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A Journey Through Southeast Asia

Asia
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALVSEA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay, Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temples, Mount Phousi in Laos and a cruise of the Mekong to Thailand – this epic journey includes so much.

Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay, Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temples, Mount Phousi in Laos and a cruise of the Mekong to Thailand – this epic journey includes so much.

PRICE FROM ? £3499 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Vietnam Airlines and Thai Airways and internal flights
  • ​18 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels, plus overnight cruise and 2 nights in flight
  • 43 meals: 19 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guides
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • Tours of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

  • Bicycle rickshaw ride around Hanoi's Ancient Quarter
  • Vietnamese coffee overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Traditional water puppet show with backstage visit
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Boat trip along the Perfume River
  • Travel the scenic Hai Van Pass
  • Visit to Oodles of Noodles
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Dinner cruise on the Saigon River
  • Explore Cambodia's Angkor Temple complex
  • Chansar village and an ox cart ride
  • Receive a blessing from a monk
  • Visit a Khmer family
  • Visit a village built on stilts in Tonle Sap Lake
  • Luang Prabang tour
  • Cruise the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves
  • Kuang Si Waterfalls visit
  • Experience an alms-giving ceremony
  • Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai in Thailand including Wat Doi Suthep

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK/Hanoi
  • Depart on your overnight flight to Hanoi today.
  • Day 2 Hanoi
  • Upon arrival in Vietnam's capital city, we'll transfer you to your hotel, where a two-night stay gives you plenty of time to explore. We'll get together this evening and head to a restaurant for dinner.
  • Day 3 Hanoi
  • We'll get to grips with Hanoi's many highlights on a full day of exploration, which starts at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Located in the heart of Ba Dinh Square, this imposing building is where the revered former president, known as Uncle Ho, lies in state. Next we'll head to the Temple of Literature, a collection of courtyards built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius. Here, we'll also see the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university. We'll stop for a lunch of Vietnamese specialities including the fish dish cha ca and spring rolls, before continuing our sightseeing. Instead of discovering Hanoi by foot, we're going to board a bicycle rickshaw. Your driver will weave through the busy streets of the Ancient Quarter while you sit back and relax as you take in the incredible sights. There's time to stop for a Vietnamese coffee and take in views of Hoan Kiem Lake, before we stroll to the ancient Kim Ngan Temple. The day concludes as we watch a water puppet show, a mesmerising Vietnamese tradition, and take a backstage tour before heading back to the hotel. 
  • Day 4 Halong Bay
  • A wonderful treat is in store today as you not only admire the stunning beauty of Halong Bay but also spend the night cruising its waters. We reach this UNESCO-listed site on a lovely journey by road through a patchwork of green paddy fields. On arrival you can join an optional seaplane flight for exceptional views, before we step aboard a replica paddle steamer. We then spend the rest of the day cruising through the dramatic limestone peaks that rise from the water. Head up on deck to watch the sun set before enjoying dinner in the onboard restaurant and a tranquil night in your comfortable cabin. 
  • Day 5 Hoi An
  • Wake up to glorious views of Halong Bay as you enjoy tea, coffee and cookies. Weather conditions allowing, there will be numerous activities on offer this morning including kayaking and swimming or maybe you'd rather visit a market or peer into some of the nearby caves. After disembarking we'll transfer to the airport for our flight to Danang, and then onwards to Hoi An.
  • Day 6 Hoi An
  • Today you will visit STREETS International's Oodles of Noodles project, a scheme which supports street kids and disadvantaged young people by providing them with training for a career in the hospitality industry. You'll meet some of the students, learn about different types of noodles and then have a go at making some yourself. Afterwards, a delicious lunch of Mi Quang noodles will be served.  ​
  • Day 7 Hue
  • This morning's tour of the ancient riverside town of Hoi An will introduce you to highlights including the Chua Ong Pagoda, the Jinshang Temple and the beautiful Japanese Covered Bridge. We'll also take a cruise on the Thu Bon River. A scenic drive via the Hai Van Pass takes us to Hue this afternoon.​
  • Day 8 Hue
  • A full day in Hue will give you a real flavour of Vietnam's former capital. We'll start with a relaxing cruise on the Perfume River and a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda. We'll then continue to the walled citadel, the ancient seat of royal power, whose incredible architecture was inspired by Beijing's Forbidden City. Lunch today is a unique treat, as we enjoy a meal at the Lien Hao Pagoda, which is served to us by nuns.
    Next is the Cat Tuong Quan Zen House, a haven of tranquillity located in the Thien An Hill pine forest. We'll admire its architecture and learn about its spiritual meaning whilst relaxing with a cup of tea. Finally, we visit the royal tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang, which is surrounded by palaces, temples and pavilions.
  • Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City
  • You'll spend this morning discovering the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels. This network of underground passages was first constructed in the late 1940s by the peasant army fighting the French. They were later extended by the Viet Cong rebels, and you can explore them today and learn about what life was like for the soldiers who called them home. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. A wonderful way to end the day is with a dinner cruise on the Saigon River, with traditional dishes and live entertainment on the menu.
  • Day 15 Luang Prabang
  • We're going to discover the ancient town of Luang Prabang on a sightseeing tour today. We'll admire two Buddhist temples Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai before heading to the former Royal Palace, which is now a museum housing religious and cultural artefacts. We'll see Wat Visoun, the city's oldest temple, and then you'll have a chance to climb the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for incredible panoramic views. ​
  • Day 16 Luang Prabang
  • You've an early start today, as we rise to the sound of the temple gong and witness a Buddhist alms-giving ceremony. A procession of about 300 young monks in saffron-coloured robes will walk silently by, collecting food in their bronze bowls. If you'd like to take part, your Local Guide will be on hand to advise you. Later, we will head to the Kuang Si Waterfall, where you can bathe in the turquoise waters if you wish.​
  • Day 17 Mekong River to Pakbeng
  • You'll spend the day cruising the Mekong River to Pakbeng, for an overnight stay at a riverside hotel. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the views of local life and lunch on board. En route we'll call at the Pak Ou Caves, a holy site packed with more than 4,000 images of Buddha.
  • Day 18 Mekong River to Chiang Rai
  • We'll set sail once more after breakfast, cruising the river to Huay Xai. Look out for wildlife along the way – if you're lucky you might spot elephants from a nearby sanctuary bathing in the waters. We'll stretch our legs in a traditional village, then cross the border into Thailand and make our way to Chiang Rai.
  • Day 19 Chiang Mai
  • ​Let's get to know Chiang Rai with a morning sightseeing tour. We then make our way to Chiang Mai, visiting the Hall of Opium, a museum charting the history of the opium trade, on the way. We'll also stop off at the glistening White Temple. After time to settle in at the hotel, why not head to Chiang Mai's night market, where you can haggle for everything from jewellery to clothing.
  • Day 20 Chiang Mai
  • Thailand's holiest shrine, the mountain-top Wat Doi Suthep, is the first highlight on our full-day tour. Its centrepiece is a lavish gold pagoda said to house relics of Lord Buddha. After time to explore we'll travel along a road known as 'handicraft highway', where you can shop for traditional souvenirs. You've a further chance to shop later, when we visit Waroros Market, and our day ends as we admire two more temples, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh.
  • Day 21 Chiang Mai/UK
  • You can enjoy some time at leisure before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Bangkok.
  • Day 22 UK
  • You will arrive back in the UK today.
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Accommodation

