Erlebnis Vietnam, Laos & Thailand

Buchten, Begegnungen und Tempel zwischen Ho Chi Minh City und Bangkok

  • Vietnam, Laos & Thailand mit kleinem Budget entdecken
  • Tempelpracht, Kalksteinfelsen & Strandparadiese
  • Entdecke die pulsierenden Metropolen Ho Chi Minh City & Bangkok
  • Schnorchle durch farbenprächtige Riffe
  • Entdecke das verschlafene Laos
  • Gemächliche Bootstour auf dem mächtigen Mekong
  • Mit der Dschunke durch die märchenhafte Halong Bucht
  • Buddhistische Tempel von Luang Prabang
  • Entspannung an den goldenen Stränden von Nha Trang
  • Gehe im malerischen Hoi An shoppen
  • Kulturelle Schätze von Hue erkunden
  • Altstadt von Hanoi
  • Freizeitaktivitäten in der Karstlandschaft von Vang Vieng
  • Malerisches Chiang Mai - die "Rose des Nordens"
  • Gaumenerlebnis der einheimische Küche an Straßenständen
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

22 Tage Thailand · Laos · Vietnam

18 bis 39 Tempel Metropolen ab 1.249 € %-Aktion Anfragen oder buchen

Auf dieser Rundreise für junge Leute durch Südostasien erlebt ihr die Landschaften, Kultur und Geschichte dreier faszinierender Länder. Vom pulsierenden Ho Chi Minh City geht es zu den traumhaften weißen Sandstränden von Nha Trang. Ihr könnt im charmanten Hoi An auf Shoppingtour gehen und die kulturellen Schätze von Hue erkunden, ehe euch eine Bootsfahrt in der märchenhaften Kulisse der Halong Bucht erwartet. In Laos genießen wir eine gemütliche Bootsfahrt auf dem mächtigen Mekong River, machen einen Abstecher in die idyllische Hauptstadt Vientiane und können die fantastische Karstlandschaft von Vang Vieng erkunden. Das verträumte Luang Prabang verzaubert mit seinen buddhistischen Tempeln und den safranfarbenen Roben der Mönche, ehe es in das malerische Chiang Mai im Norden Thailands geht und eure Reise in der Weltmetropole Bangkok endet. Entdecke goldene Tempel oder jage verlorene Schätze auf lokalen Märkten - du hast die Wahl.

1. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City
2. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang
3. Tag: Nha Trang
4. Tag: Nha Trang - Danang
5. Tag: Danang - Hoi An
6. Tag: Hoi An
7. Tag: Hoi An - Hue
8. Tag: Hue - Phong Nha
9. Tag: Phong Nha - Hanoi
10. Tag: Hanoi - Halong
11. Tag: Halong - Hanoi
12. Tag: Hanoi - Vientiane
13. Tag: Vientiane - Vang Vieng
14. Tag: Vang Vieng
15. Tag: Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
16. Tag: Luang Prabang
17. Tag: Luang Prabang - Muang Pakbèng
18. Tag: Muang Pakbèng - Chiang Khong
19. Tag: Chiang Khong - Chiang Mai
20. Tag: Chiang Mai - Bangkok
21. Tag: Bangkok
22. Tag: Bangkok

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südostasien Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Alle Transporte zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten
  • Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Inlandsflug (Hanoi - Vientiane)
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Bootsfahrt Halong Bucht mit Mittagessen
  • Gabe von Almosen an die Mönche in Luang Prabang
  • Orientierungsspaziergang durch die Altstadt von Hanoi, Hoi An, Luang Prabang und Ho Chi Minh City
  • Kochvorführung und Mittagessen bei dem von Planeterra unterstützten Projekt "Oodles of Noodles" in Hoi An
  • Zwei Street Food Crawls
  • 2-tägige Bootstour auf dem Mekong Fluss

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

6x Hostel
4x Nachtzug
2x Standard-Hotel
7x Mittelklasse-Hotel
1x Gastfamilie
1x Gästehaus
Die Unterbringung erfolgt Zweibett- und in Mehrbettzimmern. Die Zimmer sind mit privaten Badezimmern ausgestattet oder es stehen Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer zur Verfügung. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit einem/einer weiteren gleichgeschlechtlichen Reiseteilnehmer/in.

