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The former French colony of Indochina offers an astonishing array of sites and experiences. From the peaceful charm of Luang Prabang and the temples of Angkor to the buzz of Hanoi, soak up history and contrasting cultures. The mighty Mekong and the karsts of Halong Bay provide stunning backdrops before unwinding under palm trees with sand between your toes.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witnessing the procession of ochre robes as monks collect alms in Luang Prabang.
  • Exploring the most iconic and some of the lesser-known temples of Angkor.
  • Relaxing on the beach and wander through the quaint old town of Hoi An.
£3,900
per person

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Luang Prabang, Laos

    Arrive in the UNESCO town of Luang Prabang in Laos. You would be forgiven for thinking you have stepped back in time as the preferred modes of transport are vintage cars, bicycles and tuk-tuks and the pretty tree-lined streets are overlooked by French colonial buildings and temples from a bygone era.

    Overnight: La Residence Phou Vao

  3. Day 2 - 3 Luang Prabang

    The most spiritual experience is rising at dawn to witness the orange-clad monks lining the streets during their daily ritual of 'alms giving', where local residents offer sticky rice, mango and the sacred lotus flowers. Architectural highlights include the former Royal Palace and beautiful temples such as Wat Xieng Thong, with an E-bike tour giving you the freedom to roam. Markets are vibrant social events and fascinating insights in to local lives. Mount Phousi provides panoramic views of the town whilst the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre explains the social landscape.

    Overnight: La Residence Phou Vao

  4. Day 4 Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia and begin exploring the temples this afternoon. The impressive Preah Khan is the sister temple to Ta Prohm and a great place to start before inspecting the petite yet elaborate fountains of Neak Poan. The royal crematorium at Pre Rup offers great views at sunset.

    Overnight: La Residence d'Angkor

  5. Day 5 - 6 Siem Reap

    Your time will be carefully planned to avoid the crowds where possible whilst capturing key images in their best light. Experience Ta Prohm at dawn, climbing through the tree roots which are reclaiming a beautiful temple, made famous by the film Tomb Raider. The elaborate carvings on Banteay Srei are so fine that it is assumed to have been made by women rather than men! Greater context is added with a visit to the excellent Landmine Museum and a cruise through medieval floating villages on the Tonle Sap Lake. Discover the blueprint for Angkor Wat as the vast Beng Melea lies engulfed in the voracious forest. Lasting memories will include a dramatic sunrise over the majestic Angkor Wat and the 216 enigmatic faces of the Bayon, which overlook the immense walled city of Angkor Thom.

    Overnight: La Residence d'Angkor

  6. Day 7 Hanoi, Vietnam

    Fly to the atmospheric capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. Met on arrival and privately transferred to your hotel in the heart of this vibrant city.

    Overnight: Sofitel Metropole

  7. Day 8 Hanoi

    Images of Ho Chi Minh ('Uncle Ho') are everywhere and a visit to his imposing mausoleum is always fascinating, but especially evocative at sunrise for the pomp and ceremony of the flag raising. The picturesque Temple of Literature was the country's first university and now only teaches the philosophies of Confucianism. A traditional cyclo tour is the best way to explore the colourful narrow streets of the Old Quarter and this is the best place to take in a water puppet show, dating back over 1000 years.

    Overnight: Sofitel Metropole

  8. Day 9 - 10 Halong Bay

    Enjoy three days and two nights cruising through the incredible limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Explore caves, swim in the warm waters of a peaceful bay and appreciate the views as your traditional junk glides between the islands.

    Overnight: Paradise Luxury

  9. Day 11 Danang

    Fly to Danang in Central Vietnam where you will be met and privately driven to arguably the best hotel in SE Asia for time to relax on the beach.

    Overnight: Four Seasons Nam Hai

  10. Day 12 - 14 Hoi An

    The historic town of Hoi An, protected by UNESCO, is just 15 minutes away and offers a charming combination of Vietnamese architecture, riverside cafe culture, markets and silk shops. The rest of your time can be enjoyed simply relaxing in your luxurious villa, lapping one of the stunning infinity pools or being pampered in the fantastic spa.

    Overnight: Nam Hai

  11. Day 15 Depart

    Say goodbye to this special part of the world as you are driven back to the airport for your flight home.

  12. Depart

Currency
Low £ 3,900 $ 5,447 € 4,613
Mid £ 5,250 $ 7,332 € 6,210
High £ 6,300 $ 8,799 € 7,452

BOOKING NOTES

  • Based on two people sharing a double/twin room thoughtout.

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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