18-to-Thirtysomethings: Indochina Discovery and Trekking Northern Thailand (ATIT)

Countries Visited: Cambodia, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Thailand, Viet Nam
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 18, avg 12.
    Meals Included: 23 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Wander through Nha Trangs markets, Relax on the beaches of Koh Rong, See the ruins of an ancient temple complex, Witness limestone karsts around Vang Vieng, Trek through forests in Thailand to visit rural villages

    Description
    If you believe that travelling isnt just about crossing destinations on your list, weve got the trip for you. This 33-day tour through Southeast Asia is made for those that seek a well-rounded experience in their travels. Visit everything from fast-paced capitals to idyllic beaches and trek through rugged terrain to get a glimpse into traditional village life. Theres time in between to explore destinations on your own time and bond with your new travel friends as you explore the local nightlife.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    33 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BangkokDay 1 Bangkok
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: You must arrive on tour with your Vietnamese visa. See the Visa section of the Tour Details for more information and exceptions. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Siem ReapDay 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap (1B, 1D)
    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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Cambodia) Local Khmer Meal Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00-3.00 hours)
    Day 3Siem ReapDay 3 Siem Reap (1B)
    Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour Big Night Out
    Day 4Phnom PenhDay 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh (1B)
    Transfer to Cambodias capital. Take an orientation walk around Phnom Penh. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours)
    Day 5Phnom PenhDay 5 Phnom Penh (1B)
    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 Cambodias sombre history, visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields, reminders of the genocide that took place under Pol Pots reign as leader of the Khmer Rouge. Additional Notes: Phnom Penh can be confusing and we recommend to always keep a hotel card with you when you are exploring. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl
    Day 6Koh RongDay 6 Phnom Penh/Koh Rong (1B)
    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 doesnt get much better than this. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours) Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 7Koh RongDay 7 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.
    Day 8Chambok HomestayDay 8 Chambok Homestay (1D)
    Travel back to the mainland, then to a village homestay. Enjoy a homecooked meal with the hosts. Included Activities: Home Meal Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 185km)
    Day 9Ho Chi Minh CityDay 9 Chambok Homestay/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
    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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam) Transport: Private Vehicle Local bus
    Day 10Nha TrangDay 10 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang (1B)
    Discover the energy of Vietnams biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. Overnight train to Nha Trang. Additional Notes: During January/February, Tst (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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (10.00-11.00 hours)
    Day 11Nha TrangDay 11 Nha Trang
    Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl
    Day 12Da NangDay 12 Nha Trang/Da Nang (1B)
    In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An. Additional Notes: During January/February, Tst (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. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)
    Day 13Hoi AnDay 13 Da Nang/Hoi An
    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. Included Activities: Hoi An Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 28km)
    Day 14Hoi AnDay 14 Hoi An (1B, 1L)
    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. Included Activities: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch
    Day 15HusDay 15 Hoi An/Hus (1B)
    Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, or take a cruise along the Perfume River. Feel like hopping on a motorbike insteads Pre-book the Hue Motorbike Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 137km)
    Day 16HanoiDay 16 Hus/Hanoi (1B)
    Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (14.00-15.00 hours, 673km)
    Day 17Ha LongDay 17 Hanoi/Ha Long (1L)
    Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay. Included Activities: Hs Long Bay Junk Boat Trip Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 18HanoiDay 18 Ha Long/Hanoi (1B)
    Get to know Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter. Interested in local cuisines Hanois got some of the best street food around! Pre-book the "Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour" on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour. Included Activities: Old Quarter Orientation Walk Transport: Shared Van (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 19HanoiDay 19 Hanoi
    Spend time exploring Hanoi.
    Day 20VientianeDay 20 Hanoi/Vientiane (1B)
    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 Vientianes 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. Transport: Plane (1.25 hour(s))
    Day 21Vang ViengDay 21 Vientiane/Vang Vieng (1B)
    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. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 22Vang ViengDay 22 Vang Vieng (1B)
    Free time to explore Vang Vieng. Opt to explore some of the caves by bicycle or take an invigorating walk. In the evening, soak in the natural beauty of the countryside as the sun sets over the river. Feel like a full-day kayaking and caving adventure is more your speeds Pre-book the Vang Vieng Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.
    Day 23Luang PrabangDay 23 Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang (1B)
    This morning travel from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. Get your bearings with a CEO-led orientation walk. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
    Day 24Luang PrabangDay 24 Luang Prabang (1B)
    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.
    Day 25Pak BengDay 25 Luang Prabang/Pak Beng (1B, 1D)
    We board our boat for the two-day journey up the mighty Mekong River making our way to Chiang Khong. Included Activities: Mekong River Slow Boat Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony
    Day 26Chiang KhongDay 26 Pak Beng/Chiang Khong (1B, 1L)
    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. Included Activities: Mekong River Slow Boat Border Crossing (Laos - Thailand)
    Day 27Chiang MaiDay 27 Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai
    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. Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure or experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
    Day 28Chiang MaiDay 28 Chiang Mai
    Enjoy free time to explore. Opt to do a cycling tour, catch a Thai boxing match, or visit Doi Suthep temple. Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure or experience the flavours and scents of traditional northern Thai cuisine by pre-booking the Northern Thai Cooking Class.
    Day 29Ban Mae JokDay 29 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok (1B, 1L, 1D)
    We might have time to visit a local market before stopping for lunch and starting our trek. Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies. Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, its all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Pickup truck (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 30Pa Khao LamDay 30 Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D)
    You will also have the chance to fish at Mae Tang River using local tools; learn how to construct a bamboo raft. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
    Day 31Chiang MaiDay 31 Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)
    After breakfast, leave the village by bamboo raft, stopping at other villages along the way. Meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore. Included Activities: Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village Lahu Village Visit Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village Transport: Pickup truck (1.50-2.00 hours)
    Day 32BangkokDay 32 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)
    Opt to go shopping, enjoy a Thai massage, or explore Chiang Mais many temples. Board an overnight train to Bangkok. Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
    Day 33BangkokDay 33 Bangkok
    Arrive in Bangkok at approximately 8am. Tour finishes on arrival at the train station. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
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    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.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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