Overview

Flight – 1 night
Hanoi – 1 night
Ha Long Bay – 1 night
Luang Prabang – 3 nights
Vientiane – 1 night
Siem Reap – 2 nights
Ho Chi Minh City – 2 nights
Flight – 1 night

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TREASURES OF INDOCHINA

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!

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.

Key Features

Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
3 Lunches & 7 Dinners
Local Expert Guides

Special Events

Evening Entertainment

Cocktail and appetisers at Saigon Saigon rooftop bar. In Luang Prabang, a Baci ceremony with traditional music and dance and a dinner cruise on the Mekong. Apsara theatre dance, and cocktails and tasting at the Bug Café in Siem Reap.

Day 1 Fly overnight to Hanoi.

Day 2 Transfer to the central 4-star The Lapis Hotel (early check-in) for overnight. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s home and Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and Ethnological Museum with a rishaw around Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter. Water puppet show. (B, D)

Day 3 Transfer to Ha Long Bay (4 hrs) for an overnight cruise visiting a variety of islands and caves. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Extended cruising with brunch. Disembark and return to Hanoi (4 hrs) for flight to Luang Prabang. Transfer to 4-star Le Palais Juliana Hotel. (B, D)Visit the Cu Chi tunnels. Fly to Siem Reap for three nights at the 4-star Tara Angkor Hotel. (B)

Day 5 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 6 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 7 By local boat across the Mekong river to visit the pottery village. Take the train to Vientiane for overnight at the 4-star Salana Boutique Hotel. (B, D)

Day 8 Morning sightseeing includes Wa Sisakret shrine and Ho Phra Keo temple. Flight to Siem Reap via Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to 4-star Tara Angkor Hotel for two nights. (B)

Day 9 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 10 Visit temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre and Angkor Wat. Flight to Ho Chi Minh and transfer to 4-star Novotel Saigon Centre for two nights. (B)

Day 11 Morning visit the Reunification Palace and History Museum and see Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House and General Post Office. Afternoon visit the Cu Chi tunnels. . In the evening enjoy cocktails and appetisers at Saigon Saigon rooftop bar. (B)

Day 12 Drive to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta for a cruise through the narrow channels, surrounded by overhanging jungle. Flight from Ho Chi Minh to London Heathrow via Hanoi. (B, L)

Day 13 Arrive early morning.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Some visits are on foot including uneven surfaces and inclines.

2023

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

Date Price
September 21 £3865
October 12 £3945
November 9 £3885

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £595 (Sep £545)

Flight Options

London-Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi-London
Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from £695
Vietnam Airlines Business Class from £1945

Extension Options

Extra nights (pre tour) - Hanoi
Lapis Hotel
(per night) £60  
Single supplement £55
Arrival transfer add £25

Extra nights (post tour) - Ho Chi Minh
Novotel Saigon Centre
(per night) £75
Single supplement £70
Departure transfer add £20

Privately Guided

Add £595 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £400 
Arrival transfer add £25
Departure transfer add £20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 6 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.

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