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Exploring Indochina

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Discover the charms of Indochina as you journey through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
  • Product Code 46600
  • Holiday Type Pioneer Holidays, Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, Experiential Holidays
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 1
  • Holiday Duration Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Exploring Indochina 

Set foot on the path to discovery and journey to the heart of three distant lands. Make your way through the timeless backstreets of ancient towns and cities, linger at the busy morning markets filled with exotic goods and explore the imposing temples and pagodas of another age.

Our journey starts in the beautiful city of Bangkok. We visit the Grand Palace and take a boat ride along the canals of the rural western suburbs. We then fly to Chiang Rai and visit the Golden Triangle. Crossing into Laos, we spend two days cruising down the Mekong with an overnight stay at Pak Beng before reaching Luang Prabang. Whilst here we’ll take a walking tour of the city with a guide and visit the National Museum. Outside of the city we have the chance to see bears and learn their stories at a rescue centre as well as driving out to the Kuangsi waterfall.

Leaving the Mekong we travel south by coach to Phonsavan where we stop at the mystical Plain of Jars – a landscape where hundreds of huge megalithic stone jars lie scattered. We continue to Vang Vieng where we’ll have a visit to the local Mines Advisory Group, a remarkable team who’ve helped clear unexploded ordnance left from the Vietnam War. Then it’s on to the capital, French colonial style Vientiane.

We fly south to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. We’ll take a local ‘tuk tuk’ away from the tourist trail for an evening food safari with a guide. We'll spend a day sightseeing in the city and we’ll also have an excursion to the sobering Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Museum.

We travel by coach through a sea of rice fields to Siem Reap close to Angkor Wat. This huge temple and tomb complex is undoubtedly one of the wonders of the world. We’ll explore the complex and on another day we take a boat trip to Kampong Kleang on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. We fly back to Bangkok for our last night staying close to the airport to allow a smooth airport transfer.

Holiday Highlights

  • Cruise down the Mekong River.
  • Explore the temple complex of Angkor Wat.
  • Visit the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet.
  • Discover the mystical Plain of Jars.
  • Learn about bears on a behind the scenes visit to a local sanctuary.
  • Zip though markets Cambodian style by ‘tuk tuk’.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Bangkok (British Airways)
      Airport transfers
      Half board accommodation
      Two picnic lunches
      Local English speaking guides
      All local travel, transfers and entrance fees.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

  • Flights: Heathrow-Bangkok (c12hrs), British Airways.            
  • Arrival transfer by road (c2hrs).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

King Grand Boutique Hotel, Phnom Penh

King Grand Boutique Hotel is located in the center of Phnom Penh, just five minutes walk to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and a short distance to the National Museum, scenic riverside, shops and restaurants. The hotel has two swimming pools, both a roof top pool offering 360-degree views of the city, and one on the ground floor surrounded by lush gardens. Rooms have either a queen or twin beds, a safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar, a hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers and free WIFI internet. 



Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, Pakbeng

Sitting on the banks of the Mekong, the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is midway between the World Heritage, and Huay Xai, the main border crossing between northern Thailand and northern Laos. Each room has a large, private balcony with a coffee table and deckchairs, overlooking the Mekong.




The Elephant Crossing Hotel, Vang Vieng

The Elephant Crossing Hotel is a charming boutique hotel in Vang Vieng. Situated on the banks of the Nam Song River, and boasts breathtaking views of majestic limestone mountains. The Hotel has a traditional Lao open-air Sala for relaxing, lounging and dining; and a riverside restaurant and bar that encompass the magnificent views of the unspoiled landscape. Room features include a beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and a private balcony with river and mountain views.