Start in the French colonial city of Hanoi with its ancient temples and elegant boulevards, then head to Halong Bay and its iconic limestone pinnacles.
Fly south to Hue to explore the Imperial Citadel and the tombs of Tu Doc on the banks of the Perfume River, then drive across the ‘Pass of Clouds’ to the lively coastal port of Hoi An where spice, silk and tea have been traded for centuries.
A wellearned rest at the very exclusive Six Senses Hideaway at Ninh Van Bay is next on the agenda, before the final leg of the journey takes you south to sample the cosmopolitan delights of Saigon.
However, it may be the everyday scenes common to Indocina as a whole that will leave the most lasting impression. Acres of emerald green paddy fields, vibrant markets selling everything from brightly coloured silks to the signature cone-shaped bamboo hats, whole families balanced precariously on bicycles and narrow streets romantically lit by hanging lanterns at night…
All suffused with a cultural integrity and real hospitality that is wonderfully refreshing.
Costs for a 15-day round trip from London, to include Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ninh Van Bay and Saigon, start at £3,871 per person.
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