South East Asia Uncovered

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ends Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • This combination trip includes a section in Vietnam that is one of the most popular in the entire Intrepid range.
  • Travel by boat, train, plane, private bus, taxi and even on the back of a motorbike!
  • Settle in for the night and experience overnight train journeys in both Thailand and Vietnam, set off from Bangkok and Hanoi and wake up ready to explore Chiang Mai and Hue.
  • The two day boat journey down the iconic Mekong River passes incredible rural scenery and is one of the mustdos to truly experience South East Asia
The South East Asia Uncovered tour starts from Bangkok and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. The South East Asia Uncovered tour is an explorer tour that takes 22 days. You will travel through Vang Vieng, Pakbeng, Chiang Mai and 9 other destinations visiting Thailand, Vietnam and 2 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing the delights of northern Thailand, the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the cultural richness of Vietnam. From the bright lights of Bangkok to the age-old charms of Luang Prabang and the buzz of Hanoi, join us on a voyage of discovery and relaxation. Travel down the mighty Mekong and become acquainted with the tranquillity of remote villages and friendly locals along the way. Sip coffee by the lake in Hanoi, stroll the pristine shoreline around Halong Bay, take in the charming old-world ambiance of Hue and marvel at the hectic pace of life in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that will introduce you to the delicious cuisine, friendly people, beautiful landscape and cosmopolitan cities of these fascinating countries.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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4 - Very Good
  • Gillian
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 26 2019
“Very Good”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From UK
  • On Apr 12 2019
“It was excellent. I was educated about the Turkish culture. I have seen so much and learned so much. It was value for money”
Yong's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Yong
  • From Singapore
  • On Feb 11 2019
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bangkok
  • Day 2: Bangkok - Overnight train
  • Day 3: Chiang Mai
  • Day 4: Chiang Mai
  • Day 5: Chiang Khong
  • Day 6: Mekong River - Pak Beng
  • Day 7: Mekong River - Luang Prabang
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang
  • Day 9: Luang Prabang
  • Day 10: Vang Vieng
  • Day 11: Vang Vieng
  • Day 12: Vientiane
  • Day 13: Hanoi
  • Day 14: Halong Bay
  • Day 15: Hanoi – Overnight train
  • Day 16: Hue
  • Day 17: Hue
  • Day 18: Hoi An
  • Day 19: Hoi An
  • Day 20: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 21: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 22: Ho Chi Minh City
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (16 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Boat , Motorbike , Overnight sleeper train , Plane , Private Mini bus , Taxi , Longtail boat , Sampan , Tuk Tuk
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple complex
  • Mekong River - 2 day boat trip
  • Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves
  • Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Luang Prabang - Alms giving ceremony
  • Luang Prabang - Laos Buffalo Dairy social enterprise visit
  • Luang Prabang - MandaLao Elephant Conservation trek
  • Vientiane - COPE visit
  • Vientiane - Wat Si Saket
  • Hanoi - KOTO dinner
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Halong Bay - Cave entry
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - City tour
  • Mekong Delta - Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Bangkok and from Ho Chi Minh City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this South East Asia Uncovered tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this South East Asia Uncovered tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 17 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 February 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South East Asia Uncovered 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 South East Asia Uncovered 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • We cover a lot of distance on this trip, including overnight trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Hanoi to Hue (each approx 12 hours). Compartments are on a mixed gender basis and you may be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog posts here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight-train-in-vietnam/
  • https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/overnight-train-travel-around-the-world/
  • The sightseeing tour by motorbike in Hue is great fun with bikes driven safely by professionals (and helmets provided), but alternative transport can be arranged for those who would prefer not to travel by motorbike.
  • Depending on where you come from, the weather on this trip might be hotter and more humid than what you are used to. We recommend checking online for what the typical temperatures will be at the time of the year you are looking to travel to see what to expect - this website might be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam
  • Laos is less developed than many other South-East Asian countries. The roads can be bumpy, delays are common, and accommodation can be basic but always clean and comfortable. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful country!
  • Due to dam construction upstream, water levels aren't as reliable as in previous years. When the Mekong River is at its lowest from February to April, part of the journey may occasionally need to be made by land.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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