South East Asia Uncovered

07/01/2023 through 12/11/2024
07/01/2023 through 01/04/2025
Intrepid Travel

South East Asia Uncovered

Travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing the delights of northern Thailand, the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the cultural richness of Vietnam. From the bright lights of Bangkok to the age-old charms of Luang Prabang and the buzz of Hanoi, join us on a voyage of discovery and relaxation. Travel down the mighty Mekong and become acquainted with the tranquillity of remote villages and friendly locals along the way. Sip coffee by the lake in Hanoi, stroll the pristine shoreline around Halong Bay, take in the charming old-world ambiance of Hue and marvel at the hectic pace of life in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that will introduce you to the delicious cuisine, friendly people, beautiful landscape and cosmopolitan cities of these fascinating countries.


  • Bangkok – Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok – Wat Pho
  • Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep temple complex
  • Mekong River – 2 day boat trip
  • Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves
  • Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Luang Prabang – Alms giving ceremony
  • Luang Prabang – Laos Buffalo Dairy social enterprise visit
  • Luang Prabang – MandaLao Elephant Conservation trek
  • Luang Prabang – Lunch at Manda Lao Elephant Conservation
  • Vientiane – COPE visit
  • Vientiane – Wat Si Saket
  • Hanoi – KOTO dinner
  • Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Halong Bay – Cave entry
  • Halong Bay – The Green Life Visit
  • Hue – Imperial City entrance and guided visit
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike
  • Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue – Motorbike Tour Lunch
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City – City tour
  • Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
  • Mekong Delta – Lunch


  • This combination trip includes a section in Vietnam that is one of the most popular in the entire Intrepid range.
  • Travel by boat, train, plane, private bus, taxi and even on the back of a motorbike!
  • Settle in for the night and experience overnight train journeys in both Thailand and Vietnam, set off from Bangkok and Hanoi and wake up ready to explore Chiang Mai and Hue.
  • The two day boat journey down the iconic Mekong River passes incredible rural scenery and is one of the must-dos to truly experience South East Asia
  • Sample local food wherever you go, from a seafood dinner on Halong Bay, street snacks at markets, a meal at a buddhist nunnery, coconut candy and tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta, and a final dinner at KOTO restaurant.
  • There are many chances to do good while you travel, like visiting the organisation COPE, dedicated to helping those injured by unexploded ordinance.
  • The perfect blend of included sights and free time to make your own discoveries in some of our favourite destinations, like Hoi An and Luang Prabang.
  • Sail through Halong Bay’s limestone karsts and island caves, visit a centre that turns the bay’s discarded trash into treasures and spend the night checking out the stars on an overnight cruise.
  • Discover the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle as you walk side by side with recently rescued elephants on stroll through their natural habitat.
  • Rise with the sun and watch saffron-robed monks shuffle between houses, where the faithful wait with offerings as part of an alms giving ritual.


Day 1 Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok - Overnight train
Day 3 Chiang Mai
Day 4 Chiang Mai
Day 5 Chiang Khong
Day 6 Mekong River - Pak Beng
Day 7 Mekong River - Luang Prabang
Day 8 Luang Prabang
Day 9 Luang Prabang
Day 10 Vang Vieng
Day 11 Vang Vieng
Day 12 Vientiane
Day 13 Hanoi
Day 14 Halong Bay
Day 15 Hanoi – Overnight train
Day 16 Hue
Day 17 Hue
Day 18 Hoi An
Day 19 Hoi An
Day 20 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 21 Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 22 Ho Chi Minh City

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