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Highlights of Indochina

  • Hanoi
  • Hoi An
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Siem Reap
  • Bangkok
  • 13 nights from
  • £4,525 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1280

Holiday Overview

Highlights of Indochina


An excellent holiday for anyone interested in the rich history and culture of the Indochina. Begin your holiday in Hanoi, Vietnam by boarding your one-night Ha Long Bay Cruise where you will enjoy the scenic views along Ha Long Bay. Explore the history and culture in the city of Hue, which once served as the capital of Vietnam for 140 years.

Continue by exploring the ancient town of Hoi An and the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh exploring the rich culture and history of the cities. Traveling onto Siem Reap visiting various temples including the Angkor Temples.

Finish in Thailand exploring the culture of Bangkok including the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and The Grand Palace.  

Highlights of Indochina includes:

  • International Flights
  • 13 Days Breakfast & 3 Days Lunch
  • Transfers & Excursions as listed
  • Overnight cruise in Hay Long Bay
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Hanoi
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Hue
  • 2 Nights Hoi An
  • 3 Nights Ho Chi Minh
  • 2 Nights Siem Reap
  • 2 Nights Bangkok

Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival

On arrival your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers 

Transfer by air conditioned vehicle to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure


Day 2 - Hanoi

Today enjoy a cultural highlights tour around Hanoi. On this tour you can choose to visit some of  Hanoi's premier attractions including Temple of Literature, Fine Arts Museum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Thang Long Citadel and more. 

Overnight Hanoi. Meals Included: Breakfast.


Day 3 - Hanoi, Ha Long, Cruise

Morning transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay, where you will board your Junk ship Enjoy lunch on baoard and spend the rest of the day enjoying the stunning scenery in Halong Bay

Spend the night onboard  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Diner


Day 4 - Ha Long Bay,Hanoi, Hue by flight

Start off your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with tea and coffee being served. Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi and enjoy sunrise on the bay.

Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before disembarking around mid morning.

Transfer by vehicle from Halong to Noi Bai Airport.  Check – in for your flight to Hue. On arrival in Hue, pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hue.


Spend the night in Hue

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 5 - Hue - Da Nang- Hoi An

Hue, steeped in over 140 years of history as Vietnam's capital, boasts a rich tapestry of ancient temples, imperial structures, and elegant French-inspired architecture. Begin your exploration by embarking on a serene boat journey to the revered Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in the area, famed for its majestic seven-story tower that has come to symbolize the essence of the city.

Discover the Royal Imperial City, nestled in the heart of Hue, where the magnificent Imperial Citadel stands as a testament to the opulence of the Nguyen Dynasty. Although much of the citadel was ravaged during the Vietnam-American War, the surviving monuments offer a captivating glimpse into the regal court life of bygone eras. From the grandeur of the Flag Tower to the regal Ngo Mon Gate, each step unveils a storied past within the sprawling courtyards and tranquil lotus ponds, culminating in a visit to the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.

Journey onwards from Hue to Hoi An, traversing the breathtaking Hai Van Pass, a scenic route adorned with winding curves and panoramic vistas. As you approach Danang, delve into its intriguing blend of history and modernity, with its renowned beaches immortalized by American soldiers, distinctive bridges, and the remarkable Cham Museum, showcasing a premier collection of Cham sculptures.

Conclude your day's adventures in the enchanting town of Hoi An, where you'll unwind amidst its charming ambiance. Meals included: Breakfast.



Day 6 - Hoi An

Pretty as a picture Hoi An! The quirky mix of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European influences make this ancient town a photographers' paradise. We'll walk through the narrow winding streets of the old quarter past ochre-hued stone houses, lantern-filled shops and colourful fishing boats. One of the most iconic sights is the Japanese Covered Bridge. There are also ancient temples and merchant homes over 200 years old. In the afternoon, we'll take a lazy cruise along the river to traditional pottery villages.

Spend the night in Hoi An. Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7 - Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh

Transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel.

