Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Family Journey

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Small Group Tour
Ride your Laotian elephant into the Mekong for its daily bath. Kayak from your private junk to the awesome caves of Vietnam’s Halong Bay. Taste dragon fruit…climb down into an underground tunnel complex…climb on a temple at Angkor Wat. The list of family activities on Classic Journey's exploration of Indochina is a mile long—and a fine way to widen your horiz...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Biking past rice paddies on the Mekong Delta
    • Getting a personal mahout lesson on an elephant
    • Visiting a floating village in Halong Bay

What's this trip about?

    Ride your Laotian elephant into the Mekong for its daily bath. Kayak from your private junk to the awesome caves of Vietnam’s Halong Bay. Taste dragon fruit…climb down into an underground tunnel complex…climb on a temple at Angkor Wat. The list of family activities on Classic Journey's exploration of Indochina is a mile long—and a fine way to widen your horizons. Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are totally ideal for multi-generational family travel. It’s absorbing, unexpected, full of sights and experiences that none of you have ever had before. Best of all, local guides and a vast support team make your travels utterly effortless. So you can concentrate on enjoying each other and making amazing travel memories. And did we mention the leisurely stays at hotels that regularly show up on all kinds of “world’s best” lists? Whether you’re chatting with a rice farmer, napping on the white sand of China Beach or lunching on a fragrant bowl of pho, this is a family vacation none of you will ever forget.

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Details

Itinerary focusActive and Outdoor Sports
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CitySaigon, Vietnam
End CitySiem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Family Friendly
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Transformative
  • Sailing

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Attractions

  • Angkor Wat
  • Da Nang
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hanoi
  • Luang Prabang
  • Saigon
  • Siem Reap

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Kayaking
  • Kid-friendly activities
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • River cruise
  • Ruins & Archaeology

Trip includes

    • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
    • Support vehicle(s)
    • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
    • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
    • Trip literature
    • All land transportation during the trip
    • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners

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Itinerary

DAY 1 - SAIGON
Your family vacation to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia begins in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) with a bike-powered rickshaw tour, including the Presidential Palace. For cool contrasts, local guide Mai will take you to lunch in an awesome French villa, then down into the Cu Chi Tunnels where thousands of Viet Cong lived during the war. Your hotel (1 night) is considered one of the best in the world!

DAYS 2-3 - DANANG
Heading out into the countryside, see rows of farmers tending rice paddies. After a long-tail boat ride on the Mekong River, hop onto bikes for an easy, guided ride into the delta to visit a fish farm and a dragon fruit orchard. A late-day flight lands you at the spectac...
DAYS 4-5 - HANOI
In Hanoi, stay at the city’s most elegant hotel which also happens to have a great pool area (2 nights) and spend your days exploring colorful pagodas, meeting the students at a tiny village school, and catching a water puppetry performance. While the kids head of with their own guide, adults enjoy dinner at the legendary Press Club.

DAY 6 - HALONG BAY
Halong Bay is called the 8th Wonder of the World. You’ll agree when we board our luxury junk for an overnight cruise through the spectacular islands to visit a floating village, go sea kayaking, and get a lesson in Vietnamese cooking. Next morning, there’s time to explore a cave or loll on deck before our flight to Laos.

DAYS 7-8 - LUANG PRABANG
In Luang Prabang (2 nights), you’ll join guide Toubee to see the town’s great night market. Early the next day, he’ll be sure you see the silent daily ritual of barefoot monks walking the streets to collect alms. You’ll also get to try your hand as a mahout—an elephant trainer—on a visit to 2,000-acre sanctuary, followed by a longtail boat ride back to our hotel.

DAYS 9-10 - SIEM REAP
For the grande finale, make the short hop to Siem Reap in Cambodia (1 night). You’ll pay multiple visits to the amazing temples at Angkor. Your new friend Roath leads the way on guided visits with chances to see how different these archeological wonders look at sunset an...

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Price From $4,895
Price per day$490
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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What's excluded

    • This trip includes internal flights, which are priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flights is approximately $895 per person.

Accommodation

,Park Hyatt Saigon Consistently named one of Asia's top hotels, this grand 5-star property is renowned for its sophistication, elegance and incredibly gracious service. It's a truly remarkable retreat right at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City's bustle. Furama Resort Danang Ranked as Vietnam's #1 resort and among the best resorts in Asia, this idyllic retreat is in a stunning location on the palm-fringed China Beach. Beautifully appointed rooms, all with a private terrace, overlook the garden and the swimming lagoon. Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi's most legendary 5-star hotel, the Metropole, is in the French Quarter. It's a study in sophisticated design and extreme comfort, with its superb service, tropical gardens and outdoor pool. It is consistently ranked one of Asia's best hotels. Dragon Legend Cruise Each of the 24 spacious, wood-paneled cabins have been luxuriousy designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. The restaurants and bars are perfect for lounging. There is a mineral seawater pool, along with fitness and spa facilities. Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel The former residence of Laos' Prince Souvanna Phouma in the 1960s and 70s, this hotel has been renovated in a manner that combines the contemporary with colonial and traditional Lao influences. Amenities include a celebrated Angsana Spa. Raffles Grand D'angkor Rated as one of the world’s best places to stay, the Raffles Grand has been synonymous with Angkor Wat for 75 years. Guest rooms are appointed with Cambodian art and art deco furnishings. The state-of-the-art spa includes a 35-meter lap pool.
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