Indochina Delights

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: London, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Da Nang, Hội An, Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay, Luang Prabang, Krong Siem Reap, Halong Bay, Cu Chi tunnels, Hoi An


Duration: 17 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Wendy Wu

Group size: 8 - 28

Age range: 16-70

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: 0

Tour Overview

The perfect introduction to Indochina. Explore Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with this fantastic introduction to the region. Featuring Halong Bay, Luang Prabang and the temples of Angkor, all the best sights are covered. • See local life on the Mekong • Learn ancient farming techniques in Hoi An • Practice Tai Chi on Halong Bay • Explore Hanoi by cyclo • Be charmed by Luang Prabang • Admire Kuang Si Waterfalls • Marvel at Angkor Temples • Enjoy the Quintessence of Tonkin

Highlights

  • iconEmbrace your inner explorer to discover the incredible Temples of Angkor.
  • iconGlimpse daily life of the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake.
  • iconExperience Saigon's edgy and evocative blend of past and present.
  • iconDiscover the legendary Cu Chi tunnel network used by the Viet Cong.
  • iconDrift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay.
  • iconSavour rich heritage and colonial legacy in vivid Luang Prabang.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Temples of Angkor
Luang Prabang
Mekong Delta

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 -2 : Fly to Saigon.

Location: London, Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival, you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

icon Day 3 : DISCOVER SAIGON

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sightseeing today includes a visit to the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Later, visit Cholon and the Thien Hau Pagoda.

icon Day 4 : MEKONG DELTA

Location: Mekong River Delta

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. This area is called the 'Rice Basket of Vietnam', the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta.

icon Day 5 : CU CHI TUNNELS

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war. Later, fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed city of Hoi An.

icon Day 6 : HOI AN WALKING TOUR

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An, a wonderfully laidback, graceful and traditional town. Visit one of the oldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that built it over 200 years ago. Also visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese Temple with a stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work. The afternoon is at leisure to relax at the beach or in a riverside café.

icon Day 7 : TRA QUE VILLAGE

Location: Hội An, Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community where you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later, take a flight to Hanoi, a charming and richly historic city of lakes, parks and shaded boulevards and Vietnam's capital.

icon Day 8 : HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Location: Hạ Long Bay

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day aboard your comfortable cruise ship sailing amongst the spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from the waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy fresh meals on board and spend the night anchored on the tranquil waters.

icon Day 9 : THE QUINTESSENCE OF TONKIN

Location: Hạ Long Bay, Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise early to enjoy a glorious sunrise over Halong Bay's karst formations as you sail back to the port. Return to Hanoi after brunch. This evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

icon Day 10 : FLY TO LUANG PRABANG

Location: Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning exploring Hanoi's Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature and Ngoc Son Temple – you'll also take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Fly to the enchanting city of Luang Prabang.

icon Day 11 : DISCOVER LUANG PRABANG

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos – a place of vivid colours, an extremely rich heritage and enduring French legacy. Today, rise early to watch a Takbat alms giving ceremony. Ascend Phousi Hill for city vistas, visit Wat Xieng Thong, then cruise along the Mekong River to see the Pak Ou Caves. Return to Luang Prabang and visit Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong Village en route.

icon Day 12 : LOCAL VILLAGES AND WATERFALLS

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the National Museum before continuing to the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls. Return to Luang Prabang via Ban Na Ouane village and Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre. This evening witness a local Baci Ceremony.

icon Day 13 : Siem Reap

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Siem Reap and visit Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts.

icon Day 14 : EXPLORE ANGKOR WAT

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses over a thousand temples, all the remains of different capitals of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Enter the walled city of Angkor Thom and head to its heart to see the enigmatic Bayon, followed by the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the magnificence of Angkor Wat and intricate beauty of Banteay Srei temple. Take a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

icon Day 15 : TONLE SAP LAKE

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle and the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show.

icon Day 16 -17 : FLY SIEM REAP TO UK

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

What's Included

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    Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Local Taxes

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Cruise

    Halong Bay Cruise

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    Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 14, Lunches: 12, Dinners: 14

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    Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

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    Accommodation

    14 nights in 4 star

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    Entrance Fees

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    International Travel

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    Drinks with Meals

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and Southeast Asia is no exception. However, it is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much. Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time. In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour. The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the National Escort. If you are travelling in a smaller group with local guides only, then tipping is paid in each destination. To be fair to the guides we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller with small groups. We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy but we do recognize that it may not suit everyone. However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a deposit of 350 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 75 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

Great itinerary
Great itinerary and fabulous tour guides. Well-organised. Great itinerary and fabulous tour guides.

Well-organised.

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Trusted Customer

27-Nov-2019

Excellent itinerary
Excellent itinerary, great hotels, superb guides Excellent itinerary, great hotels, superb guides;
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Trusted Customer

19-Nov-2018

Inspirational
Amazing to see three countries in two weeks. Guides were exceptional. Inspirational Amazing to see three countries in two weeks.

Guides were exceptional.

Inspirational;
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Fiona

06-May-2019

Nothing was too much trouble
Third tour with Wendy Wu & once again the whole tour was amazing. Guides as usual were extremely knowledgeable, helpful & nothing too much trouble. The whole itinerary from start ....more Third tour with Wendy Wu & once again the whole tour was amazing.

Guides as usual were extremely knowledgeable, helpful & nothing too much trouble.

The whole itinerary from start to finish was very full on, varied, interesting having the whole group involved at some time.

We were also given s in each country.

Every day brought a new highlight & experience; ....less
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Alan

27-Feb-2020

Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good quality hotels. Would recommend.
Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good quality hotels. Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good quality hotels. Would recommend. Well paced very interesting itinerary.

Good quality hotels.

Well paced very interesting itinerary.

Good quality hotels.

Would recommend.

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Trusted Customer

24-Nov-2016

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