Erkunde die Kanäle von Bangkok, mach eine Bootsfahrt auf dem mächtigen Mekong, besichtige beeindruckende Höhlen und atemberaubende Karst-Formationen in der Halong-Bucht, bummle durch die Schneidereien in Hoi An, zwänge dich durch die Tunnel von Cu Chi
Von den pulsierenden Straßen Bangkoks zu den prächtigen Kalkstein-Formationen in der Halong-Bucht umfasst diese Reise die Highlights von Indochina. Bewundere den majestätischen Gipfel des Doi Suthep, erkunde ein traditionelles Hmong-Dorf und genieße Nudeln in Chiang Mai. Stöbere in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt nach Souvenirs und trinke einen Kaffee mit den Einheimischen in einem Seecafé in Hanoi. Unterkunft, Transport und eine Reihe von inklusiven Aktivitäten werden von unseren CEOs arrangiert, sodass dir diese Erlebnisreise die perfekte Kombination von Highlights, die man einfach gesehen haben muss, und Zeit zur freien Verfügung bietet.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Geführte Longboat-Tour durch die Khlongs und Wat-Po-Tempel. Du kannst auch den Großen Palast oder das Nationalmuseum besichtigen. Nachtzug nach Chiang Mai. (Flug und Übernachtung in Bangkok während der Monsunzeit, wetterabhängig).
Geführte Tour des Doi-Suthep-Tempels. Beobachte die singenden Mönche. Du kannst auch eine Radtour durch Chiang Mai oder einen Stadtspaziergang machen, einen Kochkurs besuchen oder die Tempel besichtigen.
Weiter geht es über Wat Rong Khun nach Chiang Khong, wo du die Aussicht auf den mächtigen Mekong genießen kannst.
Du fährst den ganzen Tag mit dem Boot auf dem Mekong und überquerst die Grenze nach Laos. Lass die Seele baumeln und die Welt an dir vorüberziehen. Danach Besuch eines traditionellen Hmong-Dorfes.
Geführte Touren der Pak-Ou-Höhlen und Kuang-Si-Wasserfälle. Danach besuchst du das Ethnologische Museum. Du kannst eine Radtour machen, einen Kochkurs besuchen, am Nachtmarkt einkaufen oder die Stadt erkunden.
Verbringe die Nacht in einem einheimischen Dorf und genieße die traditionelle Laotische Küche. Erlebe dieses Naturparadies auf optionalen Aktivitäten, darunter leichte Wanderungen, Schwimmen, Höhlenerkundung oder eine Flussfahrt. Am Tag 10 Fahrt zur malerischen Stadt Vang Vieng am Nam Song River. Von Karstlandschaften umgeben, ist Vang Vieng ideal, um die Landschaft mit dem Fahrrad zu erkunden, am Fluss zu entspannen oder Kajak zu fahren.
Fahrt in die Hauptstadt Vientiane. Du kannst einen Stadtspaziergang machen und verschiedene Tempel, das Nationalmuseum, That Luang oder die Morgenmärkte besuchen.
Am Vormittag von Tag 12 Flug nach Hanoi. Du kannst die Wasserpuppen-Show erleben und das Mausoleum und Pfahlhaus von Ho Chi Minh besuchen. Du kannst auch den Literaturtempel, das Hoa-Lo-Gefängnis und die Altstadt besichtigen.
Zweitägige Bootsfahrt durch die Halong-Bucht, auf der du zum Mittag- und Abendessen Fisch und Meeresfrüchte genießen kannst. Du kannst von einer komfortablen Dschunke aus schwimmen gehen und Höhlen besichtigen. Du kannst auch in der Halong-Bucht Kajak fahren. Reise im Nachtzug nach Hue am Tag 15.
Geführte Besichtigung der Kaiserlichen Zitadelle und der Kaisergräber. Optionale geführte Motorrad-Tour durch die Umgebung.
Erkunde die Kanäle von Bangkok, mach eine Bootsfahrt auf dem mächtigen Mekong, besichtige beeindruckende Höhlen und atemberaubende Karst-Formationen in der Halong-Bucht, bummle durch die Schneidereien in Hoi An, zwänge dich durch die Tunnel von Cu Chi
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. Also note that in some major cities in Vietnam, many hotel rooms do not have windows. There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 15 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 15, im Schnitt 12.
17x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however, they may also be Asian style, consisting of noodles, congee (rice porridge), bread or eggs; this may vary depending on the city we're visiting. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions, food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips, please refer to the meals included and budget information. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 400-650 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Zug, lokaler Bus, Bus mit Klimaanlage, Flugzeug, Songthaew, Boot.
Train travel in Vietnam is very basic and train cleanliness is often not a priority for train staff. Sleeper trains normally have 4 seats per compartment, which convert into sleeping bunks (two upper and two lower). A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although many people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. At times, passengers of different genders may be required to share a sleeper train berth and/or share a compartment with people not travelling in your group. Simple food is available on the train but many people like to stock up on freshly baked bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure. Water should also be bought before the journey. Train journeys in Vietnam are an experience and allow you to get a real taste of Vietnam.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels (17 Nächte), Gastfamilie in einem Dorf (1 Nacht), Nachtzug (2 Nächte), Dschunke (1 Nacht).
