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Grand Tour of Indochina

  • Duration

    28 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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For those with more time to explore this magnificent region, this tour not only covers the highlights of each country, but takes you to more destinations, introduces you to more culture and gives you more opportunities to interact with local people.

Pay a visit to the extraordinary Angkor Wat, the most iconic structure within the Angkor Complex, as seen on BBC One's Sacred Wonders.

Tour Highlights

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

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is suited for customers who have an extensive amount of time to explore Indochina and wish to take in the most famous and iconic sights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in depth. This tour also incorporates an overnight stay on Halong Bay.

  • Days 1-2

    FLY TO SAIGON

    DAYS 1-2 FLY TO SAIGON

    Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's most evocative city.

  • Day 3

    DISCOVER SAIGON

    DAY 3 DISCOVER SAIGON

    This morning, contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning 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. Visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

  • Day 4

    MEKONG DELTA

    DAY 4 MEKONG DELTA

    Pop down to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palm lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Lunch on typically Mekong fare. Return to Saigon.

  • Days 5-6

    EXPLORE HOI AN

    DAYS 5-6 EXPLORE HOI AN

    Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of Hoi An including the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the workshop of social enterprise, Reaching Out. The next morning visit the beautiful, rural Tra Que Village.

  • Day 7

    HOI AN LEISURE

    DAY 7 HOI AN LEISURE

    Spend a day at leisure to explore and unwind in this atmospheric and traditional town. The streets here are a delight to wander.

  • Days 8-9

    HUE'S IMPERIAL CITADEL

    DAYS 8-9 HUE'S IMPERIAL CITADEL

    Travel the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. Visit the UNESCO Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. The next day explore the imposing Imperial Citadel before seeing Thien Mu Pagoda and cruising along the Perfume River.

  • Day 10

    HELLO HANOI

    DAY 10 HELLO HANOI

    Fly to Hanoi. Vietnam's capital brings all the charms of the past with a modern buzz in one fast-paced yet refined city. Take a tour of the city.

  • Day 11

    JOURNEY TO MAI CHAU

    DAY 11 JOURNEY TO MAI CHAU

    Head southwest from Hanoi to Mai Chau, one of Vietnam's better-kept secrets. This area is visually very similar to the more famous Sapa region, but with lighter walking and fewer crowds.

  • Day 12

    MAI CHAU

    DAY 12 MAI CHAU

    Drive higher into the mountains to visit the H'mong hill tribe village of Sa Linh, and enjoy a gentle hike to Pa Co.

  • Day 13

    RETURN TO HANOI

    Explore the rice fields and meet the White Thai community villages of Pom Coong and Lac with their traditional stilt houses. This afternoon, drive back to Hanoi for the night.

  • Days 14-15

    CRUISE HALONG BAY

    DAYS 14-15 CRUISE HALONG BAY

    Depart to Halong Bay. Spend two days aboard your comfortable cruise ship sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the boat before returning to Hanoi. This evening enjoy The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

  • Day 16

    FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

    DAY 16 FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

    Visit Hanoi's Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda. Fly to Luang Prabang.

  • Day 17

    TAKBAT

    DAY 17 TAKBAT

    Rise early to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat. Ascend Phousi Hill for city views and visit Wat Xieng Thong. Take to the waters of the Mekong to visit the sacred caves of Pak Ou, known for the hundreds of miniature Buddhist sculptures that reside within.

  • Day 18

    KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    DAY 18 KUANG SI WATERFALLS

    This morning visit the National Museum. Marvel at the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls before returning to Luang Prabang via Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre.

  • Day 19

    TRAVEL TO VANG VIENG

    DAY 19 TRAVEL TO VANG VIENG

    Fly to Vientiane and travel to Vang Vieng, a town beautifully set in a spectacular karst landscape.

  • Day 20

    EXPLORE VANG VIENG

    DAY 20 EXPLORE VANG VIENG

    Venture into the Tham Chang cave before wandering through the dramatic limestone karst countryside beside the Nam Song River.

  • Day 21

    DISCOVER VIENTIANE

    DAY 21 DISCOVER VIENTIANE

    Travel back to Vientiane to visit Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo, That Luang Stupa, and the Patuxai Victory Monument. Enjoy dinner with a traditional Laos music and dance performance.

  • Day 22

    ROYAL PALACE

    DAY 22 ROYAL PALACE

    Fly to Phnom Penh, a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. Today's visits include the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Later on admire the artefacts of the lovely National Museum.

