Border-bound on the Eastern edge of Indochina, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are saturated in political corruption and economic underdevelopment. Travel to this region, however, is booming. Cultural diversity, natural beauty, deep history and untapped potential make this the new must-see destination. Traverse across all three countries for a real taste of the dynamic civilizations of Southeast Asia. Experience Buddhist traditions and ancient temples in Laos. Discover peaceful serenity in the rice fields of North Vietnam and high energy in the Southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. Wander the untouched ruins of Angkor Wat and pick up a locally made scarf or lacquerware as a small memento of this unforgettable journey.
The turquoise waters of Kuang Si Falls, the moss-covered ruins of Angkor Wat and the rice fields surrounding Tonle Sap are best seen on foot. Hike along everything from rugged trails to well-maintained walkways to access these incredible sites—and get a good cardio fix on this active vacation.
Ha Long Bay, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features thousands of limestone karsts and isles off the coast of Vietnam. Take a kayaking trip through the million-year-old formations, and see why it’s one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, and the whole of Southeast Asia.
Visit the major towns and villages of Indochina on two wheels. Cycle along winding roads that weave through rice paddies, or venture down dirt paths of small communities to get a close-up of local traditions and day-to-day tasks.