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  • Enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner in a rural village
  • Observe the daily life of monks and visit sacred temples
  • Learn about cambodian history (both ancient and modern)
  • Take thrilling cyclo rides for a different perspective in bustling cities
  • Eat well while giving back at a g adventures-supported training restaurant in siem reap

Past meets present in this fast-paced adventure that takes you from Bangkok to Hanoi and just about everywhere in between. With a busy culture richly steeped in tradition, there's always something to see or do on this journey through Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, be it witnessing the daily rituals of monks, participating in an authentic Thai cooking class or taking cyclo rides through impossibly busy city streets. A series of included flights lets us cover more ground and take you on a whirlwind throughout Southeast Asia. Make sure you stay up late for the night markets, too!

Trip Description
Indochina Explorer
Travel Theme
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
Indochina Explorer



The Indochina Explorer tour, was a great December 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Indochina Explorer tour, was a great insight into the area of the 4 countries covered,and lived up to it's name, we really loved the whole experience.

Operator G Adventures



Great itinerary, wonderful people and an amazing CEO. October 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing CEO, great itinerary, good hotels, great experience

Operator G Adventures



Amazing CEO, great itinerary, good hotels, great October 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing CEO, great itinerary, good hotels, great experience

Operator G Adventures



Great choice of hotels, sites visited....some local guides need training. August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Exotic travel experience....great opportunity to share in very different culture and sample some dynamic and tantalizing dishes.

Operator G Adventures



Loved everything about this trip (1st G adventure trip). Excellent guide (Kakada) was knowledgable, helpful with any problems, and showed genuine interest in the group and our safety. Great selection of sites, good accommodations and food, and loved to have a bit of free time also. Would highly recommend both the trip and guide to anyone interested in G Adventures Comfort tours. Thanks! August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Very High end. The general tour, range, transportation, and guide were all excellent. Loved the diverse experiences. Very happy to have a great guide for all 4 Countries without changing at each Country. Kakada was excellent all around, but his English, knowledge, enthusiasm, and professionalism was very appreciated. I thought he managed the diverse group well and worked very hard to help everyone with any of their perceived problems. No concerns at all this trip!
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Day 1 Bangkok

Upon arrival you will be transferred to 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

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

Day 3 Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Opt to visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market. Additional Notes: Our hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai city, within 5 a minute walk of the famous night bazaar. Included Activities: Cooking Class Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 4 Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

Today, explore Chiang Mai with some free time. Savour authentic khantoke cuisine this evening. Included Activities: Traditional Thai Home Dinner

Day 5 Chiang Mai/Luang Prabang (1B)

After a relaxing morning fly to Luang Prabang, Laos. Take an orientation walk of this World Heritage listed town. 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 and receive a blessing. In the afternoon, visit the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xiengthong and Wat Visoun Temples, then catch a boat to Pak Ou Temple caves and stop in local villages. Visit Phousi Temple to watch the sunset. Included Activities: Royal Palace Museum Visit Wat Xien Thong Visit Wat Visoun Temples Visit Pak Ou Caves Visit Phousi Temple Visit Transport: Boat Boat

Day 7 Luang Prabang (1B)

The morning is free for optional activities, such as visiting textile galleries and the night market, relaxing in one of the town's cafés or visiting the Ethnology Museum. In the afternoon, we take an excursion to Kuang Sii waterfall. Included Activities: Kuang Si Waterfalls Excursion

Day 8 Luang Prabang/Hanoi (1B, 1L)

Classic French colonial architecture, beautiful decor and a scenic location makes Hanoi a fantastic place to visit. Included Activities: Lunch at Hoa Sua Hanoi Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane

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

Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, then continue to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise in a traditional junk boat with a local guide. Explore the limestone caves around the bay, enjoy sumptuous local seafood and relax on deck with a cool drink while watching the passing scenery. Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum Guided Tour Halong Bay Overnight Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 10 Ha Long/Hanoi (1B)

Enjoy a morning cruise around Halong Bay with an option to kayak before transferring back to Hanoi. Take the afternoon at leisure to visit local markets, shops and museums. Transport: Private Vehicle

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

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 (pedicab) for sightseeing or take a boat ride on the Saigon river. Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle

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, with option to visit the famous Foreign Correspondents club for sunset drinks. Included Activities: Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Plane

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 and take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Night Market Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

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 school and G Adventures-supported project. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant Transport: Tuk-tuk

Day 17 Siem Reap (1B)

We continue to explore the ancient capital of Angkor Wat. Option to visit Angkor National Museum and Tonle Sap floating village. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour Transport: Tuk-tuk

Day 18 Siem Reap (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,899

Price Per Day:

$ 217 per person
All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket
Trip Includes
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Thai Home Dinner
  • Chiang Mai National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lunch at Hoa Sua
  • Hanoi G Adventures for Good: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant
  • Siem Reap Hands-On: Cooking Class
  • Chiang Mai
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour of Bankok including boat on the Klong canals
  • the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew temple
  • Visit Doi Suthep Buddhist Temple visit
  • Rural village visit with authentic khantoke dinner in a local family's home
  • Thai cooking class with market visit
  • Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market
  • Tour of Luang Prabang
  • including the Laos Royal Palace Museum
  • Wat Xiengthong and Wat Visoun temples
  • and sunset on Phuosi Hill
  • Boat tour to Pak Ou Temple caves and local village visits
  • Observe a Laos sunrise Buddhist ritual
  • Kuang Sii waterfall excursion
  • Hanoi old town cyclo tour with lunch at a local training restaurant
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit
  • Halong Bay traditional boat with cave and island tour
  • 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
  • 2-day guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
  • Visit and lunch at New Hope (a G Adventures-supported project)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate bus/van, 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.
Comfort hotels (16 nts), junk boat (1 nt).
Start City
End City
Siem Reap
Guides 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.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at:
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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