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    Places visited:

  • Chiang Rai
  • Golden Triangle
  • Huay Xai
  • Pakbeng
  • Luang Prabang
  • Hanoi
  • Halong City
  • Haiphong
  • Danang
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap
  • Discover buddhist culture in Luang Prabang.

  • Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising among the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.

  • Explore the fascinating towns of Hoi An and Hue.

  • Barter at the bustling markets in the Mekong Delta.

  • Explore the incredible Temples of Angkor.

Audley Travel specialist Alex

What our specialists say...

This trip is perfect for those wanting to experience the main highlights that Indochina has to offer and covers a diverse range of experiences. Starting in northern Thailand you take a relaxing cruise down the Mekong towards the UNESCO protected site of Luang Prabang. You then fly on to northern Vietnam to explore the colonial capital of Hanoi and the limestone karsts of Halong Bay. After time in the Chinese influenced central Vietnam you continue to the south and through the picture perfect Mekong Delta, and then fly to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. The trip culminates with some time to explore the majesty of the Angkor kingdom near Siem Reap.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Chiang Rai
  • Golden Triangle
  • Huay Xai
  • Pakbeng
  • Luang Prabang
  • Hanoi
  • Halong City
  • Haiphong
  • Danang
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Danang
  • Saigon
  • Can Tho
  • Saigon
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap

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Day 1 Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai , Golden Triangle

Arriving into Chiang Rai you will be transferred to the Anantara, where you will have two days to enjoy a variety of activities in spectacular surroundings.

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Day 2 Golden Triangle

Day 3 Pakbeng

Golden Triangle , Huay Xai , Pakbeng

The Anantara will transfer you to the border this morning where you will embark on a leisurely cruise along the Mekong towards Luang Prabang.

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Day 4 Luang Prabang

Pakbeng , Luang Prabang

Continue south today to reach the historic centre of Luang Prabang at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong River. Here you will be met at the riverside and transferred to your hotel.

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Day 5 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

A full day to explore Luang Prabang with your driver and guide. The day begins with an early morning start to witness alms giving before continuing to explore some of the stunning temples.

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Day 6 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Today you visit the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall and visit the surrounding ethnic minority villages of the area on this full day excursion with your guide.

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Day 7 Hanoi

Luang Prabang , Hanoi

After a final morning at leisure in Luang Prabang take a flight onto Hanoi this afternoon. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, with the chance to head out and enjoy a late night snack before bed.

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Day 8 Hanoi

Hanoi

A full day to explore the sights and sounds of Hanoi with your guide, explore the warren-like maze of the Vietnamese quarter or perhaps consider a visit to one of the city's famous museums such as Hoa Lu prison, or the Hanoi Hilton.

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Day 9 Hanoi

Hanoi

An interesting day awaits today with a walking tour of Hanoi's warren-like old Vietnamese old quarter. You will also enjoy a visit to the fascinating museum of ethnology where you can learn about Vietnam's colourful ethnic minorities.

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Day 10 Halong City

Hanoi , Halong City

Drive to Halong Bay this morning for your overnight stay on a traditional junk. Spend the afternoon cruising among the stunning limestone karst scenery.

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Day 11 Hoi An

Halong City , Haiphong , Danang , Hoi An

Wake up to see sunrise over the bay. Continue cruising before returning to the mainland. You will then transfer to Haiphong Airport and board your flight to Danang. On arrival your guide and driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An.

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Day 12 Hoi An

Hoi An

Enjoy a morning walking tour of this quaint riverside town with its beautiful merchant's houses, artisan shops and temples.

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Day 13 Hoi An

Hoi An

A morning where you can immerse yourself in the local fishing community. Learn the Vietnamese way to fish, board a traditional fishing vessel and head out along the Hoi An River to the mouth of the South China Sea and try your hand at fishing.

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Day 14 Hue

Hoi An , Hue

Travel to Hue by road over the Hai Van Pass, on a clear day you will be afforded with wonderful views.

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Day 15 Hue

Hue

Enjoy a trip on the romantic Perfume River this morning to the impressive tomb of Minh Mang and the Thien Mu pagoda. This afternoon your guide will show you around Hue's impressive citadel.

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Day 16 Can Tho

Hue , Danang , Saigon , Can Tho

This morning you will fly south, arriving into Saigon and then driving down to the Mekong Delta. You will have the afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the area.

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Day 17 Saigon

Can Tho , Saigon

Today is an exciting and busy day, as you rise early to visit the floating markets the area. You then will retrace your steps to Saigon. En-route to your hotel visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the secret underground network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong. Saigon is a bright and lively city which is thriving at night, and you will head with your guide to explore this vibrant city this evening and see a side of the city that few tourists usually see.

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Day 18 Phnom Penh

Saigon , Phnom Penh

This morning you will be collected and transferred to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, with the rest of the morning to relax at the superb Raffles. After lunch you will be met and taken out on a cultural tour of the city.

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Day 19 Siem Reap

Phnom Penh , Siem Reap

This morning you will embark on a cultural tour of the city with your guide, visit the stunning Royal Palace and then onto the National Museum which houses the world's finest collection of sculpture from the Angkor period. This evening fly to Siem Reap, home to the majestic Temples of Angkor, and transfer to your hotel.

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Day 20 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

A full day to explore the Temples of Angkor today beginning your day with a visit to jungle encased Ta Prohm at dawn. Continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, confronting the colossal faces of the Bayon. Your day will culminate with exploring the majestic Angkor Wat, a truly breathtaking sight.

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Day 21 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Today you head away from the main temples and away from the tourists to visit Beng Melea, a cavernous network of corridors and courtyards, the river of a thousand lingas at Kbal Spean and the ornate masterpiece of Banteay Srei.

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Day 22 Return home

Siem Reap

Today you have time to relax before you head to the airport for your flight home.

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