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    Places visited:

  • Luang Prabang
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hoi An
  • Saigon
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap
  • Take in five of Indochina's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Gain a new wardrobe in Hoi An with a visit to a tailor.

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern history in Phnom Penh.

  • Marvel at the scale and majesty of the temples of Angkor.

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Audley Travel specialist Jack
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Lauren, an Audley Travel specialist
Audley Travel specialist Gareth
Audley Travel specialist Alex

What our specialists say...

This trip combines the key sites of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, countries that combine well with short flights and scenic drives. Take in the main cultural and historical highlights of the region, including Luang Prabang in Laos, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Saigon in Vietnam and Phnom Penh and the temples of Angkor in Cambodia. Accompanied by experienced guides, you will be able to learn about the history of Indochina as well as discover lesser-known spots that are tricky to find unaccompanied.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Luang Prabang
  • Hanoi
  • Halong City
  • Hanoi
  • Danang
  • Hoi An
  • Danang
  • Saigon
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap

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Day 1 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Upon arrival in Luang Prabang you're greeted by a local representative and taken to your hotel. Your guide can give a short introduction to the city en route. The rest of today is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. If you are not too tired after your flights you may want to try out one of our suggested restaurants.

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Day 2 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Join your guide for a full day exploring the charming town of Luang Prabang on a private tour. Begin by visiting some of the magnificent temples which the saffron robed monks of the city call home. Witnessing the daily alms giving ceremony is a real highlight. Later, visit the small cultural museum, local galleries and craft shops before venturing round the colourful night markets. This evening it is worth dining with the locals along the riverfront where Laos BBQ is the favourite choice of dish.

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Day 3 Hanoi

Luang Prabang , Hanoi

This morning is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. You may wish to visit the market again to take home some souvenirs or simply relax by the hotel's pool. Drive to the airport this afternoon by private transfer to catch a flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. On arrival you're met and escorted to your hotel in the heart of the old quarter. The hotel sits close by to Hoan Kiem Lake, a good spot for restaurants and exploring the old quarter. You may wish to try out one of our suggested dining options this evening.

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Day 4 Hanoi

Hanoi

After breakfast, go on a private cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter exploring the hustle and bustle of the Vietnamese life. The cyclos not only give you a unique perspective but allow you to make interesting stops while navigating through Hanoi's uncompromising traffic. Acccompaned by your own experienced guide, the tour can be tailored to your interests. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore at your own leisure.

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Day 5 Halong City

Hanoi , Halong City

After breakfast, you're collected from your hotel and transferred to Halong City with a private driver and guide. The journey here takes around three to four hours. Upon arrival, board your traditional Vietnamese Junk for an afternoon cruising around the thousands of islets that make up this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening you can enjoy drinks on board while watching the sunset over the bay. All meals are included whilst on board.

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Day 6 Hoi An

Halong City , Hanoi , Danang , Hoi An

Rise early to view the sunrise over Halong Bay's stunning limestone islets from your cabin before driving to back to Hanoi by private transfer this afternoon in time for your flight to the World Heritage Site of Hoi An. This evening enjoy a stroll around the town and enjoy any one of Hoi An's many restaurants and perhaps get measured up for a new outfit by a recommended tailor.

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Day 7 Hoi An

Hoi An

Join your guide for an interesting tour around the Hoi An area on a private walking tour. Begin by driving out to the pre-Angkorian temples at My Son, built by the cham people and portraying incredibly intricate carvings the site was heavily bombed during the Vietnam conflict. It is now, however, being fully restored and makes for a fascinating experience. This afternoon you'll return to Hoi An and enjoy a private guided tour around the old town. This evening you may want to try one of our many recommended restaurants.

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Day 8 Saigon

Hoi An , Danang , Saigon

This morning you'll be picked from your hotel for a private transfer to the airport for your hour long fight to Saigon. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and driver for a visit to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels en route to your city hotel. This allows for an insight into the Vietnam War and how it was fought by the Vietnamese. Accompaned by a private guide, you can enter a section of the tunnel opened up for visitors. Upon checking in to your hotel the rest of the day is free to relax or explore at your own leisure. Saigon is a huge frantic city, however, due to the excellent location of the hotel you're in close proximity to many of the capital's main attractions. There are also many good restaurants nearby.

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Day 9 Phnom Penh

Saigon , Phnom Penh

This morning you will have more time to explore Saigon before taking an afternoon flight to Cambodia's riverside capital Phnom Penh, having been driven to the airport by private transfer. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh and checking in to your hotel you have the rest of the day free to relax or explore at your own leisure. Phnom Penh is home to many markets, the most famous being the central Russian Market. During your free time you may wish to explore and barter for some souvenirs.

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Day 10 Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Today sees you explore Phnom Penh with your private guide and driver including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, as well as the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng, the former prison of the Khmer Rouge. With the rest of the day at your leisure, you might want to test out the hotel's spa or relax by the pool.

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Day 11 Siem Reap

Phnom Penh , Siem Reap

This morning drive the five to six hour journey alongside the Tonle Sap Lake to Siem Reap. Accompaned by a guide as well as private driver, it's possible to stop along the way to explore. Upon arrival and checking in to your hotel you'll have some time to settle in before venturing out to explore the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex with a private guide. Arrive just in time to navigate the stunning temple before witnessing an unforgettable sunset.

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Day 12 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

An early rise today to visit the charming temple of Pre Rup with your private guide before moving on to Ta Phrom. By far the most atmospheric of all the ruins, Ta Prohm has been reclaimed by the jungle and is being crushed by massive tree roots. Seeing this temple early in the morning avoids the crowds and allows you to witness the temple emerge slowly from the dark until it reveals itself in all its ruined finery. From Ta Prohm visit the impressive fortified city of Angkor Thom with your guide. The most famous temple in this complex is the Bayon, with 216 enigmatic smiling faces. Rest of the day is free at your own leisure - as you have your own guide, you can take as long exploring today's sites as you wish.

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Day 13 Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Final full day to see more of the area, or enjoy time seeing the town. Your hotel also has wonderful facilities should you wish to relax by the pool. Siem Reap is home to a number of great restaurants and you may wish to try out one of our personal suggestions.

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Day 14 Return home

Siem Reap

Today is a free day for you to further explore the temples at leisure, relax by the hotel pool or wander around the town and indulge in a bit of shopping! Later in the day you will head to the airport for your flight home.

Lauren, an Audley Travel specialist
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