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Discover Southeast Asia tour
Angkor Wat Bangkok Discover Southeast Asia Trip

Discover Southeast Asia

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
18 days
From: $ 3,999 $ 222 / day
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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)
  • Take thrilling cyclo rides for a different perspective in bustling cities

Short Description

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.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Bangkok
End City Siem Reap

Travel Theme



Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Laos


Culture History

Age Requirement

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.

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Trip Includes

  • 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

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Day 1 Bangkok

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. Additional Notes: At this meeting your CEO will ask to see your travel insurance, check that you have a visa for Vietnam and complete some other paper work. Please note that you MUST arrive on tour with your Vietnam visa. Please refer to the visa information section of these trip notes for more information on obtaining your Vietnamese visa. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75-1.50 hours)

Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai (1B)

Later today, settle into exquisite surroundings in Chiang Mai and take a relaxing break from the fast pace of Bangkok. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Grand Palace Visit Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 3 Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English. Additional Notes: Our hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai city, a five-minute walk from the famous night bazaar. Included Activities: Cooking Class Meet with Monks Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 4 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Traditional Thai Home Dinner

Day 5 Chiang Mai/Luang Prabang (1B)

Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos, and take an orientation walk around this town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane

Day 6 Luang Prabang (1B)

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. Included Activities: Royal Palace Museum Visit Wat Xien Thong Visit Pak Ou Caves Visit Transport: Boat (2.00 hour(s)) Boat (1.50 hour(s))

Day 7 Luang Prabang (1B)

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. Included Activities: Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion

Day 8 Luang Prabang/Hanoi (1B)

Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before catching a late afternoon flight to Hanoi. Transport: Plane (1.00-2.00 hours)

Day 9 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guided Tour Halong Bay Overnight Junk boat Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 10 Ha Long/Hanoi (1B, 1L)

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. Included Activities: Lunch at Hoa Sua Hanoi Cyclo Tour Transport: Shared Van (4.00 hour(s))

Day 11 Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

Catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

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. Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)

Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh (1B)

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. Included Activities: Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane (0.75-1.00 hours)

Day 14 Phnom Penh (1B)

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. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour

Day 15 Phnom Penh/Siem Reap (1B)

Drive to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market. Additional Notes: Please prepare yourself for a long drive day over roads that are not well maintained and often have heavy traffic. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring medication if you suffer from motion sickness and bring your tablet or book to pass the time. We will make rest stops along the way. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Night Market Visit Transport: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a first-class public bus. Enjoy air-conditioning, free wifi, and complimentary snacks. Arrive rested and recharged thanks to extra legroom and electrical outlets. First-class bus (6.50-7.50 hours, 320km)

Day 16 Siem Reap (1B, 1L)

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. Additional Notes: It can get very hot and humid walking around Angkor. Please wear lightweight clothes and good walking shoes, and be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk Transport: Tuk-tuk

Day 17 Siem Reap (1B)

Opt to pre-book the "Siem Reap Quad Biking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour Transport: Tuk-tuk

Day 18 Siem Reap (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day


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When I was researching potential tours of Southeast Asia, I was looking for Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai specifically) and Cambodia (Siem Reap/Angkor Wat specifically)

When I was researching potential tours of Southeast Asia, I was looking for Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai specifically) and Cambodia (Siem Reap/Angkor Wat specifically). The other destinations on this tour were just added bonuses. I am so happy that I chose this tour; it took me to places that I have never gone to -- like Luang Prabang which I had never heard of -- even though I consider myself to be a savvy traveler. I am happy that I went to Vietnam to learn about that country's perspective on history and to marvel at the beauty of Halong Bay. This particular tour offered the right mix of culture, history, escorted adventure, and individual discovery. It seemed to appeal to everyone in our group of ten travelers who ranged in age from their 20s to their 60s.
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Great overall trip, we were able to see the countries and learn a lot of the history in the areas

Great overall trip, we were able to see the countries and learn a lot of the history in the areas. The highlights for me were the personal encounters with the local people and being able to see how they live.
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Just what I expected

Just what I expected. Another excellent trip. A few minor things to work out in the itinerary and activities but I'd have never done the types of things and understood so much about the people and the culture.
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My first time in Southasia, loved it

My first time in Southasia, loved it. Enjoyed listening to the local history. Visiting the non tourist area. See how the locals live.

SE ASia is a culture shock if most of your travel has been in N

SE ASia is a culture shock if most of your travel has been in N.A. Or Europe. It was one new experience after another. We were not that prepared for such large cities and poverty but we adjusted. We loved getting out into the open on some of the boat and water activities. The Thai cooking class and market and family dinners in the different countries were very enjoyable. The cyclo rides will not be soon forgotten.
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The experience was memorable

The experience was memorable. Never before have I wanted to book another tour so quickly and travel again with the group. I believe this trip has created a monster a ducted to adventure travel.
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Flights & Transport

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

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: Max 16, avg 12

Max 16, Avg 10.

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


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


Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. 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.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

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