Deluxe option from £2735* PP
Trip code: HIN-D-13 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Siem Reap, Saigon, Hanoi, Halong Bay Overnight Cruise, Luang Prabang FINISH
Discover the diverse wonders of Indochina. On this journey explore three unique countries, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, each as magical as the last. Traverse this emerging region for an authentic Asian experience. You’ll welcome the comfort and convenience of flights between major cities, allowing you extra time to delve deeper into each fascinating destination. If you are short on time but don’t want to miss a thing, Highlights of Indochina is for you.
DAYS 1-3: SIEM REAP
On arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel. Meet your companions for this amazing journey during a tour briefing and welcome drinks. Discover the astonishing and mysterious temples of Angkor. Imagine creeping through the temple complex in the pre-dawn light to emerge on the magnificence of the sun rising over this staggering relic. Enter from the lesser-visited eastern gate, so you can enjoy this enlightening experience without the crowds. Marvel at the stone faces of the Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, then glide along Tonle Sap Lake on a boat cruise and browse the old market. Escape the tourist route with an expedition to the overgrown ruins of Boeng Mealea to see what many others don’t.
Hotel: Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
DAYS 4-6: SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA
Fly to Saigon and marvel at its youthful energy as you walk amongst the cities local colour along historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat. Gain an insight into recent history at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Uncover the resilience of the Vietnamese people at the amazing Cu Chi tunnels and meander along the canals and shady lanes of the Mekong Delta.
Hotel: Caravelle Hotel
DAYS 7-9: HANOI & HALONG BAY
Fly to Vietnam’s gracious capital, Hanoi, and get to know the city by exploring the captivating streets of the Old Quarter. Contemplate the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’, and delight in an evening performance of Hanoi’s famous water puppets. Enjoy the scenic trip to World Heritage listed Halong Bay and float amongst thousands of limestone islands. Be lulled to sleep on your comfortable private boat on the bay. Back in Hanoi, enjoy a free afternoon to roam the enchanting city and perhaps take a walk around serene Hoan Kiem Lake or dig up a bargain in the markets and boutiques.
Hotels: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Overnight boat
DAYS 10-13: LUANG PRABANG
A short flight brings you to Luang Prabang in Laos, a tranquil World Heritage listed town on the banks of the Mekong River. Enter ornate monasteries and chat with local monks for a unique insight into Buddhist culture, and then take time out to play a game of petanque with the locals. Travel by boat to the Pak Ou Caves where hundreds of Buddha effigies have been placed inside the cave. Hone your culinary skills in a fun Lao cooking class, rise early to witness the ancient ritual of local monks collecting alms at dawn, and visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotel: Luang Say Residence
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