A region with a dazzling array of rich cultures and traditions, Indochina is a feast for the senses. Travelling from the French-colonial heritage of Hanoi to the multicultural melting-pot of Bangkok, there's plenty to experience along the way. Whether you're slurping up a steaming bowl of pho at a street stall in Vinh, visiting the opulent Royal Palace Museum in Vientiane, gliding down the Mekong in a slow boat, meeting friendly hilltribes in rural Thailand or bargaining up a storm in Chiang Mai's Night Bazaar, you'll gain a wonderful insight into Indochina during this incredible overland adventure.
Day 1 Hanoi
Hop onto a cyclo to discover Hanoi's unique blend of beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards and busy markets.
Day 2 Vinh
There's time for some last minute shopping or a visit to Hanoi's Old Quarter for some delicious pho, before travelling to the border town of Vinh.
Days 3-4 Vientiane
Slow down to the pace of sleepy Vientiane in Laos, where the morning market stays open all day and dusty riverside paths are packed with friendly children, dogs and chickens. A great way to cap off a day of sightseeing is dinner at one of the many stilt restaurants set up high above the Mekong.
Days 5-7 Vang Vieng
Explore limestone caves, sample some fried bats or just take it easy in this laidback riverside paradise.
Days 8-10 Luang Prabang
The jewel in Laos' crown, Luang Prabang is bursting at the seams with temples. Perhaps hop take a songthaew to visit the gorgeous Kuang Si Falls or climb to the top Phu Si at sunset for magical views over the town.
Days 11-12 Mekong River
Unwind on a slow boat up the Mekong River to the Thai border, enjoying idyllic rural scenes along the way. Visit a nearby hilltribe village or veg out with a fresh seafood meal in the frontier town of Huay Xai.
Days 13-14 Chiang Mai
Mystical yet modern, Thailand's Chiang Mai is a charming place to spend a few days. Why not visit the exquisite temple of Doi Suthep or hire a bike to cruise around town?
Day 19 Bangkok
Celebrate the end of the adventure with some final shopping, a relaxing massage or a feast of pad thai.
Days 15-17 Hilltribe Trek
Head to the hills and enjoy a three-day trek through the rural villages of Thailand's northern hilltribes. Meet smiling locals in distinctive traditional dress and sleep in bamboo huts - an absolute trip highlight. Back in Chiang Mai, there is free time for sightseeing and shopping at the famous Night Market, before boarding an overnight train to the capital.
Day 18 Chiang Mai
There's time for a final spot of shopping or a relaxing Thai massage before boarding the train back to Bangkok.