There are few regions in the world that can claim as rich a cultural and historic past as Indochina; the countries of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia are home to some of the oldest temples in existence, the site of great humanitarian tragedy, and also spectacularly beautiful. This tour allows you to visit all of them over a period of 14 days, taking in the most special and unique sights that each one has to offer.
Starting in Laos, journey along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves, illuminated by thousands of golden Buddha statues and, staying in the cultural heart of the country, Luang Prabang, you will get to see three of the nation's finest temples before heading onwards to Laos' capital, Vientiane. Far from the bustling metropolises that have come of other Asian capitals, Vientiane is as charming today as it ever has been.
Leave the sleepy pace of Laos behind with a flight to Hanoi, Vietnam's bustling capital. Spend a day venturing through the city, taking in museums, markets and other colorful sights. Continue southwards to the cultural heart of the country, Hoi An and Hue. Filled with ancient temples and historic monuments, you will experience a land unchanged by time.
Next, take in Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, where past meets modernity in this bustling neo-colonial city, before heading back out on the Mekong Delta to explore the surrounding floating markets and islands.
Finally reaching Cambodia, experience the breathtaking splendor of the Angkor Complex, home to the ancient Khmer temples. From the preserved majesty of Angkor Wat to Ta Phrom's rustic charm, the centuries-old religious monuments attract an abundance of tourists to the region every year thanks to their awe-inspiring beauty.
Before departing Cambodia, travel to the great lake of Tonle Sap and visit the region's finest artisans at work. The perfect place to stock up on souvenirs before your journey home.