Indochina Discovery Thailand · Laos · Vietnam  U.A.

Indochina Discovery

  • Dschunken-Tour in der Halong Bucht
  • Beeindruckende Tempelanlage Angkor Wat
  • Einblick in die tragische Vergangenheit Kambodschas in Phnom Penh
  • Entspannung im Strandparadies von Koh Rong
  • Exkursion in das Mekong Delta
  • Altchinesische Architektur & Tempel der Küstenstädte Hoi An & Hue
  • Märchenlandschaft von Vang Vieng
  • Bootsfahrt auf dem mächtigen Mekong
  • Zauberhaftes Luang Prabang
  • Chiang Mai - die "Rose des Nordens"
  • Freizeit im pulsierenden Bangkok
  • Übernachtung bei Gastfamilien
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

30 Tage Thailand · Laos · Vietnam · Kambodscha

ab 2.049 € Anfragen oder buchen

Unsere Entdeckungstour durch Südostasien verbindet die Geschichte und Kultur Indochinas mit malerischer Natur. In Thailand erwartet euch die pulsierende Metropole Bangkok, während ihr in Kambodscha, dem Land der Khmer, die traurige Geschichte des Landes kennenlernt, an den Sandstränden von Koh Rong entspannt und mit Angkor Wat einen der spektakulärsten Tempelkomplexe Südostasiens erkundet. Die Küstenstädte Hoi An und Hue im Herzen Vietnams empfangen euch mit faszinierender Architektur und kunstvollen Tempeln. Nach einer Bootstour durch die märchenhafte Halong Bucht geht es weiter zur einzigartigen Landschaft von Vang Vieng, bevor ihr in Luang Prabang Gelegenheit habt, die eindrucksvolle Kombination aus antiken Tempeln und französisch angehauchter Kolonialarchitektur zu genießen. Wir unternehmen eine zweitägige Bootstour an Bord eines Hausbootes auf dem Mekong und verbringen die Nacht bei einer Gastfamilie. Erkundet das charmante Chiang Mai, bevor unsere Reise in Bangkok endet.

1. Tag: Bangkok
2. Tag: Bangkok - Siem Reap
3. Tag: Siem Reap
4. Tag: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
5. Tag: Phnom Penh
6. Tag: Phnom Penh - Koh Rong
7. Tag: Koh Rong
8. Tag: Gastfamilienaufenthalt in Chambok
9. Tag: Chambok - Ho Chi Minh City
10. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang
11. Tag: Nha Trang
12. Tag: Nha Trang - Danang
13. Tag: Danang - Hoi An
14. Tag: Hoi An
15. Tag: Hoi An - Hue
16. Tag: Hue - Hanoi
17. Tag: Hanoi - Ha Long
18. Tag: Halong - Hanoi
19. Tag: Hanoi
20. Tag: Hanoi - Vientiane
21. Tag: Vientiane - Vang Vieng
22. Tag: Vang Vieng
23. Tag: Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang
24. Tag: Luang Prabang
25. Tag: Luang Prabang - Muang Pakbèng
26. Tag: Muang Pakbèng - Chiang Khong
27. Tag: Chiang Khong - Chiang Mai
28. Tag: Chiang Mai - Bangkok
29. Tag: Bangkok
30. Tag: Bangkok

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südostasien Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Alle Transporte zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten
  • Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Geführte Besichtigungstour durch die Tempelanlage Angkor Wat
  • Lokale Khmer-Mahlzeit in dem geförderten Projekt "New Hope" oder mit einer einheimischen Familie
  • Orientierungsspaziergang in Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Luang Prabang und Hanoi
  • Kochvorführung und Mittagessen bei dem von Planeterra unterstützten Projekt "Oodles of Noodles" in Hoi An
  • Bootsfahrt Halong Bucht mit Mittagessen
  • Gabe von Almosen an die Mönche in Luang Prabang
  • Bootsfahrt auf dem Mekong Fluss
  • Zwei Street Food Crawls
  • Aufenthalt bei einer Gastfamilie im Mekong Delta

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Visumgebühren
  • Reiseversicherungen

Unterbringung

10x Hostel
5x Standard-Hotel
2x Gastfamilie
4x Nachtzug
7x Mittelklasse-Hotel
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

21x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen
Plane zusätzlich 320-420 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter während der gesamten Tour, lokale Tourguides

Transportarten

Bahn, öffentlicher Bus, Flugzeug, Boot, Rikscha

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Flughafentransfer

Ankunftstransfer Bangkok
Einzelreisende: 30 EUR
Ab 2 Reisenden: 20 EUR p.P.

