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South East Asia Experience

Famous for natural beauty, vibrant culture, and incredible food, our South East Asia Experience will have you exploring the very best of Thailand and Vietnam in style over 27 incredible days.

Famous for natural beauty, vibrant culture, and incredible food, our South East Asia Experience will have you exploring the very best of Thailand and Vietnam in style over 27 incredible days. From Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City you’ll experience the craziness of cities and temples, discover lush jungles, party under the stars, tour the tropical Phi Phi islands, meet rescued elephants at a sanctuary, sail around magical Ha Long Bay, cycle through rural villages, be charmed by Hoi An, learn about the Vietnam War, indulge at rooftop bars, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Oh, and did we mention that we’re including loads of activities, premium accommodation, an experienced Group Leader from the moment you land, and an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better!

Day 1 : Arrive in Bangkok
Landing in Bangkok, we’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your 4 star hotel located close to all the action. Meet up with your travel crew and get excited for the adventures to come.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Temples & Tuk Tuks
We’ll be experiencing Bangkok from a different angle this morning as we explore the city’s legendary canals by long-tail boat, taking in the floating markets and local ways of life. We’ll then stop by some of the city’s most sa- cred and famous temples, travelling by tuk tuk through the wild and crazy streets.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Thai Cooking Class & Overnight Train
If you love Thai food, you’ll be seriously into what comes next. This morning we’ll be learning the secrets of Thai cooking with a hands on class, before boarding our overnight train (with fully reclining beds) south.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Floating Bungalows
Prepare to feel like you’re having a pinch me moment as we make our way to our next stop. Winding through limestone cliffs on a traditional long boat, we’ll reach our floating bungalow home for the night in dreamy Khao Sok National Park. You’ll then spend the rest of the day kayaking, tubing and monkey spotting.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Jungle Treehouses
Travelling deeper into the untouched rainforest, today we’ll experience local life as we visit a sustainable family farm. We’ll then grab our swimmers and jump into a beautiful turquoise river, where we’ll kayak or tube before settling down in our tree house home for the night.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Hello Paradise!
Let the beauty of the Thai Islands work their magic on you as we arrive into Koh Phangan, the island most famous for hosting the legendary full moon parties. Upon arrival we’ll check into Sarana, our exclusive beach side bunga- lows that come complete with infinity pool, gym and yoga space, and a beach party!
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Explore Koh Phangan
Today’s all about exploring the very best of Koh Phangan, including some of the island’s best secret spots and lesser known beaches. You’ll spend the day sun bathing and snorkelling, then this evening we’ll tuck into a tasty beach BBQ.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Muay Thai or Yoga
All that beach time got you feeling a little lazy? We’ve got just the thing to get you moving - a Muay Thai boxing class. In the mood for something a little more sedate? You could instead opt for a private yoga class. Whichever you choose, the traditional Thai massage we’ll treat you to this afternoon will be well deserved. Tonight we’ll be heading out as a group for some after dark fun.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Travel to Phi Phi
Swapping one island paradise for another, today we’ll wave goodbye to Koh Phangan and say ‘sawasdee’ to Phi Phi. Arriving late afternoon, we’ll check in to our beautiful resort then head out for dinner, drinks and a beach party.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Speedboat Trip
Don’t forget your snorkel and sunscreen today as we’ll be heading off via private speedboat around the impossi- bly beautiful Phi Phi Leh. Visiting hidden lagoons, sunbathing on glorious white sandy beaches and snorkelling in clear waters, today will probably feel a little like paradise.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 : Morning Hike & Travel to Phuket
Waking up to another action packed day, we’ll kick things off with a hike to one of Phi Phi’s best viewpoints, then chill out on some of the island’s best beaches. Hopping on board a ferry, we’ll then travel to Phuket and check in to our beautiful boutique 4 star hotel.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 : Elephant Sanctuary
Ending Thailand on a high, today we’ll spend the morning with Thailand’s most sacred animal - elephants. We’ll visit the gentle giants at a rescue sanctuary and learn about how they are cared for. If Elephants are not your thing, then sleep in late or head out and explore the city on your own, before we treat you to a tasty farewell dinner and drinks.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 : Depart Phuket, Arrive Hanoi
Goodbye Thailand, hello Vietnam! Landing in Hanoi after an included flight we’ll take you to your boutique hotel in the heart of the old quarter. Spend the afternoon relaxing and noticing what differentiates Vietnam from Thai- land!
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 : Rickshaw Exploring
We’ll jump straight into the hustle of Hanoi today with a walking and rickshaw tour of the city. Tasty street food will keep us going as we soak in the intoxicating energy of the capital, full of rustic colonial buildings and themed trading streets. This evening we’ll head out for dinner and a drink to see what Hanoi has to offer after dark.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 15 : Sapa Trekking
From Hanoi to the hills, this morning we’ll take a VIP limousine bus to uncover dazzling scenery in northern Vi- etnam. We’ll meet locals from different ethnic groups, learning about how they live together peacefully whist re- taining their distinctive cultures, before heading up the Muong Hoa valley on a short trek. Passing villages oozing with culture, we’ll stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van village. To wrap up the day we’ll learn more about local customs and ways of life over a traditional dinner, washing it all down with a little rice wine.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 16 : Local Villages & Mountain Views
Today is all about enjoying the post-card perfect landscapes, breathing fresh mountain air as we trek through ter- raced hills, take in dramatic panoramas, and discover plunging waterfalls. This afternoon a quick drive takes us back to Sapa, where we will check in to our beautiful mountain-side hotel and kick up our feet for a well-earned rest in peaceful surroundings.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 17 : Explore Sapa Town
This morning enjoy the hotel and explore Sapa at your own pace, with the option of taking the cable car up Fan Si Pan peak. With a summit over 3100m, this viewpoint, also known as the roof of Indochina, boasts extravagant views of the mountainous landscape. This evening we’ll board an overnight train for a unique but comfortable trip back to Hanoi.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 18 : Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat
From Hanoi we’ll travel to Ha Long Bay to brace our sea legs and get on the luxurious boat that’ll be home for the night. Famous for emerald waters, limestone islands, dreamy grottos, and thick rainforests, we’ll see this World Heritage site up close as we kayak, swim, and laze on the sundeck. In the evening enjoy a sunset from the deck and tuck into a fresh dinner before some drinks. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Meals :Breakfast

