Hanoi & Halong Bay
Hanoi is Vietnams’ capital and an elegant city, with French colonial buildings, the bustling Old Quarter and tree-lined boulevards that show off its recent colonial past. Hanoi is Vietnams’ cultural capital and steeped in history both ancient and more recent. Its a compact city and easy to explore on foot. Take a look around the narrow streets of the Old quarter. Visit the magnificent Imperial Citadel and the beautiful Perfume Pagoda. Stay in a boutique style hotel in the heart of the old historical centre.
Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Halong bay is one of the true wonders of the natural World. A mystical seascape where towering limestone pillars rise majestically out of the emerald waters. This UNESCO World heritage site is made up of over 1600 islands over an area of 1500 square kilometres. The best way to experience this stunning place is by boat. This trip includes an overnight cruise on a converted traditional wooden junk that takes you across this magical seascape in comfort. Your overnight cruise is on a beautifully restored luxury Junk boat with ocean view rooms and suites.
One of the most famous and recognizable temples in Asia. (You may remember it from the movie Lara Croft). Another Unesco World Heritage site Angkor Wat is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. The buildings are well preserved and contain the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire. A full day guided tour of the vast site is included in the price of your holiday. On your free day you may want to hire a bike or explore the sights of Siam Reap. Stay in a superior grade hotel in a convenient location for both Siam Reap and Angkor Wat.
Northern Thailand Mountains and hilltribes
The mountains in Northern Thailand are home to numerous indigenous tribes. Enjoy a three day trek through lush jungles and along high mountain paths to remote villages. Meet friendly, colourful hilltribes and even stay as a guest of a hilltribe family. Wake up above the clouds to a view of rustic villages, mountain peaks and lush valleys. Stay in a four star hotel in the heart of the city steps from the famous night market. On the trek you will stay as a guest of a hilltribe village family for one night and spend a second night in a local mountain lodge.
Phuket tropical beach
Take a break from sightseeing and spend a few lazy days on a stunning tropical beach. Take a dip in the warm, calm ocean or enjoy a cocktail by the pool. If you want you can hire a car and explore this beautiful island. Visit rubber or coconut plantations, ride and elephant or take a boat trip out to one of the tropical paradise islands nearby. James Bond fans will want to take a trip to Phang Nga island, made famous as Scaramanga’s hideout in ‘The man with the golden gun’. Spend 5 nights in a four star hotel on one of Phuket's famous white sand beaches.
Bangkok & Floating Market/Bridge over River Kwai
Bangkok is a sprawling metopolis and a city of contrasts. There is something going on wherever you look at all times of the day. Gleaming skyscrapers sit side by side with bustling markets, gold roofed palaces and serene temples. Every visitor must try out the delicious street food that is found on every corner. A fun way to see the city is by noisy Tuk Tuk or ride down the river on a longtail boat. Shopaholics will love Bangkok’s numerous markets and luxury malls. Stay in a five star hotel in the heart of the action close to the shopping and entertainment areas. Leave the hustle and bustle of Bangkok behind to experience two of Thailand’s most interesting and historic sites. First head to the Floating Market of Damern Saduak and where local vendors peddle their merchandise from their boats. This was another iconic location used for the James Bond movie ‘The man with the golden gun’. After exploroing the market you will move on to the world renowned bridge on the River Kwai. Built during World War II by prisoners of war and immortalized by Pierrre Boulle’s novel and David Lean’s film. Here you will visit the moving cemetery of Allied soldiers, home to 9,000 graves of prisoners of war who died whilst building the bridge. Stay – We have upgraded you to 5star in Bangkok where you will stay for three nights at the luxurious Aetas Lumpini. This fabulous hotel has great facilities and service in a central location.
Holiday DetailsThis 18 night holiday includes international flights from the UK on Malaysian Airlines or Cathay Pacific, all Internal flights, hotels and airport transfers. Accommodation in four and five star hotels with breakfast. Tours included – Halong Bay cruise, Angkor Wat private guided tour, 3 day hilltribe trek, full day floating market and river Kwai tour. All with transport, guides and meals. Prices starting at £1929 per person All the holidays on the website are fully flexible so you can extend or reduce the number of nights, choose your dates and change hotels to suit your exact needs.
There are plenty of flight options to the Far East. You can fly direct into Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Fly into one city and back from another. There are lots local airlines offering domestic flights all over the region.