Asian Adventure

16 day 18-35 Adventure - from £1795

Tuk-tuks, buzzing street life, stunning temples and palaces, experience the best of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Highlights:

  • Temples of Angkor
  • Kuang Si waterfall trip
  • Mekong River Cruise
  • Bustling capitals of Bangkok and Phnom Penh
  • Elephants & Hill tribes
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok

Tuk-tuks, neon lights and buzzing street life, its bustling Bangkok! Arrive at the hotel, meet your Trip Manager and fellow travellers, and then hit the city for a night out.

Day 2 & 3 - Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

First stop is the Royal Palace with its 60 acres of incredible buildings and gleaming golden temples, before hopping over to the iconic Wat Arun sitting beside the Chao Phraya River. Later explore the klongs (canals) by longtail boat where you can watch locals go about their daily lives.

Leave the bustle of Bangkok behind and make tracks for Kanchanaburi where you will learn about darker times at the WWII Cemetery and the famous bridge over the River Kwai. Using local transport, take to the river and glide through jungle waterways to your home for the night, the floating Jungle Raft Hotel.

Day 4 - Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai

Fuel up on breakfast this morning ready for your bike tour of Thailand’s former ancient capital. Cycle past pretty villages, rice paddies and around the UNESCO historical park that contains numerous ruins that dot the landscape. Freshen up at the hotel before boarding the overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 5 & 6 - Chiang Mai

Pull into Thailand’s northern capital where the rest of the day is free to enjoy the city at your own pace. You may like to have a massage and laze by the hotel’s pool, roam the Old Quarter with its numerous and differently styled temples or perhaps visit an elephant nature sanctuary.

Day 7 - Chiang Mai to Pakbeng

A short border hop into Laos and a scenic drive to Pakbeng, taking part of the trip by river cruise on a local boat. Remote, traditional and endlessly charming. Tonight you will spend a special night in a guesthouse, a truly unique experience.

Day 8 - 9 - Pakbeng to Luang Prabang

The next day early risers will be rewarded with the Tak Bat, a sacred Buddhist ritual where the faithful offer alms (food) to the hundreds of monks that line the roads. Take a sightseeing bike tour around this stunning city before free time this afternoon. Popular optional activities include heading into the countryside for a refreshing swim at the Kuang Si Falls or visiting some of the ornate palaces and temples.

Day 10 - 11 - Vang Vieng

Take a scenic drive to Vang Vieng, known for its limestone karsts, outdoor adventure activities and buzzing nightlife. Spend the next two days at leisure – there’s an array of limestone caves, swimming holes and tunnels to discover.

Day 12 - Vientiane

Arrive at the nation’s cosmopolitan capital and take a city tour with a local guide. Visit the Pha That Luang Stupa and the Pataxai, Laos’ answer to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. There will also be a visit to the COPE Centre, a local charity that helps those injured by landmines.

Day 13 - Phnom Penh

Travel by plane into Cambodia’s capital this morning, where you will learn about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s dark past when you visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Later visit the Friends Restaurant where disadvantaged children have been trained to whip up tasty menus.

Day 14 - 15 - Siem Reap

Catch a flight to Siem Reap for a two night stay. Watch dawns first rays of light on the iconic Angkor Wat – a truly magical experience! After a siesta around the pool back at the hotel, explore by Tuk Tuk Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm which was featured in the film Tomb Raider. Tonight venture down to Pub Street for a fun night out with your friends.

Day 16 - Farewell

After a final breakfast its time to say goodbye to your new friends as you return to the UK with all the fond memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.

16 day 18-35 Adventure - from £1795

With flights from £2249

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Single travellers can share a room with a fellow same-sex traveller or pay a supplement for their own room. Airport transfers can be arranged separately. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

18-35 Adventures

Touring at its very best with a trip manager and transport included. Explore Asia with like minded travellers.

Your adventure includes:

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 1 night floating hotel
  • 1 night unique guesthouse stay
  • 1 night onboard an overnight train
  • Transport, train & internal flight
  • 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Trip manager and local guides

Departure dates:

2019:

Jun: 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 & 29
Jul: 6, 13, 20 & 27
Aug: 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Sep: 7, 14, 21 & 28
Oct: 5, 12, 19 & 26
Nov: 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Dec: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 29 & 31

2020

Jan: 4, 7, 11, 18 & 25
Feb: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Mar: 7, 14, 21 & 28

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Asia Expert on 0333 234 3112