This comprehensive tour takes in the
best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia,
staying in character hotels throughout.
The journey begins in the relatively
untouched country of Laos, exploring
the ancient temple town of Luang
Prabang and its French colonial legacy.
Continuing on to Vietnam, a rapidly
developing and vibrant country, the
tour covers the highlights between
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon),
then moves on to explore the Mekong
delta. The finale is a journey through
the captivating kingdom of Cambodia,
finishing at majestic Angkor Wat.
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Fly overnight from London to Luang Prabang,
via Bangkok, with Thai Airways. (N)
Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to the Belmond La Résidence
Phou Vao for 3 nights. A welcome dinner will be
held at a local restaurant. (D)
Morning tour of the ancient temple district and
the Royal Palace Museum. Afternoon visit to the
Ock Pop Tock weaving centre. (B, L)
Early morning optional excursion to see monks
receiving alms (payable locally). After breakfast,
take an excursion to Kuang Si Falls with a picnic
lunch. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Morning at leisure. Optional boat trip to the
Pak Ou caves and nearby local villages (payable
locally). Afternoon flight to Hanoi, and transfer
to Sofitel Legend Metropole
for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning tour of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum† and
residence, and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to
the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake and
Ngoc Son temple. Lunch is at KOTO restaurant,
an organisation that provides vocational training
for underprivileged youth in Vietnam, followed
by a visit to the Museum of Ethnology. In the
evening there is an opportunity to see a water
puppet show in Hanoi (payable locally). (B, L)
Morning drive to the world heritage site of
Halong Bay. Board a traditional junk sailing
vessel for an afternoon cruise and overnight
accommodation. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise around the karst limestone
islands. Disembark in the late morning and drive
to Hanoi airport for an evening flight to Danang.
Transfer to the Hotel Royal Hoi An for a 3-night stay. (B, L)
Morning walking tour of this former trading
port, which has historic Chinese, Japanese
and European influences. Lunch at Streets
International restaurant, a social enterprise
initiative with the aim of developing and
operating sustainable programmes for street
children. Afternoon at leisure, or join an optional
excursion to the ruined temples of My Son
(payable locally). (B, L)
Day at leisure. Optional class at the Red Bridge
cooking school (payable locally). (B)
Morning drive over the spectacular Hai Van Pass
to Hué (weather permitting), stopping at Cham
Museum en route. Afternoon visit to the Tombs
of the Nguyén emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh,
then visit the Dong Ba market. Dinner will be
taken in a restored royal home. Stay 1 night at
the La Residence Hué (B, L, D)
Morning cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel and
the Purple Forbidden City, followed by a river
cruise to Thien Mu pagoda. After the excursion,
transfer direct to the airport and fly to Ho Chi
Minh City. Stay 2 nights at the Caravelle Saigon. (B)
Morning drive through the countryside to the
Cu Chi tunnels. Afternoon city tour, visiting the
Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and
the War Remnants Museum. (B)
Drive to Cai Be in the Mekong delta, and embark
on a cruise through the Mekong delta. Stop for
a walking tour of local villages and countryside.
Overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Early morning boat trip to Cai Rang floating
market, one of the largest and most impressive
in south-east Asia. Disembark at Can Tho, then
drive through the delta to Ho Chi Minh City airport and fly to Phnom Penh. Stay 2 nights at Raffles Hotel Le
Royal. (B, L)
Morning visit to the Royal Palace, the Silver
Pagoda and the National Museum. Lunch
at the restaurant of Pour un Sourire d’Enfant
(PSE) training centre, a project that provides
education for the city’s poorest children.
Afternoon tour of the Tuol Sleng Museum of
Genocide and the Choeung Ek killing fields. (B, L)
Fly to Siem Reap this morning and stay at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor
for 3 nights. Afternoon tour of the Roluos
Full-day tour of the temples of Angkor. In the
morning visit the magnificent Angkor Wat.
Return to Siem Reap for lunch. In the afternoon
explore Angkor Thom, the Terrace of the
Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the
Bayon temple. (B, L)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon excursion to
Banteay Srei temple and the small island temple
of Neak Pean. A farewell dinner will be held
tonight at a local restaurant. (B, D)
This afternoon, transfer to the airport and fly
overnight to London, via Bangkok. (B)
Early morning arrival in London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
in Luang Prabang.
