South East Asia Group Tour

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  • 99% of customers would recommend us to a friend
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  • All-in one package with so much included

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  • Book online with a 10% Deposit
  • Pay the remainder balance by 90 days before departure

Tour Details

Route: Bangkok Chiang Mai Luang Prabang Vang Vieng Hanoi Ha Long Bay Phong Nha Hoi An Ho Chi Minh Koh Rong Island Phnom Penh Siem Reap

Group Size: 4-22

Age Range: 18-60

Transport: Public transport, including overnight trains

Dates: Range of departures throughout the year

Summary: Throw yourself into Southeast Asia’s huge variety of unforgettable experiences in our 31-day adventure tour of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Adventure leaders will show you the best of the region’s hidden gems and major highlights so you can get the most out of your trip. Trek through jungle to a remote waterfall, feed majestic elephants and swim in perfectly clear water… Travelling South East Asia will stay with you forever.

What's Included?

  • Accommodation in dorm rooms
  • A combination of Western and local tour guides.
  • Loads of amazing activies• Elephant Sanctuary (Chiang Mai) • Visit a waterfall (Chiang Mai) • Visit a local hill tribe village (Chiang Mai) • Kuangsi Falls (Luang Prabang) • Boat tour (Halong Bay) • BBQ dinner on a private island (Halong Bay) • Karaoke (Phong Nha) • Ancient town tour (Hoi An) • Saigon city orientation walking tour (Ho Chi Minh) • Mekong delta (Ho Chi Minh) • Private boat tour (Koh Rong) • S21 prison (Phnom Penh) • City walking tour (Siem Reap) • Sunrise at Angkor Wat (Siem Reap)
  • Over 20 pre-selected meals

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Flights to tour start and end points
  • Optional activities• Cooking class – 800 THB / 20.2 GBP (Chiang Mai) • Muay Thai show – 400 to 600 THB – 10.1 to 15.2 GBP (Chiang Mai) • Zip lining, White water rafting, ATV quads – 2400 to 5600 THB / 60.8 to 141.9 GBP (Chiang Mai) • Night food market – pay for what you order (Chiang Mai) • Half day Mae Taeng biking tour – 1600 THB / 40.5 GBP (Chiang Mai) • Wat Doi Suthep Temple – 150 THB / 3.8 GBP (Chiang Mai) • Monk chat – 40 to 100 THB / 1.00 to 2.5 GBP (Chiang Mai) • Clubbing at Zo in Yellow – pay for what you drink (Chiang Mai • Optional group dinner – pay for what you order (Luang Prabang) • Hmong night market – pay for what you order (Luang Prabang) • Watch Takbat Lao ceremony (Luang Prabang) • Volunteer at Big Brother Big Mouse (Luang Prabang) • Rice experience – 344,000 KIP / 29.5 GBP (Luang Prabang) • Night out at Utopia – pay for your own drinks (Luang Prabang) • Laos ethnic village tour – 25 USD (Luang Prabang) • Half day rock climbing – 180,000 KIP / 15.4 GBP (Vang Vieng) • Bike to Pha Ngern view point – 40,000 KIP / 3.4 GBP (Vang Vieng) • Tubing – 60,000 KIP / 5.1 GBP (Vang Vieng) • Bar crawl – pay for your own drinks (Hanoi) • Hoa Lo Prison – 30,000 VND / 0.99 GBP (Hanoi) • Optional group lunch – pay for what you order (Hanoi) • Visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Hanoi) • Water puppet show – 100,000 VND / 3.3 GBP (Hanoi) • Coffee tasting (Phong Nha) • Bike to Bong Lai Village – 120,000 VND / 3.9 GBP (Phong Nha) • Rest afternoon by the pool – 60,000 VND / 1.9 GBP (Phong Nha) • National park tour – 1,350,000 VND / 44.6 GBP (Phong Nha) • Night out – pay for your own drinks (Hoi an) • Coconut basket boat and farming (Hoi an) • Ba Na Hills tour – 1,390,000 VND / 46 GBP (Hoi an) • Beach visit (Hoi an) • Lantern making experience – 250,000 VND / 8.2 GBP (Ho Chi Minh) • Optional group dinner – pay for what you order (Ho Chi Minh) • Rooftop bar and bar crawl – pay for your own drinks (Ho Chi Minh) • Optional group lunch (Ho Chi Minh) • Saigon water-bus tour – 30,000 VND / 0.99 GBP (Ho Chi Minh) • Night market (Ho Chi Minh) • Cu Chi tunnels – 230,000 VND / 7.6 GBP (Ho Chi Minh) • War Remnants Museum – 40,000 VND / 1.3 GBP (Ho Chi Minh) • Beach party at hostel (Koh Rong) • Scuba – 80 USD (Koh Rong) • Killing Fields (Phnom Penh) • Grand palace – 10 USD (Phnom Penh) • Optional group dinner – pay for what you order (Siem Reap) • Bar crawl – 5 USD which includes a shot in every bar (Siem Reap) • Floating village tour – 21 USD (Siem Reap) • Boozy bike tour – 29 USD (Siem Reap) • The Cambodian Circus – 28 USD (Siem Reap) • Bug market visit (Siem Reap) • Final group dinner – pay for what you order (Siem Reap) • Pub street – pay for your own drinks (Siem Reap)
  • All Meals

Room Upgrades

  • The upgrade fee is for the room, not per person. Single room is £550 (One person to a room) Double room is £550 (Two people sharing) A room upgrade is not available in the homestay in Chiang Mai, on Halong Bay, in Ha Tien or on Koh Rong island.

