BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769VIETNAM111Reunification Express (Hanoi to Saigon) 11 daysThe best of Vietnam on a fascinating and unforgettable train journey.Visit the best of Vietnam in just eleven days. Travelling aboard the famous Reunification Express train almost the whole way - a fascinating and unforgettable vantage to watch the landscape unfold in this beautiful country. Enjoy a cruise on the Perfume River and relax on the beaches of Nha Trang.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy.Transport: Bicycle, Boat, Bus.Accommodation: 3 nights sleeper train, 7 nights hotel.Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch.Start Day: Sunday End Day: WednesdayTour code: GTREStart FinishTrip departs every Monday.See our website for detailsItineraryDay 1-2 / Hanoi You can arrive in Hanoi at any time on Day 1, as no activities are planned. The next morning we enjoy a half-day tour of the city's major attractions. The remainder of the day is free for further exploration, before we board the overnight train for Hue.Day 3 / Hue In our own time, we can wander through the city's massive citadel and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City, before heading into the surrounding countryside on bikes and exploring the tombs of Vietnam's last emperors.Day 4-5 / Hoi An We discover the charms of Hoi An - the old town's narrow streets still retain remnants of Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese influence. There is a great beach not far from town and, a bit further on, the world-famous China Beach and Marble Mountain.Day 6-8 / Nha Trang We take a day cruise on the crystal clear waters that surround Nha Trang's offshore islands before tucking into a delicious seafood lunch. There's plenty of time to enjoy some swimming, snorkelling and basking on the beach.Day 9-11 / Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels Our hotel is in the heart of town, convenient for sightseeing, shopping and dining. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels offers us a fascinating insight into the war history of Vietnam, before we return to Saigon. Our tour ends on Day 11 after breakfast.
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website112LAOS / CAMBODIAItineraryLands of the Mekong 14 days The Indochina experience following the mighty Mekong River.Remote Laos has an appeal few countries can match, and remains little-visited. This trip uncovers Laos and the magnitude of Cambodia's awe-inspiring Angkor Wat complex, which is unrivalled in South East Asia. A highlight of the trip is a visit to a Laos hilltribe where you'll gain an insight into the villagers' lives. Now is the time to visit these two nations!Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1 / Overnight flights to Chiang Rai via Bangkok; transfer to Chiang Khong.Day 2-3 / Mekong River Boarding a riverboat you journey along the Mekong River, pausing to explore the remarkable Pak Ou Caves.Day 4 / Luang Prabang Arriving in Luang Prabang, discover temples and palaces adorned with golden spires and visit the most beautiful, Wat Xieng Thong.Day 5-6 / Hiltribe stay To gain an insight into the lives of the tribal people you'll take a hike into the countryside to explore some of the hilltribe villages and swim in waterfalls.Day 7-8 / Vientiane Fly to Vientiane, the quiet capital of Laos, where you'll explore temples and markets.Day 9-10 / Phnom Penh Flying into Phnom Penh, there's plenty of time to see the main sights including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the Killing Fields.Day 11 / Siem Reap Drive to Siem Reap, ready to explore Angkor Wat.Day 12-13 / Angkor Wat Of course the climax of your trip is a comprehensive visit to the atmospheric temples, giant carved faces and intricate towers of Angkor Wat - one of the world's greatest ancient wonders. You'll visit at sunset to enhance the beauty of location.Day 14 / Tour ends, fly to Bangkok.Essentials: The heat and humidity in summer make the walks tiring but anyone in good health should be able to take part.Transport: Minibus, local riverboat, on foot, domestic flight, cyclo (cycle rickshaw).Accommodation: Hotels (11nts), village house (1nt, multi-share), guesthouse (1nt).Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner.Tour code: TCLCStart FinishStart Finish201116-Jan 29-Jan 10-Apr 23-Apr 25-Sep 08-Oct 06-Nov 19-Nov 13-Nov 26-Nov 20-Dec 02-Jan 201215-Jan 28-Jan 01-Apr 14-Apr 23-Sep 06-Oct 04-Nov 17-Nov 11-Nov 24-Nov 18-Dec 31-Dec Do something special! Why not spend a few extra days in Bangkok OR simply add on one of our Thailand trips!