Indochina Heritage Road

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the impressive Pak Ou Caves carved out of a limestone cliff with Buddha images
  • Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter on a guided walking tour
  • Discover the charming ancient town of Hoi An with your guide
  • Witness the sunset from the historic and scenic Angkor Wat

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14 nights from £2,989 per person
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This 14-day heritage journey takes you through three of Indochina’s most exuberant countries.
You’ll discover Laotian culture in Luang Prabang, see Cambodia’s temples, explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter and visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hoi An and Hue.
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Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Luang Prabang
Your journey begins in Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. Late this afternoon climb the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to enjoy panoramic views as the sun sets. Stop off at the hilltribe market on the way back to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2  Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves
Start this morning with a visit to Laos' most picturesque temple, Wat Xieng Thong. Next board a beautiful wooden river boat for a cruise up the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves. Here you will see thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues crammed into two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. The statues range in size from a few centimetres tall to the size of a human. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Luang Prabang.
Day 3  Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Take a flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour to discover the hidden charms and plentiful temples of Vientiane. Overnight in Vientiane (B)
Day 4  Vientiane - Hanoi
An early start to Buddha Park on the Thai-Laos border. This unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. On your return to Vientiane, visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims to rebuild their lives. You will then transfer to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Your afternoon is at leisure in Hanoi - the charming capital of Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi (B).
Day 5  Explore Hanoi
A day of sightseeing in Hanoi, visiting the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh’s marble mausoleum. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour through the bustling narrow streets of the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi (B)
Day 6  Hanoi - Hoi An
A morning flight to Danang. On arrival drive to Hoi An: a destination with two faces – the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of clean white sand. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre. The rest of your day is at lesiure. Overnight in Hoi An (B)
Day 7  Hoi An - Hue
Journey on to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Its mesmerizing tombs and mausoleums of the last emperors of Vietnam reveal fascinating insights into the lives of the imperial families and their subjects. Overnight in Hue (B)
Day 8  Explore Hue
Today you will explore Hue. From the Imperial Citadel to the Old City; visiting Thien Mu Pagoda, overlooking the Perfume River and the emperor’s tombs. End the day with a visit to the city’s vibrant Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue (B)
Day 9  Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
This morning fly south to Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by the locals. Enjoy a full day tour of this dynamic city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B).
Day 10  Mekong Delta Experience
This morning, journey to the delta town of Cai Be. On arrival board your boat for a cruise of Cai Be floating market. Traders work the river; some have been living on these waters for generations. Watch local life take place around you as you glide along the river. Lunch will be local Mekong style serving specialties of the area. Following your cruise drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City(B).
Day 11  Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
Located in suburban Ho Chi Minh City, this is not just a cooking class but a genuine insight into a Vietnamese kitchen. Start early to a local market with your host, to shop for ingredients. Then head back to the house to start your cooking, where you’ll eventually devour the results for lunch! After lunch transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. The rest of your day is free until a delicious Khmer welcome dinner at The Sugar Palm. Overnight in Siem Reap (B,L,D)
Day 12  Temple Exploration
A morning tour of the temples visits Angkor Thom - the last capital of the Khmer empire and Bayon, whose massive towers are carved with enigmatic faces. Later in the day visit the jungle covered ruins of Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery. Overnight in Siem Reap (B)
Day 13  Temples & Surrounds
Continue your touring with a visit to Banteay Srei, the “Citadel of the Women” and Kbal Spean, one of the earliest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Cambodia. End your day at the awesome Angkor Wat. You will be there during sunset time, when Angkor Wat is less visited and the Apsaras will shine in the most beautiful light. Overnight in Siem Reap(B).
Day 14  Tonle Sap Lake Visit
On your last day in Siem Reap, embark on a boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake, where you will board a local boat for a glimpse of life on the lake. Your tour ends with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Indochina Heritage Road
14 nights from £2,989 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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