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  • Enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner in a rural village.
  • Enjoy a visit and talk with a monk at Wat Suan Dok Temple.
  • Have lunch at a training restaurant for disadvantaged youth.
  • Witness an outstanding performance at Phare (the Cambodian circus).
Start in Bangkok and end in Siem Reap, the Discover Southeast Asia tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 18 days. You will visit Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Ha Long Bay and 5 other destinations in 4 different countries. Discover Southeast Asia is a small group tour which will include accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Encounter the colorful cultures of Indochina on an 18-day journey to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Cruise Halong Bay, explore incredible Angkor Wat, interact with local families, and taste some of the world’s best street food at the night markets of Chiang Mai. Soak up the richness of this corner of the globe so steeped in tradition.
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Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. There are no activities planned. You are free to relax, explore the city and adjust to the frantic pace and humid heat of Bangkok.
Accommodation
  • Maitria Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    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.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.75 hr - 1.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
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.
Later today, settle into exquisite surroundings in Chiang Mai and take a relaxing break from the fast pace of Bangkok.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Klong Riverboat Tour
    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.
  • Grand Palace Visit
    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.
Transport
  • Plane
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Later, we'll visit an historic temple and sit down with one of the young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism. Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist Temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Opt to visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market.
Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Cooking Class
    Duration : - 4.0 hr
    2-3 hours of cooking class delivered by the local expert, You will learn about the different Thai herbs
  • Meet with Monks
    Visit a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai’s Suthep district. Sit down with young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism, and leave feeling spiritually refreshed. Monk Chats are informal discussions at a round table with a prepschool age Monk, usually accompanied by their teacher.
  • Doi Suthep Temple Visit
    If you're worried about the difficulty of the stairs and elevation, for an additional fee there is a cable car available to take visitors to the top of the temple.

    **Temple clothing: shoulders and knees must be covered.**
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.75 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • 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.
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 guesthouse.
Travel to the countryside near Chiang Mai. Tonight, enjoy chant dinner, a must-do when you reach northern Thailand. Khantok in the Northern dialect means a wooden tray used for carrying dishes, round in shape, made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. The main dishes on the khantok usually include sticky rice, hang-le curry (Burmese-styled curry), and some chili-pasted crispy pork. After, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Traditional Thai Home Dinner
    Visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down to an authentic Khantoke dinner in the home of a local family. Dishes typically include sticky rice, hang-le curry, and crispy pork with chilli paste. Over tea, learn about life in rural Thailand and visit the family garden and learn about herbs and spices popular in local cooking.
Optional Activities
  • 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.
  • Chiang Mai Cycling Tour
    Meander through Chiang Mai by bike and get an alternative view of this bustling city.
  • Bamboo Rafting
    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.
  • Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure
Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos, and take an orientation walk around this town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.0 hr
    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.
Transport
  • Plane
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
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. Later, catch a boat to Pak Ou Temple caves and stop in local villages.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activities
  • Royal Palace Museum Visit
    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
    Duration : - 1.0 hr
    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.
  • Pak Ou Caves Visit
    Visit these dramatic caves considered an important spiritual site by many Lao people. See thousands of Buddha statues and images that line the limestone walls.
Transport
  • Boat
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Climb aboard and get your float on.
  • Boat
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Climb aboard and get your float on.
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 Si waterfall.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion
    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.
Optional Activities
  • Night Market Visit
    Shop until your heart’s content at the night market in Luang Prabang – one of the best in Southeast Asia. Head to the market around dusk. Tour the vendor stalls lining the streets offering food, wooden statues, clothes, trinkets and souvenirs to dozens of people wandering up and down the market. Don't miss the opportunity to interact with the sellers and gently negotiate a good price.
  • Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Entry
  • Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit
    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.
Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before catching a late afternoon flight to Hanoi.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Golden Silk Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Transport
  • Plane
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
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 World Heritage site. Continue to cruise around the bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.
Board a junk boat, our home for the evening. This traditional wooden sailing boat offers a unique way of navigating the lime karsts of Halong Bay with all the comforts of a motorized, floating hotel. The boat crew will prepare an included seafood lunch and dinner to feast on.

All cabins are twin share and have an en-suite bathroom. The boat features an enclosed dining and sitting area and of course plenty of outside deck space to enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guided Tour
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Take a guided tour of the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body is housed in a glass case. During seasonal closures (see below), visit the Presidential Palace grounds for a short guided tour.

    Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open until 11:00am and closed on Monday and Friday. Entry is dependent on what time the group arrives in Hanoi. For 2019, the mausoleum will be closed from June 16-Aug 16, and from Sept 4-Nov 4.
  • Halong Bay Overnight Junk boat Cruise
    Cruise through stunning and secluded Bai Tu Long Bay, a less visited section of Ha Long Bay. Relax on board our comfortable traditional wooden junk boat. Enjoy your time afloat eating fresh seafood, admiring the magnificent karst formations and exploring Me Cung Cave. Spend a peaceful night anchored in the bay under the stars.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Kayaking
    Transfer from boat to kayak in this guided water tour, giving you the chance to get even closer to the stunning natural surroundings.
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.
Classic French colonial architecture, beautiful decor and a scenic location makes Hanoi a fantastic place to visit.

If local cuisine piques your interest, opt to pre-book the "Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Golden Silk Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Lunch at Hoa Sua
    Savour a meal of Western (mainly French) and Vietnamese cuisine at this restaurant while supporting a training program that prepares local disadvantaged youth for careers in the culinary arts. After 19 years of operation the Hoa Sua School has trained more than 7,000 young people giving them the skills to overcome poverty, many of them going on to have very successful careers. Meet with one of the organizers to learn more about this successful organization.
  • Hanoi Cyclo Tour
    1-2hours ride around the old part of the town
Transport
  • Shared Van
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
Optional Activities
  • Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
    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.
  • Temple of Literature Entry
    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.
  • Museum of Ethnology Visit
  • Hoa Lo Prison Entry
    Independently tour the museum of Hoa Lo Prison, referred to as Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners, to learn more about the Vietnam War.
  • Fine Arts Museum
    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.
  • Vietnamese Women's Museum
    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.
Catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Continental Saigon Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    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.
Transport
  • Plane
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Optional Activities
  • Benh Tan Market Visit
    Wander the bustling aisles of this energetic market known for its abundance of dried and fresh produce, jewelry, textiles, liquor, and tobacco products. Be fancy (and efficient) and have a one-day suit made. Feel free to bargain!
Take a guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.
Take a half day trip to the Cu Chi tunnels with a local guide. Allow some free time in the afternoon to sightsee or shop. Try your hand bargaining at the Ben Thanh Market, hire a cyclo (cycle rickshaw) for sightseeing or take a boat ride on the Saigon river.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Continental Saigon Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour
    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.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 1.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • War Remnants Museum Visit
    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
    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
    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.
Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Take an NGO-supported cyclo city tour along the waterfront and key city sights, then opt to visit the famous Foreign Correspondents' Club for sunset drinks.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • G Mekong Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour
    Duration : 0.75 hr - 1.0 hr
    Settle in a traditional cyclo and depart from Wat Phnom. Tour busy streets to soak up the real vibe of the city. Pass the post office and Van's restaurant, both stunning colonial buildings, and make your way to the Royal Palace and National Museum. Go along the riverside road and take in the atmospheric cafes that line the street.
Transport
  • Plane
    Duration : 0.75 hr - 1.0 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Choeung 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.
Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Choeng Ek Memorial, the site of the infamous killing fields that were the execution grounds for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge during their reign from 1975-1979. We also visit Tuol Sleng prison, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished. This is a haunting look into history which serves to remind everyone that genocide must not be ignored, or those lost, forgotten.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • G Mekong Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour
    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. Take a guided tour to hear the stories behind the sombre photos lining the museum walls.
  • Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour
    A tuk tuk can be hired locally to take you there, or your CEO can organise a bus and private guide for the group.
Optional Activities
  • Royal Palace Visit
    Visit the King’s current dwelling place, a magnificent riverside palace with classic Khmer architecture. Dress appropriately please; visitors must wear clothing that covers knees and shoulders, and shirts must reach the elbow.
  • National Museum Visit
    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
    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.
Drive to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Royal Angkor Resort (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.0 hr
    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.
  • Night Market Visit
    A neighbourhood unto itself, Siem Reap’s night market is lively with shoppers exploring more than 240 hut shops selling souvenirs, artwork, and clothing. Opt for a Dr. Fish massage—small fish nibbling dead skin off your feet—or a visit to the tropical Brick House Bar.
Transport
  • First-class bus
    Duration : 6.5 hr - 7.5 hr
    Distance : 320 km
    Ride on in style. This sure isn't your grandmother's public bus.
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 us an overview of this incredible enterprise.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Royal Angkor Resort (or similar)
Included Activities
  • 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.
  • New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
    Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at the New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, an initiative kickstarted by G Adventures. Providing skill-building opportunities to marginalized community members, the project also funds the adjacent free community school and health centre. Visit the restaurant run by locals and see how the New Hope project has supported positive change in the community.
  • Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk
    Attend a live performance that blends music, theatre, dance, and acrobatics at Phare, the Cambodian Circus. This social enterprise provides training and employment opportunities to disadvantaged Cambodian youths – not to mention a show that’s out of this world. Also meet with one of the organizers to learn more about the history of the circus.
Transport
  • Tuk-tuk
    Scoot quickly around the big cities inside a three-wheeled mini-taxi.
We continue to explore the ancient capital and temple complex of Angkor with options this afternoon to visit Angkor National Museum and Tonle Sap floating village.
Opt to pre-book the "Siem Reap Quad Biking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Royal Angkor Resort (or similar)
Included Activity
  • 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.
Transport
  • Tuk-tuk
    Scoot quickly around the big cities inside a three-wheeled mini-taxi.
Optional Activities
  • Angkor Museum Visit
  • Tonle Sap Floating Village
  • Siem Reap Quad Biking
    Ready to ride into the sunset? After a safety briefing and test drive, hop on a nifty quad bike and follow your guide through the scenic countryside surrounding Siem Reap. Pass rice fields, buffalo, temples, and small villages bathed in dusk light as you ride, and be sure to wave hello to friendly locals. Cap off your ride with a stop at a viewpoint to enjoy a memorable Cambodian sunset.
Depart at any time.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels (16 nts), junk boat (1 nt).
Meals
  • 17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
    Note: Allow USD235-305 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicle, first-class public bus, boat, tuk tuk, plane, cyclo, traditional junk boat, walking.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet with Monks, Chiang Mai
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lunch at Hoa Sua, Hanoi
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk, Siem Reap
  • Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
  • Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour of Bangkok including boat ride on the klong (canals)
  • Visit the temple at Doi Suthep
  • Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market
  • Tour of Luang Prabang
  • Boat tour to Pak Ou cave temples
  • Kuang Sii waterfall excursion
  • Hanoi old town cyclo tour
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit
  • Halong Bay overnight cruise
  • Ho Chi Minh City cyclo tour
  • Cu Chi tunnels tour
  • Phnom Penh cyclo tour
  • Tuol Sleng Prison Museum tour and Choeung Ek memorial (the "killing fields") tour
  • Siem Reap orientation walk and night market
  • Two-day guided tour of Angkor Wat
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Bangkok and from Siem Reap are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Discover Southeast Asia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 25 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Discover Southeast Asia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Discover Southeast Asia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : National Geographic JourneysGreater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
  • 2. Service Level : UpgradedQuality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover Southeast Asia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (16 nts), junk boat (1 nt).

