Last week we were sobusy sorting out the Volcano induced flights crisis that we didn’t manage to do a blog about the Bangladesh to Burma program. If you missed it too, you can catch up with it on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s5wzp/Tropic_of_Cancer_Bangladesh_to_Burma/
If you are inspired to spend time in Bangladesh, Explore are one of the few tour operators in the UK market that visit this remarkable country. Visiting Dhaka and the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh, through the tea plantations of Darjeeling and mystical mountain state of Sikkim to the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, our unique journey ‘Inside the Hidden Kingdoms’ gets you off the tourist trail like never before.
Laos & Vietnam
In the final episode of this epic journey, Simon Reeve follows the Tropic of Cancer through the remote northern region of Laos just to the south of the tropic (due to the Chinese authorities not allowing him and his crew a visa). But his disappointment is short lived, as Simon discovers the treasures of a little country ravaged over the years by war. Even this remote jungle covered area is not immune to the effects of globalisation, as he stumbles upon a massive building project funded by the Chinese. A ‘Vegas’ style casino and hotel resort in the middle of the jungle! (Watch this episode on iPlayer if you missed it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00s7glt/Tropic_of_Cancer_Laos_to_Hawaii/ )
You can practically follow in Simon’s footsteps from the romantic city of Luang Prabang nestled on the banks of the Mekong, stop off at friendly hillside villages in northern Laos, pass through National parks and a primate sanctuary in Vietnam on the way to the iconic Ha Long bay in Vietnam on our ‘Bangkok to Hanoi’ tour.
Follow in Simon's footsteps on a trip across Thailand, Laos & Vietnam