Indochina Delights

Venture deep into the heart of Indochina on this private tour, traversing the Southeast Asian peninsula through the vastly contrasting landscapes and fascinating heritage of three magnificent countries – vivacious Vietnam, enchanting Laos and captivating Cambodia.

Places Visited

SA (1N) - Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (2N) - Luang Prabang (3N) - Siem Reap (3N) - SA (1N)

tour duration 17 Days from
tour price On Request
tour grade Comfortable
tour type Private Tour
tour style Classic
Day 1 Fly to Saigon
Fly over night to Saigon.
Day 1 Fly to Saigon
Day 2-3 Discover Saigon
On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. You have the rest of the day to explore. The following day take a tour of this vibrant city. (B,L)
Day 2-3 Discover Saigon
Day 4 Cu Chi Tunnels
Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at Cao Dai Temple, one of the most striking structures in Asia. Return to Saigon. (B,L)
Day 4 Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 5-6 Saigon to Hoi An
Travel to UNESCO listed Hoi An (B,L). The following day tour the historic city. (B)
Day 5-6 Saigon to Hoi An
Day 7-9 Halong Bay
Fly to colonial Hanoi and tour the bustling Old Quarter (B,L). The next day travel to stunning Halong Bay for a Junk Boat Cruise. Spend the night onboard. (B,L,D) Rise early for sunrise before returning to Hanoi. (B,L)
Day 7-9 Halong Bay
Day 10-12 Explore Luang Prabang
Fly to spiritual Luang Prabang, Laos and enjoy a city tour (B). Rise early to participate in a traditional Takbat alms giving ceremony and explore the Mekong (B,L) The next day visit Kuang Si Waterfalls and Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre. (B)
Day 10-12 Explore Luang Prabang
Day 13 Fly to Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you can explore Banteay Srei temple, and see sunset at Pre Rup. (B)
Day 13 Fly to Siem Reap
Day 14 Angkor Wat
Explore the majestic Angkor Wat temple complex, buried in the Cambodian jungle. (B,L)
Day 14 Angkor Wat
Day 15 Siem Reap
Explore the floating villages, schools and restaurants along Tonle Sap. (B,L)
Day 15 Siem Reap
Days 16-17 Fly Siem Reap to SA
Explore the markets and towns of Siem Reap before transferring for your overnight flight home. (B/)
Days 16-17 Fly Siem Reap to SA

Also Available

Private Departures for this tour

If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On most Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking driver and you will be met by local guides at each site.

Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

A visa is not required for visitors to Vietnam if your stay is less than 16 days. If your stay is for longer than 16 days then a visa is required by all nationalities and a single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel.
Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form. 

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find good coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Vietnam is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
 
For independent passengers, or group passengers with pre/post tour arrangements, you should allow USD5-10 per person per day. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure.  In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
 
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.


Why Book This Tour?

This tour is suited for those who have reasonable time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of three incredibly diverse destinations. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of Indochina.

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