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This complete Indochina adventure, covering Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, shows you the highlights of the region whilst giving you plenty of time for independent exploration and a choice of experiences to help you delve deeper into the local culture and heritage.
Cycle in Mekong Delta
Wander charming Hoi An
Cyclo ride in Hue
Meet the locals in Mai Chau
Cruise Halong Bay
Witness Takbat in Laos
Visit Phnom Penh by rickshaw
Discover the Temples of Angkor by tuk tuk
Enjoy your freedom and choose optional, cultural experiences
- Most meals (25 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 8 dinners)
- International flights and current taxes
- Domestic transportation
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Saigon
Fly overnight to Saigon. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring at leisure before a welcome dinner this evening.
Day 3: Explore Saigon
This morning, discover the Cu Chi tunnels. Return to Saigon and tour the city.
Day 4: The Mekong Delta
Transfer to Ben Tre in the heart of the Mekong Delta, where you can visit local cottage industries. Cycle through lush scenery to a local house for lunch.
Day 5: Cho Lach
Continue exploring lush delta landscapes and visit Vinh Bac bonsai and flower village.Return to Saigon and enjoy optional evening excursions.
-Dinner & performance at the Saigon Opera House
-Tour of Saigon at night on a Vespa
-Tour of Saigon's best street eats
Day 6: Discover Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to charming Hoi An. This afternoon, wander the old cobbled streets and soak up the town's delights.
Day 7: Hoi An Experiences
Today is at leisure for your own explorations, or choose an optional excursion.
-A cooking class, with a visit to the produce market.
-A full day farmer and fisherman experience
Day 8: Travel to Hue
Journey by road to Hue via the Hai Van Pass and stop en route at the Son Tra Peninsula.
Day 9: Explore Hue
Take a cyclo ride up to Hue's Imperial Citadel. Visit the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, before admiring Thien Mu Pagoda and a cruise on the Perfume River.
Day 10: Fly to Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi. This evening is free, with the option of taking a mini backstage tour of the Hanoi Opera House, followed by dinner and a performance of "Lang Toi".
Day 11: Discover Hanoi
Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter. Next, take a thrilling cyclo ride through the bustling streets of the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a traditional water puppets show.
Day 12: Mai Chau
Journey west to Mai Chau, where a patchwork of rice fields and tiny stilt house villages are set against a backdrop of rolling hills. This evening, enjoy dinner with a traditional dance performance in Lac village.
Day 13: Mai Chau Experiences
Today is at leisure, or choose an optional experience.
-Spend the day walking amongst the incredible limestone landscapes of Pu Luong Nature Reserve
-A cycling adventure through Mai Chau
Day 14: Return to Hanoi
Spend a morning at leisure before returning to Hanoi.
Day 15: Cruise Halong Bay
Travel to Halong Bay. Board your vessel for a serene and unforgettable cruise on the glassy, limestone-studded waters.
Day 16: Tai Chi
Rise early to catch the sunrise over the karst peaks of the bay and practice Tai Chi on the deck. After brunch onboard, return to the dock and travel back to Hanoi. On arrival, enjoy free time.
Day 17: Fly to Laos
This morning is at leisure, with two optional activities available.
-A Vietnamese cooking class
-Tour of Hanoi's hidden gems
Day 18: See Luang Prabang
Rise early to witness the daily dawn ceremony of Takbat, before heading to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfalls and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Later, see Wat Xieng Thong. This evening is free, with the option of taking part in a traditional Baci ceremony.
Day 19: Fly to Vientiane
This morning is an leisure with two optional experiences available.
Day 20: Explore Vientiane
Nestled in a languid bend in the Mekong, Vientiane is a delightfully quaint city. This evening, enjoy a dinner and Laos music and dance performance.
Day 21: Fly to Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's captivating capital city.
Day 22: Explore Phnom Penh
Take a cyclo through the city to Wat Phnom before heading to the glittering Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. This afternoon is free, with two optional activities.
-A visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the killing fields
-A boat trip up the Mekong to Silk Island to visit a silk weaving village
Day 23: Fly to Siem Reap
Today is at leisure until your flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to the Temples of Angkor.
Day 24: Temples of Angkor
See the world-famous Angkor temples from the back of a traditional tuk-tuk. You'll explore the magnificent Angkor Wat, before sunset at Pre Rup. This evening is free, with an option to attend the Phare Cambodian circus.
Day 25: Siem Reap Experiences
Today you can decide to enjoy a free day or take part in an optional experience.
-A full day amongst rural Cambodian communities, learning about their daily life
-Head into the dense forest close to Tonle Sap lake to explore the hidden temple of Beng Mealea
Day 26: Tonle Sap
In high water season, cruise on the waters of Tonle Sap to visit the village of Kompong Kleang.
Days 27-28: Fly Siem Reap to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Designed for those who wish to be further immersed in the authentic charm of Asia; ‘Immerse Yourself’ tours include more cultural and active experiences. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience. ‘Immerse Yourself’ tours include:
- Cycling and walking through classic sites
- Unique cultural experiences and encounters
- Off the beaten track destinations
- More evenings at leisure for independent exploration
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a National Escort. There will usually be no more than 18 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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