28 days from £2,634
Asia. Even the name sounds exotic. A heady mix of charmingly chaotic cities, spectacular landscapes, dazzling beaches and spirituality, there’s so much to discover on this beautiful continent, that it’s almost rude to visit just one country! This amazing tour ticks off Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam over 28 days, and with stylish accommodation and some incredible included activities, from street food crawls to temple tours, it’s the trip of a lifetime.
What you get
Days 1-2: Bangkok
Touchdown in Bangkok and make your way through streets filled with scooters, hawkers and the occasional elephant! Take a lip-smacking street eats tour, and visit 'must-see' sights, including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
Days 3 - 4: Chiang Mai
Wander the leafy streets of the chilled-out city. Explore majestic temples, drink coffee in the artsy cafes on Nimmanhaemin Road and chat to the saffron-robed monks about life, the universe and everything.
Days 5 - 6: Mekong River
Cruise into Laos on the mighty Mekong with stops at a local market, a whiskey village (where you can taste the snake-laced merchandise!) and the photogenic Pak Ou Caves, filled with over 400 Buddha icons.
Days 7 - 8: Luang Prabang
Explore the dreamy colonial streets, visit the Royal Palace, stop at the Artisans' Café and rent a bike. Rise early on day 8 for the sunrise ritual of almsgiving to the monks.
Days 9 - 10: Vang Vieng
Explore the misty mountains and emerald paddy fields of this gorgeous riverside town. Vang Vieng is paradise for adventure lovers, with rock climbing, caving, kayaking and tubing.
Day 6: Pak Beng
Cross the 'Friendship Bridge' into Laos, then board the river boat. Cruise down the Mekong taking in the spectacular views. Stop at a riverside village and experience local life, with stilt houses, children playing outside and chickens clucking around.
Day 11: Vientiane
Take a tour of the city's highlights - with French bakeries and colonial villas, grand temples and wandering monks, the capital has real East meets West charm. Later enjoy a meal on the river.
Days 12 - 13: Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
Tick off a major bucket list moment with sunrise over Angkor Wat, followed by a guided tour of Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. Enjoy the hip bars and boutiques of Siem Reap in the evening.
Days 14 - 15: Phnom Penh
Explore the pungent streets of the capital. Stop at Tuol Sleng, a museum that documents the Cambodian genocide, enjoy a traditional Khmer barbecue and take an optional visit to the tragic Killing Fields.
Days 16 - 17: Ho Chi Minh City
Eat with the locals on a scrumptious street food tour, take a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels and tour the city highlights, stopping for a bia hoi or two - watch out for the scooters!
Day 18: Vinh Long
Drift down the Mekong to bustling Cai Be floating market where the water is packed with wooden boats, piled with colourful fruit, vegetables and flowers. Stay in a guesthouse in Vinh Long.
Days 19 - 21: Nha Trang
Enjoy the golden beaches, clear waters and cracking nightlife of this vibrant seaside town. Spend your days topping up the tan, and your nights sipping cocktails on the sands.
Days 22 - 23: Hoi An
Wander the yellow streets, lit up by hundreds of colourful Chinese lanterns at night, visit the Japanese Bridge, sip Vietnamese coffee, and get some clothes made at one of the town's famed tailors - dreamy.
Day 24: Hue
Head to Hue via Hai Van Pass, one of the most epic mountain roads in the world. Take a guided tour of the ancient city, including the majestic Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Royal Tomb.
Days 25 - 27: Hanoi and Ha Long Bay
After a night in cosmopolitan Hanoi, take an incredible 2-day traditional boat trip on the shimmering waters of Ha Long Bay. Swim, party and laze about on deck before dinner under the stars!
Day 28: Hanoi and Trip End
It's time to slurp your last bowl of noodles, pack your bags and head home. Happy travels!
Accommodation & Meals
This trip includes 27 nights’ accommodation in a carefully selected mix of comfortable, upgraded accommodation. You’ll have 1 night in a cosy guesthouse, 2 on overnight trains and 1 on a traditional wooden junk boat! The rest of the accommodation is in a selection of stylish hotels, all of which are minimum 3*. All rooms on this trip are twin or double share with en-suite facilities (apart from the night spent on the boat, which is triple-share and does not have en-suite and the overnight trains which are bunk style cabins) and feature A/C. If you would prefer a private room throughout the trip, please contact us for prices.
We’ll provide you with 26 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners on this tour. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever you like for the rest of the time. It’s a great opportunity to sample the incredible cuisine of Asia.
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Arrive into Bangkok, Thailand and make your own way to your starting accommodation in the centre of Bangkok in time for a 2pm meeting on day 1. The tour ends in Hanoi, Vietnam on the morning of day 28. You can depart at any time.