• Locals cycle down the lantern lit streets of Hoi An in Vietnam.

Get Social: Big Southeast Asia

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = fast-paced fun with tons of socialising, bucket-list sights and good times all round. Eye-popping sights. Paradisical beaches. Mad-crazy cities. Tasty AF food. Calling this corner of the world epic would be an understatement. And why waste time choosing one Southeast Asian country when you can see three? We’re going big (and we mean REAL big) with this jam-packed adventure full of fun, culture and all-round good times. Ready for the most in-CREDIBLE month of your life? We’re waiting.

Worth noting…
New trip alert! Book one of our first departures and you’ll get a sweeeet price. FYI for trips departing on 13 Apr 2024 and 26 Oct 2024, you’ll be cruising overnight in Halong Bay on Day 2 instead. Day 3 will be spent exploring Hanoi. Wanna experience Koh Phangan’s legendary Full Moon Party? Grab a space on our 1 June 2024, 26 Oct 2024 or 22 Mar 2025 departures. You'll even get a one-way transfer to the party included. Nice!

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Hanoi (Vietnam)


    Blaring horns. French Colonial buildings. Picturesque lakes. And the smell of incense in the air. Welcome to historic Hanoi! We’ll be kicking off the fun in Vietnam’s second-biggest city. Say xin chao (sin chow) to your travel buddies and then head to a local eatery to gorge on goodies like bánh mì, pho, spring rolls and egg coffee – trust us, it’s tasty. Then: make a beeline for Bai Hoi (aka Beer Corner). No need to guess how this place got its name. Pull up a roadside stool and get to know your crew a bit better over a few cold ones. This is gonna be good.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Hanoi

  3. Hanoi – Halong Bay

  4. Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An

  5. Hoi An

  6. Hoi An

  7. Hoi An – Nha Trang

  8. Nha Trang

  9. Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City

  10. Ho Chi Minh City

  11. Ho Chi Minh City

  12. Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

  13. Phnom Penh

  14. Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

  15. Siem Reap

  16. Siem Reap – Bangkok (Thailand)

  17. Bangkok

  18. Bangkok

  19. Bangkok – Koh Tao

  20. Koh Tao

  21. Koh Tao

  22. Koh Tao – Koh Phangan

  23. Koh Phangan

  24. Koh Phangan – Khao Sok National Park

  25. Khao Sok National Park

  26. Khao Sok National Park – Phuket

  27. Phuket – Phi Phi Islands – Phuket

  28. Phuket


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • - Overnight train to Hoi An (via Danang)
  • - Overnight train to Nha Trang
  • - Overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City
  • - Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
  • - Visit Ho Chi Minh City War Remnants Museum
  • - Tour of Killing Fields and S21 Museum in Phnom Penh
  • - Full-day tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
  • - Half-day tour to Mae Klong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • - Overnight public bus and ferry to Koh Tao
  • - Overnight stay at Cheow Lan Lake, including longtail boat trip, kayaking, trekking and Nam Talu Cave visit


- 15 nights in hostels, 7 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 3 nights on overnight trains, 1 night on an overnight cruise, 1 night on a public overnight bus


- Overnight train, overnight cruise, local boat and private vehicle

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Vespa tour of Hanoi: from 2,010,000 VND

- Evening street food tour in Hanoi: from 891,000 VND

- Visit Van Phuc Silk Village and the Silk Collage workshop: from 891,000 VND

- Sunset basket boat experience in Hoi An: from 974,000 VND

- Cam Thanh cooking class and basket boat ride in Hoi An: from 1,000,000 VND

- Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge day tour with lunch in Hoi An: from 3,549,000 VND

- Evening street food tour in Hoi An: from 891,000 VND

- Half-day Nha Trang city tour with mud bath visit: from 2,175,000 VND

- Cycle and street food tour of Nha Trang: from 1,815,000 VND

- Full-day islands tour from Nha Trang: from 3,375,000 VND

- Visit Saigon SkyView with beer tasting: from 2,365,000 VND

- Motorbike tour of Ho Chi Minh City: from 1,797,000 VND

- Visit Mekong Delta: from 4,349,714 VND

- Afternoon tour of Phnom Penh Temple: from 87 USD

- Evening cocktail tour in Phnom Penh: from 76 USD

- Social enterprise tour in Siem Reap: from 82 USD

- Evening at the Phare Circus: from 39 USD

- Sunset quad bike tour of Siem Reap: from 45 USD

- Evening street food tour in Siem Reap: from 39 USD

- Tuktuk street food tour in Bangkok: from 68 USD

- Historic Bangkok bike tour: from 49 USD

- Through the lanes tour of Bangkok with a local guide: from 102 USD

- Muay Thai boxing class in Bangkok: from 104 USD

- Tour of Grand Palace and Wat Pho: from 53 USD

- Visit Koh Tao viewpoints: from 68 USD

- Snorkelling trip around Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan: from 39 USD

- Thai cooking class: from 79 USD

- Longtail boat snorkel trip from Koh Phangan: from 71 USD

- Visit to eco-learning farm: from 30 USD

- Local food tour with barber visit in Phuket: from 68 USD

- Full-day Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour: from 108 USD

- Kata hot yoga class in Phuket: from 73 USD

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