Inspiring Indochina

Inspiring Indochina

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Inspiring Indochina

16 Days Starting in Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia and ending in Luang Prabang, Laos

Visiting: Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Thum, Angkor Wat, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Hue, Hải Vân Pass, Hội An, Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay, Luang Prabang

Tour operator:

Luxury Gold

Tour code:

A604N19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

18 - 22

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Be inspired across Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos during this 16-day guided tour. Take in the spectacular sight of Siem Reap’s ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus,' a theater, music, dance, and acrobatics performance by the region’s youth. Explore Angkor Archaeological Park and watch the sun set over the ancient Angkor Wat. See the glittering skyscrapers of Ho Chi Minh from a speedboat. Travel to Ha Long Bay, through glistening emerald water as you step aboard a deluxe junk for a memorable overnight cruise. In Hue, enjoy a VIP visit to the Imperial Citadel; open just for you, you’ll have the royal court and its gardens all to yourself. Learn about Hanoi’s signature street food dishes during a guided tour, then indulge in a feast of crab spring rolls, beef noodle soup, and com cake. Ascend to the top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang for a panoramic view of the city below.

Highlights

  • Hanoi: Join a local foodie in the Old Quarter to explore the street food culture of Hanoi. Dine as the locals do, on delights such as steaming pho (a beef noodle soup), rice paper rolls and crab spring rolls.

  • Angkor Wat: Meet a renowned archaeologist to explore the sprawling Angkor Archaeological Park, the largest religious complex on earth. See the significant Buddhist temples that were at the center of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to fourteenth centuries.

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Experience the vibrancy of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, as you visit its most iconic attractions, including the Central Post Office, designed by Alfred Foulhox.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Siem Reap
Location: Krong Siem Reap
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort Siem Reap.
Meals Included: Dinner

Your Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos luxury tour begins by private transfer to your luxury resort hotel before dining this evening in a traditional Khmer wooden house.

Day 2 : Angkor Wat In Style
Location: Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Thum, Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort Siem Reap.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Discover Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm with an archaeologist. Explore Angkor Wat at sunset before ending the day at Phare Circus and dinner at Malis.

Day 3 : Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City And The Mekong Delta
Location: Krong Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: InterContinental Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Ho Chi Min City to start the next part of your journey. Once you have checked in to your central hotel you will meet up with your fellow travelers. This evening enjoy dinner in one of the busy rooftop restaurants of Saigon and watch the lights of the city from a perfect vantage point.

Day 4 : Marvels Of Saigon
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: InterContinental Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Travel to the Cu Chi tunnels to meet a Viet Cong veteran. Learn the art of brewing Vietnamese coffee or visit the War Remnants Museum.

Day 5 : Cruise The Mekong Delta
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: InterContinental Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Take to the waters to explore the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a ride on a tri-motorcycle and learn about coconut production before visiting the home of a former soldier.

Day 6 : Royal Refinement In Hue Relaxed Start
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Hue
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Pilgrimage Village Hue.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Cycle through green rice fields to the traditional garden houses of Phu Mong village. Dine at Ben Xuan Garden House Theater, serenaded by local musicians.

Day 7 : Highlights Of Hue
Location: Hue
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Pilgrimage Village Hue.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a VIP visit to the Imperial Citadel and royal tomb of Minh Mang. Visit with the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy or a collector in his private museum.

Day 8 : Romantic Hoi An
Location: Hải Vân Pass, Hội An
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Anantara Hoi An Resort Hoi An.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Hoi An through the eyes of a local.  Enter former merchants’ homes, stroll lanes of traditional houses and cross the Japanese Covered Bridge. Dinner is your choice of traditional cuisine, modern Vietnamese or East-meets-West fusion.

Day 9 : The Locals In Hoi An Relaxed Start
Location: Hội An
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Anantara Hoi An Resort Hoi An.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Glide to the Thanh Dong village in a traditional bamboo-basket boat learning from the villagers and a professional chef how to make Vietnamese food.

Day 10 : Hanoi Street Food Tasting Tour
Location: Hội An, Hanoi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: de l'Opera Hanoi.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Check in to your boutique hotel before joining a local gourmand for exploration of Hanoi's colorful street food culture.

Day 11 : Cruise Along Ha Long Bay
Location: Hạ Long Bay
Accommodation Name: Paradise Cruise Ha Long Bay.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover Ha Long Bay’s emerald waters on your private, luxury junk boat and visit the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van. Learn from the masters with a traditional Vietnamese cooking demonstration or relax on deck as the sun sets.

Day 12 : Ha Long To Hanoi Relaxed Start
Location: Hạ Long Bay, Hanoi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: InterContinental Westlake Hanoi.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Greet the day with Tai Chi before lingering over brunch as you cruise past the limestone formations en route to Hanoi.

