Vietnam Cambodia and Laos
Visa: Yes prior to travel.
Timezone: +7 hours
When to go
April, May, July, August and October
November to February in the Southern regionsEnquire now
Hoh Chi Minh, formely Saigonis Vietnams largest city. The sometimes chaotic streets, are abound with cars, mopeds and bikes. Why not join the mele’ and jump on a traditional cyclo to explore this fascinating city. Visit traditional temples and markets, take a boat along the river or visit the museums and get an insight into this countries varied history. Not far from the city are the famous Chu Chi tunnels, used by the Vietcong in the war.
The Mekong Delta is a fascinating region, where daily life is spent on or around the vast waterways, that make up this region. Visit the floating markets and villages and experience this unique and fascinating way of life.
Hanoi is the capital of the country and still retains a lot of traditional charm. Set on the Red River this is said to be one of the prettiest cities in Asia. The old town is compact and is easily explored on foot. A few hours drive from Hanoi is Vietnam’s most photographed region and one of the most stunning places in the World. Halong Bay looks like a set from a fantasy film, with huge limestone pillars shooting out of the crystaline waters of the bay to create a magical natural wonder. Northern Vietnam offers some great trekking opportunities through lush mountains to remote hilltribe villages. This region is also home to some beautiful national parks and lakes.
Any trip to Cambodia must include a visit to Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. This huge ancient temple complex, set amidst thick jungle is a truly awe inspiring sight. A traditional way of life is still important in Cambodia and the country retains a lot of its traditional ways and hasnt been affected by modernisation and development. The same can be said for Laos, where the atmosphere is very laid back and the way of life set at a much slower rate than neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam. Most visitors will want to visit Luang Prabang, designated a Unesco World heritage site, where gleaming temples and crumbling French mansions welcome visitors to this quiet and tranquil city. More adventurous travellers should visit Vang Vien, a backpackers paradise, famous for its river ‘tubing’ adventures.
Laos – Vientiane and Luang Prabang (Unesco World heritage town)
Map of Vietnam