£1399pp – Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia: 14-nt private tour
Highlights include the River Kwai, the Angkor Wat temple complex and Halong Bay
Southeast Asia is a region of "lush landscapes, urban jungles, blissful beaches, brooding volcanoes, ancient temples, modernist architecture [and] creative cuisine", says Lonely Planet. For £1399 per person, this exclusive private tour from Citrus Holidays takes you to the top sights of three countries.
- All flights
- All private transport, except where stated, and English-speaking guides for the transfers and tours
- Three nights at the Well Hotel Bangkok
- Three nights at the Sokharoth Hotel, Siem Reap
- One night at the Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel, Phnom Penh
- Two nights at the Millennium Boutique Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
- One night at the May de Ville Old Quarter Hotel, Hanoi
- Overnight Halong Bay cruise with a cookery demonstration and a bottle of wine, per room
- Three further nights at the May De Ville Old Quarter Hotel, Hanoi
- A free massage at SF Spa
- Daily breakfast
- Daily guided excursions
Depart from London Gatwick or Heathrow on select dates February-March. Additional travel dates are available from £1499 per person.
Fly from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle from £1498 per person, or from Dublin from £1598 per person.
You'll start your trip with three nights in Bangkok, where you'll have a guided tour of the Grand Palace and visit the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew. You'll also take a ride on the "Death Railway", which connects Thailand with Myanmar, and crosses the River Kwai. A Thai lunch is included.
Next, you'll fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia. You'll have a traditional Khmer dinner on arrival, and the following day you'll visit "the single most amazing sight in the world" (Lonely Planet), Angkor Wat, a temple complex dating from the 12th century. You'll take a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake and down the Mekong River** to reach Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh, where you'll stay in a hotel with a rooftop pool.
You will then head to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where you'll get a guided city tour, as well as a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of underground passages used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
Next you'll fly to Hanoi and stay the night, before taking an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, with all meals and a bottle of wine included. During the cruise, you'll visit some of the bay's caves and have a chance to fish, and there will also be a party on the deck at sunset.
After disembarking, you'll spend a further three nights in Hanoi, during which time you'll take a guided walking tour and see a traditional water-puppet show.
- Add four nights in Hoi An at the Little Hoi An Beach Boutique Hotel & Spa, with Vietnam Airlines flights, private transfers and daily breakfast, for £299 per person
- A 13-night version of this trip is available for solo travellers on select dates for £1499, including shared transport, private accommodation and a Halong Bay day cruise
Transfers & luggage
All private transfers and a 20kg checked-luggage allowance are included.
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