Indochina Adventure: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos with direct flights, transfers, 4* hotels & tours
Day 1 - Overnight direct flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2, 3, 4 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the Millenium Boutique Hotel, where you will spend the next three nights with breakfast.
Officially called Ho Chi Minh City, but lovingly known by locals as Saigon, is a large and fascinating city. This former capital city blends tradition with modernity - there are French colonial relics like the Notre Dam Cathedral hidden behind modern skyscrapers. The city represents the life and vitality of the Vietnamese people and visitors to this city will be gripped by its energy.
Wander down historic alleyways to incense filled temples before getting lost in one of the modern and sleek designer shopping malls. Head to the 52nd floor of the Saigon Skydeck just before sunrise, for coffee and an unrivalled panoramic view of the Sun setting on this fast moving city. Negotiate a bargain at the Ben Thanh Market where you can find just about anything. On Day 2, enjoy a free tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5 - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pick up from the Millenium Boutique Hotel and transferred to board a flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, meet and greet with transfer to the 5* Saem Siem Reap Hotel, where you will spend 2 nights with breakfast. Enjoy the charming Old World elegance, Cambodian art decor throughout the hotel's gardens and interiors. Take a dip in the olympic sized pool or unwind with a spa treatment.
Day 6 - Temples of Angkor Wat
Pick up from the Saem Siem Reap Hotel and a short transfer to the Temples of Angkor Wat. The seat of the ancient Khmer Empire, spend time taking in the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat has become the symbol of Cambodia and is an absolute must visit. From a distance, the symmetry of the complex looks stunning, however up close is where you will discover the amazing detail and intricacies of this ancient monument.
Day 7 - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Breakfast at the Saem Siem Reap Hotel. Today is a day of leisure, explore Siem Reap or head back to the temple complex for a second look.
Day 8 - Luang Prabang, Laos
Pick up from the Saem Siem Reap Hotel and transferred to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang, where you will stay at the Santi Resort & Spa in a Deluxe room. This town is remarkable for its rich architecture which reflects the combination of Lao tradition with the influence of the French colonial era. It is an exceptionally well preserved town and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 9 - Tour of Luang Prabang & Kuang Si Waterfall
After breakfast in the Santi Resort & Spa, Day 9 will be filled visiting the highlights of Luang Prabang. Highlights include visits to the Royal Palace Museum, the magnificent Buddhist temples of Wat Xiengthong and Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang's oldest temple. Laos is famous for its traditional crafts, you will visit the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Centre. Here you can learn the history of of weaving and see local craftsmen working with silk. Take a class and come away with your very own made silk clothing! You will also visit various local villages to indulge in Laos culture.
Next we will take you to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall - where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the lush forest trails. There's even time to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park. Returning to Luang Prabang, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a majestic sunset, reflecting on the mighty Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 10 - Hanoi, Vietnam
After morning breakfast in Luang Prabang, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Hanoi. On arrival, meet and greet and taken to the Mayde Ville Old Quarter Hotel in Hanoi for your final three nights in Vietnam.
Hanoi is over 1,000 years old - the wide range of history on show here is mind boggling. There are temples, ancient fortresses, theatres, lakes and a whole host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit. Everywhere you look, you will see the influence the city had under Chinese and French occupation. Part of Hanoi's allure is in its vibrant and pulsating street life, where all aspects of life are played out on the street.
The city is home to some of the finest Vietnamese coffee and street food. There is plenty for travellers to do - visit the historical mausoleum of Vietnam's founding father Ho Chi Minh, see the cities focal point the Hoan Kiem Lake, and be sure to visit the Hanoi Old Quarter on foot; where travellers can see colonial architecture along narrow streets with buddhist temples and markets with street vendors selling delicious food and souvenirs for as little as $1.
Day 11 - Halong Bay Cruise
After morning breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred for a journey of a lifetime on Halong Bay.
Experience the romance of this stunning bay on a traditional junkboat. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard before visiting the best highlights of Halong Bay including the Stone Dog, Incense Burner Islet, local fishing villages and the 'fighting cock' rock. You will visit Thien Cung, the 'Heavenly Palace', the most stunning cave in Halong Bay. Arrive back at Hanoi in the late evening.
Day 12, 13 - Hanoi, Vietnam
Free days. Spend the last two days at your leisure in Vietnam's capital.
On day 13, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport.
Day 14 - Journey back to the U.K.
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