Discover the diverse wonders of Indochina. On this journey explore three unique countries, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, each as migical as the last. Traverse this emerging region for an authentic Asian experience. You'll welcome the comfort and convenience of flights between major cities, allowing you extra time to delve deeper into each fascinating destination. If you are short on time but dont want to miss a thing, Highlights of Indochina is for you.
Itinerary - 13 Days
Days 1-3 Siem Reap - Cambodia
Discover the astonishing and mysterious temples of Angor. Imagine creeping through the temple complex in the pre-dawn light to emerge on the magnificence of the sun rising over this staggering relic. Enter from the lesser-visited eastern gate, so you can enjoy this enlightening experience without the crowds. Marvel at the stone faces of the Bayon and the jungle covered Ta Prohm, then glide along Tonle Sap Lake on a boat cruise and browse the old market. Escape the tourist route with an expedition to the overgrown ruins of Boeng Mealea to see what many other don't.
Days 4-6 Saigon and Mekong Delta - Vietnam
Fly to Saigon and walk amongst the cities local colour along historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat. Gain an insight into recent history at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Musuem. Uncover the resilience of the Vietnamese people at the amazing Cu Chi tunnels and meander along the canals and shady lanes of the Mekong Delta.
Days 7-9 Hanoi and Halong Bay
Explore the captivating streets of the Old Quarter. Contemplate the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' and spend the evening watching a performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets. Enjoy a scenic trip to Halong Bay and float amongst thousands of limestone islands. Back in Hanoi enjoy a free afternoon to roam this enchanting city.
Days 10-13 Luang Prabang - Laos
A short flight brings you to Luang Prabang in Laos, a tranquil World Heritage listed town on the banks of the Mekong River. Enter ornate monasteries and chat with local monks for a unique insight into Buddhist culture, and then take time out to play a game of petanque with the locals. Travel by boat to the Pak Ou Caves where hundreds of Buddha effigies have been placed inside the cave. Test your culinary skills in a fun Lao cooking class, rise early to witness the ancient ritual of the monks collecting alms at dawn and visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
11 nights accommodation
1 night cruise accommodation
Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
3 internal flights in Asia
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Western tour leader
Local english speaking guide
Prices From £2500
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