Jewels of Colonial Indochina
AN IMMERSIVE ESCORTED EXPEDITION
LONDON - SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - PHNOM PENH - SIEM RIEP - LUANG PRABANG - HA NOI - HA LONG BAY - LONDON
A stunning expedition taking in Vietnam & the Mekong Delta, Siem Riep with the incredible Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Hanoi, ending on the spectacular Halong Bay.
max 18 guests
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chin Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Discover busy ancient markets, quaint pagodas and French colonial mansions as we abandon coaches and take to the streets to get a first hand feel of the city. We hear from a veteran of the Vietnam War about the last days before the fall of Saigon.
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Cruise along the Mekong tributaries to Cai Be floating market. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta where you can immerse yourself in nature. Discover the rural lifestyles and daily activities of the delta inhabitants.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
will introduce you some of the city’s main sights ,visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and the adjacent Silver Pagoda, National Museum. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum. Finally, explore the modern day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh’s two great markets, the central market or sprawling Russian Market.
Siem Riep, Cambodia
The majestic towers and intricate bas reliefs of the sprawling Angkor complex are a sight to behold, and today you’ll embark on a comprehensive exploration, starting at the most famous temple, Angkor Wat, and then continuing at the walled city of Angkor Thom.
Luang Prabang, Laos
Our first stop will be the remote island temple shrine of Wat Done Khoun Nelemith, 16 km from Luang Prabang. Surrounded by the Mekong River on all sides, this fascinating temple and its monks see very few visitors.
Ha Noi, Vietnam
A rickshaw ride around the old quarter has to be the best way to see this historic part of Hanoi. To really feel the city, join our walking tour with a local resident to explore the less visited sides of the city.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Enjoy a cruise amidst the stunning limestone karsts that punctuate the waters of the bay, carved over millions of years by the action of the wind and sea. You also visit a floating village and take a short ride on a rowing boat as you view the breathtaking scenery of huge rock formations. Later, you might want to go kayaking or swimming.