Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on a Shoestring

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Countries: Cambodia / Thailand / Vietnam
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1250 £ Pound (UK)

Experience the magic of South-East Asia travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok overland.

You will get to travel in a group and discover bustling cities, beaches, snorkelling, stunning scenery and spectacular tourist sights. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Trip starts arrive at any time.

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Option to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter or go shopping in Ben Thanh market. Overnight train to Nha Trang.

Days 3-4 Nha Trang
Relax by the beach or opt to take a snorkelling boat trip, go to mud baths or take a motorbike tour of the area. Overnight train to Da Nang (Hoi An) on Day 4.

Days 5-6 Hoi An
Opt to take a cooking class, visit the My Son ruins, ride bikes to the beach, take a riverboat tour or explore the old town.

Days 7-8 Hue
Optional Citadel and Imperial Tombs tour, Perfume River boat trip and countryside motorbike tour. Overnight train to Hanoi.

Day 9 Halong Bay + Bai Chai Harbour
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and a cave visit.

Day 10-11 Hanoi
Explore Hanoi with an orientation walk through the old quarter. Option to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Hoa Lo Prison or shop in the Old Quarter.

Day 12 Vientiane
A short afternoon flight takes us to the capital city of Laos. Option to visit temples, the National Museum, That Luang or markets.

Days 13-14 Vang Vieng
Optional hiking, biking, caving, swimming.

Days 15-16 Luang Prabang
Opt to take a cooking class, ride bikes, visit temples, the Royal Palace Museum, Kuang Si Waterfall and Wildlife Rescue Centre or go shopping in the night markets.

Day 17 Mekong River
Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving to a village homestay for the night.

Day 18 Chiang Khong
Mekong River travel day and cross the border into Thailand.

Day 19-20 Chiang Mai
Visit Doi Suthep or the Chiang Mai Zoo, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night markets. On Day 20, board an overnight train to Bangkok (flight and extra night in Chiang Mai during monsoon season, depending on conditions).

Day 21 Bangkok
Option to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace visit, go shopping, or relax with a Thai massage.

Day 22 Bangkok
Finish.

 

What's Included

  • Beaches of Nha Trang, Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch, flight between Hanoi to Vientiane, slow boat up the Mekong, temples of Luang Prabang, limestone Karsts of Vang Vieng, orientation walk around Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD425-490 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (16 nts), sleeper train (4 nts), local homestay (1 nt).
  • Local bus, air-con bus, train, walking, tuk tuk, local boat, junk boat, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

 

Trip Specifics

  • Cost: From £1147
  • Trip Code: AVVL
  • Departures: All Year Round
  • Group Size: Max 16, avg 10

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