If you think it’s impossible to cover all of Indochina in 41 days, well, we’d like to prove you wrong. This epic, fast-paced journey covers five countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar), making it the perfect snapshot for first-time visitors. Your days will be packed to the gills with€tivities like visiting Angkor Wat, trekking with hilltribes in Myanmar (Burma), cruising on Halong Bay, and touring temples and markets. And with two overnight homestays, sleeper trains, and three included flights, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the most out of your time in this mind-blowing region.
Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap (1B, 1D)
Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.
Day 3 Siem Reap (1B)
Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.
Day 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh (1B)
Transfer to Cambodia’s capital. Orientation walk around Phnom Penh.
Day 5 Phnom Penh (1B)
Opt to learn about Cambodia’s sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields.
Day 6 Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville (1B)
Swim and relax on the beach after transferring to Sihanoukville.
Day 7 Sihanoukville
Swim and relax by the beach, or take an optional snorkelling boat trip.
Day 8 Sihanoukville/Cần Thơ (1D)
Cross the border to Vietnam. Overnight at a local village homestay.
Day 9 Cần Thơ/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
Continue on through the scenic Mekong Delta region to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO, opt to take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the Ben Thahn market or check out the War Remnants Museum.
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang (1B)
Discover the energy of Vietnam’s biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. Overnight train to Nha Trang.
Day 11 Nha Trang
Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites.
Day 12 Nha Trang/Da Nang (1B)
Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.
Day 13 Da Nang/Hoi An
Get your bearings with an orientation walk before free time in the afternoon. Go on an evening street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.
Day 14 Hoi An (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.
Day 15 Hoi An/Huế (1B)
Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.
Day 16 Huế/Hanoi (1B)
Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 17 Hanoi/Ha Long (1L)
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Day 18 Ha Long/Hanoi (1B)
Get to know Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.
Day 19 Hanoi
Spend time exploring Hanoi.
Day 20 Hanoi/Vientiane (1B)
A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets.
Day 21 Vientiane/Vang Vieng (1B)
Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.
Day 22 Vang Vieng (1B)
Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk.
Day 23 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang (1B)
This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.
Day 24 Luang Prabang (1B)
Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market. Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 25 Luang Prabang/Pak Beng (1B, 1D)
Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.
Day 26 Pak Beng/Chiang Khong (1B, 1L)
Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.
Day 27 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai
Drive to Chiang Mai. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market.
Day 28 Chiang Mai
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match, or grab a bargain at the famous night market.
Day 29 Chiang Mai/Kengtung
Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma), then travel inland to the ethnically diverse town of Kengtung.
Day 30 Kengtung (1B)
Enjoy an included trek through rice paddies along a countryside dotted by various hilltribes. Try Shan khao swÈ, a noodle soup and regional staple—it’s delicious.
Day 31 Kengtung/Inle Lake (1B)
Opt to soak up the lively atmosphere of Kyaing Tong Market with a free morning. This afternoon, travel in style with a quick flight to serene Inle, home to the Intha people, floating villages, and leg rowers.
Days 32-33 Inle Lake
Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt to rent a bike, take a cooking class, or tour the lake by boat, visiting some of its floating villages and gardens.
Day 33 Inle Lake/Bagan
Continue exploring Inle Lake with another free day. Later this evening, board an overnight bus to Bagan.
Day 34 Bagan (1B)
Arrive early in the morning and visit the ancient site of Bagan for a sunrise temple tour. Enjoy free time for the rest of the day.
Day 35 Bagan (1B)
Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.
Day 36 Bagan/Mandalay (1B)
Enjoy an included breakfast at Sanon, a G Adventures-supported restaurant and culinary training school. Afterwards, travel to Mandalay and enjoy free time. Opt to climb Mandalay Hill or visit the Golden Monastery.
Day 37 Mandalay/Yangon (1B)
Enjoy a free day before boarding an overnight bus to Yangon.
Day 38 Yangon
Enjoy an orientation walk in the country’s largest city, and opt to visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 39 Yangon (1B)
Spend a free day exploring the country’s former capital.
Day 40 Yangon/Bangkok (1B)
Fly back to Thailand. Enjoy a final night with the group in the country’s capital city.
Day 41 Bangkok
Depart at any time.
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