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Best of Indochina

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Champasak, Luang Prabang

From $6600 per person in low season
From $7100 per person in high season

based on 14 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on two people sharing one room with private transfers, selected tours and daily breakfast. Please note around public vacations and festive seasons this price will increase.

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At a Glance

  • A whirlwind trip around three countries in just two weeks, ticking off the major sites in each location.

  • The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is in the north of the country and conveniently located just a few hours drive from the world famous Halong Bay where dramatic limestone karsts and islands erupt from the sea.

  • Halong Bay, Hue ancient city, Hoi An, the Angkor Temple Complex, Wat Phou in Champasak and Luang Prabang are all protected UNESCO World Heritage sites and well worth visiting.

  • Hoi An in central Vietnam is famous for its quaint streets lined with colorful paper lanterns, and tailor shops which can create new clothes in just a day or two, a shopper's paradise!

  • Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) is the biggest city on this route and an electric buzzing metropolis famed for its shopping, museums and roofbars.

  • Champasak is Laos' southern province and a beautiful introduction to this sleepy country, boasting some of the most untouched landscape in Southeast Asia.

  • Luang Prabang is the ideal place to end this trip, with quiet streets and pretty shops and cafes to wander around as you soak up the calm atmosphere.

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Cambodia and Laos are hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Laos and Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.

Vietnam has three different weather systems; generally the South follows Cambodia and Laos' weather pattern with their dry season ending a little earlier in March. The central coast is at its best from April to September with July and August when it is at its hottest. North Vietnam is dry and warm from March to June and October to November, although May and June can get very humid and hot. July to September is very wet, and December to February is cool and drizzly.
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Take in this classic route around the most famous locations in Indochina at a fast pace, making the most of every second with action-packed days exploring the finest sights alongside your private guide, and staying in the most luxurious hotels as you visit three countries in just two weeks.

  1. Days 1-2: Hanoi

    Your adventure starts in Hanoi, the charming capital of Vietnam. With your expert guide to hand, explore the backstreets and winding lanes of the historic Old Quarter, sample traditional foods at local eateries and learn about the fascinating history of this city.

    Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (1 night)

  2. Days 2-3: Halong Bay

    Start the day early with a four-hour drive or optionally, a 45-minute sea plane journey to the world-famous Halong Bay. Here you can spend the afternoon cruising through the mysterious limestone karsts, before retiring to bed in your cabin onboard, or perhaps joining the crew for a spot of midnight fishing. The next morning you will have the opportunity to explore caves and islands on foot, swim, visit local fishing communities, floating villages or a pearl farm before returning to the harbor for your onward journey back to Hanoi, and the airport for your flight to Hue.

    Accommodation: Heritage Line - Violet (1 night)

  3. Days 3-4: Hue

    Enjoy a day with your guide exploring the ruins of Vietnam’s ancient walled capital and the Imperial Palace. Sample local food at one of the many excellent restaurants in Hue- the central coast of Vietnam claims to have the best tasting food in the country, as is only fitting for royal palates. A scenic drive over the world-famous Hai Van Pass takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An.

    Accommodation: AZERAI - La Residence Hue (1 night)

  4. Days 4-6: Hoi An

    Luxuriate in the sleepy and romantic atmosphere of Hoi An, the jewel in the crown of Vietnam’s central coast. Here you can explore the winding streets, eat at authentic riverside restaurants, and of course visit the famous tailor shops for brand-new and bespoke additions to your wardrobe whipped up in just 24 hours. With your guide, make your way around Hoi An early in the morning to experience life as the locals live, visiting the market and watching the town wake up. Finally, you depart from the airport in Da Nang, headed to Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon.

    Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort (2 nights)

  5. Days 6-7: Saigon

    Saigon is the city on the move, with busy streets filled with cars and motorbikes, people selling and buying, and a huge amount of shops, restaurants, bars and museums. Your guide will whisk you through the crowds on a breath-taking tour of the city, taking in sights such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the Central Post Office designed by French architect, Gustav Eiffel. After a whistle stop tour of the city, fly to Phnom Penh, the much quieter capital of neighboring Cambodia.

    Accommodation: Park Hyatt Saigon (1 night)

  6. Days 7-8: Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh is famous for its recent and bloody history. With your knowledgeable guide, you have the opportunity to visit sensitive areas such as the S-21 Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields, where between two to three million Cambodians lost their lives in the late 1970s. However, Cambodia is also a country with a rich heritage beyond its tragic past, so you could also visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda and explore the shops and restaurants of the modern city.

    Accommodation: Rosewood Phnom Penh (1 night)

  7. Days 8-11: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

    A short flight away, Siem Reap is the gateway to the immense Angkor Temple Complex, home to the world-famous Angkor Wat. No trip to Cambodia is complete without seeing the sun rise behind this ancient monument and exploring the mysterious ruins on foot. Your guide will know the quiet times at the most hidden temples, which have almost been entirely swallowed by the jungle, so with a bit of luck you may be able to find yourself totally alone to soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

    Accommodation: Phum Baitang (3 nights)

  8. Days 11-13: Champasak

    From Siem Reap you can fly to Pakse in southern Laos, home to the ‘little brother’ of Angkor Wat. Wat Phou meaning ‘Temple on the Mountain’ is another UNESCO protected monument and much less famous than its Cambodian cousin. Your guide will be able to explain the links between the two temples and explain the ancient history of the Khmer people, who owned this land. Soak up the gorgeous scenery of Champasak, Laos’ southernmost province, home to mighty waterfalls and roaring rapids.

    Accommodation: The River Resort (2 nights)

  9. Days 13-15: Luang Prabang

    Finally, your trip ends with your last flight to the sleepy mountain town of Luang Prabang, the cultural heart of Laos. Explore the quiet streets and discover around each corner another gleaming temple with the traditional low sweeping roof, each one more spectacular than the last. Your guide will orientate you within the town, showing you the striking Royal Palace, dreamy Wat Phou on its dramatic mountaintop, and local life on these quiet streets.

    Accommodation: Amantaka (2 nights)

Experiences

  • Angkor Wat at Sunrise

    Experience the majesty of Angkor Wat with a short sunrise tour, the best time to visit this ancient monument and one of Southeast Asia's most important archaeological sites.

  • Explore Angkor Thom

    This is one of our favorite half-day experiences from Siem Reap; with specialist guides you'll avoid the crowds and head off by foot into the jungle temples before anyone else.

  • Half Day City Tour of Hanoi

    Start this fascinating historical tour at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, and where the preserved body of 'Uncle Ho' resides. You will then visit Ho Chi Minh's House, where he lived and worked.

  • Hoi An Cultural Walking Tour

    A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on culture you'll explore the backstreets and colorful markets, learning about the city's history.

  • Luang Prabang Full Day Tour

    Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating UNESCO protected city of Luang Prabang, exploring the Royal Palace, shimmering temples, ancient streets and traditional art and ethnology center. The day culminates in a climb to the top of Phousi Hill.

  • Temples of the Forest

    This fantastic tour is geared around avoiding the crowds, getting you to Ta Prohm, Ta Nei and Ta Keo at the quietest time of day. Ensconced in jungle, these temples are ideal for adventurous families and couples wanting an Indiana Jones experience!

  • Tour of Hue

    A wonderful introductory tour into one of Vietnam's most engaging cities. Start your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. You will also visit Thien Mu pagoda on the riverbank, before visiting Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.

  • Tour of Saigon

    Our city tour allows you to marvel at Saigon's historical landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel.

Location

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Champasak, Luang Prabang

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