As well as discovering Cambodia's iconic temples and visiting the capital city of Phnom Penh, this itinerary uncovers its hidden gems, taking you off the beaten track through rural Cambodia in an extended journey through this fascinating country.
Indochina stretches across Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It is a mosaic of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular landscapes, captivating cities and diverse coastlines. Step back in time on a journey through all three of these enchanting countries on a holiday perfect for honeymooners, families and everyone in between.
Stretching from north to south, Indochina’s backbone is Vietnam, separating the rest of Southeast Asia from the Pacific Ocean. From the chaotic and colourful streets of Hanoi to the ancient charm of Hoi An, Vietnam’s cities bookend this compelling country. Elsewhere, the floating markets of the Mekong Delta and limestone karsts of Halong Bay are amongst the country’s highlights and easily accessible from one another.
Lying to the west is Cambodia, a melting pot of majestic temples and idyllic beaches. Visiting the iconic time-etched temples of Angkor at sunrise, relaxing on its sun kissed beaches, discovering its floating villages and learning about its fascinating history sit top of the bill on a Cambodian adventure. Its coastline is a wonderful place to unwind, promising sun, sea and endless swathes of sand- all the right ingredients for a total escape.
Often forgotten on an Indochina itinerary is Laos, a true gem in Southeast Asia, offering unspoilt and authentic experiences in abundance. Its staggering natural beauty is a force to be reckoned with, whilst its pace of life is unapologetically slow. The bustling city of Vientane is a hotch- potch of French colonial charm and colourful Buddhist temples whilst the lush verdant hills surrounding Luang Prabang are a patchwork of green landscapes, saffron robes and gilded wats. Laos is a land of contrasts that awakens and excites the senses.
In Indochina, opulence, cultural treasures, and fascinating peoples abound. After dipping your toes in the splendour of the region, you are guaranteeed to be enticed back, time and time again.