Explore the breathtaking Royal Grand Palace, the legendary Emerald Buddha, and vibrant Chinatown. Other highlights of our time here include cruising the Thoburi klongs (canals), the stunning Temple of Dawn, and the magnificent Royal Barges.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Your senses will explode as we visit amazing handcraft markets, the famous night bazaar, ancient temples, iconic shrines, the engaging Elephant Conservation Center, and – a true highlight of this journey – take an unforgettable jungle adventure, riding elephants to visit exotic hill tribes.
Luang Prabang, Laos
Chanting monks, colorful markets, an early morning Mekong cruise, the famous caves of Pak Ou, a sample of Lao liquor (rice wine), a visit to the solid gold Buddha, and a traditional Baci ceremony give us a perfect view of this UNESCO World Heritage city.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
After visiting the Wat Visoun stupa, we fly to Siem Reap and one of the world’s most famous sites, Angkor Wat. We’ll also visit ancient Angkor Thom and the eerie jungleclad temple of Ta Prohm.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
In this city of contrasts, we visit the site of Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and Genocide Museum. Then we’ll experience the revitalization of this ancient culture in the splendid Royal Palace and stunning Silver Pagoda, as well as the Musee des Beaux Arts.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
An orientation tour welcomes us to the pulse of Vietnam. A visit to the renown Cu Chi Tunnels takes us into the world of Vietnam’s resistance. Returning to the city, we’ll explore beautiful architectural landmarks.
An afternoon visit to the Reunification Palace includes the former president’s office and the extensive underground communications bunker.
Da Dang, Vietnam
We visit the extensive Cham Museum and enjoy a stunning drive over the Hai Van Pass, then travel to beautiful Hoi An. Enjoy a ride in a three-wheeled bicycle taxi through its narrow cobblestone streets before a cruise on the Thu Bon River.
Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Today, we travel to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our overnight cruise aboard a traditional Chinese-style junk showcases the bay’s natural beauty and unique karst geology.
We return to Hanoi where we will visit the Temple of Literature, the Fine Arts Museum, and experience a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. As we explore Hanoi, we will see the serene One Pillar Pagoda before visiting Hoa Lo Prison, the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.”
Hanoi, Vietnam & Depart for Home
Depart on a morning flight to your home or on to next destination.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Set in the heart of Bangkok, Shangri-La is within walking distance of shining malls, charming boutiques and open-air markets. Spend your days visiting the Grand Palace and marvelling at its magnificent architecture and designs, breathing in the aroma of street food as tuk tuks zoom around you. Back at Shangri-La, indulge in the award-winning CHI, The Spa, and treat your taste buds to the culinary delights of the hotel's Salathip Restaurant, or one of the other 6 dining outlets and 3 bars on site. Shangri-La Hotel is proud to feature luxurious rooms with Thai-inspired décor, high ceilings, chandeliers and spacious balconies. All accommodations have river or city views, and dazzle with silk and teak furnishings. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Throughout the resort, an atmosphere of culture and calm, with the display of beautiful artifacts from our private collection amidst the welcome shroud of lush tropical greenery. The design of each suite is a visual journey through the history of the Lanna region, from the glory of northern Thailand to the influences of neighboring Myanmar, China and Laos and the introduction of colonial architecture. Each Colonial Suite has a living room decorated in style featuring beautifully tiled floors, glass chandeliers and Victorian lantern desk lamps. The large bathrooms have a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Floor to ceiling terrace doors lead through to a verandah overlooking a lake and gardens. The soft whirr of ceiling fans and fine sheers keep the room cool. Amenities include TV with DVD player and an extensive DVD library, CD player and CD library, minibar, in-room safe, hair dryer and fresh fruit and flowers daily. A 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Platinum Circle & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang
Positioned atop a hill, gazing across the sacred mountains, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is an unforgettable place to stay. Its calm, tranquil ambience echoes that of the sleepy World Heritage town of Luang Prabang—former royal capital of Laos—spread out below. Designed in a traditional style, this intimate hotel is gemmed with teak, silk and fresh cotton accents. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
