There’s no time like now to take on an epic adventure. (Seriously, like right now.) Imagine five packed weeks of hitting up the best destinations that four countries in Southeast Asia have on offer. This trip covers a serious amount of ground (and some water, too.) Chill out on the most golden of golden beaches along Vietnam’s sunny coast, cruise through Vietnam’s famed Halong Bay, and trek among the rice paddies in Myanmar (Burma). This is one unique itinerary that every first-time (or repeat) visitor to Southeast Asia should experience.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 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 3 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 4 Nha Trang/Da Nang (1B)
Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.
Day 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 Huế/Hanoi (1B)
Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 9 Hanoi/Ha Long (1L)
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Day 10 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 11 Hanoi
Spend time exploring Hanoi.
Day 12 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 13 Vientiane/Vang Vieng (1B)
Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.
Day 14 Vang Vieng (1B)
Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk.
Day 15 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang (1B)
This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.
Day 16 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 17 Luang Prabang/Pak Beng (1B, 1D)
Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.
Day 18 Pak Beng/Chiang Khong (1B, 1L)
Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.
Day 19 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 20 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 21 Chiang Mai/Kengtung
Cross the border into Myanmar (Burma), then travel inland to the ethnically diverse town of Kengtung.
Day 22 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 23 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 24-25 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 25 Inle Lake/Bagan
Continue exploring Inle Lake with another free day. Later this evening, board an overnight bus to Bagan.
Day 26 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 27 Bagan (1B)
Enjoy a free day to visit nearby villages or further explore the ruins.
Day 28 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 29 Mandalay/Yangon (1B)
Enjoy a free day before boarding an overnight bus to Yangon.
Day 30 Yangon
Enjoy an orientation walk in the country’s largest city, and opt to visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 31 Yangon (1B)
Spend a free day exploring the country’s former capital.
Day 32 Yangon/Bangkok (1B)
Fly back to Thailand. Enjoy a final night with the group in the country’s capital city.
Day 33 Bangkok
Depart at any time.
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