This gives you a flavour of what lies ahead with the next rally
Five countries form the backdrop to a journey through spectacular scenery and a multitude of cultures in South East Asia. The rally explores both coastal and mountainous scenery in southern Vietnam including the delta of the mighty Mekong river. In Cambodia it stops at both the much visited Angkor Wat and the lesser known Preah Vihear ruins, taking in rivers, waterfalls, and the Cardamon mountains.
The journey through Thailand encompases interesting towns and the ramparts, moats and chedis of Sukhothai as well as drives along scenic roads. A mountainous route leads to Myanmar (Burma) with the temples of Bagan, Markets, the beauty of Inle Lake and fabulous driving through Shan state. A brief return visit to Thailand includes the night markets of Chiang Rai and the wats of Nan in the “Golden Triangle”
A crossing of the Mekong river and the golden temples of Luang Prabang are features of the journey through Laos before we encournter the precision paddy fields, spectacular mountains and local people in North Vietnam. Throughout the journey colonial influences sit alongside the surviving regional cultures.
Practical information about the rally
Countries: Vietnam (south), Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Vietnam (North)
Starts: Hoi An, Vietnam 3rd February 2018
Ends: Halong Bay 12th March 2018
Roads: Predominantly tarmac, limited dirt roads. Some sustained twisty mountain driving days. Route avoids major cities.
Shipping: December 2017
Cars: Typically classic thoroughbreds, in production by 1970
Assistance: Professional rally mechanic and medical support will accompany the rally