  • Checklist

    Conservative Dress:
    • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
    • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Smart Dress:
    • Smart outfit (For evenings out)

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 16, Avg 10.

  • Highlights

    Enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner in a rural village, enjoy a visit and talk with a monk at Wat Suan Dok Temple, have lunch at a training restaurant for disadvantaged youth, witness an outstanding performance at Phare (the Cambodian circus), take thrilling cyclo rides for a different perspective in bustling cities

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

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

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD235-305 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Start_finish

    Bangkok to Siem Reap

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, first-class public bus, boat, tuk tuk, plane, cyclo, traditional junk boat, walking.

  • Whats_included

    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet with Monks, Chiang Mai
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lunch at Hoa Sua, Hanoi
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk, Siem Reap
    Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
    Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
    Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang. Arrival transfer. Tour of Bangkok including boat ride on the klong (canals). Visit the temple at Doi Suthep. Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market. Tour of Luang Prabang. Boat tour to Pak Ou cave temples. Kuang Sii waterfall excursion. Hanoi old town cyclo tour. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit. Halong Bay overnight cruise. Ho Chi Minh City cyclo tour. Cu Chi tunnels tour. Phnom Penh cyclo tour. Tuol Sleng Prison Museum tour and Choeung Ek memorial (the "killing fields") tour. Siem Reap orientation walk and night market. Two-day guided tour of Angkor Wat. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

    Chiang Mai
    - Night Market
    - Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure
    - Bamboo Rafting (15USD per person)
    - Chiang Mai Cycling Tour (30USD per person)

    Luang Prabang
    - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Entry (4USD per person)
    - Night Market Visit
    - Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit (8USD per person)

    Ha Long Bay
    - Kayaking (10USD per person)

    Hanoi
    - Vietnamese Women's Museum (1.50USD per person)
    - Temple of Literature Entry (2USD per person)
    - Hoa Lo Prison Entry (1.50USD per person)
    - Fine Arts Museum (2USD per person)
    - Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour
    - Museum of Ethnology Visit (2 per person)

    Ho Chi Minh City
    - Benh Tan Market Visit
    - War Remnants Museum Visit (2USD per person)
    - Reunification Palace Entry (2USD per person)
    - Dam Sen Water Park Visit (4USD per person)

    Phnom Penh
    - National Museum Visit (10USD per person)
    - Royal Palace Visit
    - Silver Pagoda Visit (10USD per person)

    Siem Reap
    - Siem Reap Quad Biking
    - Angkor Museum Visit (12USD per person)
    - Tonle Sap Floating Village (22-26USD per person)

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