The ultimate introduction to Southeast Asia
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 InsideAsia classic cultural journey!
Recommended Classic Cultural Journeys Experiences
Classic Cultural Journeys itineraries
Explore the highlights of Cambodia's ancient and colonial heritage on a short introductory trip to this beautiful and welcoming country.
Explore the highlights of two fascinating and contrasting neighbours on our popular Classic Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary.
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.
Hoi An Historic Hotel (Hoi An)
Perfectly located just a few minutes' walk from Hoi An's Old Quarter, the Hoi An Historic Hotel is a highly popular choice for those wanting to be close to the action. The well equipped hotel has three restaurants, a large central pool, and friendly staff. The rooms are unfussy and pleasantly decorated with white walls and attractive dark wood furnishings. This decor, together with traditional Hoi An lanterns hanging in the trees in the grounds successfully creates an unpretentious and welcoming Oriental theme throughout.
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.
The Alba Spa Hotel (Hue)
The Alba Spa Hotel is a wonderful 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.