Tours in Indochina
Indochina is a peninsula in Southeast Asia consisting of captivating countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Burma. Along with the desirable climate, Indochina has a fascinating history, in 1887 the French formed colonies in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos taking all power, however in 1940 the French struggled to control these areas and wars began for independence, eventually this was established and the French evacuated Vietnam in 1954. Now, Indochina is a popular travellers destination bursting with interesting culture, delicious spicy food, enchanted wildlife and an abundance of charming rainforests and green landscapes ready to explore.View all holidays to Indochina
Thailand, Asia’s outstanding landmark adored by travellers, offers visitors compelling history and culture and wonderful wildlife, along with being renowned for having a friendly, hospitable atmosphere. A legendary highlight of the country is Chiang Rai, a peaceful northern mountainous city home to the White Temple, a breathtaking monument situated in idyllic, still waters reflecting the structures beautiful pinnacle roofs, for visitors it is a tranquil must-see attraction - Titan’s Hidden Treasures of the Mekong tour includes this visit. With over 5,000 miles of coastline, there are plenty of vibrant attractions including hill tribe villages, colourful, floating markets, national parks and the famous Emerald Buddha Temple.
Ancient temples are renowned in the enchanted destination of Cambodia with the Angkor Wat temple - the world’s largest religious monument built by King Suryavarman II in the 12th century and Cambodia’s most cherished symbol - being the most famously known, however this isn’t the only ancient architecture admired by both locals and tourists. Cambodia boasts the impressive Bayon Temple enriched with carvings of enigmatic human faces, and the Ta Prohm temple - highlighted for its structure being uniquely wrapped in meandering roots of figs and silk cotton trees. Along with ancient architecture, Cambodia is a place of true beauty with its bustling cities and rural areas of sweet sugar palms and scenic rice paddies, and tropical paradise-themed islands offering magnificent views of the crystal clear waters and white sanded beaches and wondrous wildlife.
Vietnam exudes a unique history, with its fascinating heritage, mouthwatering cuisine and colourful atmosphere charming travellers for centuries. Having fought a number of wars, this strong country has many monuments reflecting their testing times including the Cao Dai temple - where the famous underground tunnel system was built in the 1940s to guard guerrillas from the French but also served well as the base for the Viet Cong during the American war. Beautiful bays around Vietnam’s land are a delightful aspect of the destination; the Halong Bay is the most famous, with its idyllic, emerald waters exhibiting breathtaking views of enchanted rainforests, towering limestone islands and dominant mountains.
Laos, another beautiful place in Indochina with an enriching history, hosts admirable, ancient architecture, tribal villages and extraordinary religious buildings. In northern Laos, Luang Prabang’s enchanted golden temples light up the surrounding area with its bright, beautiful colour, peaceful atmosphere and fascinating architecture. Laos also boasts glistening green landscapes, so it’s the perfect place for trekking to view the spectacular, natural sights on offer here as well as catching a glimpse of the rare wildlife hidden in these forests.
Natural beauty is the perfect word to use when describing the up-and-coming destination of Burma, a place packed with culture, spirituality, and beautiful architecture of golden pagodas. The royal city of Mandalay - the second largest city in Burma - has an astonishing skyline of 3,000 temples, large lanes packed with bicycles and motorbikes, impressive tea houses and the beautiful Inle Lake - 13.5 miles long - incredible destination views, floating gardens, Buddhist temples and idyllic fishing boats - along with being a place of culture with around half of Burma’s monks residing here.