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Grand Tour of Indochina

Group Tour | General Interest 18 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £3295

The journey begins in Vietnam, a rapidly developing and vibrant country. Explore the Mekong delta before a journey through the captivating kingdom of Cambodia, ending at the majestic temples of Angkor Wat. A longer version of the tour is available, which begins with an exploration of the ancient temple town of Luang Prabang in Laos.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Cruise in the less-visited Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam
  • Enjoy a meal in a restored royal home from the Nguyen dynasty era in Hue, Vietnam
  • Sunset boat ride on Angkor Thom moat, Cambodia
  • Farewell dinner in the Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia
  • Small group size - average 12 people (maximum 18)
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Hanoi, with Vietnam Airlines†. (N)

Day 2: Hanoi

Arrive and transfer to The Ann Hotel Hanoi (or similar) for a 2-night stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (D)

Day 3: Hanoi

Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple. Lunch is at KOTO restaurant, an organisation that provides vocational training for underprivileged youths in Vietnam. In the evening there is the opportunity to see a water puppet show (payable locally). (B, L)

Day 4: Cruise on Lan Ha Bay

Today, cruise in an area similar to Halong Bay but with far fewer visitors, known as Lan Ha Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin. Overnight accommodation on board the Indochine. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Fly to Danang - Hoi An

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 beachfront Boutique Hoi An Resort for a 3-night stay. (B)

Day 6: Hoi An

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 7: Hoi An

Day at leisure. Optional class at the Red Bridge cooking school (payable locally). (B)

Day 8: Hue

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. 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)

Day 9: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

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 Grand Hotel. (B)

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

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)

Day 11: Mekong Delta

Drive to Cai Be, and explore the Mekong Delta by boat and on foot. (B, L)

Day 12: Fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Fly to Phnom Penh and transfer to La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 13: Phnom Penh

Morning visit to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Afternoon tour of the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. (B, L)

Day 14: Fly to Siem Reap

Fly to Siem Reap and stay at Tara Angkor Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon visit to the Angkor National Museum. (B)

Day 15: Angkor Temples

Full-day tour of the temples. In the morning visit the magnificent Angkor Wat. Return to Siem Reap for lunch. In the afternoon explore the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Bayon temple. End the day at Angkor Thom with a sunset boat ride by the temple. (B, L)

Day 16: Angkor Temples

Morning at leisure. Afternoon excursion to Banteay Srei temple and the small island temple of Neak Pean. Farewell dinner at Khmer House at Srah Srang within the Angkor Archaeological Park. (B, D)

Days 17-18: Fly to London via Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to the airport and fly overnight to London via Ho Chi Minh City, arriving the following day. (B) (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

TOUR EXTENSIONS

Pre-tour extension to Laos: 4 days & 3 nights from £725 Visit the remote and little-visited republic of Laos, to explore the ancient temple town of Luang Prabang. Sightseeing includes visits to the Royal Palace Museum, Buddhist temples, a traditional weaving centre and the Kuang Si Falls. Stay 3 nights at the Santi Resort & Spa. This pre-tour extension is operated on a group basis and is available before the regular tour itinerary begins in Vietnam.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

† Jan / Feb departures will operate using Qatar Airways via Doha.

Private & tailor-made travel: 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.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Ann Hanoi Hotel
    The Ann Hanoi Hotel

    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.

  • Boutique Hoi An Resort
    Boutique Hoi An Resort

    Situated on An Bang beach, the Boutique Hoi An Resort is only 35 minutes from the airport, and 5 minutes from town on the hotel's complimentary shuttle service. All rooms and villas face the sea, with fantastic views from the private balconies or terraces and some with direct access to the beach. The hotel spa is equipped with three treatment rooms and five massage pavilions. Features: 110 rooms, swimming pool with pool bar, spa, gym, lobby lounge, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Balcony/terrace, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe, hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities.

  • Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa
    Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

    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. Designed in a unique Vietnamese style, the property is an environmentally friendly resort where the natural environment blends harmoniously with the area's local culture. To complement the peaceful setting, the resort's Vedana Spa offers an array of facial and full body treatments. Accommodation is in a range of de luxe guestrooms with a simple zen design, while the larger Traditional Vietnamese Pool Houses feature a private kitchen, dining room, spa, pool and outdoor shower.

  • Grand Hotel Saigon
    Grand Hotel Saigon

    The Grand Hotel Saigon is situated in central Ho Chi Minh City, in the downtown District 1 area. Built in 1930 in a French-Colonial style, the hotel was later restored and modernised in 1997. The hotels rooms and suites are spread over two wings. The Ancient Wing is the original building with a European colonial architecture, while the Luxury Wing is more contemporary and was opened in 2011. The Rooftop Grand Lounge on the 20th floor offers guests superb views of the city and the river, accompanied by drinks and live music. Features: 251 rooms, swimming pool, gym, spa, gift shop, 2 restaurants, 2 bars. Room amenities: Television, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safe, tea & coffee making facilities.

  • La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa
    La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa

    La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh. With only 10 rooms, the hotel offers a personalised service and a fine attention to detail. Rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a safe, a flat-screen television, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Hotel facilities include a luxurious spa and wellness centre, La Rose Restaurant serving Asian, western and traditional Cambodian dishes, and transfers to and from a nearby private swimming pool. Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.

  • Saem Siemreap Hotel
    Saem Siemreap Hotel

    The Saem Siemreap Hotel is situated a five-minute drive from the national museum and the markets, shops and restaurants of Siem Reap town centre. Guestrooms are located around an outdoor swimming pool, with views of the pool or the city. The restaurant serves both local and international dishes, while drinks can be enjoyed in the lounge bar overlooking the pool and garden, or on the terrace by the bar.

Superior private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

LVP2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £3595 per person

High season from £3795 per person

 

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Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

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Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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