Verpflegung

17x Frühstück, 2x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen
Plane zusätzlich 240-315 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter während des gesamten Trips, lokale Guides

Transportarten

Bahn, Tuk-Tuk, Flugzeug, öffentlicher Bus, Zu Fuß, Boot

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Hanoi Food-Kulturtour (Aufpreis: 22 €)
  • Northern Thai Cooking Class (Kochkurs in Chiang Mai / halbtägig) (Aufpreis: 29 €)
  • Motorradtour in Hue (Aufpreis: 23 €)
  • Vang Vieng Adrenalinpaket (Aufpreis: 26 €)
  • Tuk Tuk Abenteuer (ganztägig) (Aufpreis: 131 €)
Folgende Ausflüge kannst du gegen Aufpreis direkt zusammen mit der Tour buchen:

Hanoi Food-Kulturtour
Verwöhne deinen Gaumen auf einer geführten Street-Food-Tour durch das pulsierende Hanoi. Folge deinem Guide durch die Seitenstraßen und Märkte der Altstadt und verkoste dabei lokale Spezialitäten. Lerne Bewohner der Stadt und Street-Food-Künstler gleichermaßen kennen, wenn du beliebte Gerichte wie „Nem Ran“ und „Banh Goi“ probierst und dir in einer Straßenbar ein Bierchen gönnst, wie es die Leute in Hanoi auch tun. Beende die Tour im Restaurant Hanoi Food Culture, ein Projekt des G Values Fund, und genieße den leckeren vietnamesischen Kaffee.

Northern Thai Cooking Class (Kochkurs in Chiang Mai / halbtägig)
Demonstriere deine Kochkünste bei einem familiären Thai-Kochkurs. Zunächst gehst du mit dem Kochlehrer die frischen Zutaten auf dem Markt einkaufen und lernst dabei die lokalen Spezialitäten kennen. Danach geht es zurück in die familiäre Küche, wo du dich an den leckeren Spezialitäten der nordthailändischen Küche versuchen kannst, wie Sauer-Scharf-Suppe, Grünes Thai-Curry und Klebreise.

Motorradtour in Hue
Schnapp dir einen Helm und schwinge dich auf ein Motorrad, das von deinem Guide gefahren wird und er dir das authentische Leben und die bunten Märkte zeigen wird. Vergiss deine Kamera nicht!

Vang Vieng Adrenalinpaket
Fahre mit dem Kajak durch die grüne Landschaft und durch einige kleinere Stromschnellen. Entdecke eine Höhle und bade in der Blauen Lagune, bevor es wieder zurück nach Vang Vieng geht.

Tuk Tuk Abenteuer (ganztägig)
Lass dich in die Kunst des Tuk Tuks fahrens einweisen (Führerschein notwendig) und begebe dich auf ein Abenteuer. Begegne Einheimischen, probiere lokales Essen und genieße die ländliche Landschaft um Chiang Mai. Trinkwasser, Abholung und Rücktransfer zum Hotel sind inkludiert.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time. There's free time to enjoy this sprawling metropolis before meeting with your group and CEO this evening. Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the rapid pace and humid heat of Ho Chi Minh City.
Get excited for your first night out with the group this evening. You'll get to greet the nightlife in Phan Ngu Lao Street, the city's version of Khao San Road. It's a hub for backpackers but, tonight, it's also your first chance to get to know a few new faces. Most nationalities require a visa to enter Vietnam. Please check with your travel agent or local Vietnamese Embassy regarding requirements.

Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

Unterkunft: Phan Anh Backpackers Hostel (oder ähnlich)

2. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang

Feel the pulse of Vietnam’s biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk, with free time after to double back to your favourite spots. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended. Tonight, catch up on sleep on an overnight train to Nha Trang.

During January/February, Tết (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) sees millions of Vietnamese commute to be with their families and celebrate. While this is a fascinating time to travel through Vietnam, availability of transport may mean that we will replace the overnight train with an overnight bus.

Optional Activities:
Ben Thanh Market
Wander this bustling market for more insight into Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up souvenirs, sample local cuisine, and experience local living. Learn a little history along the way; Ben Thanh started as a cluster of street vendors selling wares by the Saigon River, and was formalized into a true market in 1859.

Cholon Visit
Take in the busy rhythm of daily life in Cholon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City. Tour the area full of teahouses, pagodas, and people, and learn a little more about the unique culture within the city.

Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour
20-25USD per person. Take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of tunnels that the Viet Cong lived in to protect themselves from opposing forces during the Vietnam War. Try crawling through some of the tunnels (if you’re not claustrophobic). These tunnels stored ammunition, had underground hospitals, and served as a hidden base for attacking allied forces.

Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour
10USD per person. Take a city tour on a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) – a great way to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Ho Chi Minh City. Watch your belongings though – they’re easy for people to grab, if you're not careful.

War Remnants Museum Visit
2USD per person. Visit the War Remnants Museum, a gut-wrenching but worthwhile experience that includes three storeys of exhibits and military hardware. Learn about the devastation that occurred in Saigon during the Vietnam War, a period that greatly contrasts the joy and liveliness of the Vietnamese people today.

Reunification Palace Entry
2USD per person. Wander the historic halls of the Reunification Palace (Independence Palace), a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. This former home of the South Vietnamese president during the Vietnam War became the location of the end of the war when a North Vietnamese tank pushed through the palace gates on April 30, 1975.

Dam Sen Water Park Visit
4USD per person. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City at this nearby water park. A lush setting and refreshing water make Dam Sen the perfect place for the whole family to cool off and have some fun—splash around or take a ride down one of the slides.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 10.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

3. Tag: Nha Trang

You’ve arrived! Take this morning to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach, or visit nearby historical sites before an evening street food crawl. Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum! Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party.

Optional Activities:
Boat Tour
25USD per person. Board a boat in the morning at Nha Trang's harbour for hours of fun. Begin with a visit to an island fishing village to take in daily life by foot, then take a ride in a basket boat. Afterwards, go for a swim or snorkel. Relax on the beach before heading back to Nha Trang.

Snorkelling
Book a snorkelling day trip near one of the local tropical islands. Grab a snorkel and explore Nha Trang Bay's underwater world.

Mud Bath Visit
20USD per person. Take a relaxing dip in the therapeutic mud baths of Nha Trang. Thought to possess healing properties, the mud baths are the perfect place to unwind.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Street Food Crawl

Unterkunft: Bondi Backpackers Nhatrang (oder ähnlich)

4. Tag: Nha Trang - Danang

It’s not over yet. There’s more free time to explore Nha Trang today. Then, hop on an overnight train to continue to Hoi An. The overnight train is to Da Nang, with the transfer to Hoi An following directly after.

During January/February, Tết (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) sees millions of Vietnamese commute to be with their families and celebrate. While this is a fascinating time to travel through Vietnam, availability of transport may mean that we will replace the overnight train with an overnight bus.

Optional Activities:
Snorkelling
Book a snorkelling day trip near one of the local tropical islands. Grab a snorkel and explore Nha Trang Bay's underwater world.

Boat Tour
25USD per person. Board a boat in the morning at Nha Trang's harbour for hours of fun. Begin with a visit to an island fishing village to take in daily life by foot, then take a ride in a basket boat. Afterwards, go for a swim or snorkel. Relax on the beach before heading back to Nha Trang.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

5. Tag: Danang - Hoi An

Hoi An’s excited to meet you. See why on an orientation walk of the city before more free time in the afternoon. Join your CEO on a stroll through the winding streets of Hoi An's Old Town and spot Chinese assembly halls, historic homes, and well-preserved pagodas along the way. (Entrance fee to Hoi An's Old Town is not included) Dig even deeper and choose between a cooking class, cycling to the beach, visiting a tailor, or exploring the old town.
From Danang, it is only a short drive to the picturesque port town of Hoi An. Once known as Faifo, it was an important trading town with strong south Chinese influence and connections.

Optional Activities:
Cua Dai Beach
Play in the surf at Cua Dai beach about 4km (2.5 mi) away from the Old Town. Make your own picnic of local food and rest under one of the palm trees lining the shore.

Tailor Shops
Go home with some new (handmade!) clothes from one of Hoi An’s famous tailor shops. Walk the streets lined with hundreds of local shops that turn out gorgeous suits, dresses, winter coats, shoes, purses – almost anything – in a day's time to create next season's wardrobe.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Hoi An Orientation Walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 1 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 30 km

Unterkunft: Hoi An Paradise Hostel (oder ähnlich)

6. Tag: Hoi An

Noodles might be fun to eat, but they’re even more fun to make. Find out how during a visit to supported Oodles of Noodles. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.