Day 13 : The Temple Of Literature Relaxed Start
Location: Hanoi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: InterContinental Westlake Hanoi.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tour the Temple of Literature and view the Well of Clarity with a local scholar. Toast your travels over dinner.

Day 14 : Welcome To Laos
Location: Hanoi, Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Luang Say Residence Luang Prabang.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jet off to Luang Prabang, once the royal seat of the Lane Xang Kingdom and still the center of Lao culture. This town is also UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check into your luxury hotel admiring its blend of elegant colonial style and tropical gardens surrounded by mountain ranges.

Day 15 : Luang Prabang And Sunset Cruise
Location: Luang Prabang
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Luang Say Residence Luang Prabang.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, with Wine

Uncover the real Luang Prabang; experience a living Buddhist tradition as you observe the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Bask in spectacular views of the Mekong and Khan rivers from Mount Phousi, and learn about the local rural lifestyle at Wat Xiengthong. Your adventure culminates with a private sunset cruise on the mighty Mekong.

Day 16 : Depart Luang Prabang
Location: Luang Prabang
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Ho Chi Minh to Luang Prabang luxury tour concludes after breakfast with private transfer to the airport.

What's Included

  • Additional Services

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests. At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room. Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available, does not apply to Halong Bay Cruise).

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travelers that arrive on the same flight.

  • Fully Guided

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.

  • Meals

    As detailed in itinerary.

What's Not Included

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    A max size of group is 22 guests.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Each guest can bring a single bag measuring no more than 77.5cm (30.5in) x 56cm (22in) x 32cm (12.5in) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). You can also bring one hand luggage bag that is no bigger than 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Hand luggage cannot have wheels or a telescopic handle. If you wish to bring a second item of luggage, please request this at time of booking. Additional charges will apply.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travelers that arrive on the same flight.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Ensure you have a valid passport for all the countries you will visit or travel through; many countries require your passport to be valid for a longer period than the length of your stay (usually a minimum of 6 months), so check what applies to your itinerary. You might also need to obtain visas (depending on your nationality). Talk to your Embassy if you are unclear about what documentation you require. It is a good idea to have copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card numbers, keeping them separate from the originals and perhaps leaving an additional copy with someone at home.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, English speaking tour guide on this tour.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely! We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use hotels that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do and agree to meet expected guidelines and specifications. We only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

  • Which countries does Luxury Gold visit?

    We offer incredible luxury trips in Europe, North America, South America, Hawaii, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent (including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka), Australia and New Zealand.

  • What other modes of transport does Luxury Gold use?

    A Luxury Gold tour will include touring on high-speed trains, alpine cable cars, hydrofoils, river cruisers and horse-drawn carriages, in addition to our high-deck luxury coaches with extra legroom.

  • Who travels with Luxury Gold?

    We are delighted to welcome guests who have a shared love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join us from all over the English-speaking world.

  • What is the role of the Well-Being Director?

    Working closely together with your Travelling Concierge, the Well-Being Director* will help make sure all necessary protocols are followed to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our guests. This includes our enhanced screening and hygiene protocols, complying with distancing and other requirements set by government authorities. They are also there to support our guests & answer any questions.

Reviews of this Operator

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Majesty of the Rockies

21-Jun-2023

The itinerary was fantastic, starting in Banff at the beautiful Fairmont hotel, it set the scene for the next week. As we travelled in the coach surrounded by magnificent snow topped mountains, everyone getting excited when a black bear or elk was spotted! Standing on the glacier with the Columbian Ice Fields above , was magical. Then, on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops back to Vancouver, was very relaxing. Finishing our trip at the beautiful Douglas hotel was a lovely way to end what was a most memorable trip. Thank you *Personal Information removed by Feefo* and Luxury Gold. Will go home with fantastic memories of a very special part of the world

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Ultimate Italy

26-Jun-2023

Trip itinerary was all that we expected. We were treated like royalty at every turn. Our consierge *Personal Information removed by Feefo* was the most loving, caring person that I’ve ever seen, she accomodated our many needs flawlessly and conscientiosly, including special care for those amongst us who had trouble managing the difficult walking conditions which we encountered.She was a true professional and made us feel loke family. Her humor and social skills got everyone together as one .I don’t know how much you pay her, but it isn’t enough.

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Spain and Portugal In Style

15-Jun-2023

The guides were amazing, the hotels very nice, the bus was extremely comfortable. Some of the bus days were rather long. Our concierge guide, *personal info removed by Feefo* was beyond terrific. He anticipated needs, was so kind and very organized. Never a misstep

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