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 Hotel 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.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
in Luang Prabang.
Superior tour departures are
based in 4-star accommodation. Prices are based
on the standard room / cabin category, unless
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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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LVP2018: 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...