Multi-Day Tour

Discover Southeast Asia (18 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Bangkok, Thailand To Siem Reap, Cambodia

Valid for Departures: 24 Feb 2018 - 28 Dec 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bangkok, Thailand
None None
Day 1 Bangkok: Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. There are no activities planned. You are free to relax, explore the city and adjust to the frantic pace and humid heat of Bangkok. Additional Notes: At this meeting your CEO will ask to see your travel insurance, check that you have a visa for Vietnam and complete some other paper work. Please note that you MUST arrive on tour with your Vietnam visa. Please refer to the visa information section of these trip notes for more information on obtaining your Vietnamese visa. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast
Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai: Later today, settle into exquisite surroundings in Chiang Mai and take a relaxing break from the fast pace of Bangkok. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Grand Palace Visit Transport: Plane
Day 3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Chiang Mai: Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Opt to visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market. Additional Notes: Our hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai city, a five-minute walk from the famous night bazaar. Included Activities: Cooking Class Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Chiang Mai: Travel to the countryside near Chiang Mai and enjoy chant dinner, a must-do when you reach northern Thailand. Khantok in the Northern dialect means a wooden tray used for carrying dishes, round in shape, made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. The main dishes on the khantok usually include sticky rice, hang-le curry (Burmese-styled curry), and some chili-pasted crispy pork. After, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living. Included Activities: Traditional Thai Home Dinner
Day 5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast
Day 5 Chiang Mai/Luang Prabang: Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos, and take an orientation walk around this World Heritage-listed town. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane
Day 6
Luang Prabang, Laos
None Breakfast
Day 6 Luang Prabang: Rise at dawn to watch the monks collecting offerings of food from the locals in exchange for blessings, then visit the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xiengthong. Continue on to Wat Visoun, led by a local Monk who will explain the architecture and history of the temple as well as discussing Buddhism and daily life. After, catch a boat to Pak Ou Temple caves and stop in local villages. Included Activities: Royal Palace Museum Visit Wat Xien Thong Visit Visit Wat Visoun with a Monk Pak Ou Caves Visit Transport: Boat Boat
Day 7
Luang Prabang, Laos
None Breakfast
Day 7 Luang Prabang: The morning is free for optional activities, such as visiting textile galleries, relaxing in one of the town's cafes or visiting the Ethnology Museum. In the afternoon, we take an excursion to Kuang Sii waterfall. Included Activities: Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion
Day 8
Luang Prabang, Laos
None Breakfast
Day 8 Luang Prabang/Hanoi: Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before catching a late afternoon flight to Hanoi. Transport: Plane
Day 9
Hanoi, Vietnam
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Hanoi/Ha Long: Board a junk boat, our home for the evening. This traditional wooden sailing boat offers a unique way of navigating the lime karsts of Halong Bay with all the comforts of a motorized, floating hotel. The boat crew will prepare an included seafood lunch and dinner to feast on. All cabins are twin share and have an en-suite bathroom. The boat features an enclosed dining and sitting area and of course plenty of outside deck space to enjoy your beautiful surroundings. Additional Notes: On rare occasion Halong Bay is closed to tourist vessels by the government authorities due to extreme weather conditions. Should this occur, an alternate activity will be provided. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Guided Tour Halong Bay Overnight Junk boat Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Ha Long/Hanoi
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Ha Long/Hanoi: Classic French colonial architecture, beautiful decor and a scenic location makes Hanoi a fantastic place to visit. Included Activities: Lunch at Hoa Sua Hanoi Cyclo Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Hanoi, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 11 Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City: Catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane
Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City: Take a half day trip to the Cu Chi tunnels with a local guide. Allow some free time in the afternoon to sightsee or shop. Try your hand bargaining at the Ben Thanh Market, hire a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) for sightseeing or take a boat ride on the Saigon river. Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 13
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
None Breakfast
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh: Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Take an NGO-supported cyclo city tour along the waterfront and key city sights, with option to visit the famous Foreign Correspondents club for sunset drinks. Included Activities: Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane
Day 14
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
None Breakfast
Day 14 Phnom Penh: Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Choeng Ek Memorial, the site of the infamous Killing Fields that were the execution grounds for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge during their reign from 1975-1979. We also visit Tuol Sleng prison, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished. This is a haunting look into history which serves to remind everyone that genocide must not be ignored, or those lost, forgotten. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour
Day 15
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
None Breakfast
Day 15 Phnom Penh/Siem Reap: Drive to Siem Reap, Cambodia and take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market. Additional Notes: Please prepare yourself for a long drive day over roads that are not well maintained and often have heavy traffic. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring medication if you suffer from motion sickness and bring your tablet or book to pass the time. We will make rest stops along the way. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Night Market Visit Transport: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a first-class public bus. Enjoy air-conditioning, free wifi, and complimentary snacks. Arrive rested and recharged thanks to extra legroom and electrical outlets. First-class bus
Day 16
Siem Reap, Cambodia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16 Siem Reap: Spend two days exploring the ruins of the Angkor Wat temple complex with a local expert guide. Also experience a Khmer lunch at New Hope, a local training restaurant and G Adventures-supported project. This evening, enjoy a performance at Phare, the Cambodian circus and social enterprise that provides training and gainful employment to Cambodian youth from difficult social and economic backgrounds. We also meet with one of the organizers who gives an overview of this incredible organization. Additional Notes: It can get very hot and humid walking around Angkor. Please wear lightweight clothes and good walking shoes, and be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk Transport: Tuk-tuk
Day 17
Siem Reap, Cambodia
None Breakfast
Day 17 Siem Reap: We continue to explore the ancient capital and temple complex of Angkor, with option this afternoon to visit Angkor National Museum and Tonle Sap floating village. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour Transport: Tuk-tuk
Day 18
Siem Reap, Cambodia
None Breakfast
Day 18 Siem Reap: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Encounter the colorful cultures of Indochina on an 18-day journey to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Cruise Ha Long Bay, explore incredible Angkor Wat, interact with local families, and taste some of the world’s best street food at the night markets of Chiang Mai. Soak up the richness of this corner of the globe so steeped in tradition.

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