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Discover Southeast Asia
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18 days

from $4,499 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Experience the vibrant cultures and treasures of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
  • Glide along Bangkok’s canals and venture into Chiang Mai’s markets.
  • Tour World Heritage–listed Luang Prabang and take a boat to visit the cave temples at Pak Ou.
  • Explore Angkor Wat and enjoy a Khmer lunch at a G Adventures– supported vocational training restaurant.
Itinerary

Encounter the colorful cultures of Indochina on an 18-day journey to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Cruise Halong Bay, explore incredible Angkor Wat, interact with local families, and taste some of the world’s best street food at the night markets of Chiang Mai. Soak up the richness of this corner of the globe so steeped in tradition.

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Bangkok/Chiang Mai

Explore Bangkok and take a boat along the klong canals. Visit the Grand Palace and sacred Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew temple. Later, catch a flight to Chiang Mai.

Day 3: Chiang Mai

Visit the market with a local chef to learn about traditional ingredients. Participate in a Thai cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Later, we'll visit an historic temple and sit down with one of the young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism. Visit the Doi Suthep Buddhist Temple and listen to monks chanting at sunset. Opt to visit the bustling Chiang Mai night market.

Day 4: Chiang Mai

Today, explore Chiang Mai with some free time. This evening, visit a village outside Chiang Mai and sit down around an authentic khantoke for dinner in a local family's guesthouse.

Day 5: Chiang Mai/Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang, Laos, and take an orientation walk around this town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 6: Luang Prabang

Rise at dawn to watch the monks collecting offerings of food from the locals in exchange for blessings, then visit the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xiengthong. Later, catch a boat to Pak Ou Temple caves and stop in local villages.

Day 7: Luang Prabang

The morning is free for optional activities such as visiting textile galleries, relaxing in one of the town's cafes, or visiting the Ethnology Museum. In the afternoon, we take an excursion to Kuang Si waterfall.

Day 8: Luang Prabang/Hanoi

Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before catching a late afternoon flight to Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi/Ha Long

Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, then continue to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters. Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this stunning World Heritage site. Continue to cruise around the bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.

Day 10: Ha Long/Hanoi

Return to land and head back to Hanoi. Enjoy lunch at Hoa Sua, an NGO and training school for disadvantaged youth. After lunch, set out on a guided cyclo ride and orientation tour of the Old Quarter.

Day 11: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City

Catch our flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and take a thrilling cyclo tour of this bustling city.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

Take a guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh

Flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Take an NGO-supported cyclo city tour along the waterfront and key city sights, then opt to visit the famous Foreign Correspondents' Club for sunset drinks.

Day 14: Phnom Penh

Explore the dark side of Cambodian history at Choeung Ek Memorial, the site of the infamous killing fields. We also visit Tuol Sleng prison, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.

Day 15: Phnom Penh/Siem Reap

Drive to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Take an orientation walk through the entertainment district and visit the exciting night market.

Day 16: Siem Reap

Spend two days exploring the ruins of the Angkor Wat temple complex with a local expert guide. Also experience a Khmer lunch at New Hope, a local training restaurant and G Adventures-supported project. This evening, enjoy a performance at Phare, the Cambodian circus and social enterprise that provides training and gainful employment to Cambodian youth from difficult social and economic backgrounds. We also meet with one of the organizers who gives us an overview of this incredible enterprise.

Day 17: Siem Reap

We continue to explore the ancient capital and temple complex of Angkor with options this afternoon to visit Angkor National Museum and Tonle Sap floating village.

Day 18: Siem Reap

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 09 Nov 2019 - 26 Nov 2019
  • double occupancy
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    $4,749 AUD Per Person
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  • date 23 Nov 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
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  • date 07 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
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    $4,749 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,938 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
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    $4,749 AUD Per Person
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  • date 28 Dec 2019 - 14 Jan 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,749 AUD Per Person
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    $6,938 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Jan 2020 - 21 Jan 2020
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  • date 18 Jan 2020 - 04 Feb 2020
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  • date 25 Jan 2020 - 11 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
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  • date 01 Feb 2020 - 18 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Feb 2020 - 03 Mar 2020
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 22 Feb 2020 - 10 Mar 2020
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Mar 2020 - 07 Apr 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 11 Apr 2020 - 28 Apr 2020
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    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 09 May 2020 - 26 May 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,499 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,288 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,499 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,288 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Jul 2020 - 21 Jul 2020
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    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 18 Jul 2020 - 04 Aug 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,729 AUD Per Person
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    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Aug 2020 - 01 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 26 Sep 2020 - 13 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,499 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,288 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Oct 2020 - 27 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Oct 2020 - 10 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Nov 2020 - 24 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Nov 2020 - 01 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Nov 2020 - 08 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 05 Dec 2020 - 22 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 26 Dec 2020 - 12 Jan 2021
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 02 Jan 2021 - 19 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 16 Jan 2021 - 02 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 30 Jan 2021 - 16 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 13 Feb 2021 - 02 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Feb 2021 - 09 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 27 Feb 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 13 Mar 2021 - 30 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,969 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,758 AUD Per Person

  • date 27 Mar 2021 - 13 Apr 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,729 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,518 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (16 nts), junk boat (1 nt).
  • Meals: 17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Transport: Private vehicle, first-class public bus, boat, tuk tuk, plane, cyclo, traditional junk boat.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet with Monks, Chiang Mai
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lunch at Hoa Sua, Hanoi
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cambodian Circus Performance and Talk, Siem Reap
  • Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
  • Your Discover Moment: Luang Prabang
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour of Bangkok including boat ride on the klong (canals)
  • Visit the temple at Doi Suthep
  • Orientation walk of Chiang Mai night market
  • Tour of Luang Prabang
  • Boat tour to Pak Ou cave temples
  • Kuang Sii waterfall excursion
  • Hanoi old town cyclo tour
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum visit
  • Halong Bay overnight cruise
  • Ho Chi Minh City cyclo tour
  • Cu Chi tunnels tour
  • Phnom Penh cyclo tour
  • Tuol Sleng Prison Museum tour and Choeung Ek memorial (the "killing fields") tour
  • Siem Reap orientation walk and night market
  • Two-day guided tour of Angkor Wat
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $5,238

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.