    • Thang Long Opera Hotel
    • The Thang Long Opera Hotel is a stylish property that offers a great range of services, which wonderfully complement the hotel’s great location. There is an onsite Bar as well as two restaurants that serve both international and Asian meals. Guests can relax at the in-house Spa or exercise at the Gym. The hotel also offers free Wifi in addition to a 24 hour reception desk. The contemporarily styled rooms are air conditioned and are furnished with a safe, TV, private facilities and free toiletries.
    • Emeraude Classic Cruise
    • Emeraude cruise ship is a charming vessel incorporating many aspects of comfort and luxury. Facilities on board include a restaurant, sundeck, bar. Cabins have private facilities, air-conditioning and a private shower room.
    • EMM Hotel Hue
    • Located on Vietnam’s central coast, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Hue is just a 20-minute drive from Phu Bai International Airport. Nestled in the heart of the former imperial capital, ÊMM Hotel Hue is the ideal base to discover Hue’s fascinating history and unique culture with the Perfume River and the Hue Citadel just a few minutes’ walk away.Emm Hotel Hue features 72 room with modern facilities inc tv, air conditioning, coffee & tea making faciltiies, hairdryer. The hotel also have the Yen restaurat
    • Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa
    • This beautiful and distinctive resort is styled on a historical silk village. The wonderful features of this property include a large outdoor pool, a sauna as well as in-house gift shop, library and salon. The air conditioned rooms are fitted with a safe, TV, tea/coffee facilities and a minibar. Guests can also take advantage of the free WiFi and 24 hour reception.
    • Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel
    • The modern décor of this property is complemented by the abundance of great facilities on offer. Guests can unwind at the in-house bar or take advantage of the sauna/spa centre. There is also an indoor swimming pool that offers spectacular views overlooking Ho Chi Minh City. Rooms at the hotel come furnished with a TV, private facilities and a hairdryer. Finally, there is free WiFi available and the reception is open 24 hours.
    • Angkor Paradise Hotel
    • Situated in the centre of Siem Reap only a short distance from majestic Angkor Archaeological Park which include the famous temple of Angkor Wat and Bayon. Facilities include swimming pool, restaurant, health & fitness centre, lobby lounge and souvenir shop. Bedrooms have private facilities.
    • Parasol Blanc
    • Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
    • The traditionally styled Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is situated right by the iconic Mekong River. The property offers a mixture of Laos/Thai dishes at their two in-house restaurants, and guests can truly relax by taking advantage of the massage services available. Rooms have private facilities and will be furnished either with a fan or air conditioning. In the communal areas of the lodge there is free WiFi available.
    • Laluna Hotel & Resort Chiang Rai
    • Situated in a picturesque flower garden of Chiang Rai is the beautiful Laluna Hotel & Resort. Guests can enjoy themselves in a large outdoor swimming pool, which is surrounded by stylish sunbeds and lush green trees. There are massage services available too, which can really enhance a guest’s stay here. The air conditioned rooms come furnished with private facilities, a minibar and TV. There is also complimentary WiFi at Laluna Hotel and Resort.
    • Dusit Princess
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Optional Excursions

​Seaplane flight over Halong Bay

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Further Information

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