Join us as we journey into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Vietnam, cruise through the dramatic karst scenery 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.
Day 1 Hanoi
Soak up the sights and scents of the Old Quarter or enjoy the tranquility of the lakes over a rich Vietnamese coffee.
Days 2-3 Halong Bay
Have a buffet breakfast at KOTO, a restaurant that employs and trains local street children. For the next two nights, experience the splendour of Halong Bay from aboard a traditional sailing junk. Cruise through the dramatic karst scenery and share delicious meals overlooking the moody bay.
Days 4-5 Hue
Float down the beautiful Perfume River aboard a traditional dragonboat, passing pagodas and royal tombs. Discover Hue's regal past in the impressive Imperial Citadel or taste gourmet delicacies, such as delicious banh khoai (stuffed pancake) at Dong Ba Market.
Days 6-7 Hoi An
Once a prosperous river port, this captivating town is now a World Heritage-listed site. Stroll the ancient alleyways and shop for artwork, wood carvings or have a whole new wardrobe tailor-made.
Days 8-10 Ho Chi Minh City
Discover the chaotic streets of the city on a cyclo tour, stopping off to visit the War Remnants Museum. Later, cruise up the Mekong Delta for a chance to experience the languid pace of Vietnamese village life.
Days 11-12 Phnom Penh
Discover Cambodia's dark past in the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and at the notorious Killing Fields, a site marked by a memorial made of some 8,000 human skulls. In free time, discover the delights of the Russian Market or sip cocktails in Sisowath Quay.
Days 13-15 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat
Temple-hop from sunrise to sunset to fully appreciate the magnificence of Angkor Wat, the Bayon and Ta Prohm. The heart and soul of the ancient Khmer Empire, these temples of Angkor still evoke strong feelings of absolute awe and the panoramas here are truly remarkable.
Day 16 Battambang
Explore the floating village on Tonle Sap, water levels permitting, before heading to Battambang. Here, uncover the architectural legacies of French colonialism, learn the intricacies of Khmer cuisine or amble along the scenic riverbanks soaking up the relaxed atmosphere.
Days 17-18 Bangkok
Across the border in Thailand there's time to have a massage, eat a pad thai and a enjoy a cold beer before saying goodbye.