Spend the night in Ho Chi Minh. Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 8 - Ho Chi Minh

Ever-vibrant, ever-changing - this is the buzzing city of Ho Chi Minh, where sleek skyscrapers loom over incense-infused temples and motorcycles rule the roads. There's classic European-style landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House, the ornate City Hall and the art-deco Post Office. Reminders of a recent past can be seen in the Reunification Palace, famously stormed by tanks in 1975. We'll head out to Cholon, the historic Chinatown district to discover colonial-era gems, Chinese temples and vivacious street life. Make sure you save some energy for browsing the stalls in the bustling Ben Thanh Market. We'll also get to try a cup of Vietnamese coffee - strong and flavourful, and often made with yoghurt or eggs! Today's Highlights: Rue Catinat, Reunification Palace, Emperor of Jade Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, Cholon.

Spend the night in Ho Chi Minh. Meals included: Breakfast


Day 9 - Ho Chi Minh, Mekong

Get ready for a start from your hotel at 8.00. Leave the metropolis behind to reach after about 2 and a half-hour a less travelled region of the delta, about 30 kilometres away from the mouth of the mighty river. 

There you hop on a private boat and start exploring. The program of today is packed with fun and exciting activities, you will meet people, learn more about their daily lives and navigate the Mekong. After visiting a local factory, the boat reaches a small and rather uncharted island for lunch at a local guesthouse.

In the afternoon, visit a honey-bee farm before getting on bikes and cycling narrow pathways across the island. A stop at a local farm will allow you to unveil the secret of Sâm jelly and sample it. Continue across orchards and transfer onto a small sampan to explore a stretch of thick mangroves.

You then catch up with your driver to return Ho Chi Minh City.

Spend the night in Ho Chi Minh. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap

Spend time at leisure unitl your transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport for the flight to Siem Reap.

Arrive at Siem Reap International Airport, meet your guide and driver and then transfer to hotel. 

Spend the night in Siem Reap. Meals included: Breakfast


Day 11 - Siem Reap

Today you will have a full day to explore the Temples across Cambodia. In the morning begin by visiting the last capital of the Khmer Empire: Angkor Thom, built in the 12th century and deserted most likely during the 16th century.  Inside its walls, visit: - the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk - Bayon temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara - Baphuon, a pyramidal representation of Mount Meru - the Terrace of the Elephants, used by Jayavarman VII to watch his victorious army return - the Terrace of the Leper King, which’s statue was formerly thought to represent a legendary “leper king”, but is now considered to represent Yama – the Lord of the Dead and believed the terrace itself might have functioned as a royal cremation platform.

Continue towards famous Ta Prohm, beautiful jungle temple which nature seems to have taken over, has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery.

Lunch at local restaurant (Khmer set menu)

After lunch, visit by car to the most famous of all temples: Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument named UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. The 12th century temple complex spreads over 81 hectares. It’s five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Transfer back to your hotel.

Spend the night in Siem Reap. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch. 


Day 12 - Siem Reap, Bangkok

Your day is at leisure until pick up and transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Bangkok.

On arrival your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. 


Spend the night in Bangkok. Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 13 - Bangkok

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel to fuel up for a day of exploration.

Venture to the Thonburi district, nestled on the tranquil west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Here, amidst a landscape seemingly untouched by time, immerse yourself in the ambiance of early 20th-century Bangkok, once referred to as the "Venice of the East." Prepare to encounter some of Thailand's most iconic landmarks, including the majestic Grand Palace and the revered Emerald Buddha.

Embark on your journey from the Thatien pier, boarding a traditional longtail boat to traverse the winding canals that epitomize Bangkok's charming waterways. Along the way, pause to marvel at the splendor of Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn, a captivating testament to Thai craftsmanship and spirituality. Afterward, cross the Chao Phraya River via the public ferry and proceed to the hallowed grounds of Wat Phra Kaew, home to the revered Emerald Buddha. Admire this national treasure, adorned in intricate robes and crowns that change with the seasons, symbolizing the profound connection between devotion, royalty, and national prosperity.

Retreat for the night in the vibrant metropolis of Bangkok, where the allure of its bustling streets awaits. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.


Day 14 - Bangkok Departure

Your day is at leisure until pick up and transfer to airport for your departure flight. Contact one of our experts about adding a beach holiday extension. 


Meals included: Breakfast


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