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£4125

Grand Tour of Indochina

Discover old Saigon, cruise on the Mekong River and mystical Ha Long Bay, see the temples in Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi and ancient Angkor, and explore Laos home to luxuriant landscapes and intriguing cultural customs; and Cambodia encapsulates Indo-Chinese heritage in ancient Angkor

Once administered as a single entity, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia were collectively termed ‘Indochina’, a concise description of their Indian Hindu and Chinese Buddhist heritage. This tour takes you, via rivers and islands, from their varied origins to vibrant cities. Ho Chi Minh City is an astonishing transformation of Saigon, an amalgam of past and present. Amiable and uncrowded, My Tho hems a river scene of sampans, cruisers, and cargo boats, where the Mekong Delta flows with a swan-like serenity on the surface and a bustling commerce paddling briskly beneath. Spread beside the Perfume River, Hue’s huge UNESCO listed citadel is a centre of culture, religion, and cuisine; while Hoi An is a tranquil little town, an architectural portrait of its past, with Chinese temples and wooden shophouses, colonial buildings, and the Japanese Bridge. Ha Long Bay is spangled with hundreds of islands and islets; and Hanoi is as lovely as it is historic, with twenty lakes, and a thousand years of culture. In Laos, beguiling Luang Prabang is filled with long-hidden temples, and steeped in a sense of timelessness. Cambodia teams the world’s largest religious complex, Angkor, with Phnom Penh’s mix of sumptuous and sombre monuments.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Hanoi  - 2 nights
  • Ha Long Bay  - 2 nights
  • Hoi An  - 2 nights
  • Hue  - 2 nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City  - 3 nights
  • Phnom Penh  - 2 nights
  • Siem Reap  - 3 nights
  • Luang Prabang  - 3 nights
  • Return flight  - 1 night

Overview - 4 Sep & 2 Oct

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Hanoi  - 1 night
  • Ha Long Bay  - 2 nights
  • Hoi An  - 2 nights
  • Hue  - 2 nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City  - 3 nights
  • Phnom Penh  - 2 nights
  • Siem Reap  - 3 nights
  • Luang Prabang  - 3 nights
  • Hanoi  - 2 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Historic Hanoi
  • Overnight Ha Long Bay Cruise
  • Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sombre Phnom Penh
  • Impressive Angkor Wat
  • Forgotten Luang Prabang

Discover old Saigon, cruise on the Mekong River and mystical Ha Long Bay, see the temples in Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi and ancient Angkor, and explore Laos home to luxuriant landscapes and intriguing cultural customs; and Cambodia encapsulates Indo-Chinese heritage in ancient Angkor

Notes:

This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot and some uneven surfaces and inclines.

Accommodation

Grand Mercure Hanoi – Hanoi

A contemporary 5-star hotel infused with Vietnamese elements, close to the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Restaurants, bars, gym, outdoor pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 181 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Allegro Hoi An Hotel - Hoi An

A 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the ancient town. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Senna Hue Hotel - Hue

A 4-star boutique hotel located in the centre of Hue, near the Imperial Citadel, Truong Tien bridge and Dong Ba market. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 129 comfortable contemporary designed rooms with astunning city view, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Novotel Saigon Centre - Ho Chi Minh City

A 4-star hotel located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 247 comfortable and contemporary designed rooms with a stunning city view, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Sunway Hotel - Phnom Penh

A 4-star hotel walking distance from Wat Phnom, the Mekong River and central market. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 138 air-conditioned rooms with hairdyer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Lotus Blanc Hotel - Siem Reap

A contemporary designed 4-star hotel, only a few minutes away from the cultural attractions and one of the world’s number one landmark, Angkor Wat. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with stunning city view, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Le Palais Juliana - Luang Prabang

A small 4-star Boutique Hotel close to the centre of Luang Prabang. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 50 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Vessels

Au Co Cruises - Ha Long Bay

Au Co Cruises is part of Bhaya Cruises and is the largest and most reputed cruise operator in Halong Bay. Established in 2007, it is the first company to introduce the overnight cruise service with innovative ships and unsurpassed customer service.

Au Co vessels were built in 2011/12 and are an amazing mix of oriental style with contemporary design. Two wooden boats with 32 cabins incorporate modern state-of-the-art facilities to serve passengers to the most comfort while bringing about mystery feeling of featured oriental culture. The vessels offer a dining room, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, bar, spa, jacuzzi and spacious sundeck. Cabins are air-conditioned with private facilities, Panoramic window, hairdryer, safe and mini-fridge.

Extra Nights

Stay in Hanoi before you start your tour, or spend extra nights in Luang Prabang before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Grand Mercure
(per night) £72
Single supplement £72
Arrival transfer add £28

Palais Juliana
(per night) £48
Single supplement £48
Departure transfer add £25

Grand Mercure Hanoi – Hanoi

A contemporary 5-star hotel infused with Vietnamese elements, close to the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Restaurants, bars, gym, outdoor pool, sauna and WiFi (free). 181 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Le Palais Juliana - Luang Prabang

A small 4-star Boutique Hotel close to the centre of Luang Prabang. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 50 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow

September
September 4 (Wednesday)
October
October 2 (Wednesday)
November
November 8 (Friday)
November 15 (Friday)
  • 1 Place Remaining
November 22 (Friday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 19 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Mar
  • £1165
  • 2024: Sep, Oct, Nov
  • £1055
  • 2025: Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov
  • £1125
  • 2025: Sep
  • £1075
Flight Options
  • Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from £670 (Nov, Jan-Mar)
  • On request, please call
  • Vietnam Airlines Business Class
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
£1365
  • Privately guided tour available
  • £1365 per person
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £650
  • Arrival transfer
  • £28
  • Departure transfer
  • £25

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