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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sofitel Saigon Plaza (Ho Chi Minh City)
A luxurious and contemporary base for exploration in this modern city
The Sofitel Plaza is a wonderful, modern 5* hotel in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City on the historical Le Duan Boulevard and close to all the key sights including the Botanical Gardens and History Museum. The hotel has a huge range of facilities including a rooftop swimming pool, spa and numerous restaurants.