Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat - A Luxury Small Group Journey

Join this breathtaking journey to four of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing destinations, each with their own world class attractions, varying from the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay to the extraordinary ancient temples of Angkor

Journey Overview

Join this breathtaking journey to four of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing destinations, each with their own world class attractions. Admire the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay and its extraordinary limestone pinnacles, the tree-lined boulevards and colonial villas of Hanoi and vibrant Saigon. Marvel at the extraordinary ancient temples of Angkor and the sleepy pace of Luang Prabang. The adventure culminates in buzzing Bangkok where you’ll soak up the river views at your landmark hotel. At every turn you’ll enjoy the fresh flavours of the subtly spiced local cuisine and be warmly welcomed by some of the most friendly folk on the planet.

Journey Highlights

  • Spend two days exploring the stunning ruins of Angkor with your expert local guide, including visits to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Discover a tranquil corner of Halong Bay, gliding among its limestone islands, savouring a Chef’s Table experience, and watching sunset and sunrise, on a relaxing overnight cruise
  • Step back in time as you explore tranquil Luang Prabang and its many temples
  • Enjoy expedited customs and immigration formalities upon arrival in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Bangkok
  • Delve into Vietnam’s recent history, descending into the Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City
  • Experience the vibrancy and colour of café culture in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and transfer to your iconic colonial-style hotel.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi | Asian Grace & Pace

Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house, a simple structure that served as home to the revolutionary guerrilla leader. Continue to the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, dating back to the first independent Vietnamese empire. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”, where American prisoners of war were once incarcerated. Ride like a local by cyclo through the city’s Old Quarter. This evening, gather with your fellow guests for a welcome dinner.  
B L D | Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Day 3: Halong Bay | Cruising Among the Karsts

Travel to Hai Phong, where you board ‘Orchid’ for a cruise of picturesque Ha Long Bay. Relax on deck as ‘Orchid’ snakes her way past the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan, their striking karsts (limestone formations) rising dramatically from the emerald waters. On a course less frequented by other cruises, wind past Thoi Quyt and Coc Ngoi islets. Disembark on Cat Ba Island and travel overland through a stunning karst landscape cloaked in verdant forests on your way to Trung Trang Cave. Admire the cave’s intricate features, formed over millennia. Back aboard ‘Orchid,’ cruise to Lan Ha Bay, a quiet corner of greater Ha Long Bay, where you view the sunset framed against the Gulf of Tonkin shoreline. Later, join a Chef’s Table demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine, followed by dinner aboard.
B L D | Orchid

Day 4: Halong Bay | Sunrise Tai Chi

Greet the day on deck with sunrise tai chi overlooking the bay. Set out for an early morning kayak excursion among the towering limestone pinnacles. Return for brunch on board as ‘Orchid’ sails home to port in Hai Phong. Back on terra firma, enjoy an orientation tour of this important port city, proceed to Hang Keng Temple and enjoy a water puppet show. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, where you settle in at your hotel.
B L | InterContinental Saigon Hotel 

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City | Vibrant, Evocative Saigon

Recently experiencing a resurgence of art and culture, Ho Chi Minh City is a lively, evocative hub of activity. Today, view examples of the city’s colonial legacy, including the Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office, and stop for photos at the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Saigon Opera House. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the War Remnants Museum, to discover photographs from Bunyo Ishikawa, a Vietnam War photojournalist. Then, get a feel for present-day Vietnamese life as you stroll through Ben Thanh Market. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for dinner at a local culinary hot spot.  
B L D | InterContinental Saigon Hotel

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City | Into the Cu Chi Tunnels

Travel into the countryside to explore the expansive Cu Chi Tunnel network. On arrival, talk with a former Vietcong soldier and, if you like, crawl through the small tunnels once traversed by Vietcong guerrillas. After lunch, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. 
B L | InterContinental Saigon Hotel

Day 7: Siem Reap, Cambodia | Ruins of Angkor Thom

Fly to Siem Reap, the town nearest to Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival. Then, begin your exploration of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer kingdom, with a visit to the Bayon Temple, with its 172 large-scale faces bearing beguiling smiles, representing gods, goddesses and other beings from classical poems and mythology. Check in to your hotel before gathering for dinner at a local restaurant.  
B L D | Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor

Day 8: Siem Reap | Sunrise Over Angkor Wat

Rise early this morning to experience the incomparable serenity and inspiration of watching the sun rise over mystical Angkor Wat. Return to your hotel for breakfast and a morning at leisure. Later this afternoon, discover the stunning ruins of Ta Prohm, where the roots of great trees seem to have spilled over the roof of this iconic stone temple. Enjoy a scenic sundowner on a gondola while floating on the Angkor Thom moat. 
B | Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor

Day 9: Siem Reap | Hidden Temples & Treasures

Today, explore a less-visited temple — the 10th century pink sandstone Banteay Srei, known as the “Citadel of Women.” Learn about the essential work of the Cambodia Clean Water Project, an A&K Philanthropy project that builds pumping wells in rural communities throughout the country. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Angkor National Museum, home to golden-era Khmer kingdom artifacts. Then, bid farewell to Cambodia as you fly to Luang Prabang, Laos. 
B L | Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Day 10: Luang Prabang, Laos | Insights into the Old Ways

Step back in time for a day. This morning, join in a village baci ceremony, and then proceed to Wat Xieng Thong, a Buddhist Temple noted for its “Tree of Life” wall mosaic. After lunch at a local restaurant, stop at the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, which is devoted to protecting the ethnic diversity of Laos. In the evening, enjoy a stroll through the vibrant night market before continuing to a top local restaurant for dinner. 
B L D | Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Day 11: Luang Prabang | National Museum & Silk Weaving

Rise very early to witness the solemn procession of local monks in their saffron robes and offer them alms before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Next, visit the National Museum, once a royal palace, before continuing to a local restaurant for lunch. Visit a silk weaving centre and then fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s vibrant capital.  
B L | The Peninsula Bangkok

Day 12: Bangkok, Thailand | Along the Chao Phraya River

Visit the sprawling Grand Palace. Explore the historic Siamese court, home to Thailand’s most important shrine, the green-jade Emerald Buddha. Discover Wat Pho temple, with its massive, gilded Reclining Buddha, and then enjoy a splendid view of Wat Arun from the deck of a boat, on a Chao Phraya River cruise. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner. 
B D | The Peninsula Bangkok

Day 13: Depart Bangkok

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward flight arrangements. 
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 9:00 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 12.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Please note: October - December 2019 departures may operate on a slightly different itinerary on days 7-8. Please contact A&K for details.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi, Halong Bay

 Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat - A Luxury Small Group Journey

The beautiful French-colonial style Sofitel Metropole is located in the heart of Hanoi just a short walk from the vibrant Old Quarter. So ... Read more

Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor, Siem Reap

 Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat - A Luxury Small Group Journey

An intimate Belmond hotel on the banks of Siem Reap's tree-lined river, La Résidence d'Angkor is built in natural woods in traditional Kh ... Read more

The Peninsula Bangkok

 Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat - A Luxury Small Group Journey

Commanding stunning views of the Chao Phraya River, The Peninsula Bangkok combines traditional Thai service with Peninsula perfection to ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019
Price AU$10,260pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) AU$1,940 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Price AU$12,200pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Nov 14, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019
Price AU$10,260pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) AU$1,940 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Price AU$12,200pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
Price AU$10,260pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) AU$1,940 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Price AU$12,200pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019
Price AU$10,260pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) AU$1,940 Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Price AU$12,200pp Single Supplement AU$3,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Dec 15, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
Price AU$13,535pp Single Supplement AU$4,795 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.

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