2. CHIANG MAI
3. LUANG PRABANG
4. VANG VIENG
7. HA LONG BAY
9. HOI AN
10. NHA TRANG
11. HO CHI MINH
12. PHNOM PENH
14. SIEM REAP
SOUTH EAST ASIA
Our South East Asia route takes you on a trip through the skyscrapers of Bangkok, humble streets of Laos, fishing villages of Vietnam and all the way down to the jungles of Cambodia; tackling the big four in the best way we know how. You'll travel via plane, train, boat and any way that'll get your from A to B as comfortably, quickly and cost effectively as possible. Just get yourself flights to Bangkok and back and we'll sort out the rest.
With all of our routes, we provide you with a Travel Guide pack filled with information about each location, the most frequented activities as well as our favourite restaurants and accommodation. Providing budget and luxury priced options for each category.
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35 Days, 14 Locations, 2 Flights, 4 Trains, 3 Buses, 1 Travel Guide
BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI
Day 1 you arrive in Bangkok. Start the beginning of your adventure by taking in your new weird and wonderful surroundings. Perhaps pop down to Khao San Road for some Pad Thai or visit one of Bangkok's famed floating markets.. Once you're ready for the next step in your trip, we'll have a cosy 14 hour overnight sleeper train booked to take you to Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai to LUANG PRABANG
After a scenic train journey overnight to the north of Thailand, you'll arrive in Chang Mai. Jungle hikes and elephant experiences are the most frequented of backpacker attractions in Mai. Day 7 you will board an aeroplane for a short duration to your first location in Laos.
LUANG PRABANG TO VANG VIENG
After a short flight you'll arrive in Luang Prabang - a modernised version of old Laos. Along with Michelin Star restaurants you can visit some of Laos' famous night markets. Following your stay, you'll take a bus down to Vang Vieng.
Vang vieng to vientiane
Enter the mountainous town of Vang Vieng. A lot of travellers partake in activities such as tubing between bars down the Mekong river or off-roading on ATV. Once your time in Vang Vieng has come to an end, there will be a bus waiting to take you through the mountains to Vientiane.
Vientiane to Hanoi
Once you reach Vientiane you'll be able to notice the beauty of its Lao-French style architecture and quaint streets. Home to many a temple, the famous Buddha Park and a variety spas, this will be your last stop in Laos. Following this you will take a short flight into Hanoi, Vietnam.
HANOI TO Ha Long Bay TO HANOI
Hanoi is one of the most popular cities with a fantastic array of restaurants and things to do. You will have one night here, before your transfer to Ha Long Bay the following day. When there, we recommend booking an overnight boat stay for one night. Being one of the natural wonders of the world, it makes this trip certainly one of the highlights of Vietnam. The following day you will be transferred back to Hanoi for one night.
Hanoi to hue
Hue is the King's city. As you take a leisurely cruise down the perfume river you will get a chance to take in some of the scenic temples Hue has to offer. One sight you may notice being the innate Imperial Citadel. A frequent backpacker favourite are city motorbike tours in Hue. You will travel down the Vietnamese coast by train the next day to Hoi An.
hue to hoi an
Down to the popular coastal town of Hoi An. Only a short bike ride from the beach, Hoi An is the town of lanterns and good food. Along the river is where all the best bars and restaurants reside. Cooking classes are often favoured by passers-through. In the evening you will take a sleeper train to Nha Trang.
hoi an to nha trang
Train / Bus
Nha Trang is one of the more modern Vietnamese towns. Right on the beach and a plethora of sky bars, rooftop nightclubs and beachfront restaurants. It is certainly one of the more lively towns and will be your last stop before a train down to Ho Chi Minh.
nha trang to ho chi minh
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is the largest city in Vietnam with a population reaching just over seven million people. This overpopulated metropolis is home to some of the finest quality cuisine, and much like Bangkok, possesses a great deal of rooftop bars. If you need to get some rest you will have plenty of time on the bus to your first stop in Cambodia.
ho chi minh to phnom penh
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and should hopefully give you a bit of an insight into this crazy, colourful country. Perhaps go to one of the many markets and pick yourself some clothes or presents for back home, or even catch one of the local kick-boxing matches at the arena. Once you're done, you can jump on a quick bus down to the beach town of Sihanoukville.
phnom penh to sihanoukville
Sihanoukville is a beautiful seaside town filled with a myriad of pubs and seaside eateries. If you line your trip up with Cambodia's dry season, Sih'ville will be your beach paradise for this journey. There's a wide selection of hostels to choose from down here, as well a good selection of places to find some tasty local cuisine. Next you will journey up the country to Siem Reap.
sihanoukville to siem reap
This will be your last stop before you journeying back to Bangkok before you either travel home for your departure or downwards to the Thai islands where your adventure continues. Siem Reap is a lively place and most adventurers like to see off their stay in Pub Street. This strip full of wild bars and loud nightclubs and will certainly give you the send off you're looking for. When you're finished, you will hop on a day bus to Bangkok.
SIEM REAP TO BANGKOK
Now that you've drunk yourself silly in Pub Street you'll arrive back in Bangkok. Once you've completed your journey please drop us a little review of your experience and any ideas to add to our recommendations. This may be the end of your trip or a pit stop before your next!