Each year, Ho Chi
Minh’s mausoleum is closed between October
and December for re-embalmment of the body
and can only be visited from outside.
This itinerary can
be taken privately, for which guideline prices are
shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
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All Bassac cruise boats are built entirely of wood using traditional ship-building methods and boast a shallow draft that enables them to navigate the Mekong regardless of the tide, current or season. The small, nicely decorated cabins are all air conditioned with private bathroom. The boats have a restaurant and bar area that is covered but open on all sides so that you can enjoy the...
Located by the river in the centre of Siem Reap, surrounded by majestic old trees, Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is a charming place to relax and escape the heat. Airy rooms are furnished using dark woods with large bathrooms and balconies surrounding a large pool. The restaurant serves local and European food with an outdoor patio where you can enjoy a refreshing...
A luxurious, 36-room boutique hotel, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao has breathtaking views of the mountains towards the temples of Luang Prabang. The property is set in 3 hectares of lush gardens, rich with bourgainvilla, palms and frangipani, which fringe the refreshing infinity pool. The elegant restaurant and Mekong spa complete this tranquil and romantic...
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The Caravelle Hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's business, shopping and nightlife areas on Dong Khoi Street and Lam Son, and overlooks the historical Opera House. The hotel has 311 rooms including eight suites, and includes a rooftop open-air bar with magnificent 360-degree panoramic views of the city. The hotel is composed of two buildings, the original 10-floor Caravelle Hotel, and a new 24-floor tower added in 1998. Other facilities include two restaurants, a swimming pool and health...
The Hotel Royal Hoi An is set on the banks of Thu Bon river, a luxury property that blends historical charm and modernity. There are 119 rooms spread over eight floors, with views of the town or the river. Each room has elegant, modern decor, with a king-sized bed, television, L'Occitane bathroom products, full-sized bathtub, rainshower, and complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel has two restaurants, one serving international, traditional Vietnamese and local Hoi An cuisine while the other offers sushi and yakatori, made from the finest local ingredients. There is also a swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness...
A former governor's residence, La Residence Hue is a beautifully restored colonial building which has been transformed into an art deco boutique hotel. It has a prime location on the banks of the Perfume river, with views of the imperial citadel. Vietnamese and international cuisines are served at Le Parfum restaurant. Guests can relax in the garden, by the pool or at the...
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is located in one of the grandest colonial buildings in the city. Dating from 1929, it was renovated by the Raffles group in 1997 and the hotel has lost none of its old-world charm. Sip a Million Dollar Cocktail in the Elephant Bar, cool down by the pool, relax in the spa or eat delicately flavoured Khmer and international foods in one of the restaurants and bars. The hotel and guestrooms are furnished in art deco style with dark woods, marble and Cambodian...
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, formerly the Sofitel Metropole, is a French colonial-style hotel located in the heart of Hanoi. A historic city landmark, the hotel has hosted many illustrious guests, including Charlie Chaplin, who spent his honeymoon here, and the writers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, who both wrote here during their stays. The 364 rooms and suites are spread over two wings: the Metropole wing, which offers the finest heritage accommodation in Hanoi's French quarter, and the new Opera wing, with a neoclassical style, Sofitel MyBeds and high-tech fittings. The Metropole has three of the city's finest restaurants: Le Beaulieu serves French haute cuisine accompanied by a sommelier's fine wine pairings, taste authentic Vietnamese in the Spices Garden, or modern Italian culinary art at Angelina. La Terrasse du Metropole is a Parisian-style cafe while Le Club has...
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LVC2016: 18 Nights
Hanoi is relatively small and runs at quite an unhurried pace for a capital city. Restin...
The ancient town of Hoi An is located 30 km south of Danang on the banks of the Thu Bon...
Set on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue was capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1945...
Luang Prabang, is considered to be the best preserved town in Southeast Asia. The former...
Cambodia’s capital city is awakening from a turbulent recent past to becom...
Siem Reap is a town with a French colonial centre, and the gateway to the Temples of...
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asian city of markets, streets...