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45 reviews
Big Indochina Adventure - Contiki
27 days

Big Indochina Adventure

From Bangkok to Hanoi
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
30
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4784
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US $3,110
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Highlights

  • Discover the history of the Cu Chi war tunnels
  • Learn how to make fresh Vietnamese food, Hoi An
  • Kayak over the beautiful emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Spend half a day with playful rescue elephants, Kanchanaburi

Itinerary

Start in Bangkok and end in Hanoi! With the discovery tour Big Indochina Adventure, you have a 27 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 18 other destinations in Asia. Big Indochina Adventure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Bangkok
  2. Day 2: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
  3. Day 3: Kanchanaburi
  4. Day 4: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai via Ayutthaya - Overnight Train
  5. Day 5: Chiang Mai
  6. Day 6: Chiang Mai
  7. Day 7: Chiang Mai to Pakbeng
  8. Day 8: Pakbeng to Luang Prabang
  9. Day 9: Luang Prabang
  10. Day 10: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
  11. Day 11: Vang Vieng
  12. Day 12: Vang Vieng to Vientiane
  13. Day 13: Vientiane to Phnom Penh
  14. Day 14: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  15. Day 15: Siem Reap
  16. Day 16: Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
  17. Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta
  18. Day 18: Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City
  19. Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
  20. Day 20: Nha Trang
  21. Day 21: Nha Trang to Hoi An
  22. Day 22: Hoi An
  23. Day 23: Hoi An to Hue
  24. Day 24: Hue to Hanoi
  25. Day 25: Hanoi to Halong Bay
  26. Day 26: Halong Bay to Hanoi
  27. Day 27: Depart Hanoi
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.8
  • 4.7
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  • R
    · February 08, 2020
    The main reason I booked a tour was because I had no time or desire to plan a full itinerary for the places I wanted to go. Moreover, while on the trip I wanted to do as little work as possible to see and do as many things as possible! I can say with... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Rob, Thanks for taking the time to review your Contiki. I am so happy to see that the Big Indochina ticked all the boxes you were looking for without the hassle of organizing it! Also great to hear that Jules did such a wonderful job for you.... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · January 30, 2020
    Talia is an awesome tour guide! She’s very easy to get along with and super approachable. Talia is very knowledgeable about everywhere we went and all the activities. She had great free time and restaurant suggestions everywhere we went. She made the... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • B
    · November 17, 2019
    It was really well organised, if something went wrong the passengers had no idea. Rhi is super calm, collected and professional with her job. Knows so much about Asia and was happy to share her experiences with us.
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • S
    · November 17, 2019
    Rhi was an amazing trip manager!! Her daily enthusiasm, knowledge and approachability made the trip that much better!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • J
    · November 15, 2019
    Talia was an amazing guide. She was extremely knowledgable about the places we visited and different cultures. She was also very approachable with any questions we had, and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable and having a good time.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • T
    · November 02, 2019
    Talia was an amazing tour guide who is extremely knowledgeable about every city and place we went to. She knew all the answers to every question and always put in so much work to make sure our day sheets were formatted really well while still being very... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • CK
    · October 13, 2019
    Did the Asian adventure portion of this trip (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia). Aaron (trip manager), local guides and the group we had was great! Really loved all the add-ons as well. Of course they aren’t 5 star hotels but accommodations were pretty good.... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • S
    · October 10, 2019
    The combination of the trip manager to the sites and the knowledge that went into this trip made the whole thing absolutely amazing
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Big Indochina Adventure reviewer 9
    · August 31, 2019
    One of the best experiances of my life! A well planned, fun tour filled with a variety of experiances. From getting blessed by a monk to swimming with elephants, every moment was awesome. Our trip manager Fi, made the trip exceed all my expectations... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Big Indochina Adventure reviewer 10
    · August 13, 2019
    Aside from this tour having more things included than you can imagine, our guide Aaron was so informative and innately driven to help at all hours of the day. His enthusiasm for showing foreigners the best parts of a country shows every day on tour and... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019

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27 days
Big Indochina Adventure
From Bangkok to Hanoi
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FAQs

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at 9 am at Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel in Hanoi and it is time to say farewell to your newfound friends! Please be aware the hotel is not confirmed until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from Nouvo City Hotel in Bangkok and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. There is, however, a welcome meeting at approximately 6 pm so we recommend arriving beforehand so you can meet your group and fellow travellers. Please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are available for this tour at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team to arrange this.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. This is a list of hotels that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Nouvo City Hotel
      Jungle Rafts Kanchanaburi
      Pung-Waan resort & spa
      Overnight Train Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
      The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai
      Phetchoksay Guest House
      Luangprabang Inn
      The Elephant Crossing Hotel
      Daosavanh 2 Hotel
      Ohana Hotel (formerly Hotel Castle)
      The Frangipani Hotel
      Vien dong Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
      Bay Thoi Homestay
      Vien Dong Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
      Vien Dong Hotel, Nha Trang
      Van Loi Hotel
      The Asia Hotel Hue
      Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel
      Halong Sails (Overnight Cruise to Halong Bay)
      Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Ziplining. Price: USD $98.00
      Thai Cooking Class. Price: USD $23.00
      Visit Kuang Si Waterfalls. Price: USD $20
      Kayaking and caving experience kayaking and caving. Price: USD $21
      Quad Biking at Sunset. Price: USD $36
      Mud Bath Experience. Price: USD $17
      Cruise to offshore islands to swim and snorkel. Price: USD $25
      Vietnamese cooking class and dinner. Price: USD $22
      Marble Mountain. Price: USD $19
      Hoi An Cooking class & dinner. Price: USD $20.00
      Hue Street Food Tour. Price: USD $27
      Kayaking on Halong Bay. Price: USD $12

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

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      Baht
      Thailand
      Kip
      Laos
      Riels
      Cambodia
      Dong
      Vietnam

      Plugs & Adapters

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      Visa

      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Cambodia and Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 15 May 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 15 May 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 45 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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