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Grand Tour of Indochina

Private Travel | General interest 18 Days & 15 Nights Lead-in price: £3595

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
  • 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 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 an 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 ChiMinh 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.

Important information * Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum:

Each year, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum is closed between 4 September and 4 November for reembalmment of the body and can only be viewed from outside.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tara Angkor Hotel
    Tara Angkor Hotel

    The Tara Angkor Hotel is set in the heart of Siem Reap, offering a range of rooms and suites just 6km from the Angkor temples. Rooms have a distinctive and contemporary style, with features that reference ancient Khmer culture. The hotel restaurant serves European, Thai and Cambodian dishes. The chefs are also available for cooking lessons so you can learn how to prepare and cook your favourite Cambodian or Thai dishes. Bikes are available for hire at no charge. Features: 206 rooms, restaurant, lounge bar, lobby bar, spa, sauna, swimming pool with jacuzzi and pool bar, fitness centre, gift shop, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, coffee & tea facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe.

  • Saigon Prince Hotel
    Saigon Prince Hotel

    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, hairdryer.

  • Palm Garden Resort Hoi An
    Palm Garden Resort Hoi An

    Set on Cua Dai beach amid 5 hectares of tropical gardens, the Palm Garden Resort offers a hint of Hoi An's traditional architectural design combined with a touch of modern luxury, all within 5km of the world heritage-listed Hoi An Ancient Town. Elegant accommodation comprises beautifully decorated rooms and bungalows furnished with Vietnamese silk, wood and natural ceramics along with modern amenities. Features: 214 rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 bars, private beach, swimming pool, spa. Room amenities: Private balcony/terrace, hairdryer, air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, tea & coffee facilities.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3595 per person

High season from £3795 per person


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

Guaranteed Departures This departure is guaranteed to run.

Terms & Conditions: Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the FCDO or entry restrictions relating to Covid preclude travel.

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.

  • • 4-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • International & internal flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • 18 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

Destinations on this tour

  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a frenetic Asian city of markets, streets...

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  • Hué

    Set on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue was capital of Vietnam between 1802 and 1945...

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  • Hanoi

    Hanoi is relatively small and runs at quite an unhurried pace for a capital city. Restin...

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  • Hoi An

    The ancient town of Hoi An is located 30 km south of Danang on the banks of the Thu Bon...

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  • Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh Cambodia’s capital city is awakening from a turbulent recent past to becom...

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  • Siem Reap

    Siem Reap is a town with a French colonial centre, and the gateway to the Temples of...

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