Watching the sun creep over the magnificent Angkor Wat, grasp the enormous splendour Indochina has to offer. A journey through Cambodia and Vietnam will uncover magical moments in places you least expect, from the streets of bustling Hanoi or Saigon, to the charm of historic Hoi An and Hue. Gain insights into the past at Phnom Penh and the Cu Chi tunnels and float on Halong Bay. This is a journey you will never forget.
Cambodia & Vietnam Explorer
January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970
£ from £2115 per person
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Newspapers in lobby
DAYS 1-2: Phnom Penh
On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and meet your tour leader and group of fellow travellers for welcome drinks. A tour of this fascinating city reveals the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, with an incredible silver-lined floor. Reflect on the tragedy of the Pol Pot era with a visit to Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields.
DAYS 3-4: Siem Reap
A flight to Siem Reap brings you close to the magnificent temples of Angkor. Marvel at the stone heads of the Bayon and wander the shady ruins of tree-covered Ta Prohm. Witness the unforgettable sight of the sun rising over Angkor Wat, explore the ornate temple Banteay Srei, and cruise across tranquil Tonle Sap Lake past floating villages.
DAYS 5-7: Saigon and Mekong Delta
Fly to Saigon. Gain an insight into the gripping history of the amazing Cu Chi tunnels. Immerse yourself in local life during a stroll along bustling Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat and explore the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Pass verdant fields on the way to the Mekong Delta where you float along the canals, stopping to taste fresh fruit.
DAYS 8-10: Hue and Hoi An
A morning flight brings you to the ancient city of Hue, to uncover the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda and historic Citadel, and meet the inspirational deaf and mute staff running a charity craft shop. A drive past coastal scenery leads to the charming town of Hoi An. Stroll the streets of this well-preserved town and visit traditional houses and temples, and the iconic Japanese Bridge. Tour the local markets with the disadvantaged youth being trained by the Streets Foundation, then free time gives you the chance to whisk away on a short bicycle ride to the beach nearby, or shop till you drop at one of the many masterful tailors in town.
DAYS 11-14: Halong Bay and Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi and then enjoy the scenic drive to Halong Bay for your overnight cruise. Float along the sparkling waters of Halong Bay amidst countless limestone islands jutting from the bay, as you devour a fresh seafood lunch. On return to Hanoi, a famous water puppet performance awaits. The much adored ‘Uncle Ho’ is intrinsic to Hanoi. Learn all about his life at his former home and mausoleum, and visit the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison. Say goodbye to your tour leader and new friends at a farewell dinner. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Raffles Hotel Le Royal has, for nearly a century, been the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, blessed with history and style, atmosphere and aesthetics. First established in 1929, it welcomes as it has always done a diverse international clientele of entrepreneurs, writers, journalists, royalty and intrepid travelers of all stripes. Located at the heart of this intoxicating city, directly across from the American embassy, this landmark luxury hotel offers easy access to the Central Market and Russian Market and makes an ideal base for sightseeing tours of Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and along the mythical Mekong.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Located in the heart of Siem Reap, in the Old French Quarter only 8 kilometers from the extraordinary Angkor Wat temple complex, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is the ideal place to explore the spiritual and archaeological masterwork. Relax and revitalise beside a magnificent pool inspired by Angkorian architecture or take a short stroll along the riverside to discover the vibrant local markets.
Sheraton Saigon Hotel
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant business and entertainment district, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is a haven of convenience. With 470 spacious hotel rooms, studios, and suites designed to provide comfort and style with personalized service and convenient amenities. Find a great retreat in the 112 beautiful studios and suites of the 25-story Grand Tower. Or simply relax in the 358 guest rooms of the main hotel complex.
La Residence Hotel and Spa
Celebrate the charms of art deco’s golden age. A member of the MGallery collection of memorable hotels by Accor, La Résidence Hue Hôtel & Spa is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the fabled Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel – once home to Emperors and now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 122 rooms and suites, La Résidence Hôtel & Spa is truly a boutique hotel and great care has been taken to preserve the charm, comfort and atmosphere of this classic colonial villa.
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Scenically positioned on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort in Vietnam is a charming boutique retreat in the historic port town of Hoi An. Designed with French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, split level rooms and suites open onto porches with comfortable daybeds, overlooking the river or a garden courtyard. Desirable choice of Hoi An accommodation is offered with 93 rooms and suites, all delightfully housed in two and three storey French colonial style buildings, with tranquil garden and river views.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Surround yourself in heritage as you stroll stately corridors and explore a dramatic past.Behind its classical white façade green shutters original wrought iron details and stately wood paneling reside over a century of stories. Stand on the walkways that grace its lush courtyard lawn and immerse yourself in the hotels rich traditions.
Savour luxury hotel rooms and suites that have welcomed many of the worlds greatest luminaries. The fin-de-siecle style Graham Greene Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham Suites offer a luxurious window onto character of Old Indochina.