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Wendy Wu Grand Tour of Indochina
Wendy Wu Grand Tour of Indochina
Enjoy the best of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia on our most comprehensive tour of Indochina. This diverse itinerary samples the wide-ranging culture, history and geography of this fascinating region. From Sapa's impressive rice terraces to the beautiful Buddhist temples in Luang Prabang, this tour has it all.
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Wendy Wu Grand Tour of Indochina Itinerary:
Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Discover Saigon
The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. Visit the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office; the Reunification Palace; and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish at Cholon and the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 4: Mekong Delta
Pop down to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. This area is called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam' – paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon.
Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple. Return to Saigon.
Days 6-7: Explore Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, with a stop at the Marble Mountains en route. The next morning take a walking tour visiting the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a local pagoda and the bustling market.
Days 8-9: Imperial Citadel, Hue
Travel the scenic route to Hue over the Hai Van Pass. Visit the UNESCO Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. The next day take a cyclo ride up to the imposing Imperial Citadel before seeing Thien Mu Pagoda and cruising the Perfume River.
Day 10: Hanoi
Hanoi brings all the charms of the past with a modern buzz in one fast-paced yet refined city. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature before strolling the Old Quarter's atmospheric streets. Later, board an overnight train to Sapa.
Days 11-12: Sapa Countryside
Spend the next two days discovering this verdant and beautiful area of rolling hills and rice terraces exploring colourful markets, minority villages and tribal architecture. Board the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi Water Puppets
On arrival back in Hanoi, browse the exhibits of the Ethnology Museum. This evening enjoy a performance of the famous water puppets.
Days 14-15: Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Spend two days aboard a traditionally designed junk cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the boat before returning to Hanoi.
Day 16: Fly to Luang Prabang
Fly to Luang Prabang. This afternoon is free for your own exploration. Ascend Phousi Hill for delightful views.
Day 17: Takbat
Rise early to witness the Buddhist ceremony of Takbat visit Wat Xieng Thong and take to the waters of the Mekong to visit the sacred caves of Pak Ou, known for the hundreds of miniature Buddhist sculptures that reside within.
Day 18: Kuang Si Waterfalls
This morning visit Wat Sene and the National Museum. Marvel at the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls before returning to Luang Prabang via Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre.
Day 19: Journey to Vang Vieng
Visit the lively local market at Phouk Houn.
Day 20: Explore Vang Vieng
Venture into the Tham Chang and Tham Loup Caves before wandering through dramatic countryside beside the Nam Song River.
Day 21: Discover Vientiane
Continue south to Vientiane. Nestled in a languid bend in the Mekong, Vientiane is more a friendly backwater than chaotic capital. Visit Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo, That Luang Stupa, and the Patuxai Victory Monument.
Day 22: Fly to Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom Penh. A city of airy boulevards and colonial villas, Phnom Penh has been engulfed by energy and optimism making it a pleasurable place to be. Today's visits include the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Later on admire the artefacts of the lovely National Museum.
Day 23: Explore Phnom Penh
Visit the children of the Apsara Arts Association and the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum.
Day 24: Fly to Siem Reap
Ascend to the hilltop Wat Phnom before transferring to the airport to fly to Siem Reap. Visit the captivating Banteay Srei – a richly-embellished rose-coloured sandstone temple, before watching the sunset from the summit of Pre Rup.
Day 25: Explore Angkor
The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Begin at Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle, continuing to Angkor Thom and passing through the South Gate to reach the enigmatic Bayon, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat.
Day 26: Tonle Sap
Spend the morning experiencing life on the water in the floating village of Kompong Kleang. From here continue to Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple completely overrun by jungle. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit Les Artisans D'Angkor.
Days 27-28: Fly to the UK
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