day 11

      Benh Tan Market Visit Ho Chi Minh City
      Wander the bustling aisles of this energetic market known for its abundance of dried and fresh produce, jewelry, textiles, liquor, and tobacco products. Be fancy (and efficient) and have a one-day suit made. Feel free to bargain!
    D12

    Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

    Take a guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.

    Take a half day trip to the Cu Chi tunnels with a local guide. Allow some free time in the afternoon to sightsee or shop. Try your hand bargaining at the Ben Thanh Market, hire a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) for sightseeing or take a boat ride on the Saigon river.

    Private Vehicle Ho Chi Minh City – Củ Chi 1h-1h30m
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Củ Chi
      Take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of tunnels that the Viet Cong lived in to protect themselves from opposing forces during the Vietnam War. Try crawling through some of the tunnels (if you’re not claustrophobic). These tunnels stored ammunition, had underground hospitals, and served as a hidden base for attacking allied forces.

    Private Vehicle Củ Chi – Ho Chi Minh City 1h-1h30m
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

      Free Time Ho Chi Minh City Afternoon
      Shop at the Ben Thanh Market, tour the city by cyclo, or boat down the Saigon river.

    Optional Activities – Day 12

      War Remnants Museum Visit Ho Chi Minh City
      Visit the War Remnants Museum, a gut-wrenching but worthwhile experience that includes three storeys of exhibits and military hardware. Learn about the devastation that occurred in Saigon during the Vietnam War, a period that greatly contrasts the joy and liveliness of the Vietnamese people today.
      Reunification Palace Entry Ho Chi Minh City
      Wander the historic halls of the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace), a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. This former home of the South Vietnamese president during the Vietnam War became the location of the end of the war when a North Vietnamese tank pushed through the palace gates on April 30, 1975.
      Dam Sen Water Park Visit Ho Chi Minh City
      Get away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City at this nearby water park. A lush setting and refreshing water make Dam Sen the perfect place for the whole family to cool off and have some fun—splash around or take a ride down one of the slides.
    D13

    Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh

    Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Take an NGO-supported cyclo city tour along the waterfront and key city sights, then opt to visit the famous Foreign Correspondents’ Club for sunset drinks.

    Plane Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh 45m-1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

      Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Phnom Penh 45m-1h
      Settle in a traditional cyclo and depart from Wat Phnom. Tour busy streets to soak up the real vibe of the city. Pass the post office and Van’s restaurant, both stunning colonial buildings, and make your way to the Royal Palace and National Museum. Go along the riverside road and take in the atmospheric cafes that line the street.
    D14

    Phnom Penh

    Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Choeung Ek Memorial, the site of the infamous killing fields. We also visit Tuol Sleng prison, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.

    Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Choeng Ek Memorial, the site of the infamous killing fields that were the execution grounds for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge during their reign from 1975-1979. We also visit Tuol Sleng prison, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished. This is a haunting look into history which serves to remind everyone that genocide must not be ignored, or those lost, forgotten.

      Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Phnom Penh
      Learn about the dark history and devastation that occurred at Security Prison 21 (S-21); the prison, used by the Khmer Rouge regime, is now Tuol Sleng Museum. Take a guided tour to hear the stories behind the sombre photos lining the museum walls.
      Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour Phnom Penh
      Learn more about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge visiting the killing fields of Choeung Ek; the grounds now stand as a powerful memorial filled with victims’ skulls and mass graves. Tour this sombre, yet serene, site with a guide.

    Optional Activities – Day 14

      Royal Palace Visit Phnom Penh
      Visit the King’s current dwelling place, a magnificent riverside palace with classic Khmer architecture. Dress appropriately please; visitors must wear clothing that covers knees and shoulders, and shirts must reach the elbow.
      National Museum Visit Phnom Penh
      Wander the galleries of the National Museum to see amazing works of art from Cambodia’s “golden age” of Angkor. Visit the museum’s lovely courtyard before you leave.
      Silver Pagoda Visit Phnom Penh
      Tour the Royal Palace complex to see the neighboring Silver Pagoda (aka the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). See the many magnificent treasures inside this beautiful vihara (Buddhist monastery), including its floor lined with more 5,000 tiles of silver.
    D15

    Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

    Drive to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market.

      Please prepare yourself for a long drive day over roads that are not well maintained and often have heavy traffic. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring medication if you suffer from motion sickness and bring your tablet or book to pass the time. We will make rest stops along the way.

    First-class bus Phnom Penh – Siem Reap 6h30m-7h30m 320km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a first-class public bus. Enjoy air-conditioning, free wifi, and complimentary snacks. Arrive rested and recharged thanks to extra legroom and electrical outlets.

      Orientation Walk 30m-1h
      Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
      Night Market Visit Siem Reap
      A neighbourhood unto itself, Siem Reap’s night market is lively with shoppers exploring more than 240 hut shops selling souvenirs, artwork, and clothing. Opt for a Dr. Fish massage—small fish nibbling dead skin off your feet—or a visit to the tropical Brick House Bar.
    D16

    Siem Reap

    Spend two days exploring the ruins of the Angkor Wat temple complex with a local expert guide. Also experience a Khmer lunch at New Hope, a local training restaurant and G Adventures-supported project. This evening, enjoy a performance at Phare, the Cambodian circus and social enterprise that provides training and gainful employment to Cambodian youth from difficult social and economic backgrounds. We also meet with one of the organizers who gives us an overview of this incredible enterprise.

