Indochina has some of the most beautiful scenery and spectacular monuments in Southeast Asia. On our holiday you will see such wonders, learn about the history and culture of the region and meet the locals in street markets and in the countryside.
Our journey starts in the beautiful city of Bangkok. We visit the Grand Palace and take a boat ride along the canals of the rural western suburbs. We then fly to Chiang Rai and visit the Golden Triangle, a lush frontier region of hill tribes where the Mekong meets the Ruak River. Crossing into Laos we spend two leisurely days cruising down the Mekong with an overnight stay at Pak Beng before a very scenic journey over mountain passes to Luang Prabang. Whilst here we’ll visit the Royal Palace, drive out to the Kuangsi waterfall and climb Phousi Mount for sunset views of the city.
Leaving the Mekong we travel south by coach to Vang Vieng to relax and wander amongst the rural villages and get a feel for local life. We continue south to Laos’s capital Vientiane, even today maintaining the style of the French colonial days. We then fly south to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, still containing reminders of the Khmer Rouge. We travel by coach through a sea of rice fields to Siem Reap close to Angkor Wat. This huge temple and tomb complex is undoubtedly one of the wonders of the world and covers an area of 60 square kilometres. Built as a Hindu temple in the 12th century, it became the centre of power of the Khmer regime that ruled much of South East Asia. At the height of the power of the Khmer nation Angkor Wat was the site of a city of at least one million people. We have nearly two days to see the wonders of the temples which makes for a spectacular climax to this memorable holiday.
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