Your Holiday Itinerary - Kingdoms of Southeast Asia

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Tour Begins

Journey to a region rich in culture and history, taking in three extraordinary countries: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Your tour opens in historic Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. For centuries, the city has been the commercial hub of the region, creating a cultural melting pot.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This morning, head to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze of underground passageways used as hideouts by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the city’s colonial landmarks on a city tour. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City

Today, explore the famous Mekong Delta, rich with natural and cultural wonders, during a cruise along this bustling river. Be introduced to daily life during a visit to a home where coconut candy and rice paste are made. Enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine in a lush tropical garden. Visit a local residence to learn about their traditional way of life. Later, enjoy a visit to Cao Dai Temple and explore the region’s rich architectural style.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap, Cambodia

Fly to Cambodia and the village of Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap

Explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building and the symbol of Cambodia. Remain until evening for an opportunity to see a spectacular sunset over the monuments.

Day 6: Siem Reap

Set out to see three impressive Hindu temples: the towering 11th-century pyramid-shaped Temple of Shiva, Banteay Srei Temple, and the well-preserved Banteay Samre Temple. This afternoon, spend time at a local monastery and participate in a private blessing ceremony.

Day 7: Siem Reap - Luang Prabang, Laos

Your day begins at the JWOC Community Center* where you’ll meet local school children. Then we fly to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos.

Day 8: Luang Prabang

Today visit two of the most remarkable temples, Wat Sen or “Temple of 100,000 Treasures,” and Wat Visun, the city’s oldest and most beautiful. Continue through the countryside to the stunning Kuang Si waterfalls then return to town and immerse yourself in the Night Market.

Day 9: Luang Prabang

Board a traditional riverboat for a cruise down the Mekong River and make stops at the Wat Xieng Thong temple and the small villages of Ban Xieng Maen and Ban Chan. The next stop is at Pak Ou Caves, home to hundreds of Buddha’s.

Day 10: Luang Prabang - Hanoi, Vietnam

Wake before dawn and participate in the offering of alms to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Fly to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. From Ancient Chinese to French Colonial, this diverse city blends many cultures. It is truly a place where the old meets the new.

Day 11: Hanoi

Begin your day in Ba Dinh Square. Take in the well preserved traditional architecture at the Temple of Literature, then enjoy lunch before setting out on a cyclo tour of Hanoi and end the day with a traditional water puppet performance.

Day 12: Hanoi

Venture to the countryside to Ky Son Village and embark on either a stroll or bike ride through the village. Learn about local culinary traditions during a cooking demonstration with a local chef before a lunch highlighting regional cuisine.Next, head to Duong Lam village for a tour visiting the main sights.

Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Journey to Halong Bay for your overnight cruise on a luxury junk boat. Travel through the rice paddy fields and stop in some of the villages. Enjoy a lunchtime seafood feast onboard followed by a swim in the crystal clear waters of the bay.

Day 14: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Enjoy cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay back to the harbour. Then we return to Hanoi to board a flight to Hue, the Imperial capital city.

Day 15: Hue - Hoi An

Travel to the shores of the Perfume River and embark on a cruise that reveals Hue’s Imperial past. First we make a stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest and most remarkable religious buildings in the country. Then it’s on to the sprawling Imperial Citadel that originally encompassed 148 buildings. After your cruise, continue through the countryside via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass on our way to Hoi An. En route, pause to see the quaint Lang Co fishing village. Arrive in Hoi An, an ancient merchant trading port and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 16: Hoi An

Learn about the local cuisine at today’s cooking class. Begin with a visit to a local market to interact with vendors and learn about traditional ingredients. Learn how each of the vegetables and herbs are used to create everyday Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy lunch after your class. Then, visit one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshops and try your hand at lantern making. These colourful handmade creations are a part of the culture of the city and symbolize luck, happiness and wealth to the residents. Set out on a walking tour of this well-preserved town. Feel like you have stepped into the past as you stroll by the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, the ancient merchant house, and a 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Later, enjoy a peaceful boat trip along the Thu Bon River before time at leisure to explore the old town.

Day 17: Hoi An

Catch a glimpse into the Champa Kingdom at the remarkable ruins of My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated in a remote jungle valley. This once thriving epicentre of religion and politics dates back to the 4th century and has more than 20 well-preserved monuments to explore. Then it’s off to Tra Que Herb Village, a small farming community. En route, stop to see 17th-century Japanese tombs, the only ones of their kind outside of Japan. Arrive in town and observe the local farmers tending to their crops and sample some local delicacies. Relax as you soak your feet in an herbal bath before returning to Hoi An. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 18: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon. Tonight, toast to the end of a remarkable trip while savouring your farewell dinner.

Day 19: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Your tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City.

Departure Dates 2018/19 Kingdoms of Southeast Asia (19 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £2774

Travel 55 discount price from £2580

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 9, 16, 23, 30 - 2018

June 12

November 13, 27

February 6, 13, 20, 27

July 10

January 15 - 2019

March 6, 20, 27

August 7, 28

February 19, 26

April 3, 17

September 4, 11, 18, 25

March 5, 19, 26

May 8, 15

October 2, 23

April 9, 16

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used. • It is recommended that you bring an overnight bag (rather than your large luggage) on the
overnight Halong Bay cruise. • Due to flight schedules, a pre and/or post night stay may be required in some gateway cities (at an additional cost). Please
enquire at time of reservation. • Visas required.


Kingdoms of Southeast Asia

19 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £2580

This 19 day tour of Indochina takes in the sights, culture and tastes of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. One of the most breath taking sights you can experience is to see the temples of Angkor Wat Cambodia at sunset. Vietnam is a country of outstanding natural beauty, the people of Vietnam are gentle, smiling and welcoming to visitors. Laos very old world charm, with stunning scenery a landscape dominated by mountains, rainforest and the mighty Mekong River, Laos is one of the hidden treasures of Indochina. 

This exciting 19 day tour to Indochina comes with a 7% discount saving. To book this exciting holiday call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - Three Kingdoms of Indochina

  • Explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Journey to the famous Pak Ou Caves
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese cuisine cooking class
  • Overnight on a luxury junk boat at Halong Bay
  • Explore Ky Son Village either on foot or by bike.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 36 meals (18 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches & 10 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: New World Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. Royal Angkor, Siem Reap. The Sanctuary Hotel, Luang Prabang. The Movenpick Hotel, Hanoi. Bhaya Classic, Halong Bay. Pilgrimage Village, Hue. Almanity Hoi An Hotel, Hoi An.

PLUS:

  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, junk boat, cyclo, boat trips and internal flights.
  • GROUP SIZE: Max. 24
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £3,444

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will find the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Conditions may apply, call for details.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Explore famous Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building.
  • Cruise overnight on a luxury junk boat in Halong Bay.
  • Get acquainted with Ho Chi Minh City’s colonial landmarks on a city tour.
  • Board a tuk tuk and travel to the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom.
  • Visit Luang Prabang’s most remarkable temple, Wat Xieng Thong.
  • Discover Hue’s Imperial past on a tour highlighting its Imperial Citadel.
  • Behold the haunting Imperial tomb of Emperor Tu Duc.

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