Great Indochina Loop

From £2,355, 30 days, across Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, & Vietnam Trip code: TTSVC

  • Adventure 4 out of 5
  • Relaxation 4 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Hanoi
  • Cruise Halong Bay on a junk boat
  • Feel the pulsating energy of Thailand's capital, Bangkok
  • Relax beneath a waterfall in Luang Prabang
  • Discover a slower pace of life in the Mekong Delta
  • See the incredible temples of Angkor
  • Uncover Cambodia's tragic history in Phnom Penh

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Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Bangkok, get lost in the chaos of Thailand's capital city before succumbing to the slightly more relaxed pace of Chiang Mai.

 

Cruise along the Mekong River to reach peaceful Luang Prabang, a colourful town dotted with monks, pop-up stalls and French-inspired eateries. In Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, travel back to the time of Vietnam’s emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be wowed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Then discover Cambodia's fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh's heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor, before wrapping up the adventure back in Thailand.


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What will I be doing?

  • Bangkok to Luang Prabang (Days 1 to 8)

  • Vang Vieng to Halong Bay (Days 9 to 15)

  • Hue to Phnom Penh (Days 16 to 24)

  • Siem Reap to Bangkok (Days 25 to 30)

Bangkok to Luang Prabang: Days 1 to 8

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Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

  • Location: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Days 1 to 2 Bangkok
Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.
Day 3 - 4 Chiang Mai
Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.
Day 5 Chiang Khong
Sitting on the Mekong, Chiang Khong is a quiet town on the Thai side of the Thai-Lao border with beautiful countryside and a relaxed atmosphere.
Day 6 Mekong River
The Mekong River gently flows through Laos providing food, water and a transport channel for millions, as well as the aesthetic pleasures of life on the river.
Days 7 to 9 Luang Prabang
Nestled in the hills of northern Laos, the tranquil city of Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples, brimming with colourful markets and enriched by French colonial architecture.
 

Vang Vieng to Halong Bay: Days 9 to 15

Next Leg

Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

  • Location: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Days 10 to 11 Vang Vieng
Surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery, Vang Vieng is a small haven with fascinating caves to explore, a myriad of water-based activities and a relaxed atmosphere.
Day 12 Vientiane
As the most relaxed capital in South-East Asia, Vientiane is a lovely mix of riverside calm, outstanding temples, fabulous food and charming locals.
Days 13 Hanoi
Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.
Days 14 to 15 Halong Bay/Overnight train
Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.
 

Hue to Phnom Penh: Days 16 to 24

Next Leg

Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

  • Location: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Days 16 to 17 Hue
As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.
Days 18 to 19 Hoi An
With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.
Days 20 to 22 Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.
Days 23 to 24 Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh celebrates life with optimism and colour, and there are a wealth of riverside eateries, bustling markets and historic sites - both tragic and inspiring - to discover.
 

Siem Reap to Bangkok: Days 25 to 30

Destination info

A great place for adventure travel, Thailand has a population of 65 million, is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty complemented by impressive architecture, including strikingly beautiful temples. The country is also well known for its appetising food and the people renowned for their friendly manner.

  • Location: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia

Days 25 ot 27 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
A vibrant nightlife, mouth-watering food, a time-worn French feel and certain famous temples on its doorstep - Siem Reap is a little town with a big, pulsating heart. Immense, awe-inspiring, extraordinary - the Angkor Wat temples are all this and much more. Built in the 12th century, this former Khmer city is nothing short of spectacular.
Day 28 Battambang
With the Sangker River running alongside, Battambang has wonderfully preserved French Colonial architecture, ornate Khmer temples and a laidback feel, despite being Cambodia's second-largest city.
Days 29 to 30 Bangkok
Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the trip notes
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support
  • Flight between Vientiane and Hanoi
  • Flight between Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City

What's not included?

  • All other flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years old.

 

Accommodation

Guesthouse, Hotel, Overnight boat, Overnight sleeper train

 

Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group

Transportation
Boat, Bus, Jumbo, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Tuk-Tuk, Van

 

What is a Real Gap Experience Tour?

Our Real Gap Experience Tours are guided tours that are run through our (other) favourite travel companies. Typically, most of your travel will be on a bus/coach and you will stop off at a number of different destinations in your chosen country. We won’t be able to offer you a buddy list for these trips as people will book through different companies.

 

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Laos was amazing - didn't know what to expect and was just wowed by the country. The food throughout the trip was great. The Thai, laos and Cambodian guides were great!

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Try as much as you can inc food and activities Expect a huge age range Pack lightly!

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