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Inspiring Indochina

  • Duration
    23 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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Tick off the treasures of Indochina: from the golden temples of Luang Prabang in tranquil Laos, across to Vietnam, where you'll fall in love with Halong Bay and the cultural heritage of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon. Finally, you'll cruise up the mighty Mekong, experiencing authentic river life as you go, and arrive in charming Cambodia. End with a flourish at the spectacular temples of Angkor.

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    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Inspiring Indochina tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    FLY TO LUANG PRABANG
    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

    Fly to Luang Prabang, where you will be met at the airport in the arrivals hall by your Local Guide or National Escort. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will be transferred to your hotel and check into your room or store any luggage if your room is not ready yet. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3
    DISCOVER LUANG PRABANG
    DAY 3 DISCOVER LUANG PRABANG

    Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos – a place of vivid colours, an extremely rich heritage and enduring French legacy. Today, visit Wat Xieng Thong, the National Museum, Wat Visoun and Aham, then ascend Phousi Hill for city vistas following a visit to the Ock Pop Tock weaving centre. Return to Luang Prabang for an evening tour of the bustling night market.

  • Day 4
    KUANG SI WATERFALLS
    DAY 4 KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    Today, rise early to watch a Takbat alms giving ceremony before continuing to the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls. After some time here, head to the airport for your flight to Hanoi.

  • Day 5
    EXPLORE HANOI
    DAY 5 EXPLORE HANOI

    Start the day by visiting the Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, the Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the serene Temple of Literature. After lunch, enjoy a cyclo ride through the vibrant backstreets of the Old Quarter, with a stop for traditional egg coffee on the way.

  • Day 6
    HALONG BAY
    DAY 6 HALONG BAY

    Transfer to Halong City, climb aboard your ship and cruise out into the spectacular Halong Bay. You'll spend the day sailing amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations. Spend the night onboard.

  • Day 7
    TRAVEL TO HUE
    DAY 7 TRAVEL TO HUE

    Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay, and enjoy an invigorating session of Tai Chi. Transfer back to Hanoi and fly to Hue, Vietnam's imperial capital.

  • Day 8
    IMPERIAL HUE
    DAY 8 IMPERIAL HUE

    This morning visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City at the heart of Hue, once the home of Vietnam's emperors. Cruise on the picturesque Perfume River and admire the Thien Mu Pagoda. Later, see the magnificent tomb of Minh Mang before heading to Zen house where you learn about architecture and spiritual meaning of this beautiful place. Finally, visit Tha Om Garden house to learn of the 19th century heritage of Mr Vinh, its owner.

  • Day 9
    DRIVE TO HOI AN
    DAY 9 DRIVE TO HOI AN

    Leave Hue for Hoi An, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. This afternoon, take a walking tour of this charming town. A wonderfully laidback place, the streets are a delight to wander – visit the Japanese Bridge, the colourful market and Chinese temple. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

  • Day 10
    TRA QUE VILLAGE
    DAY 10 TRA QUE VILLAGE

    Head out into Hoi An's verdant surroundings to Tra Que, where you'll see the local farmers at work, tending lush gardens of vegetables and herbs. Join a local family for lunch and a cooking demonstration. Back in Hoi An, the rest of the day is free.

  • Day 11
    TRAVEL TO SAIGON
    DAY 11 TRAVEL TO SAIGON

    The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

  • Day 12
    CU CHI TUNNELS
    DAY 12 CU CHI TUNNELS

    Head out of the city to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war. After an afternoon at leisure, enjoy dinner in the dark at Noir, a restaurant supporting Saigon's visually impaired.

  • Day 13
    EMBARK THE VICTORIA MEKONG
    DAY 13 EMBARK THE VICTORIA MEKONG

    Drive via Can Tho to board the Victoria Mekong and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.

  • Day 14
    TIGER ISLAND
    DAY 14 TIGER ISLAND

    Explore Tiger Island and it's local industries by either sampan or electric bike, before continuing your upstream journey to visit a floating market and local museum.

  • Day 15
    TAN CHAU
    DAY 15 TAN CHAU

    Continue your cruise, with shore excursions around Tan Chau including a stop at a Cao Dai temple, silk village and options to see the Tra Su Forest. In the evening, watch a thrilling lion dance performance.

