Indochina Discovery Itinerary

Explore vibrant Vietnam, charismatic Cambodia and beguiling Bangkok on this awesome Indochina Discovery tour. Travel to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.

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      USD $1,995
      CAD $2,020
      AUD $2,090
      EUR €1,535
      GBP £1,255
      NZD $2,470
      ZAR R19,090
      CHF FR1,895
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Days 1-2 Hanoi

Arrive in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, and get lost in the whirl of colour, commotion and horn-blowing traffic. Visit the mausoleum of the father of modern Vietnam and end the day at a water puppet show.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Halong Bay

Have breakfast with the kids at the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation before leaving the frenetic pace of city life behind to visit one of Vietnam's most breathtaking spots, Halong Bay. Spend the evening being rocked to sleep by the boat bobbing on the water. Return to Hanoi and then travel overnight on the Reunification Express, bound for Hue.
ACCOM: Overnight boat - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 5-6 Hue

Disembark at Hue and relive the opulence of imperial Vietnam within the Thai Hoa Palace, see the scars of former wars in the Forbidden Purple City or discover the legacy left behind by the fussy Emperor Tu Duc's tomb. Relax aboard a Perfume River cruise.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 7-9 Hoi An

Travel through Vietnam's coastal rice paddies to the fishing village of Lang Co before heading into the mountains and crossing the breathtaking Hai Van Pass. Take a step back in time in the ancient streetscapes of Hoi An. Here there are centuries-old family homes to explore, the wonderful Japanese Covered Bridge to wander across and bowls of Vietnam's mouth-watering cao lau to try.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 10-12 Nha Trang

Visit the sweeping beaches of Nha Trang, Vietnam's idyllic bayside destination. Devour a delicious seafood lunch or float in basket boats on the sparkling waters of the South China Sea.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 13-14 Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a relaxed cyclo tour through hidden Ho Chi Minh City tourist spots. Later, take a rowboat along the Mekong Delta. Learn the secrets of longan honey from a family of beekeepers and gain insight into rural Vietnamese life on a village visit before ending the adventure back in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 15-16 Phnom Penh

Cross into Cambodia and travel to Phnom Penh. A sobering visit to the infamous Killing Fields provides a glimpse into Cambodia's tragic past, the site being marked by a stupa made of some 8,000 skulls. There's time to explore other attractions such as the frantic Russian Market, the National Museum or the Silver Pagoda with its dazzling silver-tiled floor. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll along Sisowath Quay and stop for coffee at a riverside cafe.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 17-19 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

Travel back to a brighter time in Cambodian history with a trip to the Angkor Wat temples. From sun-up to sundown, relish the sacred beauty of these ancient wonders, from the eerie shadows of Ta Prohm to the serene smiles of the carved faces at Bayon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 20 Battambang

Admire elegant French architecture and a relaxed country pace in Battambang. While here, learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine in a cooking class, take a walk along the river front or maybe take a trip out to surrounding villages.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 21-22 Bangkok

Skip back across the border from Cambodia to Thailand and enjoy an evening in bewitching Bangkok. Grab a fragrant curry, a soothing Thai massage, charter a longtail boat or take in the Grand Palace's gleaming architecture as a fitting end to this historic journey.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1