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 Sala
Prabang (or similar) 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 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)
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 Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa 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 Imperial Hotel (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 Duxton 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 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
La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa. (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 Tara
Angkor Hotel 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...
Bhaya Cruises, the parent company of Au Co, also offers a range of 1- and 2-night cruises available in its Classic fleet. For a more private experience, the Legend fleet of 8 vessels offers 1 junk with one cabin, 2 junks with two cabins, 4 junks with three cabins, and 1 junk with four cabins, all providing personalised services, excursions and...
The Duxton Hotel Saigon is located right in the heart of the city on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most famous 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; gymnasium; pool; spa, business centre.
Room amenities: Air conditioning; television; coffee & tea facilities; minibar; safe;...
The Imperial Hotel has a central location in Hue overlooking the Perfume river, less than 2km to the Citadel and 5km to the Thien Mu pagoda. At 16 storeys, the Imperial Hotel is the tallest building in Hue, making its rooftop terrace an ideal place for a drink with panoramic views.
Features: 195 rooms, 3 restaurants, pool, bar, gym, spa, Wi-Fi, rooftop terrace.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, fridge, hairdryer, minibar; tea & coffee...
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 Sala Prabang is a charming, boutique-style hotel comprising six original world heritage buildings and a traditional Lao Bungalow that was once the residence of the first Prime Minister of Laos. The 65 rooms have been individually designed to blend colonial elegance and contemporary styles, featuring natural stone, hardwood floors and locally crafted furniture. The hotel restaurant has views over the river and serves Thai and Lao...
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. Rooms are spacious with a contemporary style and décor, with views of the city.
Features: 108 rooms & suites; rooftop pool; jacuzzi; sauna; gym; restaurant; bar; Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television; air conditioning; minibar; electric kettle;...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
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Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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LVS2016: 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
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