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The Best Of Indochina


Popular Itineraries - The Best Of Indochina        
BOARD:  Mixed Meal Plan    DATE: 18/10/2017    NTS: 15 NIGHTS
SAVE £150 per person on this exclusive small group tour of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Take in all the highlights, stay in 4 star hotels and cruise with most meals included.
Our Offer Includes:
- 15 Nights Hotel and 1 Night Cruise
- Breakfast & Lunch daily with dinner on some days
-Sightseeing Tours & Guide
- Flights from London
- Regional flights are available
- Tour operates on selected dates in 2017 and 2018
Book by 15 August 2017 to receive your £150 per person saving!
Please all for details on 01928 246 243.
FROM £3148
   
   
 
   
 

The 16 day Best of Indochina tour is inspired by the many sights, sounds and flavours of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The tour takes you on a journey of smiles and authentic experiences, not only  visiting the fantastic sights and attractions, but also getting to know the countries more in-depth and their amazing people; call it a real slice of Indochina life. Some of the highlights include the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam; the famous Angkor Temples complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia; the colourful ancient town of Luang Prabang in Laos, the bustling city of Hanoi and the incredible landscapes of UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay.

Our Opinion
A lovely small group tour taking in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, with cruising on Halong Bay and the most popular tours and historic sites, this is a great introduction to Indochina.  

 
Itinerary In Brief
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat Temples, Cambodia
Tolone Sap Lake, South East Asia, largest freshwater lake
Luang Prabang, Laos
Hanoi, Vietnam
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay
Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
Halong Bay & The Mekong Delta, Vietnam
 
 
Full Itinerary
 
Day 1 Fly to Phnom Penh
You will take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Phnom Penh. Alternatively, we can arrange departures from your local airport.

 

Day 2 Arrive Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be met by our local tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay for 1 night at the King Grand Boutique Hotel

 

Day 3 Day tour in Phnom Penh and to Siem Reap
Start at the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda where 5,000 silver tiles cover the floor. Continue to the National Museum built in traditional khmer style. In the afternoon tour Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields – a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime and gives an insight into how the country has developed. Transfer to the airport and take an evening flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included. Stay for 3 nights at the Saem Siem Reap Hotel

 

Day 4 Angkor Wat
In the morning visit to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire. Enter the impressive South Gate flanked by stone elephants and giants. In the afternoon visit the famous Temple of Angkor Wat, the largest and best preserved temple at the site. Enjoy the beautiful sunset. Breakfast and lunch included

 

Day 5 Tonle Sap Lake
Enjoy a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake, South East Asias largest freshwater lake, and see the villages on stilts. See the monuments representing the Rolous Group. Visit the workshops of Artisans d Angkor where traditional wood and stone carving techniques are taught.

 

Day 6 To Luang Prabang
Today head to the exquisite Banteay Srey Temple, one of the finest displays of classical Khmer art. Stop at Pre Rup, a stunning temple-mountain with excellent views of the countryside. Also visit Ta Prohm Temple, famed for the combination of trees growing out of the ruins. Transfer to airport. Fly to Luang Prabang. Breakfast and lunch included. Stay at the Villa Santi Resort

 

Day 7 Luang Prabang city tour and Pak Ou Caves
A morning visit to the citys oldest temple, Wat Sene and the impressive Wat Xiengthong, cruise up the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves, passing by spectacular views. Explore the caves crammed with thousands of golden Buddha statues. Visit Ban Xangkhong village, famed for its silk hand weaving and traditional Saa paper making. Also see the magnificent stupa of Wat Visoun. Climb to the top of Mount Phousi for panoramic views of the city, the surrounding countryside and the Mekong Delta at sunset. Breakfast and lunch included

 

Day 8 Khuang Si Falls
Today visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails. We return to the city by late afternoon to observe the sunset at Wat Prabath. Breakfast and lunch included

 

Day 9 To Hanoi
An early start to see the morning ritual of monks collecting offerings of Alms (sticky rice) from residents. After breakfast, free day. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon pick up by your tour guide and driver at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, be met by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch included. Stay for 2 nights at The Ann Hanoi Hotel.

 

Day 10 Hanoi city tour
Experience the rich culture of Hanoi. Spend time at the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and the Hanoi Opera House. Take a stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day by watching a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Show. Breakfast and lunch included

 

Day 11 To Halong Bay
Today journey through the rich farmlands and see the workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk boat  on a Lavela Classic Cruise for the overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay cruising past beautiful rock formations. Visit the small floating fishing village of Vung Vieng. Optional onboard activities include cookery class, massage, kayaking or swimming. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 12 To Ho Chi Minh City
We start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, then have breakfast on board. Explore the Sung Sot Caves. Enjoy lunch as the boat winds through the limestone rocks. Disembark at midday and take the shuttle bus back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, enjoy free time at your leisure. Late afternoon transfer to airport. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, met by your local tour guide and transfer to hotel. Breakfast and lunch included. Stay for 2 nights at the Harmony Saigon Hotel

 

Day 13 Ho Chi Minh City tour and Cu Chi
Today, experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half-day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, visit the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, and the citys biggest wholesale market in Chinatown. This afternoon, discover the Cu Chi Tunnels on the citys outskirts. Breakfast and lunch included



Day 14 To Mekong Delta
In the morning transfer through the beautiful countryside of My Tho and Ben Tre province and take a boat ride, visit the islands, join the folk music performance and visit a local family producing coconut delicacies. Depart from My Tho, we drive on to Can Tho, the hub of the Mekong Delta and its largest city. Breakfast and lunch included. Stay overnight at the West Hot Hotel.

 

Day 15 To Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to the port and board a sampan for a cruise through the picturesque canals and waterways. Visit Cai Rang Floating Market and witness the local life. In the afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch included


Day 16 Flight back to UK
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home

This our is available on selected dates in 2o17 and 2018. Please call our travel experts on 01928 246 243 for more details.