  • Day 16
    BORDER CROSSING
    DAY 16 BORDER CROSSING

    Cross over into Cambodia, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making, and in the late afternoon, dock at Sisowath Quay for a traditional Apsara performance and a farewell dinner.

  • Day 17
    DISEMBARK THE VICTORIA MEKONG
    DAY 17 DISEMBARK THE VICTORIA MEKONG

    Leave the ship behind this morning and head to the heart of the city by cyclo. Visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, before continuing onto the National Museum and Wat Phnom.

  • Day 18
    PHNOM PENH'S HISTORY
    DAY 18 PHNOM PENH'S HISTORY

    Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Later, experience how traditional arts are preserved with a Cambodian Living Arts tour, before enjoying a local beer by the river.

  • Day 19
    TRAVEL TO SIEM REAP
    DAY 19 TRAVEL TO SIEM REAP

    After breakfast, fly to Siem Reap. First visit Kbal Spean to see the intricate stone carvings of Hindu gods and sacred linga carved into the river bed and banks. Continue on to the captivating Banteay Srei – a richly embellished Hindu temple constructed in rose sandstone. The work is so intricate it is said that it could only have been carved by the hand of a woman.

  • Day 20
    TEMPLES OF ANGKOR
    DAY 20 TEMPLES OF ANGKOR

    Journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breath-taking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures. This evening enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

  • Day 21
    TONLE SAP LAKE
    DAY 21 TONLE SAP LAKE

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village. Return to Siem Reap for an afternoon at leisure.

  • Days 22-23
    FLY SIEM REAP TO AUSTRALIA
    DAYS 22-23 FLY SIEM REAP TO AUSTRALIA

    Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight. Any time prior to departure today is at your leisure. Fly home to Australia, arriving the following day.

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre
    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Bhaya Classic
    Bhaya- No. 08, 09, 10, Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Bhaya Classic
    Aboard a traditional-style junk, refurbished in 2015, a Bhaya Classic cruise offers a convivial atmosphere and classic oriental style. There is a sundeck for admiring the scenery and a spa and jacuzzi for relaxing whilst the restaurant serves freshly prepared Vietnamese and international cuisine. Onboard activities as you cruise include Tai Chi and cooking classes. Cabins are cosy and comfortable with big windows for beautiful views, a fridge and a bathroom with walk in shower.
  • Mondial Hotel
    Mondial Hotel
    Excellently located close to the Perfume River and Hue’s Imperial Citadel, the Mondial Hotel has 106 rooms and plenty of facilities. Make use of the swimming pool and three dining options before relaxing in the Lobby Lounge with a drink. Rooms offer city, pool or mountain views, have large, modern bathrooms with shower and/or bath and robe and slippers.
  • Vinh Hung Old Town
    Vinh Hung Old Town
    Vinh Hung Old Town Hotel is the perfect base to discover the heritage town, at only a 6 minute walk away. With 33 rooms, all rooms have high standard amenities with free wifi, air conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer and more. Home to a swimming pool, pool bar and in house dining, this hotel won a TripAdvisor traveller’s choice award in 2018 and is sure to offer the perfect place to relax after exploring Hoi An.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre
    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.
  • Victoria Mekong
    Victoria Mekong
    The Victoria Mekong is a four star river cruise ship offering superior service and elegance. Offering 3-4 night luxury cruising itineraries between Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there is no better way to experience the beauty of the Mekong. Furnished with 33 spacious deluxe cabins, all with private balconies, the ship is also home to a cocktail bar and pool, games room, lounge area and treatment spa.
    • Restaurant
  • Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa is centrally located in the heart of Phnom Penh, close to a number of the city's major monuments. Featuring an onsite spa offering Khmer massage, a rooftop Jacuzzi, and a sky bar, this modern boutique hotel offers a number of options for relaxation. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
    • Wi-Fi
  • Lotus Blanc Resort
    National Road 6, Kruos Village, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
    Lotus Blanc Resort
    Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 9mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 19mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 3mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 30mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 43mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 29°c
  • 147mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 167mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 258mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 182mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 228mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 225mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 289mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 171mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 27°c
  • 173mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 278mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 126mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 250mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 40mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 168mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Luang Prabang
  • 20°c
  • 10mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 52mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
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Inspiring Indochina map

Places Visited: Luang Prabang (2N) - Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hue (2N) - Danang - Hoi An (2N) - Saigon (2N) - Can Tho - Victoria Mekong (4N) - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh (2N) - Siem Reap (3N)

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