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Embark on a wide-ranging tour that immerses you in all the tradition, scenery, and astonishing sights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Stand astounded by the intricacies of Angkor, the majesty of Halong Bay and the tranquillity of Luang Prabang, and all that’s in between on this one remarkable trip.
Explore Vietnam’s dynastical history at this imperial city
Walk through a sea of lush verdancy and tumbling rice terraces
Embrace the Buddhist way of life in this majestic city
Explore the remnants of the former Khmer Empire
Our Grand Tour of Indochina itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels Return 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 colonial Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Opera House and the Central Post Office; the Reunification Palace; and the chilling War Remnants Museum.
Pop down to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. This area is called the 'Rice Basket of Vietnam' – paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon.
Fly to Hoi An and take an afternoon walking tour visiting the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a local pagoda and the bustling market.
Visit the nearby village of Tra Que to have lunch at a local family’s house.
Spend a day at leisure to explore and unwind in this wilfully traditional town.
Travel the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. Visit the UNESCO Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. The next day drive to the imposing Imperial Citadel before seeing Thien Mu Pagoda and cruising the Perfume River.
Fly to Hanoi and take an exhilarating cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. This evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet show.
Visit the Temple of Literature and the Ethnology Museum before boarding your overnight train to Sapa.
Discover this verdant and beautiful area of rolling hills and rice terraces exploring colourful markets, minority villages and tribal architecture. You will have a chance the next day to continue exploring Sapa before boarding your overnight train back to Hanoi.
Disembark your train in Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay to cruise amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. Spend two days aboard a traditionally designed junk cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the boat before returning to Hanoi.
Discover the sights of Hanoi this morning visiting the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Humble House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. This evening say goodbye to Vietnam, transferring to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.
Rise early to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat before climbing Phousi Hill for fantastic views. 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.
This morning visit Wat Sene and 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.
Fly to Vientiane and continue on to Vang Vieng stopping at Nam Nguem Lake to enjoy a short cruise.
Venture into the Tham Chang Cave before wandering through dramatic countryside beside the Nam Song River.
Drive back to Vientiane. Nestled in a languid bend in the Mekong, Vientiane is more a friendly backwater than chaotic capital. Visit Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo, That Luang Stupa, and the Patuxai Victory Monument.
Fly to Phnom Penh. A city of airy boulevards and colonial villas, Phnom Penh has been engulfed by energy and optimism making it a pleasurable place to be. Today’s visits include the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Later on admire the artefacts of the lovely National Museum.
Visit the children of the Apsara Arts Association and the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum.
Ascend to the hilltop Wat Phnom before transferring to the airport to fly to Siem Reap. Visit the captivating Banteay Srei – a richly-embellished rose-coloured sandstone temple, before watching the sunset from the summit of Pre Rup.
The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Begin at Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle, continuing to Angkor Thom and passing through the South Gate to reach the enigmatic Bayon, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat.
Explore the less visited Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple completely overrun by the jungle. In the high water season, you will also visit Kompong Khleang a unique village on stilts. In the lower water season you will visit Chong Kneas floating village. Back in Siem Reap visit Les Artisans Dangkor where disadvantaged youth are taught traditional Cambodian handicrafts.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
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....Read more
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. ...Read more
A 5-minute walk from Ho Chi Minh Museum and Dong Ba Market, Mondial Hotel features a swimming pool, three dining options and lobby bar lounge. Free in-room Wi-Fi is also available. The hotel provides guests with air-conditioned en-suite rooms offering city, pool or mountain views, each equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. ...Read more
This well-located four-star hotel is sat in Hanoi’s French Quarter offers simple, elegant accommodation. With just 88 recently renovated rooms that boast a tasteful combination of Vietnamese and French décor, this intimate establishment comes with swimming pool, gym, sun terrace and sauna. There are two stylish restaurants, one of which is on the hotel’s rooftop, giving breathtaking 360 degree views of the city. ...Read more
Located at the heart of Sapa Town with spectacular views down over the surrounding valley to the mountains beyond, the Chau Long Hotel has 65 homely rooms and suites. Each spacious room has a flower-covered balcony from which you can enjoy the views, and an ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower. The hotel is housed in a quirky circular building with facilities that include a sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor pool and buffet restaurant. ...Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
A four-star hotel, excellently located just a five-minute walk from the Royal Palace exudes traditional Khmer hospitality. The 57 rooms are light and airy and styled in a classical Cambodian way with plenty of local handicrafts and touches. The roof of the hotel is home to a swimming pool, bar and seating area, and there is also a restaurant....Read more
Inspired by the opulence of the former royal dynasty that ruled the area, the Regency Hotel also prides itself on its traditional, local hospitality. Bedrooms are bright and elegant, with a spacious ensuite bathroom. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness room, hot tub, steam room and sauna plus a range of restaurants and bars. ...Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period.
A visa is required for entry into Cambodia. Standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost.
For Laos visas are easy to obtain upon arrival and will cost $35.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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