South East Asia Loop

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Travel into the heart and soul of South East Asia

Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of South East Asia. Starting off in Bangkok, get lost in the chaos of Thailand’s capital city before succumbing to the slightly more relaxed pace of Chiang Mai. Cruise along the Mekong River to reach peaceful Luang Prabang, a colourful town dotted with monks, pop-up stalls and French-inspired eateries. In Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, travel back to the time of Vietnam’s emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be wowed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Then discover Cambodia’s fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh’s bustling streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor, before wrapping up the adventure back in Thailand.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • This combination trip includes trips in Thaiiland, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia that are some of the most popular in the entire Intrepid range. Travel by boat, train, plane, private minibus, taxi and even on the back of a motorbike!
  • Angkor Wat. Need we say more? As well as a guided tour, you’ll also have a pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap. So you can explore this incredible temple complex as much and as often as you like.
  • Settle in for the night and experience overnight train journeys, starting from Hanoi and Bangkok and waking up ready to head out and explore Chiang Mai and Hue.
  • The two-day boat journey down the iconic Mekong River passes incredible rural scenery and is one of the must-dos to truly experience South East Asia.
  • Discover the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle as you walk side by side with recently rescued elephants on stroll through their natural habitat.
  • Sample local food wherever you go, from a seafood dinner on Halong Bay, street snacks at markets, a meal at a buddhist nunnery, coconut candy and tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta, and dinner at KOTO restaurant.
  • The perfect blend of included sights and free time to make your own discoveries in some of our favourite destinations, like Hoi An and Luang Prabang.
  • Discover Kampong Luong and the countryside around Battambang with a visit to a floating village and a bike ride around farms and cottage industries.
  • Travel from Vietnam to Thailand, experiencing the contrasts between three of the region’s most fascinating countries.


Day 1: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok – Overnight train

Day 3: Chiang Mai

Day 4: Chiang Mai

Day 5: Chiang Khong

Day 6: Mekong River – Pak Beng

Day 7: Mekong River – Luang Prabang

Day 8: Luang Prabang

Day 9: Luang Prabang

Day 10: Vang Vieng

Day 11: Vang Vieng

Day 12: Vientiane

Day 13: Hanoi

Day 14: Halong Bay

Day 15: Hanoi – Overnight train

Day 16: Hue

Day 17: Hue

Day 18: Hoi An

Day 19: Hoi An

Day 20: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 21: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 22: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 23: Phnom Penh

Day 24: Phnom Penh

Day 25: Battambang

Day 26: Siem Reap

Day 27: Siem Reap / Angkor Wat

Day 28: Siem Reap / Angkor Wat

Day 29: Bangkok

Day 30: Bangkok



Images Courtesy of Intrepid Group