We Love —
- Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are the jewels of Indochina- with so many staggeringly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites to see and explore, this route has it all!
- Take your time to discover this enchanting region and see how these ancient worlds meet the 21st century in Southeast Asia.
- A tour guide and superb hotels throughout will make this trip extra special.
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Your Destinations —
Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of deluxe 5-star resorts.
There has never been a better time to go on a Vietnam holiday than now, as the country with a fascinating past warmly embraces its future as a major player among international tourist destinations. When visiting Vietnam you will discover a country that offers something for every holidaymaker. From the tranquillity of the Mekong Delta, the charms of Hanoi, the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay to the hectic city life found in Ho-Chi-Minh City (Saigon), a Vietnam holiday offers something for everyone, making it a truly unequalled travel experience.
Cambodia has remained hidden from the outside world for much of the last century, but now emerging from years of isolation and becoming increasingly popular on the traveller's trail. The fascinating country offers a true taste of Southeast Asia before the arrival of tourism and modernisation. It has a diverse landscape from dusty hot cities and mountainous jungles to beautifully calm bays and pristine beaches.
At the turn of the millennium Siem Reap was a Cambodian provincial town with few facilities, minor surfaced roads and little in the way of nightlife. Now it is a major tourist hub due to its proximity to the world famous temples of Angkor (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Often overlooked in favour of its better-known neighbours, landlocked Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. Caught in the middle of the two Indochina wars and long isolated from the rest of the world, the country retains a slow, rather old-fashioned charm, and its people – incredibly laidback and friendly... The lifeline of this landlocked nation, the Mekong is a must for every visit to Laos, supplying fish for dinner, a stunning array of sunsets and a fascinating route to travel along- bring you camera as the views are breathtaking!
Please note: the following visa charges apply (price subject to change without prior notication)
Cambodia visa charge upon arrival ($25pp)
Laos visa charge upon arrival ($35pp)
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Fly overnight to Saigon
Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Saigon
Day 2: Arrive Saigon
Arrive in Saigon and make your way to your hotel. Saigon is one of the world’s truly cosmopolitan cities with a history, culture and style obtained from colonial France, ancient China and the art deco era.
Although the city was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975, the government soon realised that the proud 'Saigonese' would never stop calling it Saigon. Now it’s accepted that Ho Chi Minh City refers to the greater metropolitan area, while the older and central suburbs are called Saigon. Overnight Saigon.
Day 3: Discover the Mekong Delta
This morning drive to Ben Tre, a southern province located in the Mekong Delta. You will pass lush rice paddies and fruit farms emerging alongside the highway as you leave the city behind. Upon arrival in Ben Tre explore the riverside communities, stilt houses and markets that make this part of the world so unique. Drive back to Saigon in the afternoon Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Saigon
Day 4: Explore Saigon and the Chu Chi Tunnels
This morning head to the Chu Chi Tunnels which are located in an area known during the American War in Vietnam as the ‘Iron Triangle’, on account of the strength of its Communist insurgency. The network, which is several storeys deep in some parts, includes trapdoors, living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. In the afternoon, you will begin your sightseeing around Vietnam's largest and busiest city with a visit to the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, the French-style Central Post Office and the Reunification Overnight in Saigon.
Day 5: Saigon to Hanoi
Free activities until the transfer to the airport to take the short light to Hanoi
Upon arrival, our guide will meet and greet you. We will be transferred to our hotel. Hanoi is a charming and richly historic city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks, with a population of about four million. The city centre is like an architectural museum, with blocks of ochre buildings retaining the air of a provincial French town from the 1930s. We will have a quick look from Ba Dinh square to Ho Chi Minh Complex.
Next we will drive to the serene Temple of Literature, Hanoi's first university dating back to 1070 and a historical centre of learning, now dedicated to Confucian worship. The rest time of the day is free to explore the city, shop for souvenirs or simply relax in a local café and watch the world go by. Breakfast included Overnight in Hanoi
Day 6: Halong Bay Cruise
This morning we drive to the area that is regarded as the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam’, Halong Bay.
Upon arrival in Halong Bay, we board our boat for a cruise around the 3,000 islets that rise from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Bizarre rock sculptures jutting dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an enchanted, timeless world; the sails of the junk boats and sampans add further to the scenic beauty. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board before we set sail. We cruise around the bay this afternoon stopping to explore fascinating caves and to enjoy a swim at one of the beaches. Dinner will be served on board while watching the sun set over the bay. The remainder of the night is ours to relax on board the anchored junk boat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Overnight Halong Bay
Please note that our itinerary in Halong Bay is subject to change due to local conditions.
Day 7: Sunrise over Halong Bay
One of the most special experiences for travellers in Vietnam is to watch the sun rise over Halong Bay. If you are up early enough you can watch this spectacular and peaceful scene. After our breakfast we continue cruising through the bay. We enjoy a late lunch on board before arriving at the wharf around midday and travelling back to Hanoi. The rest of day is free at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of Hanoi.
Breakfast and lunch included
Day 8: Hanoi to Luang Prabang
This morning is at leisure enabling you the chance to take a stroll around the lakes and boulevards to soak up the colonial and romantic atmosphere that is Hanoi.
Fly to Luang Prabang where you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Take advantage of a free afternoon to explore one of the most attractive and spiritual towns in Southeast Asia.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 9: Luang Prabang and the Mekong Delta
Option: Consider an early wake-up call to join the locals giving food to hundreds of Buddhist monks returning from morning prayers. Take a stroll through the morning market and participate in this solemn, everyday ritual.