Bitte beachte, dass sich Preise jederzeit ändern können.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Hanoi Food-Kulturtour (Aufpreis: 22 €)
  • Northern Thai Cooking Class (Kochkurs in Chiang Mai / halbtägig) (Aufpreis: 29 €)
  • Flight of the Gibbon (Chiang Mai / halbtägig) (Aufpreis: 111 €)
  • Motorradtour in Hue (Aufpreis: 22 €)
  • Vang Vieng Adrenalinpaket (Aufpreis: 26 €)
  • Tuk Tuk Abenteuer (ganztägig) (Aufpreis: 131 €)
  • Circus Phare (Aufpreis: 16 €)
  • Quadausflug in Siem Reap (Aufpreis: 31 €)
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.

Flight of the Gibbon (Chiang Mai / halbtägig)
Schwinge dich an einer 7 km langen Seilrutsche über den thailändischen Dschungel und lass dir von einem erfahrenen Guide alles über die Sagen, das Tierleben und die Geologie der Region erzählen (natürlich nicht alles gleichzeitig - das wäre ein wenig kompliziert ;-))

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.

Circus Phare
Genieße eine fantastische Vorstellung von Phare, einem einzigartigen und sozial engagierten Zirkus, der die kambodschanische Kultur und Geschichte auf inspirierende Weise in seine Shows einbaut. Erlebe die Verflechtung atemberaubender Akrobatik, Verrenkungs- und Trapezkunst mit Theater, Tanz und anderen Kunstformen zu Geschichten von Krieg, Beziehungen und Diskriminierung, die von den Lebenserfahrungen der Schöpfer und Darsteller der Show inspiriert sind.

Quadausflug in Siem Reap
Bist du bereit, mit einem Quad in den Sonnenuntergang zu fahren? Schwinge dich nach einer Sicherheitseinweisung und einer kurzen Testfahrt auf ein wendiges Quad und folge deinem Guide durch die malerische Landschaft rund um Siem Reap, vorbei an Reisfeldern, Wasserbüffeln, Tempeln und kleinen Orten. Genieße die Fahrt in der Abenddämmerung und vergiss nicht, den freundlichen Einheimischen zuzuwinken. Die Krönung des Ausflugs ist ein Stopp bei einem Aussichtspunkt, wo du einen unvergesslichen Sonnenuntergang über Kambodscha genießen kannst.

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

1. Tag: Bangkok

Arrive at any time. You must arrive on tour with your Vietnamese visa. See the Visa section of the Tour Details for more information and exceptions. Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting, 1h, 18:00. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Unterkunft: The Bangkokians City Garden Home, Bangok

2. Tag: Bangkok - Siem Reap

Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good-supported project. Cross from Thailand into Cambodia, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat. Arrive in time for our included dinner at a Planeterra-project restaurant or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Sovann Angkor II Hotel, Siem Reap

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

3. Tag: Siem Reap

Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.

Optional Activities:
Tonle Sap Floating Village
15USD per person. Tour the floating villages of Tonlé Sap. See what life is like living on a lake — rice planting, pig farming, even attending churches and school, are all done on top of water.

Angkor Museum Visit
Learn about the story of Angkor and the Khmer empire at the interactive Angkor Museum. Explore the museum’s inspiring galleries and interactive technology, which bring Angkor’s past to life.

Phare - The Cambodian Circus
45USD per person. Enjoy a stellar performance by Phare, a unique and socially conscious circus that injects Cambodian culture and history into its inspiring shows. See acrobatics, contortion, and aerial arts melded with theatre, modern dance, and more. Take in stories of war, relationships, and discrimination, inspired by the real-life experiences of Phare’s creators and performers.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Angkor Wat Guided Tour
Enjoy a tour of impressive ancient ruins with a local professional guide. Wake early to watch the sun rise over the magnificent Angkor Wat temple. Visit the enigmatic faces of Bayon within the walled city of Angkor Thom, and tour Ta Prohm (aka the "Tomb Raider" temple), which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle.

Unterkunft: Sovann Angkor II Hotel, Siem Reap

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

4. Tag: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Take an orientation walk around Phnom Penh.

For the bus ride, it is best to have your earplugs ready if you are not a fan of loud Khmer pop music! Also, have a layer available in case the air-conditioning is up too high.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6.5 Std.

