GRAND TOUR OF INDOCHINA

*ONLY $99 DEPOSIT + INCLUDES SAVING OF $500 TWIN SHARE
Destinations:

Asia

$6,190.00 Per person twin share (member)

$6,380.00 Per person twin share (non member)

Includes

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All meals (25 breakfasts, 24 lunches & 25 dinner)
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for Australian passport holders
  • Tipping (paid locally)

Explore three of Southeast Asia’s most captivating countries. Witness the traditions, scenery and sights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Admire the intricacies of the temples of Angkor, float amongst the majesty of Halong Bay and the stroll around the tranquil streets of Luang Prabang.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drift through the verdant Mekong Delta
  • Be charmed by Hoi An's ancient streets
  • Trek amongst Sapa's emerald rice terraces
  • Wake to a Halong Bay sunrise
  • Witness the sacred dawn Takbat ceremony
  • Explore the ornate temples of Vientiane
  • Stand captivated by the temples of Angkor

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Fly to Saigon Fly with Vietnam Airlines 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.

Day 2

Discover Saigon This morning, contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. Visit the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

Day 3

Mekong Delta Travel 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. Lunch on typical Mekong fare. Return to Saigon.

Day 4

Explore Hoi An Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. This afternoon take a walking tour of Hoi An, including the elaborate Japanese Covered Bridge. The next morning take a short bike ride to Tra Que Village.

Day 5

Explore Hoi An

Day 6

Hoi An Spend a day at leisure to explore and unwind in this lovely traditional town.

Day 7

Imperial Hue 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 8

Hue

Day 9

Journey to Hanoi Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam's capital. Take an exciting cyclo tour of the Old Quarter before enjoying a performance of the traditional Water Puppets.

Day 10

Hanoi Spend the morning at leisure. Later, explore the Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature, before boarding an overnight train to Sapa.

Day 11

Sapa Countryside Spend the next two days discovering this verdant and beautiful area of rolling hills and rice terraces exploring colourful markets, minority villages including Cat Cat and tribal architecture. Board the overnight train back to Hanoi

Day 12

Sapa

Day 13

Cruise Halong Bay Arrive in Hanoi this morning. After some time to freshen up, continue to Halong Bay. Spend two days cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. Return to Hanoi.

Day 14

Halong Bay

Day 15

Fly to Luang Prabang Visit Hanoi's Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Humble House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda, with the afternoon free to do a little shopping. Fly to Luang Prabang.

Day 16

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.

Day 17

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 18

Travel to Vang Vieng Fly to Vientiane and drive to Vang Vieng, a town beautifully set in a spectacular karst landscape. En route, stop at Nam Ngum Lake.

Day 19

Explore Vang Vieng Venture into the Tham Chang and Tham Loup caves before wandering through the dramatic limestone karst countryside beside the Nam Song River

Day 20

Discover Vientiane 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. Enjoy dinner with a traditional Lao music and dance performance.

Day 21

Royal Palace Fly to Phnom Penh. A city of airy boulevards and colonial villas, it is a pleasurable place to be. Today's visits include the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Later on, admire the artifacts of the National Museum.

Day 22

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 23

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 – a richly-embellished rose-coloured sandstone temple, before watching the sun set from the summit of Pre Rup

Day 24

Explore Angkor Beginning at Ta Prohm, continue to Angkor Thom and pass 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.

Day 25

Tonle Sap High water season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting a floating village and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Back on dry land visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by jungle. Return to Siem Reap via Les Artisan D'Angkor, where disadvantaged youth are taught traditional Cambodian crafts. Low water season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village before heading to Beng Mealea where you will explore this mysterious temple overrun by jungle. Return to Siem Reap via Les Artisan D'Angkor, where disadvantaged youth are taught traditional Cambodian crafts.

Day 26

Depart Siem Reap This morning is at leisure before you are transferred to Siem Reap airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

Day 27

Arrive Australia

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