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Big Indochina Adventure

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The one that’s our biggest trip in South East Asia, an epic adventure from Bangkok to Hanoi in 27 days

Travel Style

Discoverer

Take your time and explore in-detail each destination on this trip. Find out more

  • Duration

    27 days

  • Countries

    4 Countries

  • Meals

    26 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Coach + Internal Flights

  • Group Size

    Average 24 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Overnight Train to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ayutthaya

Top Experiences

38 included & 12 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals)

    Included

    Bangkok

  • Spend half a day with playful rescue elephants at the Sai Yok Elephant Haven in Kanchanaburi

    Included

    Kanchanaburi

  • Enjoy an authentic family-style dinner at your jungle raft accomodation in Kanchanburi

    Included

    Kanchanaburi

  • Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall

    US$20.00

    Luang Prabang

  • Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking and caving experience

    US$21

    Vang Vieng

  • Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap

    US$36

    Siem Reap

Big Indochina Adventure

38 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals)
  • Long-tail boat tour of canals with fish feeding
  • Spend half a day with playful rescue elephants at the Sai Yok Elephant Haven in Kanchanaburi
  • Enjoy an authentic family-style dinner at your jungle raft accomodation in Kanchanburi
  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
  • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls in Thailand
  • Take a scenic bike ride across Ayutthaya
  • Overnight train to Chiang Mai
  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple
  • See the Pak Ou Caves
  • Explore the French colonial influences of UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang on two wheels with a bicycle ride
  • City tour of the Laotian capital
  • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos, providing prosthetic limbs and support for local people with disabilities
  • Included flight to Phnom Penh
  • Pay tribute to a tragic past at the 'Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine
  • Included flight to Siem Reap
  • See Angkor Wat at Sunrise
  • Visit Ta Prohm temple
  • Included flight to Ho CHi Minh City
  • Take a leisurely cruise by local boat from Pakbeng along the Mekong river
  • Learn to fish like a local in the Mekong Delta
  • Experience a slice of local life staying at a riverside Mekong Delta homestay
  • Discover an immense underground world at the Cu Chi war tunnels
  • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace
  • Learn of the tragically fascinating Vietnam war at the War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh
  • Included flight to Nha Trang
  • Enjoy this seaside resort town known for its gorgeous beaches and turquoise waters
  • Visit Hoi An's UNESCO listed Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge
  • Included flight to Hoi An
  • See stunning scenery en route to Hue
  • Discover the hidden charm of Hue on a local cyclo (rickshaw) ride
  • Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Imperial Citadel
  • Flight to Hanoi
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Drift off to sleep on a traditional Chinese Junk Boat in Halong Bay
  • Visit the wild grottos of the Sung Sot Caves in Halong Bay
  • Visit Ti Top islands

12 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Thai Cooking Class US$26.00
  • Zip around Chiang Mai's street food scene in an evening Vespa food tour THB 2750
  • Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall US$20.00
  • Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking and caving experience US$21
  • Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap US$36
  • Explore Nha Trang's tropical waters with swimming & snorkelling US$25.00
  • Relax with a warm mineral mud bath & hot spring experience in Vietnam's resort town of Nha Trang US$19
  • Learn how to whip up fresh Vietnamese food with a Hoi An cooking class US$22.00
  • Take a tour of the breathtaking Marble Mountains, Da Nang US$19.00
  • Group Photo at Hue’s Imperial Citadel US$9
  • Get a taste of authentic Vietnam with a delicious Hue street food tour US$27.00
  • Paddle over the emerald waters of Halong Bay by kayak US$14

Where I'll Stay?

Learn more about the accommodation available on this trip

  • 26 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    21 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Special Stay - Floating Raft Hotel, 1 night in Overnight Train, 2 nights in Guesthouse, 1 night in Special Stay - Junk Boat

    Guest houses and 3-star hotels are the name of the game, plus you'll get the chance to shack-up aboard a Chinese-style junk boat and an overnight sleeper train. We like to keep it intrepid, but there's no compromise on comfort.

About this trip

Sharpen your chopstick skills & clear a month of your calendar; this is so much more than a holiday. Included internal flights & a well planned trip will see you fishing with locals in Vietnam, being blessed by Monks in Thailand, exploring limestone caves in Laos and pulling up at Cambodia's Angkor Wat in a tuk-tuk. No big deal.

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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Bangkok

  2. 2 2 nights

    Kanchanaburi

  3. via via

    Ayutthaya

  4. 1 1 night

    Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

  5. 2 2 nights

    Chiang Mai

  6. 1 1 night

    Pakbeng

  7. 2 2 nights

    Luang Prabang

  8. 2 2 nights

    Vang Vieng

  9. 1 1 night

    Vientiane

  10. 1 1 night

    Phnom Penh

  11. 2 2 nights

    Siem Reap

  12. 1 1 night

    Ho Chi Minh City

  13. 1 1 night

    Mekong Delta

  14. 1 1 night

    Ho Chi Minh City

  15. 2 2 nights

    Nha Trang

  16. 2 2 nights

    Hoi An

  17. 1 1 night

    Hue

  18. 1 1 night

    Hanoi

  19. 1 1 night

    Halong Bay

  20. 1 1 night

    Hanoi

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DAY 1 - Arrive Bangkok

Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok fellow globe roamers, where a glorious adventure of Asia exploration lies ahead of us. After checking into our swanky hotel you may wish to do some DIY exploring, grab a massage or just lie by the pool soaking up those sweet Thai rays. Later the group will join forces to hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours. Maybe take to the streets for some authentic pad thai and eye-popping nightlife, or jump in a tuk-tuk and hit the buzzy Patpong Night Market, with its neon lights and vibrant street life.  

Stay

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 - Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Bangkok

The Royal Palace and its 61 acres of incredible buildings will be number one on today's to do list. We'll start the day early, with so much to see there's no time to waste. We'll start with a tour of the klongs (canals) and some fish feeding, as well as watching locals go about their day and living life along the river. Just listing today's sites gives us the butterflies, and we'll take it all in with our Local Guide leading the charge. Armed with more Local knowledge than we know what to do with, get ready for ME Time. From shopping, grabbing a massage to indulding in delicious local eats, this afternoon is gearing up to be brilliant.

Kanchanaburi

Bangkok, you've been a dream, but the show must go on! Fast becoming a must-visit in this part of the world, we make tracks to our next destination, the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi to really get local. There's nothing like getting some local transport to keep things interesting, so we'll pop into a boat along the River Kwai where we'll reach our home for the night, the The Jungle Raft Hotel, Kanchanaburi. Rooms lit by candle light are what you'll be greeted with, followed by a delicious included dinner of local specialities at dusk. You can even jump in the river directly from your room. Amazing! Because of course here at Contiki we like to keep things a bit special. Tonight as we watch the sunset over the landscape we'll no doubt be toasting our first full day on the trip and contemplating just how good life is. 

Stay

Jungle Raft Hotel Special Stay (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a guided tour of Bangkok's Royal Palace and feed the fish in the local klongs (canals)

  • Long-tail boat tour of canals with fish feeding

DAY 3 - Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi

We'll wake up in jungle paradise, eat breakfast and take some time to enjoy our surroundings. Next up on today's activities is Sai Yok Elephant Sanctuary, where we'll spend half a day learning about how the sanctuary rescue and care for these beautiful creatures. Have a go at bathing the elephants, they love a bit of mud - so hope you're ready to get a little messy. Finish up with some lunch and a shower before  visiting the famed Bridge on the River Kwai, without our guide giving us all the info we need on this riverside spot steeped in history. Afterwards, you've got some free time to explore Kanchanaburi town or just do some relaxing. It's up to you!

Stay

Pung Waan Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Spend half a day with playful rescue elephants at the Sai Yok Elephant Haven in Kanchanaburi

  • Enjoy an authentic family-style dinner at your jungle raft accomodation in Kanchanburi

  • Visit infamous Death Railway & the Bridge on the beautiful River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

DAY 4 - Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya - Overnight Train

Kanchanaburi

Ayutthaya

We’ll make a stop in the UNESCO listed city of Ayutthaya, once the capital of Kingdom of Siam before being destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th Century. We'll grab bikes & ride past ornate temples, towering spires and beautiful palaces. Later, we board our overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

Stay

Overnight Train

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Swim in the breathtaking Erawan waterfalls in Thailand

  • Take a scenic bike ride across Ayutthaya

  • Overnight train to Chiang Mai

DAY 5 - Chiang Mai

Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

The laid-back city of Chiang Mai is ours as we wake this morning. Buddhist rituals, traditional architecture & surrounding countryside will see us smitten. The city is yours to make the most of YOU style - maybe that means roaming the old quarter or the city's heart on foot.

Chiang Mai

Stay

Empress Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple

DAY 6 - Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Another free day in this amazing city is a great opportunity to explore. Maybe hit the street food scene or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. Tonight we'll be dabbling in the art of Thai cooking - this is one class that's deliciously irresistible.

