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The journey begins in the relatively
untouched country of Laos. Continue to
Vietnam, a rapidly developing and vibrant
country. Explore the Mekong delta before
a final journey through the captivating
kingdom of Cambodia, ending at majestic
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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 youths
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 Boutique Hoi An
Resort 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
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.
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 to speak to a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
LVS2019: 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...