Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam offer terraced rice paddies, incredibly lush hillsides and highly cultured cities with wonderful French colonial features. A journey through Indochina, taking in highlights such as the Khmer capital at Angkor Wat, the That Luang Stupa in Vientiane and Halong Bay, provides an enchanting insight into the region’s modern and ancient cultures and rich scenery.
We have superb partners in all three countries in well-coordinated offices so we can put together multi-country, linked itineraries with ease. The options are just too numerous to mention here so call us with your thoughts. We will arrange a unique itinerary to ensure that your Indochina experience combines the elements you rate most highly.
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
Cambodia: 14½ hours (indirect)
Laos: 15 hours (indirect)
Vietnam: 16 hours (indirect)
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“The Laos to Thailand trip up the Mekong River was a wonderful experience on the Sabaidee Pandaw Boat. Pre departure I had many questions about flights etc. all of which were answered and arrangements made for me. Your service was very efficient. Booking forms , flight tickets etc all very clear and efficient. The Sabaidee Pandaw was a beautiful boat. It has extremely comfortable cabins and the crew went out of their way to make sure we were well looked after and the culinary experience was very good. An evening spent on a sandbank for a barbecue and music when the local children joined in trying new dance moves by the crew and the lighting of fire lanterns was very memorable”
Catherine Thomas, Laos Mekong Expedition
“All your information was detailed and clear. The guides were excellent, especially in Siem Reap. Quite the best holiday we have ever had!”
Mr and Mrs Nigel Paton and family, Vietnam and Cambodia
“We had a brilliant hugely enjoyable trip and liked the Pandaw Mekong very much.”
Euan and Su Bowater, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
“With the sole exception of the road to Ha Long Bay, we loved our three weeks in Vietnam travelling from Hanoi to Saigon, via the old imperial capital of Hue, the charming 17th-century trading post of Hoi An, the beaches of Nha Trang, the kitsch-veneered, faded elegance of Dalat (an old French hill station, where Graham tried the splendid golf course) and a couple of delightful days boating and cycling along the Mekong Delta. We didn’t want to leave Saigon. Particularly when we found it was snowing in London. But here we are, from 35C to freezing in 12 hours.”
Sue & Graham Bell, Vietnam
“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