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 (regional connections
available) to Luang Prabang, via Bangkok, with
Thai Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Santi Resort & Spa (or
similar) for a
3-night stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local
restaurant this evening. (D)
Morning tour of the ancient temple district and
the Royal Palace Museum. Afternoon visit to the
Ock Pop Tok 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 (payable locally). Afternoon flight
to Hanoi, and transfer to The Ann Hanoi 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)
Drive to Halong Bay and 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 Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa for a 3-night stay. (B, L)
Morning walking tour of Hoi An. 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 Hue (weather permitting), stopping at Cham
Museum en route. Afternoon visit to the Tombs
of the Nguyen emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh,
then visit the Dong Ba market. Either lunch or
dinner today will be at a restored royal home
of the Nguyen dynasty. Stay 1 night at the
Pilgrimage Village. (B, L, D)
Morning cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel and
the Purple Forbidden City, followed by a river
cruise to Thien Mu pagoda. Transfer to the
airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay 3 nights
at the Saigon Prince Hotel. (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 board a
cruise through the smaller channels. (B, L)
Fly to Phnom Penh, and transfer to La Rose
Boutique Hotel & Spa for
a 2-night stay. (B)
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 and stay at Tara Angkor
Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon tour of the Roluos
Full-day tour of the temples. 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. Farewell dinner 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.
Superior tour departures are
based in 4-star accommodation. Prices are based
on the standard room / cabin category, unless
This itinerary can
be taken privately on a date that suits you, for
which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively,
it can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum is closed between
4 September and 4 November for re-embalmment
of the body and can only be viewed from outside.
The resort is located on Cua Dai Beach. Set in 5 hectares of unspoilt tropical garden, it is landscaped with palm and coconut trees and is arranged in complexes of bungalows. The rooms at the Palm Garden Resort are beautifully decorated with carefully chosen Vietnamese products of silk, wood and natural ceramics. The property features a fitness centre, a swimming pool, 2 bars and several restaurants including the Terrace Café which is an open-air restaurant where guests can enjoy a large selection of Asian and International...
The Saigon Prince Hotel is located right in the heart of the city on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most celebrated attractions including Ben Thanh market and the opera house. Rooms are well equipped with modern conveniences and furnished with contemporary Vietnamese artwork and traditional fabrics.
Features: 191 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, lobby bar, gym, pool, spa.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, coffee & tea facilities, minibar, safe,...
Santi Resort & Spa is situated only 6 km from the World Heritage Site where the original Villa Santi Hotel is located. The resort sits in 10 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounded by mountains and natural streams. There are has 48 guest rooms, 1 suite and 3 regent villas, all elegantly decorated in traditional Royal Lao theme with rosewood furnishings and Lao silk textiles. The Torseng restaurant offers authentic Royal Lao cuisine and international dishes. Facilities include a lounge bar and an outdoor swimming...
The Tara Angkor Hotel is a stylish 4-star property in the heart of Siem Reap, offering 206 rooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, a minibar and flatscreen television, while wireless internet access is complimentary in the rooms and throughout the hotel. Facilities include a lobby bar, swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness centre and sauna. The two restaurants serve European, Thai and Cambodian dishes, and the chefs are also available for cooking lessons, where you can learn to prepare and cook your favourite Cambodian or Thai...
The Ann Hotel Hanoi is a comfortable, modern hotel in central Hanoi, 30 minutes' drive from the international airport and within 15 minutes' walking distance of the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem lake. Rooms are spacious with a contemporary style and decor. The Ann Health Club on the 12th floor includes a rooftop pool with panoramic views over the city.
Features: 101 rooms & 7 apartments, rooftop pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer,...
The Pilgrimage Village is a boutique resort located on the peaceful outskirts of Hue, approximately 10 minutes drive from the city centre and 20 minutes drive from the airport. The resort is set in quiet gardens and is in the style of a traditional Vietnamese village. Guest villas are well appointed, with private balcony. There is a choice of restaurants and bars, serving local and international cuisine. The resort also offers a swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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LVS2018: 18 Nights
The highlight of the holiday was indoubtedly the visit to the Angkor Wat temple and the other temples at Angkor Tom; both the scale of the temples and the detail of the bas relief carvings were absolutely stunning. Mr Douglas Hutton
The entire holiday was excellent and it is difficult to single out any specific moment which was more inspirational than other moments/events. Mr Robert Knox
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...