Vietnam, Laos & Thailand on a Shoestring

Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok,

22 Days from €1,250 pp

Overview

See the highlights of Indochina on this epic 22-day adventure. Explore the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok, marvel at the majestic granite peak of Doi Suthep, explore a traditional Hmong village, and savour noodles in Chiang Mai. Shop for souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City and join the locals sipping coffee at a lakeside café in Hanoi. Your CEOs will take care of the transport, hotels, and many of the included activities, which makes this adventure the perfect balance between have-to-see highlights and free time to venture out on your own.

22 days Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

From 1,250 per person

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18-39

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang

Free day to explore. Overnight train to Nha Trang.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Meals included: Breakfast

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

Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.

Meals included:

Breakfast

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

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

G Adventures for Good Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An/Huế

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8: Huế/Hanoi

Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9: Hanoi/Ha Long

Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 10: Ha Long/Hanoi

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11: Hanoi

Spend time exploring Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi/Vientiane

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13: Vientiane/Vang Vieng

Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14: Vang Vieng

Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15: Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang

This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 16: Luang Prabang

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 17: Luang Prabang/Pak Beng

Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Local Living Mekong River Homestay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 18: Pak Beng/Chiang Khong

Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

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/Bangkok

Free time in Chiang Mai. Overnight train to Bangkok.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 21: Bangkok

Opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage.

Day 22: Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
  • Local Living: Mekong River Homestay, Muang Pakbèng
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch
  • Slow boat on the Mekong
  • Orientation walk of Luang Prabang
  • Witness the giving of alms (Luang Prabang)
  • Orientation walks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Hanoi
  • Two street food crawls in different cities
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (16 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), local homestay (1 nt).

Meals

15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Allow USD235-305 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, air-con bus, train, walking, tuk tuk, local boat, junk boat, plane.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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