  • Day 23

    EXPLORE PHNOM PENH

    DAY 23 EXPLORE PHNOM PENH

    Visit the children of the Apsara Arts Association and the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum, later exploring the Russian and Central markets.

  • Day 24

    SUNSET FROM PRE RUP

    DAY 24 SUNSET FROM PRE RUP

    Ascend to the hilltop Wat Phnom before transferring to the airport to fly to Siem Reap. Visit the captivating Banteay Srei, before taking a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

  • Day 25

    EXPLORE ANGKOR

    DAY 25 EXPLORE ANGKOR

    The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Begin at atmospheric Ta Prohm, continuing to Angkor Thom and passing through the South Gate to reach the enigmatic Bayon. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat. This evening enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

  • Day 26

    TONLE SAP

    DAY 26 TONLE SAP

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D'Angkor after visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show.

  • Days 27-28

    FLY SIEM REAP TO UK

    DAYS 27-28 FLY SIEM REAP TO UK

    Enjoy a free morning before transferring to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving home 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.

  • Nights 3

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre 4 Star Hotel

    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.

  • Nights 3

    Emm Hoi An 3 Star Hotel

    Emm Hoi An

    This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.

  • Nights 2

    Emm Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    15 Ly Thuong Kiet, Vinh Ninh, Hue
    Emm Hotel

    Well-located in Hue' s city centre, the Emm Hotel is a contemporary, comfortable hotel. It has gardens and a swimming pool and 2 restaurant options, serving authentic Hue dishes, Vietnamese food and international fare too. Bedrooms have large windows (some also have balconies), a bathroom with shower, television, minibar and kettle. You are also provided with slipper and a bathrobe.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Nights 2

    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre 4 Star Hotel

    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
  • Nights 3

    Chitchareune Muang Luang Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    Chitchareune Muang Luang Hotel

    Combing traditional elegance and modern comfort, the three-star Chitchareune Muang Luang is housed in a building that is contemporary Laotian in style. Excellently located just a 10-minute walk from the heart of the old city, the 56 rooms are set around a swimming pool in peaceful gardens. Within you’ll find a modern and comfortable space, with plenty of Laos textiles and local touches and a private balcony. The hotel also offers a gym and spa.

  • Nights 2

    The Silver Naga 4 Star Hotel

    The Silver Naga

    Ideally situated on the river bank in the heart of town, The Silver Naga Hotel welcomes guests to experience magnificent mountain views and warm hospitality. Each en-suite room features air conditioning, a TV and minibar. Other facilities and services offered at the hotel include an outdoor pool, restaurant, currency exchange and laundry.

  • Night 1

    Mercure Hotel Vientiane 3 Star Hotel

    Mercure Hotel Vientiane

    This four-star hotel has a wealth of facilities including outdoor pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre and sauna. Well-located for the airport and just a three-minute stroll to the Mekong River, there is also a restaurant and bar and spacious and contemporary rooms with an en suite bathroom plus robe and slippers.

  • Nights 2

    Kravan Hotel 4 Star Hotel

    Kravan Hotel

    Based in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Kravan hotel is equipped with a swimming pool, rooftop bar, gym and spa. With super fast Wifi available free throughout the hotel, it within walking distance to popular local and international restaurants, beer gardens, bakeries, branded coffees, health clinics, mini marts and other local services. Kravan has been specially designed to make your stay luxurious, comfortable and for peace of mind.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Emeraude Classic Cruises 4 Star Hotel

    No T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Emeraude Classic Cruises

    A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Lotus Blanc Resort 5 Star Hotel

    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

The best times to visit Vietnam as a whole are the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 21°c
  • 15mm
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 8mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 19mm
  • Vientiane
  • 24°c
  • 13mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 30mm
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 34mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 108mm
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 85mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 29°c
  • 147mm
  • Vientiane
  • 29°c
  • 246mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 258mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 280mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 228mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 272mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 28°c
  • 289mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 335mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 27°c
  • 173mm
  • Vientiane
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 26°c
  • 126mm
  • Vientiane
  • 27°c
  • 78mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 23°c
  • 40mm
  • Vientiane
  • 25°c
  • 11mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Luang Prabang
  • 20°c
  • 10mm
  • Vientiane
  • 22°c
  • 2mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
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