The ultimate introduction to Indochina
For many first-time visitors to the region, the challenge is to combine all the celebrated must-see destinations without feeling like you're following the bog-standard tourist trail. Our aim with this collection of classic journeys is to allow you to experience the highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in a manner that is more personal, and that combines the popular sights with insightful cultural experiences. Enjoy the best of all worlds on an IVT classic cultural journey!
Recommended Classic Cultural Journeys Experiences
Classic Cultural Journeys itineraries
Discover the flavours, aromas and incredible variety of Khmer cuisine on a culinary journey through the country from the temples of Siem Reap to its idyllic coast.
This north-to-south itinerary showcases the best of Vietnam in a short nine-day tour.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Indochina
This modern hotel opened is an excellent choice located on the river front in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Liberty Central Riverside Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City)
The rooms are modern, bright and comfortable and the River View rooms are a particularly good choice. The hotel boasts an excellent spa on the top floor as well as a small rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi. There is also a spacious restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a contemporary cafe/bar on the ground floor.
Anantara Hoi An Resort (Hoi An)
The charming, well-appointed Anantara Hoi An (formerly the Life Heritage Resort) sits on the edge of Hoi An's famous Old Town in a spacious riverside setting. The Mediterranean-style resort has sun-blushed pink walls and terracotta tiles; a lovely outdoor pool under shady palm trees, a first-class restaurant, cafe and an elegant spa. The rooms are simply but attractively decorated with splashes of vibrant colour. The attention to detail, the charm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with its prime location makes this one of our favourite options for those wanting easy access to Hoi An's historical 'Old Quarter', as well as a sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets.
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (Siem Reap)
A fantastically located luxury option, with beautiful views of the manicured Royal Gardens
The delightful colonial-style Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa sits in one of Siem Reap's finest location, overlooking the Royal Gardens and just a short walk from the markets, restaurants and cafes in the centre of town. The property is constructed around a large, attractive pool, with two spacious restaurants serving both French and Cambodian cuisine opening out onto the leafy central courtyard. Rooms are spacious and attractively furnished, many with small private balconies overlooking the pool. For its combination of style, service and location the Victoria is one of the best in Siem Reap.
Sofitel Legend Metropole (Hanoi)
The iconic Metropole, located in the centre of Hanoi close to the Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake, ranks amongst Vietnam's finest and most distinguished colonial hotels. The hotel is a historic landmark in its own right, having played host to visiting dignitaries and celebrities for more than a century. The original wing of the building dates back to 1901, with glamorous, high ceilinged rooms decorated in dark woods and subtle Vietnamese touches. The modern Opera Wing is a tasteful addition, echoing the style and character of the original wing. The hotel has an attractive central pool and bar, and a range of excellent restaurants.
Moonlight Hotel (Hue)
The centrally located Moonlight Hotel is a great base for exploration of the city. The rooms are well presented and the hotel benefits from an indoor swimming pool and in house restaurant. The rooftop bar with views of the river is a good place for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing!
La Siesta Trendy (Hanoi)
The new stylish hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Old Quarter.
La Siesta Trendy is the most recent property of the Elegance Hotel group, located to the west of the old town. Contemporary in design and stylishly modern in character, this hotel is a welcome addition.
La Siesta Trendy boasts clean, well presented and spacious rooms from Cozy Deluxe rooms, Trendy suites, to the Grand La Siesta Balcony suites. The hotel features an on-site spa and a fantastic restaurant with panoramic views of the city to enjoy during breakfast! This hotel makes a great base to explore all Hanoi has to offer, or get away from the chaos of the city and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.