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16 Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

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Days 1-2: London - Hanoi

Take a morning Thai Airways flight from London Heathrow to Bangkok, arriving early the next day. Connect with your onwards flight to Hanoi and on arrival, transfer to your hotel. Take the opportunity to soak up the sights and scents of the Old Quarter or the tranquility of the lakes over a rich Vietnamese coffee. Early this evening you will have your welcome briefing meeting with a chance to meet your tour leader.

Days 3-4: Halong Bay

Have a buffet breakfast at KOTO, a restaurant that employs and trains local street children, equipping them with the skills to work in the industry. For the next two nights, experience the splendour of Halong Bay onboard a traditional sailing junk. You’ll have an opportunity to swim in the bay’s emerald waters, explore caves with incredible formations of stalactites and stalagmites or simply kick back and enjoy the tranquility of this bay

Culture shock Physical

ourney into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Vietnam, visit the cave shrines of Halong Bay, step back into the world of the country’s last emperors in Hue, soak

up the old-world charm of Hoi An and stand in awe of the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country’s fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh’s heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Combining the best of both countries, this trip will open your eyes to the delights of Indochina and leave you mystified by these magic locations.

of wonders. We spend a peaceful night on board our boat. In the evening of Day 4 we climb aboard the Reunification Express bound for Hue. We use 4-berth soft-sleeper compartments for the overnight journey which are simple but comfortable.

Days 5-6: Hue

Arriving in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, we have two full days to enjoy the many sights and slower pace of this tranquil city. We’ll visit the Imperial Citadel, one of the Nguyen emperors’ tombs and also enjoy a dragonboat cruise on the Perfume River. Hue, known as the centre of Buddhism and education in Vietnam, has a wealth of pagodas

and monasteries to discover. Don’t miss the busy Dong Ba Market while you’re here - it offers a vast array of goods and foods to see and sample, including traditional Hue specialities such as banh khoai, a delicious stuffed pancake.

Days 7-8: Hoi An

Leaving Hue, we head south through rural countryside and the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co before ascending the dramatic Hai Van Pass to the newly declared World Heritage Site of Hoi An. Once a thriving river port, the town’s architecture has been mostly preserved and restored. This small town is a favourite with travellers and wandering the streets and narrow alleyways brings hours of

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