Discover the beauty and culture of Indochina on this 15-day tour as you learn the mysteries of this fascinating land.
Day 1 Home City - Phnom Penh
Your journey begins with your transpacific flight. Move your watch a Day ahead as you cross the International Dateline.
Day 2 Phnom Penh
Welcome to Phnom Penh! Phnom Penh is considered to be the loveliest of the French built cities of Indochina. In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, the most notable temple in the city. You'll also tour the National Museum, and the Central Market or Russian Market, both bustling hubs for trading and bargain hunting.
Day 3 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap and explore the Angkor Wat, world famous for its beauty and splendour and explore the Angkor Thom, a fortified city containing the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Also visit the amazing towers of Bayon, the distinct Baphuon and Phimeanakas, the Celestial Palace. (B)
Day 4 Siem Reap
Go Sightseeing in Angkor and visit the Banteay Srei Temple. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Later, explore the Banteay Samre, Ta Prohm, and Ta Keo Temple. Due to their radiance, these temples are a favourite with tourists. (B)
Day 5 Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh
Discover the magnificence of Chay Say Tevoda, Banteay Kdei Temple, Neak Pean Temple, and Sras Srang. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. (B)
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City
Experience the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. Explore the neo- Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the ornate gingerbread facade of City Hall, the mysterious Jade Emperor Pagoda, and the Reunification Palace. You'll also visit the French-style Central Post Office and Opera House, the War Remnants Museum, the Ben Thanh and Binhtay Markets, and the Giaclam and Thien Hau Pagodas. (B)
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City
On a full-day excursion, you'll discover the amazing tunnels of Cu Chi. You'll also visit Tayninh, the headquarters for the Caodist religion in Vietnam. (B)
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City - Danang
Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang, Vietnam's fourth largest city. Visit the famous China Beach and the exquisite Marble Mountains. Travel south to Hoi An and visit the Quan Cong Temple, built in 1653 to honour the great Chinese officer, as well as Cham Museum, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Tran Family Chapel, the Sahuynh Museum, the Phung Hung House, and the Quang Dong Pagoda. Spend the night in Hoi An. (B)
Day 9 Danang - Hue
Journey by coach to Hue. Travel the Hai Van Pass, which offers spectacular views of the Truong Son Mountain Range over the South China Sea, and pass through Phu Loc and Phu Bai. Hue is distinguished by ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style architecture. Visit the imperial tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, the last monuments of the Nguyen Dynasty which sits magnificently on the slopes of the Chau Mountain in the Chau Village. Spend the night in Hue. (B)
Day 10 Hue
Explore Hue with visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, known for its magnificent architecture, military artifacts and elaborate decor. Embark on a boat trip and tour the Imperial City, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of Mandarins, Nine Dynasty Curns, and the Forbidden Purple City. Spend the night in Hue. (B)
Day 11 Hue - Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi in the morning and discover the capital of Vietnam, a beautiful city of French style buildings, lakes, shaded boulevards, and public parks. Explore the Old Quarter, the Museum of Ethnology and Hoan Kiem Lake. (B)
Day 12 Hanoi - Vientiane
Fly to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. This relaxing city sits on the Mekong River and is known for its many colourful and lively markets. Explore the former royal temple Ho Pha Keo, the thousands of silver and ceramic pieces housed in Wat Si Saket, the Arc de Triomphe-inspired Patu Xai and the Phathat Luang, the most important national monument in Laos. Spend the night in Vientiane. (B)
Day 13 Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Fly to Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom that is famous for its historic temples and beautiful mountain setting. Explore Wat Xieng Thong, a peaceful monastery on the banks of the Mekong River and Watwisunalat (Vat Visoun), the oldest operating temple in the city. Also visit Wat That Luang, which house the ashes of King Sisavang. (B)
Day 14 Luang Prabang
Take a full Day excursion and travel by boat to Pak Ou Caves, located in the steep rock cliff where the Mekong and Ou Rivers meet. Admire the many Buddha images housed there. You’ll also visit Banxanghai, also known as the “Jar-Maker Village” where locals fill jars with rice whiskey. Spend the night in Luang Prabang. (B)
Day 15 Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Sightsee in Luang Prabang, including the National Museum which houses the royal throne of the Lan Xang Kingdom. You’ll also tour the temples of Pho Usi. Fly to Vientiane for the night. (B)
Day 16 Vientiane - Hanoi - Home City
Say goodbye to Laos and Vietnam as you transfer to the airport in the morning.