Nacht 2 & 15, Nachtzug; Nacht 14, Boot in der Halong-Bucht.
A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers.
Hotel Centra Central Station Bangkok 23/34-35 Traimit Road Taladnoy, Bangkok 10100 Thailand Phone: +66 (0) 2 344 1699
When arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport (pronounced 'su wan na poom') in Bangkok proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you can change money into Thai Baht. (You may be approached by nicely dressed, official looking touts offering an expensive limousine service to your hotel; ignore these offers.) You have three transport options; public bus, the Airport Train & MRT or public taxi. All transportation is located on the ‘ground’ floor. Public Bus The Airport Bus operates 4 bus routes to downtown for a cost of 150 Baht for the entire route. Bus AE2 goes to Banglamphu and Bus AE4 goes to Hua Lamphong train station. Our hotels are located in both the Bang Lamphu and Hua Lamphong areas. Taxi The airport is located 30km’s away from downtown Bangkok. Approach the taxi counters, advise them where you are going and they will write this information down for you along with the taxis registration details. Taxis should always use the meter and you are required to pay a 50 Baht airport surcharge on top of the metered fee plus any tollway fees (approx 75 Baht depending on the route taken). Total journey will cost between 350 THB – 500 THB, depending on traffic and toll fees. The expressway is substantially faster, so tell the taxi driver to use the expressway, you can say either ""kuen ton-way"" (from 'tollway') or ""kuen taang duan"" in Thai (but most understand Tollway/express way in English). Airport Train If you are staying at the Centra Central Station Bangkok, you can take the Airport Train. Board the express airport train at a cost of 150 THB to the City Air Terminal; Makkasan. Here you will need to disembark and change to the MRT (subway) Blue line, boarding at Phetchaburi Station. From Pethaburi Station travel to the last stop, Hua Lamphong, and follow the signs for Exit 1. Once out, walk 2-3 minutes. The hotel is located across the road. Arrival Transfers If you have paid for an arrival transfer when you booked your trip then please proceed to the Airport Information Counter near entrance 3 and look for the driver who should be holding a G Adventures sign. Please note, the hotel lobby is located on the top floor of the building. When arriving at the Hotel Centra Central Station Bangkok, take the elevators up to the top floor, check in and then proceed to your room.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer please meet your driver near the information counter at Entrance Door number 3 of the airport, in the arrival hall. If for any reason you can not locate you driver please call the emergency transfer phone number at +66 (0) 800 562777. If you have still have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. If your call is specifically concerning Bangkok Airport Transfer complications please call our local G Adventures Transfer provider directly at:+66 81 847 3034 (081 847 3034 from within Thailand) or +66 86 339 5881 (086 339 5881 from within Thailand) EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Bangkok, Thailand During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time) From outside Thailand: +66 2 381 5574 From within Thailand: 02 381 5574 After hours emergency number From outside Thailand: +66 87 049 6074 From within Thailand: 087 049 6074 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you.
Passport (with photocopies) Travel insurance (with photocopies) Airline tickets (with photocopies) USD cash (small denominations preferred) Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier Any entry visas, additional passport photos or vaccination certificates required Alarm clock Flashlight Sunblock/Sun hat Sunglasses Insect repellent Small towel and swim wear Toiletries (biodegradable) Sturdy walking shoes/sport sandals Money belt Shorts Long trousers Hiking pants/track pants Shirts/T-shirts Rain gear Rain jacket or poncho Umbrella Warm clothing Fleece jacket or warm layer Hat Gloves Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry Clothes for temples – long pants or sarongs Camera and film Reading/writing material Binoculars Pocketknife First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Please note that visas for Thailand, Laos and Vietnam are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. For the most up to date information please check your Governments Foreign Ministry website or with your travel agent as rules do change. THAILAND - Most nationalities do not need a visa for stays of 30 days or less, but if you do they are available on arrival at Bangkok Airport. Please note that as of December 2008, 30 day Thai visas are no longer available at land borders. Only 15 day tourist visas are issued when you enter Thailand overland. If you are staying more than 15 days you should consider getting your visa prior to your trip. *Please note that certain nationalities (including: Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Oman, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan and Ukraine) may not be able to obtain a visa at a land border. LAOS - Your CEO will assist with the arrangements for your Laos visa at the start of your trip. Please have 3 passport pictures and approx. $50 USD. VIETNAM - Visas for Vietnam need to be arranged ahead of time (BEFORE your trip). The processing time varies and they are not available upon arrival. Some nationalities don't require a Visa for Vietnam for shorter stays - please contact your Foreign Ministry for up to date entry/exit requirements.
