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 tastes and smells of authentic cuisine from all corners of Indochina.
This tour takes in the highlights of two fascinating countries whose histories have intertwined throughout the centuries.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Indochina
Maison Vy Hotel (Hoi An)
Maison Vy Hotel is a stylish compact boutique property located close to the old town of Hoi An.
The hotel features a lovely little pool and bar which are perfect for relaxation time. Each room features a stylistic décor, matched with neutral colours and all rooms come with a balcony, terrace or garden. At the front of the hotel is a great little coffee shop and a garden growing morning glory for the excellent restaurant in the old town under the same ownership.
La Rose Suites (Phnom Penh)
This peaceful boutique hotel not only lends itself to exploring but also helps out the locals
This delightful boutique hotel benefits from a clean, warm design with Khmer influences and boasts a spa on site with massage services available. Situated within walking distance of some of the key sights, this hotel provides a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. The hospitality at this hotel is second to none and they also run hospitality training for disadvantaged children.
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.
Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (Hanoi)
Explore the Old Quarter from this conveniently located and elegantly stylish hotel
As part of the Elegance Hotel family, La Siesta boasts clean, well presented and spacious rooms in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter. 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 of the hotel, paying a visit to the spa or the movie room. The staff are warm and friendly and the hotel restuarant offers a good choice of evening meals if you don't want to head back out into the city.
Halong Jasmine (Halong Bay)
The Halong Jasmine is one of our favourite boats that cruise the calm waters of Halong Bay. Cabins are compact but attractively finished, many on the upper decks with small private balconies. Bathrooms are private, having walk-in showers and are fully separated from the bedroom area. The public spaces are finished in dark wood, with an open lounge and dining area on the second deck, and a spacious upper sun deck for relaxation between excursions and activities.