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 flavours, aromas and incredible variety of Khmer cuisine on a culinary journey through the country from the temples of Siem Reap to its idyllic coast.
From the famous street food stalls and home cooked dinners in Hanoi, to fine dining restaurants and Hue's royal cuisine, feast your way through Vietnam as we take you on a 14 day culinary exploration of Vietnam. Discover the traditional (and not so traditional) gastronomy of this historical nation, uncovering the secrets, flavours and origins of street food dishes and fine dining, and just about everything in between.
Classic Cultural Journeys accommodation across Indochina
Little Hoi An Central Boutique & Spa (Hoi An)
Perfectly located the Little Hoi An Central Boutique with its friendly staff and atmosphere is a great choice for discovering Hoi An.
Little Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in a quiet area on the edge of Hoi An old town, just a 10 minute walk from the Japanese Covered Bridge. Housed in a colonial-style building this hotel is modern and comfortable with notable traditional oriental designs and touches adding a homely feel. The spacious rooms, many with baloneys, large outdoor pool and friendly staff will make your stay as relaxing as possible. Guests can make use of the hotels free bicycles and bus shuttle service to their own stretch of private beach, just four kilometres away.
La Residence Hotel & Spa (Hue)
The elegant, art-deco La Residence, is widely considered the finest accommodation in the historic city of Hue. Originally constructed in 1930 as the official residence of the French regional governor, the property has been thoughtfully extended in recent years and transformed into a sophisticated but relaxed luxury hotel on the banks of the Perfume River. The grounds are tastefully landscaped around an attractive pool; the lobby and public spaces decorated in dark wood and Imperial purple (including a claret-beize pool table in the lounge) with elegant art-deco touches. Rooms are well-appointed, spacious and comfortable with their own private balconies.
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.
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.
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.