Stay

Empress Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Thai Cooking Class

    US$26.00

  • Zip around Chiang Mai's street food scene in an evening Vespa food tour

    THB 2750

DAY 7 - Chiang Mai to Pakbeng

Chiang Mai

Pakbeng

Taking a border hop we’ll cross out of Thailand and into Laos. After collecting our passport stamps we’ll journey to Pakbeng, taking part of the trip by river cruise on a local boat. Remote, traditional, and endlessly charming, Pakbeng is a true traveller’s dream. 

Stay

Guesthouse Special Stay

DAY 8 - Pakbeng to Luang Prabang

Pakbeng

Leaving Pakbeng, we make our way to Luang Prabang - get ready for gorgeous waterfalls, biking explorations and a chance to experience the local community and sacred Buddhist rituals.

Luang Prabang

Ending our Mekong Delta magic we arrive in the much-loved city of Luang Prabang. Temples dusted in gold, historic French mansions, & locals wrapped in saffron robes make this one of the prettiest places in Asia. Our explorations will involve a sunset from a hill-top stupa & a bout of shopping at the local night markets.

Stay

Luang Prabang Inn Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See the Pak Ou Caves

DAY 9 - Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

A city cycle and a swim under the 60-metre cascades of Kuang Si Falls will provide our daily nature fix, but most of the day is yours to visit palaces & temples & watch local life by the river, or choose to explore any way that suits. Tonight, watch the sunset at a riverside bar, and contemplate just how good life is and how relaxed you already feel just one week in.

Stay

Luang Prabang Inn Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Explore the French colonial influences of UNESCO-listed Luang Prabang on two wheels with a bicycle ride

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Marvel at the cascading beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall

    US$20.00

DAY 10 - Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Luang Prabang

This morning early risers will be rewarded with Buddhist rituals kissed by the sun's morning rays. Take part in a sacred Laotian ritual offering alms (food) to Buddhist monks. This morning we take an overland journey to a lively tourist hub filled with opportunities for adventure. It makes leaving the charming town of Luang Prabang a little easier.

Vang Vieng

Known for its dramatic limestone karsts & world food flair, Vang Vieng will keep you busy. Explore the local rivers and caves or chill out surrounded by like-minded travellers, watching the sun set over the mountains.

Stay

Elephant Crossing Hotel (or similar)

DAY 11 - Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Today is yours to conquer Vang Vieng. Stuck for ideas? Grab a pushbike and allow yourself to get a little lost, stopping at swimming holes and weaving through limestone caves, watching life unfold in the pretty countryside of Laos.

Stay

Elephant Crossing Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore Vang Vieng by river with a kayaking and caving experience

    US$21

DAY 12 - Vang Vieng to Vientiane

Vang Vieng

Today you should wake up feeling satisfied with your Vang Vieng explorations, and ready to peel back the layers of another Laos hotspot.

Vientiane

Welcome to the capital of Vientiane. If you’re expecting a bustling Asian capital, prepare to be surprised; the vibe in this quaint Mekong town is strictly chilled. Apart from seeing the beauty of Pha That Luang stupa & the artistic talent of Patuxai, we’ll use our time here to visit the COPE centre, a local charity that provide prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation services to those who have lost their limbs as a result of unexploded bombs. Our visit here will also provide an insight into Laos’ troubled history, and is a great chance for us to lend a helping hand to the Laotian community.

Stay

Dao Savanh Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • City tour of the Laotian capital

  • Visit the COPE Support Centre in Vientiane, Laos, providing prosthetic limbs and support for local people with disabilities

DAY 13 - Vientiane to Phnom Penh

Vientiane

This morning we cross the border sky high, flying out of Laos as we make for the capital of Cambodia.

Phnom Penh

Although it's easy to find reminders of Cambodia's dark past in the city of Phnom Penh, it is also a place brightened by shy smiles and pretty tree-lined streets. We'll learn about the horrific Khmer Rouge rule by visiting the mass graves of the ‘Killing Fields’ & the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum with our Local Guide. With knowledge in hand, we'll lighten the mood by paying a visit to the Tree Alliance Restaurant, where disadvantaged and former street children are trained up in hospitality skills. And wow, do they do it well; their frozen shakes and mouth-watering menu never fail to impress. Later tonight, the night is yours to explore as you please.

Stay

Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included flight to Phnom Penh

  • Pay tribute to a tragic past at the 'Killing Fields" & Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh

  • Dinner at the Friends TREE Alliance Restaurant in Phnom Penh, a social enterprise serving up delicious local cuisine

DAY 14 - Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

Another included flight takes us out of Cambodia's capital this morning, landing us in the heartland of an ancient masterpiece and what is still the largest religious monument in the world.