La Residence d'Angkor, Siem Reap
La Résidence d’Angkor is in Siem Reap’s city center, on the banks of the river. It is a sanctuary for weary travelers returning from their adventures. All of the area’s historical sites are easily accessible from the hotel. The Angkor Wat Temples are a short 15-minute drive away and the town is within walking distance. Upon exiting the hotel, a bridge across the street invites you to discover the Psa Chas Market and the many attractions that are an easy picturesque stroll from the hotel. Within the hotel, guests can enjoy dining on royal Khmer cuisine or refined international dishes while magical performances delight and enthrall. A 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel with those rare attributes of history and style. It was first established in 1929 and the grand historic hotel fulfills all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel with its facilities and amenities, but imparts an old-world charm. The Amrita Spa offers the latest state-of-the-art exercise equipment and also includes a sauna, jacuzzi, steam, body and skin treatments. You will have a choice of five distinctive restaurants and bars ranging from traditional French and Khmer cuisine to a traditional French café and the Writers Bar. Other hotels services include a business center, lap pool and family swimming pool and landscaped gardens. Your Landmark Room, located in the Main Building, is decorated with memorabilia and artifacts with Cambodian and art deco themes. Your luxurious air-conditioned room amenities include international direct dial telephone, in-room safe, minibar, satellite TV and hair dryer.
Sofitel Saigon Plaza, Ho Chi Minh City
The hotel is located in the city center, in the heart of the business district and close to Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace. Its features include a swimming pool, a fitness center, massage rooms and a business center. There are two restaurants offering international, French and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as two relaxing bars. The 286 elegant rooms and suites are modern, with stunning views of the city or the Saigon River. Room facilities include a minibar, in-room safe, free coffee/tea making facilities, international TV channels, a flat-screen TV, and a hairdryer in the marble bathroom.
Furama Resort Da Nang, Da Nang
Renowned for its pristine beaches and clear blue ocean waters, this deluxe international resort has a prime beachfront location overlooking Da Nang's China Beach. French colonial-style blends charmingly with the traditional. The formal and al fresco restaurants and bars serve a rich variety of authentic Asian and international cuisines. There is a whole range of sports activities including the Fantasy Island swimming lagoon, every type of water sport, tennis courts, beach volleyball and a golf driving range. Scuba diving excursions can be arranged at the hotel. Your air conditioned room amenities include a walk-in closet, separate sitting area, direct-dial phones cable/satellite TV, minibar, complimentary high-speed Internet access, coffee/tea maker and a marble bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and a bathroom scale.
Bhaya Classic IV, Ha Long Bay
Built in oriental style with contemporary luxury, Bhaya Cruises established new standards of luxury cruising in Vietnam when Bhaya Classic I entered service in summer 2007. The latest in this line is Bhaya Classic IV, which offers 15 luxury Cabins and Suites accommodating a maximum 30 passengers. Each room is furnished and equipped as any 5-star hotel would be, with luxurious pillows, cotton-border blankets, air conditioning, a private bathrooms, and private windows with panoramic views. In addition, the ship's dining room, sundeck, boutique library, massage and spa area make this vessel an exquisite accommodation for any guest.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, Hanoi
This award-winning French colonial-style building has stood proudly in the heart of Hanoi since 1901. Located near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House, the hotel has a rich history and a century-long tradition of welcoming ambassadors, writers and heads of state. Your room offers the finest facilities befitting its European heritage. Enjoy French cuisine at the elegant "Le Beaulieu" restaurant and refined Vietnamese specialties at the "Spices Garden" terrace. There are three relaxing bars, a fitness center, Jacuzzi, massage, and outdoor pool and sauna. Your air-conditioned Classic Deluxe room features an in-room safe, minibar, satellite TV, internet access and a bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower, plus a hair dryer. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel