Duration
19 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019 & 2020
Destination
Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodi & Laos)
With this triple-threat Indochina Explorer tour, you really can have your cake and eat it too! Venturing on this tailor-made small group trip in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos will enable you to connect with local people and veer off the beaten track. Join expert tour guides and a maximum of 16 travellers on unique trip highlights such as a tuk tuk ride to Angkor Wat at sunrise, fresh seafood and a tai chi class on an overnight Halong Bay cruise, and a cooking demonstration at Luang Prabang Tamarind Cooking School in Laos.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cross off Indochina ‘must-sees’ such as Angkor complex, Killing Fields memorial, Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise on luxury junk boat
  • All internal transfers and flights included
  • Enjoy benefits of small group of maximum 16 travellers on Indochina Explorer tour

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Small Group guarantee
Group transfers to and from airport
17 nights hotel accommodation & 1 night Halong Bay cruise onboard Indochina Sails
Daily breakfast, 1 brunch, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
6 internal flights within Asia
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (expect cyclo and tuk-tuk touring)
Entrance fees
Tour Leader and local English-speaking guides
Porterage and incidental tipping
Arrival and departure transfers

TRAVEL DATES 
Departure dates in 2019:
  • Jun: 18
  • Jul: 23
  • Aug: 20
  • Sep: 24
  • Nov: 05
  • Dec: 03
Departure dates in 2020:
  • Jan: 07
  • Feb: 04
  • Mar: 03

ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • Day 2: Phnom Penh / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Siem Reap to Saigon (Vietnam) / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta  / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 8: Saigon to Hue / Meals: Breakfasts
  • Day 9: Hue to Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10: Hue to Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11: Hoi An to Halong Bay / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12: Halong Bay to Hanoi / Meals: Brunch
  • Day 13: Hanoi to Vientiane (Laos) / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 14: Hanoi to Vientiane (Laos) / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 15: Vientiane / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 16: Vientiane to Luang Prabang / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 17: Luang Prabang / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 18: Luang Prabang / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 19: Luang Prabang / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • Phnom Penh: Sunway Hotel or similar
  • Siem Reap: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa or similar
  • Saigon: Grand Hotel Saigon or similar
  • Hue: Hotel Saigon Morin or similar
  • Hoi An: Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar
  • Halong Bay: onboard Indochina Sails or similar
  • Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel or similar
  • Vientiane: Lao Orchid or similar
  • Luang Prabang: Sala Prabang or similar

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019 & 2020
  • Advertised price is on 21 May, 18 Jun, 23 Jul, 20 & 24 Sep 19 per person.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • The itinerary may change depending on availability especially for wineries.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Airfare from Australia, visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION
A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.

To book your Indochina Explorer tour, purchase online WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or call us on 1300 404 606
1

Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Cambodia tour briefing. Stay the next two nights at Sunway Hotel (or similar).
2

Phnom Penh

Discover Phnom Penh during a city tour, and visit Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek. In the afternoon, see the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before drinks at the Foreign Correspondent Club.
MEALS:Breakfast
3

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Drive to Tonle Sap Lake and explore the lake by boat. Stay the next two nights at Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa (or similar).
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Siem Reap - Temples of Angkor

Travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat for sunrise. Enter the Angkor Thom complex via the West Gate and spend time at Bayon temple. In the afternoon, explore Banteay Srei temple and Ta Prohm temple. This evening, enjoy a group dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Siem Reap to Saigon (Vietnam)

Fly from Siem Reap to Saigon. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Vietnam tour briefing. Stay the next three nights at Grand Hotel Saigon (or similar).
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

Drive from Saigon to the Cu Chi tunnels. For lunch, enjoy a bowl of Pho at a local restaurant then visit the city’s most impressive sites on a walking tour. This evening, relax with a drink at the iconic rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
7

Saigon - Mekong Delta

Travel to the Mekong Delta and gain an insight into the area’s main local industries. Enjoy a delicious local lunch before returning to Saigon.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
8

Saigon to Hue

Fly to Hue and see the city’s most famous sites. Visit Spiral Foundation, a unique enterprise which employs people with disabilities. Overnight at Hotel Saigon Morin (or similar).
MEALS: Breakfast
9

Hue to Hoi An

Take a scenic drive along Hai Van Pass from Hue to Hoi An and embark on a walking tour. The next day, enjoy a day at leisure. Stay two nights at Hoi An Historic Hotel (or similar).
MEALS: Breakfast
10

Hue to Hoi An

Take a scenic drive along Hai Van Pass from Hue to Hoi An and embark on a walking tour.
MEALS: Breakfast
11

Hoi An to Halong Bay

Drive to Danang then fly to Haiphong before driving to Halong Bay. Board a junk boat, feast on fresh seafood and explore a grotto. Overnight onboard Indochina Sails (or similar).
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
12

Halong Bay to Hanoi

Drive to Danang then fly to Haiphong before driving to Halong Bay. Board a junk boat, feast on fresh seafood and explore a grotto. Overnight onboard Indochina Sails (or similar).
MEALS: Brunch
13-14

Hanoi to Vientiane (Laos)

Discover Hanoi’s sites and enjoy a group dinner. The next day, fly from Hanoi to Vientiane. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Laos tour briefing. Stay two nights at Lao Orchid (or similar)
MEALS: 2 Breakfasts
15

Vientiane

Start your day with a Lao coffee. Discover Vientiane on a full day tour and take part in a Lao ‘baci’ blessing to wish you safe travels.
MEALS: Breakfast
16

Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang. Explore the National Museum and visit Wat Mai temple before enjoying free time. In the evening, take part in a bamboo cooking demonstration. Stay the next three nights at Sala Prabang (or similar).
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
17

Luang Prabang

Sample a bowl of noodle soup for breakfast. Visit Wat Xieng Thong temple and take a boat to Pak Ou Caves. Enjoy a picnic lunch and return to Luang Prabang. In the evening, participate in a game of petanque followed by sunset drinks.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
18-19

Luang Prabang

Rise early to see Buddhist monks collecting alms. Walk through a market before travelling to Kuang Si Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure before a farewell group dinner. On your last day, enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.
MEALS: 2 Breakfasts, Dinner
DESTINATION
This comprehensive journey takes in the history, culture and natural beauty of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In historic Cambodia, uncover the museums and monuments of the capital, Phnom Penh, before witnessing the incredible temples of Angkor. Travel from south to north through Vietnam, which reveals bustling cities, sparkling bays, ancient relics and delectable cuisine. In Laos, experience the Asia of yesteryear with its languid pace and welcoming people.
FLIGHT
  • From Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth, Qantas, Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways are the main airlines flying to Cambodia!
NEED FLIGHTS? We can arrange flights for you! Call us on 1300 404 606

TRANSFER All domestic transfers are included

MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER
  • Vietnam has two main seasons; dry season from November to April, and rainy season from May to October. The dry season also divides into cool and hot seasons. The cool season, which is normally from November to February, is the best time to travel.
  • Cambodia has a very tropical climate. November to April is winter and the best time to travel, as the weather is more comfortable.
  • The dry season in Laos typically runs from October to April, and the wet season from May until September, with the heaviest rainfall generally in August & September, especially in the south. The hottest time of the year in Laos is typically between the months of March and June, when temperatures can climb to 35°C and above.

VISA 
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
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