Holiday Tours to China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

Meet our experts:

Mark Lee

Mark Lee
 

Sililak Sourignavon

Sililak Sourignavon

 

Anna Wachowiak

Anna Wachowiak

Mark is Chinese/Vietnamese and born in Danang Vietnam, near Hoi An and has been in Australia since he was five. He has been stung by the travel bug quite severely and cannot get enough treading the global path. He has visited nearly all of our destinations except for Borneo which is next on the itinerary. Mark is a qualified Landscape Designer and Horticulturalist and always makes a point of visiting the gorgeous parks and gardens wherever he travels to and counts Japan as having some of the world's best gardens. If he's not getting upclose and personal with plants around Asia, you will find him searching for the best places to eat and drink - life at it's best - Great food and beautiful gardens.

 

Sil’s story is a remarkable one; she was born in Laos, grew up in Thailand, and her grandparents are Vietnamese! Thus, there is no one better placed to organise our special group departures to these countries! She has also travelled to these three destinations on many occasions, and gone further afield to explore China. Sil’s favourite destinations in Asia to date are Hoi An, Vietnam, the Plain of Jars, Laos, and Krabi, Thailand. She has worked in the travel industry for more than a dozen years. Her combination of industry experience, first-hand knowledge of our region, and passion for travel and Southeast Asian cultures have all been put into constant use in her daily work with us.

 

Anna was born in Poland. As far as she can remember, travel was always her passion. She extensively travelled through Europe and the Mediterranean and after finishing her Masters in Banking, decided that it is not a Bank but a Travel Agency that she will work for. This was more than a decade ago and since then she was involved in organising group travel for up to 350 passengers! Six years ago Anna decided that Europe is too small for her healthy travel appetite and moved out to Australia. She now admits that this has been the best decision as she is now so close to Asia! Until now Anna has visited most of our destination and developed a true passion for Asian culture, the people and the cuisine!

 

School Group to Laos

 

School Group to Laos

 

School Group to Laos

We organise more than Small Group Journeys and independent holidays at Travel Indochina; do you have a club, school or special interest group you would like to bring to Asia? We can handle the special requirements of your particular group or incentive, no matter how big or small. Please have a look at our example itineraries of what we are able to offer in terms of a completely tailored journey for any group of people. We’ve sent all kinds of groups to Asia from Vietnam Veterans groups, incentive group/s, conference group/s, photography groups, cooking groups, cycling groups, shopping groups, indulgence groups, and luxury groups.

Ask our travellers and contact us if you want to talk to us about your ideas. We will be happy to help you!

“You have done it again....designed such a fantastic trip and made 15 people sooo happy!”
“We have had a wonderful time at every place with terrific guides and 2 sensational bus drivers from Madurai to the end in Bangles Galore!“
“The south is so beautiful and we saw it’s great diversity from the high stations to the back waters and the beaches...washed with all the colours of India and the charm of the people. And most importantly without a hitch ...never a single thing to go wrong ...all our group were so impressed with the organisation and the quality of the trip ...hotels, tours, guides...how much we saw and packed into a day...and towards the end, "where is the next trip to?" was the question...we’re saying it doesn’t matter where as long as it is with Travel Indochina!”

Example itineraries:

CYCLING IN CAMBODIA (18 PAX)  - One-off itinerary created by Travel Indochina's Cambodia team

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Saigon and enjoy a welome dinner with your guides and tour leader (Overnight Saigon)
  • Day 2 – Saigon touring (Overnight Saign)
  • Day 3 – Saigon to Can Tho, with cycling on backroads (Overnight Can Tho)
  • Day 4 – Can Tho to Kep, some cycling in Vietnam, cross border, cycle to Kep, have a look around Kep (Overnight Kep)
  • Day 5 – Morning cycle to Kampot, 4WD up Bokor Mountain downhill cycle to come back down (Overnight Kampot)
  • Day 6 – Kampot to Sihanoukville, cycle some good bits but not all, the road can be very busy in parts (Overnight Sihanoukville)
  • Day 7 – Relaxation day in Sihanoukville or cycle to a remote beach (Overnight Sihanoukville)
  • Day 8 – Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh. Drive most, cycle some scenic areas, long trip (Overnight PNH)
  • Day 9 – PNH touring (Overnight PNH)
  • Day 10 – Drive PNH – REP, some cycling through scenic areas, mostly drive (Overnight REP)
  • Day 11 – Cycle touring to main temples but emphasis on seeing something different.  Dawn at Angkor, explore Angkor.  Cycle through the south gate of Angkor Thom then out to the Eastern Gate which is in good condition but rarely visited. Cycle back past Terrace of Elephants to some of the small temples in Angkor Thom that are more hidden away (Preah Palilay) then finish at Bayon.  After lunch, Ta Prohm and Prasat Kravan (Overnight REP)
  • Day 12 – Cycle to Chhong Knneas, do boat trip on Tonle Sap with a second boat carrying bikes, stay on boat and cruise to Kampong Phhluk (1.5 – 2 hours: stilt houses/flooded forest – wet season only) cycle back through beautiful rural scenery and past Roulos Group of temples (Overnight REP)
  • Day 13 – Boeng Mealea, Banteay Srei. Do a mix of cycling and vehicle transport, cycle on quieter roads going out and between Boeng Mealea and Banteay Srei on the way back . Celebrate your unique journey at a farewell dinner.  (Overnight REP)
  • Day 14 – Depart Siem Reap