Unterkunft: G Eleven Hotel, Phnom Penh

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

5. Tag: Phnom Penh

Opt to learn about Cambodia's sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields. Later, head out for a street food crawl with the group and CEO.

Sights you might choose to visit this afternoon include the National Museum and adjacent complex which includes the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. To learn about Cambodia's sombre history, visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields, reminders of the genocide that took place under Pol Pot's reign as leader of the Khmer Rouge.

Phnom Penh can be confusing and we recommend to always keep a hotel card with you when you are exploring.

Optional Activities:
Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Entry
5USD per person. Learn about the dark history and devastation that occurred at Security Prison 21 (S-21); the prison, used by the Khmer Rouge regime, is now Tuol Sleng Museum. Tour independently or for an additional $15, take a guided tour to hear the stories behind the sombre photos lining the museum walls.

Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Entry
6USD per person. Learn more about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge visiting the killing fields of Choeung Ek; the grounds now stand as a powerful memorial filled with victims’ skulls and mass graves. Tour this sombre, yet serene, site independently with audio or with a guide for an additional $15.

National Museum Visit
10USD per person. Wander the galleries of the National Museum to see amazing works of art from Cambodia's "golden age" of Angkor. Visit the museum’s lovely courtyard before you leave.

Silver Pagoda Visit
10USD per person. Tour the Royal Palace complex to see the neighboring Silver Pagoda (aka the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). See the many magnificent treasures inside this beautiful vihara (Buddhist monastery), including its floor lined with more 5,000 tiles of silver.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
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!

Unterkunft: G Eleven Hotel, Phnom Penh

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

6. Tag: Phnom Penh - Koh Rong

Transfer to Sihanoukville then take a boat ride to your own private beach on Koh Rong. Check in and go for a swim in the warm waves before relaxing with a drink on the beach.

Travel to Koh Rong and feast on fantastic local seafood, take a day trip to snorkel the coral reefs and explore the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves splash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better than this.

Best to bring earplugs if you like to relax on bus journeys!

Fahrzeit: ca. 6.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Palm Beach Resort, Koh Rong

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

7. Tag: Koh Rong

Swim, relax by the beach or opt to go snorkelling, fishing, hiking or kayaking. On nights without a large moon opt to swim in a sea of blue sparkles caused by phosphorescent plankton.

Optional Activities:
Snorkelling Boat Trip
25USD per person. Come on this snorkel adventure to explore Cambodia’s unique reefs and underwater world. See coral-crested ridges that support a wide range of marine life — you may spot moray eels, sting rays or dolphins. The trip includes a stop on a secluded island beach for a seafood barbecue before heading back to shore.

Unterkunft: Palm Beach Resort, Koh Rong

8. Tag: Gastfamilienaufenthalt in Chambok

Travel back to the mainland, then to a village homestay. Enjoy a homecooked meal with the hosts.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

9. Tag: Chambok - Ho Chi Minh City

Cross the border to Vietnam and continue on to Ho Chi Minh City. Opt to visit the Ben Thahn market before enjoying a night out in town.

This evening, head to one of the rooftop bars such as the Rex Hotel, one of the classic colonial Saigon institutions, where there is often live music.

Unterkunft: Phan Anh Backpackers Hostel, Ho Chi Minh City

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

10. Tag: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang

Discover the energy of Vietnam's biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. 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
20USD 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
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.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

11. Tag: Nha Trang

Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites. This evening, go on a street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties.

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
Board a boat in the morning at Nha Trangs harbour for a full day 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. You've surely worked up an appetite, so enjoy a banquet of local dishes and fresh fruit. Relax on the beach for a few hours at the end of the day 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
15USD 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
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!

Unterkunft: Bondi Backpackers Nhatrang, Nha Trang

12. Tag: Nha Trang - Danang

Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An. In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An.

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
Board a boat in the morning at Nha Trangs harbour for a full day 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. You've surely worked up an appetite, so enjoy a banquet of local dishes and fresh fruit. Relax on the beach for a few hours at the end of the day before heading back to Nha Trang.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

13. Tag: Danang - Hoi An

Get your bearings with an orientation walk before free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore 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
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)

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

Unterkunft: Hoi An Paradise Hostel, Hoi An

14. Tag: Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project. 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
25USD 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
25USD 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, Hoi An

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

15. Tag: Hoi An - Hue

Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.

