DAYS 1-2: SAIGON, VIETNAM
On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel. Get to know your tour leader and travelling companions during an evening tour briefing and welcome drinks. Learn about Vietnam’s compelling military history at the Cu Chi tunnels before discovering Saigon. Stroll along Dong Khoi Street and see famous sites such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum.
Hotel: Northern Hotel
DAYS 3-4: HOI AN
Fly to Danang in Central Vietnam and drive to Hoi An. Abundant in history, wander past traditional houses, temples and the iconic Japanese Bridge of this charming town. In your free time, you may opt to join a fun cooking class, take a short bicycle ride to the beach, or visit one of the town’s many tailors.
Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel
DAYS 5-7: HALONG BAY & HANOI
Take an early morning flight to Haiphong. Relax on the scenic drive to magical Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a comfortable, private boat. Feast on the fresh seafood while cruising among the thousands of limestone islands. Continue on to Hanoi, and join a walking tour into the heart of the Old Quarter. Try some of Vietnam’s unique fresh beer ‘bia hoi’ at one of Hanoi’s local bia hoi establishments. A city tour includes Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the ancient Temple of Literature and ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison.
Hotel: Overnight boat
Hotel: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel
DAYS 8-10: LUANG PRABANG, LAOS
Fly to the beguiling World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos, home to gilded temples and charming French-colonial architecture, set along the magical Mekong. Visit the Royal Palace and Wat Mai temple, and take part in a fascinating bamboo weaving experience. End the day by helping to make your own traditional dinner, in a pavilion overlooking verdant rice terraces. Take a morning walk through temple grounds and character-filled streets, then cruise along the Mekong to the Buddha-filled Pak Ou Caves. Rise early to witness the ancient ritual of local monks collecting alms. Explore a morning market and visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls. At sunset, play a game of petanque, a memorable way to end your time in mystical Luang Prabang.
Hotel: Le Parasol Blanc
DAYS 11-14: SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
Fly to Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. Begin your adventure with an expedition to the remote, overgrown ruins of Boeng Mealea, before visiting a landmine museum and palm sugar village. Discover the mysterious temples of Angkor as you walk through the temple complex in the pre-dawn light to witness the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Discover the stone faces of Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, before a boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotel: Tara Angkor Hotel