Siem Reap

You could relax poolside this afternoon, before seeing what's going on by night! There are plenty of things you could spice up your night with, like local night markets though probably best to reserve your energy for our early morning visit to an Eighth Wonder of the World and something we know you've all been waiting for.  

Stay

Amber Angkor Villa Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included flight to Siem Reap

DAY 15 - Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Prepare to be moved to the core this morning as we journey to Angkor Wat through dawn's hours in preparation for sunrise. Nothing can quite describe the feeling of watching the day's first rays touch this ancient spiritual site, it's pretty much magic. After a siesta and pool hangs to break up the day back at our hotel, we journey back to the temples to explore Angkor Thom and the Tomb Raider temple of Ta Prohm, which is slowly being swallowed by the jungle. With no early rise on tomorrow's agenda, we can let loose on the city's famous Pub Street and the buzzing local night markets.

Stay

Amber Angkor Villa Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Angkor Wat at Sunrise

  • Visit Ta Prohm temple

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a sunset Quad Biking adventure through the Cambodian countryside in Siem Reap

    US$36

DAY 16 - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap

Saying good-bye to some of your group at breakfast will be sad, but the thought of getting to Vietnam will no doubt cheer you up!

Ho Chi Minh City

With a coriander filled Bánh mì in one hand and a Vietnamese coffee in the other, hit the road and get ready to explore the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh. Tonight we take on the Ben Thanh markets where you can eat and shop to your wanderlusting hearts content.

Stay

Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Included flight to Ho CHi Minh City

DAY 17 - Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta

Ho Chi Minh City

Today we leave Ho Chi Minh exchanging fast paced city life for an energy that's a little more quaint. Such is the contrasting beauty of Vietnam. 

Mekong Delta

Though this isn't the first time we are seeing the Mekong Delta, our journey in a traditional boat will prove just how dramatically this river's fringes can vary. We'll see floating markets, visit a rice paper factory, and sip brewed herbs at a traditional tea house. A home-cooked meal and local musicians will round off our day as we settle in for a night at a local guesthouse. 

Stay

Mekong Delta Homestay (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Take a leisurely cruise by local boat from Pakbeng along the Mekong river

  • Learn to fish like a local in the Mekong Delta

  • Experience a slice of local life staying at a riverside Mekong Delta homestay

DAY 18 - Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Delta

After an early breakfast we'll make our way back to Ho Chi Minh, detouring past the staggering 250-kilometres of tunnels that make up the Viet Cong’s Cu Chi.

Ho Chi Minh City

Back in the addictive mayhem of Vietnam's biggest city you will have free time to carry on your explorations. Continuing to eat your way through Vietnam's culinary highlights would be one wise way to use your time (we think).

Stay

Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Discover an immense underground world at the Cu Chi war tunnels

DAY 19 - Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

Ho Chi Minh City

With some traditional R'n'R on our afternoon agenda, the morning can be used to put on our discovering boots. We'll dabble in history and religion before taking flight to a coastal town overlooking the South China Sea.

Nha Trang

Golden sand beaches, turquoise oceans, water sports galore - this is Nha Trang. This afternoon why not book in for a mineral mud bath and hot thermal spring experience before heading out to dinner with your crew. Ah, the good life.

Stay

Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace

  • Learn of the tragically fascinating Vietnam war at the War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh

  • Included flight to Nha Trang

DAY 20 - Nha Trang

Nha Trang

Good news - we're kicking it in Nha Trang for another night. Have a massage, sign up for the optional cruise, or just hang on the beach saving your energy for seaside bar fun as the sun sets.

Stay

Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy this seaside resort town known for its gorgeous beaches and turquoise waters

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Explore Nha Trang's tropical waters with swimming & snorkelling

    US$25.00

  • Relax with a warm mineral mud bath & hot spring experience in Vietnam's resort town of Nha Trang

    US$19

DAY 21 - Nha Trang to Hoi An

Nha Trang

After a zippy flight north & a short coastal drive we find ourselves in a canal town overflowing with beauty and ancient history. 

Hoi An

With Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and European influences, Hoi An has no shortage of charm and architectural interest. Bike riding through rice fields, roaming the old quarter & ordering custom made clothes at an artful tailor are just some of the activities that will colour our day. Tonight you can opt onto a Vietnamese cooking class, whipping up a storm of up to 4 traditional dishes. 

