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Wonders of Southeast Asia

27 days from £3,815 £3,273

Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

Satisfy your wanderlust and embark on this unforgettable 27-day odyssey through the exotic heart of Southeast Asia. Travel through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, experiencing the diverse cultures and ancient traditions of each destination. From meeting elephants in Northern Thailand and taking the slow boat down the Mekong, to watching the sun come up over Angkor Wat and cruising the jade-green waters of Halong Bay, this is the real Asia. 


Highlights include

Elephant sanctuary
Ha Long Bay cruise
Erawan Waterfalls
Mekong slow boat
Hoi An bike tour
Killing Fields & S21
Angkor Wat sunrise
Local homestay experience
Cu Chi Tunnels
Hue Imperial Palace
Buddhist alms giving
Internal flights

Itinerary

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Accommodation & Meals

All your accommodation is included on this trip. You’ll stay in a selection of centrally located hotels and inns, and have a couple of very special stays, including a night in a jungle raft hotel, two nights in authentic Vietnamese homestays, and a night on a traditional junk boat on Ha Long Bay.

Most nights are on a same sex, twin share basis, apart from the homestays, overnight train and junk boat which will be multi-share.

  • Bangkok (1 night): Modern 4-star hotel with a lovely rooftop pool, just ten minutes walk from lively Khao San Road.
  • River Kwai (1 night): Jungle raft hotel on the waters of the River Kwai. With jungle views and the river right outside your room, it’s an unforgettable place to stay.
  • Overnight train (1 night): Sleeper train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai with fold out bunks and bedding.
  • Chiang Mai (2 nights): Modern Asian style hotel just ten minutes from the night bazaar with an outdoor pool, massage parlour and two restaurants.
  • Chiang Rai (1 night): Contemporary hotel with an outdoor swimming pool in the heart of the city
  • Pak Beng (1 night): Stay with a local family in the rural village of Pak Beng on the banks of the Mekong River – it’s a total cultural immersion.
  • Luang Prabang (2 nights): Centrally located hotel with hot tub, ten minutes from the riverside and five minutes from the night market.
  • Vang Vieng (1 night): Friendly hotel on the river with amazing views of the mountains, established gardens, a river terrace, and a restaurant that uses local farmers’ produce.
  • Vientiane (1 night): Modern hotel with rooftop pool and close to the city’s main attractions.
  • Phnom Penh (2 nights): New hotel in the Bassac Quarter close to the liveliest bars and restaurants, with a pool and sky bar.
  • Siem Reap (2 nights): Contemporary Khmer style hotel within walking distance of the town centre, with lush gardens and an outdoor saltwater pool.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (4 nights): Contemporary hotel decorated with Vietnamese artwork and featuring a spa and fitness centre, just steps from the backpacker area.
  • Mekong River (1 night): Authentic homestay on the Mekong River with a local family, including dinner and a home cooked meal.
  • Hoi An (2 nights): Lantern layout hotel with an outdoor swimming pool and a blend of contemporary architecture and classic Western features.
  • Hanoi (2 nights): Friendly hotel in a great location just steps from the Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.
  • Ninh Binh (1 night): Charming hotel with an outdoor pool and super friendly staff.
  • Ha Long Bay (1 night): An unforgettable night on board a traditional junk boat on the waters of Ha Long Bay. Dine on deck under the stars and be rocked to sleep by the waves.

Lots of our guests book independently, so if you’re travelling solo, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.

The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.

Meals

This trip includes 25 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time. Let us know in advance if you’ve got any dietary requirements.


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Elisha was quick to deal with our query and responded adequately. Booking was swift and easy.

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Great service. Never disappointed and they are always there to help with any questions!

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Very easy to navigate.

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Amazing! The staff are incredible and so helpful. Couldn’t recommend enough. Becca has been fantastic in helping me plan my trip too! X

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TESS WAS GREAT, SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ME WITH MY TRIP. CANT THANK HER ENOUGH FOR HER HELP.

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Incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, not just with the actual assistance the company provides but through the communication and transparency they've shown thus far.

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Becca was really good with all the questions I had about the trip and answered them fully without pushing me into booking anything. I decided on the Thai Experience and looking forward to it!...

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Booked this as a surprise for my grandson. Very accomodating and helpful staff

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The advisor, Jane, was very helpful and tolerated our many requests!

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Great communication but not pushy, lots of options to choose from and really helpful team to help decide!

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So many amazing trips & deals available! All the information is clearly available and all the reps are friendly & helpful with fast responses- I can't wait for my trip!

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Emma was a fantastic travel advisor, helping me every step of the way. This is a great company to book with and I highly recommend if you’re looking to travel!

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I recently went on the 25 day Thai Experience, which had the most amazing itinerary. JJ was the BEST tour guide and made the trip so memorable. He was there 24/7 for all of us and made travelling...

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Emma W
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Really helpful with questions and extremely easy to book with, I’m looking forward to the trips


Dates & Prices


Flights

To get a flight quote use the buttons below or call our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037.

Cheapest flights between London and Bangkok for the next 6 months.

*Prices updated every 72 hours

Cheapest: £307 April, 2024
Most expensive: £809 July, 2024

Extra information

Arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) on day 1 of your tour or earlier and make your way to our starting accommodation in the heart of the city. Taxi is the easiest way to make the transfer and takes around 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic.

Your amazing trip ends in Hanoi after breakfast on day 27. If you’re heading home, it’s easy to arrange the 45-minute taxi transfer to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), and your tour guide can help with this. 

The average group size is 24. 

The trip is designed for travellers aged 18-35.

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