Koh Rong

  • At certain times of the year (low season particularly) the weather and wave conditions may mean that we are unable to use boats to access certain parts of Koh Rong islands. In these circumstances we would have to adapt the tours accordingly and offer activities of a similar value. This may also apply to the conditions for camping and hammock stays, we may have to adapt the tour to include village homestays or accommodation on other beaches around the island.
Itinerary

Day 1Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Thailand! Arrive in the vibrant Asian metropolis of Bangkok to meet your group and adventure leader. Get to know your new travel companions over dinner and drinks in an idyllic rooftop bar. Watch the sun set over Bankok’s towering skyline before hopping on board the sleeper train to kick-start your trip!

Day 2-5 Chiang Mai, Thailand

You’ll wake up to Northern Thailand’s stunning scenery as your train passes through the mountains before arriving in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is 700 years old and has an Old City which possesses original parts of walls and moats from its history as a religious hub. Therefore, Chiang Mai is home to hundreds of majestic Buddhist temples, the most impressive ones include Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang.

You’ll visist an Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, an ecotourism project set-up by The Karen Hilltribes Trust, where you will feed, walk, wash and learn about these elephants. You’ll get to sample local dishes and learn how to cook them and visit the countless ancient temples. If you wish to pack even more into your time in Chiang Mai then why not add on zip-lining, a biking tour or even catch a Thai Boxing show!

Day 6-8Luang Probang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its exceptionally preserved temples, rich culture and cascaded waterfalls. Take a dip in the turquoise pools of Kuang Si Falls and speak with local children to help develop their English skills.

Day 9-10Vang Vieng, Laos

Just 105 miles / 168 km north from Laung Prabang lies Vang Vieng. This village remains a popular stop for travellers to recharge while offering plenty of adventurous activities. Take a swim in the Blue Lagoon 2 or even go tubing!

Day 11-13Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, cultural and political capital of Vietnam, is known for its architectural contrasts of old vs. new, and foreign influences. Head to Hoa Lo Prison and then over to the Hoan Kiem Lake for a dip! We’ll then have lunch at Old Quarter street and you have all afternoon to take in the sights of Hanoi, it’s French architecture and lush forestry.

Day 13-14Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

105 miles/ 170km from Hanoi lies Ha Long Bay. Home to thousands of tiny islands and stunning beaches, it’s not surprising it’s featured in so many films. We will be heading to the Bay first thing in the morning travelling by bus, boat and kayak and spend the night on your own private beach, where you’ll wake up to a beautiful sunrise and spend your morning hanging out with the local monkeys.

Day 15-16Phong Nha, Vietnam

It’s time to relax. Explore Bong Lai Village by bike and cycle past rural farms and villages. Stop for a drink, a quick snack and if you fancy, a game of volleyball with the locals. Nip off for a quick nap in one of the hammocks or float your way down-river. In contrast, you’ll then experience an action packed day in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which is famous for its 400 Million year old karst mountains. You’ll be able to spend the day exploring its coastal caves, zip lining across the water and kayaking in the river caves.

Day 17-18Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An was once a major port during the ancient Champa Kingdom, and is well known in Vietnam for it’s pretty architecture. Explore the Ancient Town and sniff out hidden treasures in its boutiques and market stalls. You could head off for a night out for the true Vietnam experience after learning about local farm life – or even opt for crab fishing on a coconut boat.

Day 19-22 Hoi Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A vibrant and youthful city that was a focal point in the Vietnam War. Explore its history then jump on a longtail boat and head into the Mekong Delta to explore its floating markets and discover the Tra Su Forest that emerges from the water.

Day 23-25Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Get ready to be stunned! Today we enter Cambodia, crossing at the border by Ha Tien towards Koh Rong Island. The island is the definition of a Southeast Asian paradise and a must stop for anyone looking to experience a Moon Party. Tonight, chill out on the beaches and absorb the impressive scenery or head to one of the many beach bars on Koh Touch. Explore the surrounding islands on a boat tour, visit a local village, and go swimming. If you’re lucky, you might get a chance to spot seahorses, blue spotted ribbon-tail rays, and diamond fish on your excursion.

Day 26-27Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Travel to the nation’s capital, Phnom Penh, by ferry and bus via Sihanoukville. Grab a roadside snack en route, you’ll find everything from fresh mangoes to deep fried spiders…

Hit by bitter times of war, this trendy and alluring city was formerly known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’. Admire the Royal Palace, and take a sobering visit to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek as well as the S21 prison. In the evening amble along the riverside promenade. For a touch of class, have a drink at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club – one of the city’s most sophisticated joints.

Day 28-31Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today’s travel takes us to Siem Reap also known as the ancient gateway of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat. Spend the afternoon visiting the local villages and relaxing at the pool and in the evening take on the Fear Factor Food Challenge complemented by enjoying drinks from a Tuk Tuk cocktail bar.

After 31 days of travelling in some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, it’s time to bid farewell to your companions. However, rest assured, while you may be leaving Southeast Asia, the spirit of these beautiful nations will never really leave you. Take the bus back to Bangkok to head home – or continue your travels.

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