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.