      It can get very hot and humid walking around Angkor. Please wear lightweight clothes and good walking shoes, and be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.

      Angkor Wat Guided Tour Angkor Wat
      Enjoy a tour of impressive ancient ruins with a local professional guide. Wake early to watch the sun rise over the magnificent Angkor Wat temple. Visit the enigmatic faces of Bayon within the walled city of Angkor Thom, and tour Ta Prohm (aka the “Tomb Raider” temple), which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle.
      Tuk-tuk Siem Reap
      Scoot quickly around the big cities inside a three-wheeled mini-taxi.
      Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
      Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at the New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, an initiative kickstarted by G Adventures. Providing skill-building opportunities to marginalized community members, the project also funds the adjacent free community school and health centre. Visit the restaurant run by locals and see how the New Hope project has supported positive change in the community.
      Free Time Siem Reap
      Take some time to explore this lively town on your own. This evening, opt to enjoy a Cambodian Circus show.
      Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk
      Enjoy a performance at Phare, the Cambodian Circus and meet with one of the organizers who gives an overview of the history of this incredible organization and circus arts in Cambodia. Phare Performing Social Enterprise provides training and gainful employment to at risk Cambodian youth from difficult social and economic backgrounds. The shows are outstanding and based in storytelling, inspired by the real-life experiences of the circus’s creators and performers, dealing with themes such as war, discrimination, relationships, and poverty. Performances combine theatre, dance, original live music, and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories, both traditional and contemporary.
    D17

    Siem Reap

    We continue to explore the ancient capital and temple complex of Angkor with options this afternoon to visit Angkor National Museum and Tonle Sap floating village.

      Angkor Wat Guided Tour Angkor Wat
      Enjoy a tour of impressive ancient ruins with a local professional guide. Wake early to watch the sun rise over the magnificent Angkor Wat temple. Visit the enigmatic faces of Bayon within the walled city of Angkor Thom, and tour Ta Prohm (aka the “Tomb Raider” temple), which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle.
      Tuk-tuk Siem Reap
      Scoot quickly around the big cities inside a three-wheeled mini-taxi.
      Free Time Siem Reap
      In your free time opt to shop, or visit the museum or floating village.

    Optional Activities – Day 17

      Angkor Museum VisitSiem Reap
      Learn about the story of Angkor and the Khmer empire at the interactive Angkor Museum. Explore the museum’s inspiring galleries and interactive technology, which bring Angkor’s past to life.
      Tonle Sap Floating VillageSiem Reap
      Tour the floating villages of Tonlé Sap. See what life is like living on a lake — rice planting, pig farming, even attending churches and school, are all done on top of water.
    D18

    Siem Reap

    Depart at any time.

      Departure Day
      Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
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    Meals

    17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

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    Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Visit Wat Visoun with a Monk, Luang Prabang.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lunch at Hoa Sua, Hanoi.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk, Siem Reap.
  • Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap.
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai.
  • Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang. Arrival transfer. Tour of Bangkok including boat ride on the klong (canals). Visit the temple at Doi Suthep. Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market. Tour of Luang Prabang. Boat tour to Pak Ou cave temples. Kuang Sii waterfall excursion. Hanoi old town cyclo tour. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit. Halong Bay overnight cruise. 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. Two-day guided tour of Angkor Wat. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
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    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

      VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
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    Itinerary Disclaimer

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

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    Visa and Entry Requirements

    Please note that visas for Thailand are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. For the most up to date information please check your Governments Foreign Ministry website or with you travel agent as rules do change.

      THAILAND. Most nationalities do not need a visa for Thailand for stays of 30 days or less but if you do they are available on arrival at Bangkok Airport.
      Please note that certain nationalities (including: Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Oman, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Ukraine) may not be able to obtain visa at a land border. If staying in Thailand for more than 30 days, you will be required to obtain a tourist visa in advance. New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa if their stay is 90 days or less. For other nationalities, please ask your travel agent.
      LAOS . Your CEO will assist with the arrangements for your Laos visa at the start of your trip. Please have 3 passport pictures and approx. $50 USD ready.
      CAMBODIA. The visa cost for Cambodia is paid on arrival into Siem Reap Airport, which is $30-35 USD.
      Cambodia has now also introduced an e-visa that can be applied for in advance. Please contact the Embassy for more details if you would prefer to get your visa in advance (please be sure to check that your nationality is eligible).
      VIETNAM. If you require a visa for Vietnam, they need to be arranged ahead of time (BEFORE your trip) as the processing time varies and they are not available upon arrival.
      As of March 2017, a select 40 nationalities are now eligible to enter Vietnam with an E-Visa. Please contact your Foreign Ministry or Vietnamese consulate to see if your nationality is eligible. Please note that you should ONLY apply for a Vietnam E-Visa if you are entering Vietnam by international airport – either Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) or Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City).
      If you are entering Vietnam by land border, please apply for a regular visa for Vietnam. Many of the land borders we travel through do not accept the Vietnam E-Visa.
      Please note that while MOST countries require a Visa ahead of time for Vietnam, certain countries may be allowed entrance for 15 days with proof of exit. As of July 1st, 2015 this will include citizens of Scandinavian countries, Japan, Russia, the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. However, we STRONGLY recommend checking with your Embassy on the requirements as these change often. Please contact your Foreign Ministry for up to date entry/exit requirements. Your sales agent can assist with departure documentation from Vietnam once we are within 30 days from departure.

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