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Number of Reviews: 36 Overall score: *****
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Thai Indochina Grand Tour

Thai Indichina Grand Tour

5
Interesting and varied trip through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. The contrast of countries, rural and urban environments was excellent. Stayed in mainly good hotels, many with swimming pools, one basic but in a lovely village, Pak Beng, one homestay in the Mekong Delta, one over night train journey.
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Thai Indochina Grand Tour

Indochina Grand Tour

4
This is a very good introduction to the four countries of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. The group size of 16 worked well and we were fortunate to be part of an amenable group of like minded travellers. Particular highlights included the boat trip along the Mekong, Luang Prabang, Hanoi (crossing the road, the Hanoi Hilton, and 5C - the coldest there in twenty years), Hoi An, Saigon (War Remnants museum and Cu Chi tunnels), the Mekong Delta Homestay, Phnom Penh (Killing Fields, Museum of Genocide) and Angkor temple complex.
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Thai Indochina Grand Tour

Excellent trip

5
This tour is a great way to get to grips with the wonders of SE Asia, great food, magnificent rivers and mountain scenery, some great cities and a million paddy fields, their multitudinous but, oh-so-tolerant, religious ways, the horrors of the last 30 years versus life today ….. did I mention the food? Oh I nearly forget, plenty of temples – some rather impressive! 30 days may sound a lot but it is not long in each country so while there is some free time it is also a pretty full itinerary, especially in the heat and humidity.
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A wonderful month

4
This is a long but thoroughly enjoyable trip. The itinerary is very well planned to allow visitors to gain a great insight into this part of the world. The history and culture are fascinating in each country and although interlinked, have some very distinct differences. There are some very busy and tiring days, however, these are interspersed with days with free time or a more relaxing itinerary.
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Thai Indochina Grand Tour

One great experience after another

5
A great introduction to Indo China, this fast moving journey around the region is a lot of fun and there's a lot to discover. As the history and culture of these four countries is intertwined, it makes sense to cover them all. Despite the length and complexity of the trip, it ran like clockwork, owing to great planning and the quality of the leaders.
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THAI INDOCHINA GRAND TOUR

5
An excellent trip that followed the itinerary to the tee. The trip was full of adventure, excitement, variety and culture and gave a true reflection of South East Asia. The people were warm and their faith is evident in their every day lives.We certainly enjoyed every aspect of the trip and will certainly consider returning to this part of the world.
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A great Grand Tour!

5
Genuinely a Grand Tour, giving the opportunity not just to see some truly World-Class sights but also to have a really good introduction to the cultures and peoples of this fascinating region. The itinerary is packed for most of the 4 weeks, but with sufficient opportunities to kick back and re-charge your batteries. That said, those with the stamina may prefer to take up some of the many optional goodies available during “free” time. The local guides were good at laying out options that previous Exodus people had enjoyed, but also had the contacts to help sort out things on request. Best beaches, bars, restaurants, museums, cookery schools – something for everyone. So, everyone had a great time, gained as much education as they wanted, saw and experienced things they may never see again. Lots of “wow!” Particular highlights for me included kayaking in Ha Long Bay, a morning’s cycle through the Vietnam countryside to a bustling local market, a splendid Lao cooking course by the Mekong in Luang Prabang and roaming around the ruins in Angkor, finding places where there were no other tourists, at least for some of the time. Oh, and the umpteen methods of transport we used, including hair-raising but fun cyclo-taxi rides through the madcap traffic in Hanoi and Saigon. I was really pleased with the way that Exodus handled issues arising from visiting a region so recently devastated by war and the insanity of Pol Pot’s regime. Visits like the Genocide Memorial in Cambodia and museums of the Vietnam war can feel like an unpleasant form of voyeurism. Exodus helped us handle any misgivings by providing opportunities to direct some of our tourist dollars straight to the people that need it the most. Connections were made with restaurants, factories and charities that employed or supported victims. These were voluntary and none was awkward or intrusive, but made us feel we had been able to make a positive difference. A few practical points, based on a trip Jan/Feb 2015. To get the most from the tour itself, you will want to take up most of the optional extra activities, so if you have the time and money, consider adding a few days to acclimatise before the trip and/or to relax at the end. As always, pack as light as you can. It is cheap and reliable to get clothes washed at many points along the way. And don’t bother taking your own cycle helmet as good quality ones were available at no extra cost for the organised ride. Tempted? Then do go as soon as you can! Huge investments in tourism are being made throughout the area, so try to get there before it changes too much. Our group covered a wide range of ages, couples and singles, most well-travelled – and all agreed it to be one of the very best!
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Action all the Way - Never a dull moment!

5
If you wish to visit the area and can afford the time and cost, this could be the trip for you. Well planned, interest all the way and such a variety of ways to travel. Hotels much above expectations. Nearly all activities included in price so little else to shell out for. A brilliant trip!
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Exodus Response

We are sorry that John and Andrew (review below) felt that their group size was too large. In general, group sizes are only increased in unusual circumstances, however, since John and Andrew travelled we have agreed on a policy change not to exceed maximum numbers where at all possible; we do hope that this will help prevent clients being disappointed going forward.

Megan Devenish - Trip Manager for Indochina
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Grand Tour of Indochina

5
This was a 28 day tour of the whole of Indochina. The Group was 18 in total which was a little large, however it was a great group of people. I greatly enjoyed the trip and the new people that I met. The tour visited magnificent palaces, modern and ancient temples, a variety of caves and areas of outstanding beauty. Christmas in Hoi An and New Year in Phnom Penh were both special days. The bustle of Hanoi and Saigon will be an enduring memory. Indeed practically every day brought a new and exciting experience
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