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ATING - Discover Southeast Asia

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.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Visit Wat Visoun with a Monk, Luang Prabang National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lunch at Hoa Sua, Hanoi National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk, Siem Reap G Adventures for Good: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap Hands-On: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
Arrival transfer
Tour of Bangkok including boat ride on the klong (canals)
Visit the temple at Doi Suthep
Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market
Tour of Luang Prabang
Boat tour to Pak Ou cave temples
Kuang Sii waterfall excursion
Hanoi old town cyclo tour
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit
Halong Bay overnight cruise
Ho Chi Minh City cyclo tour
Cu Chi tunnels tour
Phnom Penh cyclo tour
Tuol Sleng Prison Museum tour and Choeung Ek memorial (the "killing fields") tour
Siem Reap orientation walk and night market
Two-day guided tour of Angkor Wat
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
18
Price From
AUD $4,299
Start Location
Bangkok, Thailand
End Location
Siem Reap, Thailand
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Jun 201826 Jun 20186AUD $4,299
23 Jun 201810 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,299 
07 Jul 201824 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,299 
28 Jul 201814 Aug 201811AUD $4,299
18 Aug 201804 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,299 
01 Sep 201818 Sep 201811AUD $4,519
06 Oct 201823 Oct 201811AUD $4,519
27 Oct 201813 Nov 201811AUD $4,519
10 Nov 201827 Nov 20181AUD $4,519
24 Nov 201811 Dec 201810AUD $4,519
08 Dec 201825 Dec 201816AUD $4,749
15 Dec 201801 Jan 201911AUD $4,749
29 Dec 201815 Jan 201914AUD $4,749
12 Jan 201929 Jan 201914AUD $4,749
19 Jan 201905 Feb 201916AUD $4,749
02 Feb 201919 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,299 
16 Feb 201905 Mar 201910AUD $4,749
23 Feb 201912 Mar 201916AUD $4,749
09 Mar 201926 Mar 201914AUD $4,519
23 Mar 201909 Apr 201916AUD $4,519
13 Apr 201930 Apr 201916AUD $4,519
20 Apr 201907 May 201916AUD $4,519
18 May 201904 Jun 201916AUD $4,519
08 Jun 201925 Jun 201916AUD $4,299
22 Jun 201909 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,299 
06 Jul 201923 Jul 201916AUD $4,299
27 Jul 201913 Aug 201916AUD $4,299
17 Aug 201903 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,299 
31 Aug 201917 Sep 201916AUD $4,299
05 Oct 201922 Oct 201916AUD $4,519
26 Oct 201912 Nov 201916AUD $4,519
09 Nov 201926 Nov 201916AUD $4,519
23 Nov 201910 Dec 201916AUD $4,519
07 Dec 201924 Dec 201916AUD $4,749
14 Dec 201931 Dec 201916AUD $4,749
28 Dec 201914 Jan 202016AUD $4,749
Itinerary
Day 1 - Bangkok
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Bangkok/Chiang Mai
Explore Bangkok and take a boat along the klong canals. Visit the Grand Palace and sacred Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew temple. Later, catch a flight to Chiang Mai.
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.
Day 4 - Chiang Mai
Today, explore Chiang Mai with some free time. This evening, visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down around an authentic khantoke for dinner in a local family's home.
Day 5 - Chiang Mai/Luang Prabang
Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos, and take an orientation walk around this World Heritage-listed town.
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.
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.
Day 8 - Luang Prabang/Hanoi
Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before catching a late afternoon flight to Hanoi.
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.
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.
Day 14 - Phnom Penh
Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Chng Ek Memorial, the site of the infamous Killing Fields. We also visit Tuol Sleng prison, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.
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.
Day 9 - Hanoi/Ha Long
Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, then continue to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters. Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to cruise around the Bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.
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.
Day 10 - Ha Long/Hanoi
Return to land and head back to Hanoi. Enjoy lunch at Hoa Sua, an NGO and training school for disadvantaged youth. After lunch, set out on a guided cyclo ride and orientation tour of the Old Quarter.
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.
Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City
Take a guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.
Day 18 - Siem Reap
Depart at any time.