Epic Asia, 38 Days
What you get...
- 38 day trip tour departing Bangkok.
- 37 nights accommodation.
- Some meals.
- All activities as per itinerary.
- All transport.
- Airport pickup.
- Services of an experienced western Group Leader and local guides.
Arrive and meet the Group - River Cruise - Thai Cooking Class - Khao Sok National Park - Arrive in Koh Phangan - Traditional Thai Massage - Island trip - Muay Thai or Yoga Experience - Transport and arrival - Phi Phi Islands - Phi Phi Islands Experience - Paradise Islands Boat Trip - Chill out in Phi Phi - Fly - Chiang Mai - Jungle Zip - Hill Tribe Trek - Elephant Sanctuary Experience - Hanoi - Hanoi City Tour - Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat - Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay - Ha Long Bay - Ninh Binh - Arrive in Hoi An - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels - Head - Cambodia Today we jump on our bus - Cambodia After our border crossing we - S - Kampot - Local Markets - Arrive in Koh Rong - Island Boat Trip - Beach time - Siem Reap - Check out
Day 1 Arrive and meet the Group.
We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to the guesthouse in Bangkok. You'll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
Day 2 River Cruise & Temples.
Soak up Thailand's fascinating culture as we cruise the canals of Bangkok by long tail boat, explore ancient temples, ride in a Tuk Tuk, then head out and experience the crazy nightlife
Day 3 Thai Cooking Class & Overnight Train.
Learn the secrets to preparing delicious Thai cuisine first hand with a traditional Thai cooking class. Then you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Thailand when we board the overnight train and travel down south.
Day 4 Khao Sok National Park.
Enter the magical Khao Sok National Park, a hidden paradise of pristine lakes & limestone mountains. Chill out, go kayaking and sleep overnight in floating bungalows
Day 5 Arrive in Koh Phangan & Beach Party.
We'll travel by boat to the beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan - home of the world famous full?moon parties. After checking in to our own amazing beachside bungalows you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or just relax by the pool and work on your tan. We'll then head out and party on the beach (B)
Day 6 Traditional Thai Massage & Beach time.
A day to unwind, relax and get some well-deserved beach time before being pampered with a traditional Thai massage.
Day 7 Island trip & Snorkeling.
You'll discover the beauty of the island as we travel to some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Chill out, soak up some sun and snorkel in crystal clear water. We'll then kick back with a BBQ on the beach
Day 8 Muay Thai or Yoga Experience.
Today you have the choice of learning the art of Muay Thai boxing or bringing some peace and harmony into your action packed trip with a private Yoga class. We'll then head out for our last night on Koh Phangan.
Day 9 Transport and arrival to Phi Phi Islands.
You'll now make your way to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands. You'll arrive in Phi Phi late afternoon, check into your guesthouse before trekking to a spectacular mountain view point to soak up the stunning scenery.
Day 10 Phi Phi Islands Experience.
Take off on an amazing boat trip around the stunning Phi Phi Leh. Snorkel, kayak, see an incredible underwater light show at night and enjoy a few drinks and dinner under the stars. It's a truly unforgettable experience *There is a possibility we may not be able to enter right into Maya Bay at certain times of year due to government closures.
Day 11 Paradise Islands Boat Trip.
Hike to Phi Phi's iconic viewpoint in the morning and then explore Phi Phi's amazing Paradise Islands on an awesome private and exclusive boat trip. Visit hidden lagoons, snorkel in crystal clear water and discover some little known and stunning white sandy beaches. Then head out to experience Phi Phi's awesome nightlife one last time
Day 12 Chill out in Phi Phi.
Today is your day to relax, work on your tan or explore more of Phi Phi.
Day 13 Fly to Chiang Mai.
Today we'll make our way by ferry and minivan to Phuket airport for our one hour flight to the amazing capital of the north - Chiang Mai. Check in, relax and then head out and explore the city.
Day 14 Jungle Zip-lining* Fly high amongst the rainforest canopy and experience the most spectacular views of the mountains of Chiang Mai in this adrenalin charged afternoon of fun Enjoy a delicious mountain top lunch before heading home.
Head out that night and see the amazing night markets *The max weight limit for Ziplining is 120kgs.
Day 15 Hill Tribe Trek.
We'll trek through the amazing jungle of Chiang Mai, wander through beautiful rice paddy fields, visit a local hill tribe and learn first hand how the locals live, see stunning waterfalls before reaching our jungle camp for the night.
Day 16 Hill Tribe Trek.
We continue our trek before bamboo river rafting our way back home You'll arrive back to the guesthouse that afternoon and relax or head out and see more of Chiang Mai's fascinating nightlife.
Day 17 Elephant Sanctuary Experience.
A very special way to experience Thailand's most sacred animal in their natural environment. You'll learn to feed and care for elephants and even share a swim in what is a truly unforgettable experience
Day 18 Fly to Hanoi.
Your Vietnam Group Leader will meet you at the airport and take you to the gueshouse.
Day 19 Hanoi City Tour.
Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special with a Walking and Rickshaw Tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. We'll then head out for dinner and experience some of Hanoi's best nightlife (B)
Day 20 Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat.
We'll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night Boat trip to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. We'll cruise on beautiful emerald green waters on our traditional Vietnamese 'junk' boat through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest. We'll go explore Ha Long Bay by kayak then spend the night on the boat under the stars.
Day 21 Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay.
Continue soaking up the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay throughout the day before arriving at our own private island Chill out in a hammock, play some beach volleyball or just relax on the beach and work on your tan.
Day 22 Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay.
We'll arrive back from Ha Long Bay mid-morning and then head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh, a landscape of endless rice paddies and epic limestone mountains. Check in to our unique and amazing local homestay and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening. (B, L)
Day 23 Ninh Binh & Overnight Train.
Today we explore the best of the amazing Ninh Binh. We'll take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat and cruising a network of rivers and caves. After some lunch we'll tackle the iconic 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset. We'll then freshen up before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An.
Day 24 Arrive in Hoi An.
We'll arrive early morning in Da Nang before taking a short bus ride to Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You'll have time in the afternoon to chill out, do some shopping or even get some clothes made. We then head out and experience some of Hoi An's amazing nightlife
Day 25 Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing and Cooking Class.
Be guided through coconut groves by traditional fishermen while you try your hand at some crab fishing. We'll then learn the secrets of preparing delicious Vietnamese food with a traditional cooking class.
Day 26 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
After a quick transfer back to Da Nang we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. You'll have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city.
Day 27 Mekong Delta.
We'll explore the incredibly lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta, learn first-hand how the locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong. We then stay overnight in the Delta.
Day 28 Cu Chi Tunnels.
Today we'll explore more of the Mekong before making our way to the Cu Chi Tunnels. A fascinating network of underground tunnels used as supply routes, hideouts and living quarters by guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War. We'll arrive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon before heading out for dinner and drinks back in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 29 Head to Cambodia Today we jump on our bus to Cambodia After our border crossing we'll arrive in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh in the afternoon.
After a quick freshen up, we will head out for dinner and drinks together.
Day 30 S21 Prison & Killing Fields.
After a tuk tuk tour through the crazy streets of Phnom Penh, we'll make two important stops at the S21 Prison and the original Killing Fields to learn about the dark history of this fascinating country. A difficult day, but a must to properly understand the journey of the Cambodian people in recent decades. That evening we'll head for dinner and drinks at a local street bar, followed by some of Phnom Penh's best nightlife.
Day 31 Kampot & Kayaking.
Today we get off the beaten path and head to the peaceful countryside province of Kampot, a unique mix of dilapidated French colonial buildings, emerald green rice paddy fields and palm tree lined rivers. The next two nights are spent by the beautiful riverside with plenty of time for swimming and relaxing. That afternoon we'll kayak down the river and soak up the laid back daily life of the locals.
Day 32 Local Markets, Cooking Class & Sunset Boat Trip.
Kampot is known to have some of the best pepper in the world So this morning we'll explore the local markets and visit a unique pepper plantation to source ingredients for our traditional Khmer cooking class. Later that day we'll learn first hand how to make some of Cambodia's most authentic and delicious meals before heading out on a beautiful sunset boat ride.
Day 33 Arrive in Koh Rong.
It's now time to experience the most beautiful beaches in Cambodia We'll take a bus and a fast ferry to the stunning tropical island of Koh Rong and check into our traditional Khmer style beach bungalows. The afternoon can be spent lazing on the beach or exploring the island, before we head out for dinner and a party on the beach
Day 34 Island Boat Trip & Snorkelling.
All aboard our private long tail boat to some of the best snorkel spots around the islands, including the famous and secluded 'long beach'. We'll chill out on the whitest sands on the island, swim in turqoiuse blue water and top up our tans, before soaking up a beautiful sunset as we cruise back home to our beach bungalows.
Day 35 Beach time, Khmer Massage & Overnight Bus.
Enjoy the morning relaxing with a traditional Khmer massage on the beach, take in the serene beauty of Koh Rong one last time before we catch the fast ferry back to the mainland. We'll have dinner in Sihanoukville and prepare for our overnight bus journey where you'll have your own bed on the bus.
Day 36 Siem Reap & Floating Village.
Arrive early in Siem Reap with the morning to relax by the hotel pool. From there we'll venture out to the rural areas and discover some traditional floating villages surrounded by lush rice fields, lotus flowers and flooded forests.
Day 37 Siem Reap & Angkor Wat.
We'll wake for sunrise and travel by tuk tuk to the absolutely mind-blowing and world famous Angkor Wat; the largest temple in the world A local guide will join us to explain the fascinating history and surrounding temples, including Ta Prohm where Tomb Raider was filmed. A true once in a lifetime experience We'll then head out for a farewell dinner and final party
Day 38 Check out & Onward Travel.
Your amazing 21-day adventure of Vietnam and Cambodia finishes in Siem Reap. We'll help plan and organise your onward travel.
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