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Vietnam, Laos & Thailand: Riversides & Railways

Tour, Escorted tour

18-to-Thirtysomethings

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Vietnam, Laos & Thailand: Riversides & Railways
Now's the time to explore Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Party along the beautiful bay of Vietnam's Nha Trang with new friends, channel the French vibe sipping coffee riverside in Laos, and hunt down treasures in local markets. When it comes to this side of Southeast Asia, the choice is all yours. Feel free to soak up the spirit of this amazing part of the world.

Highlights
Relax in quaint Hoi An, cruise the blue waters of Halong Bay, see Phong Nha's stunning underground river network, shop at the Chiang Mai night market, marvel at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, sample Vietnamese specialities on a street food crawl, explore limestone karsts in Vang Vieng.

Accommodation
Simple hotels (twin-share) (5 nts), hostels (multi-share) (10 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), homestay (2 nts).

Group Leader
CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 18, avg 12.

Meals Included
17 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

What's Included
Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles, Hoi An Your G for Good Moment: Mekong River Homestay & Baci Ceremony, Muang Pakbèng Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Ho Chi Minh City Your Foodie Moment: Nha Trang Street Food Crawl, Nha Trang Your Big Night Out Moment: Reminisce Riverside, Hoi An Your Big Night Out Moment: Vang Vieng Nightlife, Vang Vieng Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang Your Discover Moment: Chiang Mai. Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch. Slow boat on the Mekong. Guided hike in Vang Vieng. Orientation walk, sunset visit to Wat Phousi, and waterfall excursion in Luang Prabang. Orientation walks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Hanoi. Two street food crawls in different cities. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Interests
  • Rail Tours
  • Younger Travelers
21 Nights Starting At
April 01, 2024 through April 29, 2024
13 departures, various dates
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Itinerary Overview
Day 3
Nha Trang
Day 4
Nha Trang/Da Nang
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Hu?/Phong Nha
Day 9
Phong Nha/Hanoi
Day 10
Day 11
H? Long Bay/Hanoi
Day 14
Vang Vieng
Day 15
Vang Vieng/Luang Prabang
Day 16
Day 18
Pak Beng/Chiang Khong
Day 19
Chiang Khong/Chiang Mai
Day 21
Day 22
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Tour Tips
Local Dress
In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites. In Pakistan we recommend a head scarf for women while walking around.

Meals
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Optional Activities
Ho Chi Minh City- War Remnants Museum Visit (2USD per person)- Ben Thanh Market- Cholon Visit- Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour (10USD per person)- Dam Sen Water Park Visit (4USD per person)- Reunification Palace Visit (2USD per person)C? Chi- Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour (20-25USD per person)Nha Trang- Snorkelling- Nha Trang Boat Tour and Snorkelling (25USD per person)- Mud Bath Visit (20USD per person)Hoi An- Tailor Shops- Cua Dai Beach- Hoi An Bike and Boat Tour- Thu Bon River Boat Trip (12USD per person)- Hoi An Walking Tour- Hoi An Cooking Class (30USD per person)M? Son- M? Son Excursion (30USD per person)Hu?- Imperial Citadel Tour (7USD per person)- Perfume River Cruise (10USD per person)- Tien Mu Pagoda Visit- Royal Tombs Entry (5USD per person)- Cycling (10USD per person)- Hue Motorbike Tour- Hue City TourPhong Nha- Caving in Phong NhaH? Long Bay- Kayaking (10USD per person)- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on CombosHanoi- Tran Quoc Pagoda Visit- Hoan Kiem Lake Walk- Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance (6USD per person)- Hanoi Foodie Culture Tour- Temple of Literature (Van Mi?u) VisitVientiane- Wat Pha That Luang Visit (1USD per person)- Buddha Park (1USD per person)- National Museum Visit (4USD per person)- Wat Sisaket Visit (1USD per person)Vang Vieng- Hiking- Caving- Bike Rental (2USD per person)- Kayaking (25USD per person)- Vang Vieng Adrenaline BundleLuang Prabang- Wat Visoun Temples Visit (2.50USD per person)- Phousi Temple Visit (2.50USD per person)- Royal Palace Museum Visit (5USD per person)- Wat Xien Thong Visit (2.50USD per person)- Cooking Class (35USD per person)- Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit (8USD per person)- Royal Ballet Theatre (15USD per person)- Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Entry (4USD per person)- Sunrise Alms-givingChiang Mai- Muay Thai Fight- Khantoke Dinner and Show (30USD per person)- Chiang Mai Cycling Tour (30USD per person)- Northern Thai Cooking Class- Street Food Walk at Chiang Mai Night Market- Full Day Tuk-Tuk AdventureChiang Khong- Massage (Southeast Asia)Doi Suthep- Doi Suthep Temple Visit (2USD per person)Bangkok- Jim Thompson's House Visit (4USD per person)- Grand Palace Visit (15USD per person)- Klong Riverboat Tour (30USD per person)- Wat Po Visit (3.50USD per person)- National Museum Visit (2USD per person)

