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
Scenic splendour, dramatic remnants of ancient empires and thriving modern cultures await on our exploration of the highlights of Laos and Cambodia
Explore the highlights of Cambodia's ancient and colonial heritage on a short introductory trip to this beautiful and welcoming country.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Indochina
Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery (Hoi An)
This beautifully designed river front property is just a short walk into Hoi An old town.
Located on the banks of Thu Bon River in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, Hotel Royal Hoi An is a perfect blend of historical charm and modernity. The 8 floor hotel has 119 elegantly decorated guest rooms and offers romantic views over the low rise Old Town and river. The hotel is a welcome addition to Hoi An's luxury hotel market, offering excellent standards in the ideal town-centre location. Facilities include a swimming pool and a delightful spa.
The Alba Spa Hotel (Hue)
The Alba Sap Hotel is a wonderfully centrally located hotel in Hue, a few minutes away from the riverfront and a choice of bars and restaurants. The hotel has a boutique feel and has a clean and crisp spa inspired design. It also offers mineral Jacuzzis for a relaxing break from your city sightseeing.
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.
My Dream Boutique Resort (Luang Prabang)
My Dream Resort is a leafy oasis situated a 10 minute cycle from the old town in Luang Prabang. This wonderful retreat is set in a lush green garden with lovely views across the Khan River. The hotel offers a number of bicycles guests can borrow free of charge and during the winter months, between November and May, there is a bamboo bridge to walk across taking you from one side of the river to the next. There is also a lovely onsite swimming pool and an open aired restaurant offering a selection of western and more authentic Lao dishes.
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat (Siem Reap)
The Navutu Dreams Resort is an unexpected oasis situated just outside of Siem Reap. A short tuk tuk ride will take you away from the bustling streets of the town, down a dirt track to the doors of this wonderful boutique hotel. In amongst lush gardens are a collection of white-washed buildings, set around two deep blue swimming pools and a circular, open-walled restaurant in the centre of the resort. This welcoming property has just 18 rooms, all of which are spacious and simply dressed in light tones and natural elements which creates a wonderful sanctuary for guests who want to combine their sightseeing with a peaceful retreat. The hotel also has a lovely Spa and offers yoga classes. There is a free tuk tuk taxi service into town, and you can make your own way back for around $3.
Sol Bungalows (Mai Chau)
Use these elegant bungalows as your base for exploring the stunning surrounds of Mai Chau
Sol Bungalows offers visitors a unique stay here in Mai Chau consisting of well appointed low rise semi-detached bungalows overlooking the rice paddies, mountains and impressive herb garden. Each bungalow has a private balcony, en-suite facilities and Air Conditioning. The rooms are simply styled, and are all bright and airy. The Sol Bungalows offers a wonderful spot to base yourself whilst exploring the surrounding area.