INDIA CONFERENCE (150 PAX)

  • Day 1 - Arrive late in Delhi and transfer to The Hyatt Regency.  There will be a traditional welcome at the hotel with Garlands, aarti and tikka ceremony.  Check-in to your hotel and have a light supper and drink at the Polo Lounge or enjoy a good rest. 
  • Day 2 - After breakfast, head out to see India Gate followed by a tour of Old Delhi, visiting The Jama Mosque and The Red Fort.  Enjoy an exhilarating rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Old Delhi.  After lunch, you have the option of doing some shopping or heading back to your hotel for some free time.  This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel’s banquet hall. 
  • Day 3 - Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day conference in the ballroom from 0900 - 1800 hours.  A standing buffet lunch as well as 2 sessions of tea / coffee / light snacks will be served today.  For those not attending the conference enjoy a cooking class.          
  • Day 4 - Early this morning transfer to the new railway station for an express train to Agra (departs 0610   hours).  A packed breakfast from the hotel will be organised for you including a pastry, biscuits, fruit, browny and boiled egg.)  Breakfast is also served on the train and tea and coffee will be available.  Arrive in Agra and proceed to visit the magnificent Red Fort of Agra.  Afterwards, proceed to the world’s greatest monument built for love – the magnificent Taj Mahal.  Head to your hotel where a stand-up lunch will be served while your bags are delivered to your room.  Enjoy some rest before heading out to Taj Khema - a small hill overlooking The Taj Mahal, for sunset drinks followed by a gala dinner where the company’s achievers will be recognised at a Grand Awards Ceremony.  (BBQ dinner catered by Mughal Sheraton’s Peshawri Restaurant.)                    
  • Day 5 - Enjoy a small sleep-in and a leisurely breakfast this morning.  Check out of the hotel and depart for Jaipur at approximately 9.00 am.  Stop for lunch along the way at Ummed Lake Resort as well as the desserted city of Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Jaipur.  Have some free time before heading out for dinner.
  • Day 6 - Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day conference in the ballroom 0900 - 1800 hours.  A standing buffet lunch as well as 2 sessions of tea / coffee / light snacks will be served today.  For those not attending the conference, purchase some gifts on a private shopping tour of Jaipur. This evening, enjoy a very special evening at Dera Amber (Kukas Farm), with elephant polo riding and barbeque dinner.
    Elephant Polo: Get astride an elephant like a Maharaja and play a game so royal, the start of which is celebrated by a royal military brass band. While the pounding of nagadas (huge Indian drums) heralds your arrival, you are welcomed warmly by tableaux of camels, elephants and ladies in traditional attire. After the final chukka, folk artistes regale you with music as a lavish spread of food brings down the curtains on this royal event.                   
  • Day 7 - After breakfast, visit the Amber Fort followed by some time for market shopping.  Have some free time for lunch and in the evening, enjoy a lavish farewell dinner with a grand royal theme at The City Palace.  Pre-dinner drinks will be served on the magnificent Sukh Niwas Terrace, off the drawing room of the His Highness, the Maharaja of Jaipur.  During the evening, there will be 3 cultural dance performances as well as a recital of the sita and the tabla.  Dinner will be on the lawns in front of The Chandra Mahal Terrace.  If the royal family is in attendance, they may even join the guests during the evening.  You will receive a grand royal welcome with elephants, camels, horses, a traditional welcome by Rajasthani dancers, the illumination of the palace and champagne on arrival.  Fireworks will conclude an amazing week in Rajasthan. 
  • Day 8 - After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some free time before beginning the tuk tuk rally (details to come.)  Enjoy a high tea at the hotel before driving back to Delhi. 

For some tips on group travel, please have a look at the article ‘Don't myth out’ by Kerry van der Jagt.