• Topdeck tour group posing for a photo in front of the famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, known for being the largest religious structure in the world.

Play & Pause: Great Southeast Asia

Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = the perfect mix of group activities and all important YOU time. Four all-star countries. 17 awesome AF destinations. One amazing travel fam. Ready to do Southeast Asia the right way? There's more to it than snapping selfies next to big golden Buddhas. We’re talking incred temples, mist-filled jungles, heaps of droolworthy food. And don’t forget all those beaut islands perfect for chill time. Ready to play hard AND pause hard? This trip’s gonna be *chef’s kiss* EPIC.

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Trip itinerary

  1. Bangkok (Thailand)


    Hungry for a Southeast Asian adventure? Of course, you are! Meet us in Bangkok: Thailand’s high-energy, temple-filled, market-brimming, food-loving capital. Say sawasdee (sah-wah-dee) to your new travel fam before your first group dinner at a local eatery in Chinatown. Cue: stuffing your face with alllll the noodles. Afterwards, the evening is yours for the taking. Grab dessert at Chinatown Market. Get to know your group better over a few cool ones at a rooftop bar. Or chill out at your hotel. Your trip = your vibe.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Bangkok – Chiang Mai

  3. Chiang Mai

  4. Chiang Mai

  5. Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Region

  6. Chiang Rai Region – Houayxay (Laos) – Pakbeng

  7. Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

  8. Luang Prabang

  9. Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng

  10. Vang Vieng

  11. Vang Vieng – Vientiane

  12. Vientiane – Hanoi (Vietnam)

  13. Hanoi

  14. Hanoi – Halong Bay

  15. Halong Bay – Hoi An

  16. Hoi An

  17. Hoi An

  18. Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

  19. Ho Chi Minh City

  20. Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

  21. Mekong Delta – Chau Doc

  22. Chau Doc – Koh Rong (Cambodia)

  23. Koh Rong

  24. Koh Rong – Phnom Penh

  25. Phnom Penh

  26. Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

  27. Siem Reap

  28. Siem Reap – Bangkok (Thailand)

  29. Bangkok


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Visit Mae Kachan Hot Spring and the White Temple
  • - Visit the Golden Triangle, including the Golden Buddha viewpoint
  • - Visit the House of Opium museum
  • - Cruise along the Mekong River with traditional village stops
  • - Cruise along the Mekong River (continued) with stops at Whiskey Village and Pak Ou Caves
  • - Evening street food tour in Luang Prabang
  • - High-speed train to Vang Vieng
  • - Visit Tham Phu Kham and Tham Jang caves
  • - High-speed train to Vientiane
  • - City tour of Vientiane with local guide
  • - Flight to Hanoi
  • - Walking tour of Hanoi with Trip Leader
  • - Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • - Overnight train to Hoi An
  • - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
  • - Walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City with Trip Leader, including War Remnants Museum
  • - Visit Cai Be Floating Market
  • - Boat trip through the Mekong Delta
  • - Boat trip through the Mekong Delta (continued)
  • - Lunch at a local bonsai gardener’s home
  • - Local cookery demo in the Mekong Delta
  • - Return speedboat to Koh Rong
  • - Half-day tour of Killing Fields and S21 Museum in Phnom Penh
  • - Full-day tour of Angkor Wat temple complex


- 23 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 2 nights on an overnight train (quad-share), 1 night in a guesthouse (twin or double), 1 night on an overnight cruise (twin or double), 1 night in a homestay (multi-share)


- Overnight train, high-speed 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.

- Muay Thai boxing class in Bangkok: prices available locally

- Half-day historic Bangkok bike tour: prices available locally

- Thai cooking class: prices available locally

- Evening Khantoke dinner with show in Chiang Mai: prices available locally

- Almsgiving and temple walking tour in Chiang Mai: prices available locally

- Trekking in Doi Inthanon with waterfall visit: prices available locally

- Trekking in Chiang Dao: prices available locally

- Half-day cycling tour in Luang Prabang: prices available locally

- Half-day tour to Kuang Si Waterfall: prices available locally

- Local cooking and dinner experience in Luang Prabang: prices available locally

- Discover Vang Vieng tour: prices available locally

- Kayaking in Vang Vieng caves: prices available locally

- Cycle tour of Vang Vieng: prices available locally

- Evening street food tour in Hanoi: prices available locally

- Sunset paddleboarding in Hoi An: prices available locally

- Evening street food tour in Hoi An: prices available locally

- Cooking class in Hoi An: prices available locally

- Half-day cycling tour of Hoi An with lantern-making workshop: prices available locally

- Half-day Cu Chi Tunnels tour from Ho Chi Minh City: prices available locally

- Island hopping tour from Koh Rong: prices available locally

- Snorkelling tour in Koh Rong: prices available locally

- Kayak tour along Koh Rong’s Mangrove River: prices available locally

- Evening plankton tour in Koh Rong: prices available locally

- Temple tour of Phnom Penh: prices available locally

- Evening at the Phare Circus: prices available locally

Other information


Heads up! You'll be snoozing in twin/double or quad-share rooms except in the Mekong Delta. There, you might be sharing your authentic homestay room with a few more of your travel buds.

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