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
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, Hue

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

16. Tag: Hue - Hanoi

Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

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: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

17. Tag: Hanoi - Ha Long

Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit. Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.

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
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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Cong Doan Hotel, Ha Long

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen

18. Tag: Halong - Hanoi

Get to know Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.

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
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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: The Signature Inn, Hanoi

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

19. Tag: Hanoi

Spend time exploring Hanoi.

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.

Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu) Visit
Visit this sprawling temple built to honour Confucius, sages, and scholars. Dedicated to learning, it housed the country’s first university in 1076. Explore its five courtyards, containing various gates, altars, sanctuaries, shrines, the stelae of doctors, and the Well of Heavenly Clarity.

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.

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.

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Unterkunft: The Signature Inn, Hanoi

20. Tag: Hanoi - Vientiane

A short flight brings the group to the capital city of Laos. Opt to visit temples, see the golden stupa of That Luang, or scour the markets. 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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 1.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Continental Plaza Hotel, Vientiane

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

21. Tag: Vientiane - Vang Vieng

Enjoy the beautiful limestone karsts surrounding Vang Vieng. Free time to hike, bike, swim or go caving. A picturesque drive north takes us to beautiful Vang Vieng. This quiet town is set along the Nam Song river amidst rice fields and limestone karsts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 3.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Vilayvong Guesthouse, Vang Vieng

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

22. Tag: Vang Vieng

Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. Why not explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of Vang Vieng as the sun sets over the river.

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.

Unterkunft: Vilayvong Guesthouse, Vang Vieng

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

23. Tag: Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Treasure Hotel, Luang Prabang

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

24. Tag: Luang Prabang

Witness the giving of alms to the Buddhist monks and visit the night market. Opt to take a cooking class, visit temples or cool off at Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Traditional Laotian culture is to give daily alms to monks. Monks are only allowed to eat food which has been donated to them before noon. On one of your mornings here, you may decide to rise with the sun, and watch one of the most important religious ceremonies in Laos. This is simply an unforgettable Southeast Asian experience.

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.

Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion
2.50USD per person. Journey to this magnificent multi-level waterfall, where relaxing is highly recommended. Explore the multiple picture-perfect pools as well as the nearby Asiatic black bear rescue centre (located between the park entrance and waterfall).

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.

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Entry
4USD per person. Take an independent tour of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) to learn about the traditional arts and cultures of Laos’s many diverse ethnic groups. Shop in the TAEC Boutique for authentic village-made handicrafts and relax with a drink at the museum café.

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.

Unterkunft: Treasure Hotel, Luang Prabang

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

25. Tag: Luang Prabang - Muang Pakbèng

Cruise the Mekong on a long houseboat before arriving at a village homestay for the night. We board our boat for the two-day journey up the mighty Mekong River making our way to Chiang Khong.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mekong River Slow Boat
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.

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen

26. Tag: Muang Pakbèng - Chiang Khong

Mekong River travel day. Cross into Thailand. This morning we re-board our boat and continue our leisurely cruise along the river before arriving at the Laos/Thai border and crossing to Chiang Khong in the late afternoon.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Mekong River Slow Boat
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.

Unterkunft: Nam Khong Guesthouse, Chiang Khong

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

27. Tag: Chiang Khong - Chiang Mai

Drive to Chiang Mai. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, catch a Thai boxing match or grab a bargain at the famous night market. Departing Chiang Khong after breakfast, we drive to Chiang Mai where you have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating city, once the capital of the Kingdom of Lan.

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
30USD per person. 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.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Chiangmai Gate Hotel, Chiang Mai

28. 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.

Flight of the Gibbon Ziplining
Soar across 7km (4.3 mi) of Thai jungle on a zipline and learn about the local lore, wildlife, and geology from an expert guide. (Not at the same time, of course. That’d be kinda complicated.)

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

29. Tag: Bangkok

Opt to visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, buy any last minute souvenirs or relax with a Thai massage. We'll arrive early in the morning to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. The day is free to explore the many sights of Bangkok. The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, National Museum, and Jim Thompson's House are just a few suggestions. A trip along the Chao Praya river and through the canals (or klongs) gives you a different perspective of daily life in this busy city. In the evening, we'll say good bye and enjoy a Thai meal and perhaps a beer together to celebrate the end of an amazing journey.

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, Bangkok

30. Tag: Bangkok

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Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

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