With beaches, temples, markets and ancient sites, Indochina has everything needed for a fun-filled family adventure. Travel from Hanoi to Siem Reap by plane, boat, train and elephant and meet local friends along the way. Cruise Halong Bay, discover the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City and tour Angkor Wat. This is one journey where the kids won't be asking, 'Are we there yet?'
Days 1-2 Hanoi
Slow-paced and picturesque, Hanoi is filled with temples, cafes, parks, tree-lined streets and glassy lakes. Early arrivals should get out and explore by cyclo or on foot and get a taste for French-influenced Asia. Enjoy breakfast at KOTO Restaurant, roam the bustling streets of the Old Quarter and have fun watching a traditional water puppet show.
Days 5-7 Hoi An
Stop by China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to the ancient town of Hoi An. Packed with artisans, tailors and food stalls, this is a bargain-hunter's heaven. Meet some local kids and learn about their lives, admire opulent fabrics in shops and markets, get clothes tailor-made or head out to the beach on a scenic bicycle ride.
Days 8-9 Ho Chi Minh City
Touchdown in buzzing and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. A tasty local-style lunch awaits at the Ben Thanh Market then take time to explore the winding streets. The following day, cool off at the Dam Sen Water Park.
Days 10-11 Phnom Penh
Cross the border into Cambodia. Choose to peruse Khmer sculptures at the museum, swing by the shining remnants of the Silver Pagoda or explore the Russian Market. Spend the afternoon winding down on a relaxing river cruise.
Days 12-15 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
Fly to Siem Reap where the mysterious ruins of Angkor Wat are waiting to be explored. Set out on foot and uncover these magnificent temples - monuments that have stood for centuries. In the afternoon, have fun riding an elephant through the temples of Bayon - renowned for the serene stone faces etched on the outside. At night, enjoy a final night soaking up the culture of Cambodia in Siem Reap.
Days 3-4 Halong Bay/Overnight Train
Set sail for an adventure on beautiful Halong Bay. Thousands of limestone peaks dot the turquoise water of the bay and there's plenty of time to explore the islands and their mysterious stalactite-encrusted caves. A night aboard the boat is a very special experience - fall asleep beneath the stars to the gentle lapping of waves against the hull.