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Tour Indochina with Angkor Wat, Ha Long Bay Cruise

One of the many pluses of living in Australia is pretty much all of Asia is on our doorstep. You know, the it’s-only-an-eight-hour-flight doorstep that blows European minds. You also know that us mildrovers who scribble away on this site have a long standing soft spot for Vietnam. This little beauty of a tour from Luxury Escapes gives you not only Vietnam (most of the good bits at that) but also Cambodia, ending with two whole days in Luang Prabang in Laos.

It’s a tour with the confidence to cruise the spectacular Ha Long Bay on only the third day, knowing that it’s the appetizer, not the main course. As Luxury Escapes suggests, step into a world of ancient temples and breathtaking natural beauty on a small-group discovery tour of Southeast Asia (max. 20 travellers).

Hoi An, Vietnam

Glide between limestone giants on an overnight cruise through Ha Long Bay, wander the picturesque streets of Hoi An’s Old Town, then drift down the jungle-fringed waters of the Mekong Delta. In Cambodia, unearth the secrets of Angkor Wat temple and witness the power of nature as it reclaims the walls of mysterious Ta Prohm. Travel with ease thanks to your included internal flights, jetting you off to Laos to participate in Luang Prabang’s dawn alms-giving ceremony.

Taste the uniquely fragrant flavours of Vietnam and Laos with local dining experiences and immersive market visits. Trust in your knowledgeable local guides to bring history to life, then lose yourself in the myriad cultures and stories of this incredible corner of Asia, with plenty of time for unexpected adventures.

A Trio of Highlights:

Ha Long Bay Vietnam -Glide over the misty emerald waters of Ha Long Bay and absorb the bay’s beauty aboard your overnight cruise. Bask in the sun’s embrace, surrounded by striking white limestone karsts, and take a moment’s pause to appreciate the astounding beauty of Vietnam’s most beloved natural wonder.Savour onboard dining with an unbeatable view, watch the starry canvas of the sky as it drifts by, then greet the dawn with tai chi on the sun deck.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia – Unearth the awe-inspiring majesty of Angkor Wat, an architectural masterpiece that stands as a reminder of the grandeur of the Khmer civilisation. As you step into the ancient grounds, be transported back to the regal era of a 12th-century kingdom. Uncover epic tales of Khmer mythology carved into the stone walls throughout the temple, then witness the haunting beauty of Ta Prohm and the smiling stone faces of Bayon Temple.

Luang Prabang, Laos – Uncover the delights of Luang Prabang on your own time or join an optional full-day tour of the city and its scenic surrounds, including the graceful cascade of Kuang Si Waterfall (at additional cost). On this optional adventure, you’ll also pay a visit to Free the Bears’ Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Returning to town, you’ll visit the National Museum, among other historic sites, then conclude with a memorable sunset at Mount Phousi.

Your journey takes you to: Hanoi, Vietnam – Ha Long Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang, Laos.

Prices start from A$2,999 /person, twin room, a saving of up to 34%. For all pricing details and conditions, how to add a three day extension to Bangkok and more Luxury Escapes tempations CLICK HERE or call 1300 670 243

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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