Day 19 : Travel to Ninh Binh
Today the rice paddies and vast mountains of Ninh Binh await. This evening we’ll make the most of our serene surroundings as we cosy up in traditional bungalows by the river at a local homestay.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 20 : Bike Rides, Row Boats & An Epic Hike
Heading out to explore the rural paradise of Ninh Binh, we’ll hop on two wheels to weave through rice paddies before taking a local rowboat through an expansive network of rivers and caves. A hike up to Dragon Mountain viewpoint will reward us with epic views, and this evening we’ll have a deserved rest back at our bungalows.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 21 : Explore Hoi An
An internal flight will take us to the charming, historical Hoi An. Colourful markets? Check. Pastel buildings? Check. Pretty lanterns lighting up the river at night? Check. This beautiful part of Vietnam ticks all the boxes. Go shopping, stroll the alleys, or even visit a local tailor to get a custom suit or dress made. Tonight we head out for some dinner and drinks to experience the nightlife of this vibrant town.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 22 : Basket Fishing & Cooking Class
Local fishermen will be our guides today as we weave through coconut groves learning the art of crab fishing. We’ll then take part in a hands-on cooking class to become masters of all things Vietnamese cuisine! The after- noon is yours to try on your tailored outfits, chill by the pool or go full holiday mode with a massage. This evening we’ll treat ourselves to a Bamboo show, a cultural experience like no other.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 23 : Beach Day & Sunset Drinks
Pack your sun cream and swimsuit! Today we take a short bicycle ride through idyllic fields to the coast for a chilled beach day. If we’re lucky we’ll be treated to a colourful sunset whilst having dinner and drinks by the sea.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 24 : Travel to Ho Chi Minh City
Today we have a chilled morning to soak up the last bits of unforgettable Hoi An, then will catch our second flight to Ho Chi Minh City - one of Asia’s most exhilarating hubs. We’ll head straight out onto the streets for some din- ner, then up to a rooftop bar for drinks overlooking Ho Chi Minh’s modern skyline.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 25 : Local Life on the Mekong
Goodbye busy city and hello river life! Today we head to the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta for a special over- night experience. We’ll get a serious culture fix as we explore a more authentic Vietnam, seeing how locals live and work on the river and checking in to a family-run homestay for the evening.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 26 : Cu Chi Tunnels
At the Cu Chi tunnels, we’ll learn how this hand-dug underground network played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, providing supply routes, hideouts, and living quarters for soldiers. Arriving back into Ho Chi Minh City, we’ll be dressing sharp for our farewell dinner and party this evening.
Meals :None

Day 27 : Depart Ho Chi Minh City or Extend Your Stay
Your unforgettable 27 day adventure comes to an end. Those flying home will make their way to the airport, or keep living the dream and extend your stay in South East Asia with help from your Group Leader.
Meals :None

Airport pickup is provided on arrival into Bangkok

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