What to Take
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Group Leader Description
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Local Dress
In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites. In Pakistan we recommend a head scarf for women while walking around.

Meals
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Optional Activities
Ho Chi Minh City- War Remnants Museum Visit (2USD per person)- Ben Thanh Market- Cholon Visit- Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour (10USD per person)- Dam Sen Water Park Visit (4USD per person)- Reunification Palace Visit (2USD per person)C? Chi- Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour (20-25USD per person)Nha Trang- Snorkelling- Nha Trang Boat Tour and Snorkelling (25USD per person)- Mud Bath Visit (20USD per person)Hoi An- Tailor Shops- Cua Dai Beach- Hoi An Bike and Boat Tour- Thu Bon River Boat Trip (12USD per person)- Hoi An Walking Tour- Hoi An Cooking Class (30USD per person)M? Son- M? Son Excursion (30USD per person)Hu?- Imperial Citadel Tour (7USD per person)- Perfume River Cruise (10USD per person)- Tien Mu Pagoda Visit- Royal Tombs Entry (5USD per person)- Cycling (10USD per person)- Hue Motorbike Tour- Hue City TourPhong Nha- Caving in Phong NhaH? Long Bay- Kayaking (10USD per person)- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on CombosHanoi- Tran Quoc Pagoda Visit- Hoan Kiem Lake Walk- Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Performance (6USD per person)- Hanoi Foodie Culture Tour- Temple of Literature (Van Mi?u) VisitVientiane- Wat Pha That Luang Visit (1USD per person)- Buddha Park (1USD per person)- National Museum Visit (4USD per person)- Wat Sisaket Visit (1USD per person)Vang Vieng- Hiking- Caving- Bike Rental (2USD per person)- Kayaking (25USD per person)- Vang Vieng Adrenaline BundleLuang Prabang- Wat Visoun Temples Visit (2.50USD per person)- Phousi Temple Visit (2.50USD per person)- Royal Palace Museum Visit (5USD per person)- Wat Xien Thong Visit (2.50USD per person)- Cooking Class (35USD per person)- Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre Visit (8USD per person)- Royal Ballet Theatre (15USD per person)- Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre Entry (4USD per person)- Sunrise Alms-givingChiang Mai- Muay Thai Fight- Khantoke Dinner and Show (30USD per person)- Chiang Mai Cycling Tour (30USD per person)- Northern Thai Cooking Class- Street Food Walk at Chiang Mai Night Market- Full Day Tuk-Tuk AdventureChiang Khong- Massage (Southeast Asia)Doi Suthep- Doi Suthep Temple Visit (2USD per person)Bangkok- Jim Thompson's House Visit (4USD per person)- Grand Palace Visit (15USD per person)- Klong Riverboat Tour (30USD per person)- Wat Po Visit (3.50USD per person)- National Museum Visit (2USD per person)

What to Take
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.

Group Leader Description
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

About G Adventures
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G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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About G Adventures
G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.