Optional Activities:
Cua Dai Beach
Play in the surf at Cua Dai beach about 4km (2.5 mi) away from the Old Town. Make your own picnic of local food and rest under one of the palm trees lining the shore.

Tailor Shops
Go home with some new (handmade!) clothes from one of Hoi An’s famous tailor shops. Walk the streets lined with hundreds of local shops that turn out gorgeous suits, dresses, winter coats, shoes, purses – almost anything – in a day's time to create next season's wardrobe.

Hoi An Bike and Boat Tour
Enjoy a peaceful exploration of the villages around Hoi An, cycling through rice paddies and along narrow country lanes. Take advantage of this tour – it includes a boat trip through the water palm forest and a visit to the farming village of Tra Que.

Hoi An Cooking Class
30USD per person. Take a cooking class to learn more about Vietnamese food and its distinct flavours. Tour the local market to buy fresh ingredients before preparing some popular regional dishes. Enjoy your creations when you're done!

Hoi An Walking Tour
Stroll through the narrow winding streets of Hoi An’s Old Town to see the Chinese assembly halls, ancestral homes, the Japanese covered bridge, and well-preserved pagodas. Opt to stop for lunch to sample delicious local delicacies and fusion food at one of the restaurants for which Hoi An is becoming famous.

My Son Excursion
30USD per person. Travel approximately one hour from Hoi An to arrive at My Son. Tour these Hindu temples built between the fourth and 14th centuries; the site is widely accepted as one of the most important Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia. Learn about the architectural style and history of a site that’s often compared to Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Bagan in Burma.

Thu Bon River Boat Trip
12USD per person. The Thu Bon River plays an important part in Hoi An's history and culture. Take a trip down the Thu Bon by river boat for an alternative tour of the city.

Unterkunft: Hoi An Paradise Hostel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

7. Tag: Hoi An - Hue

Head north to the city of Huế. There’s lots to do here, with options to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, or boarding a cruise along the Perfume River. Opt to pre-book the "Hue Motorbike Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Optional Activities:
Imperial Citadel Tour
7USD per person. Tour this one-time capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site. See the walled fortress and former palace, which has many palaces, gateways, courtyards, and gardens to explore. The Forbidden Purple City (modelled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.

Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
Visit Tien Mu, one of the tallest and, perhaps, most elegant pagodas in Vietnam, at seven storeys high. Take a step back in time touring this historic temple - built more than 400 years ago along the north shore of the Perfume River, it has been the site of many political protests.

Hue City Tour
Take a tour of this imperial city to see the Thiên Mụ Buddhist pagoda, the tallest religious building in the country, the Japanese bridge, and the tombs of the emperors. Visit the Dong Ba Markets for local specialties such as banh khoai (savoury pancakes) and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp).

Perfume River Cruise
10USD per person. Enjoy this scenic evening cruise down the Perfume River. Shoot some memorable photographs and, perhaps, enjoy a nice cool breeze off the water.

Royal Tombs Entry
5USD per person. Visit the Royal Tombs along the Perfume River in Hue. Embracing the concept of Feng Shui, these tombs are extremely ornate and provide fantastic insight into the lives of the former rulers.

Cycling
10USD per person. Take to two wheels to see a true highlight of Hue – the countryside. See rural Vietnam, its villages, and cottage industries too.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.
Fahrstrecke: ca. 140 km

Unterkunft: DMZ Hostel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

8. Tag: Hue - Phong Nha

Your second day in Huế comes with more free time to enjoy the city. In the afternoon, we drive to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park.

Optional Activities:
Hue City Tour
Take a tour of this imperial city to see the Thiên Mụ Buddhist pagoda, the tallest religious building in the country, the Japanese bridge, and the tombs of the emperors. Visit the Dong Ba Markets for local specialties such as banh khoai (savoury pancakes) and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp).

Perfume River Cruise
10USD per person. Enjoy this scenic evening cruise down the Perfume River. Shoot some memorable photographs and, perhaps, enjoy a nice cool breeze off the water.

Imperial Citadel Tour
7USD per person. Tour this one-time capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site. See the walled fortress and former palace, which has many palaces, gateways, courtyards, and gardens to explore. The Forbidden Purple City (modelled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.

Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
Visit Tien Mu, one of the tallest and, perhaps, most elegant pagodas in Vietnam, at seven storeys high. Take a step back in time touring this historic temple - built more than 400 years ago along the north shore of the Perfume River, it has been the site of many political protests.

Cycling
10USD per person. Take to two wheels to see a true highlight of Hue – the countryside. See rural Vietnam, its villages, and cottage industries too.

Unterkunft: Saigon Phong Nha Hotel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

9. Tag: Phong Nha - Hanoi

It’s time to head underground with free time to explore the caves of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, where the oldest karst mountains in Asia are found. Then it’s an overnight train to Hanoi.

Optional Activities:
Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng Caves
Explore the far-reaching cave systems of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng and its karst formations known to be over 400 million years old. Make your way to Sơn Đoòng Cave, one of the world's largest and most photographed. With hundreds of caverns and underground rivers, jump at the chance to experience this unique subterranean world.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

10. Tag: Hanoi - Halong

After arriving in Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam, take a private bus to the iconic Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave exploring. Come aboard a sailing junk to cruise past thousands of limestone islands and karsts that rise from the waters of Halong Bay. See the intricate caves and beauty of the islands up close. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a visit to one of the island’s caves before transferring to the mainland for our overnight stay. 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.Be sure to charge your camera so you can grab a shot truly worth sharing!

Optional Activities:
Kayaking
10USD per person. Transfer from boat to kayak in this guided water tour, giving you the chance to get even closer to the stunning natural surroundings.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Ha Long Bay Junk Boat Trip

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Standard-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

11. Tag: Halong - Hanoi

Feel like you've gone back in time with an orientation walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Take an orientation walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter, a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. Each street is named after the trade practiced on that street for several generations; it's an interesting glimpse into the life of a Hanoian in one of the oldest parts of town. Need a rest? Stop at Bia Hoi corner and pull up a plastic stool. Drink the local brew with the locals and make new friends. Then stop for a drink at Bia Hoi Corner, a spot that serves bia hoi, a local beer made of rice and wheat — and costs a mere $0.25USD per glass!
Opt to pre-book the "Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Optional Activities:
Tran Quoc Pagoda Visit
Visit one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam located on the eastern shore of Tay Ho. Learn about Tran Quoc's history from the 17th-century stela found on site. View it later in the day, if you can – the tall structure is striking against the setting sun.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Visit
Tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum built in the square where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in 1945. Get in line to tour the grounds; queues of visitors come to pay their respects daily.

Hoan Kiem Lake Walk
Take a break from city strolling and wander down by Hoan Kiem Lake. Walk along the water’s vibrant shoreline for some prime people watching. See if you can spot one of the famous 100-year-old turtles, which may still live in the popular lake.

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
20USD per person. Indulge your inner foodie with a street food tour through bustling Hanoi. Follow your guide through the back streets and markets of the city’s old quarter, sampling local fare along the way. Mingle with city natives and experienced street food artists alike, as you taste a variety of Hanoi faves like “nem ran” and “banh goi.” Stop at a streetside bar to savour a draught beer like Hanoians do. Cap off the tour at the Hanoi Food Culture restaurant, a G Values Fund Project, and try the city’s signature specialty coffee.

Hoa Lo Prison Entry
1.50USD per person. Independently tour the museum of Hoa Lo Prison, referred to as Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners, to learn more about the Vietnam War.

Army Museum
2USD per person. Visit Vietnam's famous Army Museum to learn more about the nation's struggle for independence. With exhibits featuring artifacts from China, France and the United States, this museum has a treasure trove of information to illustrate the country's spirit and determination.

Museum of Ethnology Visit
2None per person. Learn about Vietnam’s various ethnic groups on this visit to the Museum of Ethnology – considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam.

Temple of Literature Entry
2USD per person. Visit this sprawling temple built to honour Confucius, sages, and scholars. Dedicated to learning, it housed the country’s first university in 1076. Independently explore its five courtyards, containing various gates, altars, sanctuaries, shrines, the stelae of doctors, and the Well of Heavenly Clarity.

Vietnamese Women's Museum
1.50USD per person. The Vietnamese Women's Museum highlights the significant contributions made by women in Vietnam. Take in an independent tour of the museum to gain an in-depth knowledge of women's role in Vietnamese culture, with a key focus on family, history and fashion.

Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts and Presidential Palace
2USD per person. Tour the Presidential Palace grounds and learn more about Vietnam's former president Ho Chi Minh. After refusing to live in such opulent accommodations, he built a traditional Vietnamese stilt-house and garden on the grounds next to the palace.

Fine Arts Museum
2USD per person. Wander through the Fine Arts Museum, where you’ll find over 20,000 works of art housed in a former French colonial boarding school. Stand before some of Vietnam’s National Treasures, immerse yourself in traditional folk art, find sculptures inspired by deities or admire intricate lacquer and silk paintings you won’t find anywhere else.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance
6USD per person. Watch a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show with beautiful live music and intricate puppets dancing in a water stage.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Old Quarter Orientation Walk

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: The Signature Inn (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

12. Tag: Hanoi - Vientiane

After exploring Hanoi in the morning, a short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. See the sacred gold-covered monument, Phat That Luang, or stroll down the dusty riverside tracks to see village life as it happens. Stop by Vientiane's vibrant, colourful market to find local treasures. Round off the day with a spectacular sunset over the Mekong. There is a wealth of cultural delights to discover in Vientiane — on foot, by bicycle or, for the less energetic, by tuk-tuk.
Explore a bit of Hanoi in the morning before an afternoon flight to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. There is a wealth of cultural delights to discover - on foot, by bicycle or, for the less energetic, by tuk-tuk.
Visit Laos' most important national monument, Phat That Luang, or meander down the dusty riverside tracks to find villages full of friendly children, dogs and chickens. A visit to Vientiane's vibrant, colourful morning market (which incidentally is open all day!) is worthwhile, to find plenty of local treasures. A great way to round off the day is to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Mekong.

Optional Activities:
Wat Pha That Luang Visit
1USD per person. See Laos’s national symbol and most important sacred monument, Pha That Luang (Great Stupa), completely covered in gold leaf. Every November, devoted Buddhists come here to celebrate Vientiane’s most important festival, Bun That Luang, with parades, music and religious ceremonies.

National Museum Visit
4USD per person. Learn about the history, culture, and people of Laos at the National Museum, including the story of the Pathet Lao. See exhibits containing ancient items ranging from dinosaur bones to early Khmer sculptures.

Buddha Park
1USD per person. Travel approximately half an hour from the city to visit Vientiane's famous Buddha Park, or Xieng Khuan as it is otherwise known. Marvel at the scale and detail of the hundreds of religious statues that inhabit the park, including a 40 metre high statue of Buddha. Please note that transportation to Buddha Park will cost an additional $50.

Wat Sisaket Visit
1USD per person. Visit one of Vientiane’s oldest and most fascinating temples featuring a cloister wall filled with thousands of Buddha images.

Unterkunft: City Inn Vientiane (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

13. Tag: Vientiane - Vang Vieng

Find a bit of peace partway through your tour with a visit north to Vang Vieng, a small town nestled among striking limestone karsts. Take a guided hike to Pha Ngeun, the town’s highest viewpoint, for incredible views of the valley — no filter necessary. This quiet town is set along the Nam Song river amidst rice fields, mountains, and caves.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Vang Vieng Guided Hike

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Vilayvong Guesthouse (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

14. Tag: Vang Vieng

Get more out of Vang Vieng with free time to explore. Opt to see the caves by bicycle or take a countryside stroll. Opt to pre-book the "Vang Vieng Adrenaline Bundle" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Optional Activities:
Hiking
Set off along the banks of the river to explore nearby caves, countryside and meet local villagers to find out more about their way of life.

Bike Rental
2USD per person. Rent a bike and explore the countryside.

Caving
Explore some of the many caves in the area. Some have lagoons for tubing in the dark or smooth terrain perfect for walking through. Ask your CEO for recommendations on which cave to visit for the best time.

Swimming
Head to the river for a dip. There are also tube rentals available in the area if you'd rather spend some time floating around.

Kayaking
25USD per person. Explore the stunning landscape of Vang Vieng by kayak, a great way to see the caves and wildlife in the area.