Stay

Acacia Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Hoi An's UNESCO listed Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge

  • Included flight to Hoi An

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Learn how to whip up fresh Vietnamese food with a Hoi An cooking class

    US$22.00

DAY 22 - Hoi An

Hoi An

Visit the ruined Hindu temples of the Champa Empire on Marble Mountain, poke around in galleries & antique shops, and marvel at traditional methods of pottery, silk weaving and wood-carving on display at the local markets. That's how your free day in Hoi An could roll.

Stay

Acacia Hotel (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Take a tour of the breathtaking Marble Mountains, Da Nang

    US$19.00

DAY 23 - Hoi An to Hue

Hoi An

Though we'll have grown content with Hoi An life, this morning the show must go on. After all, the former imperial town of Hue has invited us over, and we'd be foolish to turn it down.

Hue

Intricately decorated pavilions, lotus flower ponds, and colourful artworks mark our first sightseeing venture in Hue. Totally in awe of Tu Duc Mausoleum, we move on to the 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda & learn of the horrific history of the Hue Buddhist massacre as well as taking in a cyclo ride to see the city from a whole new angle.

Stay

The Asia Hotel (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See stunning scenery en route to Hue

  • Discover the hidden charm of Hue on a local cyclo (rickshaw) ride

  • Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Imperial Citadel

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Group Photo at Hue’s Imperial Citadel

    US$9

  • Get a taste of authentic Vietnam with a delicious Hue street food tour

    US$27.00

DAY 24 - Hue to Hanoi

Hue

Today we fly out of Hue in the direction of Vietnam's time capsule capital. A trio of influences and filled with romance, 2-nights here will see us utterly smitten.

Hanoi

With an epic fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese influence, you'll be nothing short of ecstatic as we check-in to our Hanoi hotel, right in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter. Our time will be spent weaving through a maze of 36 trading streets filled with colourful goods for sale, and unwinding in the walled gardens of the Temple of Literature. Later, we'll roam French-style boulevards and maybe dine on a nom ngo sen lotus-stem salad, dau chien ron fried tofu & a few bia hoi beers.

Stay

Thien Thai Hotel Hanoi (or similar)

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Flight to Hanoi

  • Visit the Temple of Literature

DAY 25 - Hanoi to Halong Bay

Hanoi

After a Hanoi history 101 lesson we move on to Halong Bay where a night on a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site awaits.

Halong Bay

A drive through stunning scenery will evoke plenty of 'oh wow's, but it only gets better as we board our home for the night, a Chinese-style junk boat in Halong Bay. Feel the serenity kicking in immediately as we drift the limestone island seas of the Gulf of Tonkin. We will pass hidden lagoons, thick forests & dreamy grottos, & stop to explore the Sung Sot Caves. A fresh seafood dinner and sunset at our docking spot will polish off a wonderful day packed with No Regrets moments and simply unforgettable experiences. 

Stay

Junk Boat Special Stay

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Drift off to sleep on a traditional Chinese Junk Boat in Halong Bay

  • Visit the wild grottos of the Sung Sot Caves in Halong Bay

  • Visit Ti Top islands

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Paddle over the emerald waters of Halong Bay by kayak

    US$14

DAY 26 - Halong Bay to Hanoi

Halong Bay

Today will be all about the leisurely vibes as we wake up to breakfast and a grotto swim. Make the most of your time on the junk boat & kayak your way around Halong Bay - the views don't get much better than this.

Hanoi

After heading back to Hanoi we find ourselves enjoying our final night together on tour. Save the choir of tears for tomorrow - this evening is all about making the most of your free time and staying positive. The quirky world-famous water puppet performance in Red River Delta makes for the perfect send off, should you fancy opting for something a bit different.

Stay

Thien Thai Hotel Hanoi (or similar)

DAY 27 - Depart Hanoi

Hanoi

Hanoi

Enjoy one final squad breakfast this morning before the tour wraps up. Hug it out and make plans to reunite somewhere fabulous sometime soon - Latin America, perhaps?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I visit the Golden Hands Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam?

Contiki doesn’t offer a visit to the Golden Hands Bridge as an Included Experience or a Free Time Add On, however you can visit the Bridge yourself on Day 5/7/22 (Vietnam Experience, Vietnam Highlights and Big Indochina Adventure). This is a free day in Hoi An. Our Trip Managers can advise you on how to get to the Golden Bridge, and there are many day trip companies that can take you there. Though bear in mind, you may miss out on a Free Time Add On like a visit to the Marble Mountains.