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!
Flight - 1 night
Ho Chi Minh - 2 nights
Siem Reap - 3 nights
Luang Prabang - 3 nights
Hanoi - 2 nights
Ha Long Bay Cruise - 1 night
Flight - 1 night
Indochina was essentially a French invention but while some vestiges of their colonisation still exist in stylish architecture and wide boulevards, the countries of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam exude their own character and atmosphere: the serenity of Luang Prabang contrasts sharply with hectic Hanoi and sophisticated Ho Chi Minh City, while Siem Reap remains the lively gateway to the magnificent temples of Angkor.
This tour encompasses all the major sites and cities of three contrasting countries in a concise itinerary giving you a taste of the culture and way of life, including three nights in Siem Reap to explore the vestiges of a great civilisation and an overnight in Ha long Bay on board a luxury vessel to admire the emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Stay in 4-star hotels, centrally located to allow you to explore independently and taste the local cuisine in a nearby local restaurant.
Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
3 Lunches & 7 Dinners
Local Expert Guides
Day 1 Fly overnight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Day 2 Transfer to the central 4-star Novotel Saigon Centre (early check-in) for two nights. Visit the Reunification Palace and History Museum and see Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and General Post Office. (B)
Day 3 Drive to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta for a cruise through the narrow channels, surrounded by overhanging jungle. In the evening enjoy cocktails and appetisers at Saigon Saigon rooftop bar. (B, L)
Day 4 Visit the Cu Chi tunnels. Fly to Siem Reap for three nights at the 4-star Tara Angkor Hotel. (B)
Day 5 Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Terrace of Elephants and Ta Prohm. Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake. Apsara dance theatre show and dinner. (B, D)
Day 6 Visit temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre and Angkor Wat. Cocktail and tasting at the Bug Café; insects (for the brave!) or vegetarian platter. (B)
Day 7 Fly to Luang Prabang for three nights at the 4-star Muang Thong hotel. (B, D)
Day 8 Visit Kuangsi waterfall (with a chance to swim). At Luang Prabang visit the Ethnic Museum, Wat Vixoune, That Makmo and Wat Xieng Thong. Dinner on the Nava Mekong boat. Enjoy a drink downtown by tuk-tuk. (B, D)
Day 9 Early morning, witness monks during Tagbat then climb up Phousy Hill. Visit the Royal Palace Museum. By boat to the Pak Ou Buddha caves and visit Hmong market. Evening Baci ceremony with traditional music and dance. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Optional morning cooking class or optional morning weaving class (bookable locally). By local boat across the river to Pha Tad Ke, Laos’ first botanical garden. Fly to Hanoi. Two nights at the 4-star The Lapis Hotel. (B)
Day 11 Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s home and Mausoleum, Temple of Literature with a rishaw around Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. Water puppet show. (B, D)
Day 12 Transfer to Ha Long Bay (4 hrs) for an overnight cruise visiting a variety of islands and caves. (B, L, D)
Day 13 Extended cruising with brunch. Disembark and return to Hanoi (4 hrs). Visit the Ethnological Museum. Return flight. (B, L, D)
Day 14 Arrive early morning.
Some visits are on foot including uneven surfaces and inclines.
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.
Stylish 4-star hotel with a distinctive feel that blends Khmer culture and modern elegance, ideally located between downtown and the Angkor Temples. Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, spa and WiFi (free). 206 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with city view, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A contemporary designed 4-star hotel located in the heart of Hanoi between the French Quarter and the Old Quarter. Restaurant, bar, rooftop pool and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with city view, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Bhaya Cruises 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.
Bhaya Classic vessels are being the very first overnight cruise in Halong Bay since 2007 with an amazing mix of oriental style with contemporary design. Four wooden boats with 14-20 deluxe 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 and spacious sundeck. Cabins are air-conditioned with private facilities, Panoramic window, hairdryer and mini-bar.
per person in a twin/double room
Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2023: Oct 14
Single supplement £595 (Sep £545)
London-Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi-London
Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from £695
Vietnam Airlines Business Class from £1945
Extra nights (pre tour) - Ho Chi Minh
Novotel Saigon Centre (per night)
£70 (Sep £55)
Single supplement £65 (Sep £50)
Arrival transfer add £15
Extra nights (post tour) - Hanoi
(per night) £60
Single supplement £55
Departure transfer add £20
Add £595 per person
Transfers to/from airport with group included
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 11 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 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.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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