Vang Vieng Adrenaline Bundle
Head North of Vang Vieng where you’ll grab a kayak and depart downstream on the NamSong river. Passing greenery, mountain karst, and small rapids, you’ll arrive at the Tham None cave. Adventure through the cave to the other side of the mountain where you will enjoy lunch before continuing on towards Vang Vieng. The last stop will be at the infamous Blue Lagoon; swim or hang out along the banks after an afternoon of adventure before heading back to the town.

Unterkunft: Vilayvong Guesthouse (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

15. Tag: Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

Leave to Luang Prabang, where you can make your first acquaintance with this ancient city during an orientation walk. Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended. Later this evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Mekong River.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orientation Walk
Luang Prabang Sunset Cruise

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Treasure Hotel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

16. Tag: Luang Prabang

Skip sleeping in to watch the monks walk through town before dawn. Dressed in saffron robes, they receive daily alms from local residents. Then, visit the Kuang Si waterfalls on a guided excursion before free time in the evening. Journey to this magnificent tiered waterfall, where relaxing is highly recommended. Opt for a dip in the turquoise waters and explore multiple picture-perfect pools, framed by the jungle landscape.
Traditional Laotian culture involves giving daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. Should you rise early, you’ll get to watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos.

Optional Activities:
Cooking Class
35USD per person. Enjoy the sights and smells of fresh produce, local spices and exotic ingredients and learn the secrets of Laotian cuisine.

Phousi Temple Visit
2.50USD per person. Climb more than 300 steps to the top of Mount Phou Si for a panoramic view of the sunset over Luang Prabang. Ornate Buddhist shrines dot the pathway up and the glistening seven-tiered golden pagoda of Wat Chom Si awaits at the summit.

Royal Palace Museum Visit
5USD per person. The ornate rooms of this royal palace-turned-museum house the country’s crown jewels, many religious artifacts, and a 50kg (110 lb) Buddha, cast of gold, silver and bronze. Gifts from visiting heads of state are on display, as are the beautiful silk screens crafted by the Queen.

Wat Xien Thong Visit
2.50USD per person. Once a royal temple where Kings were crowned, the importance of this 16th-century Buddhist temple as a religious monastery is not lost on visitors. Wat Xieng Thong stands resplendent among shrines, pavilions, chapels, towers and gardens, and its gilded wooden doors, mosaics, and ceiling displays are representative of typical Laos art and craft.

Wat Visoun Temples Visit
2.50USD per person. Originally built in 1513 and still operational, Wat Visoun is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple. Over the years invaders stole many of its priceless Buddha images, but this temple still offers some unusual architecture like the domed lotus flower stupa, designed by a royal and affectionately called "The Watermelon Stupa."

Royal Ballet Theatre
15USD per person. Enjoy a traditional performance at the Royal Ballet Theatre and learn more about Laotian culture through the art of dance.

Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit
8USD per person. Visit Ock Pop Tok "East Meets West" Living Crafts Centre on the banks of the Mekong River to learn from artisans about Laos handicrafts and the importance of woven textiles in Laos culture. Opt to enjoy a drink in the cafe.

Sunrise Alms-giving
Rise early and watch the daily dawn ceremony of saffron-robed monks walking through town to receive alms from local residents. Residents prepare food for the monks to subsist on. Seeing this custom is a beautiful way to gain some insight into the local culture and Buddhist religion. Please be respectful and quietly observe.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion

Unterkunft: Treasure Hotel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

17. Tag: Luang Prabang - Muang Pakbèng

The Mekong never looked so welcoming. Board a long houseboat and cruise to a village homestay for the night. Enjoy the ride down the Mekong River on our private boat (it’s pretty comfortable and spacious, and there’s a toilet on board). Have some fruit, tea, and coffee (free of charge); water and soft drinks are available for purchase. The boat will take you on a two-day journey up the Mekong en route to Chiang Khong in Thailand.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mekong River Slow Boat

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

18. Tag: Muang Pakbèng - Chiang Khong

New day, same magnificent Mekong. Today’s your second travel day, where you’ll cross into Thailand. Enjoy the ride down the Mekong on our private boat (it’s pretty comfortable and spacious, and there’s a toilet on board). Have some fruit, tea, and coffee (free of charge); water and soft drinks are available for purchase. We arrive in Chiang Khong by the later afternoon.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mekong River Slow Boat

Unterkunft: Nam Khong Guesthouse (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

19. Tag: Chiang Khong - Chiang Mai

Let the rolling countryside views relax you as you drive to Chiang Mai. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match, or grab a bargain at the famous night market.

