Highlights of Indochina

15 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£2,595pp

3 star & low season

£3,925pp

5 star & high season

 

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Day 1
Depart Heathrow in the morning.
Day 2
You arrive in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) in the mid-morning and, if you have the energy, you can take a city tour in the afternoon - visit the Royal Palace and, for those with the inclination, learn about Cambodia's more recent tragic history when visiting Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields.
Day 3
Morning flight to Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor. You then have the afternoon and the next day to explore the temples of Angkor. The exact itinerary will be discussed and adapted by your guide, having taken in to consideration your interest, the time of year, your stamina for temple visits and how congested the many sites are likely to be. You location for sunrise and sunset are key. You may choose to stay out all day, or break for several hours' lunch and siesta.
Day 4
Second day visiting Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & The Bayon....etc. Be sure to spend some time in Siem Reap itself.
Day 5
Fly north to Vientiane in the morning and then take an afternoon city tour of the Laoation capital - including the Patuxai Monument, for orientating views over the city, and Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keow, Wat That Luang and finally the Golden Stupa. Have dinner in a restaurant on the banks of the Mekong River.
Day 6
A short domestic flight north to Luang Prabang in the morning and then join your guide for an orientating tour of the town in the afternoon. End up on Phou Si hill for sunset and then head to the vibrant Night Market.
Day 7
A day to explore Luang Prabang, where we can provide you with electronic bicycles to explore the town by yourself.
Day 8
In the morning, head out of town in to the surrounding countryside and visit Kuang Si waterfalls. After a leisurely lunch back in Luang Prabang, you take the late afternoon flight directly to Hanoi in Vietnam.
Day 9
A day city tour of Hanoi, taking in Ho Chi Minh's former home and Mausoleum (if open), the War Remnants Museum, the Temple of Literature, and, if you have time the Women's History Museum. The atmospheric Old Quarter, with its narrow streets and bustling markets, will invariably be where the tour ends and you should spend the afternoon getting lost in the chaos.
Day 10
Morning transfer to Halong, where you will board a traditional Vietnamese junk for an overnight cruise. Spend the afternoon cruising around Halong Bay's thousands of limestone islets and caves, with opportunity to swim, kayak and visit floating fishing villages.
Day 11
Wake up early to witness sunrise over Halong Bay. The cruise continues for several hours after breakfast, returning to the mainland at midday. Transfer to back to Hanoi airport, taking in a pottery village en route, and then take a flight south to Central Vietnam. On arrival transfer to your hotel in Hue.
Day 12
Morning city tour of Hue, focussing on the Citadel and the ancient tombs that surround the city. In the afternoon head south on Highway 1, over the dramatic Hai Van Pass, to reach Hoi An in the early evening. You could choose to stay in the town itself or several miles east at the beach.
Day 13
A day at leisure in Hoi An or on the beach. If you staying in a hotel on the beach, you may chose to simply spend the afternoon sunbathing, having visited Hoi An in the morning and then later heading in again for dinner.
Day 14
After another leisurely morning in or around Hoi An, its an afternoon flight south to Saigon. Spend the evening exploring and experiencing Saigon's vibrant street-life.
Day 15
Morning tour of all the main sights in Saigon – Opera House, Reunification Palace, Ben Thanh Market and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Your flight back to the UK, via Malaysia, departs in the evening to arrive in Heathrow the next day in the early morning.
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Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This itinerary gets around the main ‘big-ticket’ sights of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in 2 weeks. The pace may be brisk, but its all there … the temples of Angkor, sleepy Luang Prabang, the capitals of Vientiane, Hanoi and Phnom Penh, atmospheric Hoi An and frenetic Saigon. There is even enough time to overnight on Halong Bay.

1 night Phnom Penh – 2 nights Siem Reap – 1 night Vientiane – 2 nights Luang Prabang – 2 nights Hanoi – overnight cruise around Halong Bay (2 days/1 night, full board) – 1 night Hue – 2 nights Hoi An – 1 night Saigon


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