Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

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Authentic Indochina

14 Nights: from US$2497 Trip Code: AI0001

Get involved in every aspect of life in Indochina, from the sleepy religious centre of Luang Prabang to the frenetic city of Hanoi. Watch local life unfold with the ethnic minority hill tribes in Mai Chau and the fishermen of the Mekong Delta, staying in the best budget accommodation throughout. Read more >

Experience the dramatic changes in pace of life as you travel north through Vietnam and cross-country into Laos. You will arrive into Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's modern and busy southern hub. From this exciting city you'll make your way to Vietnam's "rice bowl": the Mekong Delta. Here you can enjoy a sleepier atmosphere as you observe local fishermen and farmers, visiting the floating markets and cottage industries that line the bank of this important river.

Next you'll travel north to the old trading port of Hoi An, a beautifully preserved port town whose heritage reflects centuries (millennia, in fact) of international trade and supply. You'll have the chance to learn the art of Vietnamese cookery and travel out into the countryside for a leisurely bike tour, providing a very different experience from your city stays.

From Hoi An you will head on to Hanoi, the fast-paced capital in north Vietnam, for a reintroduction to Asian city life. Explore the busy markets and street food stalls that line the 36 streets of the Old Quarter before settling down to watch a water puppet show - a traditional art form that focusses on stories of life in the fields and the home.

Your next stop will be the hills of Mai Chau to witness the traditional life and styles of the ethnic minority tribes who have made their homes here. Enjoy a walk or cycle through the valleys and between villages as, with the help of your guide, you talk to local families and learn more about village ways of life.

Finally, you will fly to Laos for a stay in Luang Prabang, the country's beautifully preserved former capital. Here you will enjoy a day exploring the countryside and Koungsi waterfalls. Be sure to spend some time in the town exploring the impressive religious buildings, and get up nice and early to observe the local monks collecting alms - one of Luang Prabang's most famous sights.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 11 nights' accommodation in Vietnam
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Laos
  • All airport transfers and internal flights
  • Breakfast every day, five lunches & two evening meals
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the contrasting pace of life in Vietnam & Laos
  • Visit the Mekong Delta - Vietnam's "rice bowl"
  • Trek between local minority villages in the stunning Mai Chau valley
  • Street food and markets in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
  • History, culture and great cuisine in ancient Hoi An
  • Meander through the beautiful streets of Luang Prabang

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Authentic Indochina - 15 Days - Accommodation

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