Ha Long Bay and the Red River
A Pandaw cruise on Ha Long Bay, the Red River delta and its tributaries, through the dramatic landscapes and waterscapes of Northern Vietnam and the capital of Hanoi
Indochina is as diverse as it is geographically compact, making it an excellent destination for a tour or cruise. Rugged mountains, geometric rice paddies, verdant forests, broad rivers, white beaches and crystalline seas all create the rich tapestry of Indochina’s natural beauty. Travelling through the region provides endlessly varying vistas, sure to get photographers itching to take the perfect shot.
The area has an equally diverse history: a military dictatorship in Burma, genocide in Cambodia, and a communist regime in Vietnam. Reaching further into the past, Indochina has many archaeological and architectural wonders. Ancient structures like Angkor Wat, the My Son ruins, and the myriad of temples found in Bagan, seem almost unchanged by the passing of time. By contrast, bustling modern cities like Saigon are bursting with action. Contemporary museums, artwork and culture jostle for attention. Between these extremes, serene colonial structures belie the turmoil of the periods in which they were built.
The cultures of the countries vary, filled with Chinese and Indian influences, as well as religious practices from traditional spirituality to Buddhism and Christianity. Stupas and temples speckle the countryside and in cities like Hanoi, you can find churches tucked away around corners.
For food-lovers, Indochina is a holy grail destination. Try your hand at cooking some of the region’s iconic dishes for yourself, or just sample as many as you can. Taste spring and summer rolls filled with fresh vegetables in Vietnam, or rich, flavourful Massaman curry served with fragrant jasmine rice in Thailand. Enjoy crunchy noodle salads, light seafood dishes and vibrant pickles – the choices are endless.
- BURMA -
19 September 2022
18 September 2023
Exceptional value to visit Burma’s most iconic sites from the former royal capital of Mandalay, the pagodas of Bagan and the former British colonial capital of Rangoon (Yangon) to the hill station of Kalaw and Inle Lake
- VIETNAM -
10 September 2022
A magnificent and varied adventure from Saigon, Hanoi and the Mekong to Laos and the temples of Angkor with an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay - all in just 2 weeks away!
- WEATHER -
Weather & Climate
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Burma are generally very hot during summer months.
When to go
The most pleasant season for visitors is generally the dry season, stretching from November/December to April. However, March and August to October are less busy with visitors.
- BLOG -
"Indochina is one of the most culturally interesting and diverse areas in the world, with tourists travelling from all four corners of the globe to uncover its secrets."
- BROCHURES -
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