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Indochina explorer

Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, cultural tour by air  |  23 days

This trip starts in Laos — an entrancing country with hill-tribe villages, temples and beautiful countryside. Cambodia is renowned for its art and architecture — no visit here would be complete without a tour of the magnificent temple complex at Angkor. In Vietnam explore from south to north with the bustling markets in the Mekong Delta, the modern and colonial mix of Saigon, Hue’s old imperial capital and an absorbing journey by Chinese-style sailing junk in Halong Bay.

 

Day 1: Fly to Luang Prabang (Laos)

Days 2&3: Tour Luang Prabang, a beautifully preserved traditional city

Day 4: Visit the famous caves of Pak Ou

Day 5: Swim in the clear pools at the base of the spectacular waterfalls of Kuangsi

Day 6: Fly to Vientiane, the capital city of Laos

Day 7: Vientiane

Day 8: Fly to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Day 9: Tour Phnom Penh’s infamous Killing Fields and the Royal Palace

Day 10: Fly to Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, the last capital of the Khmers

Days 11&12: The temples of Angkor at Siem Reap and boat trip to Tonle Sap

Day 13: Fly to Saigon (Vietnam)

Day 14: Saigon

Day 15: Explore the fertile Mekong Delta

Day 16: Fly to Danang, the centre of the Cham Dynasty and explore the UNESCO town of Hoi An

Day 17: Explore rural communities in Danang

Day 18: Drive to Hue, the old imperial capital

Days 19&20: Cruise down the Perfume River before flying to Hanoi

Day 21: Explore Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital

Day 22: Full day visit to some of the 3000 spectacular limestone outcrops, cliffs, arches and coves of Halong Bay

Day 23: Fly to London

 

guide price £4,745 per person

 

 

Trip report for Indochina

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Fiona’s travel tips

FOR THE ACTIVE: Kayaking in Halong Bay.

MY FAVOURITE PLACE: Luang Prabang — sitting cross legged on the pavement at dawn watching the silent procession of orange-robed monks coming down the street towards me during the giving of alms.

BEST TIME TO GO : November to March

JOURNEY TIME:

Cambodia: 14½ hours (indirect)
Laos: 15 hours (indirect)
Vietnam: 16 hours (indirect)

 

Clients’ comments 

“The Vietnam trip was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it – memorable for all the right reasons. In particular the hotels were well-chosen and uniformly of a very high standard, and each had its own individual character. Our local guides were also excellent – friendly, efficient and very informative.” 

Andrew and Suzanne Mounstephen, Vietnam

“The trip was awesome. I think the best I can say for our group is that we did not want it to end. We are still talking about how wonderful it was.”

Mrs Kate Huey and family, Indochina


“A fascinating historical and cultural insight and a wonderful trip all round.”

Mr and Mrs Stephen Scott-Smith, Cambodia/Vietnam


“All made very easy for us which is what we wanted… Excellent choice of hotels and flights”.

Mr and Mrs Walter Johnson, Pandaw River Cruise, Vietnam/Cambodia