If we’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, Southeast Asia has it all. It’s a region where we can experience different cultures, cuisines, and landscapes all in one trip. G Adventures’ Southeast Asia Adventure itinerary will take us on a journey through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Here’s everything we need to know about this epic 29-day adventure.
This is just such a great tour – everything is all sorted out for you from G and ready to go. No thinking required. Includes so many things check their full itinerary for all the details.
We can book air and extra hotel days pre/post tour with them too.
There will be lots of history, temples, shopping and eating! 🙂
Day 1: Bangkok – The Gateway to Southeast Asia
As we step out of the airport, the warm and humid air of Bangkok greets us. We’re finally here, at the start of our 29-day adventure in Southeast Asia. Bangkok is the capital and busiest city of Thailand, a country that’s known for its rich culture, cuisine, and friendly people.
Day 1 of the itinerary gives us a chance to explore this bustling metropolis before we meet and join our group.
After checking into our hotel, let’s take a stroll along the streets of Bangkok and explore the city’s unique blend of modern and traditional culture. We’ll see towering skyscrapers and shopping malls competing for space with ancient temples and street food vendors. When we get tired of walking, we’ll flag down a tuk-tuk, the best way to get around the city is by tuk-tuk! The small, motorized vehicles have become an iconic symbol of Thailand.
One of the best ways to experience Bangkok’s vibrant street life is by taking a longboat tour through the klongs, or canals. The klongs are a network of waterways that run through the city, providing a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the locals. As we cruise through the narrow canals, we’ll see wooden houses on stilts, colorful boats, and locals going about their daily lives. The longboat tour usually lasts for about an hour and is a great way to see a different side of Bangkok.
As the sun sets, we can explore Bangkok’s bustling night markets, which offer a wide range of local street foods, handcrafted souvenirs, and live performances. Some of the best night markets in Bangkok, such as the Chatuchak Weekend Market and the Rot Fai Market, are open only on weekends. But there are also plenty of night markets open every day of the week that offer a unique shopping and dining experience.
Overall, Bangkok is a city that’s full of energy, vibrancy, and diversity. It’s a great place to start our Southeast Asia adventure, as it offers a unique blend of modernity and tradition. Don’t miss the chance to explore the klongs, visit the Wat Po temple, and indulge in the city’s delicious street food. The warm hospitality of the locals and the colorful atmosphere of Bangkok will make a warm welcome to the start of our tour.