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Essence of Indochina


Tour Code : EI025

24 Days. Discover Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia ending with a few days the stunning Thai Island of Ko...


2 days

Luang Prabang

3 days


2 days

Halong Bay

2 days

Hoi An

2 days

Ho Chi Minh

2 days

Mekong Delta

3 days

Phnom Penh

2 days

Siem Reap

3 days

Ko Chang

5 days

Day 1 Vientiane
On arrival to Vientiane, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the evening to relax
Day 2 Vientiane
Free day to explore Vientiane (tour options available)
Day 3 Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Free time in Vientiane until you transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Arrive Luang Prabang and transfer to your hotel.
Day 4 Luang Prabang
Free Day in Luang Prabang
Day 5 Luang Prabang
At 08:30 – 09:00 you will picked up by your guide from your hotel and visit the elephant village. Today you will enjoy an experience of a 1 hour elephant ride and even some basic training in the simple techniques of becoming a Mahout. Have lunch at the village before bathing the elephants in the nearby Nam Khan River. Take a boat trip to Tad Sae Waterfall with its clear turquoise water before returning to Luang Prabang at around 3 to 4pm you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Day 6 Luang Prabang - Hanoi
Spend the morning in Luang Prabang before transferring for your flight to Hanoi.
Day 7 Hanoi
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the President house, one pillar pagoda and the temple of literature; the first University of Vietnam built over a thousand years ago. Spend the afternoon strolling along the old city where you can shop. Spend the evening at a traditional puppet show.
Day 8 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Depart Hanoi for the 2 hour drive to Halong Bay, board this luxury cruise, with a buffet lunch awaiting served on board. Cruise through the World Heritage site of Halong Bay. Experience a Vietnamese cuisine cooking demonstration on the sun deck.
Day 9 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An
Continue cruising through the bay taking in the amazing limestone karsts. The cruise will disembark at Halong City at 09:30 and you will transfer to Hanoi for lunch before you check in the airport for the short flight at 15:20 to Danang arriving at 16:35. Transfer to Hoi An
Day 10 Hoi An
Spend the day around the World Heritage town of Hoi An visit the Japanese bridge, Fu Jian pagoda and Tan Ky house.
Day 11 Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Spend the afternoon at the War Museum, Reunification Hall.
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh
Spend the morning at the Cu Chi underground tunnel system, which was used to fight both the French and Americans and included underground hospitals, meeting rooms and living rooms for Vietnamese soldiers. Return to Ho Chi Minh spend the afternoon at your leisure before enjoying dinner along the Saigon River.
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho
Drive to My Tho (2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City) and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. My Tho is a prosperous town of 175,000 inhabitants in the Mekong Delta. It is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island, with lunch en route at a local restaurant. Continue with a visit to a snake farm before proceeding to Can Tho.
Day 14 Can Tho - Chau Doc
Breakfast at hotel. Boat trip on Rach Ngong river and visit fruit orchard and Cai Rang floating market. Lunch at local restaurant. Orient tour in town visit to the Khmer temple Continue to Chau Doc on the route visits to the Bang Lang bird sanctuary. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
Day 15 Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Take a morning boat ride to Phnom Penh, you will be picked up on arrival at the dock in Phnom Penh. Have lunch at a nice local restaurant. Spend the afternoon around Phnom Penh. Visit Tuol Sleng S-21 a former high school turned into a prison and torture centre during the Khmer Rouge era. You will also visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
Day 16 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
After breakfast visit the killing fields, used for executions during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 – 1979. Return to Phnom Penh and visit the Russian market to pick up a souvenir before having lunch at a local restaurant at 13:00. After lunch transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap which arrives at 14:50. Take a short visit to Les Artisan D’Angkor, a Handicraft centre for wood and stone carvings. Have dinner while watching a traditional Cambodian Aspara Dance
Day 17 Siem Reap
Morning transfer to visit the sites of Angkor Thom, including the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Royal Palace, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King, Phimeanakas and Ta Prohm Temple. Back to town for lunch at local restaurant, after back to hotel for short rest or refreshing. Afternoon continue the journey to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Angkor Wat World Heritage. After that, transfer to Bakheang Hill to enjoy watching the unique view of sunset over “Angkor Wat Temple and Tonle Sap Lake “from the top of the Bakheng Hill
Day 18 Siem Reap
Free day in Siem Reap
Day 19 Siem Reap - Ko Chang
Transfer by car to the border at Poipet and to Trat where you will take the ferry to Ko Chang
Day 20 - 23 Ko Chang
Free time to enjoy the beach in Ko Chang
Day 24 Ko Chang – Bangkok - UK
Transfer to Trat for the flight to Bangkok and onward flight to the UK



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Luang Prabang River Lodge

A central Lodge with stunning views over the Mekong all designed in a contemporary stylish finish.

Flower Garden Hotel

A modern hotel located in the heart of Hanoi, friendly staff and clear 360 degree views of Hanoi from the restaurant at the top floor.  

Huong Hai Junk

An overnight cruise in Halong Bay on the Huong Hai Junk, with lot’s of activities on offer including a Vietnamese folk music performance, fishing on the bay at night, kayaking, learning Vietnamese cuisine.


Salana Boutique

Centrally Located with a great mix of Lao Traditional and contemporary style, beautifully furnished with an attention to detail.

May de Ville Old Quarter

The perfect location in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, just a block away from the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Indochina Sails

A deluxe wooden junk boat designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. A great way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hoi An Riverside

Located on the riverside in Hoi An with private balconies overlooking the river and gardens, giving a taste of traditional Vietnamese culture.

Liberty Central

A excellently located modern hotel just a couple of minutes walk from the famous Binh Tay Market.

Victoria Can Tho

A splendid hotel at the heart of the Mekong Delta, the four star Victoria Can Tho Resort blends colonial-style architecture with the natural beauty of the river. A quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, the resort lies on the banks of the Hau River, set amidst gardens with a plethora of exotic plants.

Victoria Chau Doc

Built in colonial style with low-rise French architectural design. The hotel is located right on the banks of the Bassac River crossing and is an ideal base to explore the fascinating Chau Doc region.

Amanjaya Pancam Hotel

Situated in the lively Riverside area and furnished in local style, with luxurious touches reflecting the harmony and heritage of Cambodian architecture.  

Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa

An ideal retreat to experience comfort and luxury in one, as you take a journey into history and relive the magical grace of Angkor


Settha Palace

In the heart of Vientiane, this remarkable hotel has been painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory. A luxury hotel with classical elegance and French colonial charm.

Maison Souvannaphoum

Set in World Heritage town of Luang Prabang and the historic residence of Prince Souvannaphouma, step back in history; be treated like royalty with a stay at this exquisite mansion

Halong Jasmine

An Indochina styled luxury wooden junk boat, enjoy an intimate candle-lit dinner in the Jasmine restaurant, or just relax and unwind in the Jasmine Spa, Halong Jasmine is the perfect way to enjoy the bay.

Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor

In the heart of Siem Reap a colonial luxury hotel with fine dining exotic Khmer cuisine and beautifully landscaped over 15 acres of French landscaped gardens with spectacular views over the Tonle Sap lake.

For a lower or higher budget contact us for a tailored made solution


Tailor-made holidays designed for you. Our expertise in the region through our local offices and contacts on the ground means great planning, expert up to date knowledge and value for money, creating the perfect trip to meet your budget and requirements.