Southeast Asia

Indochina: Classic

Indochina: Classic Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart UK and fly overnight to Saigon.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Saigon.
  • Day 3 : Saigon – we would suggest taking a day to explore Saigon’s colonial architecture, the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.
  • Day 4 : Saigon – head out of the city and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Cao Dai Grand Temple at Tay Ninh.
  • Day 5 : Travel to Hoi An, a one hour flight or overnight on the Reunification Express.
  • Day 6 : Hoi An – explore this delightful town with a walking tour, stopping off to admire the best sights as you go. Hoi An is a gastronomic paradise, and a great place to do a cooking lesson.
  • Day 7 : Travel to Hanoi, a one hour 30 minute flight or overnight on the Reunification Express. Take some time to explore some of the city’s many sights.
  • Day 8 : Travel to Halong Bay. This takes around three hours by road. On arrival board your junk boat to cruise the bay and soak up the beautiful karst scenery spending the night on board.
  • Day 9 : Halong Bay – rise early to see the sunrise over the bay before voyaging back to the jetty. Return to Hanoi, where you can enjoy a piece of Vietnamese culture with a water puppet performance.
  • Day 10 : Travel to Luang Prabang, a one hour flight. The town is a delight to explore – a walking tour is a great way to get orientated. Climb Phousi Hill at sunset for gorgeous views.
  • Day 11 : Luang Prabang – spend the day discovering the gorgeous wats of the old town, take a local cooking class, cruise along the Mekong to the Pak Ou caves or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Day 12 : Luang Prabang – rise early for Takbat before heading out of the city to enjoy the beautiful vivid blue pools and forest setting of Kuang Si Falls – take your swimwear!
  • Day 13 : Travel to Siem Reap, a two hour flight. Head out into the countryside to view the exquisite carvings of Banteay Srei, returning via the temples of the Grand Circuit, taking in sunset from the summit of Pre Rup.
  • Day 14 : Siem Reap – take a full day to explore the many wonders of the temples of Angkor.
  • Day 15 : Siem Reap - enjoy a morning on the waters of Tonle Sap Lake, visiting floating villages, schools and restaurants. From here it is just a short hop to the mysterious and off-the-beaten-track temple of Beng Mealea. Add on an Apsara dance performance or the Cambodian Circus this evening.
  • Day 16 : Fly Siem Reap to UK.

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Highlights

Hoi An – Halong Bay – Luang Prabang’s Wats – Temples of Angkor

Duration

16 days

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Four star from £3,490
Five star from £4,090

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