Border crossings during the ATIE: Huay Xai, Laos - Thailand to Laos Hanoi airport, Vietnam - Laos to Vietnam Bavet, Cambodia - Vietnam to Cambodia Aranya Prathet, Thailand - Cambodia to Thailand
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
During this tour the local currencies you will use are the Thai Baht, US Dollar, Cambodian Riel, Vietnamese Dong and Laos Kip. As currency exchange rates in South East Asia do fluctuate, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date daily exchange rates: www.xe.com for each of the above mentioned currencies. The best way to carry your money is in debit cards, withdrawing cash in local currencies from ATM machines. ATMs are found throughout South East Asia and will generally accept cards on the Visa and Mastercard networks. It is a great idea to travel with both a Visa and Mastercard if at all possible in case of loss or problems with one card, you will have a back up. Please note, your bank will charge a fee for overseas withdrawals. USD Cash is recommended for times when ATMs are not accessible. You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but carrying only cash is a high safety risk. ATM card/s and some cash is the ideal mix. Travellers cheques can be tricky, timely and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, it is great to have one or two cheques in case of emergency. Thomas Cook or American Express travellers' cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange. Cash advances can also be made with some banks but are time consuming and tend to have high fees attached.Credit cards can be used at some upmarket restaurants, and at some larger stores if shopping for big items. If you are bringing US Dollars, please make sure that the notes are new and in good condition. Notes older than 2003, or with any tears or blemishes may not be accepted. Be fussy with your bank when buying cash!
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $250 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
Departure Tax is included in all International and Domestic tickets in China, Thailand and Vietnam.
It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $1.5-$3.5 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
Optional Activities: USD300 for optional activities not included in the trip. -Grand palace (Bangkok ) - USD11 -Jim Thompson’s House (Bangkok) - USD3.5 -National Museum (Bangkok) - USD1.5 -Royal Barge Museum (Bangkok) USD1.5 -Grand palace (Bangkok) - USD11 -Thai massage – USD10 per hour -Bicycle tour (Chiang Mai) - USD30 for Half Day -Thai Cookery Course (Chiang Mai) - USD30 for Half Day -Kan Toke Traditional Dinner (Chiang Mai) - USD30 -Bamboo rafting (Chiang Mai) - USD15 plus transport -Elephant riding (Chiang Mai) - USD15 plus transport -Royal Theatre (Luang Prabang) – USD6-12 -Cooking Class (Luang Prabang) – USD30 for Half Day -Wat Xieng Thong (Luang Prabang) - USD1 -Arts and Ethnology Centre (Luang Prabang)- USD2 -Wat PhuSi and other Temples (Luang Prabang)- USD1-2 -Elephant Riding (Luang Prabang)- USD30 including transport -Half day cottage industry tour (Luang Prabang)- USD5-8 -Bike Rental (Vang Vieng)- USD2 -Kayaking Trip (Vang Vieng)- USD15-20 -Visit one of the many temples (Vientiane) - Most entry fees USD1 -Buddha Park (Vientiane) - USD1 plus transport -National Cultural Museum (Vientiane)- USD2 -Kayak Rental for 1 person (Halong Bay)- USD10 per hour -Hoa Lao Prison- aka ‘Hanoi Hilton’ (Hanoi)- USD1 -Museum of Ethnology (Hanoi)- USD1 plus transport -Temple of Literature (Hanoi)- USD1 -Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi) - USD1 -Women's Museum (Hanoi) - USD1 -Army Museum (Hanoi)- USD1 -Taxi to each museum - approx USD2 -Bicycle Hire (Hue) - USD1 -Boat trip on Perfume River (Hue) - approx USD15/hour -Cooking Class (Hoi An)- USD20-25 -My Son Cham Ruins including car transport (Hoi An) - USD24 -Tu Bon River Boat Trip (Hoi An)- USD5 -Cyclo tour (Ho Chi Minh City)- USD4 -War Crimes museum (Ho Chi Minh City)- USD1 -The Reunification Palace (Ho Chi Minh City) - USD2 -Saigon Water Park (Ho Chi Minh City) - USD4 -National Museum (Phnom Penh)- USD3 -The Silver Pagoda (Phnom Penh)- USD6.25 -Tonle Sap Lake Tour (Siem Reap)- USD15-20 -Phare - The Cambodian Circus (Siem Reap) USD15.00-45.00 -Lifestart Lantern Making — a Planeterra-supported project (Hoi An) - USD 15 Address: 77 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Vietnam Spend an hour learning how to make your own traditional lantern and support local Vietnamese with chronic disabilities All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Be aware that petty theft can be an issue in some Vietnamese towns and cities especially late at night. A common tactic is opportunists on motorbikes that drive by and snatch bags. Please always leave valuables and passports etc in your hotel,in safety boxes if available,and only carry with you enough cash to spend for the day. Bags should always be carried over the neck and not left to sit on your shoulder. We do not recommend passengers to jump or dive into Kuang Sii Waterfalls in Luang Prabang, this may result in injury.
Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travell
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