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
Scenic splendour, dramatic remnants of ancient empires and thriving modern cultures await on our exploration of the highlights of Laos and Cambodia
Immerse yourself in Cambodian culture by taking a trip through the Kingdom of Wonder whilst enjoying some unique cultural experiences along the way.
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.
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.
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.
Nhat Ha 3 Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City)
The Nhat Ha 3 Hotel opened in 2012 and is perfectly situated in Saigon's bustling city centre. Within five minutes walk of both the riverside and the Opera House, the hotel is located alongside the main shopping malls and international hotels. The smart interiors, pleasant and helpfulstaff, and bright, unfussy rooms make this an ideal choice for visitors to Vietnam's most exciting city. The streets around the hotel boast a huge range of fabulous restaurants to choose from.