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.
Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
3 Lunches and 7 Dinners
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 2 – 18
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow direct to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Day 2 Transfer to the central 4-star Saigon Prince Hotel (early check-in) for two nights. Visit the Reunification Palace, 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. Cocktails and appetisers at Saigon Saigon rooftop bar. (B, L)
Day 4 Visit the History Museum then 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; insect (for the brave!) or vegetarian platter. (B)
Day 7 Fly to Luang Prabang for three nights at the 4-star Le Palais Juliana (Villa Santi Resort in 2019). (B, D)
Day 8 Visit Kuangsi waterfall. 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 a 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 ferry across the river to Pha Tad Ke, Laos’ first botanical garden. Fly to Hanoi. Two nights at the 4-star Mercure Hotel. (B)
Day 11 Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s home and Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. Water puppet show. (B, D)
Day 12 Transfer to Ha Long Bay (3 hrs) for an overnight cruise visiting a variety of islands and caves. (B, L, D)
Day 13 Extended cruising. 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 is in the heart of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) on the Nguyen Hue Boulevard. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 191 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Stylish 4-star with a distinctively 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 private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel with fertile forests and mountainous backdrops, located 10 minutes from the heart of Luang Prabang. The traditionally designed hotel has a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and WiFi (free). 50 air-conditioned rooms & 9 air conditioned villas with private facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.
A traditional resort hotel located in private gardens a short drive from downtown. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 67 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and TV.
A modern, central 4-star hotel within walking distance to the old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Restaurant, bar gym and WiFi (free). 102 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A traditionally designed wooden ship combining modern and Vietnamese décor. The Indochina Sails offers a dining room, bar, jacuzzi and sundeck. Cabins are air-conditioned with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and mini-bar.
per person in a twin/double room
Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single supplement £595
(18 Sep 2021 £545)
London-Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi-London
Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from £695
Vietnam Airlines Business Class from £2995
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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