Explore Luang Prabang including the former Royal Palace. Later take a cruise along the Mekong Delta and stop at Pak Ou caves to see the thousands of statues of Buddha. Return to Luang Prabang and explore arguably the finest night market in Southeast Asia. Breakfast included.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 10: Kuang Si Waterfall
Continue your exploration of Luang Prabang including Wat Xieng Thong before leaving the town and heading out to the breathtaking Kuang Si Waterfalls. The turquoise waters and limestone cliffs give the waterfalls a fairytale aspect. Depending on water levels we can swim at the base of the falls. Next to the falls is the Sun Bear Reserve, a conservation centre that rescues animals from the wildlife trade. Meet the cute furry residents and learn about the efforts to protect Sun Bears in the wild. This evening we will witness a Baci Ceremony at a local home. The Baci Ceremony is an integral part of the Lao culture and is used to bless, welcome or wish good luck. We will help in the preparation of the flower trays and have the honour of receiving blessings from the locals. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 11: Luang Prabang to Siem Reap
Take the morning to relax, get some souvenirs or one last opportunity to wander around delightful Luang Prabang before boarding your flight to Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Angkor Complex
Get up early to catch the beautiful sunrise over Angkor Wat then return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast in hotel begin an extensive guided tours of the remarkable set of temples that make up the UNESCO listed Angkor complex, including the Bayon, Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat itself. Breakfast included.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Angkor Complex
This morning, you will transfer to visit Kbal Spean, where you can see carvings in the riverbed, and also the nearby waterfall. Next head to the "gem" of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Bantey Srey. Bantey Srey, the citadel of the women, displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art and is built largely of red sandstone Late afternoon drive up to Siem Reap and stop en route at Pre Rup Temple, the trip will reward you with a spectacular sunset over the Angkor Temple Complex and its surroundings. Breakfast included.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 14: Depart Siem Reap
Take any time before your flight to shop for last minute souvenirs or relax. Head to the airport for your flight to the UK. Breakfast included
Your Hotels —
Meals are based on itinerary below.
Muong Thanh Saigon, 3 nights in a Superior Room
Mường Thanh Saigon Hotel lies on one of the main streets of Ho Chi Minh city that is very easy for tourists to explore the city from the Hotel. The Hotel features 124 well- appointed guestrooms with comfortable and elegant design to fulfill any expectation.
Muong Thanh Hanoi, 2 nights in a Deluxe Room
Muờng Thanh Hanoi is proud to present to visitors the combination of the thousand-year-culture of the capital of Vietnam alongside traditional mountainous harmony in a modern 4 star hotel. Come to experience Hanoi. Enjoy a mixture of culture and history, a maze of streets and alleys of treasures and stories about people. A truly unique culture for visitors to explore and cherish.
The Bhaya Classic ships are wooden boats constructed in the traditional oriental style long favoured by shipbuilders in this area. The construction material and style of the boats give them a classic feel which sets them apart from most cruise vessels around the world. On board, you will find atmospheric spaces which speak of the heritage design, and the small ship concept encourages a cosy feel which makes a Bhaya Classic cruise a pleasantly social affair. The colour scheme on board is a fusion of the rich browns of hardwood, white, and turquoise blue trim with red highlights. The wooden furniture on board only heightens the sense of timeless elegance which seems a natural extension of Halong Bay itself.
Sada Hotel captures the essence of the owner’s Lao ancestry with beautiful, traditionally-inspired architecture and interior décor The hotel is conveniently located near many cultural points of interest including ancient temples, national monuments, and Luang Prabang’s popular night market. We are also located just a short drive away from Luang Prabang International Airport.
Sada hotel connects the present with elements from the past by offering luxurious, modern amenities throughout our traditional, Lao-style property. All the 33 rooms guestrooms features a private balcony, Air conditioning, fan. Wide screen LCD televisions with cable service, complimentary WIFI hi-speed Internet, and spacious bathrooms.
Sokha Roth Hotel Siam Reap, 3 nights in a Deluxe City View Room
This beautiful and romantic 4 star property is considered one of the leading hotels in Siem Reap since opening in July 2014. We offer the most modern and comfortable accommodation and all the facilities you can imagine.
The hotel is ideally located close to the centre of Siem Reap town, in a calm and quiet area. Famous Pub Street, the Old Market and Night market are within walking distance or a short TukTuk ride. It is only a 15 minute drive to the ancient Angkor Wat temples, 10 minutes to the golf course and 15 minutes to the airport. The property only has 57 Deluxe Rooms, creating an intimate and peaceful atmosphere.
You will love the beautiful swimming pool, the bar where you can enjoy your favourite beverage after a busy day exploring the temples and the restaurant with fantastic Khmer, Asian and Western Cuisine. Other facilities are our Gym & Sauna, WiFi, Massage Service and 24 Hour Room Service
Your Journey —
Flights included with Singapore Airlines (via Singapore)
London Heathrow to Saigon
11:25 - 10:55(+1) OR 09:25 - 10:55(+1)
Internal flights are included - timings will be confirmed on your official confirmation invoice/documents (from the tour operator)
Siam Reap to London Heathrow
18:55 - 05:55 (+1) OR 18:55 - 07:45(+1)
All times are local
Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however, notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.