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Ultimate Indochina QBVL

Tour Duration 28 Days

Journey from Bangkok to Sapa

We trace a classic route from Bangkok on this exciting journey through Indochina. We travel through Cambodia visiting the temples of Angkor and lively Phnom Penh in order to reach Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh City we head north to Hanoi, visiting the beaches of Nha Trang, the ancient city of Hue and the fun historic town of Hoi An along the way. We spend the night on a boat in Halong Bay before flying into laid back Luang Prabang in Laos. A slow boat takes us into northern Thailand before we finally return to Bangkok.

Tour Highlights

  • Hoi An - Explore the shops and markets of this ancient town
  • Hanoi - Get lost in the bustling narrow streets of the Old Quarter
  • Halong Bay - Spend a night on a boat at one of the world's most iconic sites
  • Luang Prabang - Chill out in this sleepy riverside town
  • Thailand - Enjoy the night markets and night life of Chiang Mai and Bangkok


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour in Bangkok

  • 2
    Journey overland to Siem Reap

  • 3
    In Siem Reap; free time to discover the temples of Angkor

  • 4
    In Siem Reap; free time to explore Angkor further

  • 5
    Journey to Battambang across Tonle Sap Lake

  • 6
    Drive to Phnom Penh; orientation walk in the city

  • 7
    In Phnom Penh; free time to visit the Killing Fields

  • 8
    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City; orientation walk of Old Saigon

  • 9
    In Ho Chi Minh City; free time to visit Cu Chi Tunnels or Mekong Delta

  • 10
    Free day; overnight train to Nha Trang

  • 11
    Arrive Nha Trang

  • 12
    In Nha Trang; Overnight train to Danang

  • 13
    Arrive Danang; Drive to Hoi An via China Beach

  • 14
    In Hoi An

  • 15
    Drive to Hue

  • 16
    In Hue; Overnight train to Hanoi

  • 17
    Arrive Hanoi; drive to Halong Bay and explore by junk

  • 18
    Return to Hanoi; orientation walk of Old City

  • 19
    In Hanoi; free time

  • 20
    Morning flight to Luang Prabang (Laos)

  • 21
    In Luang Prabang

  • 22
    Slow boat on Mekong River; Overnight Pakbeng

  • 23
    Continue by boat, cross border to Chiang Khong (Thailand); Drive to Chiang Rai

  • 24
    Drive to Chiang Mai via White Temple

  • 25
    In Chiang Mai; Orientation walk

  • 26
    In Chiang Mai; Overnight train to Bangkok

  • 27
    Arrive Bangkok

  • 28
    Tour ends Bangkok

Tour notes

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Ultimate Indochina
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Why Book this tour
This classic journey through Indochina is a combination of three of our shorter tours: Indochina Explorer (QBK), Good Morning Vietnam (QVN) and Backroads from Hanoi to Bangkok (QLT). The trip has been planned using mainly public transport and travels overland as much as possible to give a real flavour of local travel. Plenty of free time is planned in to allow you to decide what to see and do in each destination, although we do offer optional excursions. This epic journey is for the more adventurous and is a great way to see the entire region.
Included meals 19 1 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat, Flight, Taxi
4 nights Comfortable Hotel
12 nights Standard Hotel
6 nights Simple Hotel
4 nights Simple Overnight Train
1 night Standard Junk
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Boat Crew, Explore Tour Leader(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14