Optional Activities:
Muay Thai Fight
Watch a round of Muay Thai -- it's a sport unique to Thailand that’s gaining popularity around the world. Muay Thai has many of the same principles as kickboxing. Learn more about this engrossing sport with a visit to a match -- don't worry, you're not expected to pick up your gloves and fight.

Doi Suthep Temple Visit
2USD per person. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

Night Market
Pick up a a souvenir at this shopper's paradise. Wander through the market to find music, food, and local artists selling handmade crafts.

Massage (Southeast Asia)
Lay back and soothe aching muscles with a famous local massage. Affordable and amazing, don't miss out.

Northern Thai Cooking Class
Channel your inner chef with a home-style Thai cooking class. Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out fresh ingredients. Head back to the cozy kitchen for a hands-on lesson in whipping up delicious local favourites like hot and sour soup, green curry, and sticky rice.

Chiang Mai Cycling Tour
30USD per person. Meander through Chiang Mai by bike and get an alternative view of this bustling city.

Khantoke Dinner and Show
30USD per person. Enjoy dinner northern Khantok style, with local entertainment. The main dishes on the Khantok usually include sticky rice, Hang-le curry (Burmese-styled curry), and some chilli pasted with crispy pork.

Bamboo Rafting
15USD per person. Take a traditional raft along the Mae Wang River and enjoy the luscious rural surroundings of Chiang Mai. Made of bamboo, these rafts are unlike your typical beach rafts and you will certainly get wet! It's a great way to cool off while exploring the natural beauty of the area.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Chiangmai Gate Hotel (oder ähnlich)

20. Tag: Chiang Mai - Bangkok

Free time in Chiang Mai. Overnight train to Bangkok. Today, why not try your hand at local cuisine with a Thai cooking class? Other options include a visit the magnificent temple of Doi Suthep standing watch over the city from the hills above, taking a bicycle ride in the countryside or embracing the bizarre by getting a massage from the training school at the local woman's prison! Tonight we catch an overnight train to Bangkok.

Note: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport.

Optional Activities:
Massage (Southeast Asia)
Lay back and soothe aching muscles with a famous local massage. Affordable and amazing, don't miss out.

Cooking Class
Pick out the best ingredients at a local market and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes.

Doi Suthep Temple Visit
2USD per person. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.

Chiang Mai Cycling Tour
30USD per person. Meander through Chiang Mai by bike and get an alternative view of this bustling city.

Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure
Learn how to drive a classic Thai mode of transport - the tuk-tuk - then set off for a full-day Northern Thailand adventure like no other. With your very own guide, explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai, drive past rice fields and temples as you weave through the countryside, and experience Thai hospitality at its finest over lunch and chatting with the locals. Drinking water throughout the day, as well as pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Chiang Mai, is included. Please note that if you wish to drive the tuk-tuk, you must have a valid license (not required for backseat passengers

Fahrzeit: ca. 12.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

21. Tag: Bangkok

After arriving in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Use this time to buy any last-minute souvenirs or treat yourself to a Thai massage. The day is free to explore the many sights of Bangkok, like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, National Museum, and Jim Thompson's House. A trip along the Chao Phraya River and through the canals (or klongs) gives you a different perspective of daily life in this busy city. In the evening, celebrate the end of this amazing journey together with a night out you won’t soon forget.

Optional Activities:
Grand Palace Visit
15USD per person. Visit the King’s official residence (made up of many buildings, halls, lawns, gardens, and courtyards) on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and see the Temple of the
Emerald Buddha.

Wat Po Visit
3.50USD per person. This temple is known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.

Klong Riverboat Tour
30USD per person. Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.

National Museum Visit
2USD per person. See Thai artifacts on display from the Dvaravati, Srivijaya, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods as well as other Southeast Asian collections.

Jim Thompson's House Visit
4USD per person. Tour the Jim Thompson House, a Bangkok museum that was once the home of American businessman Jim Thompson, the “Legendary American of Thailand.” See his collection of Buddhist and secular art, amassed while building his silk company.

Unterkunft: Bangkok Centre Hotel (oder ähnlich)

22. Tag: Bangkok

Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way.

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

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